Metal Sound (move)

Metal Sound
きんぞくおん Metal Sound
Metal Sound VIII.png
Metal Sound VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Metal Sound (Japanese: きんぞくおん Metal Sound) is a non-damaging Steel-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Metal Sound lowers the target's Special Defense stat by two stages. Pokémon with the Ability Soundproof are not affected by this move.

Metal Sound will become a Water-type move when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns.

If the user is holding a Throat Spray, the item will be consumed and the user's Special Attack stat will raise by one stage.

Metal Sound can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Metal Claw to give extra four appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Steelium Z into Z-Metal Sound, the user's Special Attack stat rises by one stage, and can be used regardless of whether the user is affected by Throat Chop or not.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Emits a horrible screech that sharply lowers Sp. Def.
FRLG A horrible metallic screech is used to sharply lower the foe's Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSSPBR A horrible sound like scraping metal is emitted to sharply reduce the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 A horrible sound like scraping metal harshly reduces the target's Sp. Def stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
A horrible sound like scraping metal harshly lowers the target's Sp. Def stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field 40SwSh
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1BW
29B2W2
29XY
25ORAS
25 40
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1BW
29B2W2
29XY
25ORAS
25 46
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 43 41 41 41 41 55
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 46 45 45 45 45 63
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 45 33DP
31PtHGSS
31 31XY
42ORAS
42 40
304   Aron
 
 
Monster Monster 39 36 36BW
32B2W2
32XY
31ORAS
31 33
305   Lairon
 
 
Monster Monster 45 40 40BW
34B2W2
34XY
31ORAS
31 35
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster 50 40 40BW
34B2W2
34XY
31ORAS
31 35
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster 10 10 10 10 10BDSP
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10BDSP
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 29 29 29 29 29BDSP
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral 31B2W2 31 31 40
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral 31B2W2 31 31 44
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 24 24 24 24 28
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1BW
29B2W2
29XY
25ORAS
25 46
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 25 25 25 25 48
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral 45 45 45 16SwSh
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral 48 48 48 16SwSh
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral 48 48 48 16SwSh
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 20SwSh
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 38 38 38 30SwSh
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 38 38 38 30SwSh
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug 66 1, 66 1, 56 40SwSh
649   Genesect
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 33 33 33 35SwSh
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral 8 8 16SwSh
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral 8 8 16SwSh
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1SwSh
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral 12 12 20SwSh
772   Type: Null
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 45 20SwSh
773   Silvally
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 45 20SwSh
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18 48SwSh
791   Solgaleo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 13 14SwSh
797   Celesteela
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 23 45SwSh
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying 1SwSh
863   Perrserker
  Field Field 48SwSh
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon 18SwSh
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
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field SwSh
529   Drilbur
  Field Field SwSh
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral
848   Toxel
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
145   Zapdos
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
529   Drilbur
  Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
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 Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Metal Sound is a move with 17PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front of them, cutting corners, and lowers their Sp. Def by three stages. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Reduces the target's Special Defense by three levels.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Special Defense by 3 levels.
BSL てきポケモンの とくぼうを 3だんかいさげる
MDGtI It sharply lowers the enemy's Special Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It sharply lowers the enemy's Sp. Def.


In the anime

       
Magneton Aggron Bisharp Mega Lucario
The user emits a horrible sound like scraping metal to make the target more vulnerable to special attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Aggron The two horns on Aggron's horns start to glow white and vibrate, causing a loud ringing sound to be released. The horns then release light blue sound waves from them at the opponent, making them more vulnerable to special attacks. Any Pokémon nearby also hear a loud ringing sound.
Paul's Aggron Familiarity Breeds Strategy! Debut
  Bisharp Bisharp's arm blades become metallic before rubbing its arms together to send silver-colored sound waves at the opponent, forcing them to hold their ears in pain; or, Bisharp extends its arms outwards, then slams its arms together, and silver-colored sound waves spread out towards the opponent, who finds the sound to be unbearable.
Georgia's Bisharp Search for the Clubultimate! None
Bryony's Bisharp Meeting at Terminus Cave! None
  Magneton Magneton's body glows light blue and it emits silver-colored sound waves that spread out towards the opponent, forcing the opponent to hold their ears in pain.
Clemont's Magneton Clemont's Got a Secret! None
  Lucario Lucario puts the spikes on its paws together, causing white sound waves accompanied by a sound like scraping metal to emit from the tips and spread towards the target, making them cover their ears in pain. Lucario also growls in unison with the ringing.
Korrina's Lucario The Cave of Trials! None
  Lucario Mega Lucario puts the spikes on its paws together, causing white sound waves accompanied by a high-pitched buzzing sound to emit from the tips and spread towards the target, making them cover their ears in pain.
Korrina's Lucario Showdown at the Shalour Gym! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 金屬音 Gāmsuhk Yām
Mandarin 金屬音 / 金属音 Jīnshǔ Yīn
  Czech Kovový zvuk
  Dutch Metaalklank
  French Strido-Son
  German Metallsound
  Greek Μεταλλικός Ήχος
  Indonesian Besi Berderit
  Italian Ferrostrido
  Korean 금속음 Geumsok Eum
  Polish Dźwięk Metalu
Portuguese   Brazil Som de Metal (Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, manga)
Som Metálico
  Portugal Som Metálico
  Russian Звук металла Zvuk metalla
  Serbian Metalni Zvuk
Spanish   Latin America Eco Metálico (DP186)
Sonido Metálico (BW071)
  Spain Eco Metálico
  Vietnamese Âm Thanh Kim Loại



Variations of the move Screech
  ScreechMetal Sound
Formerly a variation
  Cotton Spore


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