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Onix (Pokémon)

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Gengar #094: Gengar
Pokémon
#096: Drowzee Drowzee
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Onix (disambiguation).
Onix
Rock Snake Pokémon
イワーク
Iwark
#095
Onix

Onix

Onix

Onix
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Rock Ground
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Rock Head or Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Onix

Mega Onix Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
28'10" 8.8 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
463.0 lbs. 210.0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#095
Kanto
#062
Johto
#265
Hoenn
#034
Sinnoh
#071
Unova
Coastal
#053
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
108
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
77
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
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
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Footprint
F095.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Onix (Japanese: イワーク Iwark) is a dual-type Rock/Ground Pokémon.

It evolves into Steelix when traded holding a Metal Coat.

Biology

Onix resembles a giant chain of gray boulders that become smaller towards the tail. There is a rocky spine on its head and a pair of black eyes right beneath it. This Pokémon has a magnet in its brain that serves as an internal compass. Its body absorbs many hard objects, making its body very solid. As it grows older, it becomes more rounded and smoother, eventually becoming similar to black diamonds.

Onix tunnels under the ground at over fifty miles per hour, which causes tremors and a terrifying roar that echoes a long way. The massive, winding tunnels it leaves behind are used as homes by Diglett. Onix loves to eat the large boulders it encounters while burrowing underground. As seen in the Pokémon Stadium series, Onix is capable of rotating its head, or any part of their body, a full 360 degrees. It is a very aggressive Pokémon that will constantly attack humans and Pokémon when it is in pain, as seen in the anime. Onix can be found in mountains and caves, though it prefers underground tunnels with little light.

In the anime

Onix in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Onix

Onix's first major appearance was in Showdown in Pewter City under the ownership of Brock. He used it in his journeys in Kanto and Johto before giving it to his little brother, Forrest, in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!. At some time before Grating Spaces, it evolved into a Steelix.

Bruno's Onix

Ash and his friends encountered a giant Onix in To Master the Onixpected. It was on a rampage until Bruno managed to get a Sandslash from under the Rock Snake Pokémon's "skin." Bruno captured the Onix afterward.

Crystal Onix

The Crystal Onix featured a special Onix whose body is made out of glass crystal. Ash and his friends helped a glass sculptor named Mateo search for it because Mateo believed it would help inspire him to be better at his craft.

Other

A Shiny Onix in the anime

An Onix made its debut appearance in Pokémon - I Choose You!. It was the next Pokémon an unknown Trainer chose after the opponent's Gengar put their Nidorino to sleep.

In Hello, Pummelo!, Drake of the Orange Crew owns an Onix and he used it to fight Ash's Squirtle in the second round in the Orange League Champion match.

Several Onix appeared in Tunnel Vision where they resided in the Onix Tunnel and attacked anyone who attempted to pass through it.

Janina, Jasmine's apprentice, has an Onix in the episode Fight for the Light. Her Onix was heavily coated in wax for protection against Water attacks.

A "King Onix" was featured in Hooked on Onix. Team Rocket tricked King Onix into thinking Ash and his friends were going to destroy his kingdom. When Ash managed to convince King Onix that he and his friends weren't bad by defeating it in a battle, Team Rocket tried to steal the royal Rock Snake Pokémon, but their plan was foiled, as usual.

Roark's Onix was first seen in Shapes of Things to Come where it was used against Paul's Elekid and Chimchar. It later battled Ash in A Gruff Act to Follow! and O'er the Rampardos we Watched!.

A rampaging Onix appeared in A Maze-ing Race!.

Multiple wild Onix appeared in Expedition to Onix Island!, with one of them being Shiny.

An Onix appeared in Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, under the ownership of Grant. It was used at the Battle Chateau in a battle against Viola's Surskit. It appeared again in Climbing the Walls! where it battled with Froakie.

Minor appearances

An Onix appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Multiple Onix were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

An Onix, under the ownership of an unnamed Trainer, was treated by Nurse Joy in The Joy of Pokémon.

An Onix belonging to the natives of the Golden Island, appeared in Meowth Rules!.

Multiple Onix also appeared in The Power of One.

An Onix was seen in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

A fantasized Onix appeared in Type Casting.

An Onix appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon beauty contest.

An Onix, under the ownership of a Trainer, appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

An Onix was one of the Pokémon defeated by Wings Alexander's then Hoothoot as seen in his flashback in Throwing in the Noctowl.

An Onix appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

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

An Onix made a brief cameo in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

Brock used an Onix in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team! as part of the Pokémon Triathlon.

An Onix appeared in Steeling Peace of Mind!, and again in Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!.

An Onix appeared in A Rivalry to Gible On!.

