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|
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.
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.