Steelix (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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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



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
Mega Steelix
Cacophony
Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Sand Force
Mega Steelix
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
25 (7.7%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
30'02" 9.2 m
Steelix
34'05" 10.5 m
Mega Steelix
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
881.8 lbs. 400.0 kg
Steelix
1631.4 lbs. 740.0 kg
Mega Steelix
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Steelixite [[|]]
Base experience yield
196
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
179
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Steelix
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Steelix
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
Shape
Body02.png
Footprint
F208.png None.png
Mega Steelix
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Onix when traded holding a Metal Coat.

Steelix 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 long rock spikes coming out of them on either side. It has a massive head mainly made up of its large, wide jaw with sets of large square teeth inside. Along its 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. Its head has two long ridges going from the eyes up to the top of its head. The tip of its tail is conical with a blunt tip.

As Mega Steelix, its body becomes longer, almost doubles its mass, and gains more features. Mega Steelix's eyes turn blue and its lower jaw becomes more heavily armored with a round, curved shape. Additionally, a third pair of ridges appear on its bottom jaw, as well as two sharp, flat structures consisting of three conjoined projections on each side. The gray, rock-like spikes and its tail point have transformed into prism-like crystalline spikes; the segments from which the spikes protrude are much larger as well. In-between the head and individual spiked segments are smaller units, now adorned by a black spot with a blue hexagon on each side. Several metallic-looking scraps constantly rotate around its neck; these scraps react to Mega Steelix's movements and change position when attacking. The cells within its body, crystallized by the energy produced from Mega Evolution, are stronger than any mineral and able to withstand any temperature. It moves incredibly slowly, but its strengthened body is also impervious to damage, and it lashes out at foes without flinching. [1]

Steelix burrows up to six-tenths of a mile underground, even further than its pre-evolved form Onix, and it can be found in mountains or caves. Steelix can dig even towards the world's core. It easily chews through boulders with its powerful jaws, and its eyes are capable of seeing in the dark. Exposure to underground heat and pressures alongside its iron-rich soil diet has made its body harder than diamonds. Steelix's evolution is said to have been the result of an Onix's composition becoming more diamond-like after living for about 100 years.

In the anime

Main series

 
Steelix in the anime
 
Mega Steelix in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Steelix

Sometime before Grating Spaces, Brock's Onix evolved into a Steelix while it was being trained by Brock's younger brother Forrest. In When Regions Collide!, it was revealed that it can Mega Evolve into Mega Steelix.

Jasmine's Steelix

Steelix debuted in Nerves of Steelix!, under the ownership of Jasmine. She first used it to help Ash stop Team Rocket from stealing Pikachu. Then, during their Gym battle, Ash's Cyndaquil managed to defeat it, winning Ash the Mineral Badge.

Other

In Playing with Fire, Harrison used a Steelix against Ash during the Silver Conference. It defeated Noctowl with a combination of Dig and Iron Tail, before being defeated by Snorlax's Hyper Beam.

In The Legend of Thunder!, Hun used a Steelix to attack Raikou, Jimmy, Marina, and Vincent. It had an exceptionally violent and brutal personality.

In All Torkoal, No Play, a Steelix was the ruler of the Valley of Steel. It bullied a wild Torkoal.

Morrison's Steelix first appeared in Saved by the Beldum. In Choose It or Lose It!, it battled Ash, defeating Pikachu and Torkoal before being defeated itself by Grovyle.

In Faced with Steelix Determination, Team Rocket accidentally stuck three shovels into the head of an underground Steelix while digging a pitfall trap. 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!, Byron used a Steelix in his Gym battle against Ash. It put up a tough fight, defeating Buizel despite its type advantage, and then fought Chimchar. Despite its exhaustion from its earlier battle, Chimchar was able to defeat Steelix after a prolonged battle.

In Steeling Peace of Mind! and Saving the World From Ruins!, a Steelix was affected by Team Galactic's meddling on Iron Island.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Steelix that can Mega Evolve was under the control of Levi's Mega Wave. Steelix was used to battle Ash's Noivern, Greninja, and Volcanion. It was later freed from Levi's control when Alva's Mega Wave Crystal was destroyed, and it escaped.

Minor appearances

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, multiple Steelix were part of the feuding armies that were eventually placated by Sir Aaron in the past.

In All That Glitters is Not Golden!, a fantasy featured a Steelix evolving from an Onix.

In Dawn's Early Night!, a Coordinator's Steelix was used alongside a Smoochum for the Double Performance of the Hearthome Contest.

In Team Shocker!, a Coordinator's Steelix competed in the Performance Stage of the Solaceon Contest.

A Steelix appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Steelix appeared in a flashback in Shield with a Twist!.

In Last Call — First Round!, a Coordinator's Steelix performed alongside a Cleffa during the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

A Steelix that can Mega Evolve into Mega Steelix appeared in the ending segment of Mega Evolution Special II.

In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, a Steelix challenged Hoopa but was easily defeated.

In Sword and Shield: "From Here to Eternatus!", one of the Macro Cosmos employees used a Steelix to confront Sonia, only for Raihan to appear and defeat it with his Duraludon in the next episode.

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.
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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM043 Steelix Rotom Pokédex Steelix, the Iron Snake Pokémon. A Steel and Ground type. Heat from deep underground strengthens its hide, and the pressure gives its body a toughness harder than metal.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

 
Mega Steelix in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, a Mega Steelix battled a Mega Glalie.

Pokémon Generations

A soldier's Steelix appeared in The Redemption, during a fantasy of a story from the past. It was one of the many Pokémon fighting in the great war of Kalos 3,000 years previously.

GOTCHA!

Jasmine's Steelix

A Steelix briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Jasmine.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Similar to his anime counterpart, Morrison owns a Steelix. It appeared in A Clash Of Wills!! Eternal Rivals?!.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Jasmine's Steelix

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, so to ensure that it wouldn't get the audience scared.

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

In Put Your Beast Foot Forward, Carr of the Team Rocket beast trio used a Steelix 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 attack, it was beaten by a smart Mind Reader maneuver.

A Steelix appeared in Lucky Lucario I, where it was used by Riley for training on Iron Island.

A Steelix appeared in Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia V.

A Trainer's Steelix appeared in the Sword & Shield chapter.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

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

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Main article: Jasmine's Steelix

Jasmine's Steelix appeared in A Spectacular Battle To Save Ampharos!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Steelix appeared in GDZ64.

Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic

A wild Steelix appeared in Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic, where it was caught by Soul.

Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~

Two Steelix appeared in The Yellow Scroll: Hanbei vs Kanbei.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Main article: Jasmine's Steelix

Jessie's Steelix appeared in Tyrogue's In Love?!.

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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Steelix makes a cameo appearance in the Kalos Pokémon League stage. When the stage transitions to the Ironworks Chamber, it can be seen in the background along with Scizor, Klinklang, and Honedge.

Trophy Information

NA: With a body harder than diamond, this Pokemon is well suited to digging, using its powerful jaws to tunnel around. Steelix lives deep underground - even deeper than its pre-evolution, Onix. Was it pride that made Steelix prove itself able to go farther? It's hard to say. We tried to dig around for clues, but we got tired after only 10 feet...

PAL: Being harder than diamond, Steelix can crush any rock with its jaw. It can also see in pitch darkness. Its territory lies deeper than its pre-evolution, Onix, a full 1000m below the surface. Does it consider its Onix brethren to be "below" it, even though they're higher up? It's hard to say. We may have to dig a little deeper into the matter.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Steelix appears as a Spirit.

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 Johto
#063
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#035
Johto
#063
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 Unova
B2W2: #072
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 Kalos
Coastal #054
Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#179
Sword It is said that if an Onix lives for over 100 years, its composition changes to become diamond-like.
Shield It is thought its body transformed as a result of iron accumulating internally from swallowing soil.


