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.

In Generations 1-3, all Steel type moves were categorized as Physical.

83
Steel type Pokémon
12
Single type Pokémon
71
Dual type Pokémon
37
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

69.5
HP
Ranked #11
97.2
Attack
Ranked #3
111.1
Defense
Ranked #1
72.2
Sp. Attack
Ranked #11
82.1
Sp. Defense
Ranked #4
60.8
Speed
Ranked #16

Notable Steel-type trainers



Jasmine
Olivine City Gym Leader
Gen 2, 4


Steven
Pokémon League Champion
Gen 3, 6


Byron
Canalave City Gym Leader
Gen 4, 8


Team Plasma Colress
Gen 5


Wikstrom
Elite Four
Gen 6


Molayne
Elite Four
Gen 7


Poppy
Elite Four
Gen 9

Steel Pokémon

There are 83 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
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / 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
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
Mega Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Lucario
Mega Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Dialga
Origin Forme
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Sliggoo
Hisuian Sliggoo
#705 / Steel · Dragon
Goodra
Hisuian Goodra
#706 / Steel · Dragon
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Necrozma
Dusk Mane Necrozma
#800 / Psychic · Steel
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel
Meltan
#808 / Steel
Cufant
#878 / Steel
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Varoom
#942 / Steel · Poison
Tinkatink
#1000 / Fairy · Steel
Tinkatuff
#1001 / Fairy · Steel
Tinkaton
#1002 / Fairy · Steel
Kingambit
#1008 / Dark · Steel