Best Metagross Moveset in Pokémon Go

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You may know Metagross by its layman's name: Steel Crab Trick. This Pokémon has a perpetually nasty attitude on its face (due to the metal X making it look angry), and brings that attitude to the battlefield in Pokémon Go. is a heavy hitter compared to other easily accessible Pokemon. In this guide, we'll go over its best moves and basic stats.


Best Metagross Moveset in Pokémon Go

The best movesets for Metagross sometimes depend on what technique you as the player are using and what Pokemon the opponent is using. However, in this guide, we will cover top tier moves based on their average damage and hit stats.


Before listing the moves, we are going to cover some basic stats about Metagross, so you can properly prepare your playstyle and pick the appropriate moves.

Basic statistics

  • Type(s): Steel, LED
  • Heavy Weakness(es): None
  • Weakness(es): Dark, Ghost, Ground, Fire
  • Resistance(s): Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel
  • Strong resistance(s): Poison, Psychic
  • Boosted by: snow and wind
  • CP max: 4286
  • attacks | Defense | Stamina: 257 | 228 | 190

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Best Movesets

The next two hits reflect the attacks that appear most frequently on the first five hits. While that usually means it's the best move of that type, that's not guaranteed.


  • Quick Attack #1: Bullet Kick
  • Charge Attack #1: Meteor Mash

The remaining movesets are the top eight movesets for Metagross, ranked by DPS (damage per second).


  • #1
    • DPS: 18,73
    • Quick Attack: Bullet Kick
    • Charge Attack: Meteor Mash
  • # 2
    • DPS: 18,33
    • Quick Attack: Zen Headbutt
    • Charge Attack: Meteor Mash
  • # 3
    • DPS: 17,58
    • Quick Attack: Bullet Kick
    • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • # 4
    • DPS: 16,65
    • Quick Attack: Zen Headbutt
    • Charge Attack: Psychic
  • # 5
    • DPS: 16,56
    • Quick Attack: Bullet Kick
    • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • # 6
    • DPS: 15,92
    • Quick Attack: Zen Headbutt
    • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • #7
    • DPS: 15,14
    • Quick Attack: Bullet Kick
    • Charge Attack: Flash Cannon
  • # 8
    • DPS: 14,00
    • Quick Attack: Zen Headbutt
    • Charge Attack: Flash Cannon

Types of attacks

Similar to Pokémon, attacks have a type (ie, Fighting, Fairy, Psychic, etc.). In the list below, we list the attack type of each attack mentioned in the movesets for Metagross above. Use this list to determine the best moves against the Pokemon your Metagross is battling.



  • Steel-type attacks
    • Metagross Movements
      • Bullet punch
      • Meteor Mash
      • Cannon Flash
    • Super Effective Against: Fairy, Ice, Rock
    • Not Very Effective Against: Electric, Fire, Steel, Water
  • Ground-type attacks
    • Metagross Movements
    • Super Effective Against: Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, Steel
    • Not very effective against: insect, theft, grass
  • Psychic-type attacks
    • Metagross Movements
    • Super Effective Against: Fighting, Poison
    • Not very effective against: Dark, Psychic, Steel

With these lists, you will know when to use Metagross and how to use it most effectively. Good luck in battle!


Want to know the most powerful moveset for other Pokemon? Check out our guides for Slaking and Dialga!

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