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Beldum (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Beldum (disambiguation).
Beldum
Iron Ball Pokémon
ダンバル
Dumbber
#374
Beldum

Beldum

Beldum

Beldum
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Clear Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Light Metal
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Beldum

Mega Beldum Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
10455 - 10709 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
209.9 lbs. 95.2 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#374
Kanto
#000
Johto
#190
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#262
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-190
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-224/N-167
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
103
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
60
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body05.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F374.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
35
External Links

Beldum (Japanese: ダンバル Dumbber) is a dual-type Steel/Psychic Pokémon.

It evolves into Metang starting at level 20, which evolves into Metagross starting at level 45.

Biology

Beldum is a robotic Pokémon that has a long body with a set of claws sticking out of its rear end. It has one large, red eye in the center of its nearly spherical head, which is set into a ball-and-socket joint at its front end. A short crest projects from its body and extends over its head. Even though Beldum is a mechanical creature, it still has emotions, the need to eat, and a way of reproducing. Beldum's body lacks blood, and is instead powered by a magnetic force. It uses magnetism to move, communicate, and control its attacks. Beldum sometimes gathers in swarms, communicating with each other telepathically. Beldum is scarce in the wild, but it does tend to inhabit areas with rugged terrain. It anchors itself to a cliff using its hooks when it sleeps.

In the anime

Beldum in the anime

Major appearances

Morrison's Beldum

Beldum first appeared in Less is Morrison where it belonged to Morrison. It evolved into Metang in Saved by the Beldum.

Minor appearances

A Beldum appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions under the ownership of a Pokémon Baccer participant.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG118 Beldum May's Pokédex Beldum, the Iron Ball Pokémon. Beldum floats by emitting magnetic waves from its body to repel the Earth's magnetic field. They launch their claws into cliffs where they sleep.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Steven owns a large amount of Beldum that serve, along with a Metang and Metagross, as miners that help him unearth rare stones in various caves around Hoenn. These same Beldum were called upon to defeat the Mawile herd in Granite Cave when both Ruby and Steven were attacked by them.

In the TCG

Main article: Beldum (TCG)

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 Instead of blood, a powerful magnetic force courses throughout Beldum's body. This Pokémon communicates with others by sending controlled pulses of magnetism.
Sapphire Beldum keeps itself floating by generating a magnetic force that repels earth's natural magnetism. When it sleeps, this Pokémon anchors itself to a cliff using the hooks on its rear.
Emerald When Beldum gather in a swarm, they move in perfect unison as if they were but one Pokémon. They communicate with each other using brain waves.
FireRed It uses magnetic waves to converse with its kind. All the cells in its body are magnetic.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It converses with others by using magnetic pulses. In a swarm, they move in perfect unison.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The magnetic force generated by its body repels the ground's natural magnetism, letting it float.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It converses with others by using magnetic pulses. In a swarm, they move in perfect unison.
White
Black 2 Its cells are all magnetic, and it communicates with others by using magnetic pulses.
White 2
Generation VI
X The magnetic force generated by its body repels the ground's natural magnetism, letting it float.
Y It converses with others by magnetic pulses. In a swarm, they move in perfect unison.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Steven's house in Mossdeep City
Emerald
Steven's house in Mossdeep City
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 228 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 228 (Swarm)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade Forretress to Steven at Silph Co.
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Winner's Path
Generation V
Black White
Breed Metang or Metagross
Black 2 White 2
Breed Metang or Metagross
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Metang or Metagross

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Ruins
Pokémon Trozei! Phobosphere
Endless Level 46
Forever Level 46
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Steel (6F-8F)
Wish Cave (15F-17F)
Solar Cave (15F-17F)
Joyous Tower (14F-16F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crystal Cave (B1-B7)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Go-Rock Squad Base
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Wireless Tower
Thunder Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Factory: World Axle - B2F
Pokémon Conquest Illusio (special)
Valora (special)

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
ORAS Shiny Metagrossite Beldum Japanese region Nintendo Network  ?? November 21, 2014 to ???
ORAS Shiny Metagrossite Beldum American region Nintendo Network  ?? November 21, 2014 to ???
ORAS Shiny Metagrossite Beldum PAL region Nintendo Network  ?? November 21, 2014 to ???
ORAS Shiny Metagrossite Beldum Korean region Nintendo Network  ?? November 21, 2014 to ???

