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Metagross Guide: Best Builds and Moveset

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The best guide on how to play Metagross in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for Metagross best build, its price, cost, and role, Held and Battle items, moveset and skills, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

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Metagross Latest Nerfs & Buffs (5/13)

Version 1.14.1.6 Patch Notes

Metagross Move Changes (May 13)
Gyro Ball Image
Gyro Ball
• Damage increased by 10%.
Zen Headbutt Image
Zen Headbutt
• Damage increased by 13%.
Compute and Crush Image
Compute and Crush
• Damage increased by 15%.

Stat Updates

1.13.1.4 Increased Defense from 90~505 to 90~550. Increase Sp. Defense from 70~370 to 70~410.

Iron Defense

1.13.1.4 Shield value increased by 100%. Boosted attack damage after the move increased by 30%.

Meteor Mash

1.13.1.4 Cooldown decreased from 11s to 8s (-2s). Shield amount increased to 20%. Shield duration increased from 3s to 5s (+2s).

Zen Headbutt

1.13.1.4 Cooldown decreased from 6s to 5s (-1s).
1.14.1.6 Damage increased by 13%.

Gyro Ball

1.13.1.4 Cooldown decreased from 5s to 4s (-1s). Damage increased by 30%. Shield strength increased by 30%. Shield duration increased from 3s to 4s (+1s).
1.13.1.5 Fixed an issue where more damage than expected was being received.
1.14.1.6 Damage increased by 10%.

Magnet Rise

1.13.1.4 Cooldown decreased from 10s to 8s (-2s). Movement speed bonus percentage increased from 60% to 80% (+20%).
1.13.1.5 Cooldown increased from 8s → 9s (+1s). Movement speed increase reduced from 80% → 60%. Duration reduced from 5s → 4s (-1). Reduced enhanced attack damage by 30%.

Compute and Crush

1.13.1.4 Cooldown decreased by 16%. Damage increased by 30% when targeting one opponent. Damage increased by 20% after creating walls.
1.13.1.5 Fixed an issue where the Unite move gauge would recover to 90% even though the move was activated. Fixed an issue where an invisible wall would remain even after the wall that had been generated was deleted.
1.14.1.6 Damage increased by 15%.

Metagross Basic Info

Metagross
Metagross.jpg
Tier Rating: A Rank Icon

Role: All-Rounder
Attack Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Intermediate
Cost:
"Analyze the battlefield and annihilate opponents with this calculated All-Rounder!"

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Metagross Best Lanes

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Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Metagross Price and Cost

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Aeos Coin Icon 13,000
Aeos Gems 575

As of January 2, 2024, Metagross is now purchasable for 13,000 Aeos Coins or 575 Aeos Gems! This comes one week after Metagross was first released and was only available to purchase with Aeos Gems.

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Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Useful initial moveset
✔︎ High durability via shields, damage reduction, and hindrance effect resistance
✔︎ Highly mobile
✔︎ Strong area damage
✔︎ Versatile gameplay
✖︎ Efficiency of moves rely on hitting multiple targets

Best Builds for Metagross

Metagross Builds

Meteor Mash Build

Meteor Mash Build
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Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +38
Critical-Hit Rate: +2.10%
Attack Speed: +7.50%
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Meteor Mash Build Explanation

This is a full-offense build centered on bursting down targets with Meteor Mash and Magnet Rise, particularly their attack mechanic. The key to this build is combining Meteor Mash's punch and Magnet Rise's crash damage into one powerful attack.

  • Muscle Band adds a HP-based bonus damage on Metagross' Meteor Mash attack, improving its burst damage.
  • Razor Claw adds another layer of bonus damage on Metagross' Meteor Mash attack and giving it a slow effect.
  • Attack Weight provides Metagross with a large Attack stat boost, increasing its overall damage output.
  • Weakness Policy can be a replacement for Attack Weight. Although it gives less damage, it does boosts Metagross' HP.
  • Eject Button gives Metagross a repositioning tool that can be used with Magnet Rise.
  • X Speed can also work for the build, allowing Metagross to move faster and become immune to slows during Magnet Rise.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems additional HP. This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or HP to balance out Metagross' offense and defense.
  • Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Meteor Mash Build Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Meteor Mash
(@ Lvl 15)
Meteor Mash
(Max Punch)
(@ Lvl 15)
Magnet Rise
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
(Incldues effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
1940
3345
2520

Since the build is centered on Meteor Mash, equipping items that will maximize its damage is the ideal item combination.

