The Most Popular Steel-type Pokémon: A Ranking

Choose the Steel-type Pokémon you think is the most popular!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 09:25
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your opinions truly matter! We're excited to present our latest ranking: "What is the most popular Steel-type Pokémon?" With thousands of fans worldwide, these metallic marvels have captured our hearts with their unique designs and powerful abilities. Now, it's time for you to have your say and make your vote count! Will the mighty Metagross reign supreme or will the sleek Scizor slice its way to the top? Perhaps the majestic Aegislash will steal the throne? Don't see your favorite Steel-type Pokémon on the list? No problem! You can suggest a missing option and rally your fellow fans to show your support. Unleash your inner Pokémon Trainer and join the heated debate as we dive into the world of Steel-type Pokémon and determine the ultimate fan-favorite! Cast your vote now and watch as the rankings evolve in real-time, before your very eyes!

What Is the Most Popular Steel-type Pokémon? (October 2023)

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    Game Freak
    Lucario is one of the most popular Steel-type Pokémon due to its role in the Pokémon franchise. It was introduced in the fourth generation of games and has appeared in numerous spin-offs, movies, and anime episodes. It also has a unique typing, being both Steel and Fighting-type, which makes it a formidable opponent in battles.
    Lucario is a bipedal Steel/Fighting-type Pokémon known for its exceptional fighting abilities and keen senses. It possesses a blue and black fur-like body with distinctive pointed ears and a mask-like face. Lucario possesses the capability to sense auras, allowing it to understand the emotions and intentions of others and use this power to predict their actions in battle.
    • Type: Steel/Fighting
    • Height: 3'11" (1.2m)
    • Weight: 119.0 lbs (54.0 kg)
    • Abilities: Steadfast, Inner Focus
    • Base experience: 172
    Lucario in other rankings
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    Game Freak
    Metagross is another fan-favorite Steel-type Pokémon. It has a unique design that resembles a robotic spider with four legs and two pairs of arms. It also has high stats, making it a popular choice for competitive battles.
    Metagross is a Steel/Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is known as the Iron Leg Pokémon. Metagross is a massive robotic Pokémon with a blue, disc-shaped main body and four legs. It has a pair of red eyes, sharp metallic claws, and a cross-shaped mark on its face.
    • Type: Steel/Psychic
    • Height: 1.6m
    • Weight: 550.0kg
    • Ability: Clear Body, Light Metal (Hidden)
    • Base Experience: 270
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    Ken Sugimori
    Steelix is a popular Steel-type Pokémon due to its unique design and high defensive stats. It is a giant, serpentine Pokémon made entirely out of steel, and it can take a lot of hits before going down.
    Steelix is a dual-type Steel/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It is a long, serpentine Pokémon with a tough, steel body. Its head has large, intimidating jaws and red eyes. Steelix appears in the form of an evolved Onix, when it is traded while holding a Metal Coat.
    • Type: Steel/Ground
    • Height: 9.2 m
    • Weight: 400.0 kg
    • Abilities: Rock Head, Sturdy, Sheer Force (hidden)
    • Base Experience: 179
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    Game Freak
    Scizor is a fan-favorite Steel-type Pokémon due to its unique design and high offensive stats. It is a bug-like Pokémon with a pair of giant pincers, and it can learn a variety of powerful moves like Bullet Punch and U-turn.
    Scizor is a dual-type Bug/Steel Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It is the evolved form of Scyther and is known for its formidable steel exoskeleton and powerful scissor-like claws.
    • Type: Bug/Steel
    • Generation: II
    • Evolution: Evolved from Scyther
    • Height: 1.8 m (5'11")
    • Weight: 118.0 kg (260.1 lbs)
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    Game Freak
    Aggron is a popular Steel-type Pokémon due to its high defensive stats and unique design. It is a massive, bipedal Pokemon covered in thick armor plates and spikes. It can also learn a variety of powerful moves like Earthquake and Stone Edge.
    Aggron is a large and powerful Steel-type Pokémon known for its intimidating appearance and incredible strength. It resembles a heavily armored tyrannosaurus rex, with a gray body covered in sturdy steel plates. Aggron has sharp, vicious-looking horns on its head and a set of powerful claws. It is known to be extremely territorial and will fiercely protect its territory against any intruders.
    • Height: 2.1 meters
    • Weight: 360.0 kilograms
    • Type: Steel/Rock
    • Abilities: Sturdy, Rock Head, Heavy Metal
    • Evolutionary Line: Aron -> Lairon -> Aggron
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    Game Freak
    Empoleon is a popular Steel-type Pokémon due to its unique typing and design. It is a penguin-like Pokémon with a steel body and a crown-like crest on its head. It can learn a variety of powerful moves like Hydro Pump and Flash Cannon.
    Empoleon is a Water/Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. It is the final evolution of Piplup, the Water starter Pokémon in the Sinnoh region. Empoleon resembles a penguin mixed with a sea bird and has a royal appearance. This Pokémon is known for its strong defensive capabilities, agility, and intimidating presence on the battlefield.
    • Type: Water/Steel
    • Height: 5'7" (1.7m)
    • Weight: 186.3 lbs (84.5 kg)
    • Ability: Torrent (Hidden: Defiant)
    • Base Experience: 239
    Empoleon in other rankings
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    Game Freak
    Aegislash is a fan-favorite Steel-type Pokémon due to its unique design and ability. It is a sword-like Pokémon that can change between two forms: a defensive form that raises its defenses, and an offensive form that raises its attack stats.
    Aegislash is a Steel/Ghost-type Pokémon that resembles a medieval sword and shield combination. With a regal appearance, Aegislash possesses the ability to change forms and has two distinct forms called 'Blade Forme' and 'Shield Forme'. In Blade Forme, Aegislash is primarily an offensive attacker, while in Shield Forme it excels in defense and support roles.
    • Type: Steel/Ghost
    • Height: 1.7 meters
    • Weight: 53.0 kilograms
    • Abilities: Stance Change
    • Base Stats (Blade Forme): Attack: 150 Defense: 50 Special Attack: 150 Special Defense: 50 Speed: 60
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    Ken Sugimori
    Bisharp is a popular Steel-type Pokémon due to its unique design and high offensive stats. It is a humanoid Pokémon with a pair of sharp blades for hands, and it can learn a variety of powerful moves like Knock Off and Iron Head.
    Bisharp is a Dark/Steel-type Pokémon that resembles a humanoid chess piece. It has a black, armor-like body with red accents and a large, blade-like crest on its head. Bisharp is known for its cunning nature and strategic battle style.
    • Height: 1.6 m
    • Weight: 70.0 kg
    • Type: Dark/Steel
    • Ability: Defiant/Inner Focus
    • Base Experience: 172
    Bisharp in other rankings
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    Junichi Masuda
    Magnezone is a fan-favorite Steel-type Pokémon due to its unique typing and design. It is a robotic Pokémon made out of magnets, and it can learn a variety of powerful moves like Thunderbolt and Flash Cannon.
    Magnezone is an Electric/Steel-type Pokémon that made its debut in Generation IV. It is characterized by its unique design, resembling a floating saucer with three magnetic orbs. Magnezone is the evolved form of Magneton and can be obtained by leveling up Magneton in the presence of a special magnetic field.
    • Height: 1.2 m
    • Weight: 180.0 kg
    • Ability: Magnet Pull
    • Hidden Ability: Analytic
    • Base Stats (HP): 70
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    Game Freak
    Durant is a popular Steel-type Pokémon due to its unique design and high offensive stats. It is a bug-like Pokémon that resembles an ant, and it can learn a variety of powerful moves like X-Scissor and Iron Head.
    Durant is a Steel-type Pokémon that resembles a small ant. It has a metallic silver body with red eyes and powerful mandibles. Durant is known for its strong teamwork and unwavering loyalty to its colony.
    • Base Experience: 169
    • Base Friendship: 70
    • Catch Rate: 90
    • Type: Steel
    • Pokedex Number: 632

