376 Metagross

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    69.7
  • Main moves:
    Bullet Punch, Meteor Mash*, Psychic
  • Type
    STEEL
    PSYCHIC
  • Level:
    13.5-15.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 14.5 2/15/15CP 1495
  • Buddy Distance:
    5km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    132.7
  • Defense:
    123.6
  • Stamina:
    102
  • Overall:
    1674

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Less Bulky
    Below average defensive stats and may struggle to take hits.
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 Bullet Punch 3.5 3.6 2 Fast Charge
2 Fast Zen Headbutt 2 3.2 3 Low Quality
3 Charged Meteor Mash* 50 120 2.4 8 - 7 - 7 General
4 Charged Psychic 10% chance -1 Def opponent 55 108 1.96 8 - 8 - 8 High Energy Debuff
5 Charged Earthquake 65 120 1.85 10 - 9 - 9 Coverage Nuke
6 Charged Flash Cannon 70 132 1.89 10 - 10 - 10 Nuke
Weaknesses
dark
x1.6
fire
x1.6
ghost
x1.6
ground
x1.6
Resistances
psychic
x0.39
poison
x0.39
steel
x0.625
rock
x0.625
normal
x0.625
ice
x0.625
grass
x0.625
flying
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
dragon
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Metagross is a Steel & Psychic Pokémon which evolves from Metang. It is vulnerable to Ground, Ghost, Fire and Dark moves. Metagross's strongest moveset is Bullet Punch & Meteor Mash and it has a Max CP of 3,791.

About

"Metagross has four brains in total. Combined, the four brains can breeze through difficult calculations faster than a supercomputer. This Pokémon can float in the air by tucking in its four legs."

Suggested Teammates
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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Bullet Punch + Meteor Mash* and Earthquake

Bullet Punch (3 DPT, 3.5 EPT) has solid damage and above average energy gain. Avoid Zen Headbutt at all costs.

Meteor Mash (100 damage, 50 energy) is an incredibly powerful, if somewhat expensive move, and is core on any Metagross set. Sadly, if you’re missing Meteor Mash, maybe leave this metal menace out of your matches. Because Flash Cannon isn't very good, we round out this set with Earthquake (120 damage, 65 energy) which gives Metagross the tools to deal with fellow Steel-types and any potential Fire-type counters. 

Bullet Punch + Meteor Mash* and Psychic

With the September 2019 update to Psychic (90 Power/55 Energy), Metagross at last has a second set worth consideration. While it may not provide the valuable coverage of Earthquake, Psychic is cheaper and provides a second powerful STAB move for neutral damage against some Pokemon that resist Meteor Mash.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 1 / 5

Metagross, like many other PvE top tiers, fails to perform well in Great League due to its monstrous attack stat. That said, it still has a collection of powerful moves, so it can absolutely put in work if you evolved one all the way down here.

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Metagross is still somewhat underwhelming here due to the CP cap preventing it from using its full power. Better than in Great League, but not by much, especially due to its typing making it weak to Giratina.

Master League: 4 / 5

Prior to Zacian's release, Metagross was often outclassed by Melmetal and Excadrill as a Steel-type option in the Master League. Although powerful, Metagross suffers from having a rather cumbersome moveset, making it an unreliable choice for countering Dialga. Its secondary Psychic typing further amplifies its issues as Ghost- and Dark-type attacks are common. Although its neutrality to Fighting was valuable, it was not enough to offset its long list of issues.

Zacian's release at the end of Season 8 gave Metagross a much needed niche to cement itself as prominent Steel-type. Metagross boasts the role of being the only safe answer to all of Zacian's moves (other than Venusaur, whose low stats makes it unviable in Master League). Being a Pokemon that can blanket check Togekiss, Dialga, and Zacian in one slot, Metagross finds itself to be a great partner to the likes of Palkia and Yveltal, cementing its role in the Master League.

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