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The '''Steel type''' (Japanese: '''はがねタイプ''' ''Steel type'') is one of the seventeen [[type]]s. Notable Trainers that specialize in the Steel type include [[Jasmine]] of [[Olivine City]], [[Steven Stone]], former {{pkmn|Champion}} of [[Hoenn]], and [[Byron]] of [[Canalave City]]. Prior to Generation IV, where moves are designated [[Physical move|physical]] or [[Special move|special]] based on the move itself rather than its type, all Steel-type moves were physical.
 
 
The Steel type was introduced in [[Generation II]]. As well as introducing new Pokémon with the Steel type, {{p|Magnemite}} and {{p|Magneton}} were retconned to be a dual-type {{t|Electric}}/Steel Pokémon.
 
 
==Statistical averages==
 
===Overall===
 
{{BaseStatNoCat|
 
type=steel|
 
HP=65.45 |
 
Attack=85.79 |
 
Defense=110.79 |
 
SpAtk=70.87 |
 
SpDef=82.95 |
 
Speed=55.61 |
 
Total=471.45 }}
 
 
===Fully evolved===
 
{{BaseStatNoCat|
 
type=steel|
 
HP=74.08 |
 
Attack=97.65 |
 
Defense=119.04 |
 
SpAtk=78.96 |
 
SpDef=90.46 |
 
Speed=63.27 |
 
Total=523.46 }}
 
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==Battle properties==
 
{{typebattle
 
|type=Steel
 
|weakto1=Fighting
 
|weakto2=Fire
 
|weakto3=Ground
 
|resist1=Bug
 
|resist2=Dark
 
|resist3=Dragon
 
|resist4=Flying
 
|resist5=Ghost
 
|resist6=Grass
 
|resist7=Ice
 
|resist8=Normal
 
|resist9=Psychic
 
|resist10=Rock
 
|resist11=Steel
 
|weaken1=Ice
 
|weaken2=Rock
 
|resisted1=Electric
 
|resisted2=Fire
 
|resisted3=Steel
 
|resisted4=Water
 
|unaffected1=Poison
 
}}
 
 
==Characteristics==
 
 
===Defense===
 
Defensively, Steel types are considered to be the best type of Pokémon to use. Pure steel Pokémon have resistances to 11 of the 17 types, which can make for a good physical and special {{DL|Appendix:Metagame terminology|tank}} in battle. Steel types also have an immunity to {{type|Poison}} attacks, and are very tricky to inflict the {{DL|Poison (status ailment)|Poisoning Steel and Poison-type Pokémon|Poison condition}} on. They can hold up to many attacks, because of their typically high Defense. They are also notably the only type capable of resisting the {{t|Dragon}} type that could otherwise take advantage of its [[STAB]].
 
 
However, all three of the Steel-type's weaknesses; {{t|Fighting}}, {{t|Ground}} and {{t|Fire}}, are very common and popular types. This makes it weak to common moves of those types, including the extremely common {{m|Earthquake}}. Fortunately, most Steel types are dual-types, which defends usually against one of these types; however, it is possible for dual-type Steel Pokémon to develop double weaknesses to some of these moves.
 
 
Pokémon purely of the Steel type have the 2nd greatest amount of resistances in the game. {{p|Magnemite}}, {{p|Magneton}}, and {{p|Magnezone}}, being Steel and {{t|Electric}}, are the most resistant Pokémon in the game, having 12 resistances plus an immunity to Poison. The added Electric type means these Pokémon are also resistant to Electric moves, and have a double resistance to {{t|Flying}} and Steel moves. However, they also have a double weakness to {{type|Ground}} moves.
 
 
===Offense===
 
Offensively, it is only recommended to use Steel-type moves for STAB. There are only two types weak to Steel: {{t|Ice}} and {{t|Rock}}, both of which are rarely used defensively, and have other type weaknesses with more versatility. Furthermore, the {{t|Fire|types}} {{t|Electric|that}} {{t|Water|do}} resist Steel are very common (Including itself). There are only five pure Steel-type Pokémon and thus most have a second type able to provide more effective moves that could offset this disadvantage. Steel-type Pokémon typically have good Attack and below-average Special Attack, though there are some high-powered outliers in either the Physical field, such as {{p|Scizor}}, {{p|Metagross}} and {{p|Excadrill}}, and the Special field, such as {{p|Lucario}}, {{p|Empoleon}} and {{p|Magnezone}}. Said outliers are used often, so STAB on Steel-type moves can prove valuable. All in all, Steel can be a useful type offensively if combined with STAB, paired with another type for support and boosted by a high base total of at least one of the attacking stats.
 
