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)
035 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
119 (Legends: Arceus)

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)
035 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
119 (Legends: Arceus)

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.
Brilliant Diamond Tempered underground under high pressure and heat, its body is harder than any metal.
Shining Pearl It chews its way through boulders with its sturdy jaws. Its eyes can see in the darkness underground.
Legends: Arceus This Pokémon evolved through use of a strange item. Its body is coated with steel powder and notably hard—not even diamond can leave so much as a scratch.

Moves learned by Steelix

Moves learnt by level up

Steelix learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl 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 Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Steelix gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BlockNormalStatus
Defense CurlNormalStatus
Dragon TailDragonPhysical 60 90
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Head SmashRockPhysical 150 80
Heavy SlamSteelPhysical 100
Rock BlastRockPhysical 25 90
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
Wide GuardRockStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Steelix is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Steelix learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
6TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
11BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
18Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
25Stealth RockRockStatus
34High HorsepowerGroundPhysical 95 95
43Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75

Move Tutor moves

Steelix can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

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
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple, Victory Road
Legends: Arceus Celestica Trail

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