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Morrison's Metang

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Morrison's Metang
マサムネのメタング Masamune's Metang
Poké Ball
Morrison Metang.png
Morrison's Metang
Debuts in Less is Morrison
Caught at Unknown
Evolves in Saved by the Beldum
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Morrison
Beldum Metang
This Pokémon spent 9 episodes as Beldum.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Beldum Katsuyuki Konishi Eric Stuart
As Metang Katsuyuki Konishi

Morrison's Metang (Japanese: マサムネのメタング Masamune's Metang) was the first Pokémon Morrison was shown to have.

History

As a Beldum

Metang first appeared as a Beldum in Less is Morrison where it went up against Ash's Pikachu in a battle. Even though Beldum can only use Take Down, the battle ended in a draw for both Pokémon. Later, Beldum was caught by Team Rocket along with Pikachu. Both Ash and Morrison used their Take Down techniques to break out of the cage Team Rocket put them in. They used the same techniques to rescue Beldum and Pikachu. Beldum defeats Team Rocket with a Take Down along with Pikachu's Quick Attack.

Morrison and Metang

Beldum reappears in Saved by the Beldum! where it was sent out along with the rest of Morrison's team. During the preliminaries, it went up against a Trainer's Electabuzz. Beldum's major disadvantage was that it could only use Take Down, which was proven to be very tough for Morrison as Electabuzz kept blocking the attack with Protect and counterattacking with ThunderPunch. Just when Morrison was about to be eliminated from the Hoenn League, Beldum evolves into a Metang and uses Confusion to stop Electabuzz's ThunderPunch from making contact with it. Metang then finishes off Electabuzz with a Take Down, taking out the Thunderbolt Pokémon.

During the league when Morrison wasn't battling, he would train Metang for their upcoming battles.

In A Judgment Brawl after Ash defeated Katie, Metang defeats an unnamed Trainer's Machoke. When Morrison found out that he was paired up with Ash to battle each other in the second round, he trained his Metang by having it attack the tree. Morrison stops it in the last second when he saw Ash as the tree. In the next episode, it went up against Glalie during Morrison's battle against Ash after both sides lost five of their Pokémon. Metang had some battle tactics such as stopping Glalie's Ice Beam with Confusion and redirecting it back. After a long battle, Metang was defeated by Glalie's spinning Headbutt.

Personality and characteristics

Metang, as a Beldum, was shown to be a very kind Pokémon as shown when it saved Ash from falling off the tree of its own accord. It still retains this kindness even after evolving.

Moves used

Morrison Metang Meteor Mash.png
Using Meteor Mash
Move First Used In
Take Down Less is Morrison
Confusion Saved by the Beldum!
Meteor Mash Choose It or Lose It!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

Morrison's Metang in the Ash and Pikachu manga
As a Beldum

Like in the anime, Metang is Morrison's main Pokémon. It first appeared as a Beldum in A Clash Of Wills!! Eternal Rivals?!. It evolved into Metang in that same chapter. In the next one, Metang was used against Ash's Glalie where both sides kept attacking with Take Down and Headbutt, respectively, but in the end, Metang lost.

Moves used

Morrison Metang Take Down AP.png
Using Take Down
Move First Used In
Take Down A Clash Of Wills!! Eternal Rivals?!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

See also

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Beldum and Metang.

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