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 --- My name is Caolan, I'm Irish. It's pronounced "keelin" if you're wondering.
#3Xynaxus64Posted 2/18/2014 2:39:29 PM
Evolve it into Steelix, then it's good. --- 3ds FC: 1977-0205-6694; IGN: Dr. Z QP3W-WWWW-WWW5-YH63
#4_Synergy_Posted 2/18/2014 2:39:30 PM
The latter option.
Even his evolution, Steelix, is meh at best. --- 3DS FC: 2938-7360-3212 / Dragon FS Sligoo - Noibat - Fraxure
#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
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. --- I am here to promote the discussion and appreciation of Delphox.
#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). --- Ouch! Unnecessary roughness! Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic and the Black Knight
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. --- " Don't curse the darkness--light a candle! When freaky aliens give you lemons, make freaky alien lemonade. "