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Talk:Beldum (Pokémon)

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Sprites

hey, what did u think of those GBA pics? Zelos

It's a good idea, but I need to know a few more things - what version are they from? - 振霖T 07:12, 11 September 2005 (CDT)
its from emerald, how so? i have all those pics if u want it.Btw we could add it in the list aswell. Zelos
Hmm, if it's from Emerald, then shouldn't they be animated? - 振霖T
maybe, but where i got this pics they aint. But if they dont does it really matter? Zelos
Did you happen to get them from Serebii.net? His Emerald sprites aren't animated. We can't take sprites from someone else's site without permission. --Argy 11:58, 11 September 2005 (CDT)
have you tried to save a pic from that site? yo cant even copy text so how would i get the pictures from it? atleast i couldnt save them from that site. a friend gave me those, where he got them i dont know - unsigned comment from Zelos (talkcontribs)
The Emerald sprites are used as avatars in the forums there, and those can be saved easily. I am not accusing you of stealing (frankly, a sprite is a sprite no matter its origin). I am just trying to avoid inter-site conflicts (even though it is doubtful other sites would be able to tell the origin of our sprites). --Argy 15:46, 11 September 2005 (CDT)
good good - unsigned comment from Zelos (talkcontribs)

Sprites aside, I seem to have found somthng wrong in the game. The Beldums I've seen are at level 53, long after they should have evolved. - unsigned comment from Ditto123 (talkcontribs)

Pokémon don't have to evolve as soon as they are able to. Where did you see them? If it was an in-game trainer, then they often have Pokémon at levels where they could be a higher evolutionary form. --FabuVinny T-C-S 17:01, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
Wild Beldums are naturally level 52 or 53, can't remember which. Jonah 17:03, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
I found it on route 228 during a mass outbreak. But if they are past level 45, when they should have evolved into metagross, when do they evolve? - unsigned comment from Ditto123 (talkcontribs)
Pokémon can always delay evolution until any level after their evolution level. So, technicaly, Beldum can - but do not necessarily have to - evolve into Metang at any level from 20 to 100. --Pie ~ 17:44, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Sandstorm damage question

In the trivia section for Beldum it says:

"However, in Generation IV, Beldum can be found as a swarm on Route 228, making Beldum incredibly difficult to capture due to both its self-damaging move and the ever-present sandstorm."

However Steel types are not normally effected by Sandstorm, which does not hit Steel, Ground or Rock type pokemon. In my version of Pearl I have observed Beldum quite happily getting about in a Sandstorm without taking any damage from it.

Does the Sandstorm have some other effect on catch rates that I don't know about? If not, can someone confirm or deny the damage aspect so we can change the trivia? Castorquinn 14:53, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Sandstorm raises SpDef for all Steel, Rock, and Ground-types. So it's rather difficult to capture, since stat raises make Pokémon hard to catch ((not sure about that)) Tina 17:51, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
that's when sandstorm is used as a move, if sandstorm is just the normal weather, it will not affect stats. Donate a mudkip to 折り紙ガイ today! 18:30, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Okay, so am I okay to remove the reference to the sandstorm weather effect from that line of trivia? All the other information is accurate. Castorquinn 23:16, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Is There any proof that the sandstorm boost doesn't occur on natural sandstorms? I've never heard of it before. Shiny Lanturn 13:27, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
I think all are the same, may it be by move or area. tc26 13:29, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Umm...

Beldum is the only Pokémon in a regional Dex that must be gotten post-Elite Four, right? Excluding trading, because of Beldum, you can't complete the Hoenn Dex pre-Elite Four, right? PH1RESTRIKE 00:05, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

What about Dialga in Pearl/Palkia in Diamond? — Laoris (Blah) 00:11, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
No, you can see it in the book right after Stark Mountain quest. Sinnoh can be fully dexed before the E4; this has been discussed previously and I think Zhen did it. — THE TROM — 08:44, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh ok. You mean Mt. Coronet quest, tho, right? — Laoris (Blah) 08:48, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
*hits self with shovel* Yeeeah... — THE TROM — 08:51, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
OK, let me rephrase. How about the only non-legendary? Fi-ray ►strike! 18:13, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
There are some Gen II Pokemon that can only be caught in the Kanto section of those games; i.e. Houndour at Route 7. So, I think not. — THE TROM — 23:47, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

What?

I almost caught a Beldum that actually knew more than 1 move!It knew Struggle and Take Down. But why?--sorou 18:02, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Pokémon that know Struggle have exhausted their normal movelist. Please investigate these matters yourself before jumping right onto talk pages. —darklordtrom 22:06, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

HG/SS Safari

Looks like you can catch wild beldums on HG/SS Safari. I didn't nor I can check it, this is word from a friend. And [spanish pokemon wiki] also says that. Anyone checked that? Zak Undersn 23:57, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

The german Pokéwiki also states that, though I do not know who had this information first. Qwesx 17:00, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
It's pretty much confirmed. The wiki page for the Safari Zone lists it, and so does the Pokémon Company walkthrough. I'd add it, but I'm not sure what the protocol is for that. Cornbread 00:51, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
Protocol is "go do it". Don't be scared to edit. —darklordtrom 03:06, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Korean

Is its Korean name really Metang? Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 14:05, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

It is. Why wouldn't it? --Maxim 14:39, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
I was just wondering, because Metang is its evolution's name. Turtwig's A-B-Cs (talk | contribs) 14:48, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Sprites

The black and white beldum sprites are not shoing up as images, just as links, and the links dont show the images.--Kataangforever1 01:18, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

That's because we don't have the images yet :D —darklordtrom 10:09, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Shiny?

Is there any way to get the Beldum from Steven to be Shiny, or will it always be normal? Gliscorguy54 17:40, 7 November 2010 (UTC) Just Save in front of the ball and recontinue untill you get itMeearaimeng 08:30, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Catch Rate Trivia

The last part of the catch rate of 3 trivia brings up the everlasting sandstorm as if it made catching Beldum difficult along with Take Down. It correctly mentions that Steel, Rock, and Ground types are unaffected, but what does Beldum have to worry about when it happens to be part Steel type? The sandstorm isn't doing anything to it... So why's that part there? Shiramu Kuromu 23:20, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

The sandstorm can damage whatever Pokémon you send out to capture the Beldum. —Minimiscience 23:31, 28 December 2010 (UTC)