|Iron Armor Pokémon|
|#305|| Sturdy/Rock Head|
|2’11" (0.9m)||264.6 lbs. (120kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU||2 Defense Points|
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.
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.
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.
Lairon doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wild Lairon appeared in the film Giratina and the Sky Warrior and the Pikachu short Pikachu's Summer Festival.
Lairon's Manga info is unknown at this time.
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.
Via Level Up
Black 2/White 2
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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