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Light Metal or Clear Body on Metagross?

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i am thinking about using a metagross on PO but need to know the better ability for him

asked Jul 4, 2011 by Ninja
reopened Jun 7, 2012 by Ninja

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Clear body is probably the better choice. Light metal is more situational, that is, it'll only be useful with weight based moves. If you plan on using any with Metagross, then it would be a good idea to look into it, but stat loss prevention will help you more. (Though even that is somewhat situational on PO) There aren't many weight based moves, Body purge, heavy slam, heat stamp, grass knot, and low kick are the only moves I know of that concern weight. The ones metagross would be most concerned about are heat stamp and low kick. Low kick is neutral against him, and thanks to his LM, it would get weaker. Heat stamp is super effective, but rarely comes up. His high defenses would also make these moves just bounce off. Clear body is nice for blocking out stat drops that might come up. Intimidate still pops up from time to time.

answered Jul 4, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jul 6, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Plus having Light Metal will remove access some moves, mainly Ice Punch and Thunderpunch.
Dt could you use the english names here?

Eg. Heavy Bomber = Heavy Slam
I don't know all the english names, and many of them I don't know the japanese from the English, so if I write the original, sorry. I'll change heavy slam.
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Clear Body, Because it prevents getting its stats lowered by your opponent while Light Metal only lowers your weight, which is pretty useless. Light Metal is only good to lowers damage of moves like Grass Knot or Low Kick, which dont affect Metagross much. So yea, go with Clear Body.

answered Jul 4, 2011 by Psychic x
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Go with Clear Body. It will help you more than light metal since there are only a handful of weight-based moves, and stat reduction prevention is always great, especially against pokemon that have Intimidate.
And, the only move that Metagross would have trouble with would be Heat Stamp, but his defense would take care of that. So, Clear Body will definitely help you in the long run.

Hope this helps =)

answered Jul 4, 2011 by excadrill444
edited Jul 5, 2011 by excadrill444
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Clear body is definitely the better choice because light metal only decreases the weight of Metagross while clear body protects from intimidate. Nobody really uses grass knot or low kick on Metagross.

answered Jul 4, 2011 by Halcyonic Falcon