Best Steel Pokemon


The Top Ten

1 Metagross Metagross Metagross, known in Japan as Metagross, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Get it hammer arm, gyro ball, earthquake, and explosion. Get it a relaxed nature so it raises its defense and lowers its speed. It is normally slow and has a nature to make it slower. This means not only does gyro ball get STAB but it also has more effect when you are slower. You might need to use hammer arm on some enemies, but that would make you slower, which makes gyro ball even stronger. Earthquake is good for getting other steel types, and also poison types, not that either of those would be able to hurt U.steel is weak to fire, so earthquake can help with that too. Ground is super-effective on electric and rock, too. If a steel type can use magnet rise or has levitate, use hammer arm. Only use explosion in an emergency, or if you have like 20 health left. It would make you die, but also probably the opponent, and if you have 20 hp you are probably going to die soon anyways.

It's my fave

Err. Yoo? What is that thing?

Joe, that is a metagross



Yeah, I brought metagross as our guest!

That ugly thing looks cool *Explosion sends them flying*

Metagross: META

Strong attacker. Good defender. Good shiny. What else is there to say?

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2 Lucario Lucario Lucario is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels, also appearing more.

Aura Sphere gonna kill you all. End of story.

Lucario got voted no. 1 fighting type, so let's make him no. 1 in steel, too. Although as good as Lucario is, Metagross is going to be some competition to outrank.

All of fighting's weaknesses got canceled out by his steel side, so he's got all the weaknesses of steel and that's it.

Hey, Lucario also has the best look. I mean, doesn't it look beast how he's kneeling down and is giving you a menacing stare (that's in heart gold/soul silver)?

Let's face it: Lucario is the best.

Lucario is so cool

Metagross is amazing but mega lucario will destroy legendary pokemon. Also fight type weakness is canceled out because it's a steel type, TAKE THAT ALAKZAM!

The best

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3 Aggron Aggron Aggron, known in Japan as Bossgodora, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

If you are going to use Aggron, you should mega evolve him, because un-mega evolved, he is really weak to Earthquake. - J_Of_Fire

Aggrons defense is a force to be recond with. When it mega evolves nothing stands in his way

Aggron is my favorite. When you combine it with Swampert in Emerald, the two are nearly unstoppable. The only downside is the fact that he is a steel- rock type and I think we all know how bad rock types are. Once he is in his mega evolution, Aggron drops the rock and becomes a pure steel type, which makes him even cooler than before. It also helps that he looks cool and even cooler in his mega evolution.

Eat your veggies

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4 Scizor Scizor

One weakness big move pool and high attack

Scizor has one type weakness. Has big move pool big atk stats and 3ven has type advantage over metagross. Moves to take out lucario and aggron. Scizor is number 1 and always will be

He is a beast...

My Scizor beat Mega Metagross before, silly people

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5 Skarmory Skarmory Skarmory, known in Japan as Airmd, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It is a very good spike setter and and it's very good flying second type makes it immune to ground, great defense, should be top 3 no doubt

Great Pokemon! It is way too low though on this top ten list

Being the only flying steel Pokemon and having those types work out greatly for each other, and having a high attack defense and speed is incredibly helpful and should be higher on this list, at least past lucario

It just rocks! It has only 2 weaknesses after countering both ground and fighting moves with it's type combination. Way high defense, awsaumn look and high attack. It should be number 1 on every flying or steel type pokemon list.

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6 Mawile Mawile

I think mawile is a great pokemon especially in its design... I know there's less likes for this pokemon because honestly they never see it in the pokemon anime. Very Understandable but only if this great pokemon had one chance to just WHACK a very strong pokemon like EVERY OTHER POKEMON did we wouldn't have this issue? EHHH EHH?

One of my favorite Pokemon, and definitely an awesome and creative design for a Steel-Type

Should be higher

Why hasn't Mawile got more votes!

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7 Steelix Steelix

Steelix = Super Powered Onix, I'm shocked its not higher up, its super massive and potentially super powerful, and it's the icon of what a Steel type Pokemon should be..

Onix is best so I think it is best it can defeat a jigglypuff if trained hard because fairy weakness is poison and steel

Love it found shiny YAASAAAWAAWAA

I have the mega ex of him

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8 Aegislash Aegislash Aegislash is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in Gen 6, it is a Steel/Ghost Pokemon. It is the evolved form of Doublade, and the final evolve form of Honedge. Classified as the Royal Sword Pokemon, it is said to detect innate qualities of leadership. According to legend, anyone more.

Me: (Sees Aegislash is not #1) NANI?
But seriously, COME ON, Aegs is way too good. Shadow sneak, swords dance, anyone?

