Magneton is a Tier 3 Raid boss in Pokémon GO and is one of the easiest Pokémon to solo courtesy of its quadruple weakness to the Ground type. Best Magneton counters include Ground Fire and Fighting types, with all three being common types in the meta.
Magneton can be caught with the following CP values:
- 1210- 1420 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
- 1513- 1775 CP at Level 25 with Rainy and Snow weather boost
Magneton evolves into the powerful Magnezone, which is a powerful pick in the Master League as well as raids. So if you don’t have a good IV Magnezone or need XL candy, this is a good opportunity to get those!
With that being said, let’s check out the raid guide for Magnezone!
Magneton Raid Counters
Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.
It should be noted that Magneton has a 4x weakness to the Ground type
The best counters for Magneton are the following:
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Landorus (Therian)||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||11.14s||0.00|
|2.||Excadrill||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||11.22s||0.00|
|3.||Groudon||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||11.22s||0.00|
|4.||Garchomp||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||11.22s||0.00|
|5.||Mamoswine||Mud-Slap Ground||Bulldoze Ground||13.35s||0.00|
|6.||Haxorus||Counter Fighting||Earthquake Ground||13.52s||0.00|
|7.||Golem||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||13.66s||0.00|
|8.||Rhydon||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||13.69s||0.00|
|9.||Dugtrio (Alola)||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||13.90s||0.00|
|10.||Donphan||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||13.87s||0.00|
|11.||Rhyperior||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||13.87s||0.00|
|12.||Krookodile||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||13.90s||0.00|
|13.||Reshiram||Fire Fang Fire||Overheat Fire||13.99s||0.00|
|14.||Chandelure||Incinerate Fire||Overheat Fire||14.24s||0.00|
|15.||Landorus (Incarnate)||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||14.39s||0.00|
|16.||Landorus||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||14.33s||0.00|
|17.||Flygon||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||14.57s||0.00|
|18.||Terrakion||Double Kick Fighting||Sacred Sword Fighting||14.86s||0.00|
|19.||Seismitoad||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||14.88s||0.00|
|20.||Pheromosa||Low Kick Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting||15.53s||0.00|
|21.||Golurk||Mud-Slap Ground||Earth Power Ground||15.59s||0.00|
|22.||Swampert||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||15.59s||0.00|
|23.||Darmanitan (Standard)||Fire Fang Fire||Overheat Fire||15.68s||0.00|
|24.||Darmanitan||Fire Fang Fire||Overheat Fire||15.70s||0.00|
|25.||Ho-Oh||Incinerate Fire||Earthquake Ground||15.90s||0.00|
|26.||Nidoking||Double Kick Fighting||Earth Power Ground||15.94s||0.00|
|27.||Blaziken||Counter Fighting||Blast Burn Fire||15.99s||0.00|
|28.||Dugtrio||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||16.18s||0.00|
|29.||Heracross||Counter Fighting||Earthquake Ground||16.30s||0.00|
|30.||Lucario||Counter Fighting||Aura Sphere Fighting||16.36s||0.00|
|31.||Lycanroc||Sucker Punch Dark||Drill Run Ground||16.47s||0.00|
|32.||Heliolisk||Mud-Slap Ground||Bulldoze Ground||16.67s||0.00|
|33.||Gastrodon (East Sea)||Mud-Slap Ground||Earth Power Ground||16.80s||0.00|
|34.||Camerupt||Incinerate Fire||Earth Power Ground||16.78s||0.00|
|35.||Machamp||Karate Chop Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting||16.76s||0.00|
* denotes a legacy move
Stats and Max CP
|Max CP at Level 40 2485| Max CP at Level 50 2810|
|ATK 223||DEF 169||HP 137|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Fire Fighting Ground||Water Fairy Ice Rock|
Magnezone Moveset Analysis
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Garchomp, with its triple resistance to Electric type moves simply shrugs off all its Electric attacks and can finish the raid in no time. That said, Magnet Bomb does decent damage to your counters. Zap Cannon hits very hard but can be easily dodged.
All in all, Magneton is an easy raid. The fact that it lacks bulk is a huge bonus to you.
A Pokémon that evolves into an absolute beast that has the highest number of resistances in the meta. You can check out our Magnezone meta analysis article for more!