Steelix

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Steelix
ハガネール
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Gligar < Steelix > Mega Steelix

Species Type
Iron Snake Pokémon Steel.pngGround.png
Number Ability
#208 Rock Head/Sturdy
Sheer Force
Height Weight
30′2″ (9.2m) 881.8 lbs. (400kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Onix Mega Steelix
Egg Group Catch Rate
Mineral 25
Tier EV Yield
UU 2 Defense Points

Steelix (ハガネール) is the 63rd Pokémon in the Johto Pokédex. It is a Steel/Ground-Type, and is known as the Iron Snake Pokémon.

Steelix can use one of two abilities: Rock Head, which prevents this Pokémon from receiving recoil damage from recoil-causing moves; or Sturdy, which gives this Pokémon an immunity from falling to a One-Hit KO move such as Fissure or Horn Drill, and starting with Generation V, Pokémon with Sturdy cannot be KO'd in one hit when it has full HP. Steelix's Hidden Ability is Sheer Force, which gives moves that have a secondary effect a 33% increase in power, but those moves also lose their secondary effect.

Sheer Force won't nullify recoil from moves like Double-Edge and Head Smash, but it does nullify the 10% HP loss from the hold item Life Orb.

Steelix wasn't available in Generation I, but from Generation II onwards Onix could evolve into Steelix if it was traded to another game while holding a Metal Coat. When evolved Steelix loses the Rock type it has a Onix and instead it's main type becomes Steel. Starting in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Steelix can Mega Evolve into Mega Steelix by using the Mega Stone if it is holding a Steelixite.

Steelix is in the Mineral Egg Group, and its Egg will take approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. It takes Steelix One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Steelix takes the appearance of a ginormous metallic snake.

[edit] Gender Differences

Male Steelix will have an extra front overbite tooth on its lower jaw, whereas the Female Steelix will only have the one overbiting tooth.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Steelix was introduced in Generation II, and the only way to obtain one in Generation 2 and Generation III was to evolve Onix. Generation IV would change that, as for the first time Steelix could be obtained in the wild. In Diamond and Pearl Steelix could be obtained at Iron Mountain, Snowpoint Temple, and Victory Road; and at Iron Island and Victory Road in Platinum.

In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Steelix can be found at Mt. Silver and The Cliff Cave.

While Onix can be found at the lowest parts of Relic Castle in the Generation V games Black and White, at B6 and the Maze, the only way to obtain a Steelix would be to evolve Onix in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Steelix can be found at Clay Tunnel and Twist Mountain.

The only way to obtain a Steelix in X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is to evolve an Onix.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Steelix makes appearances at Endless Level 12, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 61 and Mr. Who's den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain an Onix in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve an Onix. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Steelix can be found at Deep Dusk Forest 1F-12F and Sky Stairway 1F-49F at random. Steelix is exclusive to Stormy Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Mountain B23 & B24.

Steelix can only appear in Pokémon Ranger during missions, which is also the only time Steelix has appeared in the Pokémon Ranger series as of writing.

Steelix can be found at Terrera and Valora in Pokémon Conquest.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Steelix has appeared in 13 different sets, two of which twice, to total 15 different cards. The Steelix from the Rising Rivals and Plasma Freeze set are Uncommon cards. The Neo Genesis, VS (2), Aquapolis, Skyridge, EX Sandstorm, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Unseen Forces, Diamond and Pearl, Stormfront, and Unleashed (2; 1 Ultra Rare) are Rare Cards, while the Shining Steelix from the Neo Destiny Set is one of the Hidden Cards from that set and is a three-star rare card.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Johto Gym Leader Jasmine was the first to utilize a Steelix in battle, which was the debut of Steelix in the episode Nerves of Steelix. Jasmine would also use her Steelix in an appearance in the episode Four Roads Diverged in a Pokémon Port.

Brock would return to Pewter Gym to have found that his Onix evolved into a Steelix while he was away in the episode Grating Spaces. Harrison, Morrison, and Gym Leader Byron have also used a Steelix in their battles.

[edit] Movies

Another trainer used a Steelix in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Wild Steelix make an appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

[edit] Manga

Jasmine would also use a Steelix in the Manga, pitting it against Brock's Onix at the Gymleaders' Exhibition Battle in Chapter 155.

Carr, a member of Team Rocket's Beast Warrior Trio, uses a Steelix of his own in Chapters 278, 279 and 286.

Wild Steelix are also featured on Iron Island in Chapters 379-382 and 415.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Steelix is currently listed in the UnderUtilized (UU) Competitive Battling Tier.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Evolve Onix
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Evolve Onix
FireRed/LeafGreen None Evolve Onix
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 10% Iron Island (B2 Left Cave)
Diamond/Pearl 30% Iron Island (B3)
Platinum 10% Iron Island (B2 Right Cave)
Platinum 30% Iron Island (B3)
Diamond/Pearl 5% Snowpoint Temple (1F)
Diamond/Pearl 15% Snowpoint Temple (B1-B3)
Diamond/Pearl 20% Snowpoint Temple (B4 & B5)
Diamond/Pearl 10% Victory Road (Any Section)
Platinum 5% Victory Road (1F, B1, National Dex Areas; all hours of day)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 20% Mt. Silver (1F, all hours of day)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 2% Cliff Cave (1F, 2F & B1, all hours of day)
Black/White None Evolve Onix
Black 2/White 2 5% (Shaking Spots) Clay Tunnel
Twist Mountain
Underground Ruins
X/Y None Evolve Onix
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Onix

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold Its body has been compressed deep under the ground. As a result, it is eveen 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.
III Ruby 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.
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.
Emerald Steelix live even further underground than Onix. This Pokémon is known to dig toward the Earth's core, reachign 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.
IV 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.
V Black It is thought its body transformed as a result of iron accumulating internally from swallowing soil.
White It is thought its body transformed as a result of iron accumulating internally from swallowing soil.
Black 2 The iron it ingested with the soil it swallowed transformed its body and made it harder than diamonds.
White 2 The iron it ingested with the soil it swallowed transformed its body and made it harder than diamonds.
VI 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 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.
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.

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
75
. 260 354 .
Atk
85
157 175 269 295
Def
200
364 405 499 548
Sp. Atk
55
103 115 209 229
Sp. Def
65
121 135 229 251
Speed
30
58 65 159 174

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Thunder Fang Electric.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Fire Fang Fire.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Mud Sport Ground.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start Harden Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
4 Curse Ghost.gif N/A N/A Other.png
7 Rock Throw Rock.gif 50 90 Physical.png
10 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
13 Rage Normal.gif 20 100 Physical.png
16 Stealth Rock Rock.gif N/A N/A Other.png
19 Autotomize Steel.gif N/A N/A Other.png
20 Gyro Ball Steel.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
22 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
25 Dragon Breath Dragon.gif 60 100 Special.png
28 Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png
31 Screech Normal.gif N/A 85 Other.png
34 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
37 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
40 Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
43 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
46 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
49 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
52 Sandstorm Rock.gif N/A N/A Other.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
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
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 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
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.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
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.gif 60 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM97 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Flail Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Heavy Slam Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Rock Blast Rock.gif 25 90 Physical.png
Rock Climb Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
Rollout Rock.gif 30 90 Physical.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 85 100 Special.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Magnet Rise Electric.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Onix Exclusive Moves

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
19 Rock Polish Rock.gif N/A N/A Other.png
37 Sand Tomb Ground.gif 35 85 Physical.png

[edit] Past Moves

[edit] Generation III Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Self-Destruct Normal.gif 200 100 Physical.png

[edit] Generation IV

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

Trade (Holding Metal Coat)
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[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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