The perfect pokemon


Aegislash is so OP. He was actually the main reason I beat the elite four. His attack and special attack stats are as high as raquaza's. King's Sheild and sacrad sword we're pretty legit. My aegislash's attacks we're 1. Sacrad sword 2. King's Sheild 3. Iron head. And 4. Fury cutter. Aegislash could win against Metagross any day.

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9 Magnezone Magnezone

Metagross is built for attack, but what about magnezone. Its sp. Attack is awesome plus with the right moves and items it can take one the most powerful of Pokemon. Teaching it thunder and flash cannon is a good idea because of STAB. Hyper beam is one of the most powerful special moves. If magnezone has the ability magnet pull give it a focus sash and teach it mirror coat for Pokemon who emphasis on special attack.

A special attack to rival the best of pokemon, an ability that is the nightmare of other steel types, and a decent all around tank makes Magnezone one of the best steel types in my mind.

My favourite Pokemon overall, him and his family are my favourite. I love their design and stats, especially his sp.atk of 130.

Definitely my favorite Pokemon

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10 Empoleon Empoleon Empoleon, known in Japan as Emperte, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

No, Empoleon isn't the best steel type. It's in fact the best water type, the best steel type, the best starter and the best Pokemon. It has a great defensive AND offensive typing, it can roll with any item easily, it has a great movepool and it can counter all of its weaknesses easily. Fighting types? Drill Peck. Ground types? Ice Beam, Scald, Waterfall, Surf, Hydro Pump and Grass Knot. Electric types? Earthquake. It also has great base stats.

Even though it doesn't have a Mega Evo it is still badass. Steel Wing, Scald, Earthquake, Drill Peck

I do think that empoleon is a really good Pokemon. On my x game I have a level 67 piplup. My problem is piplup is just so darn cute I don't want to evolve him. Empoleon's steel type gets rid of the electric weakness.

My favorite

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The Contenders

11 Dialga Dialga Dialga, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

God of time and the best steel type pokemon

That can't be.Dialga is the most powerful steel type pokemon

Way better than metagross

Dialga is basically a mini arceus if you think about it because they are both powerful and dialga controls time so he should be in at least number 2 or 3

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12 Heatran Heatran

Best moves are Magma Storm, Ancient Power, Lava Plume, Crunch and more

Heatren is the best Pokemon anybody could get so you should really only vote for this guy me and him beat the Pokemon league alone and we did it with nothing to heal with. and he was only at level 50 and he did not ever go on Pokemon amy or super training and I am not lying. he is insanely inecredibley strong if anybody is reading this and they like heatmor they have a heck of some taste and if you don't know what that means it means you have a really good choice.

Duh, fire immunity. Heatran is mad ugly but it deserves a top 10 tier on a steel team!

Heatran is epic. He is also my favourite Pokemon and is really strong. #magma storm

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13 Escavalier

Escavalier is the best well not the best...

The only problem it has is it lacks reliable recovery. If it got horn leech or something of the sort, it would be a God

Awesome, the only problem with it is you have to trade with Shelmet to evolve it. Better than Scizor I think.

Escavalier is sucks because it's stats only 495 and no have mega evolutions...

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14 Jirachi Jirachi Jirachi, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Oh my god. How is this 12th?! Jirachi is so cute and powerful! You must admit, it has good attacks. Jirachi is like, so underrated! Give Jirachi some love!

Jirachi is probably the only steel type I know that doesn't look angry. Or looks happy.

Jirachi is best pokemon and my favourite pokemon. He can do fairy type attacks

Jirachi can also heal itself with wish. This makes for a fun combo.

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15 Bisharp Bisharp

A sucker punch from this guy after a swords dance is DEVASTATING, having 4 times weakness to fighting means nothing if they can't survive a single round against him. Grab defiant, and an attack increasing nature and you're all set. For moves, I liked running swords dance, iron head, sucker punch, and knock off for the utility. As for looks, he has the color scheme that I oftentimes find myself wishing other Pokemon could have.

Laugh out loud don't know whats going on with retarded Pokemon fans. Bisharp has more stats then a skarmory and yet he lands here -_- and Bisharp is more cooler looking than skarmory or lucario and sacrifices all for his attack night slash will kill anyone when powered up with sword dance he is immune to psychic and poison types. HE IS FULL OF BIGASS SHINY BLADES ALL AROUND ITS BODY

Although he has a quad weakness to fighting, he's immune to both physic AND poison. If you train him properly, his attack stat can go through the roof.

BISHARP IS BEAST! I have a shiny one on x and y and he tears through teams! Once he gets a swords dance, sucker punch, iron head, and pursuit wrecks everything! VOTE FOR THIS GUY!

