Mega Steelix

Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SteelixSteel Ground Shiny Pokémon icon

Mega Steelix is a Steel and Ground-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 4149 in Pokémon GO. Mega Steelix's best moveset is Iron Tail and Heavy Slam. It is weather boosted by Snow and Sunny weather, and it was originally found in the Johto region. Shiny Mega Steelix is available in Pokémon GO.

Mega Steelix is weak to Fighting, Fire, Ground, and Water-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Normal, Psychic, Steel, Electric, Rock, and Poison-type moves.

Stats

Max CP4149 CP
Attack212 ATK
Defense327 DEF
Stamina181 STA
Weather Boost
  • snowSnow
  • sunnySunny
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedMega Steelix can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance5 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#208
Height10.5 m
Weight740 kg
RegionJohto Generation 2
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate10%
Base Flee Rate5%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
75 Candy
75000 Candy
Mega Energy reward
For walking as a Buddy
25 Mega Energy

Mega Steelix type chart

Takes increased damage
FightingFighting160.0%
FireFire160.0%
GroundGround160.0%
WaterWater160.0%
Takes decreased damage
PoisonPoison24.4%
ElectricElectric39.1%
RockRock39.1%
BugBug62.5%
DragonDragon62.5%
FairyFairy62.5%
FlyingFlying62.5%
NormalNormal62.5%
PsychicPsychic62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Mega Steelix's best moves and move sets

Moves

Mega Steelix's best moveset is Iron Tail and Heavy Slam, with 13.00 DPS (damage per second) and 604.8 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Snow weather.

Best Mega Steelix moves
DPS13.00
TDO604.85
Score28.3
Weather Boost
  • snow
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Mega Steelix with its best moveset, we recommend to use Iron Tail/Earthquake. You will lose around 0.0% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Mega Steelix's strongest moveset (Iron Tail/Heavy Slam).

Mega Steelix moves comparison

The following chart shows Mega Steelix's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Mega Steelix's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.SteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 13.00604.828.3
      2.SteelIron Tail GroundEarthquake 13.00604.828.3
      3.ElectricThunder Fang SteelHeavy Slam 12.55583.827.3
      4.DragonDragon Tail SteelHeavy Slam 12.46579.527.1
      5.ElectricThunder Fang GroundEarthquake 12.46579.527.1
      6.DragonDragon Tail GroundEarthquake 12.42578.027.0
      7.SteelIron Tail DragonBreaking Swipe 12.37575.626.9
      8.DragonDragon Tail DragonBreaking Swipe 11.62540.625.3
      9.ElectricThunder Fang DragonBreaking Swipe 11.37528.724.7
      10.SteelIron Tail DarkCrunch 11.06514.324.0
      11.SteelIron Tail PsychicPsychic Fangs 11.00511.523.9
      12.DragonDragon Tail DarkCrunch 10.43485.122.7
      1 of 2

      Fast Attacks

      • DragonDragon Tail15Damage9Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Dragon Tail
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage15
        Energy9
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration1.1s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage13
        Energy9

        Effects
        Dragon Tail has no special effects.
        See Dragon Tail details page ↗
      • SteelIron Tail15Damage7Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Iron Tail
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage15
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration1.1s
        Damage window0.8s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy7

        Effects
        Iron Tail has no special effects.
        See Iron Tail details page ↗
      • ElectricThunder Fang12Damage16Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Thunder Fang
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • WaterWater
        • 62.5%
          • GrassGrass
          • ElectricElectric
          • DragonDragon
        • 39.1%
          • GroundGround
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy16
        Weather boost
        • rainRain
        Duration1.2s
        Damage window0.4s - 0.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage8
        Energy5

        Effects
        Thunder Fang has no special effects.
        See Thunder Fang details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • GroundEarthquake140Damage100Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Earthquake
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage140
        Energy100
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration3.6s
        Damage window2.7s - 3.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage110
        Energy65

        Effects
        Earthquake has no special effects.
        See Earthquake details page ↗
      • SteelHeavy Slam70Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Heavy Slam
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • RockRock
          • IceIce
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • snowSnow
        Duration2.1s
        Damage window1.5s - 1.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50

        Effects
        Heavy Slam has no special effects.
        See Heavy Slam details page ↗
      • DarkCrunch70Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Crunch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window1.3s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy45

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Crunch has a 30.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Crunch details page ↗
      • PsychicPsychic Fangs30Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Psychic Fangs
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • PoisonPoison
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 39.1%
          • DarkDark
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage30
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration1.2s
        Damage window0.4s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage40
        Energy35

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Psychic Fangs has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Psychic Fangs details page ↗
      • DragonBreaking Swipe35Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Breaking Swipe
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • DragonDragon
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage35
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration0.8s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage50
        Energy35

