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Steelix (Pokémon)

Gligar #207: Gligar
Pokémon
#209: Snubbull Snubbull
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Steelix (disambiguation).
Steelix
Iron Snake Pokémon
ハガネール
Haganeil
#208
Steelix
Steelix
Mega Steelix
Mega Steelix

Steelix

Steelix

Steelix
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Ground
Unknown Unknown
Mega Steelix
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rock Head or Sturdy
Steelix
Cacophony
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability
Sand Force
Mega Steelix

Mega Steelix Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
25 (3.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
30'02" 9.2 m
Steelix
34'05" 10.5 m
Mega Steelix
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
881.8 lbs. 400.0 kg
Steelix
1,631.4 lbs. 740.0 kg
Mega Steelix
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
Steelixite {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#208
Kanto
#063
Johto
#351
Hoenn
#035
Sinnoh
#072
Unova
Coastal
#054
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-179
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
196
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
179
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F208.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Steelix (Japanese: ハガネール Haganeil) is a dual-type Steel/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves from Onix when traded holding a Metal Coat. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Steelix using the Steelixite.

Biology

Steelix is a long, serpentine Pokémon with a silvery-gray body made up of rock-like sections, which can possess chips and scrapes from fights and tunneling. Three of those sections have massive rock spikes coming out of them. It has a massive head mainly made up of its large, wide jaw with sets of large square teeth inside. Along it bottom jaw are ridges: there are two pairs of ridges on a male Steelix, while there is only one pair on a female. Several small, square lumps cover the underside of its lower jaw. Its eye sockets are slightly deep set, and the eyes themselves are red with white sclera. Its head has two long ridges going from the eyes up to the top of its head. Its tail ends in a long sharp point, but with a blunt tip.

Steelix burrows underground and can be found in mountains or caves. It lives deep underground, and has been found as deep as six tenths of mile. It is capable of chewing through boulders with its powerful jaws, and its eyes are capable of seeing in the dark. Its body is made harder than diamond by the iron it ingests when it eats soil. It's further strengthened by the pressure and heat underground.

In the anime

Steelix in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Steelix

Brock's Onix evolved into a Steelix sometime before Grating Spaces while it was being trained by Brock's little brother, Forrest, in the Pewter City Gym.

Jasmine's Steelix

Steelix first appeared as one of Jasmine's Pokémon in Nerves of Steelix!. Jasmine first used Steelix to help Ash stop Team Rocket from stealing Pikachu. Then during the Gym battle, Ash's Cyndaquil managed to defeat it, winning Ash the Mineral Badge.

Other

Harrison used a Steelix against Ash during the Silver Conference in Playing with Fire. It defeated Noctowl but was defeated by his Snorlax.

A Steelix was one of the three Pokémon used by Attila and Hun of Team Rocket in The Legend of Thunder!.

In All Torkoal, No Play, a Steelix from Steel Valley was scaring the wits out of a wild Torkoal that would soon belong to Ash.

Morrison's Steelix debuted in Saved by the Beldum and later battled Ash in Choose It or Lose It!.

Team Rocket accidentally stuck three shovels into the head of an underground Steelix while digging a pitfall trap in Faced with Steelix Determination. It went on to terrorize a village of Bidoof until the shovels were removed through the combined efforts of multiple Bidoof, Ash's Staravia, and his Pikachu.

In Dealing With Defensive Types!, a Steelix belonging to Byron was used in the Gym battle against Ash. It put up a tough fight, defeating Ash's Buizel, despite its type advantage and then fought against Ash's Chimchar. Despite its exhaustion from its earlier battle, Chimchar was able to defeat Steelix after a prolonged battle.

Steelix appeared in Steeling Peace of Mind! and Saving the World From Ruins! where it was one of the Steel-type Pokémon on Iron Island that had gone crazy due to Team Galactic.

Minor appearances

Multiple Steelix appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as part of the feuding armies.

A Steelix under the ownership of a Coordinator appeared in Dawn's Early Night!. It was used along with a Smoochum for the Double Performance required during the Hearthome Contest.

