Making Galar Gyms – Steel

Hey guys! Honestly I can’t wait to be done with this series because it’s mind-numbing to come up with several different teams. But let’s do the penultimate team – the Steel-types!


Duraludon

Duraludon is apparently a good Special Attacker – who knew? I just wanted a nicely mixed moveset, even if it won’t last out too long on the battlefield. That said, hopefully it’ll take a good beating first, with its resistances and hefty defences.

Ability: Stalwart

Item: Metal Coat

Moves: Dragon Claw, Iron Defense, Flash Cannon, Dragon Pulse


Corviknight

Y’know, I did a GMax Corviknight in my Flying-type team, and it’s pretty much the same as that, really.

Ability: Mirror Armor

Item: Leftovers

Moves: Hone Claws, Power Trip, Body Press, Drill Peck


Perrserker

Today I learned Perrserker gets Seed Bomb, which would be great for countering Ground-types. I wanted Tough Claws, just to be able to deal with the pesky Pokemon much easier, coupled with its quietly good physical Attack and the Ability.

Ability: Tough Claws

Item: Sitrus Berry

Moves: Iron Tail, Gyro Ball, Close Combat, Seed Bomb


Excadrill

I’m going to go in with a Smogon typical set with utility in check to remove hazards, Leftovers aside. I like the idea of Rapid Spin to remove hazards, and Swords Dance to set up a huge Earthquake or Iron Head afterwards.

Ability: Mold Breaker

Item: Life Orb

Moves: Earthquake, Iron Head, Swords Dance, Rapid Spin


Scizor

Basically, I want Scizor to hit like a truck with its Technician Ability, coupled with Fury Cutter and Double Hit. Swords Dance is there to increase the Attack stat further, because why not?

Ability: Technician

Item:

Moves: Fury Cutter, Double Hit, Iron Head, Swords Dance


Melmetal

I know this isn’t in the game properly yet (as of writing), but it’s better than using Copperajah, Duraludon and Corviknight, which were used by Rose, Raihan and my Flying-type team respectively. But I’m taking advantage of the Iron Fist Ability in three of its four moves, at least!

Ability: Iron Fist

Item:

Moves: Mega Punch, Body Press, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch

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