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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 0 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 4 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 4 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5

Pokemon Stats

400.00 kg Weight
9.19 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2414
ATK 148
DEF 272
STA 181

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Iron Tail usually beats Dragon Tail and Thunder Fang on offense due to STAB.

  • Heavy Slam shares typing with Iron Tail and outdamages Earthquake, Steelix’s other STAB charge move.

  • Steelix’s offense is bad, and Crunch will only make it worse.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Dragon Tail is less likely to be resisted by Steelix’s usual counters.

  • Thunder Fang can hit Water-type attackers for Super Effective damage. 

  • Crunch and Heavy Slam are fantastic options, each with multiple bars and relatively early damage windows.

  • Crunch can be used frequently as a 3-bar move and is hard to dodge, but is resisted by common Fighting-type attackers. 

  • Heavy Slam is slightly slower as a 2-bar move, but deals more damage with STAB. 

  • Earthquake is a joke on defense.

PVE Overview

Steelix is tailored to be a defensive behemoth, possessing an enormous Def stat and one of the best defensive types. Steelix is one of the bulkiest defenders there is, being effective at wasting an attacker's time even in disadvantageous matchups. It unfortunately has weaknesses to many common Pokemon, such as Machamp, Vaporeon, and Flareon, but it poses a thorn in the side of players who default to Dragonite or Tyranitar for attacking gyms.

Steelix's ATK is too poor to be considered on offense, although it can serve as a fair anchor in contexts such as Raikou or Zapdos raids.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Dragon Tail or Thunder Fang + Crunch and Earthquake

Dragon Tail is preferred for its neutral coverage and slightly above average energy gains. Thunder Fang is more of a niche option due to its worse energy generation, but provides a different coverage option. 

Crunch costs the least amount of energy and generally provides good neutral damage. Earthquake is very valuable for its wide coverage, and also gets STAB. Heavy Slam gets STAB but Steel-typing isn't very valuable offensively. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 4 / 5 

Steelix is a very bulky Pokemon with 10 resistances, and is considered as one of the Steel Tanks in the meta. Through sheer bulk and resistances, Steelix acts as a wall to many Pokemon, and is often used to counter Flying-type Pokemon in this league like Altaria and Skarmory. Weaknesses to common Water and Fighting-types are major issues for Steelix, which requires it to be complimented with Pokemon that can cover its vulnerabilities. 

Ultra League: 4 / 5

Steelix is a very solid Pokemon in Ultra League, with a max CP of 2414 it needs to be maxed out though. With a long list of resistances, high bulk, and a relevant moveset, Steelix positions itself near the center of the meta. Access to Crunch is a major asset against the ubiquitous Giratina, being able to beat the Altered Forme while struggling against the Origin Forme if Shadow Ball is not shielded. The addition of Lock-On to Registeel's moveset makes it the more dominant Steel-type for Ultra League, which somewhat makes Steelix the inferior pick, but still a strong one nonetheless. 

Master League: 1.5 / 5

Steelix lacks sufficient stats to compete well in Master League. Its typing and moveset enables wins against Dialga and Raikou without too much trouble, but Groudon is a stronger pick for its role. 

Fast Moves

15
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
6.36
13.64
17.05
15
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
8.18
13.64
17.05
12
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Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.20
0.50
13.33
10.00
12.50

Charge Moves

140
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.40
38.89
48.61
54.44
70
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.10
0.40
0.00
1.40
33.33
41.67
46.67
70
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
1.70
0.00
2.12
21.88
27.34
46.40

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 75
Stardust 75,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate10.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
24.4% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012934
2001.55970
200290107
2002.5121143
4003152179
4003.5183216
4004214252
4004.5245289
6005276325
6005.5307362
6006338398
6006.5369435
8007400471
8007.5431507
8008462544
8008.5493580
10009524617
10009.5555653
100010586690
100010.5615724
130011644759
130011.5674793
130012703828
130012.5732862
160013761896
160013.5791931
160014820965
160014.58491000
1900158791034
190015.59081069
1900169371103
190016.59661138
2200179961172
220017.510251207
22001810541241
220018.510841276
25001911131310
250019.511421345
25002011711379
250020.512011414
30002112301448
300021.512591483
30002212891517
300022.513181552
35002313471586
350023.513771621
35002414061655
350024.514351690
40002514651724
400025.514941759
40002615231793
400026.515521828
45002715821862
450027.516111897
45002816401931
450028.516701966
50002916992000
500029.517282035
50003017582069
500030.517722087
60003117872104
600031.518022121
60003218162138
600032.518312155
70003318462173
700033.518602190
70003418752207
700034.518892224
80003519042242
800035.519192259
80003619332276
800036.519482293
90003719632311
900037.519772328
90003819922345
900038.520072362
100003920212380
1000039.520362397
100004020512414
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