What's good against steel Pokemon?

Battling against steel Pokemon can be very tough! Their impenetrable defenses, numerous resistances & single immunity give them many opportunities to sponge damage from your attacks before striking back themselves.


In general, steel type Pokemon have top-rated defense, special defense and attack stats. They are usually pretty slow, though.


what's good against steel pokemon

Steel type Pokemon are weak to:

Use attacks of these types to deal double damage against steel types. It's super effective!

fighting fire ground

what's good against steel pokemon

These types resist steel type attacks:

Use Pokemon of these types to take half damage from an opponent's steel type attacks. It's not very effective.

what resists steel type attacks - pokemon

Great Pokemon to use against steel types:

These Pokemon learn super effective attacks or have useful resistances (or both!)

  • Camerupt (fire / ground)

  • Blaziken (fire / fighting)

  • Infernape (fire / fighting)

  • Swampert (water / ground)

  • Magneton (electric / steel)

  • Lucario (fighting / steel)


Read more: The ULTIMATE Pokemon Type Weakness Guide

Good attacks to use against steel type Pokemon:

  • Superpower (fighting)

  • Break brick (fighting)

  • Aura sphere (fighting)

  • Flamethrower (fire)

  • Flare blitz (fire)

  • Heat wave (fire)

  • Earthquake (ground)

  • Earth power (ground)

  • High horsepower (ground)


What's good against..?

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