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PVE Movesets Grades
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.
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.