Metronome (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM35
Sword​/​Shield TR14

Effects

Metronome uses a random move chosen from nearly all existing moves, even if the user cannot normally learn it.

The random move is chosen at the point Metronome is used, so priority moves like Mach Punch will not go first. Although Metronome technically targets the user, the move it turns into will use its usual target (whether the opponent(s), teammate(s) or self), or target a random adjacent opponent in double/triple battles.

Metronome will not select a Z-Move or any of the following moves:

If the user is holding a Choice Band, Choice Specs or Choice Scarf, multi-turn moves such as Dig or Rollout will fail on the second turn.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Metronome turns into Z-Metronome and becomes the Z-Move for the move selected (for example Tectonic Rage if Earthquake was chosen), in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Metronome
Japanese ゆびをふる (Yubi o Furu)
German Metronom
French Métronome
Italian Metronomo
Spanish Metrónomo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Randomly uses any POKéMON move.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Waggles a finger to use any POKéMON move at random.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into using any move at random.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into randomly using nearly any move.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.
Sword​/​Shield The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Metronome 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.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 20
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Level 1
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 1
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 60
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 24
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 24
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 40
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by TR

Abra
#063 / Psychic
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal