Lairon, The Iron Armor Pokémon. It tempers its steel body by drinking as much nutritious Mineral water as is Laironly Possible. Because of that, it makes its nests near Springs of that water. It feeds on iron contained in rocks and water and its nests are also near deposits of Iron Ore. As a result it often clashes with humans who want the ore for themselves

Battle Moveset

The best Moveset for Lairon would have to be this:


Iron Tail
Rock Slide
Double Edge

Items Attached:

Choice Band

Preferred Nature:


Preferred Ability:

Rock Head

Strategy Using Lairon

Surprisingly, for not being a fully evolved pokemon, Lairon can actually hold its own phsyically and defensively. However, it has nothing in the way of powerups and I wouldn't be so couragous as to try to put any moves on here that don't directly deal a lot of damage usig its pretty good attack. While not as versitle as its evolution, it can certainly at least hold a candle to it. I chose four very diverse moves that spread around. Earthquake, while not collecting STAB, is, as always,a move of choice on physical attackers. Sorry if I sound redudant from EQer to EQer, but it is really a very good move, and I'd rate it as one of the most useful TMs in any of the games, as well as one of th ebest mvoes overall. With the Rock Head trait Double-Edge becomes very good, 120 damage and no recoil? That's almost as broken as Hyper Beam without recharge, and even then, Hyper Beam is less accurate than Double-Edge.. so take it as you will. Rock Slide for a good type covering move and for the all important STAB. Iron Tail is, while not the best of accuracy, a very powerful move, and with STAB it can come clutch if you need to kill a pokemon in one turn. Some things I need to stress to you about using this pokemon and its evolutions, they are 4x weak to ground. Yes, you probably already knew that, and you probably already knew earthquake is ground. But beware, anything and everything can have earthquake now adays, even pokemon that steel/rocks would usually be strong against. Use caution when using this guy, or you could end up being ohkoed, even with his monster defense.

EV Corner:

Put everything you can into attack, and put the rest into defense. You want a strong physical pokemon here, EVs in anything else, besides maybe HP, is quite useless.

Strategy Against Lairon

Two things will own this pokemon, it is basically fail prove. One would be Earthquake. Despite its awesome defense, Earthquake will not hesitate to totally degrade it and destroy it. Second is special moves, given its horible special defense, you will have a very high chance of gettign rid of it this way. No tthat hard to take out if you got the not so rare counters to it really

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Contest Moveset

The best Moveset for Lairon would have to be this for the Tough Contest best with Impish, Lax, Relaxed or Bold Nature:



Items Attached:

Yellow Scarf

Strategy Using Lairon

Sandstorm randomizes the order for pokemon in the next round and is a combo with the cute move Mud Slap. Mud slap earns appeal points. Tackle is a tough move that also earns appeal points and works well with Headbutt. Headbutt removes points from the foe who moved last.

Locations in Games


Evolve Aron


Trade from R/S

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from R/S

Animé Appearences

Lairon has had 2 Animé Appearences. They were related to contests where Tsukiko had a Lairon and used it in a Contest against May's Bulbasaur and won

Episode 353: Formidiable Enemy!? Mother Co-ordinator Enters
Episode 354: Pokémon Contest! Ruibosu Tournament

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