Metal Burst (move)

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Metal Burst
メタルバースト Metal Burst
Metal Burst VI.png
Metal Burst VI 2.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
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

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

Effect

Metal Burst returns 1.5 times the damage dealt by the foe's last attack. Unlike Counter or Mirror Coat, Metal Burst does not require specifically physical or special damage sources and Metal Burst does not have decreased priority; if the user acts before it is hit by an opponent's damaging move, Metal Burst will fail. The move also fails if it is a substitute that takes the hit. In battles involving multiple Pokémon, Metal Burst will hit the last opponent that dealt damage to the user, even if that opponent is not adjacent to the user; Metal Burst cannot affect allied Pokémon.

Metal Burst can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if any of the moves Encore, Taunt or Torment was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user retaliates against the foe that last inflicted damage on it with much greater power.
BWB2W2
XY
The user retaliates with much greater power against the target that last inflicted damage on it.
ORAS The user retaliates with much greater power against the opponent that last inflicted damage on it.
SM The user retaliates with much greater force against the opponent that last inflicted damage on it.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1
304 Aron Aron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 46 53BW
50B2W2
50XY
49ORAS
49
305 Lairon Lairon
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 56 67BW
62B2W2
62XY
55ORAS
55
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 65 82BW
74B2W2
74XY
63ORAS
63
410 Shieldon Shieldon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster 37 37 37 37
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster 43 43 43 43
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 24HGSS 24 24 24
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 67 1, 67 1, 55
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
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

Core series games

Metal Burst IV.png Metal Burst V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Spin-off series games

Metal Burst PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 金屬爆炸 Gāmsuhk Baauja *
合金爆裂 Hahpgām Baauliht *
Mandarin 金屬爆炸 / 金属爆炸 Jīnshǔ Bàozhà *
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 Métallo Ékrixi
India Flag.png Hindi मेटल का धमाका Metal Ka Dhamaka
Italy Flag.png Italian Metalscoppio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메탈버스트 Metal Burst
Poland Flag.png Polish Metaliczny Wybuch
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Explosão de Metal
Explosão Metálica (manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Explosão Metálica
Jorro Metálico
Romania Flag.png Romanian Explozia Metalică
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Metalni Prasak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Represión Metal*
Repr. Metal*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kim Loại Công Phá


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