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Steel Beam (Japanese: てっていこうせん Beam of Steely Resolve) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation VIII.
Steel Beam inflicts damage, and the user takes damage equal to half of its maximum HP, rounded up.
||The user fires a beam of steel that it collected from its entire body. This also damages the user.
A Move Tutor will teach Steel Beam to a Steel-type Pokémon. It can be taught to Silvally while it is holding the Steel Memory, as well as both Zacian and Zamazenta. The Move Tutor is:
- In April 2019, prior to the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, CoroCoro Comics May ran a contest where fans could name the strongest Steel-type move. Steel Beam was the move that won this contest.
- The Japanese name of this move literally means an "all-out resistance" (徹底抗戦 tettei-kōsen), while also incorporating puns on 鋼鉄 kōtetsu (steel) and 光線 kōsen (beam).
- Steel Beam is tied with Doom Desire for having the highest base power of all Steel-type moves, excluding Z-Moves, Max Moves, and G-Max Moves.
In other languages
||鐵蹄光線 Tittàih Gwōngsin
||鐵蹄光線 / 铁蹄光线 Tiětí Guāngxiàn
||철저광선 Cheoljeo Gwangseon