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Steel Beam
てっていこうせん Beam of Steely Resolve
SwSh Prerelease Steel Beam.png
SwSh Prerelease Steel Beam 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  95%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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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.



Steel Beam inflicts damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to ½ of the damage done to the target.


Games Description
SwSh The user fires a beam of steel that it collected from its entire body. This also damages the user.



  • 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.[1] Steel Beam was the move that won this contest.[2]
  • 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).
  • Steel Beam is tied with Doom Desire for having the highest base power of all Steel-type moves, excluding Z-Moves, Max Moves, and G-Max Moves.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鐵蹄光線 Tittàih Gwōngsin
Mandarin 鐵蹄光線 / 铁蹄光线 Tiětí Guāngxiàn
France Flag.png French Métalaser
Germany Flag.png German Stahlstrahl
Italy Flag.png Italian Raggio d'Acciaio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 철저광선 Cheoljeo Gwangseon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Metaláser


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