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* Although it is said that Metagross is made up of two Metang, there is no visible evidence of this. In the only anime episode to date showing a Beldum evolution, ''[[AG126|Saved by the Beldum]]'', when [[Morrison]]'s Beldum evolves into Metang, it "creates" another Beldum and newly developed main body to evolve, instead of getting together with another Beldum. Likewise, if a Metang evolution is shown, it is highly unlikely it would involve two Metang evolving together. This is similar to the games.
 
* Although it is said that Metagross is made up of two Metang, there is no visible evidence of this. In the only anime episode to date showing a Beldum evolution, ''[[AG126|Saved by the Beldum]]'', when [[Morrison]]'s Beldum evolves into Metang, it "creates" another Beldum and newly developed main body to evolve, instead of getting together with another Beldum. Likewise, if a Metang evolution is shown, it is highly unlikely it would involve two Metang evolving together. This is similar to the games.
 
* Metagross is the heaviest non-legendary Pokémon.
 
* Metagross is the heaviest non-legendary Pokémon.
* Metagross is the only [[pseudo-legendary]] whose types do not have a weakness that is 4x effective.
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* Metagross is the only [[Pseudo-legendary]] whose types do not have a weakness that is 4x effective.
* Metagross evolves from its pre-evolution earliest of all [[pseudo-legendary]] Pokémon.
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* Metagross evolves from its pre-evolution earliest of all [[Pseudo-legendary]] Pokémon.
 
* Metagross is the only pseudo-legendary who cannot learn any [[Dragon (type)|Dragon-type]] moves.
 
* Metagross is the only pseudo-legendary who cannot learn any [[Dragon (type)|Dragon-type]] moves.
   

Revision as of 19:48, 3 October 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Metang
Pokémon
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Metagross
メタグロス Metagross
#376
376Metagross.png
Artwork from R/S/E
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
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 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
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 Pokémon. It is the heaviest non-legendary Pokémon, and is one of the pseudo-legendary Pokémon.

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.

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, which is nowadays a more accurate measure of the capacity for intelligence than the net amount of brain tissue. Its developed cerebral powers are said to surpass even those of a supercomputer, similar to Alakazam. It can also use psychic abilities, including the ability to render its massive body airborne by telekinesis once it draws its legs together.

Gender differences

Metagross is a genderless species, as are its pre-evolutions, Beldum and Metang.

Special abilities

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

Habitat

This Pokémon lives in mountainous areas. 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

Metagross was first seen in Destiny Deoxys under the ownership of Rebecca.

Metagross's debut appearance 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.

In the manga

Steven Stone in Pokémon Special 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

Metagross was featured as one of the Pokémon released from a Poké Ball in the demo of Super Smash Bros. Brawl at Jumpfesta. It starts by hovering above the stage before crashing down and creating an Earthquake.

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 It is formed by two Metang fusing. Its four brains are said to be superior to a supercomputer.
Generation IV
Diamond Metang combined to form it. With four brains, it has the intelligence of a supercomputer.
Pearl Metang combined to form it. With four brains, it has the intelligence of a supercomputer.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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 Trade
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 and Blue)
Evolve from Metang
Pokémon Ranger Go-Rock Squad Base
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Evolve from Metang

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.


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

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

None.

By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

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

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

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 four other Pseudo-legenary evolutions. Metagross is also tied with many other legendaries for base stat average, including Mew, Celebi, Deoxys, Latios and Latias.
  • Metagross bears a small resemblance to the Tektite enemy from The Legend of Zelda series.
  • Magnezone is said to be related to Metagross due to their similar appearance and stats.
  • Although it is said that Metagross is made up of two Metang, there is no visible evidence of this. In the only anime episode to date showing a Beldum evolution, Saved by the Beldum, when Morrison's Beldum evolves into Metang, it "creates" another Beldum and newly developed main body to evolve, instead of getting together with another Beldum. Likewise, if a Metang evolution is shown, it is highly unlikely it would involve two Metang evolving together. This is similar to the games.
  • Metagross is the heaviest non-legendary Pokémon.
  • Metagross is the only Pseudo-legendary whose types do not have a weakness that is 4x effective.
  • Metagross evolves from its pre-evolution earliest of all Pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
  • Metagross is the only pseudo-legendary who cannot learn any Dragon-type moves.
  • Metagross, as well as Beldum and Metang, has been seen to be able to float in the air though magnetism. However, it does not have the Levitate ability. It, along with Metang, can learn Magnet Rise though.

Origin

Metagross is similar to a crab.

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 size.

In other languages

External links


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