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* Metagross has the second highest base stat average of all non-legendary Pokémon, the first being {{p|Slaking}}. However, it is tied with the four other [[pseudo-legendary]] evolutions. Metagross is also tied with many other legendaries for base stat average, including {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Celebi}}, {{p|Deoxys}}, {{p|Latios}} and {{p|Latias}}.
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* Metagross has the second highest base stat average of all non-legendary Pokémon, the first being {{p|Slaking}}. However, it is tied with the five other [[pseudo-legendary]] evolutions. Metagross is also tied with many other legendaries for base stat average, including {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Celebi}}, {{p|Deoxys}}, {{p|Latios}} and {{p|Latias}}.
 
* Metagross has several differences with other [[pseudo-legendary]] Pokémon.
 
* Metagross has several differences with other [[pseudo-legendary]] Pokémon.
 
** Metagross and {{p|Sazandra}} are the only [[pseudo-legendary]] Pokémon that do not have any 4× weaknesses; however, Sazandra's immunity to Ground is due to its ability, {{a|Levitate}}.
 
** Metagross and {{p|Sazandra}} are the only [[pseudo-legendary]] Pokémon that do not have any 4× weaknesses; however, Sazandra's immunity to Ground is due to its ability, {{a|Levitate}}.

Revision as of 05:14, 3 October 2010

Metang #375: Metang
Pokémon
#377: Regirock Regirock
Metagross
メタグロス Metagross
#376
376Metagross.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Steel Psychic
Category
Iron Leg Pokémon
Ability
Clear Body
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#192
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-192
Oblivia
R-226 N-169
Height
5'03"
Imperial
1.6 m
Metric
Weight
1212.5 lbs.
Imperial
550.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body11.png
Footprint
 F376.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Mineral group 41 cycles
(10455 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 210 Battle Exp.: 2101*

Metagross (Japanese: メタグロス Metagross) is a dual-type Steel/Psychic pseudo-legendary Pokémon.

It evolves from Metang starting at level 45. It is the final form of Beldum.

Biology

Physiology

Metagross has the appearance of a tremendous, quadrupedal tank-like Pokémon. Its turquoise-colored, discus-shaped main body appears to be its head, as it lies at the center point where its legs branch out to give the impression of a mechanized arachnid. Each leg could be viewed as the body of a former Beldum, and its head/body as the four collective heads of Beldum used to fuse into it. Metagross has a metallic cross adorning its face diagonally between its two red eyes, often viewed as the letter "X" by onlookers, and this cross-shape is arranged to resemble both metallic "eyebrows" and a metallic "mustache." This is said to represent Metagross's wise, computative nature.

In the same way that its pre-evolved form Metang is comprised by two Beldum, a still more basic evolution stage, so is Metagross formed by the joining of two Metang. This essentially means that four Beldum make up a Metagross (this could be compared to Magneton or Magnezone, both of which are comprised of 3 Magnemite). However, four Beldum come nowhere near to the size of a Metagross.

Gender differences

Metagross is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Metagross's intelligence is extraordinarily high: not only does it have four brains (one from each Beldum) but they are also connected by a highly complex neural network. Its developed cerebral powers are said to surpass even those of a supercomputer, similar to Alakazam. As a Template:Type2 Pokémon, it can also use psychic abilities, including the ability to render its massive body airborne by telekinesis once it draws its legs together. Metagross's movepool isn't that much different than than its predecessor, Metang. The only two moves that Metagross can learn that Metang lacks are Hammer Arm and Giga Impact.

Behavior

Possessing four brains, Metagross is an extremely wise Pokémon with unmatched intelligence. However, it is known to be a vicious predator-using its weight, it traps its prey under its body and devours them. Some are very aggressive and territorial of their homes and will not hesitate to attack intruders that trespass uninvited.

Habitat

This Pokémon lives in mountainous areas, but are otherwise very rare. It can easily live comfortably on very steep slopes by planting its legs into rock or ground.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Metagross is a brutal predator. When hunting, it pins its prey to the ground under its massive body. It then eats the helpless victim using its large mouth on its stomach.

