Lairon

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Lairon
コドラ
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Aron < Lairon > Aggron

Species Type
Iron Armor Pokémon Steel.pngRock.png
Number Ability
#305 Sturdy/Rock Head
Heavy Metal
Height Weight
2’11" (0.9m) 264.6 lbs. (120kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Aron Aggron
Egg Group Catch Rate
Monster 90
Tier EV Yield
NU 2 Defense Points

Lairon (コドラ) is the 71st Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Steel/Rock Type, and it is known as the Iron Armor Pokémon.

Lairon can have one of two abilities: Sturdy, which nullifies the effect of one-hit KO moves on it, and starting with Generation V, prevents it from being Knocked Out in one hit--if its HP is full, an attack that would have caused a KO will leave it with 1 HP; or Rock Head, which nullifies recoil from moves such as Double-Edge or Head Smash. Lairon from the Dream World have access to a third Ability, the Heavy Metal Ability. This ability doubles its weight in battle, affecting how much damage it would take from Grass Knot or Low Kick as well as how much damage it can deal out from the attack Heavy Slam.

Aron can evolve into a Lairon starting at Level 32. It can evolve into the ferocious Aggron starting at Level 42.

Lairon is in the Monster Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 8,960 Steps to hatch. It takes Lairon 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Lairon takes on the appearance of a large armadillo clad in armor. The armor has some spikes on it, resembling a Stegosaurus to some extent.

[edit] Gender Differences

Lairon doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Lairon appears at Victory Road in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Evolution is the only way to obtain a Lairon in Diamond, [[Platinum] and White. Lairon does appear at the Peak section of the Safari Zone in Heart Gold and Soul Silver. Place 24 Peak Objects in the area and Lairon will start appearing as there is no days of waiting that have to pass.

Lairon can be found inside Clay Tunnel and the Underground Ruins in Black 2 and White 2.

[edit] Spin-off Games

While it isn't a Shadow Pokémon, a Lairon can still be obtained in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness by capturing an Aron at the Cave Poké Spot, a place to find Wild Pokémon in the Orre Region, and evolving it.

Lairon makes appearances at Endless Level 18 & 34, Forever Level 77 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Lairon appears at Frosty Cave 7F-9F, Wish Cave 62F-64F, Joyous Tower 60F-62F and Oddity Cave B13-B15 in the first Mystery Dungeon game. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Mawile appears at Northern Desert 9F-15F. Lairon appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3 on floors 11-20 of each game's respective Secret area.

Lairon appears in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia at Volcano Cave. Lairon returns in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs on the fifth floors of the Wireless Base on Rainbow Island in the Present; and the Fire Temple mission "Shaken by Aggron's Footsteps" by capturing it or another form in its evolutionary line and obtaining its Slate, but the slate can only be kept if the Boss is defeated within the time limit.

Lairon can be found at Cragspur and Valora in Pokémon Conquest.

Lairon appears at Volcanic Slope Canyon 3-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Lairon appears in 14 different sets. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the EX Ruby and Sapphire (2), EX Sandstorm, EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua, EX Legend Maker, EX Holon Phantoms, EX Crystal Guardians, EX Power Keepers, Mysterious Treasures, Rising Rivals, Undaunted, Triumphant and Dragons Exalted sets. Lairon also has a second listing in the EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua set as a Rare card.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

May would lose a Contest Battle to another co-ordinator's Lairon in the episode Crusin' For A Losin'!.

More recently, some Wild Lairon were amgonst the Steel-Types that went berserk in the two episodes that featured Iron Island Steeling Peace of Mind! and Saving the World from Ruins. Paul also used a Lairon against Brandon in the episode A Pyramiding Rage!. Unfortunately for Paul, his Lairon was a part of the wrong end of a 6-0 shutout, as Brandon's Regice, Regirock, and Registeel were dominant.

[edit] Movies

Wild Lairon appeared in the film Giratina and the Sky Warrior and the Pikachu short Pikachu's Summer Festival.

[edit] Manga

Lairon's Manga info is unknown at this time.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Lairon finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling. Its very high Defense is pushed even higher with the Hold Item Eviolite, and combining Head Smash with the Rock Head Ability combines for a dangerous attacking combination without having to worry about Head Smash's 50% Recoil.

Lairon has terrible typing; while the combination has a number of resistances it leaves it twice as vulnerable to Fighting-and-Ground-Type moves. Even while holding Eviolite, it doesn't have a great Special Defense, something that Special Attackers can take advantage of.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Few Victory Road 1F, B1 & B2
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
XD: Gale of Darkness None Evolve Aron
Diamond/Platinum None Evolve Aron
Pearl None Trade
HeartGold/SoulSilver Unknown% Safari Zone: Peak (Place 24 Peak Objects; 0 Day Wait)
Black None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Trade
White None PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Evolve Aron
Black 2/White 2 15% Clay Tunnel: Entrance; Rooms 2 & 3
Underground Ruins (All Rooms)

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby Lairon tempers its steel body by drinking highly nutritious mineral sprinwater 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.
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.
FireRed It habitually shows off its strength with the size of sparks it creates by ramming its steel body into boulders.
LeafGreen It habitually shows off its strength with the size of sparks it creates by ramming its steel body into boulders.
IV Diamond For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
Pearl For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
Platinum For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
HeartGold It loves iron ore. Groups of them fight for territory by bashing one another with their steel bodies.
SoulSilver It loves iron ore. Groups of them fight for territory by bashing one another with their steel bodies.
V Black For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
White For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
Black 2 Lairon fight over territory, and when their steel bodies collide, sparks fly.
White 2 Lairon fight over territory, and when their steel bodies collide, sparks fly.
VI 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 sparks it creates by ramming its steel body into boulders.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
60
. 230 324 .
Atk
90
166 185 279 306
Def
140
256 285 379 416
Sp. Atk
50
94 105 199 218
Sp. Def
50
94 105 199 218
Speed
40
76 85 179 196

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level Up

[edit] Black/White

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start
4
Harden Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start
8
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Start
11
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
15 Metal Claw Steel.gif 55 95 Physical.png
18 Iron Defense Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
22 Roar Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
25 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
29 Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
34 Protect Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
40 Metal Sound Steel.gif N/A 85 Other.png
45 Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
51 Autotomize Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
56 Heavy Slam Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
62 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
67 Metal Burst Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png

[edit] Black 2/White 2

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start Harden Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start
4
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Start
8
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
11 Metal Claw Steel.gif 55 95 Physical.png
15 Iron Defense Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
18 Roar Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
22 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
25 Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
29 Protect Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
34 Metal Sound Steel.gif N/A 85 Other.png
40 Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
45 Autotomize Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
51 Heavy Slam Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
56 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
62 Metal Burst Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Stomp Normal.gif 65 100 Physical.png
Smelling Salt Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Dragon Rush Dragon.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Head Smash Rock.gif 150 80 Physical.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Spite Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 32
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Lairon
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level 42


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Water.gif
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Dragon.gif
Fairy.gif
Flying.gif
Ghost.gif
Ice.gif
Normal.gif
Poison.gif
Psychic.gif
Rock.gif
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Ground.gif
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