Out of all the item combinations, Muscle Band, Razor Claw, and Attack Weight will be the best for the build. The item combination generated the highest Meteor Mash punch and Magnet Rise damage.

As for alternatives, replacing Attack Weight with Weakness Policy would be the ideal choice. The item combination produced results that are just slightly lower than the recommended build, but it doesn't require Metagross to stack items to gain the maximum bonus damage.

These damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Meteor Mash
(@ Lvl 15)
Meteor Mash
(Max Punch)
(@ Lvl 15)
Magnet Rise
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
(Incldues effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
1940
3345
1935
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
(Incldues effect)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
1928
3323
1923
Muscle Band
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
2112
3254
1699
Razor Claw
(Incldues effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
2112
3278
1723

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Gyro Ball Build

Gyro Ball Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +30
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
Attack Speed: +7.50%
HP: +210
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Gyro Ball Explanation

This build is centered on stunning opponents with Magnet Rise or Zenn Headbutt while constantly generating shields with Gyro Ball. It has a good balance of offense and defense through items.

  • Muscle Band improves Metagross' attacks through increased damage and attack speed, allowing it to quickly build up Boosted Attacks and reduce Gyro Ball's cooldown.
  • Weakness Policy allows Metagross to get stronger whenever it gets hits by opponents. It also gives a decent amount of HP for more durability.
  • Focus Band makes Metagross more durable through increased defenses. It also acts as a survivability tool.
  • Attack Weight can be a replacement for Focus Band to make the build into a pure-offense one.
  • Eject Button gives Metagross a repositioning tool that can be used with Magnet Rise.
  • X Speed can also work for the build, allowing Metagross to move faster and become immune to slows during Magnet Rise.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems additional HP. This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or HP to balance out Metagross' offense and defense.
  • Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Gyro Ball Damage Test

Items
(Level 30)
Gyro Ball
(@ Lvl 15)
Magnet Rise
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
2357 2122

Since the build is centered on Gyro Ball, equipping items that will maximize its damage is the ideal item combination. Focus Band is a core item for the build, leaving only two (2) items for consideration.

Out of all the item combinations, Muscle Band and Weakness Policy will be the best for the build. The item combination produced decent results and is better suited for the build's gameplay.

These damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
Gyro Ball
(@ Lvl 15)
Magnet Rise
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
(Incldues effect)
1904 1764
Muscle Band
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
2065 1569
Muscle Band
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
2048 1557
Razor Claw
(Incldues effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
2065 1546
Razor Claw
(Incldues effect)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
2048 1530
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Weakness Policy
(4 stacks)
2228 1315

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Tank Build

Tank Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
HP: +690
HP Recovery: +18
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Critical-Hit Rate
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Tank Build Explanation

This is a all-defensive build that utilizes Metagross' shield-generating moves to tank as much damage as possible for its allies. By default, Metagross will be using Gyro Ball and Magnet Rise as its moveset, but it can use any move combination for the build.

  • Aeos Cookie provides Metagross with a large HP boost, especially when fully stacked.
  • Focus Band improves Metagross' durability through increased defenses and acts as a survivability tool.
  • Resonant Guard allows Metagross to generate additional shields whenever it deals damage, which stacks on top of its own. It also gives a decent amount of HP boost and HP recovery.
  • Potion acts as an active healing tool that prolongs Metagross' life during fights.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems additional HP. This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or HP to balance out Metagross' offense and defense.
  • Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., Defense, and Critical-Hit Rate can be freely traded for the other stats.