In the anime

File:MetagrossAnime.png
Metagross in the anime

Metagross was first seen in Destiny Deoxys under the ownership of Template:Mo.

Metagross's anime debut was in Like a Meowth to a Flame as one of Tyson's Pokémon.

Anabel's Metagross was seen in Talking a Good Game and Second Time's the Charm.

A Metagross also appeared in Glory Blaze! belonging to a Psychic.

A wild Shiny Metagross appeared in Noodles: Roamin' Off where it attacked Team Rocket. It somehow knew how to Lock-On to its target, despite the species being incapable of knowing this move.

A wild Metagross appeared in Regaining the Home Advantage!, where it battled non-stop with a Magnezone. These two Pokémon normally battled with each other on a regular basis until their "battle arena" (a deep crater) became filled with water. Because their crater was no longer usable, they took their battle to the streets of a nearby town, and continued fighting, causing much collateral damage.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP051 Metagross Dawn's Pokédex Metagross, the Iron Leg Pokémon. With its four brains, it has an intelligence rivaling a supercomputer.
DP158 Metagross Dawn's Pokédex Metagross, the Iron Leg Pokémon and the evolved form of Metang. Metagross has four legs and uses many powerful moves.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Steven Stone in Pokémon Adventures owns a Metagross. It's his flight Pokémon, carrying him from place to place with its levitation abilities. He also owns a Metang and many Beldum, which, along with his Metagross, help dig out and find rare stones in caves.

In the TCG

Main article: Metagross (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

File:SSBB Metagross.png
Metagross in Super Smash Bros Brawl

Upon its release from its Poké Ball, it will stay in one place and repeatedly use Earthquake. Anyone caught underneath the Pokémon will be buried into the ground and thus unable to move for a few moments.

Metagross was featured as one of the Pokémon released from a Poké Ball in the demo of Super Smash Bros. Brawl at Jumpfesta, however, it hovered above the stage before attacking, unlike in the actual game.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
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.
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.
FireRed It is formed by two Metang fusing. Its four brains are said to be superior to a supercomputer.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond Metang combined to form it. With four brains, it has the intelligence of a supercomputer.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It folds its four legs when flying. Its four brains are said to be superior to a supercomputer.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black メタングが がったいして うまれた。4つの のうを もつ メタグロスは スーパーコンピュータなみの ちのう。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Evolve Metang
Emerald
None Evolve Metang
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
One Realgam Tower (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Metang
Platinum
None Evolve Metang
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Metang
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Metang
Pokémon Trozei! Phobosphere
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Metang
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Aegis Cave (Rock Chamber)
Pokémon Ranger Go-Rock Squad Base
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Evolve from Metang
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rand's House
Lightning Temple
Light Temple

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum Metal Coat Metal Coat (100%)
Ranch Occa Berry Occa Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 135
126 - 205 247 - 405
Defense: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Atk: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ¼×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
00Start Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
00Start Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
2020 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
2020 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
2424 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2828 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
3232 Bullet Punch Steel Physical 04040 100100% 30
3636 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4040 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
4444 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4545 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
5353 Meteor Mash Steel Physical 100100 08585% 10
6262 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
7171 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Metagross obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metagross
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metagross
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Claw Sharpen Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM03 Psycho Shock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM19 Telekinesis Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Smooth Over Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metagross
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metagross
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Metagross in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Metagross in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metagross
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metagross
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation IV
Other generations:
III - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
D P Pt HG SS Block Normal Status —% 5 Cute 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Fury Cutter Bug Physical 10 95% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Gravity Psychic Status —% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Headbutt Normal Physical 70 100% 15 Tough 3 ♥♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15 Tough 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15 Tough 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10 Cute 3 ♥♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20 Tough 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15 Beauty 0  
D P Pt HG SS Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15 Cool 3 ♥♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
D P Pt HG SS Trick Psychic Status 100% 10 Smart 0  
D P Pt HG SS Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Metagross can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Metagross cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Metagross
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Metagross
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 50+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 376.png Hyper Beam Normal
-- Iron Defense Steel
-- Metal Claw Steel
-- Psychic Psychic

