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 0.9 m (2′11″)
Weight 120.0 kg (264.6 lbs)
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)
192 (The Crown Tundra)

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

#304
Aron
Steel · Rock
(Level 32)
#305
Lairon
Steel · Rock
(Level 42)
#306
Aggron
Steel · Rock

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.
Sword Lairon live in mountains brimming with spring water and iron ore, so these Pokémon often came into conflict with humans in the past.
Shield During territorial disputes, Lairon fight by slamming into each other. Close inspection of their steel armor reveals scratches and dents.

Moves learned by Lairon

Moves learnt by level up

Lairon learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormalStatus
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
12RoarNormalStatus
16HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
20ProtectNormalStatus
24Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
28Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
35Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
40Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
46AutotomizeSteelStatus
52Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
58Iron DefenseSteelStatus
64Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100
70Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
76Metal BurstSteelPhysical 100

Egg moves

Lairon does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Lairon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Steel RollerSteelPhysical 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

Lairon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Lairon is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1HardenNormalStatus
1HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
7HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100
10Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
13Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
16ProtectNormalStatus
19RoarNormalStatus
22Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
25Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
28Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
31Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
35Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
39Iron DefenseSteelStatus
43Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
47AutotomizeSteelStatus
51Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100
55Metal BurstSteelPhysical 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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CurseGhostStatus
Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Smelling SaltsNormalPhysical 70 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
StompNormalPhysical 65 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 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:

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 CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Lairon sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Lairon  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Lairon  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Lairon  sprite from Black & White Lairon  sprite from X & Y Lairon  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Aron

Other languages

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

Name origin

lairy
aggressive (British slang)
iron
heavy/tough metal