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Breaking Swipe has a 50.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Attack by 20.0%
        See Breaking Swipe details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Mega Steelix has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Mega Steelix Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Mega Steelix's Max CP is at Level 50. Mega Steelix Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP4149 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch1507 CP - 1573 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs2010 CP - 2097 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids2010 CP - 2097 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • snowSnow
      • sunnySunny
      2512 CP - 2622 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Mega Steelix Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Mega Steelix Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      151 CP2162 CP3273 CP
      4384 CP5495 CP6605 CP
      7716 CP8827 CP9938 CP
      101049 CP111153 CP121258 CP
      131363 CP141468 CP151573 CP
      161678 CP171782 CP181887 CP
      191992 CP202097 CP212202 CP
      222307 CP232412 CP242517 CP
      252622 CP262726 CP272831 CP
      282936 CP293041 CP303146 CP
      313198 CP323251 CP333303 CP
      343356 CP353408 CP363461 CP
      373513 CP383565 CP393618 CP
      403670 CP413717 CP423764 CP
      433811 CP443858 CP453906 CP
      463954 CP474003 CP484051 CP
      494100 CP504149 CP

      Mega Steelix evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Thumbnail image of OnixOnix
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      • Special Item: Metal Coat
      Thumbnail image of SteelixSteelix
      Thumbnail image of SteelixSteelix
      • Mega Evolution Icon200 / 40 Mega Energy
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega Steelix
      • Onix evolves into Steelix which costs 50 Candy. You need to use a Metal Coat to evolve.
      • Steelix can Mega evolve into Mega Steelix. Evolving Mega Steelix costs 200 Mega energy the first time, and 40 energy every other time.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Mega Steelix

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Mega Steelix's Steel and Ground-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Mega Steelix.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega Steelix
      SteelGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega Scizor
      BugSteel
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega Swampert
      WaterGround
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega Aggron
      Steel
      Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
      GroundFire
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega Garchomp
      DragonGround
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Mega Steelix Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Mega Steelix in Pokémon GO is 12.29%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 28.42% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 39.44%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -12.29%14.00%17.85%21.54%
                Curve19.98%22.61%28.42%33.79%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -17.85%20.24%25.55%30.50%
                Curve28.42%31.92%39.44%46.13%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 21.02%23.77%29.81%35.38%
                Curve33.05%36.96%45.22%52.39%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 27.95%31.40%38.84%45.47%
                Curve42.72%47.31%56.65%64.33%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Mega Steelix, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

                To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

                Catch rate formula

                Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

                • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
                • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

                There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

                Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

                Catch rate multipliers

                The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

                MultiplierAmount
                Razz Berry1.5
                Silver Pinap Berry1.8
                Golden Razz Berry2.5
                Curveball1.7
                Nice Throw1.15
                Great Throw1.5
                Excellent Throw1.85
                PokéBall1.0
                Premier Ball1.0
                Great Ball1.5
                Ultra Ball2.0
                Bronze medal1.1
                Silver medal1.2
                Gold medal1.3

                List of Mega Steelix costumes

                Photobomb

                A list of Mega Steelix costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Mega Steelix high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

                A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Mega Steelix. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

                No home sprites available

                Mega Steelix Pokédex entries

                Johto
                VersionsPokédex entry
                GoldIts body has been compressed deep under the ground. As a result, it is even harder than a diamond.
                SilverIt is said that if an ONIX lives for over 100 years, its composition changes to become diamond-like.
                CrystalThe many small metal particles that cover this POKéMON's body reflect bright light well.
                Ruby, SapphireSTEELIX 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.
                EmeraldSTEELIX 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.
                FireRedIt is said that if an ONIX lives for over 100 years, its composition changes to become diamond-like.
                LeafGreenIts body has been compressed deep under the ground. As a result, it is even harder than diamond.
                DiamondTempered underground under high pressure and heat, its body is harder than any metal.
                PearlIt chews its way through boulders with its sturdy jaws. Its eyes can see in the darkness underground.
                Platinum, Black, WhiteIt is thought its body transformed as a result of iron accumulating internally from swallowing soil.
                HeartGoldIts body has been compressed deep under the ground. As a result, it is even harder than a diamond.
                SoulSilverIt’s said that if an ONIX lives for 100 years, its composition becomes diamondlike as it evolves into a STEELIX.
                Black 2, White 2The iron it ingested with the soil it swallowed transformed its body and made it harder than diamonds.
                XTempered underground under high pressure and heat, its body is harder than any metal.
                YIt chews its way through boulders with its sturdy jaws. Its eyes can see in the darkness underground.
                Omega RubySteelix lives even further underground than Onix. This Pokémon is known to dig toward the earth’s core. There are records of this Pokémon reaching a depth of over six-tenths of a mile underground.
                Alpha SapphireSteelix lives even further underground than Onix. This Pokémon is known to dig toward the earth’s core. There are records of this Pokémon reaching a depth of over six-tenths of a mile underground.
                SwordIt is said that if an Onix lives for over 100 years, its composition changes to become diamond-like.
                ShieldIt is thought its body transformed as a result of iron accumulating internally from swallowing soil.
                Legends: ArceusThis Pokémon evolved through use of a strange item. Its body is coated with steel powder and notably hard—not even diamond can leave so much as a scratch.