Metagross

Metagross is a Steel/Psychic type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Iron Leg Pokémon.

Metagross has a Mega Evolution, available from Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 376
Type Steel Psychic
Species Iron Leg Pokémon
Height 5′03″ (1.6 m)
Weight 1212.5 lbs (550.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Clear Body
Light Metal (hidden ability)
Local № 192 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
264 (Black 2/White 2)
201 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
216 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
280 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 3 Defense
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 270
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 80
270 364
Attack 135
247 405
Defense 130
238 394
Sp. Atk 95
175 317
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 70
130 262
Total 600 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Metagross.

Pokédex data

National № 376
Type Steel Psychic
Species Iron Leg Pokémon
Height 8′02″ (2.5 m)
Weight 2078.7 lbs (942.9 kg)
Abilities 1. Tough Claws
Local № 192 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
264 (Black 2/White 2)
201 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
216 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
280 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 3 Defense
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 315
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 40 (10,024–10,280 steps)

Base stats

HP 80
270 364
Attack 145
265 427
Defense 150
274 438
Sp. Atk 105
193 339
Sp. Def 110
202 350
Speed 110
202 350
Total 700 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Metagross.

Evolution chart

(Level 20) (Level 45)

Metagross changes

Pokédex entries

Metagross

Ruby METAGROSS has four brains in total. Combined, the four brains can breeze through difficult calculations faster than a supercomputer. This POKéMON can float in the air by tucking in its four legs.
Sapphire METAGROSS is the result of two METANG achieving fusion. When hunting, this POKéMON pins the prey to the ground under its massive body. It then eats the helpless victim using the large mouth on its stomach.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It is formed by two METANG fusing. Its four brains are said to be superior to a supercomputer.
Emerald METAGROSS has four brains that are joined by a complex neural network. As a result of integration, this POKéMON is smarter than a supercomputer.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
METANG combined to form it. With four brains, it has the intelligence of a supercomputer.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It folds its four legs when flying. Its four brains are said to be superior to a supercomputer.
Black
White
Metang combined to form it. With four brains, it has the intelligence of a supercomputer.
Black 2
White 2
With four linked brains, it’s more intelligent than a supercomputer, and it uses calculations to analyze foes.
X With four linked brains, it’s more intelligent than a supercomputer, and it uses calculations to analyze foes.
Y Metang combined to form it. With four brains, it has the intelligence of a supercomputer.
Omega Ruby Metagross has four brains in total. Combined, the four brains can breeze through difficult calculations faster than a supercomputer. This Pokémon can float in the air by tucking in its four legs.
Alpha Sapphire Metagross is the result of two Metang achieving fusion. When hunting, this Pokémon pins the prey to the ground under its massive body. It then eats the helpless victim using the large mouth on its stomach.
Sun It firmly pins its prey using its four claws and large body. Then the teeth in the mouth on its stomach chew the prey to bits.
Moon A linkage of two Metang, this Pokémon can perform any calculation in a flash by utilizing parallel processing in its four brains.
Ultra Sun It boasts not only psychic powers but also fantastic strength. It grabs its prey with its four legs and holds them in place with its claws.
Ultra Moon It analyzes its opponents with more accuracy than a supercomputer, which enables it to calmly back them into a corner.

Mega Metagross

Sun This form results from one Metagross, one Metang, and two Beldum linking up.
Moon Mega Evolution stimulated its brain. It emerged as a ruthless Pokémon that will clutch at any means of ensuring its victories.
Ultra Sun Its intellect surpasses its previous level, resulting in battles so cruel, they’ll make you want to cover your eyes.
Ultra Moon When it knows it can’t win, it digs the claws on its legs into its opponent and starts the countdown to a big explosion.

Moves learned by Metagross

Moves learnt by level up

Metagross learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
1Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
1Magnet RiseElectric
1Metal ClawSteel 50 95
1Take DownNormal 90 85
23PursuitDark 40 100
26Bullet PunchSteel 40 100
29Miracle EyePsychic
32Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
35Scary FaceNormal 100
38PsychicPsychic 90 100
41AgilityPsychic
44Meteor MashSteel 90 90
52Iron DefenseSteel
60Hyper BeamNormal 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Metagross learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Hammer ArmFighting 100 90

Egg moves

Metagross does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Metagross can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Metagross. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
ConfusionPsychic 50 100 Evolution
Metal ClawSteel 50 95 Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Metagross is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
74Gyro BallSteel 100
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Metagross can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Metagross learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
1Hammer ArmFighting 100 90
1Magnet RiseElectric
1Metal ClawSteel 50 95
1Take DownNormal 90 85
23PursuitDark 40 100
26Bullet PunchSteel 40 100
29Miracle EyePsychic
32Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
35Scary FaceNormal 100
38PsychicPsychic 90 100
41AgilityPsychic
44Meteor MashSteel 90 90
52Iron DefenseSteel
60Hyper BeamNormal 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Metagross learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Hammer ArmFighting 100 90

Egg moves

Metagross does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Metagross. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
ConfusionPsychic 50 100 Evolution
Metal ClawSteel 50 95 Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Metagross is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
74Gyro BallSteel 100
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Metagross can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Metagross sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Metagross  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Metagross  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Metagross  sprite from Black & White Metagross  sprite from X & Y Metagross  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Metagross Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Metagross Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Metagross Shiny sprite from Black & White Metagross Shiny sprite from X & Y Metagross Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Metagross

Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Beldum/Metang
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Beldum/Metang
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Beldum/Metang
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Giant Chasm
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Beldum/Metang
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Beldum/Metang

Other languages

English Metagross
Japanese メタグロス (Metagross)
German Metagross
French Métalosse

Name origin

metal
solid material
gross
great, large