Morrison's Metang

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Morrison's Metang
マサムネのメタング Masamune's Metang
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Morrison's Metang
Debuts in Less is Morrison
Caught at Unknown
Evolves in Saved by the Beldum
Gender Gender unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Morrison
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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. It is also his main Pokémon and was usually seen outside its Poké Ball.

In the anime

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 defeated Team Rocket with a Take Down along with Pikachu's Quick Attack.

Metang and Morrison

In Saved by the Beldum, Beldum 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 Thunder Punch. Just when it was about to be defeated, Beldum evolved into a Metang and used Confusion to stop Electabuzz's Thunder Punch from making contact with it. Metang then finished off Electabuzz with a Take Down, taking out the Thunderbolt Pokémon.

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

In A Judgment Brawl, after Ash defeated Katie, Metang defeated a 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 a tree. Morrison stopped it at 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 had 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 is a very kind Pokémon, as shown when it saved Ash from falling off a tree of its own accord. It deeply cares for its Trainer and has a strong willpower, continuing to fight even when the odds are against it.

Moves used

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Using Take Down
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

Ash & Pikachu

Morrison's Metang in the Ash & 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

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Using Take Down as a Beldum
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.


  • Morrison's Beldum is the only one of its species to appear in the main anime series.

Related articles

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

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