Mega Steelix is a Steel and Ground type Mega Raid boss. Optimal raid counters will include powerful Fire Fighting Water and Ground types, with quite a mixed range of different counters available to help you defeat it.

Depending on your levels and counters, we would recommend 4-5 trainers who are high level, and more if you don’t have optimal teams.

This guide will tell you how to beat this steely Mega, as well as its optimal stats, moves and CP range.


Mega Steelix Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Mega Steelix:

The supreme Mega Steelix Raid Counters Time to Win Deaths
Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Blast Burn 344.83s 9.50
Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Hydro Cannon 388.06s 10.83
Great Mega Steelix raid counters
Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Hydro Pump 425.40s 9.42
Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Blast Burn 420.86s 14.67
Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Flamethrower 430.11s 14.75
Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Focus Blast 458.87s 15.50
Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Focus Blast 508.66s 24.42
Reshiram Fire Fang Overheat 547.35s 18.17
Lucario Counter Aura Sphere 546.99s 21.58
Conkeldurr Counter Dynamic Punch 569.87s 18.00
Kyogre Waterfall Surf 588.09s 14.83
Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Earthquake 590.30s 16.67
Moltres Fire Spin Overheat 589.82s 16.42
Heatran Fire Spin Flamethrower 623.38s 10.00

With a wide range of counters and a fair few different type weaknesses thanks to that Steel and Ground dual typing, most trainers should find themselves able to whip up a strong team of counters.

For more budget counters you can check out the whole counters list here, but Darmanitan, Garchomp, Machamp and Excadrill are all worth a mention.

How to Get Mega Steelix

You cannot catch Steelix in its mega evolved form from the raid. The mega raid boss is always catchable in its base form and as such, the CP ranges are for a regular Steelix.

Steelix can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 2010 – 2097 CP no weather boost
  • 2512 – 2622 CP boosted by Sunny or Snow weather boost

In order to get Mega Steelix you will need 200 Mega Energy for the initial evolution, then 40 Mega Energy to evolve the same Steelix again in the future. Mega Energy can be obtained via Mega Steelix Raids, and once you have evolved Mega Steelix, you can earn 5 Mega Energy per candy while walking it as your buddy. You can walk any Onix or Steelix to earn Mega Energy, as long as you have previously evolved one to register it to your Mega Pokédex.

Steelix Shiny

Like all Mega Raid Bosses, you can catch the shiny version of Steelix from a raid.

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite


Mega Steelix Stats

Steelix (Mega) SteelGround
Max CP at lvl 40 3630
ATK 212 DEF 327 HP 181
Weak to Strong Against
Fighting Fire Water Ground Rock Fairy Electric Poison


Mega Steelix Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Thunder Fang Electric
  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Heavy Slam Steel
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Crunch Dark


For optimal DPS Iron Tail and Heavy Slam are your best choices, as they also get STAB. Mega Steelix has some pretty odd choices for movesets, with no Ground type fast move, and a random Electric fast move. To make best use of Mega Steelix keep it as a Steel type attacker.

We will have a full meta relevant review of Mega Steelix ASAP!


Mega Steelix brings to mind one word, BULK. That Defense stat is unreal, so make sure you are well prepared going into these raids because it is going to take some hard hitters to beat it, especially if you are short manning.