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#376: Metagross Metagross
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Metang (disambiguation).
Metang
Iron Claw Pokémon
メタング
Metang
#375
Metang



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Clear Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Light Metal
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
10280 - 10536 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Metang
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
446.4 lbs. 202.5 kg
Metang
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
153
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
147
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Metang
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F375.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
External Links

Metang (Japanese: メタング Metang) is a dual-type Steel/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Beldum starting at level 20 and evolves into Metagross starting at level 45.

Contents

Biology

Metang is a robotic Pokémon with teal, metallic skin. It has a disc-shaped body with a pair of flat, gray spikes on either side toward the rear. A jet cannot scratch Metang due to its strong body. There is a gray spike in the middle of its face, similar to a nose. A pair of red eyes reside in two holes in its metallic skin. While it appears to lack legs, it has a pair of thick arms with three claws on the ends. The arms are considerably thicker below the elbow and have a flat, blunt protrusion extending over the joint. It is able to rotate its arms backwards in order to travel at speeds over 60 mph (100 km/h), and its claws are able to rip through steel.

Metang is formed when two Beldum fuse together. A magnetic nervous system joins the brains of these two Pokémon. This linkage allows Metang to generate a strong, psychokinetic power, though it does not increase its intellect. This Pokémon's high intelligence and strong magnetic field are other sources of powerful psychic energy. In addition to generating psychic power, its magnetism allows Metang to hover in midair. This Pokémon lives on rough terrains. It pursues Nosepass, loving its magnetic minerals.

In the anime

Metang in the anime

Major appearances

Morrison's Metang

Metang debuted in Saved by the Beldum, after Morrison's Beldum evolved whilst battling Jump's Electabuzz. It was always seen outside its Poké Ball.

Other

In Bibarel Gnaws Best!, the head engineer used a Metang with an Aggron and Magmar to attack a Bibarel, but Bibarel dodged its attack. It was eventually defeated by a combination of Ash's Chimchar's Flamethrower, and Ash's Turtwig's and Brock's Sudowoodo's Razor Leaf attacks.

In Steeling Peace of Mind!, a Metang was affected by Team Galactic's meddling on Iron Island.

In The Synchronicity Test!, Alain used a Metang in a battle against Ash's Noivern and was able to defeat it in a close match. In Analysis Versus Passion!, it was revealed that Metang had evolved into a Metagross.

Starting in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, Sophocles used a Ride Metang for Ultra Guardians missions. In Sparking Confusion!, it battled a wild Alolan Golem.

Minor appearances

In Pillars of Friendship!, J's henchmen used multiple Metang to attack the Battle Pyramid. They were eventually defeated by Piplup's Bubble Beam.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, a Metang was on the Cianwood Greens Pokémon Baccer team with a Beldum and Metagross, which competed in the Pokémon Baccer World Cup. It reappeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG126 Metang Ash's Pokédex Metang, the Iron Claw Pokémon. Metang is the evolved form of Beldum. Its highly developed intellect and strong magnetic force allow it to create powerful psychic energy.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY116 Metang Serena's Pokédex Metang, the Iron Claw Pokémon, and the evolved form of Beldum. Metang is created from the union of two Beldum. When its two brains are joined together, its psychic power is increased.

In the manga

Metang in Ash & Pikachu

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Morrison's Metang

Similar to his anime counterpart, Morrison owns a Metang. It appeared in A Clash Of Wills!! Eternal Rivals?!, where it evolved from his Beldum.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Steven owns several Metang that first appeared in Ring Ring Goes Beldum. He uses one to help him locate and dig up rare stones in various caves. Four others were used as standing platforms for each of the Hoenn Elite Four members.

The Battle Tower rented a Metang, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII.

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

A Metang appeared in TA02.

In the TCG

Main article: Metang (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#191
Kanto
#—
Ruby When two Beldum fuse together, Metang is formed. The brains of the Beldum are joined by a magnetic nervous system. By linking its brains magnetically, this Pokémon generates strong psychokinetic power.
Sapphire When two Beldum fuse together, Metang is formed. The brains of the Beldum are joined by a magnetic nervous system. This Pokémon turns its arms to the rear for traveling at high speed.
Emerald The claws tipping its arms pack the destructive power to tear through thick iron sheets as if they were silk. It flies at over 60 miles per hour.
FireRed It floats midair using magnetism. Its body is so tough, even a crash with a jet plane won't leave a scratch.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It is formed by two Beldum joining together. Its steel body won't be scratched if it collides with a jet.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold When two Beldum fuse together, a magnetic nervous system places their brains in union.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #263
Black It is formed by two Beldum joining together. Its steel body won't be scratched if it collides with a jet.
White
Black 2 It is formed by two Beldum joining together. Its two brains are linked, amplifying its psychic power.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#200
X It is formed by two Beldum joining together. Its steel body won't be scratched if it collides with a jet.
Y It is formed by two Beldum joining together. Its two brains are linked, amplifying its psychic power.
Omega Ruby When two Beldum fuse together, Metang is formed. The brains of the Beldum are joined by a magnetic nervous system. By linking its brains magnetically, this Pokémon generates strong psychokinetic power.
Alpha Sapphire When two Beldum fuse together, Metang is formed. The brains of the Beldum are joined by a magnetic nervous system. This Pokémon turns its arms to the rear for traveling at high speed.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #215
Alola
USUM: #279
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun When two Beldum link together, their psychic power is doubled. Their intelligence, however, remains unchanged.
Moon It adores magnetic minerals, so it pursues Nosepass at speeds exceeding 60 mph.
Ultra Sun With its two brains, it fires powerful psychic energy to stop its prey in their tracks.
Ultra Moon It flies at high speeds around the skies. When it finds its prey, Metang takes a firm grip with its sharp claws and never lets go.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Beldum
Emerald
Evolve Beldum
FireRed LeafGreen
Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Beldum
Platinum
Evolve Beldum
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Giant Chasm (Crater Forest)
Black 2 White 2
Giant Chasm (Crater Forest)
Giant Chasm (Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Steel)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Beldum
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Beldum, Poké Pelago*
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Beldum
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Beldum
Trozei!
Huge Storage 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Frosty Grotto (1F-4F), Wish Cave (62F-64F), Solar Cave (8F-12F), Joyous Tower (56F-61F)
Ranger
Go-Rock Squad Base
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: World Axle - B2F
Conquest
Evolve Beldum
Rumble U
Toy Collection: A Very Chaotic Battle!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 6
Shuffle
Graucus Hall: Stage 466
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Electromagnetic Plant (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Aegislash Sea, Rowlet Sea, Zygarde Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Pokémon Festa 2005 Metang Japanese Japan 30 July 17 to August 21, 2005
RSEFRLG Pokémon Rocks America 2005 Metang English United States 30 September 17 to October 22, 2005

