Shadow Steelix

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow SteelixSteel Ground

Shadow Steelix has a Max CP of 2729 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Snow and Sunny weather, and it was originally found in the Johto region. Shiny Shadow Steelix is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Steelix is a Steel and Ground-type Pokémon. Shadow 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 CP2729 CP
Attack148 ATK
Defense272 DEF
Stamina181 STA
Weather Boost
  • snowSnow
  • sunnySunny
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance5 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#208
Height9.19 m
Weight400 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

Shadow 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.

Shadow Steelix's best moves and move sets

Moves

Shadow Steelix's best Pokémon GO moveset is Iron Tail and Heavy Slam, with 11.38 DPS (damage per second) and 370.2 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Snow weather.

Best Shadow Steelix moves
DPS11.38
TDO370.15
Score23.0
Weather Boost
  • snow
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Steelix with its best moveset, we recommend to use Iron Tail/Earthquake. You will lose around 0.4% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Steelix's strongest moveset (Iron Tail/Heavy Slam).

Shadow Steelix moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Steelix's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow 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 11.38370.223.0
      2.SteelIron Tail GroundEarthquake 11.33368.622.9
      3.ElectricThunder Fang SteelHeavy Slam 10.97356.922.2
      4.DragonDragon Tail SteelHeavy Slam 10.91354.922.1
      5.SteelIron Tail DragonBreaking Swipe 10.85353.121.9
      6.ElectricThunder Fang GroundEarthquake 10.83352.321.9
      7.DragonDragon Tail GroundEarthquake 10.83352.221.9
      8.DragonDragon Tail DragonBreaking Swipe 10.21332.120.6
      9.ElectricThunder Fang DragonBreaking Swipe 9.98324.720.2
      10.SteelIron Tail DarkCrunch 9.64313.619.5
      11.SteelIron Tail PsychicPsychic Fangs 9.62313.019.5
      12.DragonDragon Tail DarkCrunch 9.11296.318.3
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      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 ↗
      • NormalFrustration10Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy70

        Effects
        Frustration has no special effects.
        See Frustration 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 Shadow Steelix has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Steelix Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

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

      Max CPMax CP2729 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch981 CP - 1034 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1308 CP - 1379 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1253 CP - 1379 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • snowSnow
      • sunnySunny
      1566 CP - 1724 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 6/6/6 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.

      Shadow Steelix Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      134 CP2107 CP3179 CP
      4252 CP5325 CP6398 CP
      7471 CP8544 CP9617 CP
      10690 CP11759 CP12828 CP
      13896 CP14965 CP151034 CP
      161103 CP171172 CP181241 CP
      191310 CP201379 CP211448 CP
      221517 CP231586 CP241655 CP
      251724 CP261793 CP271862 CP
      281931 CP292000 CP302069 CP
      312104 CP322138 CP332173 CP
      342207 CP352242 CP362276 CP
      372311 CP382345 CP392380 CP
      402414 CP412445 CP422476 CP
      432507 CP442538 CP452569 CP
      462601 CP472633 CP482665 CP
      492697 CP502729 CP

      Shadow Steelix evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow OnixShadow Onix
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      • Special Item: Metal Coat
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SteelixShadow Steelix
      • Shadow Onix evolves into Shadow Steelix which costs 50 Candy. You need to use a Metal Coat to evolve.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Steelix

      Photobomb

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

      Shadow Steelix Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow 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 Shadow 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 Shadow Steelix costumes

                Photobomb

                A list of Shadow Steelix costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Shadow Steelix high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

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

                Shadow 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.