Metang 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. Its Hidden Ability is Light Metal, which cuts its weight in half, which affects the amount of damage it takes from moves that involve a Pokémon's weight.
Beldum can evolve into a Metang at Level 20, and can evolve a second time at Level 45 into Metagross. Starting in the Generation VI games Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a Metagross can Mega Evolve into Mega Metagross by using a Mega Stone.
Metang is in the Mineral Egg Group, and its Egg takes 10,240 Steps to hatch. It takes a Metang 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Metang takes on the appearance of a floating being made of iron; its two arms have claws, which were the same metal hooks used by Beldum.
Metang is a Genderless Pokémon.
In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, the only way to obtain Metang is to evolve a Beldum. Metang appears at the Safari Zone's Mountain Zone in Heart Gold and Soul Silver after 28 Peak Objects have been placed in the area and 30 Days have passed.
Metang's appearances are limited to Huge Storage 5 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Metang appears at Frozen Tree Forest Center 1F-4F, Wish Cave 62F-64F, Solar Cave 8F-12F and Joyous Tower 56F-61F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Metang appears at Sealed Ruins B1-B8 & IB1-B6 and Sky Stairway 1F-49F. Metang is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Island B18-B24.
Metang appears at Team Go-Go's Headquarters in Pokémon Ranger. Metang does not appear in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but returns in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs at the upper right room on the second floor of Oblivia Ruins in the Present, and the Thunder Temple Mission Panic at the Perplexing Temple by capturing it and obtaining its Slate, but in order to retain the Slate, you have to defeat the Boss within the time limit: an Electivire, which is one of the tougher Past Mission battles to play solo.
Metang can be found at World Axle Factory B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
The only way to obtain a Metang in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve a Beldum.
Trading Card Game
Metang appears in a total of 11 Sets and a Nintendo Promo. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the EX Hidden Legends (2), EX Deoxys, EX Delta Species (Delta Species Card), EX Power Keepers, Legends Awakened (2), Supreme Victors, Unleashed and Undaunted sets. Metang is also listed as a Rare Card in the EX Hidden Legends set.
After evolving from Beldum during a Hoenn League Preliminary Battle in the episode Saved by the Beldum!, Morrison's Metang would defeat Electabuzz to win the battle. Morrison would go on to use Metang in his battle against Ash, who would counter with Glalie. Glalie would defeat Metang in a heated battle to win the match.
Hunter J's underlings used a number of Metang in the episode Pillars of Friendship.
Another trainer used a Metang in the episode Zoroark: Master of Illusions, its lone appearance in the films as of writing.
Steven also uses a number of Metang to assist him in excavating rare stones, along with lending them to Hoenn's Elite Four for transportation purposes. These Metang appear in Chapters 196, 251, 252 and 254.
Metang finds itself in the PU Tier of Competitive Battling. Thanks to the boost that its defenses get with Eviolite, Metang becomes a viable wall against Normal and Flying-Type moves, along with taking neutral damage from Fighting-Type moves.
While Metang doesn't have the good offensive Statistics that Metagross has, it makes up for it with access to support moves in Stealth Rock and Toxic, which the opposing team won't like being on the receiving end of. Metang won't like being on the receiving end of Fire-Type or Ground-Type moves and/or Special Attacks due to its lower Special Defense.
Metang cannot learn any moves by way of breeding.
Transfer Only Z-Moves
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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