A Steelix made a brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Steelix appeared in the Sinnoh Grand Festival in Last Call — First Round!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP224 Steelix Ash's Pokédex Steelix, the Iron Snake Pokémon. Steelix is the evolved form of Onix. It has been compressed underground, making its body harder than diamonds.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP023 Steelix Dawn's Pokédex Steelix, the Iron Snake Pokémon. Strengthened by the pressure and intense heat of living underground, its body is stronger than steel.
DP180 Steelix Dawn's Pokédex Steelix, the Iron Snake Pokémon, and the evolved form of Onix. Steelix's body is much harder than any metal as it is tempered underground under high pressure and heat.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Jasmine used a Steelix disguised as an Onix in the Gym Leader's Tournament of the opening ceremonies in the Pokémon League. Brock's Onix tightened its grip on the hidden steel Pokémon, but against the unusual hardiness of its evolution, it only hurt itself, and was eventually defeated after Steelix's stone "hide" scraped off and it was exposed. Jasmine explains that because it was a newly discovered species only so far uncovered by Crystal's capture, she tried to hide its identity in the hopes that it wouldn't be treated as simple eye candy for curious spectators.

A Steelix appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

Years later, Carr of the Team Rocket beast trio used one against Red's Poli as they clashed in the Sevii Islands. It was swung aside rather easily as it was interrupted in its rampage, and after a failed Iron Tail, it was beaten by a smart Mind Reader maneuver.

Another was on Iron Island and was used for training with Riley.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Byron has two Steelix which were used in the challenge in which they served as walls to prevent Hareta from getting to the top in Challenge! The Fortress Of Steel!!.

Flint mentions having a Steelix in Hareta's Heart's Desire but it was never shown.

In the TCG

Main article: Steelix (TCG)

In the TFG

One Steelix figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Steelix only appears as a random trophy.

Trophy information

A combination of Steel- and Ground-types, Steelix are the longest Pokémon yet to be discovered, reaching over 30 feet in length. Since they live so deep under the surface of the earth, the intense pressure has made their bodies stronger than diamonds. Evolved from Onix, Steelix is every bit as intimidating as its relative.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Ranger

Steelix is a boss in Pokémon Ranger. After being enraged by the Go-Rock Squad, it rampages through Panula Cave until the player captures it with their Styler.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Its body has been compressed deep under the ground. As a result, it is even 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.
Stadium 2 Its body has been compressed deep under the ground. As a result, it is even harder than a diamond.
Generation 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
Emerald Steelix live even further underground than Onix. This Pokémon is known to dig toward the earth's core, reaching 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 a diamond.
Generation 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 dark 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 is said that if an Onix lives for 100 years, its composition becomes diamondlike as it evolves into a Steelix.
Generation V
Black It is thought its body transformed as a result of iron accumulating internally from swallowing soil.
White
Black 2 The iron it ingested with the soil it swallowed transformed its body and made it harder than diamonds.
White 2
Generation 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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Onix
Crystal
Evolve Onix
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Onix
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Victory Road, Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple
Platinum
Victory Road, Iron Island
HeartGold SoulSilver
Cliff Cave, Mt. Silver
Trade any Pokémon with Jasmine
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Onix
Black 2 White 2
Clay Tunnel, Twist Mountain (Dust cloud)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade Luvdisc in Cyllage City

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 12
Forever Level 61
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Onix
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave (during mission)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Canyon: Sunny Seashore
Pokémon Conquest Terrera
Valora

In events

In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
ORAS Demo Steelix All Japan 40 October 15, 2014 to May 31, 2015

