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Light Metal (Ability)

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Light Metal ライトメタル
Light Metal
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Generation V
Halves the Pokémon's weight.
Generation VI
Halves the Pokémon's weight.

Light Metal (Japanese: ライトメタル Light Metal) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Five Pokémon can have this Ability, all of which are Steel types. This Ability is exclusively obtained as a Hidden Ability.


In battle

The user's weight is halved. This decreases the damage taken from Low Kick and Grass Knot, increases the damage taken from Heavy Slam and Heat Crash, and also lowers user's base power of Heavy Slam and Heat Crash, due to these moves being calculated by the target and user's weight.

Outside of battle

Light Metal has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Light Metal

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Scizor Scizor Bug Steel Swarm Technician Light Metal
Beldum Beldum Steel Psychic Clear Body None Light Metal
Metang Metang Steel Psychic Clear Body None Light Metal
Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic Clear Body None Light Metal
Registeel Registeel Steel Steel Clear Body None Light Metal
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Light Metal
Germany Flag.png German Leichtmetall
Italy Flag.png Italian Metalleggero
South Korea Flag.png Korean 라이트메탈 Light Metal
Poland Flag.png Polish Lekki Metal
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Metal Leve
Spain Flag.png Spanish Metal Liviano*
Met. Liviano*

Variations of the Ability Heavy Metal
Heavy MetalLight Metal
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