Competitive Information for Meltan [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Meltan meltan
Base Stats for Meltan

Steel

Abilities:
Magnet PullMagnet Pull: Prevents adjacent Steel-type foes from choosing to switch.


Evolutions / Family:
Meltan

Weakness Chart for Steel-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
2x
2x
0.5x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
0.5x
0.5x
0x
0.5x
0.5x
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Meltan? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Meltan is a pretty decent Steel-typed Pokemon. Meltan are common Pokemon to see in the SM metagame. Meltan is weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground-typed attacks.


Species: Meltan
Item: Normalium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Magnet Pull
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Headbutt
- Acid Armor
- Thunder Wave
- Harden

Physical Sweeper Meltan (Magnet Pull)

Meltan is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Meltan from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Meltan's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magnet Pull, prevents adjacent steel-type foes from choosing to switch.

Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Meltan's defense by 2 stages).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Harden is a status move (raises your Meltan's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Meltan
Item: Steelium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Magnet Pull
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flash Cannon
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Shock
- Acid Armor
- Thunder Wave

Special Sweeper Meltan (Magnet Pull)

Meltan is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Meltan from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Meltan's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magnet Pull, prevents adjacent steel-type foes from choosing to switch.

Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Thunder Shock is a special 40-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Meltan's defense by 2 stages).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Meltan? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Species: Meltan
Item: Normalium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Magnet Pull
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Headbutt
- Acid Armor
- Thunder Wave
- Harden

Doubles Physical Sweeper Meltan (Magnet Pull)

Meltan is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Meltan from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Meltan's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magnet Pull, prevents adjacent steel-type foes from choosing to switch.

Headbutt is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Meltan's defense by 2 stages).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).
Harden is a status move (raises your Meltan's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Meltan
Item: Steelium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Magnet Pull
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flash Cannon
- Thunderbolt / Thunder Shock
- Acid Armor
- Thunder Wave

Doubles Special Sweeper Meltan (Magnet Pull)

Meltan is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Meltan from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Meltan's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magnet Pull, prevents adjacent steel-type foes from choosing to switch.

Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Thunder Shock is a special 40-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Meltan's defense by 2 stages).
Thunder Wave is a status move (paralyzes the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Meltan learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Thunder Shock
40
100%
30
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Acid Armor
--
--
20
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Meltan can perform in Sun/Moon. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SM Move and Ability Combos for Meltan

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