Metagross, Metang and Beldum

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Pokémon GO Metagross is one of the best Pokémon to ever be introduced in Pokémon GO. Great stats (3644 MAX CP, elite ATK and DEF), amazing typing and a wide assortment of moves, make Metagross one of the strongest Gen III Pokémon. Always go for Zen Headbutt. The iconic Metagross moveset is Zen Headbutt with Flash Cannon, although your moves of choice will vary depending on its role.

The only thing we’d like is more stamina, but given everything else, Metagross is a beast nevertheless! Metagross evolves from Beldum in Pokémon GO, keeping it’s steel psychic typing throughout the family evolutions. No evolution item requirements.

Beldum Family Overview
ID Sprite Pokémon ATK DEF HP MAX CP
374 Beldum  
steel psychic
96 141 80 843
375 Metang 
steel psychic
138 185 120 1570
376 Metagross
steel psychic
257 248 160 3644

Metagross in the Pokémon GO meta

Metagross in Pokémon GO has elite stats, continuing the tradition and fame it garnered in other Pokémon games. With it’s amazing typing, Metagross can only be countered with the following:

  • 125% damage from ground
  • 125% damage from ghost
  • 125% damage from fire
  • 125% damage from dark

His biggest counters are Pokémon with access to both Dark and Fire moves, like Tyranitar with Bite dark and Fire Blast fire, that will simply chew through Metagross defenses. The rest of high tier Pokémon will have a lot of problems countering him.

Metagross best moves and movesets in Pokémon GO

Best moveset: Zen Headbutt + Psychic / Flash Cannon

Metagross has access to three charged one bar moves, making the choice between them fairly simple: use whatever you need in a given situation / matchup, as all three perform somewhat equally in neutral typing situation.

Earthquake is known for it’s power, making up for a lack of STAB, while Psychic and Flash Cannon solely depend on how you want to roll your Metagross:

  • as a Steel attacker and a strong counter to many Ice types out there
  • as a hybrid Steel / Psychic specialist, filling an interesting nieche

In any case, always go for Zen Headbutt, which performs a lot better than Bullet Punch

Metagross has access to following moves:

  • Zen Headbutt psychic (fast)
  • Bullet Punch steel (fast)
  • Flash Cannon steel (1 bar, charged)
  • Earthquake ground (1 bar, charged)
  • Psychic psychic (1 bar, charged)

Shiny Beldum, Metang and Metagross in Pokemon GO

A normal Beldum in Pokémon GO has blue body and one red eye, with gray extremities. Normal Pokémon GO Metang and Metagross continue this color tradition, with blue body, steel gray decoration and the characteristic X mark on Metagross.

Shiny Metagross Pokémon GO family is completely gray, with gold-yellow details. Imagine that beautiful Shiny Metagross in the wild.

Beldum Metang Metagross

In the anime

Similar to the anime, Morrison was also seen with a Beldum which debuted in A Clash Of Wills!! Eternal Rivals?!.

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