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.
Generation VII
Halves the Pokémon's weight.
Generation VIII
Halves the Pokémon's weight.
Generation IX
Halves the Pokémon's weight.

Light Metal (Japanese: ライトメタル Light Metal) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. In Generation IX, it is the signature Ability of Scizor.


In battle

Halves the weight of the Pokémon with this Ability, rounded down to the nearest tenth (e.g., Metang, normally weighing 202.5 kg, will weigh 101.2 kg if it has Light Metal).

Autotomize is applied before other weight-modifying effects, including Light Metal. A Pokémon's weight cannot be reduced below 0.1 kg.

This has no effect on the Heavy Ball, which uses the Pokémon's species' weight rather than its current weight.

Outside of battle

Light Metal has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Light Metal

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Steel Swarm TechnicianGen IV+ Light Metal
0374 Beldum Beldum
Steel Psychic Clear Body None Light Metal
0375 Metang Metang
Steel Psychic Clear Body None Light Metal
0376 Metagross Metagross
Steel Psychic Clear Body None Light Metal
0379 Registeel Registeel
Steel Steel Clear Body None Light Metal
0884 Duraludon Duraludon
Steel Dragon Light Metal Heavy Metal Stalwart
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.


  • Due to the way damage is calculated for Grass Knot and Low Kick, Metagross will take maximum damage from these moves even with Light Metal.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 輕金屬 Hīnggāmsuhk
Mandarin 輕金屬 / 轻金属 Qīngjīnshǔ
France Flag.png French Light Metal
Germany Flag.png German Leichtmetall
Italy Flag.png Italian Metalleggero
South Korea Flag.png Korean 라이트메탈 Light Metal
Spain Flag.png Spanish Metal LivianoVI+
Met. LivianoV

Variations of the Ability Heavy Metal
Heavy MetalLight Metal

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