Melmetal (Pokémon)

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0808MS.png #0808: Meltan
Pokémon
#0810: Grookey 0810MS.png
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Melmetal (disambiguation).
Melmetal
Hex Nut Pokémon
メルメタル
Melmetal
#0809
Melmetal
Melmetal
Gigantamax Melmetal
Gigantamax Melmetal



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Melmetal
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Iron Fist Cacophony
Gigantamax Melmetal
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Gigantamax Melmetal
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
8'02" 2.5 m
Melmetal
82'00"+ 25.0+ m
Gigantamax Melmetal
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
1763.7 lbs. 800.0 kg
Melmetal
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Melmetal
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Melmetal
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Melmetal
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
F0809.png F000.png
Gigantamax Melmetal
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
0
External Links

Melmetal (Japanese: メルメタル Melmetal) is a Steel-type Mythical Pokémon introduced during Generation VII. It first appeared in Pokémon GO and later made its core series debut in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

In Pokémon GO, it evolves from Meltan by using 400 Meltan Candy. Currently, Meltan cannot evolve in other games.

Melmetal has a Gigantamax form, which debuted with the release of Pokémon GO transfer compatibility with Pokémon HOME. It can Gigantamax into Gigantamax Melmetal if it has the Gigantamax Factor.

It was officially revealed on October 24, 2018.

Biology

Melmetal is made up of several metallic nuts that it can move individually

Melmetal is a large, silver Pokémon with a vaguely humanoid build that consists mostly of liquid metal. Many dark-gray hexagonal nuts are embedded in or attached to its body: one around each shoulder, one around the center of each arm, one in each hand, one in each foot, and a small light gray one in the center of its torso. A large, golden hexagonal nut encircles its neck and a smaller one acts as its head. Floating in its head is a small, dark gray sphere which may be oscillated. It has a small red tail resembling an electrical wire.

Melmetal is a Pokémon that has come back to life after 3,000 years. In ancient times, it was worshiped for its ability to create metal from nothing. According to Professor Willow, Melmetal lived in a secluded area deep within a wooded land that was full of sedimentary rocks rich with magnetite, and its shed metal was used by ancient people to create unique metal tools. The process of evolution has hardened its body, making it incredibly sturdy. However, it is still in a liquid state and has some flexibility, particularly in its heavy hex nut arms.[1] Melmetal applies centrifugal force on its arms, allowing it to have the strongest punches of all Pokémon. When it attacks, the nuts encircling its arms slide down as if to bulk up its fists.[2] Melmetal is said to be created when one strong Meltan absorbs the group it lives with in order to evolve. When Melmetal reaches the end of its life, it will rust and break down into small shards, from which new Meltan will be born.

Melmetal is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Double Iron Bash.

Forms

Melmetal has a Gigantamax form.

As Gigantamax Melmetal, it becomes a large cyclopean giant, told in legends. The dark-gray hexagonal nuts are now embedded as five fingers for its hands, two for the feet, two underneath the shoulder, and two connecting the shoulder to a large golden nut at the center of its chest. A silver hexagonal nut is located on its abdomen, and it has a large red tail resembling an electrical wire located behind it. The head is shaped like a knight's helmet with three red clouds surrounding it. Inside is a smaller golden hexagonal nut, with a glowing red and gray sphere floating in the center of it.

In its Gigantamax state, Melmetal can use its elastic and flexible body to land punches at foes while keeping its distance. By bringing the hex nuts on its fists together, it can create gigantic fists for an even bigger punch. Gigantamax Melmetal can release tremendous electric beams from its belly, capable of vaporizing opponents and even an entire hill. The electricity is generated by the flow of liquid metal stored in Gigantamax Melmetal's body.[3]

Gigantamax Melmetal is the only known Pokémon capable of using the G-Max Move G-Max Meltdown.

Gigantamax Melmetal
0809Melmetal-Gigantamax.png

Evolution

Melmetal evolves from Meltan.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0808Meltan.png
Unevolved
Meltan
 Steel 

0809Melmetal.png
First evolution
Melmetal
 Steel 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#153
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu Revered long ago for its capacity to create iron from nothing, for some reason it has come back to life after 3,000 years.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword At the end of its life-span, Melmetal will rust and fall apart. The small shards left behind will eventually be reborn as Meltan.*
Shield Centrifugal force is behind the punches of Melmetal's heavy hex-nut arms. Melmetal is said to deliver the strongest punches of all Pokémon.*
Gigantamax Melmetal
Sword In a distant land, there are legends about a cyclopean giant. In fact, the giant was a Melmetal that was flooded with Gigantamax energy.*
Shield It can send electric beams streaking out from the hole in its belly. The beams' tremendous energy can vaporize an opponent in one shot.*
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Unavailable
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Unavailable
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Transfer from Pokémon GO after evolving Meltan
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOME
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VII side games.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
GO
Evolve Meltan
HOME
Transfer from Let's Go Pikachu, or Let's Go Eevee
Transfer from Pokémon GO after evolving Meltan
Transfer one or more Pokemon from Pokémon GO via GO Transporter (Gigantamax Factor)


