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.

58
Steel type Pokémon
5
Single type Pokémon
53
Dual type Pokémon
24
Steel-type moves

Attack pros & cons

Tick Steel moves are super-effective against:

Ice Rock Fairy

Cross Steel moves are not very effective against:

Fire Water Electric Steel

Defense pros & cons

Tick These types have no effect on Steel Pokémon:

Poison

Tick These types are not very effective against Steel Pokémon:

Normal Grass Ice Flying Psychic Bug Rock Dragon Steel Fairy

Cross 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.

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

65.0
HP
Ranked #14
92.7
Attack
Ranked #5
116.6
Defense
Ranked #1
72.1
Sp. Attack
Ranked #12
83.2
Sp. Defense
Ranked #3
57.1
Speed
Ranked #16

Notable Steel-type trainers

Jasmine
Jasmine
Olivine City gym leader
Gold/Silver/Crystal
Steven
Steven
Pokémon Champion
Ruby/Sapphire
Byron
Byron
Canalave City gym leader
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
Jasmine
Jasmine
Olivine City gym leader
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Team Plasma Colress
Team Plasma Colress
Pokémon Trainer
Black 2/White 2
Wikstrom
Wikstrom
Elite Four
X/Y
Steven
Steven
Pokémon Champion
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Steel Pokémon

There are 58 Steel-type Pokémon.
See also:

Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Alolan DiglettDiglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Alolan DugtrioDugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Mega SteelixSteelix
Mega Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Mega ScizorScizor
Mega Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Mega MawileMawile
Mega Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Mega AggronAggron
Mega Aggron
#306 / Steel
BeldumBeldum
#374 / Steel · Psychic
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Mega MetagrossMetagross
Mega Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Mega LucarioLucario
Mega Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
KlinkKlink
#599 / Steel
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
CobalionCobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash (Shield Forme)Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
KlefkiKlefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
TogedemaruTogedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
SolgaleoSolgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
CelesteelaCelesteela
#797 / Steel · Flying
KartanaKartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
MagearnaMagearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy