Mega Steelix Raid Guide

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Steelix (Mega)

Mega Steelix is a Steel and Ground type Mega Raid boss. Best Mega Steelix raid counters include powerful Fire, Fighting, Water and Ground types, with 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:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 930.55s 41.56
2. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 993.59s 33.22
3. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 983.43s 37.00
4. Kyogre Waterfall Water Surf Water 1017.17s 28.67
5. Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 1013.28s 31.22
6. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 971.80s 44.78
7. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 1000.53s 37.00
8. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 973.77s 44.78
9. Moltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 1025.63s 32.22
10. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 1034.78s 32.78
11. Blaziken Counter Fighting Blast Burn Fire 1004.83s 42.44
12. Entei Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 1045.03s 28.00
13. Emboar Low Kick Fighting Blast Burn Fire 1027.77s 41.11
14. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 1075.67s 23.17
15. Feraligatr Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 1043.90s 37.78
16. Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 1011.81s 50.89
17. Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 1049.31s 43.00
18. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 1078.74s 35.33
19. Flareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 1057.17s 38.80
20. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Drill Run Ground 1069.20s 34.33
21. Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 1049.02s 43.00
22. Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 1037.49s 49.00
23. Infernape Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 1070.19s 36.00
24. Charizard Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 1073.25s 38.11
25. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 1101.55s 31.80
26. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 1098.93s 33.00
27. Salamence Fire Fang Fire Hydro Pump Water 1113.30s 33.33
28. Empoleon Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 1099.47s 27.80
29. Samurott Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 1074.77s 42.44
30. Clawitzer Water Gun Water Crabhammer Water 1064.16s 43.71
31. Typhlosion Incinerate Fire Blast Burn Fire 1105.08s 37.00
32. Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 1148.53s 31.67
33. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 1131.33s 40.50
34. Primarina Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 1155.65s 35.00
35. Ho-Oh Incinerate Fire Sacred Fire Fire 1162.38s 29.00

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.

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.

Learn more about Mega Steelix in PvP here: Budget Busters: A PvP Analysis of Mega Master League

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.

Shiny Steelix

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 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.

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