 
 
===Contest Properties===
 
===Contest Properties===
   
When used in Contests, Steel-type moves typically become [[Cool Contest|Cool]] moves, but can also be of the other four Contest types.
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When used in Contests, Steel-type moves typically become [[Cool Contest|Cool]] or [[Smart Contest|Smart]] moves, but can also be of the other four Contest types.
 
==Pokémon==
 
As of Generation V, there are {{tt|38|incuding Wormadam's form}} Steel-type Pokémon or 5.86% of all Pokémon, making it the 14th most common type.
 
 
===Pure Steel-type Pokémon===
 
{| {| class="roundy" align="center" style="background: #{{steel color light}}; border: 5px solid #{{steel color}};"
 
|-
 
|
 
{| border=1 width="100%" align="center" class="sortable" style="background: #FFFFFF; border:1px solid #{{steel color light}}; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
|-style="background: #{{steel color light}};"
 
! #
 
!
 
! Name
 
|-
 
|303
 
|{{MSP|303|Mawile}}
 
|{{p|Mawile}}
 
|-
 
|379
 
|{{MSP|379|Registeel}}
 
|{{p|Registeel}}
 
|-
 
|599
 
|{{MSP|599|Klink}}
 
|{{p|Klink}}
 
|-
 
|600
 
|{{MSP|600|Klang}}
 
|{{p|Klang}}
 
|-
 
|601
 
|{{MSP|601|Klinklang}}
 
|{{p|Klinklang}}
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
====Pokéstar Studios Pokémon====
 
{| {| class="roundy" align="center" style="background: #{{steel color light}}; border: 5px solid #{{steel color}};"
 
|-
 
|
 
{| border=1 width="100%" align="center" class="sortable" style="background: #FFFFFF; border:1px solid #{{steel color light}}; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
|- style="background: #{{steel color light}};"
 
! #
 
!
 
! Name
 
|-
 
|N/A
 
|{{MSP|000|MT}}
 
|{{p|MT}}
 
|-
 
|N/A
 
|{{MSP|000|Transport}}
 
|{{p|Transport}}
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
===Half Steel-type Pokémon===
 
''Primary Steel-type Pokémon''
 
{| {| class="roundy" align="center" style="background: #{{steel color light}}; border: 5px solid #{{steel color}};"
 
|-
 
|
 
{| border=1 width="100%" align="center" class="sortable" style="background: #FFFFFF; border:1px solid #{{steel color light}}; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
|-style="background: #{{steel color light}};"
 
! #
 
!
 
! Name
 
! Type 1
 
! Type 2
 
|-
 
|208
 
|{{MSP|208|Steelix}}
 
|{{p|Steelix}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Ground}}
 
|-
 
|227
 
|{{MSP|227|Skarmory}}
 
|{{p|Skarmory}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Flying}}
 
|-
 
|304
 
|{{MSP|304|Aron}}
 
|{{p|Aron}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Rock}}
 
|-
 
|305
 
|{{MSP|305|Lairon}}
 
|{{p|Lairon}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Rock}}
 
|-
 
|306
 
|{{MSP|306|Aggron}}
 
|{{p|Aggron}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Rock}}
 
|-
 
|374
 
|{{MSP|374|Beldum}}
 
|{{p|Beldum}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Psychic}}
 
|-
 
|375
 
|{{MSP|375|Metang}}
 
|{{p|Metang}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Psychic}}
 
|-
 
|376
 
|{{MSP|376|Metagross}}
 
|{{p|Metagross}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Psychic}}
 
|-
 
|385
 
|{{MSP|385|Jirachi}}
 
|{{p|Jirachi}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Psychic}}
 
|-
 
|436
 
|{{MSP|436|Bronzor}}
 
|{{p|Bronzor}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Psychic}}
 
|-
 
|437
 
|{{MSP|437|Bronzong}}
 
|{{p|Bronzong}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Psychic}}
 
|-
 
|483
 
|{{MSP|483|Dialga}}
 
|{{p|Dialga}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Dragon}}
 
|-
 
|638
 
|{{MSP|638|Cobalion}}
 
|{{p|Cobalion}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Fighting}}
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
====Pokéstar Studios Pokémon====
 
{| {| class="roundy" align="center" style="background: #{{steel color light}}; border: 5px solid #{{steel color}};"
 
|-
 
|
 
{| border=1 width="100%" align="center" class="sortable" style="background: #FFFFFF; border:1px solid #{{steel color light}}; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
|- style="background: #{{steel color light}};"
 
! #
 
!
 