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16 Aron Aron Aron, known in Japan as Cokodora, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I just loved catching my first Aron in hoenn! I couldn't wait for it to be an aggron

Amazing, evolving into Aggron can take time but it's SO #WORTH. Aron is really cute and powerful in it's own sense too

Just because Aron one of my favorite Pokemon. And because I made list it gave some power to the order of it. Best doesn't always have to be best in battles. - Pikatwo

Hot and sexy pokemon

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17 Excadrill Excadrill

With an insane Attack stat and an awesome ability to boot, Excadrill can really tear up the battlefield. Either set up a sandstorm or get a Sand-Stream user to do it for you, it's game other. End of. On the other hand, its design screams badass.

Wow. That's almost all I have to say. My favorite steel type and ground type. Grass won't do as much, due to it being a half steel type, and it has three obvious weaknesses water, fighting, and fire, which it being a part ground type, can cover with a move like bulldoze or earthquake. And the design is amazing. I mean, who doesn't want a pokemon with two weaknesses and is Edward scizorhands?

One thing to say excadrill is awesome

Insanely high attack stats and with Sand Rush you get an incredible fast killing machine!

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18 Registeel Registeel

One of the best Pokémons ever.

Registeel has amazing defenses and because of its pure steel type it has many resistances an immunity but only 3 weaknesses

Sure it has good defences and all, but its not that great to use. People think its amazing because a lot of people just think "Oh! It's a legend so it must be good! "

Awesome steel type golem robot but I love thos guy

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19 Mega Aggron

Best of the best

210 defense. Heavy slam, sturdy + metal burst, iron tail, iron head, head smash + rock head, earthquake, and I could go on.

Rest/Sleep Talk/Substitute/Dragon Tail

Sweep half a team for an easy timeout win.

How the hell dose this have such a low rating

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20 Genesect Genesect Genesect, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Really guys really this is a better version of scizor because of techno blast has one weakness and can learn ice beam discharge water techno blast fly signal beam flash cannon. A perfect partner for almost anything and is my tied favourite pokemon. It's so diverse with great ability amazing type coverage and has awesome all round stats with phenomenal speed and sp art.

The plates will help it over come fire so that will help it win its battles I don�'t see how thing is number 21

It's my favourite mythical and steel pokemon - TENTACRUEL

I love Genesect

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21 Foretress

A really great wall. My most dependable Pokemon in Pokemon colleseum. It has one weakness, fire. It learn very great competitive moves, such as spikes, toxic, explosion, earthquake and rapid Spin etc.

Stealth Rock, Rapid Spin, though I use odd things like Counter and Volt Switch on it, and it works great.

Tw shot a Mewtwo with this

He da best

22 Ferrothorn

Utility is this Pokemon's name and it can be near impossible to wear down at times. With typing that's exclusive to it's line and great defenses it already has many unique attributes and it's support movepool is one of the best there is. It's no slouch on the offense either and can dish out strong Gyro Balls and Power Whips if necessary. Steels are amazing as ever and Ferrothorn is one of the defining Pokemon's of it's typing as it constantly proves to be incredibly useful for the trainer in battle and pain for the opponent to beat.

Ferrothorn should be in the top 7 at least. It might be slow, but gyro ball makes up for its speed because lower speed makes gyro ball so OP + STAB makes it so good. Also, iron barbs is so good. When an opponent uses a move that attacks multiple times, that opponent dies if they use something like double slap.

Ferrothorn is fantastic defensively and is well supported with an attack stat above 90. His speed is terrible, but actually allows Gyro Ball to hit for 280 (also due to STAB). Overlooked but very useful!

Ferret horn is so tanky with gyro ball and leech seed

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23 Lairon


Should be higher than aron it evolves from it - legendary

Lairon should be higher than Aron as its second form of Aron

Looks cool

24 Bastiodon Bastiodon


How the hell is probopass beating this thing it is better than that piece of garbage and it is a dinosaur thing. VOTE BASTIODON!

Surprised he wasn't anywhere on the list. I mean he's not incredible but I can see him taking the number 15 spot in exchange for excadrill.

I wish rampardos was a steel type he is way better than bastiodon. He learns head smash and giga impact, all a super-OP move

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25 Probopass Probopass

I like this Pokemon

It looks like Jeromeasf

This Pokemon is so good should at least be 8th just because of its awesome special defense

Awesome Pokemon this should be at least 8th because of its mad special defines

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26 Klinklang Klinklang

Shift Gear is still a fantastic stat boosting move and Gear Grind can really pack a punch.

I Think klinklang is good with magnetic flux - RainbowDedenne

I need this to be a defensive wall for my team

Most people are obviously voting based on looks and nostalgia.

Klingklang is actually one of the best Steel-types if you train it right. It surprisingly has very good speed, and it has good Sp. Attack, with good moves to go along with it. It is also sturdy, like all Steel-types.

