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Steelix (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Steelix
ハガネール Haganeil
#208
208Steelix.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Gold and Silver
Type
Steel Ground
Category
Iron Snake Pokémon
Abilities
Rock Head or Sturdy Brute Force
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#063
Hoenn
#351
Sinnoh
#035
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.png
Footprint
 F208.png 
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 via trade with 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.

Special abilities

Steelix are harder than any other Pokémon. They can create Sandstorms by spinning their body round and round and they can tighten and harden their tail so they can 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

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 an an old temple in the Sinnoh 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

Main article: Pokémon food

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

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.

Other

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.

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

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.

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 Template:Type2 Pokémon on Iron Island that had gone crazy due to Team Galactic.

Minor appearances

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

Morrison's Steelix debuted in Saved by the Beldum.

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 then 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 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. 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 TCG

Main article: Steelix (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Steelix only appears as a random trophy.

Trophy information

A combination of Steel- and Template:Type2s, 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 I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
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 つちと いっしょに のみこんだ はがねが たまっていって からだが へんかしたとも かんがえられる。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Onix
Crystal
None Evolve Onix
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Onix
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Victory Road, Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple
Platinum
Rare Victory Road, Iron Island
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Route 47 (cave), Mt. Silver, trade any Pokémon with Jasmine
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


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)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Platinum

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Mud Sport Ground Status 0000 —% 15
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
00Start Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
066 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
099 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1414 Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20
1717 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 08080% 10
2222 Knock Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
2525 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
3030 Body Purge Steel Status 0000 —% 15
3333 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3838 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —% 20
4141 DragonBreath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
4646 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
4949 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15
5454 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5757 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
6262 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
  • 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 - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 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 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
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 Knock 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 05050 080}}80% 10
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 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
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
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Smooth Over Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
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 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 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SudowoodoNosepassProbopass Block Normal Status —% 5
GeodudeGravelerGolem Defense Curl Normal Status —% 40
SudowoodoIshizumaiIwaparesu Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Golem Heavy Bomber Steel Physical 100% 10
GeodudeGravelerGolemDangoroGantoruGigaiath
IshizumaiIwaparesu
Rock Blast Rock Physical 25 90% 10
Nattorei Rock Climb Normal Physical 90 85% 20
GeodudeGravelerGolemTesshidoNattorei Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
GeodudeGravelerGolemOnixSteelixDangoro
GantoruGigaiathIshizumaiIwaparesu
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 - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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

Special moves

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
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Onix
Unevolved
Onix
 Rock  Ground 
Metal Coat
Trade
holding Metal Coat


Steelix
First evolution
Steelix
 Steel  Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 208.png Spr 2s 208.png Spr 2c 208.gif Spr b 2g 208.png
Spr 2g 208 s.png Spr 2s 208 s.png Spr 2c 208 s.gif Spr b 2g 208 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 208.png Spr 3e 208.png Spr 3r 208.png Spr b 3r 208.png
Spr 3r 208 s.png Spr 3e 208 s.png Spr 3r 208 s.png Spr b 3r 208 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 208 m.png Spr 4p 208 m.png Spr 4h 208 m.png Spr b 4d 208 m.png
Spr 4d 208 f.png Spr 4p 208 f.png Spr 4h 208 f.png Spr b 4d 208 f.png
Spr 4d 208 m s.png Spr 4p 208 m s.png Spr 4h 208 m s.png Spr b 4d 208 m s.png
Spr 4d 208 f s.png Spr 4p 208 f s.png Spr 4h 208 f s.png Spr b 4d 208 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 208 m.png Spr 5b 208 m.png Spr b 5b 208 m.png
Spr 5b 208 f.png Spr 5b 208 f.png Spr b 5b 208 f.png
Spr 5b 208 m s.png Spr 5b 208 m s.png Spr b 5b 208 m s.png
Spr 5b 208 f s.png Spr 5b 208 f s.png Spr b 5b 208 f s.png
Steelix For other sprites and images, please see Steelix images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Steelix is the second longest known Pokémon, surpassed in length only by Wailord.
  • Steelix is the heaviest Generation II Pokémon.
  • Steelix's base Defense stat is the second highest of all Pokémon, tying with Regirock at 200, and only surpassed by Shuckle at 230.
    • This also means that Steelix has the highest Defense stat of all Template:Type2 and Template:Type2 Pokémon, the highest single base stat of both types, along with the highest Defense of all evolved Pokémon.
  • Inexplicably, Steelix is shown floating above the ground in all of the high-grade console games.
  • In all Generation IV main games, Steelix begin to appear as wild Pokémon at higher level. Therefore, it is the only Pokémon which appears in the wild that evolved through a trading-hold item.
  • Steelix and its pre-evolution are the only non-Template:Type2 Pokémon to learn DragonBreath by leveling up.
  • Steelix's cry is longer in Generations III and IV than it was in Generation II.
  • Despite being part Template:Type2, it can't learn any Ground-type moves by level-up outside of the non-damaging Mud Sport. In fact, most of its moveset is made up of Template:Type2 moves.
  • Steelix's stats are 40 points higher than Onix's in HP, Attack, and Defense. The reverse happened with Speed, which decreased by 40.
  • Steelix is the only Pokémon so far in the Pokémon Ranger games that can hurt the Capture Styler simply by touching the line.

Origin

Steelix, like Onix, may be based on a mythical wyrm.

Name origin

Steelix's name is likely a combination of steel and Onix.

Its Japanese name is based on 鋼 hagane, steel, possibly combined with the English word nail or tail.

In other languages

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