The Steel type was introduced in the second generation of Pokemon games. It is the strongest type defensively, with 11 types being not very effective against it and the Poison type having no effect. Steel Pokemon also has the highest average Defense stat in the games.
Steel moves are super-effective against:
Steel moves are not very effective against:
These types have no effect on Steel pokemon:
These types are not very effective against Steel pokemon:
These types are super-effective against Steel pokemon:
The chart below shows the strength of the Steel type against every type combination. The numbers in the squares show the fraction damage the move will do (i.e. ½ means 50% damage and not very effective, while 4 means 400% - super-effective).
For example, look where the Grass and Poison types intersect to see how good a Steel-type move would be against a pokemon like Venusaur. You will see that it is 100%.
There are 38 Steel-type pokemon.
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