Steven's Metagross

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Steven's Metagross
ダイゴのメタグロス Daigo's Metagross
Poké Ball
Steven Shiny Metagross.png
Steven's Metagross Shiny
Steven Shiny Mega Metagross.png
As a Mega Metagross Shiny
Debuts in Mega Evolution Special II
Caught at Hoenn
Gender Genderless*
Ability Clear Body*
Tough Claws*
Current location With Steven
376
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Metagross Kenta Miyake

Steven's Metagross (Japanese: ダイゴのメタグロス Daigo's Metagross) is a Pokémon owned by Steven Stone in the games, anime, and manga.

In the anime

In the main series

History

Metagross and Steven
In the Mega Evolution Specials

Metagross first appeared in Mega Evolution Special II as a Shiny Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution. Steven sent it out in a battle against Alain's Charizard. It had very little trouble handling Charizard both offensively and defensively. Before the battle could be finished, however, it was interrupted by Lysandre and his Pyroar, who used Flamethrower. Steven later sent out Metagross and Mega Evolved it while facing Mega Rayquaza. When Alain's Charizard was struck by Rayquaza's Dragon Ascent, Metagross tried to grab it, but was knocked away by Rayquaza. It was then forced to take evasive action to avoid Rayquaza's Draco Meteor.

Metagross reappeared in Mega Evolution Special III, where it was used to battle Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon to prevent them from reaching the Megalith. While Charizard faced Groudon, Metagross took on Kyogre. After Charizard was overpowered by Groudon and then returned to its Poké Ball, Metagross dealt with Kyogre by itself. It later protected Mairin from incoming chunks of ice while she was getting Alain to safety after he was knocked unconscious. Both Kyogre and Groudon were eventually stopped and defeated by Mega Rayquaza.

In the main series

Metagross made its main series debut in a flashback in Rivals: Today and Tomorrow!. It appeared in another flashback in Coming Apart at the Dreams!, alongside its Trainer.

In The Right Hero for the Right Job!, Steven and Metagross arrived at Lysandre Labs, where the two engaged in a battle against Mable and several Team Flare Grunts, allowing Serena, Team Rocket, Mairin, and Professor Sycamore to infiltrate the base. It later appeared to subdue numerous other Team Flare Grunts with Psychic.

In the following episode, Metagross was sent out to fight against the Megalith Zygarde to prevent it from reaching Anistar City's Sundial alongside Serena's Braixen and Professor Sycamore's Garchomp. The three Pokémon were quickly subdued by the creatures massive roots, but were freed by Ash's Pikachu and Greninja, and Alain's Charizard. Despite their help, Metagross and the others were eventually subdued again, but were freed once again by a combined attack from the Pokémon of all the Kalos Gym Leaders and Diantha. After strategizing, everyone combined their powers to fend off the Giant Rock's roots, allowing Ash and Alain to reach its center and save Chespie, bringing the creature down. After the resurrection of the Megalith Zygarde, who was now controlled by Lysandre, Metagross continued to fight the creature until Lysandre's control device was destroyed which allowed Squishy and Z2 to destroy the Megalith Zygarde.

Personality and characteristics

Metagross's Metagrossite

During its battle with Alain's Charizard, Metagross was able to withstand powerful attacks, including ones that are super-effective, such as Blast Burn. It is also capable of dealing large amounts of damage as well with powerful Steel-type attacks, such as Flash Cannon and Meteor Mash. As shown in Mega Evolution Special III, it can be friendly, such as when it voluntarily defended Mairin with Protect and fist-bumped Chespie after the battle.

Moves used

Steven Metagross Psychic.png
Using Psychic
Move First Used In
Psychic Mega Evolution Special II
Flash Cannon Mega Evolution Special II
Meteor Mash Mega Evolution Special II
Protect Mega Evolution Special III
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Metagross briefly appeared in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, where it was seen in its Mega Evolved form during a battle against Brendan's Sceptile.

Moves used

Steven Mega Metagross Psychic ORAS Trailer.png
Using Psychic as
Mega Metagross
Move First Used In
Psychic Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Steven's Metagross appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer. Alongside Cynthia's Garchomp and Lance's Dragonite, it battled Cheren's Stoutland, Misty's Starmie, and Korrina's Lucario. At the behest of its Trainer, Metagross used Flash Cannon on the opposing Pokémon, but they managed to defend themselves with their own attacks.

Moves used

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Using Flash Cannon
Move First Used In
Flash Cannon Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Steven owns a Metagross in every game he appears in, except for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, as he doesn't battle the player. It was only mentioned in one of Steven's quotes.

