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What is a good moveset for Steelix?

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Mine has the ability Rock Head. It knows:

Double-Edge: High power, high accuracy, no recoil.

Earthquake: High power, high accuracy, double damage against Pokemon using Dig, used to deal with Fire types, STAB.

Crunch: Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to lower Def.

Iron Tail: STAB, high power, good chance to lower defense.

Steelix Learnset

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Onix (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 160 Atk / 252 SDef / 96 Spd
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Dragon Tail
- Rock Polish
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
Steelix (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 40 HP / 216 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Dragon Tail
- Body Purge
- Sleep Talk
- Rest
U should replace chrunch with thunder fang so that you can deal with water types
I'm not very good at EV spreads, so... Which is a better spread for a physical offensive Steelix with Sheer Force/Life Orb?
252 Sp.Def/128 Atk/128 HP
252 Sp.Def/252 Atk/4 HP
It's supposed to hit hard, but HP would also be very nice. Opinions?
What is body purge?

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steelix
ability: rock head
ev spread: 252 defense 252 attack
moveset:
earthquake: high 100 base power and deals with: fire weakness
stone edge: moderate accuracy, high base power and has a higher chance of landing a critical hit
thunder fang: moderate accuracy and power and deals with water weakness
ice fang: just like thunder fang but deals with ground weakness

note: I am not the REAL Pokemon expert. and this moveset is used to make steelix deal with 3 out of 4 of its weaknesses. if you think this oveset sucks, pleae suggest on changes. And hey, i'm just ten.

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this set is as tanky as it possible gets considering his defense and low attack  i suggest you look at all your pokemon moves before and stats before you make a decision i recomend eartquake roar stealth rock and gryo ball this set is very main stream so to say but it works well in theory because steelix as you notice has alot of weakness and as soon as you come in with him hes only going take a couple hits before they get mad and switch to someone that can do something with steelix and you gotta predict things like this to use roar to your advantage another set would be curse rest gryo ball and earthquake for this set you are combining curse and gyro to work together for the speed wise and once he is low on hp use rest with a chesto berry and the other person team will be pretty close to where they started at. ive looked at his move pool and he has some very nice moves you can do many things with him like a stall but  you can do alot with other poke its a matter of what your team needs and what you need/want
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Steelix @ Quick Claw

Ability: Rock Head

Nature: Hasty (+Speed, -Defense)

-Earthquake (S.T.A.B., deal with Fire Pokemon)

-Thunder Fang (To deal with Water Pokemon)

-Ice Fang (To deal with Ground Pokemon)

-Gyro Ball (S.T.A.B., good accuraccy and works well on Steelix)

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Why would you max his speed and then have Gyro Ball O.o
Or just Lower his Speed and make more Defense.
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Mine's basically a staller.
Evs: 252 attack/252 spdef
Item: chesto berry
Moves:
Gyro ball
Curse(to maximise attack and slowness to make gyro ball destroy your foes)
Rest(to annoy and to heal)
Sleep talk/snore

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Here's my set
Curse
Equake
Stealth rock
Gyro ball

I've been doing very well with this guy in my UU team as a lead

Thought I should share it

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I can see how this will work :). What EV's/item/nature do you use with this? You could also replace curse with stone edge for coverage.
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Steelix @ Steelixite
Ability: (Rock Head) Sand Force
Ev: 252 att, 252 sdef, 4 def
Nature: Brave
-Sandstorm
-Defense curl
-Rollout
-Gyro ball

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Steelix@steelixite or water counter berry

Ability: sturdy or sand force( m. evolution )

Evs: invested in attack and sp. defence

Iron tail: high power, STAB, chance to lower defence

Dig/earthquake: earthquake deals more damage and does double damage to Pokemon underground, but it hits adjadacent Pokemon( including allies, unless they have telepathy ). Dig is single target and allows Steelix to avoid attacks while underground. Both get STAB

Crunch/thunder fang: Crunch does more damage and has a chance of lowering defence. Thunder fang counters water types and has a chance to make the opponent flinch while also having a chance to paralyze

Stone edge/ gyro ball: stone edge counters fire, bug, flying, and ice, and has a good crit. ration and damage. Gyro ball has STABand makes use of steelix's slowness

Hoped this helped:)

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                                                    Steelix (M) @Leftovers
                                                      Ability: Strudy
                                        EVs: 248 HP/ 252+ atk/ 8 SpDef
                                                Adamant ( +Atk, - SpAtk)
                                                        -Heavy Slam 
                                                        -Aqua Tail or Ice Fang
                                                        -Earthquake
                                                        -Stone Edge
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Steelix-Mega @ Steelixite
Ability: Sheer Force > Sand Force
EVs: 200 HP / 56 Def / 252 Atk
Sassy Nature
- Earthquake
- Sandstorm /Smack Down
- Curse
- Gyro Ball

Use Curse to higher your attack and lower speed, which is a great combo for Gyro Ball. Smack down can be used for coverage and to hit Flyers- makes flying types and Levitate, Magnet Rise, and Telekinesis Pokemon get hit by ground type moves later with EQ! Or go with Sandstorm to raise power of moves by 30% (Sand Force)

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