Steelix’s Mega Stone (Steelixite) is located underground in the basement of Granite Cave. The Mach Bike is required to access the underground levels of this cave, so you won’t be able to get this Mega Stone until you visit Mauville and get the Mach Bike.
It’s also worth bringing a Pokémon with TM70 Flash since this can make exploring the cave easier, although it’s not mandatory.
Steelixite Location (Step-by-Step)
You can enter Granite Cave through its only entrance on Route 106, located northwest of Dewford Town.
To access the underground levels of the cave, you’ll need a Mach Bike to ride up a few muddy slopes. But you can only get a bike once you visit Rydel’s Cycles in Mauville City.
In addition, if you have TM70 Flash to light up the basement floors in Granite Cave then that will make your journey even easier.
Assuming you have everything you need, start by flying back to Dewford Town’s Pokémon Center.
Step 1: Head north from the Dewford Pokémon Center to reach Route 106.
Step 2: Keep moving north past the houses until you exit Dewford Town.
Step 3: Once you’ve reached Route 106, follow the path heading left.
Step 4: Then head inside Granite Cave’s entrance all the way to the west.
Step 5: Once you’re inside Granite Cave, continue along the path heading west.
Step 6: If you haven’t obtained TM70 yet, talk to the nearby Hiker to get it. This will help you explore the underground floors of the cave by illuminating the area.
Step 7: Then take out your Mach Bike and ride up the muddy slope directly beside the Hiker.
Step 8: Once you reach this top level, head eastward and climb down the ladder to enter the underground floor of Granite Cave.
Step 9: If you have a Flash user in your party, now is the time to use it to light up the cave.
Then start heading north.
Step 10: You should quickly run into a couple muddy slopes in front of you.
Take out your Mach Bike and ride up the first slope.
Step 11: Once you reach the top of the first slope, you’ll find another slope on your right-hand side. Go up that slope as well, and follow the path heading east.
Step 12: At the end of the path all the way to the east, wrap around the corner and look for a really tall muddy slope. Slide down this slope.
Step 13: After going down the slope, quickly turn south and climb down the nearby ladder to reach the deepest level of the cave.
Step 14: When you reach the bottom of the ladder, briefly head north, then immediately turn west. Follow this going west for a while.
Step 15: Keep heading west past the Ruin Maniac NPC.
Step 16: At the westernmost area of this room, head up the small steps.
Then go northeast until you reach another set of steps with items on either side – the right side should have your Mega Stone on the ground.
Step 17: Clumb up the steps and grab the Steelixite located on the right-hand side.
Is Mega Steelix Worth Using?
Unfortunately, Mega Steelix is really not worth using. Mega Steelix faces tough competition from Mega Aggron, which is widely considered a superior tank due to its ability Filter.
And since these two Mega Evolutions share similar stats, movepool, and roles, there is little reason to choose Mega Steelix over Mega Aggron.
But if you really want to use Mega Steelix just for fun? That’s always fine!
Mega Steelix gets a boost to its base stats and temporarily changes its ability. Mega Steelix’s new ability is Sand Force, which boosts the power of Ground-type, Rock-type & Steel-type moves by 30% during a sandstorm.
If you want to use Mega Steelix in your party, consider the following:
- Mega Steelix’s extremely high Defense stat. With such a towering Defense stat, it can easily wall every unboosted Physical attack.
- Works great in Sand teams. Sand Force synergizes well with Sand teams, boosting Mega Steelix’s damage output from powerful STAB (Same-Type Attack Bonus) moves like Earthquake and Heavy Slam.
- Steel/Ground typing provides excellent defensive capabilities. With only four weaknesses that are x2 as effective and none that are x4 as effective, it’s difficult to take down Mega Steelix in a single strike. Moreover, its typing grants it immunity to both Electric- and Poison-type moves.
- Can learn utility moves like Stealth Rock and Roar. Setting up the entry hazard Stealth Rock is always a good thing, and Mega Steelix is capable of doing so. Additionally, it can learn Roar, which effectively forces out opposing Pokémon attempting to set up against it.
- Very underwhelming Speed Stat. With 30 base Speed, you’ll likely need to take a hit before counterattacking. However, a base Speed this low is pretty useful in Trick Room teams.
- Lacks reliable recovery moves. Despite its ability to tank Physical attacks, Mega Steelix has no reliable recovery options except for Rest – which is generally not recommended in this case.
- Mega Steelix is arguably a worse Mega Aggron. Mega Steelix is often compared to Mega Aggron due to their similar stats and roles in any given teams. And Mega Steelix is generally considered to be the inferior option.
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