Who do you think is the best Steel Type Trainer?
I personally think that Steven is the best. He had a wide array of Steel Types and although a few of his weren't steel, most of them were.
He had a large amount of different type combos so you couldn't rely on one type to beat him.
Steven is my favorite Champion to date
And i'm happy that he is (technically) a steel type trainer
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Agreed! Bug is by far the best typing we have for Steel. With only a weakness to fire it is very good. Also, Forretress is a good SR and Spikes user and Scizor is an insane attacker. Steel/Grass is also very good, having only two weaknesses.
No... definitely not by far the best, and probably not the best at all. 4x weaknesses are never good, especially with something as prominent as Fire, plus, it also takes away three resistances that Steel already had, besides Fire, and makes them neutral. I'd say its best dual-typing is maybe Flying. It only adds one weakness, Electric, which is a weakness Steel should obviously already have anyway, and it takes away Fighting as a weakness, and not only takes away ground, but makes it immune to it.
Last edited by Colt45; 7th June 2013 at 2:23 AM.
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I don't see why four times weaknesses are bad. Scizor, Forretress, and Genesect are all in high tiers. Besides the topic is called your favorite secondary typing
True, I almost forgot about Steel/Flying. Skarmory is very good in competitive play from what I have heard. But, I think Steel/Bug is pretty good too, but mainly because of the Pokémon themselves and their stats, not the typing.
I didn't use the topic, I was just replying to BugMaster's claim that it was the best. 4x weaknesses aren't the only problem, it also gives Steel less resistances and more neutralities (is that a word?) Flying only gives it one more neutrality, while Bug gives it 3.
Edit: Yeah, I know there can be a Bug/Steel Pokemon better than a Steel/Flying Pokemon, but that's not what I mean, I'm not taking into account the Pokemon associated with those typings at all, just the mechanics of the typing.
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Yeah, I mean there's pros and cons to all typings, but I think that overall for Steel, Steel/Bug and Steel/Flying are the best for reasons stated before.
There's really Pros for all types associated with Steel. Steel is truly an amazing type, and has pretty much every type being to get paired with it, because it always gives them a shitton of resistances. Steel can do good with pretty much any typing. (Rock is an exception, poor Aggron.)
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Aggron's good, but his typing is terrible.
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But anyway, skarmory is also one of my favourite pokemon and as you mentioned its typing is very good.. but I kinda want it to get an evolution.
I use attacking pokemon, so if it gave up some defense for a better attack that would be fine with me.
Then eviolite skarmory would be a beast
And water/steel is a good typing, especially in empoleons case, as it has the water moves to counter the ground weakness and then drill peck/pluck to counter the fighting weakness... whilst also having 11 resistances still and that poison immunity.
I'd love a Skarmory evo too, but eviolite Skarmory would just be a nightmare. Plus it already seems like there would be no way to expand it's design. Then again you never know.
Also, Empoleon is very good due to it's Steel typing. No Grass weakness and it easily counters it's main weaknesses.
Nice man. Now new topic!
Does anyone think that Chespin or any other Gen 6 Pokémon revealed so far will be a Steel Type?
I personally think Chespin will become a steel type since his spikes point towards him having a hard, armor-like shell. Also, the red point on his tail could develop into a mace-like object similar to the outer casing of a chestnut. If this happens, I could see Chespin's Evo being a part steel type.