Top 10 Steel-Type Shinies

The Steel-type is overpowered, with a great number of awesome shinies to feast on. So here are my picks for this list, in no particular order!


Mega Mawile

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No doubt about it, Mega Mawile’s shiny is vastly superior to its predecessor, which looks dull in comparison. I wish that Mega Mawile was a permanent evolution instead, then I could be happy with using one in battle with this shiny form.

Corviknight

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I love how Corviknight looks more like it’s wearing armour for its shiny form, not to mention its entire evolution line is a treat when it comes to the shiny. I feel that Corviknight shines better this way, and makes it look truly like a Steel-type.

Magneton

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I love the muted metallic colours of shiny Magnemite, so multiply it by three and you get shiny Magneton, a shiny that is (by theory) 3x better than shiny Magnemite.

Good job.

Kartana

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I’m very fond of shiny Kartana, because of its muted and understated colour scheme, while still keeping the vibe that the original possessed. I mean yes, I got one on the first attempt after deciding to soft-reset for it.

Steelix

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I love yellow Steelix. It’s actually a far sight better than the green Onix (even though that made sense, it’s like, yeah green shiny). You know I love my yellow shinies.

Perrserker

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The best of the Meowth evolutions, Perrserker has a stunning shiny form to boot. I mean, it’s yellow, contrasting with its black features and flesh-coloured beard. It shouldn’t work, but it works for me.

Jirachi

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I love how it’s a simple change for Jirachi, changing its teal wish tags to red, and also changing the colour of its body to a very muted pink/red, where you kinda have to squint to see it. But it’s here on this list because it’s so adorable.

Registeel

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I’m very much fond of the mint-green that Registeel sports, perhaps a lot more so than its original colour scheme. It complements its other colours really well, considering it’s a very basic design – not that the design is bad, it’s just very simple.

Excadrill

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This combination shouldn’t work, but it does. Excadrill definitely rocks the look, even if I can’t really describe it myself. Just look at it. That is all.

Aron

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This bastard, I swear. It looks good, but after going (at time of writing) 1,654 encounters without a single shiny Aron of your own in Pokemon GO, I would still like to kick this thing off a bridge. I got the shiny, but only after a trade (it was worth giving up a shiny Kingler for it).

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