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Steelix
ハガネール Haganeil
#208
208Steelix
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Steel Ground
Species
Iron Snake Pokémon
Abilities
Rock Head or Sturdy Sheer Force
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#063
Hoenn
#351
Sinnoh
#035
Unova
#072
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-179
Height
30'02"
Imperial
9.2 m
Metric
Weight
881.8 lbs.
Imperial
400.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
25 (3.3%)
Body style
Body02
Footprint
 F208 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Mineral group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 196 Battle Exp.: 1961*

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.

Biology

Physiology

Steelix resemble giant iron snakes. They are a reflective, silvery gray, which reflects the sunlight making them shine slightly. They are about 30 feet long. Their body is made up of rock-like sections, some of which have massive rock spikes coming out of them. They have a massive head mainly made up of their jaw. The jaw is large and wide with sets of large square teeth inside. Along their bottom jaw are a pair of ridges (varies with gender). Their eye sockets are slightly set in, giving them good eye protection. Underneath their bottom jaw and chin, on the underside of the jaw, there are small square domes. Their heads have two long ridges going from the eyes up to the top of their heads. Their jaws also have massive ridges where they meet their skull.

The rock portions on their body start at the back of their head. There are three slightly larger sections that have the massive rock-like spikes coming out of them. The tail ends in a long sharp point, but with a blunt tip. Steelix's rock-like sections don't look perfect and can easily be mistaken for rocks, for they have many chips and scrapes all along them from fights and tunneling.

Gender differences

A male Steelix has two pairs of sharp ridges on each side of its bottom jaw, one big one and one slightly smaller one. A female Steelix has only one pair of ridges on either side of its bottom jaw, each the approximate size of the male's larger ridges.

Special abilities

Steelix has a body that is stated to be harder than diamond. They can create Sandstorms by spinning their body in circles, and they can tighten and harden their tail to attack.

Behavior

Steelix are rather rash and often charge into situations without thinking about the consequences of their actions. Often if they are disturbed they will attack anyone rather than the actual person responsible for disturbing them. They also often prone to being a bit vain and in some cases a bully to other Pokémon that happen to live in the area they are living in. This could be from evolving from Onix and realizing how powerful they have become and letting this knowledge go to their heads, as Onix are usually more peaceful than Steelix. Steelix don't give up until they are beaten. Often they are adamant about their choice of action. Steelix like to burrow underground and prefer to live inside mountains or on mountains, or even caves.

Habitat

Cave

Cave Pokémon

Although Steelix require an item to evolve from Onix, they can be sometimes be found in the wild, where they populate deep caverns, tunnels, and a cliffside cave in the Johto region. As they live far underground, miles from the surface, they don't often surface above ground unless provoked. It is said that when an earthquake happens, multiple Steelix are battling far below the surface.

Diet

From Steelix's Pokédex entries, it can be presumed that Steelix eat soil and boulders.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
It is said that if an Onix lives for over 100 years, its composition changes to become diamond-like.
Generation II
Johto
Its body has been compressed deep under the ground. As a result, it is even harder than a diamond.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Evolve Onix
Generation II
Johto
Rare Cliff Cave, Mt. Silver

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 V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ¼×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
00Start 00Start Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
00Start 00Start Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
00Start 00Start Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
00Start 00Start Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —}}—% 15
00Start 00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100}}100% 35
00Start 00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
00Start 00Start Bind Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
4646 044 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —}}—% 10
099 077 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 090}}90% 15
1414 1010 Rage Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
1717 1313 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
3838 1616 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
3030 1919 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 —}}—% 15
2222 2222 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
4141 2525 DragonBreath Dragon Special 06060 100}}100% 20
3333 2828 Slam Normal Physical 08080 075}}75% 20
066 3131 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
N/AN/A 3434 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
5454 3737 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
4949 4040 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
N/AN/A 4343 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
6262 4646 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
5757 4949 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
2525 5252 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Steelix obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM05 Roar Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM12 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 50 100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 50 80% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM41 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250 100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status —% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM77 Psych Up Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 60 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 80 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM01 Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
185MS Block Normal Status —% 5
074MS075MS076MS Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
185MS Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
076MS Heavy Slam Steel Physical 100% 10
074MS075MS076MS Rock Blast Rock Physical 25 90% 10
074MS075MS076MS Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
074MS075MS076MS095MS208MS Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Steelix in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20
B W B2 W2 Block Normal Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • A black 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
095MS Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
095MS Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • 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

Evolution

095
Unevolved
Onix
 Rock  Ground 
Bag Metal Coat Sprite
Trade
holding Metal Coat


208
First evolution
Steelix
 Steel  Ground 

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