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.

62
Steel type Pokémon
7
Single type Pokémon
55
Dual type Pokémon
25
Steel-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Steel moves are super-effective against:

Ice Rock Fairy

Steel moves are not very effective against:

Fire Water Electric Steel

Defense pros & cons

These types have no effect on Steel Pokémon:

Poison

These types are not very effective against Steel Pokémon:

Normal Grass Ice Flying Psychic Bug Rock Dragon Steel Fairy

These types are super-effective against Steel Pokémon:

Fire Fighting Ground

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.

Nor Fir Wat Ele Gra Ice Fig Poi Gro Fly Psy Bug Roc Gho Dra Dar Ste Fai
Normal ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½ 2
Fire ½ ¼ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ¼
Water ½ ¼ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ¼
Electric ½ ¼ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ¼
Grass ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½ 2
Ice 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 4
Fighting ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½ 2
Poison ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½ 2
Ground ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½ 2
Flying ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½ 2
Psychic ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½ 2
Bug ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½ 2
Rock 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4
Ghost ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½ 2
Dragon ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½ 2
Dark ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½ 2
Steel ½ ¼ ¼ ¼ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
Fairy 2 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 2

Steel Pokémon stat averages

65.8
HP
Ranked #13
96.2
Attack
Ranked #3
114.5
Defense
Ranked #1
71.1
Sp. Attack
Ranked #12
81.8
Sp. Defense
Ranked #4
60.4
Speed
Ranked #15

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 62 Steel-type Pokémon.
See also:

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Steelix
Mega Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Scizor
Mega Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
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
Metagross
Mega Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Lucario
Mega Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Necrozma
Dusk Mane Necrozma
#800 / Psychic · Steel