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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.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Steel Beam inflicts damage, and the user takes damage equal to half of its maximum HP rounded up (unless it has Magic Guard).
The user of Steel Beam will take damage even if the target is protected from it, if it hits a substitute, or if the move misses. If Steel Beam fails due to there being no targets (i.e. if all Pokémon in range fainted before the move was used), the user does not take damage.
Rock Head and Reckless do not affect Steel Beam.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Steel Beam cannot be selected in a battle.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Steel Beam is usable and functions as it did in Sword and Shield. Its base power is changed from 140 to 120. Steel Beam is a recoil move in this game.
||The user fires a beam of steel that it collected from its entire body. This also damages the user.
||This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
A Move Tutor will teach Steel Beam to any Steel-type Pokémon (except for Dusk Mane Necrozma), as well as both Zacian and Zamazenta. Arceus and Silvally can also learn the move regardless of their current type. The Move Tutor is:
In other games
||The user takes damage equal to 50% of its maximum HP. The damage is taken even when the attack fails.
- Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): The user takes damage equal to half of its maximum HP. The damage is taken even if the attack fails.
In the anime
|The user fires a beam of steel that it collected from its entire body. This also damages the user.
||First Used In
||Duraludon lands on all fours and gathers an orb of bluish-silver energy in front of its mouth. It then fires a beam of energy from the orb at the opponent. This also causes Duraludon to lose stamina upon using the move.
||Toughing It Out!
||An orb of bluish-silver energy forms in front of one of Mega Lucario's hands. It then fires a beam of energy from the orb at the opponent.
||A Battle of Mega Versus Max!
||An orb of bluish-silver energy forms in front of Lucario's hands. It then fires a beam of energy from the orb at the opponent.
||Battling in the Freezing Raid!
||Goh's Rotom Phone
||Steel Beam uses up energy from Duraludon's body and, in exchange, releases vast amounts of power.
In other generations
Spin-off series games
In other languages