Specific evolution items like the Metal Coat debuted back in the second generation of Pokémon, and are required to evolve Pokémon such as Scizor and Steelix. When you’re ready to evolve either a Scyther or an Onix, using the Metal Coat in addition to the candy will evolve these two Pokemon. The Metal Coat is a consumable item, it will be lost upon use.
How to get Metal Coat in Pokémon GO
Players can find Metal Coat by spinning Pokéstops and Gyms. Their drop chance is very low, around 1% per spin, to receive a Metal Coat or any of the other evolution items. The 7th day streak bonus gives you a very high chance of obtaining one of the respective evolution items, but it’s more than likely not guaranteed.
There’s no way to ensure that a Metal Coat will drop, so your best bet is to keep spinning Pokéstops or obtain one from Research task. Certain Field Research tasks in Pokémon GO hand out the Metal Coat as a reward upon completion. We recommend 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.
One final method is getting a Metal Coat in Pokemon GO through Gifts from your friends. Even though this is method is also not guaranteed, open as many gifts as possible to maximize the amount of rare items.
How to use Metal Coat in Pokémon GO
Metal Coat is an evolution item that you can use to evolve Onix into Steelix or Scyther into Scizor.
- Onix > Steelix – 25 Onix Candy + 1 Metal Coat
- Scyther > Scizor – 50 Scyther Candy + 1 Metal Coat
Considering the rarity of the Metal Coat, it’s best to use it wisely.