Pokemon Of The Day: Mega Metagross Moveset

The signature Mega Evolution for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Metagross returns with a vengeance with Mega Metagross. Sporting all round sublime stats, Mega Metagross is a Pokemon that can hit hard and a Pokemon that can be hard to take down. I mean, it has access to a powerful STAB in Meteor Mash, a sublime ability in Tough Claws which provides it with additional oomph and a fantastic defensive stat. In my opinion, Mega Metagross is the definition of a perfect Pokemon.


Agility Mega MetagrossĀ @ Metagrossite

EVS: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, Nature: Adamant, Ability: Tough Claw

  • Meteor Mash
  • Earthquake
  • Thunder Punch/ Zen Headbutt
  • Agility

This is the build I am currently working on for my Mege Metagross. Rather this is a take on the old school agility Gross that was once prevalent during the day of Gen 4. In order for this set to be effective, you must work around in taking out potential counters in your opponents team. Your main concern is the defensive monster that is Mega Slowbro and Ferrothorn who can effectively wall Mega Metagross. Thunder Punch does help this to a degree (also deals with Skarmory), but it is optimal that you have a wallbreaker that can effectively take out pedigree defensive Pokemon. As for the the other two offensive moves, Meteor Mash is MegaGross’s go to STAB and when combined with the boost from Tough Claw it packs a large punch. Earthquake can hits most steel types from super effective damage. Agility allows MegaGross to comfortably outpace most Pokemon. Meanwhile Adamant nature maximizes its attack potency.


All Out AttackerMetagrossĀ @ Metagrossite

EVS: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, Nature: Jolly, Ability: Tough Claw

  • Meteor Mash
  • Earthquake
  • Thunder Punch/Zen Headbutt
  • Ice Punch/ Zen Headbutt

A basic set, but an effective build. A no nonsense build designed to do as much damage as possible while keeping it simple. Meteor Mash is MegaGross’s strongest move, while Earthquake covers nasty Steel’s. Thunder Punch is a viable solution to deal with Skarmory, Mega Slowbro (to a degree), Gyarados and Rotom-W. Meanwhile, Ice Punch can deal with Gliscor and the dreaded Dragon types.


 

What are your thoughts on Mega Metagross? Will you be using MegaGross in your team? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

 

7 Comments on "Pokemon Of The Day: Mega Metagross Moveset"

  1. To me adding 252 att stat to Mega Metagross is an overkill (good move pool + high att stat+ tough claws). Just a gut feeling I guess. But no doubt your build is brilliant!

  2. My build is a late game sweep where I focus on move effectiveness rather than set up. so my build:
    Mega Metagross@ metagrossite
    Power-up Punch
    Earthquake
    Meteor Mash
    Ice Punch
    Thunder Punch
    For dem maximum coverage, dunno if it’ll work cuz I just though of it just now. Do let me know your opinion. Thanks!

    • My build is a late game sweep where I focus on move effectiveness rather than set up. so my build:
      Mega Metagross@ metagrossite
      Earthquake
      Meteor Mash
      Ice Punch
      Thunder Punch
      For dem maximum coverage, dunno if it’ll work cuz I just though of it just now. Do let me know your opinion. Thanks!
      *no power-up punch*

  3. I was thinking a I make this a moveset:
    Psychic
    Iron Head
    Dark Pulse/ice Fang/Ice Punch
    Meteor Mash
    And leave a nature that would be good
    Right now my nature is Lonely!

  4. Ohh this is a mega-Metagross
    Moveset

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