"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.

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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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