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 Metagross @ Metagrossite
EVS: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, Nature: Adamant, Ability: Tough Claw
- Meteor Mash
- Thunder Punch/ Zen Headbutt
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 AttackerMetagross @ Metagrossite
EVS: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, Nature: Jolly, Ability: Tough Claw
- Meteor Mash
- 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!