Find out all of Mega Steelix’s weaknesses as well as the best counters so you can defeat it in Pokemon GO Raids!
Steelix is a tough Pokemon to battle already, but when it has Mega Evolved, it is even trickier to take down.
It has many resistances and a huge health pool, so you need to be prepared before you go into a Mega Steelix Raid. Here’s a full rundown on how to beat it and the best Pokemon to counter its few weaknesses!
How to Beat Mega Steelix in Pokemon GO Raids
Mega Steelix is a difficult Tier 4 Raid boss. Therefore, we suggest a battle party of at least 4 Pokemon trainers to take it down.
Additionally, each of these trainers will want to have strong counters to Mega Steelix.
For more help with difficult Raids, check out our guide on how to win Pokemon GO Raids!
What Type is Mega Steelix?
Mega Steelix is a Steel/Ground-type Pokemon, meaning it has just four weaknesses to exploit.
Additionally, it has a whopping ten resistances, making it extremely tough to counter!
Mega Steelix Weaknesses
All of these attack types deal 160% damage to Mega Steelix, making Pokemon of these types good counters.
Mega Steelix Resistances
- Poison (Triple Resistance)
- Electric (Double Resistance)
- Rock (Double Resistance)
Mega Steelix has a triple resistance to Poison and double resistance to Electric and Rock, meaning they only do 24% and 39% damage to it. Meanwhile, the other resisted types only deal 63% damage.
Best Pokemon to Counter Mega Steelix in Raids
The best Pokemon to counter Mega Steelix are other Mega Pokemon. Mega Blaziken, Mega Swampert, and Mega Charizard Y are all very effective against it.
Additionally, Keldeo, Terrakion, Lucario, and other non-Mega-Evolved Pokemon can be very powerful against Mega Steelix.
These are put top 10 choices to use as well as their most powerful attacks:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Blaziken||Counter||Blast Burn|
|Mega Swampert||Water Gun||Hydro Cannon|
|Mega Charizard Y||Fire Spin||Blast Burn|
|Keldeo||Low Kick||Sacred Sword|
|Terrakion||Double Kick||Sacred Sword|
|Landorus (Therian Forme)||Mud Shot||Earthquake|
You will also want to power up all of these Pokemon as much as you can before you take them into a Raid. Here’s the fastest way to earn Candy in Pokemon GO so you can do just that!
When is Mega Steelix in Pokemon GO Raids?
Mega Steelix is in Pokemon GO Raids from January 1 to January 10, 2023. It is the only Tier 4 Raid boss at this time, so finding one to battle should be pretty simple.
Check out the January 2023 Pokemon GO Raids schedule to find out what other Legendary and Mega Rais bosses will be active throughout the month.
Is There Shiny Steelix in Pokemon GO?
Yes, there is a shiny version of Steelix in Pokemon GO and, if you are lucky, you can catch one after winning a Mega Steelix Raid.
Instead of the normal silver, the shiny version of Steelix is a bright gold color!
Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out the exact chance of catching a shiny Steelix!
Best Steelix Attacks & Moveset
The best moveset for Steelix in Pokemon GO is Iron Tail and Earthquake. If you want to teach it an additional charged attack, then Heavy Slam is your best option.
These are all of the attacks that Steelix can learn in Pokemon GO:
|Fast Attacks||Charged Attacks|
|Dragon Tail (Dragon)||Earthquake (Ground)|
|Iron Tail (Steel)||Heavy Slam (Steel)|
|Thunder Fang (Electric)||Crunch (Dark)|
|Psychic Fangs (Psychic)|
|Frustration (Normal – Shadow Steelix only)|
|Return (Normal – Purified Steelix only)|
Find out how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO so you can teach your Steelix any of these attacks!
Steelix & Mega Steelix Stats
Steelix and Mega Steelix are both very hard to kill, thanks to a very high defense stat. However, their attack is on the lower side.
The number of Mega Pokemon in the game keeps growing. Check out the list of every Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO!