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The Brothers of Metal consists of Heatran, Actan and Lanthan, powerful Pokémon that reside in mountains and brought metals to mankind.

Legends

The Three Pokémon of Metal

A book in Vinoville Town describes the birth of the trio.

When the world was born, newly sculpted by Arceus' Thousand Arms, there was no metal. Then Groudon, Lord of the Earth and Day, cleaved the earth with a mighty claw, but the metal beneath was flimsy bronze. He dug down deep into the lava at the core, and there he lay three eggs

The first to hatch was the brother of fire, Heatran. He created the many common ores: iron, gold, silver and titanium. From the lava floes on Stark Mountain came all these rich and valuable metals for humans to use.

The second to hatch was Lanthan. A Pokémon of Earth, Lanthan took the rare and elusive ores without any names, and fixed them deep underground. It created the Lanthanite Mountain of East Tandor and went to sleep inside.

The last to hatch was Actan. A Pokémon of Shadow, Actan took the scarcest and most powerful ores that burn and hum with dangerous energy, and emerged from Actanite Mountain to teach the humans of their use. Thus do we have power not stolen from Pokémon or fueled by fire but drawn from the limitless source of metal itself.

And Actan saw that the humans had learned, and returned to its slumber.

Present Day

The Expert of Myths and Legends in Venesi City tells a little more of their current state.

Ah! Actan and Lanthan! Twin brothers, the Rare Metal Pokémon. Each are supposedly a thousand years old. Legend has it they crawled out of the earth's crust and taught Man the use of metals. Supposedly another of their kind lives in Sinnoh and is known as Heatran.

Nowadays they are said to dwell within the volcanoes of Tandor. That's how Mt. Actanite got its name.

Stat Comparison

Note: Heatran is not present in-game, and is only included here for comparison purposes

Pokémon Heatran
Heatran
195
Lanthan
196
Actan
HP
91
110
96
Attack
90
106
144
Defense
106
130
96
Sp. Attack
130
70
73
Sp. Defense
106
109
94
Speed
77
77
97
Total 600 602 600

Trivia

  • All three Brothers of Metal possess two type immunities. Heatran, however, is the only one that relies on its Ability (Flash Fire) for its second immunity.
  • Lanthan and Actan are genderless, despite Heatran having a gender ratio of 1:1.


By attributes Body styleColorFootprintHeightWeightBreeding Stats
By evolution family No evolution familyTwo-stage familyThree-stage familyBranched
By in-game stats Base stats (Base stats by Type) • Catch rateEV YieldBase friendship
By category StarterLegendary (SeikamaterGarlikidSea MonstersBrothers of MetalUrayneZephy) • FossilPseudo-legendaryElemental InsectsPunk Twins