Pokemon like Scyther and Onix can be evolved into Scizor and Steelix with a Metal Coat in Pokemon Go. If you still don’t have one, check out our guide on how to get a Metal Coat in Pokemon Go.
Evolutions in Pokemon Go can be tricky at times. While a majority of Pokemon only need candies to evolve, some require special items like a Sinnoh Stone, Upgrade, Dragon Scale, or Metal Coat, among others.
It is no surprise that unlocking special evolution items in Pokemon Go is a lot harder than collecting candies unless you wish to evolve a super rare Pokemon.
On that note, here’s how to get a Metal Coat in Pokemon Go and unlock the likes of Scizor and Steelix.
- How to get a Metal Coat in Pokemon Go
- How to use a Metal Coat in Pokemon Go
How to get a Metal Coat in Pokemon Go
You can get a Metal Coat in Pokemon Go as a reward for spinning Pokestops seven days in a row. At the end of your seven-day streak, you get a bunch of rewards which include an evolution item.
Having said that, getting a Metal Coat from the rewards is not guaranteed. You might have to settle for a Dragon Scale, King’s Rock, Sun Stone, or Upgrade. These items are also valuable for evolving certain Pokemon like Slowpoke and Horsea, but they’re useless if your goal is to get a Scizor or an Onix.
While maintaining a seven-day Pokestop streak is the most reliable method to get a Metal Coat, there are some other methods as well:
Get a Metal Coat from Pokestops in Pokemon Go
There’s a 1% chance of obtaining a Metal Coat or any other evolution item in Pokemon Go by spinning Pokestops and Gyms. The odds might change once you’ve spun Pokestops 250 times but even then, it’s not guaranteed that the evolution item you get will be a Metal Coat.
Get a Metal Coat from Field Research tasks in Pokemon Go
Certain Field Research tasks in Pokemon Go hand out the Metal Coat as a reward upon completion. It is wise to constantly check the available tasks from the binocular icon on the bottom-right of the screen as one of them might be giving a Metal Coat.
- Read More: How to get Stardust in Pokemon Go
The developers often release Special Research tasks during events and they are arguably the best opportunity for you to get a Metal Coat for your Pokemon.
Gifts in Pokemon Go can contain a Metal Coat
Last but not least, you can get a Metal Coat in Pokemon Go through Gifts from your friends. Even though this is entirely random and based on luck, it is always better to have as many friends as possible. While you might not get a Metal Coat from the gifts, you can enjoy trading Lucky Pokemon with your Best Friends.
How to use a Metal Coat in Pokemon Go
Metal Coat is an evolution item in Pokemon Go that you can use while evolving Onix or Scyther. Here’s how it works:
- Onix > Steelix – 25 Onix Candy + 1 Metal Coat
- Scyther > Scizor – 50 Scyther Candy + 1 Metal Coat
Considering the rarity of the Metal Coat, you might end up in a situation where you can only get a Scizor or a Steelix. Which means you’ll have to use it wisely.
This was everything you need to know about the Metal Coat in Pokemon Go. For similar content, check out our guides on damage counters in the Pokemon Trading Card Game, taking snapshots in Pokemon Go, and the best Eevee evolutions.
Image Credits: Niantic / The Pokemon Company
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