Metal Sound (move)

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Move data

Type Steel
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 85
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Metal Sound lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Emits a horrible screech that sharply lowers SP. DEF.
FireRed/LeafGreen A horrible metallic screech is used to sharply lower the foe’s SP. DEF.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A horrible sound like scraping metal is emitted to sharply reduce the foe’s Sp. Def stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A horrible sound like scraping metal harshly reduces the target’s Sp. Def stat.
X/Y A horrible sound like scraping metal harshly lowers the target’s Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Metal Sound at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 29
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 29
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Level 41
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 45
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 31
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 32
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 34
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 34
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Level 10
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 1
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 10
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 29
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 31
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 31
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 24
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 29
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 25
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 45
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 48
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 48
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 38
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 38
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 66
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 33
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 8
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 8
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 12

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Metal Sound as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Field
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Field
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral