Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy


The Steel type is one of the eighteen types. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Steel-type moves were physical, but they may now also be special depending on the attack.

The Steel type was introduced in Generation II, along with the Dark type.


Type effectiveness

Offensive Steel Big.png Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Fairy Big.png
Ice Big.png
Rock Big.png
½× Bug Big.png
Dragon Big.png
Fairy Big.png
Flying Big.png
Grass Big.png
Ice Big.png
Normal Big.png
Psychic Big.png
Rock Big.png
Steel Big.png
½× Electric Big.png
Fire Big.png
Steel Big.png
Water Big.png
Fighting Big.png
Fire Big.png
Ground Big.png
None Poison Big.png


Characteristics

Defense

In Generation II, the Steel type was created to balance out the previously overpowered Normal and Psychic types, as both types are resisted by Steel. Although the number of Steel's resistances decreased from 11 to 10 in Generation VI (including the added resistance of the newly-created Fairy-type), Steel remains the most resistant type. Steel types also cannot be poisoned (except by Twineedle in Generation II or if poisoned by a Pokémon with Corrosion) or damaged by a sandstorm.

Normal/Steel, Electric/Steel, and Ghost/Steel are tied for the most resistances, having 12 resistances each, although there are currently no Pokémon with the combination of Normal/Steel.

Steel-type Pokémon, on average, have the highest physical Defense among all Pokémon and among fully evolved Pokémon.

Offense

While some Pokémon resist Steel-type attacks, many of these Pokémon are weak to Ground, so combinations of Steel and Ground attacks tend to work well.


Pokemon

Disclamer: Rarity of an individual Pokemon can and does vary depending on the spawn location. In the table below the lowest rarity is presented. Please check individual routes for more information on the rarity of your desired Pokemon.

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Pure Steel-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Rarity Found in
379 Pokemon Registeel.png Registeel 7 - Special Cherish Ball
599 Pokemon Klink.png Klink 3 - Rare
600 Pokemon Klang.png Klang 3 - Rare
601 Pokemon Klinklang.png Klinklang 8 - Evolution Only Evolve Klang

Part Steel-type Pokemon

# Pokémon Type Rarity Found in
208 Pokemon Steelix.png Steelix
Steel
Ground
5 - Extremely Rare
227 Pokemon Skarmory.png Skarmory
Steel
Flying
5 - Extremely Rare
303 Pokemon Mawile.png Mawile
Steel
Fairy
5 - Extremely Rare
304 Pokemon Aron.png Aron
Steel
Rock
4 - Very Rare
305 Pokemon Lairon.png Lairon
Steel
Rock
4 - Very Rare
306 Pokemon Aggron.png Aggron
Steel
Rock
4 - Very Rare
374 Pokemon Beldum.png Beldum
Steel
Psychic
7 - Special Casino
375 Pokemon Metang.png Metang
Steel
Psychic
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Beldum
376 Pokemon Metagross.png Metagross
Steel
Psychic
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Metang
385 Pokemon Jirachi.png Jirachi
Steel
Psychic
7 - Special Philanthropist Points Shop
436 Pokemon Bronzor.png Bronzor
Steel
Psychic
5 - Extremely Rare
437 Pokemon Bronzong.png Bronzong
Steel
Psychic
5 - Extremely Rare
483 Pokemon Dialga.png Dialga
Steel
Dragon
9 - Not Available -
638 Pokemon Cobalion.png Cobalion
Steel
Fighting
7 - Special Battle Tower Prizes
679 Pokemon Honedge.png Honedge
Steel
Ghost
7 - Special PvP Prize Shop
680 Pokemon Doublade.png Doublade
Steel
Ghost
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Honedge
681 Pokemon Aegislash.png Aegislash
Steel
Ghost
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Doublade
707 Pokemon Klefki.png Klefki
Steel
Fairy
5 - Extremely Rare
081 Pokemon Magnemite.png Magnemite
Electric
Steel
3 - Rare
082 Pokemon Magneton.png Magneton
Electric
Steel
3 - Rare
205 Pokemon Forretress.png Forretress
Bug
Steel
3 - Rare
212 Pokemon Scizor.png Scizor
Bug
Steel
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Scizor
395 Pokemon Empoleon.png Empoleon
Water
Steel
5 - Extremely Rare
410 Pokemon Shieldon.png Shieldon
Rock
Steel
7 - Special Fossil
411 Pokemon Bastiodon.png Bastiodon
Rock
Steel
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Shieldon
413 Pokemon Wormadam.png Wormadam

Plant Cloak

Bug
Steel
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Burmy
448 Pokemon Lucario.png Lucario
Fighting
Steel
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Riolu
462 Pokemon Magnezone.png Magnezone
Electric
Steel
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Magneton
476 Pokemon Probopass.png Probopass
Rock
Steel
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Nosepass
485 Pokemon Heatran.png Heatran
Fire
Steel
6 - Legendary
530 Pokemon Excadrill.png Excadrill
Ground
Steel
4 - Very Rare
589 Pokemon Escavalier.png Escavalier
Bug
Steel
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Karrablast
597 Pokemon Ferroseed.png Ferroseed
Grass
Steel
4 - Very Rare
598 Pokemon Ferrothorn.png Ferrothorn
Grass
Steel
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Ferroseed
624 Pokemon Pawniard.png Pawniard
Dark
Steel
5 - Extremely Rare
625 Pokemon Bisharp.png Bisharp
Dark
Steel
8 - Evolution Only Evolve Pawniard
632 Pokemon Durant.png Durant
Bug
Steel
7 - Special Swarm (VR)
649 Pokemon Genesect.png Genesect
Bug
Steel
9 - Not Available -
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