Top 10 Best Steel Type Pokemon

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

Give it Hammer Arm, Gyro Ball, Earthquake, and Explosion. Give it a Relaxed nature to raise its Defense and lower its Speed. Since it is normally slow and has a nature to make it slower, not only does Gyro Ball get STAB, but it also becomes more effective when you are slower.

You might need to use Hammer Arm on some enemies, but that would make you slower, which in turn makes Gyro Ball even stronger.

Earthquake is good for dealing with other Steel types and Poison types, not that either of those would be able to hurt Metagross much. Steel is weak to Fire, so Earthquake can help with that too. Ground is super-effective against Electric and Rock types as well. If a Steel type can use Magnet Rise or has Levitate, use Hammer Arm.

Only use Explosion in an emergency or if you have about 20 health left. It would cause you to faint, but it would probably also defeat the opponent. And if you have 20 HP, you are probably going to faint soon anyway.

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... read more

Aura Sphere is going to kill you all. End of story.

Lucario got voted number one Fighting type, so let's make him number one in Steel too. Although as good as Lucario is, Metagross is going to be some competition to outrank.

All of Fighting's weaknesses are 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 giving you a menacing stare? That's in HeartGold/SoulSilver.

Let's face it: Lucario is the best.

While Metagross is at the top of this list, and for good reason, we can't just ignore Lucario. Not only is he a Steel-Fighting type, but he is weak to almost nothing except... Steel. And while his stat totals are far inferior to Metagross, his moves are unique compared to Metagross'. Aura Sphere is something nobody should be ignoring.

And while Metagross is likely deserving of the number-one spot, and Aggron is by far one of the best Pokémon out there, I cannot argue with this system. Maybe Lucario too deserves more credit.

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

I have to admit that Aggron is one of the best Steel types. Its ability is Rock Head, so 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.

Its Speed isn't very high, which is why its move Autotomize is good, boosting its 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.

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

A competitive Life Orb Dialga is just overpowered. Its typing gives it coverage against Fairy and Ice, which are usually dragons' enemies.

It has moderately high speed, so Trick Room Steelix is not a problem. Roar of Time might not be the best move, but Earth Power can cover a lot of enemies. For fighting dragon types, all you need to do is throw a few Draco Meteors or Dragon Pulses at them.

Dialga is a beast. One thing I like about Dialga is the type combination. It is the only Steel/Dragon in the whole franchise. I prefer Dialga over Palkia and Giratina (and Arceus!).

I think Palkia should be Psychic/Dragon, but we're not discussing Palkia. I believe Dialga should get 1st place.

5 Scizor Scizor, known in Japan as Hassam, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It is a Bug - Steel type, and was first introduced in the Gen 2 games (Gold and Silver) in 1999.

I have him, and he is a total beast. He has been nothing more than a powerhouse in many battles. With only one weakness compared to the four that Metagross has, the three Lucario has, the three Aggron has, three for Empoleon, two for Skarmory, four for Excadrill, and four 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. His Speed is massive if trained right, and if you give it a decent set of moves to work with its Speed, it can even deal with Fire types before they have a chance to do anything. Scizor for the win!

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

If you teach him Heavy Slam, since Steelix has a lot of weight, it does, in my opinion, more damage than Gyro Ball. Earthquake is a good coverage move and deals a significant amount of damage. Ice Fang also covers Flying and Ground types and has a chance of freezing your opponent.

Finally, I use Stealth Rock since it helps in battles against other Pokémon. His Defense is super high, so physical attacks won't do much. Steelix is a force to be reckoned with and a very good Pokémon.

I don't understand why Steelix is considered weak. It can learn Earthquake, which makes Fire types no threat. Teach it Rock Slide, and Fire types with Levitate are done.

After that, it can also Mega Evolve.

7 Mawile

Mega Mawile should honestly be #1. It has a 105 base attack stat, and its ability Huge Power gives it an effective attack stat of 210. You can give it Swords Dance, Iron Head, Play Rough, and Knock Off, and it can literally destroy everything. Even Lugia and Deoxys-A will think twice about switching in. And that's without Swords Dance.

Also, Knock Off versus Mega Metagross equals RIP Metagross. Never forget.

She is a textbook example of being adorable, despite the jaw on her back. Prior to Gen 6, she was underappreciated because of her mediocre base stats, with an average attack as her best stat.

With Huge Power and Fairy typing, she becomes one of the best potential sweepers. However, Fire and Ground type Pokémon, Spikes, and strong Choice Scarf users can still sweep her.

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... read more

Aegislash is one of the two non-Legendary, non-Mega Pokémon in the Uber tier (the other being Blaziken), and it's easy to see why. With its insane Attack and Defense stats that come along with its different forms, it is a powerhouse.

My personal favorite set is King's Shield, Toxic, Shadow Ball (yes, my Aegislash is special), and Flash Cannon. Toxic the opponent, then alternate between King's Shield and your attacks. I swept an entire team with this strategy.

For an item, I would go with Leftovers to regain health. Next, let's talk about its typing. Steel/Ghost gives it three immunities and nine resistances.

