Magneton

Magneton is a Tier 3 legendary raid boss in Pokémon Go and is one of the easiest Pokémon to solo courtesy of its quadruple weakness to the Ground type. For low-level trainers, 2 trainers will suffice. 

Its counters include Ground Fire and Fighting types, with all three being common types in the meta.

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!

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With that being said, let’s check out the raid guide for Magnezone!


Stats and Max CP

Magneton ElectricSteel
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  Flying Water Fairy Ice Rock

 

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 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:

Mega Manectric Counters
The supreme Magneton Raid Counters
Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Excadrill Mud Slap Ground Drill Run Ground
Great Magneton raid counters
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground
Rhyperior Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Krookodile Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Golurk Mud Slap Ground Earth Power Ground
Donphan Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Mamoswine Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Golem Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Flygon Mud Shot Ground Earth Power* Ground
Swampert Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground

* denotes a legacy move


Magnezone Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Spark Electric
  • Thunder Shock Electric
  • Charge Beam Electric
  • Discharge Electric
  • Zap Cannon Electric
  • Magnet Bomb Steel

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.


Conclusion

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!

Let’s go!

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