Tank Build Durability Test

Items
(Level 30)
HP
(@ Lvl 15)
Sp. Def
(@ Lvl 15)
Defense
(@ Lvl 15)
Aeos Cookie
(6 stacks)
+
Focus Band
+
Resonant Guard
10,040 400
535

Since this is a tank build, equipping items that will maximize Metagross' durability is the ideal item combination.

Out of all the item combinations, Aeos Cookie, Focus Band, and Resonant Guard will be the best for the build. Although its results are the same as having Buddy Barrier instead of Resonant Guard, having the bonus HP recovery and the ability to generate shields when dealing damage are far more benefitial for Metagross and better suits its gameplay.

The numbers here are taken from the stats data in Practice Mode.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(Level 30)
HP
(@ Lvl 15)
Sp. Def
(@ Lvl 15)
Defense
(@ Lvl 15)
Aeos Cookie
(6 stacks)
+
Focus Band
+
Buddy Barrier
10,040 400
535
Aeos Cookie
(6 stacks)
+
Focus Band
+
Resonant Guard
10,040 400
535
Aeos Cookie
(6 stacks)
+
Buddy Barrier
+
Resonant Guard
10,490 370
505
Focus Band
+
Buddy Barrier
+
Resonant Guard
9050 400
535

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Metagross Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Attack Weight.pngAttack Weight Attack Weight provides Metagross with a large flat amount of Attack, increasing its overall damage output.
Aeos Cookie.pngAeos Cookie Aeos Cookie gives Metagross a large HP boost, which can turn the Pokemon into a powerful tank.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band makes Metagross more durable through increased defenses and recovery on top of its shield-generating moves.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band allows Metagross to quickly build up Boosted Attacks, which helps in spamming Meteor Mash or Gyro Ball.
Razor Claw.pngRazor Claw Razor Claw works particularly well with Metagross' Meteor Mash, giving its next basic attack more damage and a slowing effect.
Weakness Policy.pngWeakness Policy Weakness Policy works incredibly well with Metagross' arsenal of shield-generating moves, making the Pokemon stronger as it takes hits.
Resonant Guard.pngResonant Guard Resonant Guard gives Metagross a decent amount of HP and HP recovery, and allows Metagross to generate an additional shield on top of its own whenever it deals damage.

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Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button gives Metagross a repositioning tool that can be used in a variety of ways.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed improves Metagross overall mobility on top of Zen Headbutt or Magnet Rise via increased movement speed and immunity from slows.
Potion.pngPotion Potion prolongs Metagross' life during fights through healing in addition to having the ability to generate shields.

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Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Meteor Mash ImageMeteor Mash Meteor Mash gives Metagross a strong AoE damage tool with a bit of range. Its punch mechanic is also a great burst damage tool.
Magnet Rise ImageMagnet Rise Magnet Rise allows Metagross to quickly maneuver around during fights. Its secondary activation can also become a strong area move.

This moveset gives Metagross better overall damage and utility, and contains a special interaction when used together. Meteor Mash deals more damage compared to Gyro Ball thanks to its punch mechanic and is easier to use. Magnet Rise is objectively a better mobility tool for Metagross compared to Zen Headbutt. Instead of needing a target to dash, the move simply gives the Pokemon a movement speed boost, which is easier to utilize. It can also turn into a strong crowd control thanks to its attack mechanic.

Meteor Mash and Gyro Ball are Metagross' primary damage and shield-generating moves. The core difference between the moves is that Meteor Mash tends to be more of an offensive move due to the amount of damage it can deal. Gyro Ball, on the other hand, tends to be more defensive in nature since the shield it generates can turn into HP once it's upgraded.

Magnet Rise and Zen Headbutt are Metagross' utility or mobility moves. Both provide Metagross maneuverability and some damage during fights but comes in different forms. Magnet Rise gives Metagross mobility in the form of a movement speed buff and can turn into a AoE damage move thanks to its attack mechanic. Meanwhile, Zen Headbutt comes in the form of a dash move and deals damage to the first target it hits.