Finally, its design and Shiny variant. A haunted sword? I want to give a medal to whoever thought up that concept. And don't get me started on the Shiny. It's black and has a red outline. So darn cool. All in all, Aegislash is one great Pokémon!

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

No, Empoleon isn't just the best Steel type. It's, in fact, the best Water type, the best Steel type, the best starter, and the best Pokémon. It has great defensive and offensive typing, can work with any item easily, has a great move pool, and 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 Pokémon. 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.

10 Magnezone

Metagross is built for attack, but what about Magnezone? Its Special Attack is awesome, and with the right moves and items, it can take on the most powerful Pokémon.

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 Pokémon that emphasize special attack.

Why isn't Magnezone tied with Metagross? He is basically the special attack counterpart of Metagross. They should be twins with the same total base stats, with Special Attack being higher for Magnezone and Attack being higher for Metagross.

But they end up having the same total base stats.

The Contenders
11 Excadrill

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 half Steel type. It has three obvious weaknesses: Water, Fighting, and Fire, which, being part Ground type, it can cover with a move like Bulldoze or Earthquake.

And the design is amazing. I mean, who doesn't want a Pokémon with only two weaknesses and is like Edward Scissorhands?

With an insane attack stat and an awesome ability to boot, Excadrill can really tear up the battlefield. Set up a sandstorm or get a Sand Stream user to do it for you, and it's game over. End of story.

On the other hand, its design screams badass.

12 Bisharp

A Sucker Punch from this guy after a Swords Dance is devastating. Having a 4x 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 like running Swords Dance, Iron Head, Sucker Punch, and Knock Off for utility. As for looks, he has a color scheme that I often wish other Pokémon could have.

With better stats than most of the higher-ups and an awesome design, a Swords Dance and Night Slash combo, along with a few attack bags from Super Training, make this thing unbeatable.

13 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 so underrated! Give Jirachi some love!

Jirachi is probably the only steel type I know that doesn't look angry or unhappy.

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

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

Best physical wall in the game. However, it's very hard to use. My moveset is "And to the best Physical wall in the game. Spikes to take a chunk out of each newcomer, Drill Peck being surprisingly strong for a Defensive Pokémon, Roost to regain health consistently, and Whirlwind to switch out a potential danger.

Combined, SkarmBliss can stall most attacking Pokémon in the whole game (exceptions do exist but can be handled)". This was a moveset on Quora by Mihir Kulkarni.

Negates Ground, Fighting, and Rock. Can't be OHKO'd, has decent attack, and can use X-Scissor, Dark Pulse, and Toxic. One of the highest base defenses (if not the highest) among flying types.

It is very hard to beat in doubles/triples when supported with Mud Sport or Water Sport, which seem built to help Skarmory. They cater to Skarmory's weaknesses.

15 Zacian (Crowned Sword Form)
16 Aron Aron, known in Japan as Cokodora, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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

Amazing. Evolving into Aggron can take time, but it's so worth it. Aron is really cute and powerful in its own sense too.

Aron. What have people become? Rest in peace in pieces.

17 Zamazenta (Crowned Shield Form)
18 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... read more

Yes! Solgaleo is the best. It's in the Psychic type too!

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

Really, guys? This is a better version of Scizor because of Techno Blast. It has one weakness and can learn Ice Beam, Discharge, Water Techno Blast, Fly, Signal Beam, and Flash Cannon.

A perfect partner for almost anything and is my tied favorite Pokémon. It's so diverse, with a great ability, amazing type coverage, and awesome all-around stats with phenomenal speed and special attack.

This Pokémon is just awesome. I'm pretty sure that is a plasma cannon that it uses Techno Blast with. Genesect is the only Pokémon that can learn Techno Blast.

21 Registeel

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

22 Lairon
23 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.

How is Probopass beating this thing? It is better than that piece of garbage, and it is a dinosaur. Vote Bastiodon!

Why hasn't anyone put Bastiodon on the list yet? He's a great Pokemon and is cool in the anime. In my opinion, he should be number one.

24 Heatran

HEATRAN THE TANK (and steel types are made to TANK! ) - why this title? - This Pokemon, the only fire/steel type, has five resistances 25% damage, 2 immunities 0%, and four regular times 2 resistances 50%... Offensively this is the only Pokemon with Magma Storm, the only partial-trap move with 100+ which lets me switch and murder any Pokemon.
More facts- Learns Dragon Pulse for coverage. PERFECT STATS! 91 HP (386 life), 106 definitely (342), and 106 special definitely (342) makes his life to defense 1:1 which means it has the highest the potential of taking hits on both sides with its total stats.

25 Ferrothorn

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. Then bam, Flash Fire and Magma Storm the crap out of your opponent's Pokémon.

My best monotype Steel team always includes this guy, and with Leech Seed plus Leftovers, he restores like 10% of his HP every turn. He's my number one fairy killer and I recommend him 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. Atk, so this guy is the perfect Ferro-storm. (Get it?)

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