! Name
 
! Type 1
 
! Type 2
 
|-
 
|N/A
 
|{{MSP|000|F-00}}
 
|{{p|F-00}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Normal}}
 
|-
 
|N/A
 
|{{MSP|000|M.B. 2}}
 
|{{p|M.B. 2}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
{{typetable|Electric}}
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
''Secondary Steel-type Pokémon''
 
{| {| class="roundy" align="center" style="background: #{{steel color light}}; border: 5px solid #{{steel color}};"
 
|-
 
|
 
{| border=1 width="100%" align="center" class="sortable" style="background: #FFFFFF; border:1px solid #{{steel color light}}; border-collapse:collapse;"
 
|-style="background: #{{steel color light}};"
 
! #
 
!
 
! Name
 
! Type 1
 
! Type 2
 
|-
 
|081
 
|{{MSP|081|Magnemite}}
 
|{{p|Magnemite}}{{tt|*|Pure Electric-type in Generation I}}
 
{{typetable|Electric}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|082
 
|{{MSP|082|Magneton}}
 
|{{p|Magneton}}{{tt|*|Pure Electric-type in Generation I}}
 
{{typetable|Electric}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|205
 
|{{MSP|205|Forretress}}
 
|{{p|Forretress}}
 
{{typetable|Bug}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|212
 
|{{MSP|212|Scizor}}
 
|{{p|Scizor}}
 
{{typetable|Bug}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|395
 
|{{MSP|395|Empoleon}}
 
|{{p|Empoleon}}
 
{{typetable|Water}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|410
 
|{{MSP|410|Shieldon}}
 
|{{p|Shieldon}}
 
{{typetable|Rock}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|411
 
|{{MSP|411|Bastiodon}}
 
|{{p|Bastiodon}}
 
{{typetable|Rock}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|413
 
|{{MSP|413S|Wormadam}}
 
|{{p|Wormadam}}{{tt|*|Trash Cloak}}
 
{{typetable|Bug}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|448
 
|{{MSP|448|Lucario}}
 
|{{p|Lucario}}
 
{{typetable|Fighting}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|462
 
|{{MSP|462|Magnezone}}
 
|{{p|Magnezone}}
 
{{typetable|Electric}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|476
 
|{{MSP|476|Probopass}}
 
|{{p|Probopass}}
 
{{typetable|Rock}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|485
 
|{{MSP|485|Heatran}}
 
|{{p|Heatran}}
 
{{typetable|Fire}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|530
 
|{{MSP|530|Excadrill}}
 
|{{p|Excadrill}}
 
{{typetable|Ground}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|589
 
|{{MSP|589|Escavalier}}
 
|{{p|Escavalier}}
 
{{typetable|Bug}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|597
 
|{{MSP|597|Ferroseed}}
 
|{{p|Ferroseed}}
 
{{typetable|Grass}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|598
 
|{{MSP|598|Ferrothorn}}
 
|{{p|Ferrothorn}}
 
{{typetable|Grass}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|624
 
|{{MSP|624|Pawniard}}
 
|{{p|Pawniard}}
 
{{typetable|Dark}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|625
 
|{{MSP|625|Bisharp}}
 
|{{p|Bisharp}}
 
{{typetable|Dark}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|632
 
|{{MSP|632|Durant}}
 
|{{p|Durant}}
 
{{typetable|Bug}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|-
 
|649
 
|{{MSP|649|Genesect}}
 
|{{p|Genesect}}
 
{{typetable|Bug}}
 
{{typetable|Steel}}
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
==Moves==
 
{{movelist/battle-head|Steel}}
 
{{movelist/battle|5|Autotomize|Status||—|—|15|self|The user sheds part of its body to make itself lighter and sharply raise its Speed stat.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|4|Bullet Punch|Physical|Smart|40|100|30|anyadjacent|The user strikes the target with tough punches as fast as bullets. This move always goes first.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|3|Doom Desire|Special|Cool|140|100|5|anyadjacent|Two turns after this move is used, the user blasts the target with a concentrated bundle of light.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|4|Flash Cannon|Special|Smart|80|100|10|anyadjacent|The user gathers all its light energy and releases it at once. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|5|Gear Grind|Physical||50|85|10|anyadjacent|The user attacks by throwing two steel gears at its target.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|4|Gyro Ball|Physical|Beauty|Varies|100|5|anyadjacent|The user tackles the target with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|5|Heavy Slam|Physical||Varies|100|10|anyadjacent|The user slams into the target with its heavy body. The more the user outweighs the target, the greater its damage.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|3|Iron Defense|Status|Tough|—|—|15|self|The user hardens its body's surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|4|Iron Head|Physical|Tough|80|100|15|anyadjacent|The foe slams the target with its steel-hard head. It may also make the target flinch.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|2|Iron Tail|Physical|Cool|100|75|15|anyadjacent|The target is slammed with a steel-hard tail. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|4|Magnet Bomb|Physical|Cool|60|—|20|anyadjacent|The user launches steel bombs that stick to the target. This attack will not miss.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|4|Metal Burst|Physical|Beauty|Varies|100|10|self|The user retaliates with much greater power against the target that last inflicted damage on it.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|2|Metal Claw|Physical|Cool|50|95|35|anyadjacent|The target is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack stat.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|3|Metal Sound|Status|Smart|—|85|40|anyadjacent|A horrible sound like scraping metal harshly reduces the target's Sp. Def stat.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|3|Meteor Mash|Physical|Cool|100|85|10|anyadjacent|The target is hit with a hard punch fired like a meteor. It may also raise the user's Attack.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|4|Mirror Shot|Special|Cute|65|85|10|anyadjacent|The user looses a flash of energy at the target from its polished body. It may also lower the target's accuracy.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|5|Shift Gear|Status||—|—|10|self|The user rotates its gears, raising its Attack and sharply raising its Speed.}}
 
