Pokémon Sleep: Onix and Steelix Debut

Two brand new Pokémon have been announced for Pokémon Sleep! Onix and Steelix will make their debut soon, and as we learn more about them we will update this article to let you know their Main Skills, berries, and ingredients.

Onix and Steelix Pokemon Encounter icon

Onix and Steelix will both be able to appear during your Research. They will be available in the Taupe Hollow Research Area. They are both Slumbering Sleep style Pokémon.

Onix and Steelix will be available during Sleep Research from Tuesday, 14th November, 2023, at 15:00.

Onix and Steelix Information Pokemon Encounter icon

  Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

To evolve your Onix into Steelix you will need 80 Onix Candy, a Linking Cord and a Metal Coat.

The Metal Coat is not currently available as a reward for any of the Medals, but is available to purchase in the Regular Exchange shop for 1400 Sleep Points. The Linking Cord is also available for 1400 Sleep Points, but is also a reward for obtaining Friendship Level 3 so most researchers will find they have a good collection of them.

Metal Coat A metallic coating that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is made of a special metal.
Linking Cord A string exuding a mysterious energy that makes you feel a strange sense of connection.


Onix and Steelix are Berry Specialist Pokémon, finding 2x Sitrus Berry as Onix, and changing to 2x Belue Berry as Steelix. The Sitrus Berry is one of Taupe Hollow Snorlax’s preferred berries. At present the Belue Berry is not a preferred Berry for any of the islands with set Berry preferences, but may be a random option on Greengrass Isle.

Pokémon Typing Main Skill Berry Possible Ingredients Location Sleep Type
Rock Gets you 6 ingredients chosen at random. Sitrus Berry x2
  • Snoozy Tomato
  • Bean Sausage
  • Soft Potato
Discoverable from level Great 2 at Taupe Hollow Slumbering
Steel Gets you 6 ingredients chosen at random. Belue Berry x2
  • Snoozy Tomato
  • Bean Sausage
  • Soft Potato
Discoverable from level Master 2 at Taupe Hollow, or by evolving Onix into Steelix with 80 Onix Candy, a Linking Cord and a Metal Coat. Slumbering

Author & tags

Turtwig obsessive, real life Psyduck, Pokémon GO AR Photographer, found footage horror fan and Pokémon GO Hub AR Queen

Further reading

Popular today

Latest articles

Support us

Buy GO Hub merch

Get your very own GO Hub t-shirt, mug, or tote.