Essentials

Metronome

Normal status

Generation 1

Summary

Randomly selects and uses any move in the game.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Effect

Selects any move at random and uses it. Moves the user already knows are not eligible. Assist, meta, protection, and reflection moves are also not eligible; specifically, Assist, Chatter, Copycat, Counter, Covet, Destiny Bond, Detect, Endure, Feint, Focus Punch, Follow Me, Helping Hand, Me First, Metronome, Mimic, Mirror Coat, Mirror Move, Protect, Quick Guard, Sketch, Sleep Talk, Snatch, Struggle, Switcheroo, Thief, Trick, and Wide Guard will not be selected by this move.

This move cannot be copied by Mimic or Mirror Move, nor selected by Assist, Metronome, or Sleep Talk.

Meta

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

History

Before Gold, Silver

Can call any move except for Struggle and itself.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Randomly uses any POKéMON move.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Waggles a finger to use any POKéMON move at random.

FireRed, LeafGreen

Waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into using any move at random.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into randomly using nearly any move.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ゆびをふる (yubiwofuru)
Korean
손가락흔들기
French
Métronome
German
Metronom
Spanish
Metrónomo
Italian
Metronomo

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Can be repeatedly used without boring the judge.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Makes the order of contestants random in the next turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Metronome.

Pokémon

Generation 1 Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 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.
31 34 29 29 31 34 31 31 Clefairy Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 70 45 48 60 65 35 323
Clefable Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Unaware
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 95 70 73 95 90 60 483
Munchlax Normal Pickup
Thick Fat
Gluttony
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
30 30 30 30 20 20 20 20 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
7 6 4 6 5 5 5 Togepi Fairy Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
7 6 Togetic Fairy Flying Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Fairy
55 40 85 80 105 40 405
Generation 1 Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 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.
• • • • • • • Cleffa Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
• • • • Happiny Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Friend Guard
always female Undiscovered 100 5 5 15 65 30 220
• • • • • • • Chansey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
• • • • • • • Snubbull Fairy Intimidate
Run Away
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
60 80 50 40 40 30 300
Generation 1 Generation 2 Emerald
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Cleffa Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Clefairy Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 70 45 48 60 65 35 323
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Clefable Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Unaware
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 95 70 73 95 90 60 483
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Primeape Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Poliwhirl Water Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1 65 65 65 50 50 90 385
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Poliwrath Water Fighting Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1 90 95 95 70 90 70 510
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Politoed Water Water Absorb
Damp
Drizzle
½ male, ½ female Water 1 90 75 75 90 100 70 500
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Abra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Kadabra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Alakazam Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 55 50 45 135 95 120 500
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Machop Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Machoke Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 80 100 70 50 60 45 405
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Machamp Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 90 130 80 65 85 55 505
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Geodude Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Graveler Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 55 95 115 45 45 35 390
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Golem Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 80 120 130 55 65 45 495
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Gengar Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Drowzee Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Hypno Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Hitmonlee Fighting Limber
Reckless
Unburden
always male Human-Like 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Hitmonchan Fighting Keen Eye
Iron Fist
Inner Focus
always male Human-Like 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Chansey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Blissey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Smoochum Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Hydration
always female Undiscovered 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Dry Skin
always female Human-Like 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Snorlax Normal Immunity
Thick Fat
Gluttony
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Mewtwo Psychic Pressure
Unnerve
genderless Undiscovered 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Togepi Fairy Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Togetic Fairy Flying Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Fairy
55 40 85 80 105 40 405
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Aipom Normal Run Away
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Snubbull Fairy Intimidate
Run Away
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
60 80 50 40 40 30 300
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Granbull Fairy Intimidate
Quick Feet
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
90 120 75 60 60 45 450
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Teddiursa Normal Pickup
Quick Feet
Honey Gather
½ male, ½ female Field 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Ursaring Normal Guts
Quick Feet
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Miltank Normal Thick Fat
Scrappy
Sap Sipper
always female Field 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Celebi Psychic Grass Natural Cure genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Ludicolo Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
80 70 70 90 100 70 480
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Makuhita Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Hariyama Fighting Thick Fat
Guts
Sheer Force
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Meditite Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 30 40 55 40 55 60 280
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Medicham Fighting Psychic Pure Power
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Plusle Electric Plus
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Minun Electric Minus
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Volbeat Bug Illuminate
Swarm
Prankster
always male Bug
Human-Like
65 73 55 47 75 85 400
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Illumise Bug Oblivious
Tinted Lens
Prankster
always female Bug
Human-Like
65 47 55 73 75 85 400
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Spinda Normal Own Tempo
Tangled Feet
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Kecleon Normal Color Change
Protean
½ male, ½ female Field 60 90 70 60 120 40 440
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Banette Ghost Insomnia
Frisk
Cursed Body
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 64 115 65 83 63 65 455
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Dusclops Ghost Pressure
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 70 130 60 130 25 455
Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Jirachi Steel Psychic Serene Grace genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Generation 1 Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
35 Clefairy Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 70 45 48 60 65 35 323
35 Clefable Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Unaware
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 95 70 73 95 90 60 483
35 Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
35 Primeape Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
35 Poliwhirl Water Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1 65 65 65 50 50 90 385
35 Poliwrath Water Fighting Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1 90 95 95 70 90 70 510
35 Abra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
35 Kadabra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
35 Alakazam Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 55 50 45 135 95 120 500
35 Machop Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
35 Machoke Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 80 100 70 50 60 45 405
35 Machamp Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 90 130 80 65 85 55 505
35 Geodude Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
35 Graveler Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 55 95 115 45 45 35 390
35 Golem Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 80 120 130 55 65 45 495
35 Gengar Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
35 Drowzee Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
35 Hypno Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
35 Hitmonlee Fighting Limber
Reckless
Unburden
always male Human-Like 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
35 Hitmonchan Fighting Keen Eye
Iron Fist
Inner Focus
always male Human-Like 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
35 Chansey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
35 Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
35 Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Dry Skin
always female Human-Like 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
35 Electabuzz Electric Static
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 65 83 57 95 85 105 490
35 Magmar Fire Flame Body
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 65 95 57 100 85 93 495
35 Snorlax Normal Immunity
Thick Fat
Gluttony
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
35 Mewtwo Psychic Pressure
Unnerve
genderless Undiscovered 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
35 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600

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