Magneton Raid Counters Guide

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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

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


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.


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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