|All Metal Coat Locations|
|1||New Mauville – Generator room, southeast corner||No|
|2||Held item (5% chance) from Wild Pokémon:
There are two different ways to obtain a Metal Coat in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.
The first method involves visiting the generator room of New Mauville. However you’ll need Wattson’s permission to get past the gates. You can do this after you’ve defeated or captured Kyogre or Groudon.
Alternatively, you can use TM46 Thief to steal Metal Coats from wild Skarmory, Bronzor, or Magnemite. Skarmory can be found on Route 113, Bronzor can be found on Mt. Pyre, and Magnemite can be found in New Mauville.
Method 1: New Mauville
Once you’ve defeated/captured Kyogre or Groudon in the Cave of Origin, you can begin Gym Leader Wattson’s sidequest. Starting this sidequest allows you to unlock Mauville Hills and New Mauville, the underground power plant where you can find a free Metal Coat.
To begin this sidequest, talk to Wattson in front of the Square Tower, which is situated in the central plaza of Mauville City. Once you’re ready, make your way back to the Pokémon Center in Mauville City:
Step 1: Make your way south to Square Tower and speak with Wattson to initiate a brief cutscene.
Step 2: Once the cutscene ends, make your way back inside the city via the entrance at the north.
Step 3: Back inside the city, turn left at the intersection and proceed westward until you find an elevator on the northern wall.
Step 4: To get to Mauville Hills, take the elevator to the second floor.
Step 5: Then proceed toward Wattson’s apartment, situated on the southern side of the floor.
Step 6: Walk along the hallway heading south.
Step 7: Next, turn right and keep moving east.
Step 8: Enter the second apartment from the left on the north side of the hallway.
Step 9: Once you’re inside his room, talk to Wattson and he will grant you access to New Mauville.
Step 10: Afterward, head back to Route 110 using the southern exit of Mauville City.
Step 11: Use Surf on the body of water near the entrance to the Cycling Road.
Step 12: Keep surfing east until you can see New Mauville’s entrance.
Step 13: Enter New Mauville and interact with the gate to enter the power plant.
Step 14: Once you get through the gate, make your way to the door located northwest of your current position.
Step 15: Now that you’re in the generator room, move towards the rightmost part of the room.
Step 16: Finally at the end of the hallway, pick up the Metal Coat in the southeast corner on the floor.
Method 2: Stealing from Wild Skarmory, Bronzor, or Magnemite
Another way to acquire Metal Coats is by finding them as held items on wild Skarmory, Bronzor, or Magnemite.
You can encounter Skarmory in the tall grass of Route 113. Bronzor can be found on Mt. Pyre’s exterior using the DexNav after obtaining the National Dex. Lastly, Magnemite is located within New Mauville when you unlock this area later on in the game.
The complete list of Pokémon available in these areas is as follows:
Route 113 – Wild Pokémon (Tall Grass)
Mt. Pyre (Exterior) – DexNav (Post National Dex)
New Mauville – Wild Pokémon
When you encounter a wild Skarmory, Bronzor, or Magnemite, there’s a 5% chance for any of them to be holding a Metal Coat.
By using TM46 Thief you can steal the item from it.
We also have a complete guide on how to farm held items from wild Pokémon, so check that out if you’d like more tips on how to farm quickly.
And to increase the chances of finding Metal Coats even further, you can use your DexNav’s Detector Mode.
After catching a specific species of Pokémon, you can use the DexNav to track more of the same species in the wild. The DexNav’s search level increases with each encounter with this Pokémon, regardless of whether you catch it or not.
As this level rises, the likelihood of encountering Pokémon carrying items also increases.
How Metal Coats Work
The Metal Coat is a held item that increases the power of Steel-type moves used by the holder by 20%.
It’s a beneficial item for Steel-type attackers to use, as it enhances their damage potential. While not as commonly used in competitive battles, it can be useful during your playthrough.
Outside of Battle
The Metal Coat is not only an item that boosts Steel-type moves, but it also serves as an Evolution item.
It can also be used for the evolution of Onix and Scyther.
When an Onix or Scyther holding a Metal Coat is traded, they evolve into Steelix and Scizor, respectively. After evolving, the Metal Coat is consumed and disappears.