Steel Wing (move)

Steel Wing
はがねのつばさ Steel Wing
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Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  70
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works better if the previous appealer also used a Cool move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

Steel Wing (Japanese: はがねのつばさ Steel Wing) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM47 from Generation II to Generation IV. It regained its TM status in Generation VI, albeit as TM51, until Generation VII. It is TM30 in Generation VIII. It was the signature move of Skarmory in Generation V.

Effect

Steel Wing inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of raising the user's Defense by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Strikes the target with stiff wings. Has a one-in-ten chance of raising the user's Defense.
GSC Stiff wings strike the foe.
RSE Strikes the foe with hard wings spread wide.*
Spreads hard-edged wings and slams into the foe.*
FRLG The foe is hit with wings of steel. It may also raise the user's Defense.
Colo.XD Strikes target with wings. May raise Defense.*
Spreads hard-edged wings and slams into the target.*
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is hit with wings of steel. It may also raise the user's Defense stat.
BWB2W2 The target is hit with wings of steel. It may also raise the user's Defense stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The target is hit with wings of steel. This may also raise the user's Defense stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 49 32 38DP
34PtHGSS
34 34 34 28
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying 48 48 40
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying 55 55 50
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying 60 60 56
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying 1, Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
TM47
III
TM47
IV
TM47
V
--
VI
TM51
VII
TM51
VIII
TM30
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying
581   Swanna
 
 
Water 1 Flying
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying
845   Cramorant
 
 
Water 1 Flying
865   Sirfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying GS
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field GS
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying GS
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying Island Scan - Route 10USUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying Pokémon Adventure Camp Aerodactyl
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug Global Link
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Steel Wing is a move with base power of 14, 10PP and 90% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front, possibly raising their own Defense stat by one level.

In Explorers of Time and Darkness, the move's accuracy is decreased to 88%.

In Explorers of Sky, the move's power is raised to 35.

Pokémon GO

  Steel Wing
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 11
Energy boost 6
Duration 0.8 seconds
Damage window 0.5 - 0.8 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 7
Energy boost 5
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                   
By Elite Fast TM
  
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 4 → 12
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 15 → 12
    • Energy boost: 12 → 8
    • Duration: 1.33 → 1.3 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.13 - 1.33 → 0.5 - 0.8 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 12 → 11
    • Energy boost: 8 → 6
    • Duration: 1.3 → 0.8 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also raise the user's Defense by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also boost the user's Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで じぶんの ぼうぎょを 1だんかいあげる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Defense. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.


In the anime

       
Scizor Latias Corviknight Tapu Koko
The foe is hit with wings of steel.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Skarmory One or both of Skarmory's wings glow white, and it slams it into the opponent, or Skarmory's body glows white, and it slams into the opponent.
Miki's Skarmory Hot Matches! Debut
Attila's Skarmory The Legend of Thunder! None
Winona's Skarmory Who's Flying Now? None
A wild Skarmory Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate! None
Green Army's Skarmory Lucario and the Mystery of Mew None
A Coordinator's Skarmory Going for Choke! None
A Trainer's Skarmory Not on MY Watch Ya Don't! None
A wild Skarmory Steeling a Peace of Mind! None
  Scizor Scizor's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
Gary's Scizor Can't Beat the Heat! None
  Pelipper One of Pelipper's wings glows white. Pelipper then slams its wing into the opponent.
Winona's Pelipper Sky High Gym Battle! None
  Flygon Both of Flygon's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
Drew's Flygon Rhapsody in Drew None
  Gligar The blue parts of Gligar's wings glow white, and it hits the opponent with them. While flying, it leaves a white streak behind it.
Morrison's Gligar From Brags to Riches None
Ash's Gligar The Bells are Singing! None
  Articuno Both of Articuno's wings glow white and it strikes the opponent with them.
Noland's Articuno The Symbol Life None
A mirage Articuno The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
  Charizard Both of Charizard's wings glow white and it strikes the opponent with them.
Clark's Charizard Shocks and Bonds None
Ash's Charizard Gathering the Gang of Four! None
Alain's Charizard A Meeting of Two Journeys! None
  Tropius The leaves on Tropius's back glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
A wild Tropius Odd Pokémon Out! None
  Golbat Both of Golbat's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
J's henchmen's Golbat Mutiny in the Bounty! None
  Yanma Both of Yanma's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
A Trainer's Yanma Tag! We're it...! None
  Staraptor Both of Staraptor's wings glow white, and it hits the opponent with them.
Reggie's Staraptor Lost Leader Strategy! None
  Gliscor The black parts of Gliscor's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
Ash's Gliscor Fighting Fear with Fear! None
  Yanmega Both of Yanmega's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
Jessie's Yanmega Hungry for the Good Life! None
  Empoleon Both or one of Empoleon's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
Barry's Empoleon Barry's Busting Out All Over! None
  Chatot Both of Chatot's wings glow white and it repeatedly hits the opponent with them.
Officer Jenny's Buddy Stealing the Conversation! None
  Latias Both of Latias's wings glow white and she repeatedly hits the opponent with them.
Nurse Joy's Latias DPS02 None
  Fletchling Fletchling's wings glow a metal-gray color and it hits the opponent with them.
Ash's Fletchling Battling on Thin Ice! None
Chester's Fletchling Breaking Titles at the Chateau! None
  Charizard Mega Charizard X's wings expand and glow a metal-gray color. It then hits the opponent with them.
Alain's Charizard Mega Evolution Special I None
  Talonflame Talonflame's wings glow white and it strikes the opponent with them.
Moria's Talonflame Battles in the Sky! None
Ash's Talonflame All Eyes on the Future! None
  Fletchinder Fletchinder's wings glow a metal-gray color and it hits the opponent with them.
Ash's Fletchinder Showdown at the Shalour Gym! None
  Unfezant Unfezant's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
Alain's Unfezant Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
  Braviary Braviary's wings glow white and he hits the opponent with them.
Professor Kukui's Braviary A Full Battle Bounty! None
  Tapu Koko The front of Tapu Koko's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with them.
Tapu Koko (anime) From Z to Shining Z! None
  Corviknight Corviknight's wings glow blue and white and it hits the opponent with them.
A Trainer's Corviknight Legend? Go! Friends? Go! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Doduo, Dodrio, Elgyem, and Beheeyem can learn this move despite not having any visible wings.
    • Mew can also learn this move despite not having any visible wings, but it can be explained by the fact that Mew can learn every TM move.
  • Steel Wing is Steven Stone's favorite move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鋼翼 Gong Yihk
Mandarin 鋼翼 / 钢翼 Gāng Yì
  Czech Ocelové křídlo
  Dutch Staalvleugel
  Finnish Terässiipi
  French Ailes d'Acier*
Aile d'Acier*
  German Stahlflügel
  Greek Ατσάλινα Φτερά Atsálina Phterá
  Hindi स्टील के पंख Steel kay Pankh
  Hungarian Acél Szárny
  Indonesian Sayap Baja
Sayap Besi
  Italian Alacciaio
  Korean 강철날개 Gangcheol Nalgae
  Polish Stalowe Skrzydło*
Atak Skrzydeł*
Portuguese   Brazil Asa de Aço
  Portugal Asa de Aço
  Romanian Aripa de Metal
  Russian Стальное крыло Stal'noye krylo
  Serbian Čelično Krilo
  Spanish Ala de Acero
  Swedish Stålvinge
  Thai ปีกเหล็ก
  Vietnamese Đôi Cánh Thép



Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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