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.

Steelix artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

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

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 196
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 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.

Mega Steelix artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

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

Training

EV yield
Catch rate
Base Happiness
Base EXP
Growth Rate

Breeding

Egg Groups
Gender
Egg cycles

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.

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.

Evolution chart

(trade holding
Metal Coat)

Name origin

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

Moves learned by Steelix

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.
1BindNormal 15 85
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1HardenNormal
1Ice FangIce 65 95
1Mud SportGround
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
4CurseGhost
7Rock ThrowRock 50 90
10Rock TombRock 60 95
13RageNormal 20 100
16Stealth RockRock
19AutotomizeSteel
20Gyro BallSteel 100
22Smack DownRock 50 100
25Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
28SlamNormal 80 75
31ScreechNormal 85
34Rock SlideRock 75 90
37CrunchDark 80 100
40Iron TailSteel 100 75
43DigGround 80 100
46Stone EdgeRock 100 80
49Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
52SandstormRock

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.
BlockNormal
Defense CurlNormal
FlailNormal 100
Heavy SlamSteel 100
Rock BlastRock 25 90
Rock ClimbNormal 90 85
RolloutRock 30 90
RototillerGround
Stealth RockRock
Wide GuardRock

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 TailWater 90 90
BindNormal 15 85
BlockNormal
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Magnet RiseElectric
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Stomping TantrumGround 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 PolishRock Level up
Sand TombGround 35 85 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Steelix 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
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
74Gyro BallSteel 100
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
96Nature PowerNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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 SlamNormal 85 100 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
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BindNormal 15 85
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1HardenNormal
1Ice FangIce 65 95
1Mud SportGround
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
4CurseGhost
7Rock ThrowRock 50 90
10Rock TombRock 60 95
13RageNormal 20 100
16Stealth RockRock
19AutotomizeSteel
20Gyro BallSteel 100
22Smack DownRock 50 100
25Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
28SlamNormal 80 75
31ScreechNormal 85
34Rock SlideRock 75 90
37CrunchDark 80 100
40Iron TailSteel 100 75
43DigGround 80 100
46Stone EdgeRock 100 80
49Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
52SandstormRock

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormal
Defense CurlNormal
FlailNormal 100
Heavy SlamSteel 100
Rock BlastRock 25 90
Rock ClimbNormal 90 85
RolloutRock 30 90
RototillerGround
Stealth RockRock

Pre-evolution moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Rock PolishRock Level up
Sand TombGround 35 85 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
74Gyro BallSteel 100
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
82Dragon TailDragon 60 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
96Nature PowerNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 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
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
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

Steelix sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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