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Grass
Fire
Fire
Water
Water
Lightning
Lightning
Psychic
Psychic
Fighting
Fighting
Darkness
Darkness
Metal
Metal
Dragon
Dragon
Fairy
Fairy
Colorless
Colorless

The Metal type (Japanese: Steel) is one of the eleven TCG types. It is represented by the color silver, and symbolized by a gear or bolt.

The Metal type contains most Steel-type Pokémon found in the main series video games games. For example, Steelix and Scizor are Metal types in the TCG.

The Metal type was introduced in the Neo Genesis set, along with the Darkness type, when the Steel and Dark types were added upon Pokémon Gold and Silver's release. Prior to this, there were no Metal type cards (while Magnemite and Magneton currently can be Metal types, they were previously exclusively Lightning types).

Like the Darkness type, the Metal type has its own Special Energy, Metal Energy. This type of energy affects only Metal type Pokémon, and allowed damage done to it to be reduced by 10. There was no basic Metal Energy card until the Diamond & Pearl set when one was finally released.

Battle properties

Generally, Metal Pokémon have a weakness to:

Generally, Metal Pokémon have a resistance to:

These types are generally weak to Metal Pokémon:

These types are generally resistant to Metal Pokémon:

Metal Pokémon in the TCG

See Category:Metal-type Pokémon cards for all Pokémon cards that have this type.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Gong
Mandarin Gāng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Metaal
France Flag.png French Métal
Germany Flag.png German Metall
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Logam
Italy Flag.png Italian Metallo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 강철 Gangcheol
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Metal
Russia Flag.png Russian Металл Metall
Spain Flag.png Spanish Metálica
Thailand Flag.png Thai โลหะ Loha


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