Onix Raid Guide

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Onix is a Tier 1 raid boss with a Raid Boss CP of 3849. It may have a hefty defense stat, but it should be soloable for all trainers. It is boosted by Partly Cloudy and Sunny weather, being a Rock and Ground type Pokémon.

Onix is available as shiny from raids, and is considered a ‘permaboosted’ shiny, with rates of approximately 1 in 64. It evolves into Steelix, which has a Mega.

It can be caught at the following CP:

  • 580-629 (level 20, non boosted)
  • 725-787 (level 25, Sunny and Partly Cloudy)

Onix 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.

The best counters for Onix, based on the time required to win, are the following:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water 10.62s 0.00
2. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Petal Blizzard Grass 11.38s 0.00
3. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Aqua Tail Water 12.40s 0.00
4. Kartana Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 12.73s 0.00
5. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 13.43s 0.00
6. Abomasnow (Mega) Razor Leaf Grass Energy Ball Grass 13.78s 0.00
7. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Solar Beam Grass 13.76s 0.00
8. Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Storm Grass 14.34s 0.00
9. Sharpedo Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 14.33s 0.00
10. Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 14.75s 0.00
11. Primarina Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 14.75s 0.00
12. Floatzel Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 14.97s 0.00
13. Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 15.10s 0.00
14. Slowbro (Mega) Water Gun Water Water Pulse Water 15.38s 0.00
15. Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 15.70s 0.00
16. Vileplume Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass 15.90s 0.00
17. Victreebel Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass 15.82s 0.00
18. Empoleon Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 15.83s 0.00
19. Samurott Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 15.83s 0.00
20. Leafeon Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass 16.15s 0.00
21. Venusaur Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass 16.27s 0.00
22. Feraligatr Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 16.36s 0.00
23. Torterra Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass 16.36s 0.00
24. Crawdaunt Waterfall Water Crabhammer Water 16.48s 0.00
25. Swampert Mud Shot Ground Hydro Cannon Water 16.76s 0.00
26. Xurkitree Spark Electric Power Whip Grass 17.04s 0.00
27. Sceptile Fury Cutter Bug Frenzy Plant Grass 17.03s 0.00
28. Greninja Bubble Water Surf Water 17.31s 0.00
29. Tangrowth Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass 17.48s 0.00
30. Simisage Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass 17.49s 0.00
31. Porygon-Z Lock-On Normal Solar Beam Grass 17.45s 0.00
32. Clawitzer Water Gun Water Crabhammer Water 17.54s 0.00
33. Shiftry Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 17.75s 0.00
34. Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass 17.84s 0.00
35. Alakazam (Mega) Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 18.00s 0.00

Onix Stats and Max CP in Pokémon GO

Onix RockGround
Max CP at Level 40 1101| Max CP at Level 50 1245
ATK 85 DEF 232 HP 111
Weak to Resistances
Grassx2 Waterx2 Fighting Ground Ice Steel  Electric Poison Fire Flying Normal Rock

Onix Movesets

Onix has access to the following moves:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Tackle Normal
  • Rock Slide* Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Heavy Slam Steel
  • Iron Head Steel
  • Sand Tomb Ground

*denotes a legacy move.

Weather Influence on Battle

Onix will have a boosted catch CP in Sunny and Partly Cloudy weather, and those are also the weathers where the majority of its moves will be boosted. Sunny and Rainy weather are the most beneficial raid conditions to raid under, but this chart below will help you visualize weather in battle:

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny Boosts super effective Grass type moves Boosts Onix’s Sand Tomb
Partly Cloudy Boosts Onix’s Tackle, Rock Throw, and Stone Edge
Cloudy Boost super effective Fighting moves
Windy No pros nor cons
Rainy Boosts super effective Water moves
Fog No pros nor cons
Snow Boost super effective Ice and Steel types Boost Onix’s Heavy Slam


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