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

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A



II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A



III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon FireRed It habitually shows off its strength with the size of sparks it creates by ramming its steel body into boulders.
III Pokémon LeafGreen It habitually shows off its strength with the size of sparks it creates by ramming its steel body into boulders.



IV Pokémon Diamond For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
IV Pokémon Pearl For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
IV Pokémon Platinum For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
IV Pokémon HeartGold It loves iron ore. Groups of them fight for territory by bashing one another with their steel bodies.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It loves iron ore. Groups of them fight for territory by bashing one another with their steel bodies.



V Pokémon Black For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
V Pokémon White For food, it digs up iron ore. It smashes its steely body against others to fight over territory.
V Pokémon Black 2 Lairon fight over territory, and when their steel bodies collide, sparks fly.
V Pokémon White 2 Lairon fight over territory, and when their steel bodies collide, sparks fly.



VI Pokémon X It loves iron ore. Groups of them fight for territory by bashing one another with their steel bodies.
VI Pokémon Y It habitually shows off its strength with the sparks it creates by ramming its steel body into boulders.

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
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-MinMaxMax+
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
Spd
40
76 85 179 196

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level Up

[edit] Black/White

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

[edit] Black 2/White 2

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.png -- -- Status
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

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


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

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

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Emerald

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Defense Curl Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

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

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

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Aron Lairon Aggron Mega Aggron
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Level 32 -- Level 42 -- Mega Stone

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Fairy.png
Fire.png
Flying.png
Ice.png
Rock.png
Electric.png
Fighting.png
Ground.png
Steel.png
Water.png
Bug.png
Dark.png
Dragon.png
Fairy.png
Flying.png
Ghost.png
Ice.png
Normal.png
Poison.png
Psychic.png
Rock.png
Normal.png
Fighting.png
Ground.png
Water.png

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