"Steel" redirects here. For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation).

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


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Pure Steel-type Pokémon

# Pokémon Type
052G 052GMS Steel Normal

863 863MS Steel Normal

379 379MS Steel Normal

599 599MS Steel Normal

600 600MS Steel Normal

601 601MS Steel Normal

808 808MS Steel Normal

809 809MS Steel Normal

878 878MS Steel Normal

879 879MS 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 884MS 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 823MS Flying Steel

888 888MS Fairy Steel

889 889MS Fighting Steel

Please note that these only apply to certain Pokémon games.
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