{{movelist/battle|2|Steel Wing|Physical|Cool|70|90|25|anyadjacent|The target is hit with wings of steel. It may also raise the user's Defense stat.}}
 
{{movelist/battle-foot|Steel}}
 
 
==Trivia==
 
* Out of all the types, Steel has the most resistances and the highest average {{stat|Defense}}.
 
* Because of {{p|Magnemite}} and {{p|Magneton}}'s addition of their secondary Steel type in [[Generation II]], there has been at least one Steel-type Pokémon introduced in each generation. Despite this, there is not a Steel-type move from each generation; Steel is the only type not assigned to a move introduced in Generation I. This is the opposite situation to the other type introduced in Generation II, {{t|Dark}}, as this generation saw {{m|Bite}} change from a {{t|Normal}}- to a Dark-type move but featured no retroactive {{type|Dark}} Pokémon.
 
* Though Steel-type moves deal super-effective damage against both {{t|Ice}}- and {{type|Rock}} Pokémon, there has not yet been a Pokémon of that type combination, and therefore, Steel-type moves currently cannot deal 4× damage.
 
* All Steel-type moves affect only one Pokémon at a time.
 
* The Steel type is the only type to lack a move that functions differently in [[Double Battle]]s.
 
* Steel is the only type that has a non-neutral type matchup with all seventeen types, considering both offense and defense.
 
* Each of the three starter types have a different effectiveness when attacking a pure Steel-type Pokémon. Grass does ½× damage, Water does 1× damage, and Fire does 2× damage.
 
* Generation V introduced the most Steel-type Pokémon of any Generation, with 12 and Generation II introduced the {{tt|least|not counting Generation I, since this type was unavailable at that time}} Steel-type Pokémon, with {{tt|four|not counting Magnemite and Magneton's type change}}.
 
* Every Steel-type specialist has used {{p|Skarmory}} in their final team in the {{tt|last game|in chronological order}} that he or she appears in.
 
* All Steel-type moves except for {{m|Autotomize}} have a name that consists of two words.
 
* Generation IV introduced the most Steel-type moves of any Generation, with seven and Generation II introduced the {{tt|least|not counting Generation I, since this type was unavailable at that time}} Steel-type moves, with three.
 
* A pure Steel-type Pokémon has more resistances than any dual type Pokémon that is not part Steel.
 
 
==In other languages==
 
{{langtable
 
|color={{steel color}}|bordercolor={{steel color light}}
 
|ja=はがね (鋼) ''Hagane''
 
|zh_cmn=鋼 / 钢 ''Gāng''
 
|nl=Staal
 
|fi=Teräs
 
|fr=Acier
 
|da=Stål
 
|de=Stahl
 
|el=Μετάλλου ''Metallou''
 
|he=פלדה ''Plada''
 
|id=Baja
 
|it=Acciaio
 
|ko=강철 ''Gangcheol''
 
|no=Stål
 
|pl=Stalowy
 
|pt_br=Aço ''Steel''<BR>Metal<BR>Metálico
 
|pt_eu=Metal
 
|ru=Стальной ''Stal'noy''
 
|es=Acero
 
|ro=Oțel
 
|sv=Stål
 
|th=เหล็ก
 
}}
 
 
[[pt:Tipo Steel]]
 
 
[[de:Stahl (Typ)]]
 
[[es:Tipo Acero]]
 
[[fr:Acier]]
 
[[it:Acciaio (tipo)]]
 
[[ja:はがね]]
 
[[pl:Stal (typ)]]
 

Revision as of 06:24, 16 February 2013

Contest Properties

When used in Contests, Steel-type moves typically become Cool or Smart moves, but can also be of the other four Contest types.