Steelix (Pokémon)

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Steelix
ハガネール Haganeil
#208
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Artwork from G/S/C
Type
Steel Ground
Category
Iron Snake Pokémon
Abilities
Rock Head or Sturdy
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#063
Hoenn
#351
Sinnoh
#035
Regional Browser numbers
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
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F208.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Mineral group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 196 Battle Exp.: 1961*

Steelix (Japanese: ハガネール Haganeil) is a Steel/Ground-type Pokémon. It evolves from Onix.

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. Their 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 their jaw, there are small square domes. Their heads have 2 long ridges going from the eyes up to the top of their heads. Their jaws also have massive ridges where their jaws meet their skull.

The rock portions on their body start at the back of their head. Their are 3 slightly larger sections that have the massive rock-like spikes coming out of them. These spikes get slightly smaller in length the further down the Steelix you look. 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 2 sharp ridges on both sides of its bottom jaw, one big one and one slightly smaller one. But a female Steelix has only the larger of the 2 ridges on either side of its bottom jaw.

Special abilities

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.

Habitat

Steelix live far underground, miles from the surface. They don't often surface above ground unless provoked. They can be found roaming around in deep caverns and tunnels.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Steelix first appeared as one of Jasmine's Pokémon in Nerves of Steelix. Ash's Cyndaquil managed to defeat it during Ash's gym battle with Jasmine.

A Steelix was one of the three Pokémon used by Attila and Hun of Team Rocket.

Harrison used a Steelix against Ash during the Silver Conference in Playing with Fire.

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

Morrison's Steelix debuted in Saved by the Beldum. It is Morrison's main tank and powerhouse.

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.

Team Rocket accidently stuck three shovels into the head of an underground Steelix while digging a pitfall trap in DP023. It went on to terrorise a village of Bidoof until the shovels were removed.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special Jasmine used a Steelix diguised as an Onix in the Gym Leader's Tournament.

In the TCG

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Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Steelix only appears as a random trophy.

Trophy information

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

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokémon Ranger

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

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation 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 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.
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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
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 Evolve from Onix
Pokémon Ranger Panula Cave (during mission)

Base stats

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.

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

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By leveling up

Game Generation II Generation III Generation IV
RSE Fr/Lg
Start     Thunder Fang
Ice Fang
Fire Fang
Mud Sport
Tackle
Harden
Bind
6     Screech
8     Bind  
9   Bind   Rock Throw
10 Bind    
12     Rock Throw  
13   Rock Throw    
14 Rock Throw   Rage
17     Rock Tomb
19     Harden  
21   Harden    
22     Sandstorm
23 Harden   Rage  
25   Rage   Slam
27 Rage    
30     Dragonbreath Rock Polish
33   Sandstorm   Dragonbreath
34     Sandstorm  
36 Sandstorm    
37   Slam    
38     Iron Tail
40 Slam    
41     Slam Crunch
45   Iron Tail  
46     Double Edge
49 Crunch Crunch   Stone Edge
52     Crunch  
56     Double Edge  
57   Double Edge    

By TM/HM

Game Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM02 Headbutt    
TM03 Curse    
TM04 Rollout    
TM05 Roar Roar Roar
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM08 Rock Smash    
TM10 Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12   Taunt Taunt
TM13 Snore    
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM17 Protect Protect Protect
TM20 Endure    
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM23 Iron Tail Iron Tail Iron Tail
TM24 Dragonbreath    
TM26 Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake
TM27 Return Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig Dig
TM31 Mud Slap    
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM34 Swagger    
TM35 Sleep Talk    
TM37 Sandstorm Sandstorm Sandstorm
TM39   Rock Tomb Rock Tomb
TM40 Defense Curl    
TM41   Torment Torment
TM42   Facade Facade
TM43   Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM58     Endure
TM59     Dragon Pulse
TM64     Explosion
TM66     Payback
TM68     Giga Impact
TM69     Rock Polish
TM71     Stone Edge
TM74     Gyro Ball
TM76     Stealth Rock
TM77     Psych Up
TM78     Captivate
TM79     Dark Pulse
TM80     Rock Slide
TM82     Sleep Talk
TM83     Natural Gift
TM87     Swagger
TM90     Substitute
TM91     Flash Cannon
HM01 Cut Cut Cut
HM04 Strength Strength Strength
HM06   Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM08     Rock Climb

By tutoring

Special moves

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

  • Steelix, since it was revealed in Generation II, is the second longest known Pokémon, only beaten by Wailord.
  • Steelix is the only Pokémon obtainable through trade evolution while holding an item that can also be captured in the wild.
  • In all generations, Steelix has the highest base Defense.

Origin

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

Name origin

Steelix's name is likely a combination of steel and onyx or Onix. Its Japanese name is based on 鋼 hagane, steel.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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