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Ranking factors for popular Steel-type Pokémon

  1. Design/Visual Appearance
    How visually appealing and unique the Steel-type Pokémon looks.
  2. Battle Strength
    The strength and power of the Steel-type Pokémon in battles.
  3. Popularity
    The overall popularity of the Steel-type Pokémon among fans and players.
  4. Availability
    How easily obtainable the Steel-type Pokémon is in-game.
  5. Utility
    The usefulness of the Steel-type Pokémon in various aspects of gameplay, such as competitive battles or in-game challenges.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most popular Steel-type Pokémon. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or your favorite Steel-type Pokémon is missing from the list, feel free to help us improve the ranking.


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A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Steel-type Pokémon once every 24 hours. The rank of each Steel-type Pokémon is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most popular steel-type pokémon

Steel-type Pokémon have been a fan favorite since their introduction in the Generation II games, and have since become a staple in the series. The metal armor and steely determination of these Pokémon make them formidable opponents in battles. With the introduction of Mega Steelix and the legendary Solgaleo, the Steel-type Pokemon have only become more powerful and popular among trainers. In this poll, we aim to determine which Steel-type Pokémon reigns supreme in the hearts of fans. Will it be the fan favorite Metagross, the intimidating Aggron, or the sleek Lucario? Cast your vote and let your opinion be heard!