Pokémon GO Magnezone is a dual typed Electric and Steel type Pokémon, and is one of many that evolve from a previously introduced Pokémon. Magnezone has a MAX CP of 2996, with an ATK of 238, DEF of 217 and STA of 140, which puts it in the running for the best non-legendary Electric type in the game, with a higher max CP than that of Jolteon, Ampharos, and even Electivire.

Magnezone evolves from Magneton (which evolves from Magnemite), possibly when exposed to an Electrizer evolution item. It will likely also require 100 candies to evolve, in line with almost all other 3rd stage evolutions.

Magnezone in the Meta

Electric Type Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
Raikou 3349 241 210 180
Zapdos 3330 253 188 180
Magnezone 2996 238 217 140
Electivire 2904 249 173 150
Jolteon 2730 232 201 130
Ampharos 2695 211 172 180

Magnezone’s Attack and Defense stats make it fairly comparable to Raikou, but its Stamina lets it down. The Legendary Pokémon Raikou still reigns the meta as the best Electric type attacker in the game. We’ve already talked about Magnezone vs Electivire in our Electivire guide, so you might want to read that one also.

Magnezone is unlikely to have access to the current best Electric type charged move in the game, Wild Charge, which is what really helps Raikou to shine as the number 1 Electric type attacker. Magnezone will however, sport the highest base defense stat for any Electric type Pokémon until Zekrom (Legendary) is released in Generation 5.

Offensively Magnezone’s real use will be to fill any spaces in your Raikou and Zapdos squads for countering strong water types, like Kyogre, Gyarados, Vaporeon and in Gen 4, Palkia (a Legendary Raid boss). With a combination of Steel and Electric type moves, Magnezone may also prove a usable counter to Togekiss, Omastar, and Aerodactyl, but that heavily depends on it’s moves.

Defensively, Magnezone’s typing gives it a double weakness to Ground type moves, but also double resistances to Flying and Steel type moves. Magnezone’s Steel typing also gives it a weakness to Fire and Fighting type moves, a disability that the pure Electric types don’t have.

Magnezone’s Potential Move sets

Though there is no way to know for sure what moves Magnezone will have, we can look at its main series move pool, the moves Magneton and other similar Electric types already have access to, and other Electric and Steel moves already in the game, to compile a list of possible move sets:

Fast Moves Charged Moves
  • Spark
  • Thunder Shock
  • Charge Beam
  • Volt Switch
  • Zap Cannon
  • Flash Cannon
  • Magnet Bomb
  • Discharge
  • Thunderbolt
  • Thunder
  • Gyro Ball
  • Heavy Slam

If / when abilities are introduced into Pokémon Go, Magnezone may have access to Magnet Pull, Sturdy, and Analytic.

Weather Influence on Magnezone

With more weaknesses than other Electric types, Magnezone has more factors to take into account while looking at the weather. In weather that has pros, use Magnezone all you want and let it tear through its enemies, but in the weather with cons, avoid using it against foes that may have super-effective moves.

The chart below will help you understand what weather is beneficial or harmful for Magnezone:

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny Boosts double super-effective Ground moves and super effective Fire moves
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy Boosts super-effective Fighting moves
Rainy Boosts its potential Electric moves
Snow Boosts its potential Steel moves

Shiny Magnezone

Shiny Magnezone is very similar in colour to normal, the most noticeable difference being that the red circle (eye?) on its front becomes blue.

Normal Shiny

Pokédex Entries and Facts

Magnezone’s Pokédex entries from various games give some insights into its mysterious origins:

  • HeartGold and SoulSilver explain that ‘Exposure to a special magnetic field changed MAGNETON’s molecular structure, turning it into MAGNEZONE.’
  • Pokémon Moon says ‘As it zooms through the sky, this Pokémon seems to be receiving signals of unknown origin, while transmitting signals of unknown purpose.’
  • Ultra Moon however, states that ‘There are still people who believe that this Pokémon came from outer space. It emanates a powerful magnetic field.’

Fun video about Magnezone

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Age 32, from Grantham UK. Team Valor - Admin of the Pokémon Go Grantham Community.

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With a large number of resistances, widespread availability (who doesn't have 500+ Magnemite Candy these days?) and strong stats, Magnezone is expected to be a relatively solid option for your water counter team. Magnezone