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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating
2 / 5
PvP Attacker Rating
-
Defense Tier
-

Pokemon Stats

60.00 kg Weight
1.00 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2485
ATK 223
DEF 169
STA 137

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

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PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Magneton’s best fast move is Spark, followed by Thunder Shock and Charge Beam.

  • Discharge’s increased flexibility and higher energy efficiency put it over Zap Cannon.

  • Magnet Bomb is superior to Flash Cannon, though neither synergize with Magneton’s fast moves.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Charge Beam is the best fast move on defense due to higher DPS and energy gain.

  • Discharge and Magnet Bomb require low enough energy to be reliably used on defense, although they are easy to dodge.

  • Zap Cannon and Flash Cannon do not work well with Magneton’s awful durability.

PVE Overview

Magneton has a nifty typing with 12 resistances that sadly cannot compensate for its bad defensive stats. It can function as an Electric-type attacker, with high Atk and passable moves, but Magneton will more likely be sitting on the bench, waiting for Gen 4 to roll around so that it can evolve and fix its problems.

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Thunder Shock + Discharge and Magnet Bomb

Note that this is a Double Legacy moveset, but it is worth tracking down. Thunder Shock, 1.5 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 4.5 EPT (Energy Per Turn), is a Legacy fast move for Magneton, built to spam charge moves with the best of them. Discharge, 65 Damage and 45 Energy cost, is a Legacy charge move on Magneton that will hit very hard for a low energy cost, aimed to cover Flying and Water type Pokemon like Skarmory and Azumarill. Magnet Bomb, 70 Damage and 45 Energy cost, will give us some great coverage over Rock, Ice and Fairy type Pokemon. Pairing Thunder Shock with these two charge moves will spam the enemy and force shields early in a fight.

Spark + Zap Cannon and Magnet Bomb

This moveset requires no Legacy moves, but do note that the Legacy moves Thunder Shock and Discharge will be optimal if you can get it. Spark, 2.00 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 4.00 EPT (Energy Per Turn), will still fulfill the role of charging Magnetons charge moves as quick as possible. Zap Cannon, 150 Damage and 80 Energy cost, will be deadly to those who decide not to shield as it will do great damage to 14/18 types in Pokemon Go. Magnet Bomb, 70 Damage and 45 Energy cost, will again be used for key coverage of Rock, Ice and Fairy type Pokemon.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League:  3/5

Magneton is a very niche pick for the Great League. It’s role is to hard counter some of the top tier Pokemon like Skarmory and Azumarill. However, it’s squishy stats will put it behind as it can be easily taken out. Look to find yourself a Double Legacy Magneton as it will perform well in its coverage role.

Ultra League: 3/5

Still a good pick for the role of hard coverage of Ultra League Pokemon, it can handle Pokemon like Lugia and Cresselia with ease.

Master League: 1/5

We see Magneton drop off the charts for the Master League, however, you can evolve it to Magnezone and that will provide you with great niche coverage for the Master League. Magneton should be utilized in the Great League and Ultra League to maximize its potential.

Fast Moves

6
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.70
0.40
12.86
8.57
10.71
8
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
13.64
7.27
9.09

Charge Moves

140
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.70
0.50
0.00
1.40
37.84
47.30
52.97
100
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.70
0.90
0.00
1.00
37.04
46.30
37.04
70
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.80
0.40
0.00
2.12
25.00
31.25
53.03

Legacy Fast Moves

5
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.30
13.33
8.33
10.42

Legacy Charge Moves

65
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.50
0.40
0.00
1.97
26.00
32.50
51.21

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 50
Stardust 50,000

Other

Flee Rate 6.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate20.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
256% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Electric Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Steel Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012935
2001.56172
200293110
2002.5125147
4003157185
4003.5189222
4004221260
4004.5253297
6005285335
6005.5317372
6006349410
6006.5381447
8007413485
8007.5445522
8008477560
8008.5509597
10009541635
10009.5573672
100010605710
100010.5635745
130011666781
130011.5696816
130012726852
130012.5757887
160013787923
160013.5817958
160014847994
160014.58781029
1900159081065
190015.59381100
1900169681136
190016.59991171
22001710291207
220017.510591242
22001810891278
220018.511201313
25001911501349
250019.511801384
25002012101420
250020.512411455
30002112711491
300021.513011527
30002213321562
300022.513621598
35002313921633
350023.514221669
35002414531704
350024.514831740
40002515131775
400025.515441811
40002615741846
400026.516041882
45002716341917
450027.516651953
45002816951988
450028.517252024
50002917562059
500029.517862095
50003018162130
500030.518312148
60003118462166
600031.518622184
60003218772201
600032.518922219
70003319072237
700033.519222255
70003419372272
700034.519522290
80003519672308
800035.519832326
80003619982343
800036.520132361
90003720282379
900037.520432397
90003820582414
900038.520732432
100003920892450
1000039.521042468
100004021192485
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