Steelix

Steelix is a Steel/Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Iron Snake Pokémon.

Steelix has a Mega Evolution, available from Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 208
Type Steel Ground
Species Iron Snake Pokémon
Height 9.2 m (30′02″)
Weight 400.0 kg (881.8 lbs)
Abilities 1. Rock Head
2. Sturdy
Sheer Force (hidden ability)
Local № 063 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
035 (Diamond/Pearl)
035 (Platinum)
063 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
072 (Black 2/White 2)
054 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
179 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 179
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 200
364 548
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 30
58 174
Total 510 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 Steelix.

Pokédex data

National № 208
Type Steel Ground
Species Iron Snake Pokémon
Height 10.5 m (34′05″)
Weight 740.0 kg (1631.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Force
Local № 063 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
035 (Diamond/Pearl)
035 (Platinum)
063 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
072 (Black 2/White 2)
054 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
179 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 214
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 125
229 383
Defense 230
418 614
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 30
58 174
Total 610 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 Steelix.

Evolution chart

#095
Onix
Rock · Ground
(trade holding Metal Coat)

Steelix changes

Pokédex entries

Gold Its body has been compressed deep under the ground. As a result, it is even harder than a diamond.
Silver It is said that if an ONIX lives for over 100 years, its composition changes to become diamond-like.
Crystal The many small metal particles that cover this POKéMON’s body reflect bright light well.
Ruby
Sapphire
STEELIX lives even further underground than ONIX. This POKéMON is known to dig towards the earth’s core. There are records of this POKéMON reaching a depth of over six-tenths of a mile underground.
FireRed It is said that if an ONIX lives for over 100 years, its composition changes to become diamond-like.
LeafGreen Its body has been compressed deep under the ground. As a result, it is even harder than diamond.
Emerald STEELIX live even further underground than ONIX. This POKéMON is known to dig toward the earth’s core, reaching a depth of over six-tenths of a mile underground.
Diamond Tempered underground under high pressure and heat, its body is harder than any metal.
Pearl It chews its way through boulders with its sturdy jaws. Its eyes can see in the darkness underground.
Platinum It is thought its body transformed as a result of iron accumulating internally from swallowing soil.
HeartGold Its body has been compressed deep under the ground. As a result, it is even harder than a diamond.
SoulSilver It’s said that if an ONIX lives for 100 years, its composition becomes diamondlike as it evolves into a STEELIX.
Black
White
It is thought its body transformed as a result of iron accumulating internally from swallowing soil.
Black 2
White 2
The iron it ingested with the soil it swallowed transformed its body and made it harder than diamonds.
X Tempered underground under high pressure and heat, its body is harder than any metal.
Y It chews its way through boulders with its sturdy jaws. Its eyes can see in the darkness underground.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Steelix lives even further underground than Onix. This Pokémon is known to dig toward the earth’s core. There are records of this Pokémon reaching a depth of over six-tenths of a mile underground.
Sword It is said that if an Onix lives for over 100 years, its composition changes to become diamond-like.
Shield It is thought its body transformed as a result of iron accumulating internally from swallowing soil.

Moves learned by Steelix

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BindNormalPhysical 15 85
1CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
1Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
1HardenNormalStatus
1Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
1Rock PolishRockStatus
1Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
4Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
8AutotomizeSteelStatus
12Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
16CurseGhostStatus
20Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
24ScreechNormalStatus 85
28Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
32Stealth RockRockStatus
36SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
40SandstormRockStatus
44DigGroundPhysical 80 100
48Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
52Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
56Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
60Magnet RiseElectricStatus

Egg moves

Steelix learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Steelix egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormalStatus
Defense CurlNormalStatus
Dragon TailDragonPhysical 60 90
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
Wide GuardRockStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Meteor BeamRockSpecial 120 90
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100
Steel RollerSteelPhysical 130 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BindNormalPhysical 15 85
1Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
1HardenNormalStatus
1Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
1Mud SportGroundStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
4CurseGhostStatus
7Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
10Rock TombRockPhysical 60 95
13RageNormalPhysical 20 100
16Stealth RockRockStatus
19AutotomizeSteelStatus
20Gyro BallSteelPhysical 100
22Smack DownRockPhysical 50 100
25Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
28SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
31ScreechNormalStatus 85
34Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
37CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
40Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
43DigGroundPhysical 80 100
46Stone EdgeRockPhysical 100 80
49Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
52SandstormRockStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormalStatus
Defense CurlNormalStatus
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100
Rock BlastRockPhysical 25 90
Rock ClimbNormalPhysical 90 85
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
RototillerGroundStatus
Stealth RockRockStatus
Wide GuardRockStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWaterPhysical 90 90
BindNormalPhysical 15 85
BlockNormalStatus
Dragon PulseDragonSpecial 85 100
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Steelix. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Rock PolishRockStatus Level up
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Steelix 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.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 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
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
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

Steelix sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Steelix  sprite from Silver Steelix  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Steelix  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Steelix  sprite from Black & White Steelix  sprite from X & Y Steelix  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Steelix Shiny sprite from Silver Steelix Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Steelix Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Steelix Shiny sprite from Black & White Steelix Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Steelix

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Onix
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Onix
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple, Victory Road
Platinum Iron Island, Victory Road
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Cliff Cave, Mt. Silver, Olivine City
Black
White
Evolve Onix
Black 2
White 2
Twist Mountain, Clay Tunnel, Underground Ruins
X
Y
Cyllage City
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Onix
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Onix
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Onix

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Steelix
Japanese ハガネール (Haganeil)
German Stahlos
French Steelix

Name origin

steel
a metal alloy
onyx
a type of rock; Onix is Steelix’s prevolution