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Onix for battling

#1DougMcDouglasPosted 2/18/2014 2:36:26 PM
Is he considered "good" for battling? He's my favorite pokemon ever but the minute I went to an online battle, I got obliterated. I'm kinda suckish at battling online, but I still have a basic grasp on whats super effective and what's not very effective, so I was utterly stunned at me getting one shorted by a fire pokemon.

So my question is, is he usable and I just suck, or is he equivalent of bringing a rock to a gunfight?
#2Caolan_2k9Posted 2/18/2014 2:38:41 PM(edited)
Terrible
Terrible
Terrible

One of the worst pokemon in the game competitively
Its special defense is so bad it hurts my eyes, the only thing it has going for it is a high defense
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#3Xynaxus64Posted 2/18/2014 2:39:29 PM
Evolve it into Steelix, then it's good.
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#4_Synergy_Posted 2/18/2014 2:39:30 PM
The latter option.


Even his evolution, Steelix, is meh at best.
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#5drlolimasterPosted 2/18/2014 2:39:51 PM
he has terrible special defence and fire attacks are mostly special so im guessing thats what you got hit by. onix really isnt good for much to be honest, but with eviolite maybe he can take some hits. to be honest, you really dont seem like you know much of anything about battling, knowing type matchups is step -5. look at pokemons' stats and moves to get an idea of what they can do
#6TalesOfXAndYPosted 2/18/2014 2:39:58 PM
Caolan_2k9 posted...
Terrible
Terrible
Terrible

One of the worst pokemon in the game competitively
Its special defense is so bad it hurts my eyes, the only thing it has going for it is a high defense

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#7WindyligthPosted 2/18/2014 2:42:19 PM
Try little cup OP.
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#8CreepyAndNicePosted 2/18/2014 2:43:00 PM
The one thing Onix can potentially be useful for is Little Cup matches (level 5, first stage only).
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#9DougMcDouglas(Topic Creator)Posted 2/18/2014 2:49:53 PM
So I guess I'm not using Onix online :( and Steelix just doesn't seem as awesome as Onix.

Anyone got any tips for a rock pokemon for online?
#10JarickoPosted 2/18/2014 2:52:51 PM
It used applications in LC. Its a lot faster then you would usually think. He actually loses speed when he evolves.

Typically though, people just use him like steelix. Stealth rocks, phasing ect. There is the possibilities of stab earthquake but you can and likely will be out sped by something that can kill you but you can afford to take at least 1 hit with sturdy. Aqua jet users are not too uncommon.
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