Best Steel Pokemon

The Top Ten Best Steel Pokemon

1 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.

Arms that crush Pokemon skulls. Insane attacks that will tear bodies apart. Amazing resistances and high defenses. If this Pokemon sat next to Arceus, he would think twice before approaching our hero. A mega evolution that sweeps even the best teams. Surprising agility makes it kill faster than it's opponent. A glare that says, "Get out of my way, or I'll show you what I can do." The sanctum of steel. The maker of metal. The strength of psychic. Who is it that I am referring to? It's Metagross.

Mega metagross would beat mega lucario in a fight. Also 2nd best non legendary poke in doubles, but incineroar is still a bit better in my opinion.

Just awesome and so much powerful. It has a base stat total of six hundred. It's speed is poor comparing to its other stats. It has a base speed of seventy. But it can learn agility to deal with its speed. Powerful in attack and defense no doubtly makes it the best steel Pokemon.

2 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.

Metagross is 1st?
Lucario is awesome, even if he didn't have a Mega Evolution. - Inteleon777

Mega ligations is a beast, it can learn a ton of different moves based on whatever you want to use it for, it can learn steel, psychic, dragon and fighting type moves withought Tms and tutors

Lucario, my favourite Pokemon, my first shiny and the one who helps me beat anything in my path! Seriously when battling against friends they always give me the death stare because they can't beat my Lucario. I always need one on my team and god that speed! That speed has won me a lot of battles... Lucario need to be top, I mean look at HIM. Obviously he need to be top.

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

Aggron is a bad competitive pokemon unless you know how to use him

I have to admit that Aggron is one of the best steel types. its ability is Rock Head, There fore it cannot take recoil damage, making its use of double-edge very effective. Aggron has a great move set, being able to learn electric, fighting, rock, and dark moves as well as its base types, steel and ground. His speed isn't very high, which is why his move autotomize is good, boosting his speed stat. It is also a massive tank. its defense is so high, not even a fighting move will one shot it. It can also mega-evolve in gen 6, making it even better.

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

My aggron can literally take a stab earthquake twice and rip a hole in his foes team with head smash and iron head (which are both stabs). Add in earthquake and aqua tail and you have a force to be recond with.

4 Scizor Scizor, known in Japan as Hassam, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I have him and he is a total beast. He has been a nothing more than a powerhouse in many battles. And with only one weakness compared to the 4 that Metagross has, the three Lucario has, the three Aggron has, three for Empoleon, 2 for skarmory, 4 for excadrill, and 4 for steelix, it kind of makes me mad he's not higher on this list. He has great stats, a solid move pool and a mega evolution to boot. It's speed is massive if trained right and if you give it a decent set of moves to work with it's speed, it can even deal with fire types before they have a chance to do anything. Scizor for the win!

Scizor is a tank. With one weakness (yeah Fire type coverage is everywhere), it has 8 resistances (1/4 damage from Grass types) and an immunity to the common status inflicting Poison type. Come on people, its no contest who's the best steel type

PS: it was me who spoke about Mew under best Psychic types. Yeah, I'm still angry.

Scizor is really awesome. It has a good base attack stat and it looks awesome. It can also learn some powerful moves!

Why isn't. He number 1 he only has one weakness and one of the bast base attack

5 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?

Why hasn't Mawile got more votes!

Mawile origin is very scary and it's to especially its mega 105 attack and huge power that doubles the Pokemon attack stat that makes it's attack stat 210 the highest attack stat of all

In my opinion I like Mawile better than mega mawile because it can be a very good physical attacker while also saving your mega slot for a even better mega such as mega gengar

6 Steelix Steelix, known in Japan as Haganeil, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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..

Steelix is AMAZING! I used him, and took out the entire Dragon Gym in Pokemon White 2 by himself. His Defense is epic, and he can definitely hold his own in any battle.

Iron tail, Earthquake than whatever you want. Ground makes fire no threat, and can't be hit by poison type moves.

I don't understand why steelix is considered weak. It can learn earthquake which makes fire no threat. Teach it rock slide and fire types with levitate are done. After that it can also mega evolve.

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

Look, competitive life orb dialga is just overpowered. This typing gives it coverage from fairy and ice, which are the usually dragon enemies. It has a moderately middle level speed, so screw you trick room steelix. Roar of time might not be the best move, but earth power can cover a lot of enemies for you, and for fighting dragon types, all you need to do is throw a few Draco meteor or dragon pulses at it

I think people are forgetting about Dialga. Sure there are plenty of great steel types but Dialga's raw power is what makes it automatically a uber Pokemon.

Why isn't dialga higher? IT CAN CONTROL TIME! And it's stats are awesome, both offensive land defensively. It's the second best of any pokemon ( except mewtwo) and can learn roar of time

Dialga is a beast. One thing that I like about Dialga is the type combination. It is the only Steel/Dragon in the whole franchise (#I do not know how to spell it! ). I like Dialga over Palkia and Giratina (and Arceus! ). I say that Palkia should be Psychic/Dragon but were not in a Palkia conversation. I bet Dialga should get 1st place.