In the core series

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it gains the ability to Mega Evolve. It also appears as a Shiny Mega Pokémon in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version to promote the Shiny Metagrossite Beldum that launched at the full version's release.

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Pokémon Emerald Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 ORAS Special Demo Version
Spr 3r 376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Metagross Lv.58
Meteor Mash
Steel
Psychic
Psychic
Earthquake
Ground
Hyper Beam
Normal
Spr 3e 376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Metagross Lv.78
Meteor Mash
Steel
Psychic
Psychic
Earthquake
Ground
Shadow Ball
Ghost
Spr 5b 376.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Occa Berry Sprite.png Occa Berry
Metagross Lv.50
Bullet Punch
Steel Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Earthquake
Ground Physical
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical
376Metagross-Shiny.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Metagrossite Sprite.png Metagrossite
Metagross Lv.45ShinyVIStar.png
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Bullet Punch
Steel Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Champion battle/Second Multi Battle Battle Maison Multi Battle Partner
376Metagross.png
Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Metagrossite Sprite.png Metagrossite
Metagross Lv.59/79
Bullet Punch
Steel Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical
Giga Impact
Normal Physical
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Types:
Steel Psychic
Ability:
Clear Body
Held item:
Bag Metagrossite Sprite.png Metagrossite
Metagross Lv.50
Meteor Mash
Steel Physical
Zen Headbutt
Psychic Physical
Bullet Punch
Steel Physical
Hammer Arm
Fighting Physical

In events

Pokémon Game Show Pokémon

Metagross was distributed at Japan's Pokémon Game Show from August 17 to 18, 2013 as one of the Champion's Pokémon that appeared throughout all main series games released prior to Generation VI. Their level and moveset are based on the main series games they first appeared in. It has IVs of 30 for all stats.

The Trainer ID number is based on the game's release date in Japan, November 21, 2002.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball summary IV.png メタグロス Dex No. 376 Serious nature. Ground Earthquake Souvenir Ribbon
Lv. 58 Type   Normal Hyper Beam
Spr 5b 376.png Steel Psychic Pokémon League Psychic Psychic
OT ダイゴ Apparently had a Steel Meteor Mash
ID No. 11212 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in Japan
from August 17 to 18, 2013.
Item Ability Lv. 58.
Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry Clear Body  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: B W B2 W2
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters

Sync pair

Steven's Metagross appears alongside Steven as a sync pair.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Move Type(s) Weakness Role Passive Skill(s) Base Potential Availability
#81 Steven #376 MastersIcon376.png Metagross
Steel
SteelIC Masters.png
Ghost
GhostIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png Power Chain 3
Impervious
★★★★★ Limited Sync Pair Scout
#81 Steven #376 MastersIcon376M.png Metagross
Mega Metagross
Steel
SteelIC Masters.png
Ghost
GhostIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png Power Chain 3
Impervious
★★★★★ Use Sync Move in battle
Moves available
Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Best There Is! None Status 0 (2 uses) Self Raises the user’s Defense. Ensures that the user’s next attack will be a critical hit. If Metagross has Mega Evolved, makes the user able to endure the next hit it takes.
Bullet Punch Steel Physical 0 (3 uses) 75 90 100% An opponent Quick Move

No additional effect.

Note that there are only three uses available per battle for this move.

Iron Head Steel Physical 3 92 110 100% An opponent Has a moderate chance of making the target flinch.
Meteor Mash Steel Physical 2 55 66 90% An opponent Has a small chance of raising the user's Attack.
X Attack None Status 0 (2 uses) Self Sharply raises the user’s Attack.
Sync moves
Name Type Category Base Power Max Power Effect
Solid Steel Meteor Mash Steel Physical 160 192 Become Mega Metagross until the end of battle.
Story events

Steven's Metagross can be battled in the story event The Stronger There Is.

Co-op
Name Difficulty Trainer Pokémon Completion Rewards
Middle
Take Down Steven! Round 1 Normal VSSteven Masters.png
Steven
Masters376.png
Metagross
Weakness: GhostIC Masters.png
400 coins
Voucher R ×11
Take Down Steven! Round 2 Hard 1,500 coins
Voucher R ×13
Take Down Steven! Round 3 Very Hard 1,900 coins
Voucher R ×25

Pokémon Tretta

Metagross appears in Pokémon Tretta.

Tretta No. Name Type Class
Z1-05 Metagross (Birth! Z Tretta!!) Steel Tretta Master class.png
 



Artwork

Steven with Mega Metagross.png Trainer Collection Steven Stone Artwork.png Masters Steven Metagross artwork.png
Artwork from
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Illustration featuring Steven and his team Pokémon Masters key artwork of Metagross and Steven by Ken Sugimori

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Metagross in Pokémon Adventures
As a Mega Metagross

History

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Metagross is Steven's first known Pokémon. It debuted in Blowing Past Nosepass II alongside its Trainer. In Ring Ring Goes Beldum, Metagross was first used in battle inside of the Granite Cave, where Steven used it to battle a group of wild Mawile that were attacking Ruby. Metagross defeated the Mawile by surprising them with an attack from underground.

