Steel Beam (move)

Steel Beam
てっていこうせん Beam of Steely Resolve
Steel Beam VIII.png
Steel Beam VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  95%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Steel Beam (Japanese: てっていこうせん Beam of Steely Resolve) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation VIII.

Effect

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Steel Beam inflicts damage, and the user takes damage equal to half of its maximum HP rounded up (unless it has Magic Guard).

The user of Steel Beam will take damage even if the target is protected from it, if it hits a substitute, or if the move misses. If Steel Beam fails due to there being no targets (i.e. if all Pokémon in range fainted before the move was used), the user does not take damage.

Rock Head and Reckless do not affect Steel Beam.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Steel Beam cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Steel Beam is usable and functions as it did in Sword and Shield. Its base power is changed from 140 to 120. Steel Beam is a recoil move in this game.

Category  Special
PP  5
Agile Strong
Power  120  100  140
Accuracy  95%  95%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Recoil  50%  33%  66%
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Damages the user by a percentage of its total HP

Description

Games Description
SwShLA The user fires a beam of steel that it collected from its entire body. This also damages the user.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By Move Tutor

A Move Tutor will teach Steel Beam to any Steel-type Pokémon (except for Dusk Mane Necrozma), as well as both Zacian and Zamazenta. Arceus and Silvally can also learn the move regardless of their current type. The Move Tutor is:

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
EP
BDSP LA
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
304   Aron
 
 
Monster Monster
305   Lairon
 
 
Monster Monster
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
374   Beldum
 
 
Mineral Mineral
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
379   Registeel
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral
483   Dialga
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
493   Arceus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
638   Cobalion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
649   Genesect
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral
705   Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
 
 
Dragon Dragon
706   Goodra
Hisuian Form
 
 
Dragon Dragon
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
773   Silvally
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy
791   Solgaleo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
797   Celesteela
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
798   Kartana
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
801   Magearna
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
808   Meltan
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
809   Melmetal
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying
863   Perrserker
  Field Field
878   Cufant
  Field Mineral
879   Copperajah
  Field Mineral
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
888   Zacian
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
889   Zamazenta
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying ★And337 Gigantamax Corviknight
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 4 199 238 95% An opponent Recoil The user takes damage equal to 50% of its maximum HP. The damage is taken even when the attack fails.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): The user takes damage equal to half of its maximum HP. The damage is taken even if the attack fails.

In the anime

       
Lucario Duraludon Mega Lucario
The user fires a beam of steel that it collected from its entire body. This also damages the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Duraludon Duraludon lands on all fours and gathers an orb of bluish-silver energy in front of its mouth. It then fires a beam of energy from the orb at the opponent. This also causes Duraludon to lose stamina upon using the move.
Raihan's Duraludon Toughing It Out! Debut
  Lucario An orb of bluish-silver energy forms in front of one of Mega Lucario's hands. It then fires a beam of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Ash's Lucario A Battle of Mega Versus Max! None
  Lucario An orb of bluish-silver energy forms in front of Lucario's hands. It then fires a beam of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Ash's Lucario JN102 None


Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
JN027 Steel Beam Goh's Rotom Phone Steel Beam uses up energy from Duraludon's body and, in exchange, releases vast amounts of power.

In other generations

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鐵蹄光線 Tittàih Gwōngsin
Mandarin 鐵蹄光線 / 铁蹄光线 Tiětí Guāngxiàn
  Czech Ocelový Paprsek
  French Métalaser
  German Stahlstrahl
  Italian Raggio d'Acciaio
  Korean 철제광선 Cheolje Gwangseon
  Polish Promień Stali
  Brazilian Portuguese Feixe de Aço
  Spanish Metaláser


References


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.