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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Steelium Z and uses its Z-Power, Metal Sound turns into Z-Metal Sound and raises Special Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A horrible sound like scraping metal harshly lowers the target’s Sp. Def stat.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 25
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 25
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Level 41
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 45
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 42
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 31
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 31
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 31
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Level 10
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 1
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 10
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 29
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 31
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 31
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 24
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 25
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 25
KlinkKlink
#599 / Steel
Level 45
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
Level 48
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 48
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 38
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 38
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 56
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 33
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 8
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 8
KlefkiKlefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 12
Type: NullType: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 45
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
Level 45
DhelmiseDhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 18
SolgaleoSolgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 13
CelesteelaCelesteela
#797 / Steel · Flying
Level 23

Learnt by breeding

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

Alolan DiglettDiglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Field
Alolan DugtrioDugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Field
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Field
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Field
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral