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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

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?

26 Answers

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Mine's basically a staller.
Evs: 252 attack/252 spdef
Item: chesto berry
Gyro ball
Curse(to maximise attack and slowness to make gyro ball destroy your foes)
Rest(to annoy and to heal)
Sleep talk/snore

answered Jun 9, 2013 by FrogGwee
edited Jun 9, 2013 by FrogGwee
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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.
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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
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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:)

answered Jun 19 by MasterPokemonElite
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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
-Stone Edge

answered Jun 20 by Sapphire7732