Get Onix & Evolve Into Steelix Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Thanks to being one of the earliest Pokemon developed, not to mention Brock’s favorite go-to Pokemon, the Onix is one of the most iconic Pokemon in the history of the franchise. As such, it has appeared in most Pokemon games, and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (better known as Pokemon BDSP for short) is no exception. Like many other Pokemon in BDSP, you will need to know where to find it and how to catch it if you want to add one to your party. Luckily, our Get Onix & Evolve Into Steelix Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl guide will tell you not just the location where you can find Onix, but also everything that’s required in order to evolve it into Steelix.

Get Onix & Evolve Into Steelix Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

How to Get Onix in Pokemon BDSP

The earliest location where you will be able to encounter and catch an Onix is inside the Oreburgh Mine. It has about a 10% chance of spawning here, so you might need to do some grinding until you can get it to appear. Besides that location, it also spawns on Iron Island, Snowpoint Temple, Victory Road, Stark Mountain, and the Grand Underground.

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How to Evolve Onix Into Steelix Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

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The process of evolving an Onix into a Steelix is a particularly interesting one. The first thing that you will need to do is to get the Metal Coat item. Once you have it, give it to the Onix to hold. Then, you need to find someone that you want to trade that Pokemon to. If you do not know how trading works in Pokemon BDSP, read our how to trade guide. The important thing to remember here is that the Onix needs to be holding the Metal Coat when you trade it. It will then evolve into the Steelix in the other player’s inventory. The player can then trade it back to you. As such, it’s best that you do this with a friend, someone that is guaranteed to trade the newly-evolved Steelix right back to you.

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