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 at the Olivine Gym
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Onix
Black 2 White 2
Clay Tunnel, Twist Mountain, Underground Ruins (Dust cloud)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade Luvdisc in Cyllage City
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Onix
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Onix
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Giant's Mirror, Giant's Seat
Bridge Field, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 12, Forever Level 61, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Onix
Ranger
Panula Cave (during mission)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Canyon: Sunny Seashore
Conquest
Terrera, Valora
Rumble U
Vehicle Gallery: Slithering Trains
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Th
Shuffle
Pedra Valley: Stage 190
Marron Trail: Stage 663
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Guardian's Peak (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Picross
Area 15: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Jirachi Sea, Castform Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Jirachi SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Jasmine's)
Generation VIII
New Snap
Outaway Cave (Durice Island Illumina Spot)


In events

In-game events
Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
ORAS Special Demo Version Steelix Japanese region hide 40 October 15, 2014 onwards

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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


Mega Steelix
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
230
211 - 310 418 - 614
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
610
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
011 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
044 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
088 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
1212 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
1616 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00——% 10
2020 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
2424 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2828 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
3232 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
4040 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
4848 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15
5252 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
5656 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
6060 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00——% 10
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM20  TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM54  TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM66  TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM67  TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM99  TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR51  TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR52  TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR70  TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR87  TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Block Normal Status —% 5
    Defense Curl* Normal Status —% 40
  Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 60 90% 10
    Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
   Head Smash Rock Physical 150 80% 5
   Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
   Wide Guard Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Steelix in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
Sw Sh EP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
Sw Sh EP Steel Roller Steel Physical 130 100% 5
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
II III IV V VI VII Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Fissure Ground Physical 0000 030}}30% 5
II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Mud Sport × Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Rock Climb × Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Rototiller × Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
II III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 4
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Steel
Poké Assist:  
Ground
Field move: None
Loops: 10 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry R-179
Just touching Steelix causes damage! It has a tendency to move in a loop.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.63 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 64 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★ Move: Iron Tail
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Sturdy
Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Ability 3: Frighten
Defense: ★★★★★
Speed:
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
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Steel
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Steel
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#181
 
 

Steely Resolve
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.
Skill Swapper: Flash Mob
Mega Effects   11
Erases unbreakable-block disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 148 Base Defense: 272
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Iron Tail, Dragon Tail, Thunder Fang*
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Heavy Slam, Crunch

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Onix
 Rock  Ground 
 
Trade
holding Metal Coat
 
First evolution
Steelix
 Steel  Ground 


Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
 
Steelix
Steelix
 Steel  Ground 

 
Steelixite


Held Steelixite
 
Mega Steelix
Steelix
 Steel  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
   
       
       
Front Back    
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
   
400px 400px
HOME
   
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Steelix images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Mega Steelix is tied with Mega Aggron for the highest base Defense stat of all Steel-type Pokémon.
    • Mega Steelix also has the highest base Defense stat of all Ground-type Pokémon, as well as the highest single base stat of all Mega Evolved Pokémon, tied with Mega Aggron.
  • Steelix is shown floating above the ground in all console games, rather than, like its pre-evolved form, resting on the ground.
  • All Steelix in the anime have used the move Iron Tail, excluding cameos.
  • Steelix is the only Pokémon in the Pokémon Ranger games that can hurt the Capture Styler simply by touching the line.
  • Mega Steelix is the tallest Steel- and Ground-type Pokémon.
  • Steelix can be seen as a parallel to Scizor. They both have pre-evolved forms from Generation I, and both evolve via trading with a Metal Coat in which both change a typing to the Steel type. They both also gained a Mega Evolved form in Generation VI.

Origin

Steelix, like Onix, is most likely based on a combination of a snake and earthworm. It may also be based on the wyrm, a type of dragon that has been presented as limbless and burrowing. Its shiny coloration is likely based on the fact that gold is a very rare metal. Mega Steelix's crystalline body may be a reference to graphite turning into diamonds from compression.

Name origin

Steelix is a combination of steel and Onix, which itself likely came from the onyx stone. 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
  Japanese ハガネール Haganeil From hagane, and nail or tail
  French Steelix Same as English name
  Spanish Steelix Same as English name
  German Stahlos From Stahl and possibly Koloss
  Italian Steelix Same as English name
  Korean 강철톤 Gangcheolton From 강철 (鋼鐵) gangcheol and stone
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 大鋼蛇 / 大钢蛇 Dàgāngshé Literally "Large steel snake"


Related articles

Notes

External links


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