Metal Coat is a item that has two primary effects, one being a buff to the Steel-type attacks of whatever Pokémon is holding it. The other effect is much more important as this item is used to evolve certain Pokémon. The Metal Coat can evolve Onix into Steelix and Scyther into Scizor when the item is equipped on them and traded. With such an important ability, players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl need to know how to get their hands on it, though it isn’t as easy it may seem. This guide will explain how to get the Metal Coat in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
How to Get the Metal Coat in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
There are a few different ways to get the Metal Coat, with the only guaranteed way taking place after encountering all the Pokémon found within the Sinnoh Pokédex to unlock the National Pokédex. Note that this doesn’t require capturing all of the Pokémon (despite what the catchphrase of the series might say), simply encountering them. Once this is done, you will want to talk to Professor Oak’s in Sandgem Town, where you will be given the National Dex. Once you have done this, it will be possible to visit Iron Island, which can be found by taking the boat in Canalave City. Walk up the stairs from the dock and enter Riley’s house. Gym Leader Bryon should be waiting here. Talking to him will provide the player with a Metal Coat. A Metal Coat can also be found in the room where the player will find Registeel on Iron Island.
The other ways to get the Metal Coat are not guaranteed but can be done before receiving the National Dex, so for those that don’t want to wait, this is an approach worth considering. There is a percent chance that certain Pokémon that you catch or use Thief on will be holding a Metal Coat. These Pokémon are Magnemite, Magneton, Steelix, Skarmory, Beldum, Metang, Metagross, Bronzor, Bronzong, and Magnezone. It is important to note that each of these Pokémon only has a 5% chance of carrying the Metal Coat, so those who want to go down this route will need to be patient and a bit lucky.
Both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are available now on the Nintendo Switch.