Best Steel Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

We're taking a look at the best Steel Pokémon currently available in Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go is gaining popularity again, and it's causing everyone to start investigating what type of Pokémon they should catch, train, and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we're looking at Steel Pokémon! We're going to give you some quick stats about the type and the Pokémon to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Steel Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important things when reading over this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokémon, so you'll want to glance over it at least once.

  • Pokémon Alterations: Some Pokémon can be altered into different versions, which significantly boosts them in such a way that it may put them at the top of a list, even if their standard version wouldn't be there. Alterations rarely apply to Steel Pokémon, so we have excluded them from our lists.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokémon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause some confusion in picking the best. These secondary types can change the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats like Max CP. However, Steel Pokémon are very rarely without a secondary type, so we're including a list of only three steel-exclusive Pokémon.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the statistics of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP of their category. Then, we take the averages of their Max CP, Attack, Defense, and Stamina. The ranks are determined by which Pokémon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you're not just getting the highest CP, but instead, the strongest Pokémon ranked by balanced averages.
  • The Lists for the Top Steel Types: The list below provides you all the lists we're providing in this guide for Steel Pokémon.
    • Top Ten Overall Steel-type
    • Top Three Steel-type Only
    • Top Three Combination Steel-type 
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you all weaknesses and strengths of Steel-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Fighting, Fire, Ground
    • Resistance(s): Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Psychic, Rock, Steel
    • Strong Resistance(s): Poison

Top Ten Overall Steel-type

  • #1: Dialga
    • Max CP: 4565
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 275/211/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Metal Claw
      • Charge Attack: Draco Meter
  • #2: Metagross
    • Max CP: 4286
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 257/228/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Bullet Punch
      • Charge Attack: Meteor Mash
  • #3: Heatran
    • Max CP: 4244
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 251/213/209
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
      • Charge Attack: Flamethrower
  • #4: Melmetal
    • Max CP: 4069
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 226/190/264
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Thunder Shock
      • Charge Attack: Hyper Beam
  • #5: Excadrill
    • Max CP:  3667
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 255/129/242
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Metal Claw
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • #6: Jirachi
    • Max CP: 3691
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 210/210/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Confusion
      • Charge Attack: Doom Desire
  • #7: Cobalion
    • Max CP: 3417
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 192/229/209
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Metal Claw
      • Charge Attack: Sacred Sword
  • #8: Magnezone
    • Max CP: 3623
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 238/205/172
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Spark
      • Charge Attack: Wild Charge
  • #9: Aggron
    • Max CP: 3391
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 198/257/172
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Iron Tail
      • Charge Attack: Heavy Slam
  • #10: Scizor
    • Max CP:  3393
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 236/181/172
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fury Cutter
      • Charge Attack: Iron Head

Top Three Steel-type Only

  • #1: Melmetal
    • Max CP: 4069
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 226/190/264
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Thunder Shock
      • Charge Attack: Hyper Beam
  • #2: Klinklang
    • Max CP: 2981
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 199/214/155
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Thundershock
      • Charge Attack: Hyper Beam
  • #3: Illumise
    • Max CP: 2766
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 143/2856/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Metal Claw
      • Charge Attack: Flash Cannon

Top Three Combination Steel-type

  • #1: Dialga
    • Max CP: 4565
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 275/211/205
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Metal Claw
      • Charge Attack: Draco Meter
  • #2: Metagross
    • Max CP: 4286
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 257/228/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Bullet Punch
      • Charge Attack: Meteor Mash
  • #3: Heatran
    • Max CP: 4244
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 251/213/209
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
      • Charge Attack: Flamethrower

If you have one of the Steel Pokémon listed above, we suggest looking for raids and battles! Remember: with Steel Pokémon, you want to avoid fighting their counters, primarily Fire Pokémon. Check back for updates every season!

Want to see the best of some other types? Check out our guide for the Best Fighting Type Pokémon!

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