In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
HOME Pokémon GO Melmetal Worldwide hide 100Dynamax icon.png November 10, 2020 onwards


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
135
195 - 242 380 - 474
143
133 - 214 261 - 423
143
133 - 214 261 - 423
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
34
35 - 94 65 - 183
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

Melmetal is available in Sword and Shield.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
Evo.Evo. Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
2424 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
3232 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
4848 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 08585% 20
5656 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
6464 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
7272 Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 05050% 5
8080 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
8888 Double Iron Bash Steel Physical 06060 100100% 5
9696 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Melmetal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Melmetal

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM04
Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png
TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11
Bag TM Grass SwSh Sprite.png
TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM20
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21
Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png
TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43
Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png
TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48
Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png
TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM76
Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png
TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM90
Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png
TM90 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM97
Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png
TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR01
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05
Bag TR Ice Sprite.png
TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR08
Bag TR Electric Sprite.png
TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09
Bag TR Electric Sprite.png
TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27
Bag TR Normal Sprite.png
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR39
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png
TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR46
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR70
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR79
Bag TR Steel Sprite.png
TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR93
Bag TR Dark Sprite.png
TR93 Darkest Lariat Dark Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR94
Bag TR Ground Sprite.png
TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR99
Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png
TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Melmetal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Melmetal

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Melmetal in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Melmetal in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Melmetal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Melmetal

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Melmetal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Melmetal
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Melmetal
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Melmetal
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield

Side game data

Pokémon GO
GO809.png Base HP: 264 Base Attack: 226 Base Defense: 190
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock
Charged Attacks: Flash Cannon, Thunderbolt, Hyper Beam, Rock Slide, Superpower*, Double Iron Bash*

Form data

Gigantamax

Dynamax icon.png
Gigantamax Factor
Melmetal
Melmetal
Melmetal
 Steel 

Dynamax Band
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
Melmetal
Gigantamax Melmetal
Melmetal
 Steel 

Evolution data

0808Meltan.png
Unevolved
Meltan
 Steel 
GO Meltan Candy artwork.png + HOME GO icon.png
400 Meltan Candy
in Pokémon GO
0809Melmetal.png
First evolution
Melmetal
 Steel 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 809.png
Spr 7p 809 s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 809.png
Spr 8s 809 s.png
Spr 8s 809Gi.png
Spr 8s 809Gi s.png
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0809.png HOME0809 s.png
HOME0809Gi.png HOME0809Gi s.png
809MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Melmetal images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Melmetal in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Melmetal

Melmetal debuted in Final Rivals!, where Ash's Meltan evolved the night before the Manalo Conference finals. It did so by combining with its fellow Meltan.

Minor appearances

GOTCHA!

A Melmetal briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Melmetal (TCG)

Trivia

  • Melmetal and its pre-evolved form have several unique attributes:
  • Melmetal is the only Mythical Pokémon to have a Gigantamax form.
    • Melmetal is also the only Pokémon introduced in Generation VII to have a Gigantamax form.
    • Moreover, Melmetal is the only Pokémon whose Gigantamax form cannot be obtained through the Max Soup.
      • Although Melmetal's Shiny form is legitimately available, its Shiny Gigantamax form is not, as the Gigantamax Melmetal distributed in Pokémon HOME is not Shiny. Melmetal is the only Pokémon with this attribute.
  • Melmetal is the heaviest Mythical Pokémon.
  • Melmetal is coded to learn the move Thunder Punch upon evolving. However, this is impossible due to Meltan being unable to evolve in the core series games.

Origin

Melmetal has similar design aesthetics to its pre-evolution, Meltan. Its head and features resemble hexagonal nuts, and its tail resembles an exposed wire. Its body may be based on either gallium or mercury; both are metallic elements with relatively low melting points (gallium melting at 86 °F (30 °C) and mercury being liquid at room temperature), both can conduct electricity, and both can easily react with many other metals to form alloys and amalgams. Additionally, Melmetal and its Gigantamax form may have been based on the Cyclops.

Name origin

Melmetal may be a combination of melt and metal.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese メルメタル Melmetal From melt and metal
France Flag.png French Melmetal Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Melmetal Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Melmetal Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Melmetal Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 멜메탈 Melmetal Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 美錄梅塔 / 美录梅塔 Měilùméitǎ Transcription of Japanese name; the character contains the radical
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 美錄梅塔 Méihluhkmùihtaap Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name; the character luhk contains the radical


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