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"Steel" redirects here. For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation).
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Klink, an example of a Steel type Pokémon.

The Steel type is one of the eighteen official types from the Pokémon franchise. It marked its debut in the Generation 2 games and was specifically created to tone down the Psychic type's prowess and raise the power of the Fighting type in order to make the Pokémon games more fair. Steel is an extremely sturdy type, actually being the most defensive type of the Pokémon series, and thus being the best choice for a defensive team.

While an average Steel Pokémon lacks Speed, its physical Defense is outstanding, making a Steel type an outstanding physical tank in battle. Out of all the eighteen types, they are able to resist 10 (including the newly introduced Fairy type), and are also immune to Poison-type attacks and the Poison status condition. They are, however, weak to Fire, Fighting and Ground, three commonly used types for several moves.

Offensively, the Steel type can only deal super-effective damage to three types: Fairy, Ice and Rock, whilst resisted by Electric, Water, Fire, and Steel itself.

Due to the varying weaknesses and fewer resistances of other types, most Steel Pokémon with a second type don't have as many resistances as a pure Steel type. However, certain ones do have only a few weaknesses in return, or in the case of Pokémon like Scizor and Ferrothorn, only one.

As of Generation 6, there are about 42 Steel-type Pokémon, making it the 5th rarest type. With only about 5 pure Steel-type Pokémon, the Steel type is much more common as a dual type. With 21 primary Steel types and 22 secondary Steel types, the Steel type is about as common being primary as secondary.

Steel-type Pokémon mostly consist of steel, iron, silver, copper, bronze, or any other kind of metal (or element pertaining to metal). As such, a handful of Steel Pokémon are part of the Mineral Egg Group. Some Pokémon, like Metagross or Magnezone, are magnetic as well. Steel-type Pokémon can also be armored, covered and/or plated with metal, like Skarmory or Bisharp. Most Pokémon like that aren't part of the Mineral Egg Group.

Type matchups

Official

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

Pokémon

Pure Steel-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
052G px Steel Normal


863 px Steel Normal


379 379MS Steel Normal


599 599MS Steel Normal


600 600MS Steel Normal


601 601MS Steel Normal


808 px Steel Normal


809 809MS Steel Normal


878 px Steel Normal


879 px Steel Normal


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Primary Steel-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
462 462MS Steel Electric


082 082MS Steel Electric


081 081MS Steel Electric


208 208MS Steel Ground


303 303MS Steel Fairy


303M 303MMS Steel Fairy


304 304MS Steel Rock


305 305MS Steel Rock


306 306MS Steel Rock


374 374MS Steel Psychic


375 375MS Steel Psychic


376 376MS Steel Psychic


385 385MS Steel Psychic


436 436MS Steel Sound


437 437MS Steel Sound


483 483MS Steel Dragon


638 638MS Steel Fighting


679 679MS Steel Ghost


680 680MS Steel Ghost


681 681MS Steel Ghost


707 707MS Steel Fairy


733 733MS Steel Flying


797 797MS Steel Flying


801 801MS Steel Fairy


884 px Steel Dragon


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.

Secondary Steel-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
09 px Water Steel


027A 027AMS Ice Steel


028A 028AMS Ice Steel


050A 050AMS Ground Steel


051A 051AMS Ground Steel


127 127MS Bug Steel



205 205MS Bug Steel


212 212MS Bug Steel


395 395MS Water Steel


410 410MS Rock Steel


411 411MS Rock Steel


413Trash px Bug Steel


448 448MS Fighting Steel


475 475MS Rock Steel


485 485MS Fire Steel


530 530MS Ground Steel


589 589MS Bug Steel


597 597MS Grass Steel


598 598MS Grass Steel


618G px Ground Steel


624 624MS Dark Steel


625 625MS Dark Steel


632 632MS Bug Steel


649 649MS Bug Steel


777 777MS Electric Steel


791 791MS Psychic Steel


805 px Rock Steel


823 px Flying Steel


888 px Fairy Steel


889 px Fighting Steel


Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.
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