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* [[Sableye]] is the only non-[[Steel]] type Pokémon that can learn this move.
==In other languages==
==In other languages==

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Metal Burst
メタルバースト Metal Burst
Metal Burst V.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Points double if last to appeal.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Metal Burst (Japanese: メタルバースト Metal Burst) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Generation IV

Metal Burst returns 1.5 times the damage dealt by the foe's last attack. Unlike Counter or Mirror Coat, Metal Burst doesn't require specifically Physical or Special damage sources and Metal Burst does not force the user to go last (in other words, it relies on the user's speed). However, if the user is faster than its opponent, Metal Burst will fail. In Double Battles, Metal Burst will hit the last opponent that dealt damage to the attacker; Metal Burst cannot affect allied Pokémon.

Generation V

In Triple Battles, Metal Burst can hit non-adjacent opponents provided a non-adjacent opponent was the last Pokémon to attack the user.


Games Description
The user retaliates against the foe that last inflicted damage on it with much greater power.
The user retaliates with much greater power against the target that last inflicted damage on it.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock 46 53 50 '
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock 56 67 62 '
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock 65 82 74 '
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel 37 37 '
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel 43 43 '
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon   24 24 '
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel   -- '
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting   67 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost no Bisharp
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel no Smeargle
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Byron Bastiodon Metal Burst.png Byron Bastiodon Metal Burst throwing.png Byron Bastiodon Metal Burst hit.png None.png
Bastiodon Metal Burst thrown Hitting the opponent
The user creates a ball of energy that absorbs the opponent's attack before firing it back
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon's body glows metallic as an opponent attacks it and it opens its mouth, forming a white ball in front of its mouth. The ball absorbs the attack and Bastiodon fires the white ball at the opponent.
Byron's Bastiodon Dealing With Defensive Types! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Metal Burst IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Sableye is the only non-Steel type Pokémon that can learn this move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 合金爆裂 Héjīn Bàoliè
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Metaalbarst
France Flag.png French Fulmifer
Germany Flag.png German Metallstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Μεταλλική Έκρηξη
India Flag.png Hindi मेटल का धमाका Metal Ka Dhamaka
Italy Flag.png Italian Metalscoppio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메탈버스트 Metal Burst
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Explosão Metálica
Romania Flag.png Romanian Explozia Metalică
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Metalni Prasak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Repr. Metal

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