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Emerald* Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Black White Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
X Y Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
420
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Metang's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Tackle Metang (EX Hidden Legends 44)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS375.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani375.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Magnetic Quarry
Phrases
51%-100% HP I control magnetism to float.
26%-50% HP Umm... My health is down by half.
1%-25% HP I'm run-down... My magnetism grows fainter...
Level up Leveled up! My magnetism is amplified!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 375.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
Psychic
Field move: Tackle fm.pngTackle fm.png
(Tackle ×2)
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 62 Max. exp.: 82
Browser entry R-191
Metang charges with its rugged body. It can break a hard obstacle.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:
(present)
Steel Assist.png
Steel
Field move:
(present)
Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Steel Assist.png
Steel
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-225/N-168
It launches an iron ball to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush375Body.png Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
PCP375.png HP: ★★ Move: Bullet Punch
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Clear Body
Ability 2: Bodyguard
Ability 3: Shield
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Beldum when its Defense is 64 or higher
Evolves into Metagross when its Attack is 110 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Nobutsuna and Yoshiteru
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Steel
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT375.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Steel
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#640
Shuffle375.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Pokémon GO
GO375.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 138 Base Defense: 176
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Beldum Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Zen Headbutt, Metal Claw
Charged Attacks: Psychic, Gyro Ball, Psyshock, Frustration, Return

Evolution

374Beldum.png
Unevolved
Beldum
 Steel  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 20
375Metang.png
First evolution
Metang
 Steel  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 45
376Metagross.png
Second evolution
Metagross
 Steel  Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 375.png Spr b 3r 375.png Spr 3e 375.png Spr b 3r 375.png Spr 3r 375.png Spr b 3r 375.png
Spr 3r 375 s.png Spr b 3r 375 s.png Spr 3e 375 s.png Spr b 3r 375 s.png Spr 3r 375 s.png Spr b 3r 375 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 375.png Spr b 4d 375.png Spr 4d 375.png Spr b 4p 375.png Spr 4d 375.png Spr b 4h 375.png
Spr 4d 375 s.png Spr b 4d 375 s.png Spr 4d 375 s.png Spr b 4p 375 s.png Spr 4d 375 s.png Spr b 4p 375 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 375.png Spr b 5b 375.png Spr 5b 375.png Spr b 5b 375.png
Spr 5b 375 s.png Spr b 5b 375 s.png Spr 5b 375 s.png Spr b 5b 375 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 375.png Spr b 6x 375.png Spr 6x 375.png Spr b 6x 375.png
Spr 6x 375 s.png Spr b 6x 375 s.png Spr 6x 375 s.png Spr b 6x 375 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 375.png Spr b 7s 375.png Spr 7s 375.png Spr b 7s 375.png
Spr 7s 375 s.png Spr b 7s 375 s.png Spr 7s 375 s.png Spr b 7s 375 s.png
Front Back Front Back
375MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Metang images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Although it is said that Metang is made up of two Beldum, there is no visible evidence of this. In Saved by the Beldum, the only anime episode to date showing a Beldum evolution, when Morrison's Beldum evolves into Metang, it "creates" another Beldum and newly developed main body to evolve, instead of fusing with another Beldum. Likewise, if a Metang evolution is shown, it is highly unlikely it would involve two Metang evolving together. This is similar to the games.
  • Metang's number in the Hoenn Pokédex in Generation III and the Fiore Browser are the same: 191.
  • Though Metang appears to be floating in both the games and anime, it cannot have Levitate Ability.
  • Metang and its evolutionary relatives all share both their standard and hidden Abilities with Registeel.

Origin

Metang is made of two Beldum merged. Aside from that, it is visually similar to both flying saucers and crabs.

Name origin

Metang may be a combination of metal and tang (onomatopoeic sound of metal being struck). Metang is also an anagram of magnet. It may also be a combination of metal and étang (French for the color pond blue).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese メタング Metang From metal and tang (onomatopoeic sound of metal being struck), or an anagram of magnet. It may also be a combination of metal and étang (French for the color pond blue).
France Flag.png French Métang Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Metang Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Metang Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Metang Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메탕구 Metangoo Similar to Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 金屬怪 Jīn Shǔ Guài Literally "Metal monster".


Related articles

External links


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