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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Onix

Onix
Rock Snake Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Onix is a Rock and Ground Type Rock Snake Pokémon, with a 5.9% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Onix can be found with Rock Head, Sturdy and Weak Armor as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 1 Defense EV Yield. We recommend the Impish Nature, based on 385 combined Base Stats.

Onix Stats and Abilities

Based on Onix Base IVs we consider this pokemon E-Tier choice. Onix Highest IV Stat is Defense 160 and the Lowest being Special Attack 30.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP35180274
F
Attack4585207
S
Defense160292460
F
Special Attack3058174
F
Special Defense4585207
E
Speed70130262
E
Total385
Onix Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Impish
+10% Defense
-10% Special Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Sour
Dislikes: Dry
EV Yield1 Defense
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsMineral
Egg Cycles25 (6,169–6,425 steps)
Abilities Description
Rock Head
Ability 1
Protects the Pokémon from recoil damage.
Sturdy
Ability 2
Sturdy allows the Pokémon to survive with 1 HP if attacked at full HP with an attack that would otherwise knock it out. It also prevents One-Hit-KO moves (Fissure, Horn Drill, Guillotine or Sheer Cold).
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
When a Pokémon with Weak Armor is hit by a physical move, its Defense drops one stage, but its Speed increases by one stage.

How To Evolve Onix in BDSP

Onix requires (trade holding Metal Coat) to evolve into Steelix.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Onix
trade holding Metal Coat
Steelix

Where To Find Onix in BDSP

Onix has 10 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Onix, within the Big Bluff Cavern location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Victory Road
20 - 5%
Onix
Lv. 44
Victory Road
20 - 5%
Steelix
Lv. 46
Oreburgh Mine
20 - 5%
Onix
Lv. 8
Iron Island
20 - 5%
Onix
Lv. 32-33
Iron Island
20 - 5%
Steelix
Lv. 33-34
Snowpoint Temple
100 - 20%
Steelix
Lv. 52
Snowpoint Temple
20 - 5%
Onix
Lv. 50-52
Stark Mountain
100 - 20%
Onix
Lv. 54
Volcanic Cave
Start
Onix
Lv. 16-63
Typhlo Cavern
Start
Onix
Lv. 16-63
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Sandsear Cave
Start
Onix
Lv. 16-63
Rocky Cave
Start
Onix
Lv. 16-63
Big Bluff Cavern
Start
Onix
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Onix Weakness

Onix is a Rock and Ground Type pokemon. This will cause Onix to take More Damage from Fighting, Ground, Steel, Ice, Water, Grass Type Moves, and Less Damage from Normal, Flying, Fire, Rock, Electric, Poison Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
Water
Grass
2.0x
More Damage
Fighting
Ground
Steel
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Normal
Flying
Fire
Rock
0.25x
Less Damage
Poison
Immune to Damage
Electric

What pokemon is Onix Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Dialga
S
Palkia
S
Kyogre
S
Groudon
S
Celebi

What pokemon is Onix Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Arceus
S
Lugia
S
Ho-Oh
S
Rayquaza
S
Slaking
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Best Moves Onix in BDSP

Best Moveset for Onix Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
56
Double-Edge
Physical
120
100 15 User receives recoil damage.
48
Iron Tail
Physical
100
75 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
52
Stone Edge
Physical
150
80 5 High critical hit ratio.
44
Dig
Physical
120
100 10 Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.

Best Moveset for Onix TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM64
Explosion
Physical
250
100 5 User faints.
TM26
Earthquake
Physical
150
100 10 Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM23
Iron Tail
Physical
100
75 15 May lower opponent's Defense.
TM71
Stone Edge
Physical
150
80 5 High critical hit ratio.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
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Onix Level Up Moves

List of Moves Onix can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Tackle
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
1
Harden
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Defense.
1
Bind
Power: 15
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
1
Rock Throw
Power:
75
Acc: 90
PP: 15
Physical

4
Smack Down
Power:
75
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

Makes Flying-type Pokémon vulnerable to Ground moves.
8
Rock Polish
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
12
Dragon Breath
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May paralyze opponent.
16
Curse
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Ghosts lose 50% of max HP and curse the opponent; Non-Ghosts raise Attack, Defense and lower Speed.
20
Rock Slide
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
24
Screech
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 40
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Defense.
28
Sand Tomb
Power:
52.5
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Physical

Traps opponent, damaging them for 4-5 turns.
32
Stealth Rock
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
36
Slam
Power: 80
Acc: 75
PP: 20
Physical

40
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
44
Dig
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
48
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
52
Stone Edge
Power:
150
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
56
Double-Edge
Power: 120
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
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Onix TM Moves

List of Moves Onix can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM05
Roar
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM12
Taunt
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Status

Opponent can only use moves that attack.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM23
Iron Tail
Power: 100
Acc: 75
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
TM26
Earthquake
Power:
150
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power is doubled if opponent is underground from using Dig.
TM28
Dig
Power:
120
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Digs underground on first turn, attacks on second. Can also escape from caves.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM37
Sandstorm
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Creates a sandstorm for 5 turns.
TM39
Rock Tomb
Power:
90
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM41
Torment
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Opponent cannot use the same move in a row.
TM42
Facade
Power: 70
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM59
Dragon Pulse
Power: 85
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

The target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user’s gaping mouth. This attack never misses.
TM64
Explosion
Power: 250
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

User faints.
TM66
Payback
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.
TM69
Rock Polish
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
TM71
Stone Edge
Power:
150
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

High critical hit ratio.
TM74
Gyro Ball
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 5
Physical

The slower the user, the stronger the attack.
TM76
Stealth Rock
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Damages opponent switching into battle.
TM77
Psych Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Copies the opponent's stat changes.
TM80
Rock Slide
Power:
112.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

May cause flinching.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM83
Bulldoze
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Lowers opponent's Speed.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM91
Flash Cannon
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM96
Strength
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

TM98
Rock Smash
Power: 40
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

May lower opponent's Defense.
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Onix Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Onix can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Flail
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Physical

The lower the user's HP, the higher the power.
Block
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Opponent cannot flee or switch.
Defense Curl
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 40
Status

Raises user's Defense.
Wide Guard
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user's team from multi-target attacks.
Rollout
Power:
45
Acc: 90
PP: 20
Physical

Doubles in power each turn for 5 turns.
Dragon Tail
Power: 60
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
Head Smash
Power:
225
Acc: 80
PP: 5
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
Rock Blast
Power:
37.5
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Physical

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Heavy Slam
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Physical

The heavier the user, the stronger the attack.
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