Metal Coat

The Metal Coat (Japanese: メタルコート Metal Coat) is a type of held item introduced in Generation II. It allows Onix and Scyther to evolve into Steelix and Scizor, respectively, and also increases the power of the holder's Steel-type moves.

Metal Coat
メタルコート
Metal Coat
Bag Metal Coat Sprite.png
Metal Coat
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
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Fling
Power 30

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BW
XYORAS
BDSP
N/A $50
B2W2 $20000 $50
SMUSUM N/A $1,000
SwSh $3,000 $1,000
LA $8,000 $500
SV $3,000 $750

Effect

Held item

In battle
Generations II and III

Increases the power of Steel-type moves used by the holder by 10%.

Generation IV onward

Increases the power of Steel-type moves used by the holder by 20%.

Outside battles

Causes Onix to evolve into Steelix when traded while holding it; causes Scyther to evolve into Scizor when traded while holding it. This consumes the Metal Coat. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, due to the absence of held items, the Metal Coat simply needs to be used on Onix or Scyther to trigger the evolution, though the item is still consumed.

Description

Games Description
GSC Powers up steel-type moves. (HOLD)
RSEColoXD A hold item that raises the power of Steel-type moves.
FRLG An item to be held by a Pokémon. A special metallic film that boosts the power of Steel-type moves.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a special metallic film that ups the power of Steel-type moves.
XYORAS An item to be held by a Pokémon. It is a special metallic film that can boost the power of Steel-type moves.
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a special metallic film that can boost the power of Steel-type moves.
LA A special metallic coating that is simultaneously strong and flexible. It's loved by certain Pokémon.
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a special metallic coating that boosts the power of the holder's Steel-type moves.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC S.S. Aqua, Kanto Power Plant (held by in-game trade Magneton)C Held by wild Magnemite (2% chance)
RSE Held by wild Magnemite and wild Magneton (5% chance each)
Colo Held by Shadow Metagross
XD Held by Shadow Magneton
FRLG Memorial Pillar, Trainer Tower (prize for defeating Knockout Mode)
DPPt Iron Island (from Byron), Iron RuinsPt Held by wild Magnemite, wild MagnetonPt, wild Steelix, wild Beldum, wild Bronzor, and wild Bronzong (5% chance each)
HGSS S.S. Aqua, Kanto Power Plant (held by in-game trade Magneton) Pokéathlon Dome (2500 Pts.)TuFrSa
Held by wild Magnemite, wild Magneton, wild Steelix, wild Beldum, wild Metang, wild Bronzor, and wild Bronzong (5% chance each)
BW Twist Mountain Route 13 (treasure hunter)
Held by wild Magnemite, wild Metang, wild Metagross, and wild Bronzong (5% chance each)
B2W2 Chargestone Cave, Clay Tunnel Join Avenue (Antique Shop), Black City (Store 2)
Held by wild Magnemite, wild Magneton, wild Metang, wild Metagross, wild Bronzor, wild Bronzong, and wild Magnezone (5% chance each)
DW* Rugged Mountain
XY Poké Ball Factory Held by wild Magneton, wild Metang, and wild Bronzong (5% chance each)
ORAS New Mauville Held by wild Magnemite, wild Skarmory, and wild Bronzor (5% chance each)
PMC* Balloon Popping (Lv. 1)
SMUSUM Poni GauntletUSUM Held by wild Magnemite, wild Skarmory, and wild Beldum (5% chance each)
SwSh Stow-on-Side Bridge Field (Digging Duo)
Stow-on-Side (bargain shop)
Held by wild Steelix, wild Bronzor, and wild Bronzong (5% chance each)
SwShIA Challenge Road Cram-o-matic (Steel: 62-70 points)
Held by wild Magnemite and wild Magneton (5% chance each)
SwShCT Hidden recurring item (Giant's Bed)
Held by wild Beldum, wild Metang, and wild Metagross (5% chance each)
BDSP Iron Island (from Byron) Held by wild Magnemite, wild Steelix, wild Skarmory, wild Beldum, wild Bronzor, and wild Bronzong (5% chance each)
LA Trading post (1,000 MP)
Ginkgo Guild cart (randomly sold by Ginter, as "Metallic Spread")
Space-time distortions
SV Delibird Presents (Levincia Branch), Porto Marinada auction
SVID Item Printer

Distribution

As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
DP PalCity Lucario Japanese Various
BW Trade for Evolution! Scyther Japanese October 10 to November 28, 2010

Gallery

Artwork

 
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

Sprites

 
Bag sprite from
Legends: Arceus

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Metal Coat appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
MDRB 3000  1 
MDTDS 1000  1 

Effect

If the player offers both a Link Cable and Metal Coat at Luminous Cave or Luminous Spring, Onix or Scyther can be evolved into Steelix or Scizor, respectively. This consumes the Link Cable and Metal Coat.

If thrown, it will deal 1 damage (2 if sticky). Using this item in a dungeon will consume it, with no effect.

Description

Games Description
MDRB It enables a certain kind of Pokémon to evolve. Give it to the Pokémon when it's ready to evolve.
MDTDS A mysterious substance full of a special filmy metal. It allows certain kinds of Pokémon to evolve.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDRB Southern Cavern (49-50F)
MDTDS Treasure Boxes, Job requests (★3-★9)
Mystifying Forest (Kecleon Shop: 5F, 7F, 9F, 11F, 13F), Lake Afar (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F, B21F, B23F), Midnight Forest (Kecleon Shop: B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F, B21F, B23F)

Appearance

   
Sprite from
Red Rescue Team and
Blue Rescue Team
Sprite from
Explorers of Time,
Darkness
, and Sky

Pokémon Conquest

In Pokémon Conquest, Onix or Scyther evolves into Steelix or Scizor, respectively, if it knocks out a Warrior's Pokémon in a manner that allows recruitment while its own Warrior is equipped with a Metal Coat. The Metal Coat also increases the Attack of Steel-type Pokémon by one stage.

Metal Coat can be purchased from the traveling merchant for 5000 gold, and sold for 2500-3250 gold.

Description

Games Description
Conq. Enables certain Pokémon to evolve. Improves Steel-type attacks.

Pokémon GO

 
Metal Coat in Pokémon GO

The Metal Coat was added to Pokémon GO on February 16, 2017. The Metal Coat is required to evolve certain Pokémon in Pokémon GO:

Description

Games Description
GO A coating that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is a special metallic film.

Acquisition

Starting at level 10, Metal Coats can be rarely obtained from

While normally rare, from March 21, 2017, onward, the player is guaranteed to find an Evolution item when obtaining the bonus for spinning a Photo Disc for the seventh day in a row.

Additionally, the player receives a Metal Coat from these Special Research tasks:

  • "A Ripple in Time" (Part 4)
  • "Let's GO, Meltan" (Part 6)

Pokémon Sleep

 
Metal Coat in Pokémon Sleep

The Metal Coat is available in Pokémon Sleep.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
Sleep  1,400 N/A

Effect

The Metal Coat is required to evolve certain Pokémon in Pokémon Sleep. It is consumed upon use.

Description

Games Description
Sleep A metallic coating that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is made of a special metal.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
Sleep Sleep Point Exchange (Regular)

In the anime

 
A Metal Coat in the anime

In Searching for Chivalry!, Wikstrom gave Goh's Scyther a Metal Coat, which was used to evolve it into Scizor by transferring it through a trade machine while holding it.

In the manga

 
A Metal Coat in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Vexing Vespiquen & Unmanageable Mothim II, Diamond found a Metal Coat in Byron's vacation home on Iron Island and subsequently gave it to his Shieldon to hold.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 金屬膜 Gāmsuhk Mohk *
金屬塗層 Gāmsuhk Tòuhchàhng *
強力鋼衣 Kèuhnglihk Gongyī *
Mandarin 金屬膜 / 金属膜 Jīnshǔ Mó *
金屬塗層 Jīnshǔ Túcéng *
  Finnish Metallitakki
  French Peau Métal
  German Metallmantel
  Italian Metalcoperta*
Metalcopertura*
  Korean 금속코트 Geumsok Coat
  Polish Metalowy Płaszcz
  Brazilian Portuguese Revestimento Metálico
  Spanish Rev. Metálico*
Rev.Metálico*
Revest. Metálico*
  Thai ฟิล์มโลหะ Fim Loha
  Vietnamese Lớp phủ kim loại

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