#375 Metang
Metang's artwork for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
Category Iron Claw Pokémon
Original Region Hoenn
National Dex Nr. #375
Hoenn Dex Nr. #200
Unova #262
Generation 3
Pokémon Color Blue
Type(s) Steel/Psychic
Ability/ies Clear Body
(Hidden: Light Metal)
Average Height 3'11"
Average Weight 446.4 lbs.
Evolves From Beldum
Evolves Into Metagross

Metang, known in Japan as メタング (Metang), is a dual-type Steel/Psychic-type Pokémon. It evolves from Beldum starting at Lv. 20 and evolves into Metagross starting at Lv. 45. Metang is a genderless Pokémon.


Metang is a robotic Pokémon with teal, metallic skin. It has a disc-shaped body with a pair of flat, gray spikes on either side toward the rear. A jet cannot scratch Metang due to its strong body. There is a gray spike in the middle of its face, similar to a nose. A pair of red eyes reside in two holes in its metallic skin. While it appears to lack legs, it has a pair of thick arms with three claws on the ends. The arms are considerably thicker below the elbow and have a flat, blunt protrusion extending over the joint. 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.

Metang is formed when two Beldum fuse together. A magnetic nervous system joins the brains of these two Pokémon. This linkage allows Metang to generate a strong, psychokinetic power. This Pokémon’s high intelligence and strong magnetic field are other sources of powerful psychic energy. In addition to generating psychic power, its magnetism allows Metang to hover in midair. This Pokémon lives on rough terrains.



Metang is made of two Beldum merged. It is visually similar to both flying saucers and crabs.

Name Origin

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).

Names in other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メタング
From metal and tang (onomatopoeic sound of metal being struck), or an anagram of magnet. It may also be a combination of metal and étang (French for the color pond blue).


National Pokédex
← #374: Beldum
#375: Metang
#376: Metagross →
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