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What is a good moveset for Steelix?

2 votes

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

asked Jul 20, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
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?

23 Answers

0 votes

Here's my set
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

answered Oct 14, 2013 by Phantomshark
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.
0 votes

Since its speed is too low, we will use it as an advantage.

Moveset for Steelix in Platinum/Diamond/Pearl and any other gen except 1,2 & 3.


Ability: Sturdy
Nature: Brave +ATK -SPD
EV: 255HP, 255 ATK

Stealth Rock - It's our hazard snake, so we will put that.
Earthquake - STAB!!! recover for fire types.
Aqua Tail/Curse - Aqua tail to recover that nasty ground and fire types, or Curse for boost in atk and def then lowers it's speed so... GYRO BALL CANNON!!!
Gyro Ball - Now here is the main thing, brave nature +atk -spd, EV 255 in ATK then Curse(optional) for atk & def boost + lowers its speed = LAZER!!!

answered Apr 19, 2014 by PhoenyxuzPrimax
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Steelix @ Steelixite
Ability: (Rock Head) Sand Force
Ev: 252 att, 252 sdef, 4 def
Nature: Brave
-Defense curl
-Gyro ball

answered Nov 28, 2014 by Cr