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XII, Metagross was used to save Wallace from a rampaging Tabitha under the influence of the Blue Orbs power. Steven and Metagross stalled Tabitha so that Wallace can head off to Sootopolis City. Once Tabitha had been defeated, Steven and Metagross went to Sootopolis, where Groudon and Kyogre were having their climactic battle. With the help of Sapphire and a blind boy, Steven unlocked the seals containing Regirock, Regice, and Registeel. Steven would use these three Pokémon to help contain the power that Groudon and Kyogre released during their fight while Ruby and Sapphire trained on Mirage Island to prepare for their final battle.

After Groudon and Kyogre are defeated and return to their slumber, Steven dies from the strain of controlling three Legendary Pokémon at once. Wallace borrowed Metagross to transport himself to Sootopolis so that he can help combat Archie and Maxie for the final battle. Metagross was returned to its Trainer after Steven was revived with Ruby's Celebi's powers.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

In Omega Alpha Adventure 6, it is revealed that with Steven's Mega Stickpin and its Metagrossite, Metagross can Mega Evolve into Mega Metagross. It first Mega Evolved to battle a mysterious Pokémon that attacked Emerald on the Sea Mauville. It Mega Evolved again to battle Zinnia and her army of former Team Magma and Aqua Grunts. As the battle goes on, Metagross quickly exhausts itself and loses the energy to battle. Steven reveals that Metagross also donated its life energy to the dimensional shifter, but the energy drain left it much weaker than normal and it cannot stay Mega Evolved for a long period of time. Steven states he attempted to try various means to bring Metagross back to full strength, but none of them worked.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 21, Metagross assisted in stopping the meteoroid.

Platinum chapter

In Leaping Past Lopunny, Metagross was seen with Steven as he sold the Villa he was staying in while searching for rare stones in the Sinnoh region. Once he finished, the two flew back to Hoenn.

Personality and characteristics

Metagross's magnetism allows it to float in the air, and as such, Steven has been mainly relying on it as a method of flight transportation. It has also been shown to be an extremely strong battler, defeating a group of wild Pokémon at once without any sort of trouble.

During the Groudon and Kyogre arc, Metagross allowed Wallace to ride on it after Steven was killed by the strain of controlling the Legendary golems.

Moves used

Steven Metagross Reflect Adventures.png
Using Reflect
Move First Used In
Meteor Mash The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XII
Reflect A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel I
Metal Claw Omega Alpha Adventure 6
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Steven's Metagross in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Steven's Metagross
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Metagross Metal Celestial Storm Rare Holo 95/168 Sky-Splitting Charisma R 055/096
 

Merchandise

CP2 accessories

The release of the Legendary Shine Collection on July 18, 2015 also saw several TCG storage and protection solutions become available to purchase. These included:

Sleeves:

The Steven & Mega Metagross Premium Sleeves (Japanese: デッキシールドプレミアム ダイゴ&メガメタグロス Deck Shield Premium: Daigo & Mega Metagross) feature Hoenn Champion Steven Stone and his Mega Evolved Metagross. Each pack contains 62 card sleeves and could only be purchased at Pokémon Centers. The sleeves were released again on January 27, 2017 after fans voted it the second favorite choice in the Deck Shield Big Election 35 campaign, which was a poll to select the top 5 card sleeve designs from 35 of those previously released. The poll was held in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Pokémon Trading Card Game in Japan.

Sleeve images:

Steven Mega Metagross Premium Sleeves.jpg
Steven & Mega Metagross
Premium Sleeves
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Champion Steven Sleeves

Another entry in the Trainer's Collection series, the Champion Steven Sleeves (Japanese: デッキシールド TC~OA Champion Daigo~ Deck Shield TC~OA Champion Daigo~) were first made available to customers visiting the Pokémon Center JF Special Branch present at Jump Festa 2016, held at Makuhari Messe on December 19 and 20, 2015. The pack of 32 sleeves were just one of many items released featuring or relating to Hoenn Champion Steven Stone and his Pokémon as they appear in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, featuring illustrations by Hitoshi Ariga. The sleeves were subsequently made available in regular Pokémon Centers from December 26, 2015.

Product image:

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Champion Steven Sleeves
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Trivia

A 3DS theme featuring Metagross

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Metagross.

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