The Steel type (Japanese: はがねタイプ Steel type) is one of the eighteen types. Notable Trainers who specialize in Steel-type Pokémon are Jasmine of Olivine City; Steven Stone, Champion of Hoenn; Byron of Canalave City; and Wikstrom of the Kalos Elite Four. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Steel-type moves were physical, but they may now also be special depending on the attack.
The Steel type was introduced in Generation II. As well as introducing new Pokémon with the Steel type, Magnemite and Magneton were changed to be dual-type Electric/Steel Pokémon.