Which Moveset Do you Think is Best for Metagross?

Meteor Mash & Zen Headbutt 39
Votes
Meteor Mash & Magnet Rise 215
Votes
Gyro Ball & Zen Headbutt 8
Votes
Gyro Ball & Magnet Rise 41
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How to Play Metagross

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Utilize Initial Moveset

Metagross' starting moves give the Pokemon incredible mobility, defense, and damage in the early game. Utilize them to give Metagross' team a strong start by pressuring opponents and scoring points.

Win Early Engagements with Iron Defense

Iron Defense grants Metagross a shield and makes its next attack into a Boosted Attack. Utilize the shield to mitigate damage, and use the Boosted Attack to quickly deplete the opponents' HP and win fights.

Iron Defense: Metagross Move Effect and Cooldown

Utilize Tackle's Long Range

Tackle's range is extremely long, especially for a starting move. Utilize the move's range to chase down opponents or escape in the early game. Remember that Metagross will only dash if it finds a target in a line, so when using Tackle to escape, be sure there are wild Pokemon nearby first.

Tackle: Metagross Move Effect and Cooldown

Take the Frontlines

Metagross' Meteor Mash, Gyro Ball, and Unite Move all generate shields that get stronger the more opponents they hit. Moreover, its ability, Clear Body, reduces the duration of hindrance effects that's based on the number of nearby opponents. With that, it's best to stay and fight at the frontlines to hit as many opponents as possible and take advantage of the shields and Metagross' ability, allowing the Pokemon to tank the opponents' damage instead of its allies. This will also give more room for Metagross' allies to attack freely.

Keep using Metagross' shield-generating moves to stay alive while also dealing damage constantly.

Utilize Boosted Attacks

Metagross' Boosted Attacks deal area damage, and it reduces Meteor Mash or Gyro Ball's cooldown whenever it hits an opponent. It's best to quickly build up Boosted Attacks and trigger its effect as frequently as possible, especially the cooldown reduction.

Combine Meteor Mash's Punch and Magnet Rise's Attack for Burst Damage

One neat trick to deal a ton of burst damage is to combine Meteor Mash's punch and Magnet Rise's attack mechanic into one strong attack. This will also deal area damage, which is useful for farming groups of wild Pokemon and fighting multiple opponents.

Related Pages
Meteor Mash ImageMeteor Mash Magnet Rise ImageMagnet Rise

Catch Multiple Opponents with Compute and Crush

Since the shield strengthens the more opponents are scanned when Compute and Crush is used, it's best to find the best position for Metagross to use Compute and Crush to maximize its shield effect.

Compute and Crush: Metagross Move Effect and Cooldown

Metagross Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Secure as many Wild Pokemon as you can and get EXP to reach level 5.
  • Once at level 5, learn either Meteor Mash or Gyro Ball.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon and level up, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents.

Level 6 to 9

  • Once at level 7, learn either Zen Headbutt or Magnet Rise, and start to get aggressive.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents to level up.
  • Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Once at level 9, learn Compute and Crush to get all moves.

Level 10+

  • Continue to farm and level up.
  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a full-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Metagross Combos

Early Game Combos

These combos will help Metagross deal high amounts of damage in the early game.

Shield Bash Combo

Shield Bash Combo
Iron Defense IconTackle IconStandard Attack Icon (Boosted Attack)

Iron DefenseTackleStandard Attack (Boosted Attack)
Start the combo by activating Iron Defense to generate a shield and give Metagross a Boosted Attack. Pick a target to use Tackle on, then immediately follow up with a Boosted Attack to end the combo.

Main Combos

These are Metagross' combos once it learns both of its primary moves.

Mega Magnetic Punch Combo

Mega Magnetic Punch Combo
Magnet Rise IconMeteor Mash IconStandard Attack Icon (While levitating)

Magnet RiseMeteor MashStandard Attack (While levitating)
Start by activating Magnet Rise to give Metagross a movement speed boost and alter its attack. Use Meteor Mash to charge up the punch. End combo by simply attacking once, which will trigger both Magnet Rise's attack mechanic and Meteor Mash's punch.
This isn't much of a combo as it is just a special interaction when using Meteor Mash and Magnet Rise together. Remember to attack before Magnet Rise's effect expires to maximize damage.

