Mega Steelix

Mega Steelix
Mega Steelix.png
Steelix < Mega Steelix > Snubbull
Iron Snake Pokémon
Steel.gif Ground.gif
34'5" (10.5m)
1,631.4 lbs. (740kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
Egg Group
Catch Rate
EV Yield

Mega Steelix, the Mega Evolution of Steelix activated by using Mega Stone, was discovered in the Japanese demos of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. It retains its Steel and Ground-typings.

Mega Steelix uses the Sand Force Ability which increases the power of its Ground, Rock and Steel-Type moves by 33% during a sandstorm.

Steelix can Mega Evolve into Mega Steelix if it is holding a Steelixite.




Steelix may be ginormous, but after undergoing Mega Evolution it becomes even larger and gains even more mass, making it even heavier than a Snorlax! It now has three pairs of teeth on its overbite and three sets of prongs on its chin. Its side sections and tail now have reflective, mirror-like properties, and it appears that it has some metallic skin encircling it, held into place by gravitational-like units that are on its sides.

Gender Differences

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

Game Information

Original Games

Mega Steelix can be obtained in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire by way of Mega Evolution; a Steelix holding a Steelixite will be able to become Mega Steelix, a form that isn't available in X and Y.

Spin-Off Games

Mega Steelix has yet to appear in a Spin-Off Game as of writing.

Trading Card Game

Mega Steelix has yet to appear in the Trading Card Game as of writing.

Anime/Manga Information


Mega Steelix has yet to appear in the Anime as of writing.


Mega Steelix has yet to appear in the Movies as of writing.


Mega Steelix has yet to appear in the Manga as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Mega Steelix is in the Borderline 2 (BL2) tier of competitive battling, meaning that it is banned from the Rarelyused (RU) tier but not used enough to be a part of the Underused (UU) tier. While Mega Aggron may have the same Defense stat and a better ability in Filter, Mega Steelix has better special bulk and a much better defensive typing before Mega Evolving. Its great defensive typing allows it to hold up well against VoltTurn teams that like to pivot in and out with Volt Switch and U-turn, and its strong STAB Earthquake can allow for it to wear down at Pokémon like Doublade much faster than Mega Aggron can. It can act as a valuable team supporter thanks to access to moves like Stealth Rock and Roar, and its strong STAB attacks in Earthquake and Heavy Slam guarantee that it is no sitting duck. However, Mega Steelix does suffer in the regard that it lacks reliable recovery and can be overshadowed by Mega Aggron, which does boast several defensive advantages over it and has access to Thunder Wave.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Mega Evolution


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 260 354 .
229 255 349 383
418 465 559 614
Sp. Atk
103 115 209 229
Sp. Def
175 195 289 317
58 65 159 174


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


TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- -- 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
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

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

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

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

Evolution Line

Trade while holding Metal Coat
Mega Steelix

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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