Lairon

Lairon is a Steel/Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Iron Armor Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 305
Type Steel Rock
Species Iron Armor Pokémon
Height 2′11″ (0.9 m)
Weight 264.6 lbs (120.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Sturdy
2. Rock Head
Heavy Metal (hidden ability)
Local № 071 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
167 (Black 2/White 2)
100 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
073 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 151
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Monster
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 35 (8,739–8,995 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 140
256 416
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 40
76 196
Total 430 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Lairon.

Evolution chart

(Level 32) (Level 42)

Lairon changes

Pokédex entries

Ruby LAIRON tempers its steel body by drinking highly nutritious mineral springwater until it is bloated. This POKéMON makes its nest close to springs of delicious water.
Sapphire LAIRON feeds on iron contained in rocks and water. It makes its nest on mountains where iron ore is buried. As a result, the POKéMON often clashes with humans mining the iron ore.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It habitually shows off its strength with the size of sparks it creates by ramming its steel body into boulders.
Emerald When two LAIRON meet in the wild, they fight for territory by bashing into each other with their steel bodies. The sound of their collision carries for miles.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It loves iron ore. Groups of them fight for territory by bashing one another with their steel bodies.
Black
White
For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
Black 2
White 2
Lairon fight over territory, and when their steel bodies collide, sparks fly.
X It loves iron ore. Groups of them fight for territory by bashing one another with their steel bodies.
Y It habitually shows off its strength with the size of sparks it creates by ramming its steel body into boulders.
Omega Ruby Lairon tempers its steel body by drinking highly nutritious mineral springwater until it is bloated. This Pokémon makes its nest close to springs of delicious water.
Alpha Sapphire Lairon feeds on iron contained in rocks and water. It makes its nest on mountains where iron ore is buried. As a result, the Pokémon often clashes with humans mining the iron ore.

Moves learned by Lairon

Moves learnt by level up

Lairon learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
1Mud-SlapGround 20 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Mud-SlapGround 20 100
7HeadbuttNormal 70 100
10Metal ClawSteel 50 95
13Rock TombRock 60 95
16ProtectNormal
19RoarNormal
22Iron HeadSteel 80 100
25Rock SlideRock 75 90
28Take DownNormal 90 85
31Metal SoundSteel 85
35Iron TailSteel 100 75
39Iron DefenseSteel
43Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
47AutotomizeSteel
51Heavy SlamSteel 100
55Metal BurstSteel 100

Egg moves

Lairon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Lairon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CurseGhost
Dragon RushDragon 100 75
EndeavorNormal 100
Head SmashRock 150 80
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
ReversalFighting 100
ScreechNormal 85
Smelling SaltsNormal 70 100
Stealth RockRock
StompNormal 65 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Lairon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Lairon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Lairon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Ancient PowerRock 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Lairon does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Lairon does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Lairon sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Lairon  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Lairon  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lairon  sprite from Black & White Lairon  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Lairon Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Lairon Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lairon Shiny sprite from Black & White Lairon Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Lairon

Ruby
Sapphire
Victory Road
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Victory Road
Diamond Evolve Aron
Pearl Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum Evolve Aron
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Evolve Aron
Black 2
White 2
Clay Tunnel, Underground Ruins
X Route 18, Terminus Cave
Y Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Victory Road
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Aron
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Lairon
Japanese コドラ (Kodora)
German Stollrak
French Galegon

Name origin

lairy
aggressive (British slang)
iron
heavy/tough metal