Steel (type)

The Steel type was introduced in the second generation of Pokémon games. It is the strongest type defensively, with 10 types being not very effective against it and the Poison type having no effect. From Pokémon X/Y onwards, it lost its Ghost and Dark resistance, those types now dealing neutral damage. The Steel type also has the highest average Defense stat in the games.

48
Steel type Pokémon
5
Single type Pokémon
43
Dual type Pokémon
19
Steel-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Steel moves are super-effective against:

Steel moves are not very effective against:

Defense pros & cons

These types have no effect on Steel Pokémon:

These types are not very effective against Steel Pokémon:

These types are super-effective against Steel Pokémon:

Dual-type attack pros & cons

This chart shows the strength of the Steel type against every type combination. The fraction of damage a Steel type move will deal is shown - ½ means 50% damage (not very effective), 2 means 200% (super-effective) and so on.

Note: this type chart has been updated for Pokémon X/Y. Prior to this, Dark & Ghost were not very effective against Steel (now they are neutral).

Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
Normal ½½½22½2
Fire ½¼¼½½½½½½½½½½¼
Water ½¼¼½½½½½½½½½½¼
Electric ½¼¼½½½½½½½½½½¼
Grass ½½½22½2
Ice 2222222242224
Fighting ½½½22½2
Poison ½½½22½2
Ground ½½½22½2
Flying ½½½22½2
Psychic ½½½22½2
Bug ½½½22½2
Rock 2242222222224
Ghost ½½½22½2
Dragon ½½½22½2
Dark ½½½22½2
Steel ½¼¼¼½½½½½½½½½½
Fairy 2242222224222

Steel Pokémon stat averages

64.4
HP
Ranked #14
90.9
Attack
Ranked #4
113.5
Defense
Ranked #1
71.8
Sp. Attack
Ranked #9
82.3
Sp. Defense
Ranked #3
56.6
Speed
Ranked #16

Notable Steel-type trainers


Jasmine
Olivine City gym leader
Gold/Silver/Crystal

Steven
Pokémon Champion
Ruby/Sapphire

Byron
Canalave City gym leader
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Jasmine
Olivine City gym leader
HeartGold/SoulSilver

Team Plasma Colress
Pokémon Trainer
Black 2/White 2

Wikstrom
Elite Four
X/Y

Steven
Pokémon Champion
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Steel Pokémon

There are 48 Steel-type Pokémon.
See also:

Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Steelix
Mega Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Scizor
Mega Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Mawile
Mega Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
Mega Aggron
#306 / Steel
Beldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Lucario
Mega Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy