Metronome (move)

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Metronome
ゆびをふる Wag Finger
Metronome IX.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Can be repeatedly used without boring the judge.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Makes the order of contestants random in the next turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Metronome (Japanese: ゆびをふる Wag Finger) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

It is:

Effect

0151Mew.png This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Interaction with choice items and moves the user already knows aside from Generation V
You can discuss this on the talk page.

The Metronome user executes a randomly selected move. This called move counts as the last move used.

Because Metronome has normal move priority, a move with higher or lower priority may be executed other than when it normally would. For instance, Metronome may cause Quick Attack to be used after a normal priority move or Counter to be used before a normal priority move.

Generation I

If Metronome successfully calls Hyper Beam or a partial trapping move and has 0 PP before the move fully executes, its PP can roll over in the same manner as the move is called, with full PP Ups applied. A Pokémon will be able to use a move that is disabled if called via Metronome.

Generation II

The Struggle bypassing glitch was fixed, so Metronome's PP cannot roll over.

Generations III and IV

Metronome will not prioritize any Pokémon to target; it will randomly target any opponent a move is able to target (even if the move has a positive effect, such as Heal Pulse). If the move can only target the field, a team, or the user, it will do so. If Metronome chooses Acupressure, it can target the user or an ally (in a Single Battle, it will always target the user).

Generations V and VI

If Metronome chooses Acupressure in a Rotation Battle, it will always target the user.

Pokémon that know Metronome are banned from participating in Pokéstar Studio films.

If Metronome calls a move the user knows and its user is holding a Choice Band, Choice Specs, or Choice Scarf, the move Metronome called will be locked by the Choice item. Otherwise, Metronome is the locked move. If a multi-turn move called by Metronome triggers Cursed Body, the multi-turn move will be disabled by Cursed Body, even if the user of Metronome does not know that move; otherwise, Metronome will be disabled.

Generation VII onwards

If Metronome calls a multi-turn move such as Rollout or Dig and its user is holding a Choice Band, Choice Specs, or Choice Scarf, the move will activate on the first turn, but will fail and end the move on the next turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Metronome, the randomly selected move will become its corresponding Z-Move. If the selected move is a status move, it will not receive its Z-Power effect.

Unselectable moves

0151Mew.png This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Whether Shadow moves can be called, known moves in g8, if anything changed in Gen 9 with the previously unselectable moves
You can discuss this on the talk page.

In all core series games except Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Metronome can select any move except itself, a Max Move, a Z-Move, or any of the moves marked with a ✓ in the following table:


Moves the user knows were intended to be unselectable in Generation III, but due to a coding error, this prohibition does not actually take effect.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Metronome can only select moves introduced in Generation I. It can select any move introduced in Generation I, except itself and the following moves:


Description

Games Description
StadStad2 The user waggles its finger, triggering a move. There is no telling what will happen.
GSC Randomly uses any Pokémon move.
RSEColo.XD Waggles a finger to use any Pokémon move at random.
FRLG Waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into using any move at random.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into randomly using nearly any move.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 31 34 29 31 34BW
31B2W2
31 31SMUSUM
18PE
20
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, Evo.PE
1
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 1
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 30 30 30 20 20 20 20SMUSUM
66PE
60 60
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7 6RSE
4FRLG
6 5 5 5 24
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy 7 6RSE
1, 4FRLG
1, 6 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 24
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 40
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy 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 TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM35
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR14
IX
TM080
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy SwSh
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy SwSh
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 SwSh
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 SwSh
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
067 Machoke Machoke
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Monster
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Monster
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
088 Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy SwSh
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster SwSh
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Dragon Water 1
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy SwSh
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 SwSh
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
199 Slowking Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy SwSh
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass SwSh
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
317 Swalot Swalot
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
419 Floatzel Floatzel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy SwSh
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
549 Lilligant Lilligant
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Grass Grass
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
670 Floette Floette
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
671 Florges Florges
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy SwSh
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy SwSh
719 Diancie Diancie
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
818 Inteleon Inteleon
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field SwSh
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Amped Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Low Key Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
854 Sinistea Sinistea
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous SwSh
855 Polteageist Polteageist
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous SwSh
856 Hatenna Hatenna
PsychicIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
857 Hattrem Hattrem
PsychicIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
858 Hatterene Hatterene
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
859 Impidimp Impidimp
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like SwSh
860 Morgrem Morgrem
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like SwSh
861 Grimmsnarl Grimmsnarl
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like SwSh
863 Perrserker Perrserker
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
869 Alcremie Alcremie
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous SwSh
876 Indeedee Indeedee
Male
PsychicIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy SwSh
876 Indeedee Indeedee
Female
PsychicIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy SwSh
898 Calyrex Calyrex
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
898 Calyrex Calyrex
Ice Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
898 Calyrex Calyrex
Shadow Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
901 Ursaluna Ursaluna
GroundIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
923 Pawmot Pawmot
ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
930 Arboliva Arboliva
GrassIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Grass Grass
944 Shroodle Shroodle
PoisonIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
945 Grafaiai Grafaiai
PoisonIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
957 Tinkatink Tinkatink
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
958 Tinkatuff Tinkatuff
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
959 Tinkaton Tinkaton
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
979 Annihilape Annihilape
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
985 Scream Tail Scream Tail
FairyIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
992 Iron Hands Iron Hands
FightingIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
100 Iron Valiant Iron Valiant
FairyIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokéwalker - Amity Meadow
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1
New York City Pokémon Center
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 Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Metronome is a move with 22PP. The user picks a random move from eligible pool, and performs it in the direction it is currently facing.

