How to Get a Metal Coat in Pokémon GO

Here's how to get a Metal Coat in Pokémon GO.
Here's how to get a Metal Coat in Pokémon GO. / Photo by The Pokémon Company

How to get a Metal Coat in Pokémon GO will be necessary to know if you want to evolve certain Pokémon. Here's how to get a Metal Coat in Pokémon GO.

How to Get a Metal Coat in Pokémon GO

The Metal Coat is an item used to evolve certain Pokémon. It's only used for two Pokémon, but is completely necessary to evolve them into their final forms. It will turn Scyther into Scizor and Onix into Steelix.

In the main series games, the Pokémon must be holding the item and be traded in order to evolve. In Pokémon GO, Pokémon can't hold items so they're used like Evolution Stones in conjunction with Candy.

You can get a Metal Coat by spinning Pokéstops. There are a variety of evolutionary items you can spin, so it's a matter of luck if you're looking for a Metal Coat specifically. Always be sure you're spinning stops to maximize your chances.

Scizor and Steelix are both solid combatants, but Steelix edges Scizor out just by virtue of superior typing. Steelix is able to tank against many popular attackers in Great and Ultra League, making it a great all around choice. Scizor, on the other hand, can fill a niche as an attacker but its low defenses squander the Steel type it possesses.