Magnetic Spin Combo

Magnetic Spin Combo
Magnet Rise IconStandard Attack IconGyro Ball Icon

Magnet RiseStandard AttackGyro Ball
Start by activating Magnet Rise to give Metagross a movement speed boost and alter its attack. Get close to a target, then attack while Magnet Rise is still active, which forces Metagross to forcefully land and knock up opponents. End the combo using Gyro Ball, making sure to hit opponents with the outer circle of the move.

Zen Punch/Spin Combo

Zen Punch/Spin Combo
Zen Headbutt IconMeteor Mash Icon or Gyro Ball IconStandard Attack Icon (For Meteor Mash only)

Zen HeadbuttMeteor Mash or Gyro BallStandard Attack (For Meteor Mash only)
Upon picking a target, initiate by using Zen Headbutt. Once at melee range, use Meteor Mash, then immediately follow up with the punch. If Metagross learned Gyro Ball instead of Meteor Mash, the combo ends when Gyro Ball is used.

Matchups & Counters for Metagross

Metagross Matchups

Hard Counter
Alolan NinetalesBuzzwoleGlaceonMamoswineMega Mewtwo YSlowbroSnorlaxTrevenantUmbreon
Fair Matchup
AbsolAegislashAzumarillBlastoiseBlazikenCeruledgeChandelureCharizardCinderaceClefableCrustleDodrioDragapultDragoniteEspeonFalinksGarchompGengarGoodraGreedentGyaradosHo-OhInteleonLaprasLeafeonLucarioMachampMega Mewtwo XMeowscaradaMewMimikyuMiraidonMr. MimeSableyeScizorTalonflameTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuVenusaurWigglytuffZacianZeraoraZoroark
Good Matchup
BlisseyComfeyCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDuraludonEldegossGardevoirGreninjaHoopaPikachuSylveon
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Metagross.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Best Counters

Since Metagross needs to constantly generate shields using its moves, Pokemon that can easily shred through its shield or stun it during fights can completely shut down the Pokemon.

Pokemon Explanation
Mega Mewtwo Y ImageMega Mewtwo Y Rating: ★★★★★
• Can kite Metagross from range and quickly shred through shields with its attacks, especially when Mega evolved.
• Can keep Metagross at bay using Future Sight.
• Can easily dodge Metagross' attacks with Teleport or absorb damage with Recover.
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine Rating: ★★★★★
• Can constantly disable Metagross using its Boosted Attacks and any of its moves.
• Can tank a lot of damage.
Umbreon ImageUmbreon Rating: ★★★★
• Can steal Metagross' shields using Moonlight Prance.
• Can disable Metagross and prevent it from using its moves with Snarl and/or Mean Look.

Even Matchups

Utilizing Metagross' shield-generating moves to absorb damage and keep itself alive during fights will help the Pokemon get the upper hand against these Pokemon.

Close the Gap

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Chandelure Image Cinderace Image Dragapult Image Espeon Image Inteleon Image Mew Image Miraidon Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. They also have high damage potential that can shred through Metagross' shields quickly. However, they are fragile and can get knocked out by Metagross fast once it gets close.
• Quickly close the gap with Magnet Rise or Zen Headbutt, then burst them down with Meteor Mash or Gyro Ball.
• Use Compute and Crush to finish them off should they survive the initial assault.

Keep Generating Shields

All-Rounders
Aegislash Image Azumarill Image Charizard Image Ceruledge Image Dragonite Image Falinks Image Garchomp Image Gyarados Image Lucario Image Machamp Image Mega Mewtwo X Image Mimikyu Image Scizor Image Tsareena Image Tyranitar Image Urshifu Image Zacian Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon excel in close combat and rely mostly on their attacks or combos to deal damage. They are also durable enough to survive Metagross damage. However, they have little to no stuns to prevent Metagross from constantly generating shields.
• Keep using Meteor Mash or Gyro Ball to generate shield and absorb their damage while dealing damage in return.
• Utilize Metagross' Boosted Attacks to deal increased damage and reduce Meteor Punch or Gyro Ball's cooldown while brawling.

