Metang is a dual type Steel and Psychic Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Beldum starting at level 20 and evolves into Metagross starting at level 45. Take a look below for 26 awesome and interesting facts about Metang.
1. Metang is a robotic Pokemon with a teal, metallic skin.
2. It has a disc-shaped body with a pair of flat, gray spikes on either side toward the rear.
3. A jet cannot scratch Metang due to its strong body.
4. There is a gray spike in the middle of its face, similar to a nose.
5. A pair of red eyes reside in two holes in its metallic skin.
6. While it appears to lack legs, it has a pair of thick arms with three claws on the ends.
7. The arms are considerably thicker below the elbow and have a flat, blunt protrusion extending over the joint.
8. It is able to rotate its arms backwards in order to travel at speeds over 60 mph (100 km/h), and its claws are able to rip through steel.
9. Metang is formed when two Beldum fuse together.
10. A magnetic nervous system joins the brains of these two Pokémon.
11. This linkage allows Metang to generate a strong, psychokinetic power, though it does not increase its intellect.
12. This Pokémon’s high intelligence and strong magnetic field are other sources of powerful psychic energy.
13. In addition to generating psychic power, its magnetism allows Metang to hover in midair.
14. This Pokémon lives on rough terrains.
15. It pursues Nosepass, loving its magnetic minerals.
16. Although it is said that Metang is made up of two Beldum, there is no visible evidence of this. In the only anime episode to date showing a Beldum evolution, Saved by the Beldum, when Morrison’s Beldum evolves into Metang, it “creates” another Beldum and newly developed main body to evolve, instead of fusing with another Beldum. Likewise, if a Metang evolution is shown, it is highly unlikely it would involve two Metang evolving together. This is similar to the games.
17. Metang’s number in the Hoenn Pokédex in Generation III and the Fiore Browser are the same: 191.
18. Though Metang appears to be floating in both the games and anime, it cannot have the ability Levitate.
19. Metang is made of two Beldum merged. It is visually similar to both flying saucers and crabs.
20. Metang may be a combination of metal and tang (onomatopoeic sound of metal being struck). Metang is also an anagram of magnet. It may also be a combination of metal and étang (French for the color pond blue).
21. Metang debuted in Saved by the Beldum, after Morrison’s Beldum evolved whilst battling Jump’s Electabuzz. It was always seen outside its Poké Ball.
22. A Metang appeared in Bibarel Gnaws Best!, under the ownership of the head engineer. It was used to attack a Bibarel alongside an Aggron and Magmar, but Bibarel dodged its attack. It was eventually defeated by a combination of Ash’s Chimchar’s Flamethrower, and Ash’s Turtwig’s and Brock’s Sudowoodo‘s Razor Leaf attacks.
23. A wild Metang appeared in Steeling Peace of Mind!, where it was one of the Steel-type Pokémon on Iron Island that had gone crazy due to Team Galactic’s actions.
24. A Metang appeared in The Synchronicity Test!, under the ownership of Alain. Alain used it in a battle against Ash’s Noivern and was able to defeat it in a close match. In Analysis Versus Passion!, it was revealed that Metang had evolved into Metagross.
25. The Ultra Guardians have a Ride Metang, which Sophocles uses during their missions, as first seen in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!. This Metang was prominently featured in Sparking Confusion!, where it battled a wild Alolan Golem.
26. Multiple Metang appeared in Pillars of Friendship!, under the ownership of J’s henchmen. They were used to attack the Battle Pyramid, but were eventually defeated by Piplup’s Bubble Beam.