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Metal Sound

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Steel - 85% 40 0 - Single non-user

Description

Lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead redirect this move back to the user. Pokemon with the ability Soundproof are immune.

Competitive Use

Metal Sound is a somewhat useful move for special sweepers. Zapdos, for example, can use Metal Sound to catch unfavorable switch-ins off guard, and possibly threaten with a stronger Thunderbolt. However, the accuracy and the fact that the target can switch out to reset the drops makes this move overall unfavorable.

Related Moves

Screech is a Normal-type equivalent that lowers the Defense stat by two stages.

Fake Tears is a Dark-type equivalent with 100% accuracy.

Acid Spray is a Poison-type equivalent that deals damage.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Aron Steel / Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
Bastiodon Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Soundproof 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
Bisharp Dark / Steel UU Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Drilbur Ground LC Sand Rush / Sand Force / Mold Breaker 60 85 40 30 45 68 328
Durant Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Hustle / Truant 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
Excadrill Ground / Steel Uber Sand Rush / Sand Force / Mold Breaker 110 135 60 50 65 88 508
Genesect Bug / Steel Uber Download 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
Heatran Fire / Steel OU Flash Fire / Flame Body 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
Kabuto Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Klang Steel NU Plus / Minus / Clear Body 60 80 95 70 85 50 440
Klink Steel LC Plus / Minus / Clear Body 40 55 70 45 60 30 300
Klinklang Steel RU Plus / Minus / Clear Body 60 100 115 70 85 90 520
Lairon Steel / Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Magnemite Electric / Steel LC Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 25 35 70 95 55 45 325
Magneton Electric / Steel RU Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 50 60 95 120 70 70 465
Magnezone Electric / Steel OU Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 70 70 115 130 90 60 535
Pawniard Dark / Steel LC Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
Shieldon Rock / Steel LC Sturdy / Soundproof 30 42 118 42 88 30 350
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Wormadam-S Bug / Steel NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 69 95 69 95 36 424