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.

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.

Why do you think the Horn champion uses it? Metagross is a tank and combined with physical moves can one shot most things just make sure you bring a Pokémon that can deal with fire types...

It's my fave

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.

Best it is

He is bad ass

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

3 Aggron 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

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

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.

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

4 Scizor Scizor

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.

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 my favourite pokémon

There's a reason why Scizor is in OU as one of the best pokemon in the whole metagame. Have any of you read Smogon? Well if you did, you'd see what I'm talking about. Scizor has.a great defensive typing in Bug/Steel, giving it an incredible 8 resistances and only ONE weakness! Not to mention an immunity to the irritating poison status. This beast deserves the top spot in this poll.

5 Steelix Steelix

I love his look and his Mega form

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.

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

The best water type starter.

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!

7 Mawile Mawile

Great design, good attack. Should be higher up on this list.

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!

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

8 Dialga 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

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

9 Skarmory 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

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

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.

10 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.

Definitely my favorite Pokemon

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


The Contenders

11 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

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.


12 Excadrill Excadrill

Best steel type. should be in top 10.

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 Bisharp

Can destroy metagross

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.

14 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

15 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.

16 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

17 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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18 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

19 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

20 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

21 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

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

My favorite steel/bug type

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.

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

23 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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24 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.

25 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.

26 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...

27 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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28 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.

29 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

30 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

31 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

Yes! Solgaleo is the best. It’s in the Psych type too! - ArcticWolf

Just look at its stats its op

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

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32 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

33 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

34 Melmetal Melmetal

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

35 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

36 Alolan Sandshrew
37 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.

38 Corviknight
39 Honedge
40 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.

41 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.

42 Forretress Forretress

Forestress is aweson his bide is very suitable for his defensense

43 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.
44 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.

45 Meltan Meltan

Pokemon go. Yote Yote. NOOT NOOT

46 Doublade Doublade

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

47 Nosepass Nosepass

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

Nosepass is a Rock type. R.I.P


48 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.

49 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.
50 Klang Klang

Klang is the best steel type ever made

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