Best Steel Type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

What is the best Steel type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus?

There are many options for powerful Steel-type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Legendary Pokémon will not be counted in assessing which Steel-type Pokémon is best because, while having the highest stats, legendaries are not always easily accessible to players who need a Steel-type attacker. The newly introduced regional variant Hisuian Goodra is by far the best Steel-type Pokémon in the game and has some impressive stats.

Hisuian Goodra

Hisuian Goodra is one of the best Pokémon in the game. It has four stats over 100, making it a reliable attacker and defender. It also has a great dual-typing with Dragon and Steel giving it few weaknesses and a long list of resistances.

Hisuian Goodra's Stats and Strengths/Weaknesses

  • Type: Dragon and Steel
  • Stat Total: 600
    • HP: 80
    • Attack: 100
    • Special Attack: 110
    • Defense: 100
    • Special Defense: 150
    • Speed: 60
Damage ModifierMove Types
4x Increased DamageN/A
2x Increased DamageFighting; Ground Type
0.5x Less DamageWater; Psychic; Steel; Bug; Rock; Flying; Normal; Electric Type
0.25x Less DamageGrass Type
ImmunitiesPoison Type

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Other strong Steel Type Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

With options like Magnezone, Empoleon, and Lucario in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, players shouldn't have trouble finding strong Steel-type Pokémon to add to their team. Steel-type Pokémon also come with a useful immunity to Poison-type damage.


Magnezone's base special attack is the highlight of the Pokémon, but its long list of resistances is another helpful plus. Magnezone does have one 4x weakness to Ground-type moves so players should keep that in mind when using the Pokémon.

  • Type: Electric and Steel
  • Stat Total: 535
    • HP: 70
    • Attack: 70
    • Special Attack: 130
    • Defense: 115
    • Special Defense: 90
    • Speed: 60


Empoleon excels in battle with its special attack and special defense stat, and its dual Steel and Water-typing gives it nice resistances and no major threatening weaknesses.

  • Type: Water and Steel
  • Stat Total: 530
    • HP: 84
    • Attack: 86
    • Special Attack: 111
    • Defense: 88
    • Special Defense: 101
    • Speed: 60


Lucario's Fighting and Steel dual-typing come in handy in battle as it has access to some powerful moves and also has few weaknesses. Lucario is an impressive Pokémon in battle and has two great attack stats that make it a threat to most opponents.

  • Type: Fighting and Steel
  • Stat Total: 525
    • HP: 70
    • Attack: 110
    • Special Attack: 115
    • Defense: 70
    • Special Defense: 70
    • Speed: 90

Want to read more about Pokémon Legends: Arceus and its lore? Check out What does “Arceus” mean? Name origin of Pokémon Legends Arceus on Pro Game Guides!

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