Steel Beam (move)
てっていこうせん Beam of Steely Resolve
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. It is TM170 in Generation IX.
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's base power is changed from 140 to 120. Steel Beam is a recoil move in this game.
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||Obtained with|
||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||Playable Users|
|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.||Raihan & Duraludon|
- Prior to Version 2.10.0*: The user takes damage equal to half of its maximum HP. The damage is taken even if the attack fails.
In the anime
|The user fires a beam of steel that it collected from its entire body. This also damages the user.|
|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||Battling in the Freezing Raid!||None|
In other generations
Spin-off series games
- In April 2019, prior to the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, CoroCoro Comics May ran a contest where fans could name the strongest Steel-type move. Steel Beam's Japanese name was the name that won this contest.
- The Japanese name of this move literally means an "all-out resistance" (徹底抗戦 tettei-kōsen), while also incorporating puns on 鋼鉄 kōtetsu (steel) and 光線 kōsen (beam).
- Not including Max Moves, Steel Beam was the first Generation VIII move seen in the main series anime. It was used by Raihan's Duraludon in Toughing It Out!.
- Steel Beam was the last Generation VIII move in index number order before the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass was released.
- The only Steel-type Pokémon that cannot learn Steel Beam are Trash Cloak Wormadam and Dusk Mane Necrozma.
In other languages
|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.|