Metal Burst (move)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to navigationJump to search
Metal Burst
メタルバースト Metal Burst
Metal Burst VIII.png
Metal Burst VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • 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 the user's substitute is hit instead. 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.
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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 VIII IX
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1
304 Aron Aron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 46 53BW
50B2W2
50XY
49ORAS
49 60
305 Lairon Lairon
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 56 67BW
62B2W2
62XY
55ORAS
55 76
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 65 82BW
74B2W2
74XY
63ORAS
63 88
410 Shieldon Shieldon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster 37 37 37 37 37BDSP
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster 43 43 43 43 43BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1, 26BDSP
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 24HGSS 24 24 24 64SwSh
72BDSP
64
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 52
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 67 1, 67 1, 55 35
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 43 49
863 Perrserker Perrserker
SteelIC Big.png Field Field 1 1
884 Duraludon Duraludon
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Mineral Dragon 60
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 44
Kingambit Kingambit
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1
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 VIII IX
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 BDSP
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
Orthworm Orthworm
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Metal Burst is a non-damaging move with 16 PP. The user will give itself Metal Burst status condition for 8-11 turns, causing adjacent attacks be reflected back at adjacent enemies for half the damage. Being a non-damaging move, it is affected by Taunt.

In Gates to Infinity onwards, the user will reflect 3/4 of the move's damage back at the attacker. The status now lasts 6 turns.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 3 1 150 180 100% An opponent The user takes up a counterattacking posture. Using this move again will cause the user to leave this posture. No other actions can be taken while in this posture. The user will leave this posture if hit by an attack move while it is in this counterattacking posture, then attacks the opponent that made the hit. The more damage the user has taken, the greater the power of this attack. Grimsley (Kimono) & Bisharp

In-depth description

This move's power scales based on how much HP the user loses while in their counterattacking posture. The more HP lost, the higher this move's power multiplier. This boost resets when the user leaves this posture.

Here is a table showing the specifics of this move[1]:

HP Lost While in Counterattacking Posture Power Multiplier*
0% — 33.3% ×1
33.4% — 50% ×1.5
50.1% — 83.3% ×2.3
83.4% — 99.9% ×3.37

Past description

  • Prior to Version 2.20.0*: ...The more damage the user has taken, the greater the power of this move.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Gives the Pokémon that uses this move the Metal Burst status, which enables the Pokémon to counter damage from moves and regular attacks, inflicting half the damage on all surrounding enemies.
BSL じぶんを メタルバーストじょうたいにかえる てきからうけた わざや こうげきの はんぶんのダメージを まわりの てきポケモンに あたえる
MDGtI You'll get the Metal Burst status, which enables you to counter when you take damage.
SMD You'll get the Metal Burst status condition, which enables you to counter when you take damage from moves.
MDRTDX You'll get the Metal Burst condition, which enables you to counter when you take damage from moves.


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
Bastiodon 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

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Metal Burst has the same description text as Comeuppance.

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 Metalbeoseuteu
Poland Flag.png Polish Metaliczny Wybuch
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Explosão Metálica
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Jorro Metálico
Romania Flag.png Romanian Explozia Metalică
Russia Flag.png Russian Взрыв Металла Vzryv Metalla
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Metalni Prasak
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Explosión de Metal
Spain Flag.png Spain Represión Metal*
Repr. Metal*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kim Loại Công Phá



Variations of the move Metal Burst
PhysicalIC.png Metal BurstComeuppance


Project Moves and Abilities logo.png This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.