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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.
The Steel-type was established in Generation II.
Defensively, Steel-types are considered to be the best type of Pokémon to use. 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, making them very tricky to inflict Toxic poison on. They can hold up to many attacks, because of their high Defense, but all 3 of the type's weaknesses are to the very common Fire, Fighting and Ground types. Those defensive flaws are made up by the fact that only a small number of Steel-types are without another type. 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 and both of which are rarely used defensively. Steel-types have average Attack and Special Attack, though there are some high-powered outliers in the Special field, such as Lucario and Magnezone.
When used in contests, Steel-type moves typically become Cool moves, but can also be of the other four Contest types.
In total, there are 26 Pokémon with the Steel-type.
Pure Steel-type Pokémon
Half Steel-type Pokémon
Primary Steel-type Pokémon
Secondary Steel-type Pokémon
- Although the Steel-type was introduced in Generation II, the only currently known pure Steel-type Pokémon were introduced in Generation III.
- There are only two pure Steel-type Pokémon. The only other type that has fewer is Flying which has no pure Flying-type.
- Out of all the types, Steel has the most resistances and the highest average Defense.
- There were no 100% accurate Steel-type attacks until Generation IV.
- Up until Pokémon Platinum, Weedle was completely unable to damage Steel-type Pokémon because the only damaging move it could learn was Poison Sting, and Steel-types are immune to Template:Type2 moves. In Platinum, Weedle is able to learn Bug Bite via level-up, allowing it to do damage. However, Bug Bite isn't very effective against them.
- Magnemite and Magneton are Generation I Pokémon that became a Steel-type Pokémon in Generation II.
- Though Steel-type moves deal super-effective damage against both Ice- and Template:Type2 Pokémon, there has not yet been a Pokémon of that type combination, and therefore, Steel-type moves cannot currently deal 4× damage.
- All Steel-type moves consist of two words.
- Steel is the only type to have a type match up with every type in the game (Either defefensivly, offensively or both) including itself.
- Steel is the only type that has not had an attack of its type introduced in every generation since it was introduced in generation II. Dark would have had the same problem but Bite (introduced in generation I) was changed to be a dark type attack in Generation II.
In other languages
- Brazilian Portuguese: Metal, Metálico, Aço PS: Although the correct translation to Steel in portuguese would be Aço it's most commonly known in Brazil as Metal or Metalico, which mean respectively: Metal and Metallic.
- Dutch: Staal
- French: Acier
- German: Stahl
- Italian: Acciaio
- Japanese: はがね (鋼) hagane
- Korean: 강철 gangcheol
- Polish: Stalowy
- Spanish: Acero