Dodge Their Burst Damage

High-mobility Pokemon with Burst Damage
Absol Image Dodrio Image Gengar Image Leafeon Image Meowscarada Image Talonflame Image Zeraora Image Zoroark Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are incredibly agile and deal high burst damage. However, they become vulnerable when they miss their burst damage attempt.
• Use Zen Headbutt or Magnet Rise to dodge their burst damage, then retaliate with Meteor Mash or Gyro Ball to burst them down.
• Alternatively, Compute and Crush can be used to finish them off should they survive Metagross' retaliation.

Utilize Their Numbers

Supporters
Clefable Image Mr. Mime Image Sableye Image Wigglytuff Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Metagross, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• Take advantage of them being in close proximity to each other by using Meteor Mash or Gyro Ball and Compute and Crush to generate shields while dealing damage to them.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Blastoise Image Crustle Image Goodra Image Greedent Image Ho-oh Image Lapras Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are extremely durable, making it a tedious task for Metagross to take them down alone. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Metagross.
• Use Zen Headbutt or Magnet Rise to stay on top of them.
• Use Meteor Mash or Gyro Ball to deplete their HP.

Easy Matchups

Easy matchups are Pokemon that will have a hard time penetrating through Metagross' shields and can easily get knock out by the Pokemon's damage.

Close the Gap

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Delphox Image Duraludon Image Gardevoir Image Greninja Image Pikachu Image Sylveon Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. They also have high damage potential that can shred through Metagross' shields quickly. However, they are fragile and can get knocked out by Metagross fast once it gets close.
• Quickly close the gap with Magnet Rise or Zen Headbutt, then burst them down with Meteor Mash or Gyro Ball.
• Use Compute and Crush to finish them off should they survive the initial assault.

Utilize Their Numbers

Supporters
Blissey Image Comfey Image Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Metagross, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• Take advantage of them being in close proximity to each other by using Meteor Mash or Gyro Ball and Compute and Crush to generate shields while dealing damage to them.

Best Teammates for Metagross

Pokemon Explanation
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Slowbro ImageSlowbro Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Pokemon with Strong Disables
Strong disabling moves like Sing and Slowbeam makes it easier for Metagross to hit opponents with its moves.
Pikachu ImagePikachu Gardevoir ImageGardevoir Mew ImageMew Backline Attackers
Attackers that are typically found in the backlines during fights can benefit from Metagross' frontline gameplay, allowing them to provide firepower from a safe distance while Metagross holds the frontline.
Blissey ImageBlissey Comfey ImageComfey Clefable ImageClefable Pokemon with Strong Supportive Moves
Defensive or offensive support moves improve Metagross' efficiency during fights. Moves like Floral Healing, Soft-Boiled, and Moonlight ensures Metagross' survival in the frontlines. On the other hand, moves like Magical Leaf, Egg Bomb, and Gravity has some synergy with Metagross' moves.

