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[[File:Type Steel/Ground.gif|link=Steel/Ground type]]  
Species Iron Snake Pokémon
Abilities Rock Head
Sheer Force (Dream World)
[[Gligar]] ← 208 → [[Snubbull]]
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Onix]]
Evolves into None
(ハガネール Haganēru)
[[Generation II]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
881.8 lbs. 399.9 kg 30'02" 9.19 m
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Gray>Gray</font>
Shape Footprint
Steelix (Japanese: ハガネール Haganēru) is a Steel/Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.
File:Byron's Steelix.jpg


Steelix is a lustrous, silvery gray snake. They are about 30 feet long. Their body is made up of rock-like sections, three 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 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. Their 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.


Steelix can be obtained by making an Onix hold a Metal Coat and trading it.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Evolve Onix None
Crystal Evolve Onix None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Onix None
Diamond/Pearl Victory Road, Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple Rare
Platinum Victory Road, Iron Island Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 47, Mt. Silver Rare
Black/White Evolve Onix None

Pokédex entries



Generation II

Main article: Steelix/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Steelix/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Steelix/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Ice Fang 65 95% 15 [[Ice type|Ice]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Mud Sport —% 15 [[Ground type|Ground]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Tackle 50 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Harden —% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Bind 15 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


6 Screech 85% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


9 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Physical Physical


14 Rage 20 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


17 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Physical Physical


22 Smack Down 50 100% 15 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Physical Physical


25 Sandstorm —% 10 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Status Status


30 Autotomize —% 15 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Status Status


33 Slam 80 75% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


38 Stealth Rock —% 20 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Status Status


41 Dragonbreath 60 100% 20 [[Dragon type|Dragon]] [[Move#Special Special


46 Curse —% 10 [[Ghost type|Ghost]] [[Move#Status Status


49 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Physical Physical


54 Crunch 80 100% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


57 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


62 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 [[Rock type|Rock]] [[Move#Physical Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Gold Silver Crystal Back
File:Steelix Gold.png File:Steelix(S)Sprite.png File:CrystalSteelix.gif File:Spr b 2g 208.png
Shiny Steelix Gold File:Spr 2s 208 s.png Steelix Shiny Crystal File:Spr b 2g 208 s.png
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:Spr 3r 208.png File:Steelix(E)Sprite.gif File:Spr 3r 208.png Steelix Back III
File:RS Shiny Sprite.png E Shiny Steelix File:RS Shiny Sprite.png Steelix Shiny Back III
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:Steelix DP.png File:Steelix Pt.png File:Steelix HGSS.png Steelix Back IV
Steelix Shiny DP Steelix Shiny Pt Steelix Shiny HGSS Steelix Shiny Back IV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Steelix BW Back Steelix BW
File:Steelix Shiny BW.png File:BW Shiny Back V.png
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back

Known trainers with a Steelix


  • Steelix is the second largest Pokémon besides Wailord.
  • Steelix is the heaviest Generation II Pokémon.
    • Overall, Steelix is the fifth heaviest Pokémon at 400kg.
  • Steelix has the highest Base Defense out of all Steel types and Ground types.
  • Steelix is the only non-Rock type Pokémon that can learn Rock Polish.
  • Steelix and Altaria are the only Pokémon to change their Primary Type through evolution.
    • Strangly, both of them are part of a 2-stage Evolutionary Line that isn't affected by a certain type (Electric and Ground respectively).
  • Steelix is the only Pokémon that evolves via trading that can also be caught in-game (HGSS).


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