[Top 5] Pokemon GO Best Against Steelix

Pokemon GO Best Against Steelix
Lucario knows what you are thinking!

Steelix is a dual type steel and ground Gen 2 Pokemon from the Johto region. Also known as the Iron Snake Pokemon, Steelix is an imposing force standing over 30 feet tall and weighing almost 900 pounds!

However, every pocket monster has vulnerabilities and Steelix is no exception, as it is vulnerable to fighting, fire, ground, and water type attacks. Read on to discover the top five Pokemon that can take on and win against Steelix!

5. Gyarados

Gyarados is a well-earned prize for trainers, as it takes 400 Magikarp to evolve into this
formidable Pokemon! According to the Pokedex, Gyarados, also known as the Atrocious
Pokemon, is an original Gen 1 Kanto region monster known for violence. Read more to find out
why Gyarados would make a perfect opponent against Steelix!

Why Gyarados Is Great Against Steelix

  • As a dual type flying and water type Pokemon, Gyarados has an advantage because of Steelix’ vulnerability to water attacks.
  • Best movesets for Gyarados is Hydro Pump and Water Pump on Offense and Outrage and Waterfall on Defense.
  • Gyarados is also resistant to steel and ground type attacks, which makes it an ideal opponent against Steelix!
  • Maximum CP (Combat Power) for Gyarados is 3,391; this is an advantage because CP for Steelix is 2,414.
  • This Pokemon also has high offense combat score of 237 and a strong stamina score of 216. Defense is a little weaker with 186 but still a respectable score!

Pokemon details

  • Boosted by rainy and windy weather conditions.
  • Gyarados is listed as #130 in the Pokedex and there are only two members of this family unit: Magikarp and Gyarados.
  • These pocket monsters can be male or female, normal or shiny.

How to get Gyarados

  • Although rare, Gyarados can be captured in the wild.
  • Spawn locations for Gyarados include canals, harbors, lakes, and rivers. Basically, if there is a body of water, you can find Magikarp, and if you are lucky, you can find Gyarados!
  • The best way to get Gyarados is to evolve 400 Magikarp. It takes a while, but if you live near water you can catch Magikarp quickly.

4. Kyogre

Kyogre is a Gen 3 water type Pokemon from the Hoenn region. As a Legendary Type Pokemon, Kyogre exerts energy and power in the Pokemon GO universe! The Pokedex states that 
“though Primal Reversion and with nature’s full power, it will take back its true form. It can summon storms that cause the sea levels to rise.” Read more to find out why Kyogre is an excellent opponent for Steelix!

Why Kyogre Is Great Against Steelix

  • Best movesets on both offense and defense are Hydro Pump and Waterfall.
  • Highest CP for Kyogre is 4,115, which is much higher than 2,414 for Steelix!
  • Kyogre has strong combat scores: 270 on Offense, 228 on Defense, 205 on Stamina.
  • Only vulnerable against electric and grass type attacks. Steelix has neither of those types of attacks.
  • Since Kyogre is solely a water type Pokemon, it will be effective against Steelix!

Pokemon details

  • As a water pocket monster, Kyogre is boosted by rainy weather conditions!
  • Kyogre is listed as #382 in the Pokedex.
  • Legendary Pokemon are particularly strong in combat against non-Legendary Pokemon.

How to get Kyogre

  • Kyogre is lone Pokemon; it does not evolve or is evolved.
  • Normally Kyogre can be found in spawn locations like canals, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water. However, since Kyogre is a Legendary Pokemon, it can only be captured after defeat in a raid.

3. Lucario

Next, we have Lucario, a Gen 4 dual type fighting and steel Pokemon from the Sinnoh region, home of the coveted and rare Sinnoh Stone! One could call the Lucario an empath, as the Pokedex states that “Lucario reads its opponent’s feelings with aura waves. It finds out things it would rather not know, so it gets stressed out easily.” Read more to find out why Lucario is a perfect opponent against Steelix!

Why Lucario Is Great Against Steelix

  • Although vulnerable to ground attacks, Lucario is resistant against steel-type attacks.
  • Best movesets for both Offense and Defense include Aura Sphere and Counter!
  • Combat stats are decent: Offense is strong with a score of 236, followed by 144 on Defense, and 172 for Stamina.
  • Maximum CP is 2,703 which is higher than Steelix at 2,414!

Pokemon details

  • Lucario is a wintry kind of Pokemon, as it is boosted by cloudy and snowy weather conditions!
  • Only vulnerable to fire, fighting, and ground attacks.
  • This Pokemon is listed as #448 in the Pokedex.

How to get Lucario

  • Can be evolved with 50 Riolu candy. However, Riolu is rare, so you must capture Riolu by hatching it with 7 km or 10 km eggs.
  • Lucario also does not spawn in the wild.

2. Machamp

Next on the list is Machamp. This scrappy and speedy original Gen 1 fighting type from the Kanto region has four arms that can cause serious damage to its opponents! The Pokedex states that “Machamp has the power to hurl anything aside.” Read on to find out how Machamp could hurl and defeat Steelix in battle!

Why Machamp Is Great Against Steelix

  • As a fighting type Pokemon, Machamp is effective against Steelix!
  • Best movesets for both Offense and Defense are Counter and Dynamic Punch.
  • CP for Machamp is 3,056 compared to Steelix at 2,414!
  • Most of Machamp’s combat stats are high with 234 on Offense, 159 on Defense (all of his arms tie him up at times), and 207 on Stamina! 

Pokemon details

  • Boosted by cloudy weather conditions.
  • Listed as #68 in the Pokedex.
  • Only vulnerable to Fairy, Flying, and Psychic moves, and Steelix has none of those types of attacks.

How to get Machamp

  • Machamp can be evolved with 100 Machoke Candy!
  • Spawn locations include recreation areas and stadiums.
  • This Pokemon cannot be hatched but can be captured after defeating it in a raid.


I am saving the hottest for last as this Legendary Pokemon is literally on fire! Moltres, an original Gen 1 pocket monster from the Kanto region, is a fire and flying dual type Pokemon. The Pokedex states that “Moltres is a Legendary Pokemon that has the ability to control fire. If this Pokemon is injured, it is said to dip its body in the molten magma of a volcano to burn and heal itself.” Read more to find out why and how this coveted Pokemon can easily defeat Steelix!

Why Moltres Is Great Against Steelix

  • As a fire and flying Pokemon, the fire type is beneficial to defeat Steelix! In addition, Moltres is resistant to ground and steel attacks.
  • Best Offensive and Defensive movesets for Moltres include Fire Spin and Sky Attack!
  • Combat stats for Moltres is strong with 251 on Offense, 181 on Defense, and 207 on Stamina.
  • Maximum CP for Moltres is 3,465, which is much higher than 2,414 for Steelix!

Pokemon details

  • According to the Pokedex, “this legendary Pokemon scatters embers with every flap of its wings. It is a thrilling sight to behold.”
  • Listed as #146 in the Pokedex.
  • Moltres is a lone Pokemon; it does not have evolutions.
  • Only vulnerable to electric, rock, and water type of attacks!

How to get Moltres

  • As a Legendary Pokemon, Moltres cannot be hatched.
  • Moltres can be captured after defeating it in a raid battle!

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