Metal Burst (move)

Metal Burst
メタルバースト Metal Burst
Metal Burst VIII.png
Metal Burst VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Metal Burst (Japanese: メタルバースト Metal Burst) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Metal Burst returns 1.5 times the damage dealt by the foe's last attack. Unlike Counter or Mirror Coat, Metal Burst does not require specifically physical or special damage sources and Metal Burst does not have decreased priority; if the user acts before it is hit by an opponent's damaging move, Metal Burst will fail. The move also fails if the user's substitute is hit instead. In battles involving multiple Pokémon, Metal Burst will hit the last opponent that dealt damage to the user, even if that opponent is not adjacent to the user; Metal Burst cannot affect allied Pokémon.

Metal Burst can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if any of the moves Encore, Taunt or Torment was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user retaliates against the foe that last inflicted damage on it with much greater power.
BWB2W2
XY
The user retaliates with much greater power against the target that last inflicted damage on it.
ORAS The user retaliates with much greater power against the opponent that last inflicted damage on it.
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user retaliates with much greater force against the opponent that last inflicted damage on it.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1 1
304   Aron
 
 
Monster Monster 46 53BW
50B2W2
50XY
49ORAS
49 60
305   Lairon
 
 
Monster Monster 56 67BW
62B2W2
62XY
55ORAS
55 76
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster 65 82BW
74B2W2
74XY
63ORAS
63 88
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster 37 37 37 37
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster 43 43 43 43
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 1
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 24HGSS 24 24 24 64
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug 52
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 67 1, 67 1, 55 35
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 49
863   Perrserker
  Field Field 1
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon 60
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Metal Burst is a non-damaging move with 16PP. The user will give itself Metal Burst status condition for 8-11 turns, causing adjacent attacks be reflected back at adjacent enemies for half the damage. Being a non-damaging move, it is affected by Taunt.

In Gates to Infinity onwards, the user will reflect 3/4 of the move's damage back at the attacker. The status now lasts 6 turns.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Gives the Pokémon that uses this move the Metal Burst status, which enables the Pokémon to counter damage from moves and regular attacks, inflicting half the damage on all surrounding enemies.
BSL じぶんを メタルバーストじょうたいにかえる てきからうけた わざや こうげきの はんぶんのダメージを まわりの てきポケモンに あたえる
MDGtI You'll get the Metal Burst status, which enables you to counter when you take damage.
SMD You'll get the Metal Burst status condition, which enables you to counter when you take damage from moves.
MDRTDX You'll get the Metal Burst condition, which enables you to counter when you take damage from moves.


In the anime

       
Bastiodon Metal Burst thrown Hitting the opponent
The user creates a ball of energy that absorbs the opponent's attack before firing it back
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Bastiodon Bastiodon's body glows metallic as an opponent attacks it and it opens its mouth, forming a white ball in front of its mouth. The ball absorbs the attack and Bastiodon fires the white ball at the opponent.
Byron's Bastiodon Dealing With Defensive Types! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 金屬爆炸 Gāmsuhk Baauja *
合金爆裂 Hahpgām Baauliht *
Mandarin 金屬爆炸 / 金属爆炸 Jīnshǔ Bàozhà *
合金爆裂 Héjīn Bàoliè *
  Dutch Metaalbarst
  French Fulmifer
  German Metallstoß
  Greek Μεταλλική Έκρηξη Métallo Ékrixi
  Hindi मेटल का धमाका Metal Ka Dhamaka
  Italian Metalscoppio
  Korean 메탈버스트 Metal Burst
  Polish Metaliczny Wybuch
Portuguese   Brazil Explosão de Metal
Explosão Metálica (manga)
  Portugal Explosão Metálica
Jorro Metálico
  Romanian Explozia Metalică
  Russian Взрыв Металла Vzryv Metalla
  Serbian Metalni Prasak
Spanish   Latin America Explosión de Metal (anime)
  Spain Represión Metal*
Repr. Metal*
  Vietnamese Kim Loại Công Phá



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