0208 Steelix

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    83.1
  • Main moves:
    Dragon Tail, Breaking Swipe, Earthquake
  • Type
    STEEL
    GROUND
  • Level:
    21.5-25.5
  • Rank:
    Lvl 24 0/14/15CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
    5km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    98.4
  • Defense:
    185.2
  • Stamina:
    124
  • Overall:
    2261

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Bulky
    Takes hits well.
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Defensive
    Resists attacks from a wide variety of types.
  • - Low Shield Pressure
    May struggle to draw shields because of its weaker or slower attacks.
  • - Inconsistent
    May depend on baits and performs inconsistently.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastDragon Tail34.333Multipurpose
2FastThunder Fang2.542Heavy Damage
3FastIron Tail2.3343General
4ChargedBreaking Swipe50% chance -1 Atk opponent35501.434 - 4 - 4 - 4Debuff Spam/Bait
5ChargedPsychic Fangs100% chance -1 Def opponent35401.144 - 4 - 4 - 4Debuff Spam/Bait
6ChargedCrunch30% chance -1 Def opponent45701.565 - 5 - 5 - 5Debuff
7ChargedEarthquake651322.038 - 7 - 7 - 7Nuke
8ChargedHeavy Slam50841.686 - 6 - 5 - 6General
9ChargedReturn†701301.868 - 8 - 8 - 8Neutral Nuke
Weaknesses
fighting
x1.6
fire
x1.6
ground
x1.6
water
x1.6
Resistances
poison
x0.244
rock
x0.39
electric
x0.39
steel
x0.625
psychic
x0.625
normal
x0.625
flying
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
dragon
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Steelix is a Steel & Ground Pokémon which evolves from Onix. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Ground, Fire and Water moves. Steelix's strongest moveset is Iron Tail & Earthquake and it has a Max CP of 2,414.

About

"Steelix 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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Dragon Tail + Breaking Swipe 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. 

Breaking Swipe is one of the best Charged Attacks in DPE thanks to its low cost, decent DPE, and Attack debuff chance. It synergizes extremely well with Steelix's incredible bulk. Psychic Fangs is also similarly spammy and comes with a Defense debuff instead, and it can also hit some Fighting-type Pokemon super effectively. However, Breaking Swipe's Attack debuff is generally preferable. Crunch costs a moderate 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 Noctowl. 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. As more Pokemon are introduced into the game and moves are rebalanced over time, Steelix has fallen more out of favor compared to more popular picks like Galarian Stunfisk and Registeel due to the notable differences in energy generation and coverage. However, the addition of Breaking Swipe can set Steelix apart from its competitors; Steelix can outlast them and deal more consistent damage.

Ultra League: 4 / 5

Steelix benefits from the level 50 update, with XL candy giving it more IV options to increase its bulk by opting for less ATK IVs. Though it often competes with other Steel-type Pokemon such as Galarian Stunfisk and Registeel, Steelix's access to Breaking Swipe sets itself apart by outlasting them in extended matchups. For example, Steelix can actually go toe to toe with Swampert in an extended matchup due to the power of Breaking Swipe's constant debuffs. Having positive matchups vs Giratina and Zygarde-Complete helps define Steelix's niche in Ultra League.

Master League: 0 / 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. 

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