Understanding the genetic architecture of metabolic epilepsies is of paramount importance, both to current clinical practice and for the identification of further research directions. The main goals of our study were to identify the scope of metabolic epilepsies and to investigate their clinical presentation, diagnostic approaches and treatments. The International Classification of Inherited Metabolic Disorders and IEMbase were used as a basis for the identification and classification of metabolic epilepsies. Six hundred metabolic epilepsies have been identified, accounting for as much as 37% of all currently described inherited metabolic diseases (IMD). Epilepsy is a particularly common symptom in disorders of energy metabolism, congenital disorders of glycosylation, neurotransmitter disorders, disorders of the synaptic vesicle cycle and some other IMDs.