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From Bulbapedia.
Metagross's official artwork from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
Games Brawl
Move Earthquake
Rarity Common
Japanese voice actor Unshō Ishizuka
Article on Bulbapedia Metagross (Pokémon)
It hurts all nearby grounded opponents. If you stay too close to it, it’ll bury you in the ground.
Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!

Metagross (メタグロス, Metagross) is a creature in the Pokémon franchise.


Metagross is a Steel/Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III, and is categorized within the Pokédex at #376 as the "Iron Leg Pokémon". It evolves from Metang at level 45, which evolves from Beldum at level 20. Metagross and its evolutionary line are usually rare and hard to catch, and are usually found very late in any game they appear in. Metagross is the signature Pokémon of the Hoenn Champion Steven Stone, and it also gained a Mega Evolution in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Stat-wise, Metagross has great Attack and Defense stats, but its Special stats are average and Speed stat is relatively low.

Earthquake is a physical Ground-type move with 100 base power and 100% accuracy, which hits all Pokémon adjacent to the user. Its good type coverage, high power with no drawbacks and wide availability make it a staple of many Pokémon's movesets. Metagross, like many other Pokémon, can learn it using TM26.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Metagross in Brawl.

Metagross appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Poké Ball Pokémon and uses Earthquake, which has effects similar to Venusaur's version of the move. When summoned, it slams its arms in the ground. Any opponent caught in the shockwave is buried in the ground and takes heavy damage. When it slams its claw while the opponent is buried or in mid-air, they will be sent upward. It struggles to grab the claw back out of the ground, before slamming another in. It repeats this several times before disappearing. The attack does not harm the user.

Interestingly, Metagross is not recognized as an object as soon as it comes out. Because of this, it will fall through soft platforms when summoned on one.


Screenshot by Dany36
Metagross's trophy in Brawl
An Iron Leg Pokémon. When two Beldum combine, they evolve into a Metang. In the same way, a Metagross is the result of two Metang combining. It's said to have intelligence that can match a supercomputer. Though it weighs 1,212.5 pounds, it is somehow able to fold up its legs and float.
GB Advance: Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Metagross Pokémon series StickerIconLaunchResistance.png +23 Pikachu Pokémon Trainer Lucario Jigglypuff PikachuHeadSSBB.pngPokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.pngLucarioHeadSSBB.pngJigglypuffHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Metagross (Pokemon series).png
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Metagross as it appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Metagross returns in Super Smash Bros. 4, keeping its Brawl mechanics.


Metagross's trophy appears in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U it is part of the Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire Trophy Box.

Metagross's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSCSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS A hulking Steel/Psychic Pokémon, Metagross weighs in at around 1,212.5 lb. Even Snorlax isn't that heavy! It uses Earthquake by stomping its powerful legs on the ground, sending nearby fighters flying and burying those who come too close. You'll be safe in the air, so use careful timing to stay that way.
NTSCSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U A hulking Steel/Psychic-type Pokémon, Metagross weighs in at around 1,212.5 lb. Even Snorlax isn't that heavy! It uses Earthquake by stomping its powerful legs on the ground, sending nearby fighters flying and burying those who come too close. You'll be safe in the air, so use careful timing to stay that way.
GB Advance: Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire (03/2003)
3DS: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
PAL A Steel- and Psychic-type Pokémon known as the Iron Leg Pokémon. At 550kg in weight, it's even heavier than your average Snorlax. When its Earthquake hits, you'd better hope you're far away (or at least in mid-air), because the tremors can launch anybody on the ground. And watch out for its legs! They can stomp you right into the ground!
GB Advance: Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire (07/2003)
3DS: Pokémon X/Y (10/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Metagross preparing to attack a grounded King K. Rool.

Metagross returns as a Poké Ball summon, unchanged from Smash 4; however, aesthetics-wise, its voice is deeper and has a metallic filter over it.

Metagross cannot be summoned on 3D Land, Arena Ferox, Golden Plains, Kongo Falls, Spirit Train, Tomodachi Life nor Tortimer Island.


No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Metagross.png
★★ 1 1975 7926 449 1801 1347 5405 PSI Attack ↑ Pokémon Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese メタグロス, Metagross
UK English Metagross
France French Métalosse
Germany German Metagross
Spain Spanish Metagross
Italy Italian Metagross
China Chinese 巨金怪
South Korea Korean 메타그로스, Metagross
Netherlands Dutch Metagross
Russia Russian Метагросс