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Emerald* Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Diamond Pearl Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Events* Steelixite Steelixite (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 200
184 - 277 364 - 548
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 510   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
15/16 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15 Cool 0   0  
00Start Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15 Cool 0   0  
00Start Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15 Cool 0   0  
00Start Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15 Cool 0   0  
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35 Cool 0   0  
00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30 Cool 0   0  
00Start Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20 Cool 0   0  
044 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10 Cool 0   0  
077 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15 Cool 0   0  
1010 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15 Cool 0   0  
1313 Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20 Cool 0   0  
1616 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —% 20 Cool 0   0  
1919 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 —% 15 Cool 0   0  
2020 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5 Cool 0   0  
2222 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15 Cool 0   0  
2525 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20 Cool 0   0  
2828 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20 Cool 0   0  
3131 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40 Cool 0   0  
3434 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10 Cool 0   0  
3737 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15 Cool 0   0  
4040 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15 Cool 0   0  
4343 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10 Cool 0   0  
4646 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5 Cool 0   0  
4949 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15 Cool 0   0  
5252 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10 Cool 0   0  
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Steelix obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Steelix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Steelix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cool 0   0  
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Steelix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Steelix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
SudowoodoNosepassProbopass Block Normal Status —% 5
GeodudeGravelerGolem Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
SudowoodoDwebbleCrustle Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Golem Heavy Slam Steel Physical 100% 10
GeodudeGravelerGolemNosepassProbopassRoggenrola
BoldoreGigalithDwebbleCrustle
Rock Blast Rock Physical 25 90% 10
Ferrothorn Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
GeodudeGravelerGolemFerroseedFerrothorn Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
Dwebble Rototiller* Ground Status —% 10
GeodudeGravelerGolemOnixSteelix
RoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithDwebbleCrustle
Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Steelix in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Steelix in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Steelix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Steelix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Steelix can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Steelix cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Steelix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Steelix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
095 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Steelix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Steelix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani208.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP208.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Boulder Cave
Phrases
51%-100% HP This body is harder than diamond!
26%-50% HP Hmmm... It appears as if my health has been reduced to half...
1%-25% HP It's beyond hope... Harder than diamond I am, but still I crack...
Level up Hah! I've leveled up! I have turned even harder!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Hah! I've leveled up! I have turned even harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP208.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Steel  Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
( Ground )
Field move: None
Loops: 10 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Just touching Steelix causes damage! It has a tendency to move in a loop.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP208.png HP: ★★★ Move: Iron Tail
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Sturdy
Defense: ★★★★★ Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Speed: Ability 3: Frighten
Evolves from Onix after knocking out a Warrior's Pokémon in a manner that allows recruitment, while its own Warrior is equipped with a Metal Coat
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Gen'an and Nobufusa

Evolution

095Onix.png
Unevolved
Onix
 Rock  Ground 
Metal Coat
Trade
holding Metal Coat
208Steelix.png
First evolution
Steelix
 Steel  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 208.png Spr b 2g 208.png Spr 2s 208.png Spr b 2g 208.png Spr 2c 208.gif Spr b 2g 208.png
Spr 2g 208 s.png Spr b 2g 208 s.png Spr 2s 208 s.png Spr b 2g 208 s.png Spr 2c 208 s.gif Spr b 2g 208 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 208.png Spr b 3r 208.png Spr 3e 208.gif Spr b 3r 208.png Spr 3r 208.png Spr b 3r 208.png
Spr 3r 208 s.png Spr b 3r 208 s.png Spr 3e 208 s.gif Spr b 3r 208 s.png Spr 3r 208 s.png Spr b 3r 208 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
208MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Steelix images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Steelix has the highest Defense base stat and the highest single base stat of all Ground-type Pokémon.
  • Steelix is shown floating above the ground in all console games, rather than, like its pre-evolved form, resting on the ground.
  • Steelix is the only Pokémon so far in the Pokémon Ranger games that can hurt the Capture Styler simply by touching the line.
  • All Steelix in the anime have used the move Iron Tail (excluding cameos).
  • Steelix is the heaviest non-legendary Ground-type Pokémon.

Origin

Steelix, like Onix, is most likely based on a combination of a snake and earthworm. It may also been based on the wyrm, a type of dragon that has been presented as limbless and burrowing.

Name origin

Steelix is a combination of steel and onyx. It may also refer to helix (with regards to its serpentine body).

Haganeil may be a combination of 鋼 hagane (steel) and nail or tail.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ハガネール Haganeil From hagane, and nail or tail.
France Flag.png French Steelix Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Steelix Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Stahlos From Stahl and possibly Koloss
Italy Flag.png Italian Steelix Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 강철톤 Gangcheolton From 강철 (鋼鐵) gangcheol and stone


Related articles

Notes

External links

Gligar #207: Gligar
Pokémon
#209: Snubbull Snubbull


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Last modified on 20 November 2014, at 20:03