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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 (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.
||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 any Steel-type Pokémon (except for Dusk Mane Necrozma), as well as both Zacian and Zamazenta. Silvally can also learn the move regardless as to if it is holding a Memory or not. 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.
||Toughing It Out!
||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