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Metagross Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Iron Defense ImageIron Defense
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: N/A
Final Damage: N/A
The user is granted a shield, and the user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack.
Meteor Mash ImageMeteor Mash
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 884
Follow-Up Punch DMG: 1089
Final Damage: 1676
Follow-Up Punch DMG: 2078
Has the user charge power in its fist, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in an area of effect while granting itself a shield. The more opposing Pokemon this move hits, the more the shield effect is strengthened and the more damage the user deals with its next basic attack. This next basic attack hits with a hard punch fired like a meteor, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in an area of effect.
Upgrade: Restores the user's HP when the punch hits an opposing Pokemon.
Gyro Ball ImageGyro Ball
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 4s
Starting Damage: 1149
Final Damage: 2025
Has the user spin rapidly, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokemon. When the outer edge of the spin hits an opposing Pokemon, the user is granted a shield. If this move hits many opposing Pokemon, or hits Pokemon on the opposing team, the shield effect becomes stronger.
Upgrade: If the shield effect remains for a set amount of time, the user recovers the same amount of HP as the remaining shield effect.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Tackle ImageTackle
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8.5s
Starting Damage: 440
Final Damage: 557
Has the user scan to see if there is an opposing Pokemon in front of it. If there is, the user charges toward the opposing Pokemon it finds, dealing damage to it.
Zen Headbutt ImageZen Headbutt
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Starting Damage: 658
Final Damage: 1220
Has the user fire a psychic wave in a forward direction, then charge toward opposing Pokemon it hits, dealing damage and throwing them.
Upgrade: Reduces damage taken from opposing Pokemon for a short time after the user deals damage.
Magnet Rise ImageMagnet Rise
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 603
Final Damage: 1062
Has the user levitate for a set amount of time using electrically-generated magnetism, increasing the user's movement speed. If the user performs a basic attack while levitating, the user falls on the ground forcefully, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and throwing them.
Upgrade: While levitating, the user receives reduced damage from opposing Pokemon.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Compute and Crush ImageCompute and Crush
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Dash, Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 112s
Starting Damage: 1972
Final Damage: 2731
Has the user quickly analyze the position of nearby opposing Pokemon, granting the user a shield effect based on the number of opposing Pokemon analyzed. When 2 or fewer opposing Pokemon are analyzed, the user lunges toward the opposing Pokemon with the lowest HP, dealing damage to it. If an opposing Pokemon is knocked out by this move, the user recovers a portion of its Unite Move gauge. When 2 or more opposing Pokemon are analyzed, the user lunges toward the opponent with the lowest HP, dealing damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and creating a wall around itself.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, striking with an increased area of attack. When the Pokemon hits an opposing Pokemon with a boosted attack, the cooldown of Iron Defense, Meteor Mash, or Gyro Ball is reduced. When the user hits two or more opposing Pokemon with this boosted attack, the moves' cooldowns will be reduced even more.

Ability (Passive)

Clear Body ImageClear Body All Evolution Stages
Reduces the duration of hindrance effects on the Pokemon when Pokemon from the opposing team are nearby. The more Pokemon from the opposing team there are, the more the duration of hindrance effects is reduced.

Metagross Stats & Evolutions

Metagross Evolutions

1st Evolution 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
Beldum.pngBeldum
(Lv. 1)
Beldum.pngMetang
(Lv. 5)
Beldum.pngMetagross
(Lv. 9)

Metagross Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3100 85 70 160
2 3172 92 75 165
3 3259 100 81 171
4 3363 110 88 179
5 3741 145 113 207
6 3891 159 123 218
7 4072 176 135 231
8 4289 196 150 247
9 5054 266 202 303
10 5366 295 223 326
11 5740 329 248 353
12 6189 370 278 386
13 6728 420 314 426
14 7374 479 358 473
15 8150 550 410 530

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Metagross In-Game Stat Listings

Offense Endurance Mobility Scoring Support
3.5 Stars.png 4 Stars.png 2.5 Stars.png 1 Star.png 1 Star.png

Metagross Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
MetagrossPhantom Thief StylePhantom Thief Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 400
MetagrossDarkness StyleDarkness Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1050

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Metagross Achievements

Gyro Ball Achievement

Gyro Ball
Pokemon Move
Metagross ImageMetagross Gyro Ball ImageGyro Ball
Mission:
Hit 3 or more Pokemon from opposing team aat the same time with the outer edge of the spin of Gyro Ball or Gyro Ball+ (5/10/20 times total)
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Pokemon UNITE - Achievement Points.png5
Aeos Coin IconAeos Coin x300
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Pokemon UNITE - Achievement Points.png10
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Blaziken User ◆ZUe1jIBw9o4 months

i love metagross too

Blaziken User ◆ZUe1jIBw9o4 months

i love metagross

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