How to Find Beldum in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet The Indigo Disk DLC

Beldum is making its debut to Scarlet and Violet in The Indigo Disk, and this guide shows you where you can find it.

How to find Beldum in The Indigo Disk

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One of the returning Pokémon making an appearance in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet‘s The Indigo Disk DLC is Beldum. You’ll have a chance to encounter it as you explore Blueberry Academy and add it to your collection, eventually giving you the chance to get Metagross.

If you’re hunting for Beldum to get Metagross in The Indigo Disk, you have to go out of your way to track it down. Thankfully, there are only a handful of locations you need to seek out to find this highly sought after Pokémon. Here’s what you need to know about how to find Beldum in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet‘s The Indigo Disk.

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Where to Find Beldum in The Indigo Disk

Pokemon Indigo Disk screenshot of Beldum's Habitat location in the Pokedex.
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Beldum is located in the Polar Biome, the snowy northwest region in The Indigo Disk’s Blueberry Academy. There’s a chance a Beldom could appear in the Indigo Disk’s southwest Canyon Biome according to its habitat location in the Pokédex, but only along its northern border and particularly inside the Chargestone Cavern which tunnels into the Polar Biome.

Between the two locations in Scarlet & Violet, I would recommend relying primarily on the Polar Biome if you want to catch Beldum. You have a much better chance of encountering a Beldum in this region of The Indigo Disk than you would anywhere else. You may need to catch multiples of them to find the one you want to keep, eventually evolving into a Metagross.

Beldum is one of the more common Pokémon that you can find in The Indigo Disk despite its Pokédex habitat location describing it as “rarely seen.” It shouldn’t be too long for you to track down its location; they tend to float around everywhere in the Polar Biome’s southern half. I found them particularly prevalent along the eastern cliffs not too far from the Coastal Biome’s border.

Beldum is one of my favorite Pokémon, especially when it evolves into Metagross. I’ve consistently used it in every Pokémon game where I can catch it, and add it to my team. I was partially disappointed to see that it wasn’t available in the base game, but I’m delighted that both Beldum and Metagross have made it to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, even if it took them until The Indigo Disk appeared. I might even have the chance to take the Synchro Machine out for a spin with Beldum.

After you’ve added Beldum to your Pokedex, you might want to go out of your way to see if you can get a shiny version. Shiny Metagross is another favorite Pokémon, and I’ve only had a few of them in my time playing the Pokémon series. You might want to pack a picnic lunch if you’re down to try getting a shiny one, but so long as you least have one added to your Pokédex, you’ll be one step closer to finishing The Indigo Disk.

How to Get Metang and Metagross

If you want a Metang or a Metagross on your team, you can easily evolve any Beldum you catch by simply leveling it up. Beldum will evolve into Metang at level 20, and Metang will then evolve into Metagross at level 45. The Pokémon you catch in the Blueberry Academy are at very high levels, so you should only need a couple of Rare Candies or Exp. Candies to trigger Beldum’s evolution.

You can also find and catch wild Metang, located largely in the same areas as Beldum. Metang is much rarer than the many Beldum that float around the Polar Biome, but you do have a chance of spotting one amongst the Beldum crowd. If you’re lucky, you can also find Metang in one of the many 4-Star Tera Raids in the Indigo Disk’s Blueberry Academy.

Metagross is not catchable in the wild. If you’re looking to get Metagross in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, your best bet is to evolve Metang, though you can come up against one in 5- and 6-Star Tera Raids.