All Steel-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances

Four Steel-type Pokemon in a Scarlet and Violet background

Steel-type Pokemon are tough as nails, but they also have weaknesses trainers can exploit to defeat them, so here’s everything you need to know about Steel-types, including weaknesses, strengths, and resistances.

Steel-type Pokemon are one of the most powerful types in the franchise and can take a beating thanks to their durability and many resistances. While they weren’t in the franchise in the beginning, they’re now one of the most popular Pokemon types out there, with many fans, iconic creatures, and specialists throughout many games.

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Steel types aren’t invincible, however, and they have weaknesses players can take advantage of in battle. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know to face a Steel-type Pokemon in battle, including weaknesses, resistances, and immunities.

What are Steel-type Pokemon

Steel-type Pokemon are easy to spot since they have a lot of metal in their designs and sometimes look like robots or futuristic creatures.

They were introduced in Gen 2 along with Dark-type Pokemon to balance out Normal and Psychic-type Pokemon that were overpowered in Gen 1. On average, Steel-type Pokemon have the highest Physical Defense of all types.

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Although the number of resistances decreased in Gen 6, Steel is still the most resistant type of them all with ten in total. Pure Steel-type Pokemon can’t be poisoned, except when affected by the Corrosion ability, and can’t be hurt by sandstorms.

A lot of Steel-type Pokemon are dual types, which means their resistances can stack up to 12. Luckily, they also have weaknesses to exploit.

Magnemite added its Steel typing in Gen 2.

All Steel-type Pokemon weaknesses

Steel-type Pokemon are weak to Fire, Ground, and Fighting-type moves. If you’re fighting a Steel-type Pokemon, you should rely on those categories for a quick victory.

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While there are some dual Fighting/Fire and Fighting/Ground-type Pokemon you can pick, you should also keep in mind that many Steel-type Pokemon are dual types with different weaknesses to acknowledge.

Steel-type moves are not very effective against Electric-type Pokemon, so you can also use that to your advantage.

All Steel-type Pokemon resistances

Steel-type Pokemon can resist the following types of attacks:

  • Normal
  • Flying
  • Rock
  • Bug
  • Grass
  • Psychic
  • Ice
  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Steel

It’s important to note that pure Steel-type Pokemon are also immune to Poison-type moves, so you should stick with super-effective Fire, Ground, and Fighting-type attacks just to be sure.

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Although they won’t be a walk in the park, now you’re ready to take on any Steel-type Pokemon in your way, whether you’re playing Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, or any other adventure.

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