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS376.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani376.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP376.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Magnetic Quarry
Phrases
51%-100% HP There is nothing to fear, for I have merged with others!
26%-50% HP This is disheartening... My HP has been reduced by half...
1%-25% HP The situation is dire... My body is close to disintegration...
Level up I've leveled up! My merged power grows stronger still!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I've leveled up! My merged power grows stronger still!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP376.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Steel  Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
( Psychic )
Field move: Crush fm.pngCrush fm.pngCrush fm.png
(Crush ×3)
Loops: 30 Min. exp.: 326 Max. exp.: 396
Browser entry  
Metagross fires a calamitous beam. Its power is overwhelming.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Steel  Steel Assist.png
( Steel )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Beldum
Unevolved
Beldum
 Steel  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 20


Metang
First evolution
Metang
 Steel  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 45


Metagross
Second evolution
Metagross
 Steel  Psychic 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 376.png Spr 3e 376.png Spr 3r 376.png Spr b 3r 376.png
Spr 3r 376 s.png Spr 3e 376 s.png Spr 3r 376 s.png Spr b 3r 376 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 376.png Spr 4d 376.png Spr 4d 376.png Spr b 4d 376.png
Spr 4d 376 s.png Spr 4d 376 s.png Spr 4d 376 s.png Spr b 4d 376 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 376.png Spr 5b 376.png Spr b 5b 376.png
Spr 5b 376 s.png Spr 5b 376 s.png Spr b 5b 376 s.png
Metagross For other sprites and images, please see Metagross images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Metagross has the second highest base stat average of all non-legendary Pokémon, the first being Slaking. However, it is tied with the five other pseudo-legendary evolutions. Metagross is also tied with many other legendaries for base stat average, including Mew, Celebi, Deoxys, Latios and Latias.
  • Metagross has several differences with other pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
    • Metagross and Sazandra are the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon that do not have any 4× weaknesses; however, Sazandra's immunity to Ground is due to its ability, Levitate.
    • In addition, it also has the most type resistances out of the five pseudo-legendaries, with a total of 8.
    • Metagross is the only pseudo-legendary that cannot learn any Template:Type2 moves.
    • Unlike the other pseudo-legendaries, it does not resemble a reptilian/Draconian lifeform.
    • Metagross is the only genderless pseudo-legendary.
    • Metagross's evolutionary line is the only pseudo-legendary that cannot be caught in the wild in the generation which it was introduced.
  • Metagross is the only non-legendary Pokémon whose first evolutionary stage (Beldum) has never been available before defeating the Champion.
  • Metagross's number in the Hoenn Pokédex and the Fiore Browser is the same: 192. This makes it one of thirteen Pokémon (only five evolution families) to have the same numbers in more than one Pokédex-like listing.
  • Metagross has the highest Attack stat of any Steel-type and the third highest of any Psychic-type Pokémon after the Attack and Normal forms of Deoxys (i.e. highest Attack of all non-legendary Template:Type2).
  • Metagross has the highest Attack out of all the pseudo-legendaries, tied with Salamence and has the highest base Defense.
  • Metagross is the fifth heaviest Pokémon, and the heaviest of all non-legendary Pokémon.
  • Metagross and its evolutionary relatives are the only non-legendary Pokémon with a catch rate of 3.

Origin

Metagross is similar to a crab. It appears to also be based on a super computer, given its mechanical stature and sheer intelligence.

Name origin

Its name may be a combination of metal and cross, referring to the mark on its face. It may also be derived from the words metal and gross, referring to its weight (1212 pounds), or the same German word that means big.

In other languages

Notes

Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninja
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball: AbomasnowArceusArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChansey
CharizardChespinChikoritaClefairyCyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysElectrode
EnteiEeveeFennekinFletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudon
GulpinHitmonleeHo-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaManaphyMarillMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMoltresMunchlaxOnix
OshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2RaikouScizorSnivySnorlaxSpewpaStaryu
StarmieSuicuneSwirlixTogepiTorchicUnownVenusaurVictini
WeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Stickers & Trophies: Melee Trophy listBrawl Sticker listBrawl Trophy list
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos
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