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This is a page on the Pokemon Melmetal and Gigantamax Melmetal, including its learnable moves and where it can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for information on its evolutions, abilities, type advantages, and more.

NOTE: This page has been updated with new information from the official update on September 29th. Read below for the full update!

Melmetal - Type and Abilities

Melmetal - Type

Type 1 Type 2
Steel Image -

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Type Defenses

Takes 4x damage
Takes 2x damage
Fire Image Fighting Image Ground Image
Takes 0.5x damage
Normal Image Grass Image Ice Image Flying Image Psychic Image Bug Image Rock Image Dragon Image Steel Image
Takes 1/4x damage
Takes 0x damage
Poison Image


Name Description
Iron Fist Boosts the power of punching moves.

Egg Group

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Undiscovered Image Undiscovered

Base Stats of Melmetal

135 135 (#)
143 143 (#)
143 143 (#)
Sp. Atk
80 80 (#)
Sp. Def
65 65 (#)
34 34 (#)
Total Base Stats
600 (#)

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Evolution Chart of Melmetal

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Gigantamax Melmetal

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The new Gigantamax form of Melmetal was revealed in a new Expansion Pass release video on September 29, 2020.

Gigantamax Melmetal's G-Max Move

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Move Type Effect
G-Max Meltdown Steel Image A Steel-type attack that Gigantamax Melmetal use. This move makes opponents incapable of using the same move twice in a row.

Melmetal's G-Max Move, G-Max Meltdown, is described as “superpowerful” on the official Pokemon website. It's possible that it will be stronger than other G-Max Moves, similar to G-Max Fireball and those learned by the Galar starters.

G-Max Meltdown Effect

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G-Max Meltdown also features a secondary effect akin to the move Torment, preventing opponents from using the same move consecutively. This new potential to inflict the Torment status without using a full turn opens Gigantamax Melmetal to new metagame possibilities.

How to Get Gigantamax Melmetal

Obtain as a Mystery Gift from Pokemon HOME

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One Gigantamax Melmetal will be available as a free Mystery Gift for players who have linked Pokemon GO to their Pokemon HOME account, and sent at least one Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Pokemon HOME. The connectivity between Pokemon GO and Pokemon HOME was announced on September 29th, and will be available during 2020 by the end of the year.

How to Download and Transfer Pokemon to Pokemon HOME

Use Max Soup

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It's also most likely that players who have another Melmetal will be able to unlock its Gigantamax potential by feeding it Max Soup.

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How to Get Melmetal

Available Through Pokemon HOME

Although Melmetal is originally not obtainable in Pokemon Sword and Shield, you can get it by transferring it from Pokemon's new cloud service, Pokemon HOME, to the game.

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Moves learned by Melmetal

Learnset by Leveling Up

Lv. Move Type Power Acc. PP
Base Thunder Shock Electric Image 40 100 30
Base Headbutt Normal Image 70 100 15
Base Tail Whip Normal Image - 100 30
Base Thunder Punch Electric Image 75 100 15
Base Harden Normal Image - - 30
24 Thunder Wave Electric Image - 90 20
32 Acid Armor Poison Image - - 20
40 Flash Cannon Steel Image 80 100 10
48 Mega Punch Normal Image 80 85 20
56 Protect Normal Image - - 10
64 Discharge Electric Image 80 100 15
72 Dynamic Punch Fighting Image 100 50 5
80 Superpower Fighting Image 120 100 5
88 Double Iron Bash Steel Image 60 100 5
96 Hyper Beam Normal Image 150 90 5

Learnset by TM

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TM00 Mega Punch Normal Image 80 85 20
TM01 Mega Kick Normal Image 120 75 5
TM04 Ice Punch Ice Image 75 100 15
TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Image 75 100 15
TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Image 150 90 5
TM09 Giga Impact Normal Image 150 90 5
TM11 Solar Beam Grass Image 120 100 10
TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Image - 90 20
TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Image 200 100 5
TM21 Rest Psychic Image - - 10
TM22 Rock Slide Rock Image 75 90 10
TM24 Snore Normal Image 50 100 15
TM25 Protect Normal Image - - 10
TM39 Facade Normal Image 70 100 20
TM43 Brick Break Fighting Image 75 100 15
TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Image 60 95 15
TM76 Round Normal Image 60 100 15
TM90 Electric Terrain Electric Image - 10
TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Image 60 100 20

Learnset by TR

No. Move Type Power Acc. PP
TR01 Body Slam Normal Image 85 100 15
TR05 Ice Beam Ice Image 90 100 10
TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Image 90 100 15
TR09 Thunder Electric Image 110 70 10
TR10 Earthquake Ground Image 100 100 10
TR20 Substitute Normal Image - - 10
TR26 Endure Normal Image - - 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Image - - 10
TR39 Superpower Fighting Image 120 100 5
TR46 Iron Defense Steel Image - - 15
TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Image - 100 5
TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Image 80 100 10
TR74 Iron Head Steel Image 80 100 15
TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Image - 100 10
TR93 Darkest Lariat Dark Image 85 100 10
TR94 High Horsepower Ground Image 95 95 10
TR99 Body Press Fighting Image 80 100 10

Learnset through a Move Tutor

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Steel Beam Steel Image 140 95 5
Steel Roller Steel Image 130 100 5

Learnset via Egg Moves

This Pokemon currently has no moves learned in this way.

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