"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

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 px Steel Normal


599 px Steel Normal


600 px Steel Normal


601 px Steel Normal


808 px Steel Normal


809 px 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 px Steel Electric


082 px Steel Electric


081 px Steel Electric


208 px Steel Ground


303 px Steel Fairy


303M px Steel Fairy


304 px Steel Rock


305 px Steel Rock


306 px Steel Rock


374 px Steel Psychic


375 px Steel Psychic


376 px Steel Psychic


385 px Steel Psychic


436 px Steel Sound


437 px Steel Sound


483 px Steel Dragon


638 px Steel Fighting


679 px Steel Ghost


680 px Steel Ghost


681 px Steel Ghost


707 px Steel Fairy


733 px Steel Flying


797 px Steel Flying


801 px 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 px Ice Steel


028A px Ice Steel


050A px Ground Steel


051A px Ground Steel


127 px Bug Steel



205 px Bug Steel


212 px Bug Steel


395 px Water Steel


410 px Rock Steel


411 px Rock Steel


413Trash px Bug Steel


448 px Fighting Steel


475 px Rock Steel


485 px Fire Steel


530 px Ground Steel


589 px Bug Steel


597 px Grass Steel


598 px Grass Steel


618G px Ground Steel


624 px Dark Steel


625 px Dark Steel


632 px Bug Steel


649 px Bug Steel


777 px Electric Steel


791 px 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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