Magneton Raid Counters Guide

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Magneton

Magneton is a Electric and Steel 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

It should be noted that Magneton has a 4x weakness to the Ground type!

The best counters for Magneton are the following:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot
Ground
Precipice Blades*
Ground
55s 0
2. Garchomp (Mega) Mud Shot
Ground
Earth Power*
Ground
62s 1
3. Groudon (Shadow) Mud Shot
Ground
Precipice Blades*
Ground
60s 1
4. Excadrill (Shadow) Mud-Slap
Ground
Scorching Sands
Ground
62s 1
5. Garchomp (Shadow) Mud Shot
Ground
Earth Power*
Ground
66s 1
6. Groudon Mud Shot
Ground
Precipice Blades
Ground
71s 1
7. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot
Ground
Sandsear Storm*
Ground
68s 2
8. Mamoswine (Shadow) Mud-Slap
Ground
High Horsepower
Ground
64s 3
9. Rhyperior (Shadow) Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
69s 2
10. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
77s 1
11. Excadrill Mud-Slap
Ground
Scorching Sands
Ground
75s 1
12. Garchomp Mud Shot
Ground
Earth Power*
Ground
79s 1
13. Golurk (Shadow) Mud-Slap
Ground
Earth Power
Ground
73s 2
14. Hippowdon (Shadow) Sand Attack
Ground
Scorching Sands
Ground
79s 2
15. Donphan (Shadow) Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
78s 2
16. Rhydon (Shadow) Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
75s 3
17. Flygon (Shadow) Sand Attack
Ground
Scorching Sands
Ground
78s 2
18. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot
Ground
Earth Power
Ground
79s 2
19. Mamoswine Mud-Slap
Ground
High Horsepower
Ground
77s 3
20. Rhyperior Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
82s 2
21. Heracross (Mega) Counter
Fighting
Earthquake
Ground
82s 3
22. Swampert (Shadow) Mud Shot
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
85s 2
23. Golem (Shadow) Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
80s 3
24. Entei (Shadow) Fire Fang
Fire
Scorching Sands
Ground
80s 3
25. Krookodile Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
88s 2
26. Golurk Mud-Slap
Ground
Earth Power
Ground
87s 2
27. Blaziken (Mega) Counter
Fighting
Blast Burn*
Fire
85s 3
28. Hippowdon Sand Attack Ground Scorching Sands
Ground
95s 2
29. Magmortar (Shadow) Fire Spin
Ground
Scorching Sands
Ground
84s 4
30. Sandslash (Shadow) Sand Attack
Ground
Scorching  Sands
Ground
87s 3
31. Donphan Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
87s 3
32. Ursaluna (Shadow) Rock Smash
Fighting
High Horsepower*
Ground
93s 2
33. Nidoking (Shadow) Double Kick
Fighting
Earth Power
Ground
95s 2
34. Rhydon Mud-Slap
Ground
Earthquake
Ground
90s 3
35. Flygon Sand Attack Ground Scorching Sands
Ground
94s 2

* 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
  • Volt Switch Electric
  • Metal Sound Steel
  • Discharge Electric
  • Zap Cannon Electric
  • Magnet Bomb Steel
  • Flash Cannon 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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