An Onix appeared in Bucking the Treasure Trend! where it attacked Team Rocket.

An Onix appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

An Onix appeared in A PokéVision of Things to Come!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP015 Onix Dawn's Pokédex Onix, the Rock Snake Pokémon. It tunnels through the ground which shakes when it raises its thunderous roar. It can move the ground at fifty miles per hour.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW087 Onix Ash's Pokédex Onix, the Rock Snake Pokémon. By twisting its large and powerful body, Onix can quickly bore through the ground at fifty miles per hour.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY020 Onix Serena's Pokédex Onix, the Rock Snake Pokémon. Onix takes an enormous amount of soil to its mouth creating long tunnels.
This concludes the entries from the X & Y series.

In the manga

Onix in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Brock has an Onix in The Electric Tale of Pikachu.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Onix debuts in Onix is On! of the Red, Green & Blue chapter as Brock's main Pokémon, however a picture of it is shown on a leaflet in Wanted: Pikachu!. Onix later continues to make appearances with Brock in various volumes onwards.

Bruno owns an Onix, on which he battles Bill, Lt. Surge and Red on Cerise Island. The Onix later manages to carry Bruno and Koga off the collapsing island. Another wild Onix was also seen on Cerise Island.

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

Roark has an Onix which he used it during Platinum's Gym Battle in A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Brock owns an Onix in Pokémon Pocket Monsters.

An Onix took part in a baseball match in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

Giovanni sent out his Onix to prevent Red from interfering with his plans on creating Mewtwo in Bring Down the Strongest Pokémon!!.

An Onix is seen with Red during the curry cooking competition that went on in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious?.

Green's Onix first appeared in PM042.

Bruno owns two Onix as seen in PM034.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

An Onix under the ownership of Brock appears in Pokémon Zensho.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Hareta catches an Onix on Iron Island in Serious Training on Iron Island!!.

Byron has an Onix which was used as an obstacle in a challenge in Challenge! The Fortress Of Steel!!.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS067 Digs through the earth at up to 50 miles/hour in search of food. The tunnels left behind become a favorite habitat of Diglett.

In the TCG

Main article: Onix (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

Onix is obtainable in a Poké Ball. Once thrown, it flies up into the sky and uses Rock Throw on the player's opponents. This will hit everyone on the field except Kirby if he uses his down special move.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Onix is the second Poké Float to appear. It provides a horizontally flat area all the time it is on-screen, though it becomes diagonal as it leaves the screen.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red As it grows, the stone portions of its body harden to become similar to a diamond, but colored black.
Blue
Yellow Burrows at high speed in search of food. The tunnels it leaves are used as homes by Diglett.
Stadium Its large body is over 26 feet long. Despite its size, it can squirm its way through the ground at 50 mph.
Generation II
Gold It twists and squirms through the ground. The thunderous roar of its tunneling echoes a long way.
Silver It rapidly bores through the ground at 50 mph by squirming and twisting its massive, rugged body.
Crystal As it digs through the ground, it absorbs many hard objects. This is what makes its body so solid.
Stadium 2 It twists and squirms through the ground. The thunderous roar of its tunneling echoes a long way.
Generation III
Ruby Onix has a magnet in its brain. It acts as a compass so that this Pokémon does not lose direction while it is tunneling. As it grows older, its body becomes increasingly rounder and smoother.
Sapphire
Emerald There is a magnet in its brain that prevents an Onix from losing direction while tunneling. As it grows older, its body becomes steadily rounder and smoother.
FireRed It usually lives underground. It searches for food while boring its way through the ground at 50 miles per hour.
LeafGreen As it grows, the stone portions of its body harden to become similar to black-colored diamonds.
Generation IV
Diamond When it travels underground, it causes rumbling and tremors. It can move at 50 mph.
Pearl It squirms through the ground using its long and rugged body. It always eats while burrowing.
Platinum It burrows through the ground at a speed of 50 mph while feeding on large boulders.
HeartGold It twists and squirms through the ground. The thunderous roar of its tunneling echoes a long way.
SoulSilver It rapidly bores through the ground at 50 mph by squirming and twisting its massive, rugged body.
Generation V
Black It burrows through the ground at a speed of 50 mph while feeding on large boulders.
White
Black 2 Opening its large mouth, it ingests massive amounts of soil and creates long tunnels.
White 2
Generation VI
X Burrows at high speed in search of food. The tunnels it leaves are uses as homes by Diglett.
Y It usually lives underground. It searches for food while boring its way through the ground at 50 miles per hour.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Rock Tunnel and Victory Road
Blue (Japan)
Rock Tunnel and Victory Road
Yellow
Rock Tunnel and Victory Road
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rock Tunnel, Mt. Silver, Victory Road, Union Cave
Trade Bellsprout in Violet City
Crystal
Rock Tunnel, Mt. Silver, Victory Road, Union Cave
Trade Bellsprout in Violet City
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Victory Road, Rock Tunnel, Sevault Canyon
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple, Oreburgh Mine, Victory Road, Stark Mountain
Platinum
Iron Island, Oreburgh Mine, Victory Road, Wayward Cave
HeartGold SoulSilver
Union Cave, Mt. Silver, Cliff Cave, Victory Road, Rock Tunnel
Trade Bellsprout in Violet City
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Rugged Road, Dim Cave, and Night Sky's Edge
Generation V
Black White
Relic Castle
Black 2 White 2
Relic Passage, Twist Mountain, Clay Tunnel, Underground Ruins, Victory Road
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Cyllage City (Rock Smash)
Glittering Cave
Friend Safari (Rock)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Rock Mountain
Indigo Plateau
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Drill
Endless Level 46
Forever Level 23
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Magma Cavern (21F-23F)
Magma Cavern Pit (1F-2F)
Southern Cavern (40F-50F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Travail (1F-19F)
Pokémon Rumble Rocky Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Canyon: Rugged Flats, Sunny Seashore
Pokémon Conquest Terrera
Cragspur