In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move is now affected by Taunt.

The pool of selectable moves is noticeably smaller than in main series; out of all moves in the games, only the following can be called:

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 1 —% Uses one of several moves at random. Burgh (Spring 2021) & Togepi

In-depth description

The several moves are as follows:

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros., if Clefairy is released from a Poké Ball, it will use Metronome to copy a move done by another Poké Ball Pokémon. It returns in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but its options are reduced to Explosion, Blizzard, Fire Spin, and Gust.

Togepi is another Pokémon in Melee that will use Metronome when released from a Poké Ball. It can call up Sleep Powder, Leech Seed, Magnitude, Powder Snow, or Night Shade. It reappears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with SmokeScreen replacing Night Shade and Hypnosis replacing Sleep Powder. Togepi uses this new moveset in every game after Brawl.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Randomly looses a move from among all the moves known to Pokémon.
MDTDS Causes the user to unleash a random move drawn from the vast number of moves that Pokémon can know.
BSL たくさんのわざのなかから ランダムで ひとつえらんで わざを くりだす
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
You can use a randomly selected move. Some moves aren't available, so be careful!


In the anime

Clefairy Metronome.png Misty Togepi Metronome.png May Munchlax Metronome.png Clefable Metronome.png
Clefairy Togepi Munchlax Clefable
The user waggles one or both of its fingers and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Clefairy Clefairy Clefairy points its index fingers out and starts to wave them back and forth. Clefairy then performs a random move. Sometimes, Clefairy's fingertips glow white once it has prepared to use a move.
Multiple wild Clefairy Clefairy and the Moon Stone Debut
Multiple wild Clefairy Pikachu's Rescue Adventure None
Whitney's Clefairy A Goldenrod Opportunity None
Multiple wild Clefairy A Real Cleffa-Hanger None
A wild Clefairy Infinite Possibilities! None
Drowzee Drowzee Drowzee waves its arms back and forth until its fingertips begin to glow white. Drowzee then performs a random move.
Butch and Cassidy's Drowzee Pikachu Re-Volts None
Togepi Togepi Togepi begins to wave its arms back and forth until they begin to glow white or Togepi dances. Togepi then performs a random move.
Misty's Togepi Pikachu Re-Volts None
Multiple wild Togepi A Togepi Mirage! None
A wild Togepi The Power of Us None
Cleffa Cleffa Cleffa waves its arms back and forth until they start to glow white. Cleffa then performs a random move.
Multiple wild Cleffa A Real Cleffa-Hanger None
Clefable Clefable Clefable sticks its fingers in the air and waves them back and forth until its fingertips begin to glow white. Clefable then performs a random move.
Multiple wild Clefable A Real Cleffa-Hanger None
A Coordinator's Clefable New Plot, Odd Lot! None
A wild Clefable Infinite Possibilities! None
Munchlax Munchlax Munchlax raises its hands and waves its fingertips back and forth until they start to glow white. It then uses a random move.
May's Munchlax A Real Cleffa-Hanger None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Magical Pokémon Journey


The Electric Tale of Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • The move's Japanese name refers to the wagging finger associated with the move, implying the user is randomly deciding a move from a list. The move's English name refers to the regular ticks associated with the move, which sound like the device it is named after.
  • In the Pokémon anime, Splash has been the most common result of Metronome.
  • The move description was incorrect in Generations II and III, as they stated that the Metronome user can use any move (in reality, there are some unusable moves). This was fixed from Generation IV onwards, stating "nearly any move" instead.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 揮指 Fāijí
Mandarin 揮指 / 挥指 Huīzhǐ *
揮指功 / 挥指功 Huīzhǐ-gōng *
彈指功 Tánzhǐ-gōng *
摇手指 Yáo Shǒuzhǐ *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Metronom
Denmark Flag.png Danish Metronom
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Metronoom
Finland Flag.png Finnish Metronomi
France Flag.png French Métronome
Germany Flag.png German Metronom
Greece Flag.png Greek Μετρονόμος Metronómos
Italy Flag.png Italian Metronomo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 손가락흔들기 Son-garakheundeulgi
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Metronom
Poland Flag.png Polish Metronom
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Metrônomo
Metronome (PS033)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Metrónomo
Russia Flag.png Russian Метроном Metronom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Metrónomo
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Metronom
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vẫy Ngón Tay



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation VIII TMs
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BDSP
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