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Version: 2.2

How to get NFT Metadata


Before getting started, make sure you have the following ready:

  • Node v.14+ or Python
  • NPM/Yarn or Pip

Step 1: Setup Moralis

First register your Moralis account and get your Moralis API Key.

Once you have your Moralis API Key, install the Moralis SDK in your project.

npm install moralis @moralisweb3/common-evm-utils

Step 2: Get an NFT's Metadata

In order to get an NFT by the address and token_id, Moralis provides you with an getNFTMetadata endpoint to do so.

Here you'll need two parameters: address and token_id.

Once you've obtained both the address and token_id, you can copy the following code:

const Moralis = require("moralis").default;
const { EvmChain } = require("@moralisweb3/common-evm-utils");

const runApp = async () => {
await Moralis.start({
apiKey: "YOUR_API_KEY",
// ...and any other configuration

const address = "0xb47e3cd837dDF8e4c57F05d70Ab865de6e193BBB";

const chain = EvmChain.ETHEREUM;

const tokenId = "3931";

const response = await Moralis.EvmApi.nft.getNFTMetadata({



Step 3: Run the script

To run the script, enter the following command:

node index.js

In your terminal, you should see the following JSON response:

"token_address": "0xb47e3cd837ddf8e4c57f05d70ab865de6e193bbb",
"token_id": "3931",
"transfer_index": [13868997, 30, 36, 0],
"owner_of": "0x1cf2b8c64aed32bff2ae80e701681316d3212afd",
"block_number": "13868997",
"block_number_minted": "5754322",
"token_hash": "3c86855c82470edd82df190019e83f16",
"amount": "1",
"contract_type": null,
"name": "CRYPTOPUNKS",
"symbol": "Ͼ",
"token_uri": "",
"metadata": "{\"image\":\"\",\"name\":\"CryptoPunk 3931\",\"attributes\":[\"Vampire Hair\",\"Goat\"],\"description\":\"Male\"}",
"last_token_uri_sync": null,
"last_metadata_sync": "2022-05-12T18:00:22.340Z",
"minter_address": "0xc352b534e8b987e036a93539fd6897f53488e56a"

Congratulations 🥳 you just got Cryptopunk NFT metadata for token id 3931 owned by an address with just a few lines of code using Moralis NFT API!

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API Reference

If you want to know more details on the endpoint and optional parameters, check out:

Next Steps

Learn how to use the Moralis NFT API to build dapps:


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