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Sharpen Onix English United States 5 November 8 to 14, 2002;
December 13 to 19, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Bitter Berry (100%)
Crystal
FireRed LeafGreen Hard Stone Hard Stone (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 35
95 - 142 180 - 274
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 160
148 - 233 292 - 460
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 385   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 30.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/2 ★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/15 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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
044 Curse Ghost Status 0000 —% 10
077 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1010 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 09595% 15
1313 Rage Normal Physical 02020 100100% 20
1616 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —% 20
1919 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —% 20
2020 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
2222 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100100% 15
2525 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
2828 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3131 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
3434 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
3737 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
4040 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 07575% 15
4343 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
4646 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 08080% 5
4949 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5252 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Onix obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Onix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Onix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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
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
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze 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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Onix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Onix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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 Onix 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 Onix in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Onix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Onix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin095.png Pin095.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani095.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP095.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 9.6%
Friend Area: Boulder Cave
Phrases
51%-100% HP I tell you, I'm better under the ground!
26%-50% HP My health is down to half. Better take it easy.
1%-25% HP It's looking bad... My body's cracking up...
Level up Heheheh... Leveled up.
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 Heheheh... Leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP095.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 1%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
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.
Attack
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack 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.
PCP095.png HP: Move: Rock Tomb
Attack: Ability 1: Sturdy
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2: Jagged Edge
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Frighten
Evolves into Steelix 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

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 095.png Spr 1y 095.png Spr 1g 095.png Spr b g1 095.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 095.png Spr 2s 095.png Spr 2c 095.gif Spr b 2g 095.png
Spr 2g 095 s.png Spr 2s 095 s.png Spr 2c 095 s.gif Spr b 2g 095 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 095.png Spr 3e 095.gif Spr 3f 095.png Spr b 3r 095.png
Spr 3r 095 s.png Spr 3e 095 s.gif Spr 3f 095 s.png Spr b 3r 095 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 095.png Spr 4p 095.png Spr 4h 095.png Spr b 4d 095.png
Spr 4d 095 s.png Spr 4p 095 s.png Spr 4h 095 s.png Spr b 4d 095 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 095.png Spr 5b 095.png Spr b 5b 095.png
Spr 5b 095 s.png Spr 5b 095 s.png Spr b 5b 095 s.png
Onix For other sprites and images, please see Onix images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Onix is the largest and heaviest Pokémon that evolves once.
  • Onix is the only unevolved Pokémon that is used in the Pokémon World Tournament by Trainers beyond the right attendant.
  • Of all the Pokémon that can evolve, Onix has the highest base Defense.
    • When holding an Eviolite, Onix can reach a maximum Defense stat of 690. This is the highest Defense stat obtainable without the assistance of stat modifiers, Abilities or items with adverse effects.
  • The Onix line is the only one which can be completely acquired with in-game trades. However, this is only possible in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, in which the player can trade Bellsprout for Onix in Violet City, any Pokémon for Steelix in Olivine City.
  • The Lagging Tail held item resembles the end of Onix's tail.

Origin

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

Onix is a corruption of onyx (a mineral).

Iwark may be a combination of 岩 iwa (rock) and スネーク snake.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese イワーク Iwark From iwa and スネ−ク
France Flag.png French Onix Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onix Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Onix Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Onix Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 롱스톤 Rongseuton From the English words long stone



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