809 Melmetal

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    79.5
  • Main moves:
    Thunder Shock, Superpower, Rock Slide
  • Type
    STEEL
  • Level:
    14.5-16.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 15.5 1/15/14CP 1499
  • Buddy Distance:
    20km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    100,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    121.4
  • Defense:
    107.8
  • Stamina:
    141
  • Overall:
    1847

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Key Wins

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • + Defensive
    Resists attacks from a wide variety of types.
  • - Low Fast Move Pressure
    Deals low Fast Move damage. It may struggle to bring down weakened opponents.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
  • - Inconsistent
    May depend on baits and performs inconsistently.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Thunder Shock 4.5 1.5 2 Fast Charge
2 Charged Superpower 100% chance -1 Atk -1 Def self 40 85 2.13 5 - 4 - 5 Self-Debuff Spam
3 Charged Rock Slide 45 75 1.67 5 - 5 - 5 Coverage
4 Charged Thunderbolt 55 90 1.64 7 - 6 - 6 High Energy Coverage
5 Charged Flash Cannon 70 132 1.89 8 - 8 - 8 Nuke
6 Charged Hyper Beam 80 150 1.88 9 - 9 - 9 Neutral Nuke
Weaknesses
fighting
x1.6
fire
x1.6
ground
x1.6
Resistances
poison
x0.39
steel
x0.625
rock
x0.625
psychic
x0.625
normal
x0.625
ice
x0.625
grass
x0.625
flying
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
dragon
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Melmetal is a mythical Steel Pokémon which evolves from Meltan. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Ground and Fire moves. Melmetal's strongest moveset is Thunder Shock & Hyper Beam and it has a Max CP of 3,599.

About

"Revered long ago for its capacity to create iron from nothing, for some reason it has come back to life after 3,000 years."

Suggested Teammates
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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Thunder Shock + Rock Slide and Superpower

Thunder Shock is the one and only fast move available to Melmetal. 

Rock Slide is Melmetal's primary move of choice. It's cheap, spammy, and has great offensive coverage. Pair that with Superpower, for a big hit against other Steel-types.

Thunderbolt, Flash Cannon, and Hyper Beam are all outclassed by those moves, although Flash Cannon can be used to land a surprise, extremely heavy hit against Zacian. If you were to use Rock Slide/Thunderbolt, you should use Probopass instead. Flash Cannon and Hyper Beam just aren't that valuable.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 3.5 / 5

Melmetal held an incredibly strong niche early in PvP. However, with the release of more and more powerful Steel-types, it has fallen out of favor. Still, though, the combination of Rock Slide and Superpower gives it solid coverage against relevant meta Pokémon. Other Pokémon can just do Melmetal better in open format.

Ultra League 3.5 / 5

Melmetal is better in Ultra League than Great League. It's a powerful Steel-type, often functioning like Budget Registeel. However, unlike Registeel, Melmetal can hit Pokémon like Charizard and Gyarados for Super Effective damage with Rock Slide.

Master League 4.5 / 5

Melmetal's Steel-typing and solid bulk allows it to be a stalwart backbone to many teams in the Master League. It primarily functions as an answer to Dialga, Lugia, and Togekiss. Melmetal is also no slouch offensively, having slightly higher ATK than Togekiss and Giratina-O, alongside extremely spammy charge moves that have great coverage combined. Although Melmetal may not exactly win some of these matchups, it can threaten Ho-Oh, Yveltal, Excadrill, Snorlax, and Zarude super effectively, allowing it to function as a check when combined with its spamminess. Melmetal's excellent bulk and numerous resistances grants it a lot of freedom when it comes to overcharging, and can easily store charge moves while switching out to search for better targets to unleash them on.

Melmetal's primary counters are Ground-types like Groudon and both formes of Landorus. It also struggles heavily against Giratina-O, who simply deals much more damage to it thanks to Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball being very powerful moves. Zacian is also a major threat as it threatens both Melmetal and the Dragon- or Dark-type Pokemon that Melmetal likes to partner with.

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