8 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.

This Pokemon a fast and powerful tank with 3 immunities and a load of resistance. Honestly should defenetly be number one.

I still cannot grasp the fact that Aegislash isn't number one yet, or at least at the time of writing this. It is by far the best steel Pokemon, both defensively and offensively, as its attack AND defense match mega Metagross, yet does not take up the mega slot. It is also faster. It's signature move, kings shield, is just an enhanced protect! Not to mention its good typing.

There are so many great steel types, but aegislash takes my vote because of its great ability. Get it with swords dance or iron defense depending on how you use it, shadow sneak, iron head, and sacred sword, making it a great wall and sweeper at the same time, a force to be reckoned with, the gen 6 Pokemon really should get more credit.

This is probably one of my favorite Pokemon, It learns amazing moves, and before I knew it, it was 20 levels over everything I battled because of it's amazing level up speed. It can destroy everything with sacred sword, and if not, then he'll smash them apart with iron head. I couldn't believe how quickly the elite four got wrecked with this Pokemon. he is really one of the best.

9 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.

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.

It takes care of the fire and ground type weakness of steel, and the electric weakness of water. It's awesome!

Empoleon is a Pokemon which you can pull out and tank almost anything. He is one of my favourite tanks

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

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 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

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.

The Contenders

11 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.

Definitely my favorite Pokemon

The best of steel nothing can stand up to its wrath when they get into a fight what it

12 Excadrill

Excadrill (M) @ Air Balloon

Trait: Sand Rush

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

Drill Run

Metal Claw


Giga Impact

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

13 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!

14 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

15 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

16 Registeel

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

I've always loved the regi's but he is by far the best

17 Mega Aggron

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

Best of the best

18 Mega Lucario

Lucario rocks alone'how good ios its mega

Should be 5

He has mad attacking stats.I mean 145 BASE stats.He should be number 1 or 2 but probally 2 because Metagross is awesome.

This thing should be number one.It has a base 145 attack stat.Plus he has priority.Why the heck os he lower than Lucario.Huh somebody tell me 1 god reason why.

19 Mega Mawile

How is this unranked? one of the best pokemon. (By how cool it looks)

20 Lairon

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

Should be higher than aron it evolves from it - legendary


Looks cool

21 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

Such a tank Guaranteed awesomeness

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!

If it has 0 speed EVs, its gyro ball is devastating to fairies. Its spiky barbs hurt, and then you can just switch in heatran when your opponent puts in a fire type, and then bam, flash fire and magma storm the crap out of your opponent's Pokemon. My best monotype steel team always includes this guy, and with leech seed+leftovers, he restores like 10% of his hp every turn. My #1 fairy killer recommended to everyone. He works as a lead too with spikes, and as if that wasn't enough, he can sweep water and ground types with power whip. Grass normally has a bunch of weaknesses, but steel is immune to poison, and strong against ice, so that helps too. Steel is amazing defensively, and grass has great sp. at, so this guy is the perfect ferro-storm. (Get it)

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

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

My absolute favorite legendary Pokémon. Why is he number 20? He is super good. With techno blast he op

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.

It's my favourite mythical and steel pokemon - TENTACRUEL

24 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

25 Probopass Probopass, known in Japan as Dainose, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

It looks like Jeromeasf

I like this Pokemon

26 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.

27 Bronzong

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.

Bronzong should be number 2. OK I admit he's no were a near as good as metagross but with the right moves it could wipe the floor with lucario VOTE BRONZONG! His defense and special defense are outstanding wipes out 7th gym in platinum no problem. He's also easy to get just evolve bronzor at level 33 and all your problems will be solved.

28 Magnemite

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

The best. - henry_danger_is_great

29 Escavalier

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...

He as great ability

30 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



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

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.

Cobalion is a powerhouse pokemon

It is the best Pokemon ever Same With Houndoom AMD Walrein

32 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.

I don't know what it is about him but he is just so bad ass looking

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.

33 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

34 Durant

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

Reasonable stats, immunity to poison and cool design!

35 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

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

I think for the build up of sun he's pretty great

Come on people it can defeat any pokemon

36 Melmetal

His stats are well spread out, so he can be very useful in many situations.

meltid metal

37 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

38 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

39 Alolan Sandshrew
40 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.

I love the other worldly design. it looks like it came straight out of stranger things ( that's a compiment)

41 Meltan

Pokemon go. Yote Yote. NOOT NOOT

42 Corviknight
43 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.

44 Magneton Magneton, known in Japan as Rarecoil, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I like its design and he's on my team and he can pack a punch

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.

45 Honedge
46 Forretress

Forestress is aweson his bide is very suitable for his defensense

47 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.
48 Stakataka

I write this for celesteela it is a ultra beast!

this gaint tank could beat trumps wall any day

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

49 Doublade

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

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

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

Nosepass is a Rock type. R.I.P


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