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Wag Finger
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal.gif
Category Status
Power: N/A
Accuracy: N/A
PP: 10, max: 16
Affects: User
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Cute
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Cute
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Cute

Metronome is a unique Normal-type move that was introduced in Generation I. The Pokémon uses one random attack, which could be any move in the entire game, including moves that are specific to certain Pokémon.


Games Description
GSC Randomly uses any Pokémon move.
RSE Waggles a finger to use any Pokémon move at random.
FRLG Waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into using any move at random.
DPPtHGSS The user waggles a finger and stimulates the brain into randomly using nearly any move.
The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.


In Battle

Metronome randomly selects a move, then the user executes the move.


Can be repeatedly used without boring the judge.

Super Contests

Makes the order of contestants random in the next turn.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
035.png Clefairy fairy Fairy 31 34 29 31 34BW
036.png Clefable fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, Evo.PE
143.png Snorlax normal Monster 1
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered 30 30 30 20 20 20 20SMUSUM
175.png Togepi fairy Undiscovered 7 6RSE
6 5 5 5 24
176.png Togetic fairy/flying Flying/Fairy 7 6RSE
1, 4FRLG
1, 6 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 24
446.png Munchlax normal Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 40
468.png Togekiss fairy/flying Flying/Fairy 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
035.png Clefairy fairy Fairy TM35 TR14
036.png Clefable fairy Fairy TM35 TR14
056.png Mankey fighting Field TM35
057.png Primeape fighting Field TM35
061.png Poliwhirl water Water 1 TM35 TR14
062.png Poliwrath water/fighting Water 1 TM35 TR14
063.png Abra psychic Human-Like TM35 TR14
064.png Kadabra psychic Human-Like TM35 TR14
065.png Alakazam psychic Human-Like TM35 TR14
066.png Machop fighting Human-Like TM35 TR14
067.png Machoke fighting Human-Like TM35 TR14
068.png Machamp fighting Human-Like TM35 TR14
074.png Geodude rock/ground Mineral TM35
075.png Graveler rock/ground Mineral TM35
076.png Golem rock/ground Mineral TM35
094.png Gengar ghost/poison Amorphous TM35 TR14
096.png Drowzee psychic Human-Like TM35
097.png Hypno psychic Human-Like TM35
106.png Hitmonlee fighting Human-Like TM35 TR14
107.png Hitmonchan fighting Human-Like TM35 TR14
113.png Chansey normal Fairy TM35 TR14
122.png Mr. Mime psychic/fairy Human-Like TM35 TR14
122A.png Mr. Mime ice/psychic Human-Like TR14
124.png Jynx ice/psychic Human-Like TM35 TR14
125.png Electabuzz electric Human-Like TM35 TR14
126.png Magmar fire Human-Like TM35 TR14
143.png Snorlax normal Monster TM35 TR14
150.png Mewtwo psychic Undiscovered TM35 TR14
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered TM35 TR14
173.png Cleffa fairy Undiscovered TR14
175.png Togepi fairy Undiscovered TR14
176.png Togetic fairy/flying Flying/Fairy TR14
186.png Politoed water Water 1 TR14
238.png Smoochum ice/psychic Undiscovered TR14
241.png Miltank normal Field TR14
242.png Blissey normal Fairy TR14
251.png Celebi psychic/grass Undiscovered TR14
272.png Ludicolo water/grass Water 1/Grass TR14
302.png Sableye dark/ghost Human-Like TR14
356.png Dusclops ghost Amorphous TR14
385.png Jirachi steel/psychic Undiscovered TR14
440.png Happiny normal Undiscovered TR14
446.png Munchlax normal Undiscovered TR14
468.png Togekiss fairy/flying Flying/Fairy TR14
477.png Dusknoir ghost Amorphous TR14
480.png Uxie psychic Undiscovered TR14
481.png Mesprit psychic Undiscovered TR14
482.png Azelf psychic Undiscovered TR14
683.png Aromatisse fairy Fairy TR14
685.png Slurpuff fairy Fairy TR14
719.png Diancie rock/fairy Undiscovered TR14
818.png Inteleon water Water 1/Field TR14
854.png Sinistea ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR14
855.png Polteageist ghost Mineral/Amorphous TR14
859.png Impidimp dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like TR14
860.png Morgrem dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like TR14
861.png Grimmsnarl dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like TR14
866.png Mr. Rime ice/psychic Human-Like TR14
869.png Alcremie fairy Fairy/Amorphous TR14
876.png Indeedee psychic/normal Fairy TR14
876A.png Indeedee psychic/normal Fairy TR14
898.png Calyrex psychic/grass Undiscovered TR14
898I.png Calyrex psychic/ice Undiscovered TR14
898S.png Calyrex psychic/ghost Undiscovered TR14
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

By Move Tutor

Pokémon Type Egg groups Games
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation IV

By event

Generation II


  • In music, a Metronome is a device that is used to help musicians keep at a steady pace. The instrument has an "arm" that moves in a back and forth motion which was the inspiration for how the Pokémon move requires it to move its fingers in the said motion.
  • Starting in Generation V, moves that come from Mystery Gift events are generally unselectable through Metronome. Their exclusion is likely intended as an added preventive measure to keep Mythical Pokémon and event-exclusive moves secret until their official announcement.
  • In Pokémon Sword and Shield, if Fairy Lock is selected by Metronome, the game can crash.


Main games
Side games

Main series

Pokémon Adventures