Metagross has the Clear Body Ability. This Ability makes it immune to having its Statistics lowered from an opponent's attack, but can still reduce its own Statistics as a result of moves that it uses, such as Hammer Arm. A second Ability is available to Metagross from the Dream World, the Light Metal Ability. This Ability cuts its weight in half, which affects the amount of damage it takes from moves that involve a Pokémon's weight, such as Low Kick.
Beldum can evolve into a Metang at Level 20, and can evolve a second time at Level 45 into Metagross. Starting in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a Metagross can Mega Evolve into a Mega Metagross by using a Mega Stone.
Metagross is in the Mineral Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes a Metagross 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Metagross takes on the appearance of a four-legged iron monster with an X on its face. Its eyes are on opposite sides of the X.
Metagross is a Genderless Pokémon.
Metagross only appears at Phobosphere, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Metagross can only be obtained by evolving a Metang in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Metagross appears at Temporal Tower UP1F-10F, but one can't be recruited, leaving evolution as the only method to obtain a Metagross in the second round of Mystery Dungeon games. Metang is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Forest 16F-23F and Legendary Mountains at the following floors: 26 & 27, 30, 32, 34, 36, 39, 41 & 42, 44, 48 and 49.
Metagross appears at Team Go-Go's Headquarters in Pokémon Ranger. Metagross does not appear in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. Both of Metagross's appearances in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs involve a Boss Battle. In the Present, it is battled as a Boss at the top of Mt. Layuda. In the Past, it is the boss of the Thunder Temple Mission Pikachu Pursuit!; the only way to obtain its Slate is to S-Rank the mission.
Metagross can be found at World Axle Factory B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
The only way to obtain a Metagross is to evolve a Metang in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Metagross appears in a total of 10 sets, the 7th Movie Halfdeck, the Black/White Promo set and Pokémon Organized Play Series 1 as a Rare Card. Metagross is listed as a Rare Card in all of its appearances, which are in the EX Hidden Legends (2; 1 EX Card), EX Deoxys, EX Delta Species (2; 1 Delta Species Card; 1 Shining Card), EX Power Keepers (EX Card), Legends Awakened, Supreme Victors, Unleashed and Undaunted sets.
A Shiny Metagross appeared in the wild in the episode Noodles: Roamin' Off.
Steven uses a Metagross in Chapters 191, 196, 250, 251, 254, 254, 264, 265 and 417. While it doesn't have a nickname it utilizes a number of powerful attacks in battle.
Crystal owns a Metagross of her own, to whom she gave it to Emerald on a loan when he challenged the Battle Dome in Chapters 323 and 324.
Metagross finds itself in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With a typing that allows it to check Rock, Fairy, and Flying types, Metagross can find itself as a useful switch in to many prominent Pokémon. It has a great base 135 Attack stat, solid overall bulk, and hard hitting STAB attacks in Meteor Mash and Zen Headbutt. An offensive Stealth Rock set is the best Metagross set, providing invaluable utility with entry hazard support while being able to hit pretty hard against opposing Pokémon. A Choice Band set is another way to use Metagross, punching holes with its STAB attacks and having an extremely powerful Explosion to potentially take out an annoying bulky Pokémon. However, Metagross has a mediocre base 70 Speed and struggles against some of the faster threats in the tier, such as Mamoswine and Cobalion. Metagross is also commonly checked by numerous Ground- and Water-types in the tier and faces competition as a bulky offensive Steel-type from Cobalion, which has higher Speed, a Dark resistance, and access to moves like Swords Dance which gives it a means to sweep.
Metagross is also a viable option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. While heavily overshadowed by its Mega forme, Metagross manages to find a niche as an Assault Vest tank against opposing Psychic- and Fairy-types like Latios, Mega Gardevoir, and Mega Alakazam. It can Pursuit trap those Psychic-types that fail to take out Metagross due to its increased special bulk while providing decent offensive utility with priority Bullet Punch and strong STAB attacks. However, outside of its Assault Vest set, Metagross is outclassed by Mega Metagross, which has better offenses and Speed to work with. Its Assault Vest also struggles against bulkier teams and can sometimes not beat certain defensive Pokémon that it is supposed to beat, such as Mega Latias.
Black 2/White 2
Metagross cannot learn any moves by way of breeding.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Via Dream World (Beldum)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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