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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

Attacker Tier List See all
PvE Attacker Rating 5 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

550.00 kg Weight
1.60 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3791
ATK 257
DEF 228
STA 190

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Meteor Mash is a top tier move with similar stats to Frenzy Plant (the best Grass-type charge move).
  • Psychic makes Metagross a worthwhile Psychic Type attacker.
  • Bullet Punch should combine with Flash Cannon for its best non-legacy Steel set.
  • Zen Headbutt can be paired with Psychic should one desire a bulky Psychic attacker.
  • Earthquake lacks STAB and type synergy.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Zen Headbutt has the higher power and is better than Bullet Punch as a result.
  • Meteor Mash is powerful enough that it bests all of Metagross's other charge moves. 
  • Psychic is a good, 2-bar move that deals super effective damage to Machamp, making it a fine choice.
  • Flash Cannon is off type with Zen Headbutt and doesn’t leave Metagross toothless against Dark-types.
  • Earthquake has the same power and is super easy to dodge.

PVE Overview

Note: Check out our guide on community day that further explains the impacts of the addition of Meteor Mash. 

Metagross is the Dragonite/Tyranitar of the third generation boasting high stats across the board. With a weak movepool, it took some time for this generation's pseudo legendary to shine. Thanks to October 2018 Community Day, Metagross has finally become the powerhouse it's stats allow it to be. Meteor Mash, a near-clone of Venusaur's Frenzy Plant, is an insanely strong charge move that outperforms every other Steel-type charge move currently in the game. It will take another great Steel type with equally good moves to take its new throne as not only a good Steel-type Pokemon, but an amazing generalist, just behind Rayquazza and Mewtwo.

As if this wasn't enough, Metagross received another update in September 2019 in the form of a buff to the move Psychic, making a decent Psychic Type attacker as well.

Beyond all of this, Metagross can also look forward to a particularly brutal Mega Evolution in the future, when/if the feature is ever released.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Bullet Punch + Meteor Mash* and Earthquake

Meteor Mash (100 damage, 50 energy) is an incredibly powerful, if somewhat expensive move, and is core on any Metagross set. Bullet Punch (3 DPT, 3.5 EPT) has solid damage and above average energy gain. We round out this set with Earthquake, because Flash Cannon isn't very good, and Earthquake (120 damage, 65 energy) gives Metagross the tools to deal with fellow steel-types and any potential fire-type counters. Avoid Zen Headbutt at all costs. Sadly, if you’re missing Meteor Mash, maybe leave this metal menace out of your matches.

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: 5 / 5

Metagross is easily one of the most powerful Pokémon in Master League, with its Steel typing giving it fantastic resistances, and Earthquake providing it with a fairly dominant matchup against Dialga. Its Psychic typing also lets it stand up against Machamp, though you will want to watch out for Lucario's Shadow Ball. Metagross is all but a must-have if you want to compete in Master.

Fast Moves

12
More Info

Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
9.09
10.91
13.64
9
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.60
11.11
10.00
12.50

Charge Moves

100
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.70
0.90
0.00
1.00
37.04
46.30
37.04
90
More Info

Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.80
1.30
0.00
1.80
32.14
40.18
57.86
120
More Info

Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.20
33.33
41.67
40.00

Legacy Charge Moves

100
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.60
0.20
0.00
2.00
38.46
48.08
76.92

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 75
Stardust 75,000

Other

Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate5.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Psychic Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Steel Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20014753
2001.597110
2002148168
2002.5198225
4003248282
4003.5299339
4004349396
4004.5400454
6005450511
6005.5501568
6006551625
6006.5601683
8007652740
8007.5702797
8008753854
8008.5803912
10009853969
10009.59041026
1000109541083
100010.510021137
13001110501191
130011.510971246
13001211451300
130012.511931354
16001312411408
160013.512881462
16001413361516
160014.513841571
19001514311625
190015.514791679
19001615271733
190016.515751787
22001716221841
220017.516701895
22001817181950
220018.517652004
25001918132058
250019.518612112
25002019092166
250020.519562220
30002120042274
300021.520522329
30002220992383
300022.521472437
35002321952491
350023.522432545
35002422902600
350024.523382654
40002523862708
400025.524342762
40002624812816
400026.525292870
45002725772925
450027.526252979
45002826723033
450028.527203087
50002927683141
500029.528163196
50003028633250
500030.528873277
60003129113304
600031.529353331
60003229593358
600032.529833385
70003330063412
700033.530303439
70003430543466
700034.530783493
80003531023520
800035.531263548
80003631503575
800036.531733602
90003731973629
900037.532213656
90003832453683
900038.532693710
100003932933737
1000039.533173764
100004033403791
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