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==Characteristics==
 
==Characteristics==
Defensively, Steel-types are very good. They have resistances to 11 of the 17 types, which can make for a good physical and special tank in battle. They are immune to {{t|Poison}}-type attacks, meaning they are not affected by {{m|Toxic}}. They can hold up to many attacks, because of their high Defense. Their Special Defense is lower than their physical, but is still reasonably high.
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Defensively, Steel-types are very good. They have resistances to 11 of the 17 types, which can make for a good physical and special tank in battle. They are immune to {{type2|Poison}} attacks, meaning they are not affected by {{m|Toxic}}. They can hold up to many attacks, because of their high Defense. Their Special Defense is lower than their physical, but is still reasonably high.
   
 
Offensively, it is not recommended to use Steel-type moves, because there are only two types weak to Steel: {{t|Ice}} and {{t|Rock}}. Steel-types have average Attack and Special Attack, though there are some high-powered outliers in the Special field, such as {{p|Lucario}} and {{p|Magnezone}}.
 
Offensively, it is not recommended to use Steel-type moves, because there are only two types weak to Steel: {{t|Ice}} and {{t|Rock}}. Steel-types have average Attack and Special Attack, though there are some high-powered outliers in the Special field, such as {{p|Lucario}} and {{p|Magnezone}}.

Revision as of 22:50, 12 September 2008

Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Some notable trainers that specialize in the Steel-type include Jasmine of Olivine City, Steven Stone, previously champion of the Elite Four of Hoenn, and Byron, Gym Leader of Canalave City.

Statistical averages

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 63
123 - 170 236 - 330
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 121
113 - 190 222 - 375
Sp.Atk: 66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Sp.Def: 72
69 - 136 134 - 267
Speed: 53
52 - 115 99 - 225
Total: 460   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Battle properties

Steel-type moves:

  • Are super-effective against: Ice, Rock
  • Are not very effective against: Electric, Fire, Steel, Water
  • Have no effect against: None

Steel-type Pokémon:

Characteristics

Defensively, Steel-types are very good. They have resistances to 11 of the 17 types, which can make for a good physical and special tank in battle. They are immune to Template:Type2 attacks, meaning they are not affected by Toxic. They can hold up to many attacks, because of their high Defense. Their Special Defense is lower than their physical, but is still reasonably high.

Offensively, it is not recommended to use Steel-type moves, because there are only two types weak to Steel: Ice and Rock. Steel-types have average Attack and Special Attack, though there are some high-powered outliers in the Special field, such as Lucario and Magnezone.

Pokémon

Pure Steel-type Pokémon

# Name
303 File:303MS.gif Mawile
379 File:379MS.gif Registeel

Half Steel-type Pokémon

Primary Steel-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
208 File:208MS.gif Steelix SteelIC.gif GroundIC.gif
227 File:227MS.gif Skarmory SteelIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
304 File:304MS.gif Aron SteelIC.gif RockIC.gif
305 File:305MS.gif Lairon SteelIC.gif RockIC.gif
306 File:306MS.gif Aggron SteelIC.gif RockIC.gif
374 File:374MS.gif Beldum SteelIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
375 File:375MS.gif Metang SteelIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
376 File:376MS.gif Metagross SteelIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
385 File:385MS.gif Jirachi SteelIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
436 436MS.png Bronzor SteelIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
437 437MS.png Bronzong SteelIC.gif PsychicIC.gif
483 483MS.png Dialga SteelIC.gif DragonIC.gif

Secondary Steel-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
081 File:081MS.gif Magnemite ElectricIC.gif SteelIC.gif
082 File:082MS.gif Magneton ElectricIC.gif SteelIC.gif
205 File:205MS.gif Forretress BugIC.gif SteelIC.gif
212 File:212MS.gif Scizor BugIC.gif SteelIC.gif
395 File:395MS.gif Empoleon WaterIC.gif SteelIC.gif
410 410MS.png Shieldon RockIC.gif SteelIC.gif
411 411MS.png Bastiodon RockIC.gif SteelIC.gif
413 413SMS.png Wormadam* BugIC.gif SteelIC.gif
448 448MS.png Lucario FightingIC.gif SteelIC.gif
462 462MS.png Magnezone ElectricIC.gif SteelIC.gif
476 476MS.png Probopass RockIC.gif SteelIC.gif
485 485MS.png Heatran FireIC.gif SteelIC.gif

Moves

Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Bullet Punch Physical Smart 40 100% 30 One foe Always attacks first.
Doom Desire Special Cool 120 85% 5 One foe Hits two turns after this move is used.
Flash Cannon Special Smart 80 100% 10 One foe Has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense.
Gyro Ball Physical Beauty Varies 100% 5 One foe Deals more damage the slower the user is compared to the target.
Iron Head Physical Tough 80 100% 15 One foe Has a 30% chance of making target flinch
Iron Tail Physical Cool 100 75% 15 One foe Has a 30% chance of lowering target's Defense.
Magnet Bomb Physical Cool 60 —% 20 One foe Never misses.
Metal Burst Physical Beauty 100% 10 One foe Returns 150% the damage dealt by the foe's last attack.
Metal Claw Physical Cool 50 95% 35 One foe Has a 10% chance of raising user's Attack.
Meteor Mash Physical Cool 100 85% 10 One foe Has a 10% chance of raising user's Attack.
Mirror Shot Special Cute 65 85% 10 One foe Has a 30% chance of lowering target's accuracy.
Steel Wing Physical Cool 70 90% 25 One foe Has a 10% chance of raising user's Defense.

Non-damaging moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Iron Defense Status Tough 15 Raises user's Defense 2 levels.
Metal Sound Status Smart 85% 40 One foe Lower's target's Special Defense 2 levels.

Trivia

  • Although the Steel-type was introduced in Generation II, no pure Steel-type Pokémon would appear until in Generation III.
  • Out of all the types, Steel has most resistances.
  • There were no 100% accurate Steel-type attacks until Generation IV.

In other languages

  • French: Acier
  • German: Stahl
  • Italian: Acciaio
  • Spanish: Acero
  • Korean: 강철 gangcheol
  • Hebrew: פלדה plada or מתכת matehet (metal)