Metal Sound (move)

Move data

Type Steel
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 85
PP 40  (max. 64)
Makes contact? No
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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Metal Sound
Japanese きんぞくおん (Kinzoku On)
German Metallsound
French Strido-Son
Italian Ferrostrido
Spanish Eco Metálico

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Level 40
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 40
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 46
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 40
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 40
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 44
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 28
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 46
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 16
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 16
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 16
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Level 20
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 30
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 30
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 40
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 16
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 16
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 20
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 20
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 20
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 48
Solgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 14
Corviknight
#823 / Flying · Steel
Level 1
Perrserker
#863 / Steel
Level 48
Duraludon
#884 / Steel · Dragon
Level 18

Learnt by breeding

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

Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Field
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Field
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Human-Like
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Human-Like