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Metronome (Japanese: ゆびをふる Wag Finger) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM35 in Generation I.
Metronome randomly selects a move and fully executes the attack. An attack called by Metronome in this way counts as the last move used.
If Metronome successfully calls Hyper Beam or a partial trapping move and has 0 PP before the move fully executes, its PP can roll over in the same manner as the move is called. A Pokémon will be able to use a move that is disabled if called via Metronome.
Because Metronome has normal move priority, a move with higher or lower priority may be executed other than when it normally would. For instance, Metronome may cause Quick Attack to be used after a normal priority move or Vital Throw to be used before a normal priority move.
Metronome will not select itself or any of the following moves:
|| The user waggles its finger, triggering a move. There is no telling what will happen.
|| Randomly uses any Pokémon move.
|| Waggles a finger to use any Pokémon move at random.
|| Waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into using any move at random.
|| The user waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into randomly using nearly any move.
|| The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.
In other games
- If Clefairy is released from a Poké Ball, it will use Metronome. In Super Smash Bros., it will copy a move done by another Pokémon. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, it will use either Explosion, Blizzard, or Fire Spin.
- If Togepi is released from a Poké Ball, it will also use Metronome. Its effects include: Night Shade, Magnitude, Blizzard, Sing, or Leech Seed.
In the anime
In the manga
In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Mew is the only non-Normal-type Pokémon that can learn Metronome via leveling up.
- In addition, Togetic is the only dual-type Pokémon able to learn Metronome via leveling up.
- Despite the Generation II and III game descriptions stating that any moves can be used, coding proves otherwise.
- Metronome can be learned by at least one Pokémon of each type except the Dragon-type.
- Chatot cannot learn Metronome, despite having a metronome-shaped tail and the fact that wild Chatot may even be holding the item Metronome. This is because the Japanese name for the move is "Wag Finger" and Chatot has no fingers.
- No Pokémon introduced in Generation V can learn this move.
In other languages