Pokemon Go has plenty of different items that don’t have stated purposes you might have already come across, one of these is the metal coat.
So what does the Metal coat do, anyway?
Pokemon Go – Metal Coat
Metal coat is a pretty simple item in Pokemon Go, it has precisely one purpose, and can be used for that purpose in two different ways – though you may want to do either repeatedly, if you like the Pokemon involved.
What does it do?
The Metal Coat item can be used in conjunction with a set amount of candies to evolve specific Pokemon. That’s right, it’s an evolution item.
And as you might have guessed from the name, it’s used in evolutions that make the Pokemon in question become a steel-type!
So what evolutions is the Metal Coat item needed for, exactly?
- Scyther > Scizor
- Onix > Steelix
Steelix and Szicor are both quite popular Pokemon, so you may want to hang on to those Metal Coats a little longer if you have some already, because you’ll be needing them for those two.
How do I get a Metal Coat?
For those players who don’t have any Metal Coats (or several of them) already, you can find more of them by spinning Pokestops at random, though the chance is quite small.
That said, you should be spinning plenty of Pokestops as part of simply playing the game, so you’ll likely stumble on to a few of these sooner or later.
If your luck just isn’t giving you the item you want specifically, you can check your research tasks – special research sometimes gives fixed evolution items. Otherwise, try opening gifts if you can.
There are very few fixed ways to get Evolution items in the game – check your available research rewards and simply keep trying is the best advice I can give if you can’t find one so far.
That’s about everything there is to know about the Metal Coat item in Pokemon Go.