Metang

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

Pokédex data

National № 375
Type Steel Psychic
Species Iron Claw Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3′11″)
Weight 202.5 kg (446.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Clear Body
Light Metal (hidden ability)
Local № 191 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
263 (Black 2/White 2)
200 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
215 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
279 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
130 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 147
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 75
139 273
Defense 100
184 328
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 50
94 218
Total 420 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 Metang.

Evolution chart

(Level 20) (Level 45)

Metang changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby When two BELDUM fuse together, METANG is formed. The brains of the BELDUM are joined by a magnetic nervous system. By linking its brains magnetically, this POKéMON generates strong psychokinetic power.
Sapphire When two BELDUM fuse together, METANG is formed. The brains of the BELDUM are joined by a magnetic nervous system. This POKéMON turns its arms to the rear for traveling at high speed.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It floats midair using magnetism. Its body is so tough, even a crash with a jet plane won’t leave a scratch.
Emerald The claws tipping its arms pack the destructive power to tear through thick iron sheets as if they were silk. It flies at over 60 miles per hour.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It is formed by two BELDUM joining together. Its steel body won’t be scratched if it collides with a jet.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
When two BELDUM fuse together, a magnetic nervous system places their brains in union.
Black
White
It is formed by two Beldum joining together. Its steel body won’t be scratched if it collides with a jet.
Black 2
White 2
It is formed by two Beldum joining together. Its two brains are linked, amplifying its psychic power.
X It is formed by two Beldum joining together. Its steel body won’t be scratched if it collides with a jet.
Y It is formed by two Beldum joining together. Its two brains are linked, amplifying its psychic power.
Omega Ruby When two Beldum fuse together, Metang is formed. The brains of the Beldum are joined by a magnetic nervous system. By linking its brains magnetically, this Pokémon generates strong psychokinetic power.
Alpha Sapphire When two Beldum fuse together, Metang is formed. The brains of the Beldum are joined by a magnetic nervous system. This Pokémon turns its arms to the rear for traveling at high speed.
Sun When two Beldum link together, their psychic power is doubled. Their intelligence, however, remains unchanged.
Moon It adores magnetic minerals, so it pursues Nosepass at speeds exceeding 60 mph.
Ultra Sun With its two brains, it fires powerful psychic energy to stop its prey in their tracks.
Ultra Moon It flies at high speeds around the skies. When it finds its prey, Metang takes a firm grip with its sharp claws and never lets go.
Sword Two Beldum have become stuck together via their own magnetic forces. With two brains, the resulting Metang has doubled psychic powers.
Shield Using magnetic forces to stay aloft, this Pokémon flies at high speeds, weaving through harsh mountain terrain in pursuit of prey.

Moves learned by Metang

Moves learnt by level up

Metang learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bullet PunchSteelPhysical 40 100
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
12Magnet RiseElectricStatus
18Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100
26Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
34PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
42Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
50Meteor MashSteelPhysical 90 90
58Iron DefenseSteelStatus
66AgilityPsychicStatus
74Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

Metang learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95

Egg moves

Metang does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Metang can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Expanding ForcePsychicSpecial 80 100
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90
Steel RollerSteelPhysical 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

Metang is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Metang is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
1Magnet RiseElectricStatus
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
23PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
26Bullet PunchSteelPhysical 40 100
29Miracle EyePsychicStatus
32Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
35Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
38PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
41AgilityPsychicStatus
44Meteor MashSteelPhysical 90 90
47Iron DefenseSteelStatus
50Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95

Egg moves

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

Move Tutor moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Metang 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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Metang sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Metang  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Metang  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Metang  sprite from Black & White Metang  sprite from X & Y Metang  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Metang  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Metang Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Metang Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Metang Shiny sprite from Black & White Metang Shiny sprite from X & Y Metang Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Metang

Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Beldum
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Beldum
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Beldum
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Giant Chasm
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Beldum
Sun
Moon
Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Beldum
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Beldum

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Metang
Japanese メタング (Metang)
German Metang
French Métang

Name origin

metal
solid material
tang
sound of metal being struck