Essentials

Metal Sound

Steel status

Generation 3

Summary

Lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric ½
  • Fairy 2
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire ½
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 2
  • Steel ½
  • Water ½

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
85%
PP
40, up to 64 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Flags

Machines

Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Emits a horrible screech that sharply lowers SP. DEF.

FireRed, LeafGreen

A horrible metallic screech is used to sharply lower the foe’s SP. DEF.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

A horrible sound like scraping metal is emitted to sharply reduce the foe’s Sp. Def stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

A horrible sound like scraping metal harshly reduces the target’s Sp. Def stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

A horrible sound like scraping metal harshly lowers the target’s Sp. Def stat.

Foreign Names

Spanish
Eco Metálico
German
Metallsound
Italian
Ferrostrido
French
Strido-Son
Czech
Kovový zvuk
Japanese
きんぞくおん (kinzokuon)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Jam
♥♥♥
Flavor text
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Use after
None
Use before

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Metal Sound.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Fake Tears Dark status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.

Pokémon

Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
29 29 Magnemite Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 25 35 70 95 55 45 325
29 29 Magneton Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 50 60 95 120 70 70 465
29 29 Magnezone Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 70 70 115 130 90 60 535
43 41 41 41 41 41 Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
30 80 90 55 45 55 355
46 45 45 45 45 45 Kabutops Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
60 115 105 65 70 80 495
45 33 31 31 31 31 Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
39 36 36 36 32 32 Aron Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
45 40 40 40 34 34 Lairon Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
50 40 40 40 34 34 Aggron Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
34 Aggron Mega Aggron Steel Filter ½ male, ½ female Monster 70 140 230 60 80 50 630
10 10 10 10 10 Shieldon Rock Steel Sturdy
Soundproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 30 42 118 42 88 30 350
Bastiodon Rock Steel Sturdy
Soundproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
29 29 29 29 29 Wormadam Trash Wormadam Bug Steel Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 69 95 69 95 36 424
31 31 Bronzor Steel Psychic Levitate
Heatproof
Heavy Metal
genderless Mineral 57 24 86 24 86 23 300
31 31 Bronzong Steel Psychic Levitate
Heatproof
Heavy Metal
genderless Mineral 67 89 116 79 116 33 500
24 24 24 24 24 Lucario Fighting Steel Steadfast
Inner Focus
Justified
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
70 110 70 115 70 90 525
24 Lucario Mega Lucario Fighting Steel Adaptability ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
70 145 88 140 70 112 625
25 25 25 25 25 Heatran Fire Steel Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
45 45 45 Klink Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 40 55 70 45 60 30 300
48 48 48 Klang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 80 95 70 85 50 440
48 48 48 Klinklang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 100 115 70 85 90 520
38 38 38 Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
38 38 38 Bisharp Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
66 66 Durant Bug Steel Swarm
Hustle
Truant
½ male, ½ female Bug 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
33 33 33 Genesect Bug Steel Download genderless Undiscovered 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
8 Honedge Steel Ghost No Guard ½ male, ½ female Mineral 45 80 100 35 37 28 325
8 Doublade Steel Ghost No Guard ½ male, ½ female Mineral 59 110 150 45 49 35 448
12 Klefki Steel Fairy Prankster
Magician
½ male, ½ female Mineral 57 80 91 80 87 75 470
Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • Drilbur Ground Sand Rush
Sand Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 40 30 45 68 328
• Honedge Steel Ghost No Guard ½ male, ½ female Mineral 45 80 100 35 37 28 325

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