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27 Bronzong Bronzong

Nice looking bell pokemon

Bronzong might not be a good attacker and is really slow but if you give him trick room, gyro ball, toxic and stealth rock he can tank up damage and whittle down the foes health

Steel and psychic, just like metagross, a very powerful typing and some great stats

He's the slowest Pokemon ever. This makes Gyro Ball actually useful, but it's still only 5 PP. I'd still go for Lucario over Bronzong any day of the week, but I also battle better with fast hard-hitting Pokemon than with grinders.

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28 Arceus Arceus Arceus is a legendary Pokémon from the Pókemon series. He first appeared in the 18th Pokémon movie alongside other Legendary Pokémon.



Arceus can change to any type

With Iron Plate - Idontneedausername

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29 Mega Metagross

Come on! New alpha sapphire omega ruby It's a new mega! I have no idea what it's like but it looks epic!

Its op

30 Kartana Kartana Kartana is a dual-type Grass/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. It is one of the Ultra Beasts and is known by the code name UB-04 Blade.

He might have paper sp def but his attack will slaughter any pokemon sacred sword,leaf blade,smart strike,and to wrap it up you can set up with sword dance.

31 Alolan Sandslash Alolan Sandslash

Alolan Sandslash with the ability Slush Rush can be a really good Pokemon! Let it know Hail and Iron Defense and it will be fast and a really good wall.


Stong pokemon and competivally the strongest of all with alolan nintails
I would reccomand an adamant nature with metalhead and icecle crash

32 Durant Durant

Only with you could Get it earlier in the games

This is easily one of the best steel types. HOW is it that metagross is number one and has 4 weaknesses. Yet durant is number 28 and he only has 1. REALLY.

Has incredible speed and good moves like dig and iron head

Has high attack and speed and doesn't get hurt by poison

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33 Solgaleo Solgaleo Solgaleo is a dual Psychic/Steel Legendary Pokèmon introduced in Generation VII. It evolves from Cosmoem when leveled up in Pokemon Sun starting at level 53.It is one of Cosmog's final forms,the other being Lunala. Solgaleo takes a special form called the Radiant Sun phase when it uses Sunsteel strikes. more.

My ultra sun game I have him he is around 80-85 and he has like 350 hp or around that

Just look at its stats its op

I like cats I like this pokemon 10/10 but the shiny is crap

Come on people it can defeat any pokemon

34 Cobalion Cobalion Cobalion, known in Japan as Cobalon, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Cobalion is a powerhouse pokemon

I though cobalion is a legendary Pokemon with quiet high defense and the leader of the swords of justice

It may be the leader of the Swords of Justice but realistically it is outclassed by Terrakion and Keldeo.

It is the best Pokemon ever Same With Houndoom AMD Walrein

35 Alolan Sandshrew
36 Melmetal Melmetal
37 Honedge
38 Magneton Magneton Magneton, known in Japan as Rarecoil, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Magneton + Eviolite has surprised several opponents with its durability, and the Sp.Atk is almost Magnezone-level, while also slightly faster.
But mostly, I like the design.

39 Magnemite Magnemite

The best. - henry_danger_is_great

The steel pokemon before steel pokemon were even a type, that's got to count for something.

40 Forretress Forretress

Forestress is aweson his bide is very suitable for his defensense

41 Stakataka Stakataka

I write this for celesteela it is a ultra beast!

Best Ultra beast! It is powerfuler then Guzzlord. It is like a stak of live bricks with legs.

42 Meltan Meltan

Pokemon go. Yote Yote. NOOT NOOT

43 Doublade Doublade

Give it an evolite and WHAM, pretty much an invincible Pokemon

44 Nosepass Nosepass

It isn't even a steel type. it is just rock

Nosepass is a Rock type. R.I.P


45 Beldum Beldum

Look at it this way: if you get him at the beginning, he's a very solid beginner. especially since he becomes Metagross, and Metagross can become M Metagross! If you get him, you could work your way up and choose the moves you want for your Metagross.

46 Togedemaru Togedemaru Togedemaru is a spherical, rodent-like Pokémon. Most of its front is white, while its back is primarily gray. It has black eyes, a short pointed snout with a black nose, and a circular, yellow marking on each cheek. Scattered across its back are yellow and brown triangular markings, which this Pokémon more.
47 Klang Klang

Klang is the best steel type ever made

48 Celesteela Celesteela Celesteela is a dual-type Steel/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. It is one of the Ultra Beasts and is known by the code name UB-04 Blaster.
49 Pawniard Pawniard
50 Klefki Klefki

Calm Mind + Iron Defense + Flash Cannon + Dazzling Gleam

A key to champion and victory!

A key to victory.

Taken out multiple teams of legendaries with naught but a Klefki. And just look at it. It's hilarious.

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