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Pokéwalker Shuca Berry Shuca Berry (100%)
Events* Metagrossite Metagrossite (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 300   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
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
1/1
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Beldum obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Beldum
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Beldum
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by TM.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Beldum
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Beldum
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

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

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Beldum can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Beldum cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Beldum
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Beldum
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS374.png PinRS374.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani374.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP374.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.8%
Friend Area: Magnetic Quarry
Phrases
51%-100% HP I converse with others using magnetism. +++-+--+
26%-50% HP My HP has declined to approximately half.
1%-25% HP I can't do this... My magnetism is weakening...
Level up My level's gone up! My magnetism has too!
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 My level's gone up! My magnetism has too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP374.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Steel  Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
( Psychic )
Field move: Tackle fm.png
(Tackle ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 32 Max. exp.: 62
Browser entry  
Beldum throws full-body charges. It can easily shunt aside a small obstacle.
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  
It launches an iron ball to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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.
PCP374.png HP: Move: Iron Head
Attack: Ability 1: Clear Body
Defense: ★★★ Ability 2: Bodyguard
Speed: Ability 3: Run Up
Evolves into Metang when its Defense is 64 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Nobutsuna and Yoshiteru

Evolution

374Beldum.png
Unevolved
Beldum
 Steel  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 20
375Metang.png
First evolution
Metang
 Steel  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 45
376Metagross.png
Second evolution
Metagross
 Steel  Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 374.png Spr b 3r 374.png Spr 3e 374.gif Spr b 3r 374.png Spr 3r 374.png Spr b 3r 374.png
Spr 3r 374 s.png Spr b 3r 374 s.png Spr 3e 374 s.gif Spr b 3r 374 s.png Spr 3r 374 s.png Spr b 3r 374 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 374.png Spr b 4d 374.png Spr 4d 374.png Spr b 4p 374.png Spr 4d 374.png Spr b 4p 374.png
Spr 4d 374 s.png Spr b 4d 374 s.png Spr 4d 374 s.png Spr b 4d 374 s.png Spr 4d 374 s.png Spr b 4d 374 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 374.png Spr b 5b 374.png Spr 5b 374.png Spr b 5b 374.png
Spr 5b 374 s.png Spr b 5b 374 s.png Spr 5b 374 s.png Spr b 5b 374 s.png
Front Back Front Back
374MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Beldum images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Beldum's number in the Hoenn Pokédex and the Fiore Browser are the same: 190.
  • Beldum, along with its evolved forms, are the only non-Legendary Pokémon to have a catch rate of 3, which is the lowest possible. In Generation III, this low catch rate would never take effect, unless the player is cheating or encountering a Ditto that transforms into Beldum. However, in Generation IV, wild Beldum can be encountered during swarms on Route 228.
  • Up until Pokémon Platinum, Beldum could not learn any move except Take Down and incidentally could not damage Ghost-type Pokémon outside of Struggle.
  • Despite depictions of Beldum levitating in the anime and Pokédex entries noting that they are able to float through the air by employing powerful electromagnetic waves, Beldum does not have the Ability Levitate. However, as of Generation IV, Beldum's evolution Metang can learn Magnet Rise which simulates Levitate for a short period of time.
  • Beldum's evolutionary family evolves into their next-stage forms the earliest of all the pseudo-legendary Pokémon—Beldum into Metang at level 20, and Metang into Metagross at level 45.
  • Beldum is the only member of a pseudo-legendary Pokémon evolutionary line that only learns one move by level up.

Origin

Beldum seems to be a magnetic robot based on a dumbbell. It also bears a partial resemblance to a bullet, which suits its jet-like flying ability and single move. It also resembles a limb of a Metang or Metagross, a reference to how it evolves.

Name origin

Beldum and Dumbber are derived from dumbbell, a small weight used in weight training.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ダンバル Dumbber From dumbbell
France Flag.png French Terhal From haltère
Spain Flag.png Spanish Beldum Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Tanhel From Hantel
Italy Flag.png Italian Beldum Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메탕 Metang Same as Metang's name


Related articles

External links

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Pokémon
#375: Metang Metang


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