Magnezone, the Magnet Area Pokémon. Some say that Magnezone receives signals from space via the antenna on its head and that it's being controlled by some mysterious being. It's thought that a special magnetic field changed the molecular structure of this Pokémon's body, and that's what caused the Pokémon's evolution. Its three units generate magnetism. It emits strange radio waves toward space from its antenna.


If you are one of those who believe on aliens kidnapping people on farms, you'll be surprised at how effective Magnezone is at abducting Steel types on a very similar fashion. Magnezone's main draw is being able to trap and remove from play annoying Pokemon such as Corviknight, Skarmory and Ferrothorn thanks to its Magnet Pull ability which prevents them from escaping. While losing Hidden Power might had been a very big loss for Magnezone, Game Freak has also blessed Magnezone with Body Press and in virtue of its great natural physical bulk, it still allows it to own Ferrothorn and destroy it. Despite its numerous flaws, its main niche on removing certain Steel types from play allows it to still become a solid staple on 6v6 Singles.
It's base 130 Special Attack allows Magnezone to hit hard even without investment and it has access to solid STABs in Flash Cannon and Thunderbolt.
Access to Iron Defense and Body Press allows Magnezone to set up on specific threats such as Bulk Up Corviknight and Ferrothorn while giving it
It's Steel and Electric typing grants Magnezone a solid defensive typing allowing it to switch safely on resisted hits and trap the opponent when predicted right.
Even with investment, base 60 Speed is terribly slow and Magnezone simply doesn't have enough speed to trap faster Steel types like Excadrill, Heatran or Lucario who will simply be able to KO Magnezone with their STABs.
Magnezone's biggest flaw is its x4 weakness to Ground which pretty much makes it very easy to KO if it's hit by a Ground type attack.
It's coverage options are fairly limited because if you're not running Body Press, there is not much else to pick from as Tri Attack is an average coverage move and the loss of Hidden Power makes Choiced sets very unviable.
Due to Magnezone's popularity, it is not uncommon to see certain Ferrothorn or Skarmory sets using Shed Shell to escape Magnezone's trapping ability which would pretty much impact its usefulness on the match. Corviknight may also run extra Speed to escape Magnezone and U-turn safely out.


JULY 1947

- Iron Defense
- Body Press
- Thunderbolt
- Substitute / Teleport
Ability:Magnet Pull
Item: Leftovers
EVs and Nature:
4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature

Iron Defense and Body Press is what fuels this saucerpan to kidnap Miltanks at 12:00 am on the Johto region farms while remain undetected from military activity (if only Celesteela was being kept as a secret weapon). Iron Defense allows Magnezone to set up on Pokemon like Ferrothorn who can't hurt Magnezone without running a Ground move and while boosting its already good physical bulk, this becomes a deadly combination with Body Press as it allows Magnezone to even put pressure on special walls like Blissey who could potentially stall it. Thunderbolt is the only STAB Magnezone needs to hit Corviknight and Skarmory super-effectively while still being able to pressure slower Water types like Slowbro. Substitute works really well on this set as it blocks Ferrothorn's Leech Seed making it impossible for it to touch Magnezone without Bulldoze and allowing it to set up fully on it while granting Magnezone a chance to hit an unsuspecting opponent as they break its Substitute once it does its job. Teleport is also a good option as it allows Magnezone to scout potential Ground switch-ins or unexpected Shed Shell escapes while still granting momentum to your team.

Dynamaxing will help you do a lot of damage to the opposing Pokémon but you probably have better Dynamax setters in your team.

EVs and Items:
Magnezone wants max Speed and Special Attack to do as much damage as possible while outspeeding as many opponents as it can. If you want to power up Body Press' damage output, Max Defense instead of Special Attack is a good option if you're not really concerned on hitting anything with Thunderbolt. Because Magnezone has no self-recovery moves, it desperately needs the small ecovery it can gain from Leftovers.

Pokemon that appreciate having bulky Steel types like Corviknight and Ferrothorn removed such as Rillaboom, Dragonite and Garchomp are excellent Pokemon to pair with Magnezone as they heavily appreciate having their checks gone. Pokemon like Rotom-Wash and Slowking can scout and create momentum with Volt Switch and Teleport allowing Magnezone to switch safely into a Steel type it wants to trap.

Other Options:
Magnezone gets Tri Attack which would be its strongest move against Swampert, Seismitoad and Gastrodon while making a Choice set somewhat viable, although take into account that Magnezone will no longer be able to beat Ferrothorn as it resist all of its coverage moves.

Countering Magnezone

Shed Shell is basically Magnezone's biggest counter as if your team is extremely dependant on a Steel type you cannot afford to be trapped, by equipping this item, this pretty much puts the Magnezone player on a huge dilemma as they will need to target your Steel type with Knock Off or Trick.

Pokemon like Swampert, Gastrodon and Seismitoad wall Magnezone no matter what it does as they can take any hit and quickly KO it with Earthquake, however, take into account that a fully set up Magnezone is a dangerous beast as you definitely will not want your bulky Ground types to take a boosted Body Press.

Faster Pokemon like Garchomp, Cinderace, Blaziken, Excadrill, Lucario and any faster Pokemon that has access to a good STAB Ground, Fire or Fight will destroy Magnezone.

Galarian Slowking is one of the best walls to Magnezone, as its high Special Defense, resistance to Body Press, and strong Fire-type coverage allow it to pivot into and take on most Magnezone sets.

Locations in Games

Not in game

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Not in game

Evolve Magneton

Trade from Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Evolve Magneton (White)

Black 2/White 2:
P2 Lab

Evolve Magneton

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:
Evolve Magneton

Evolve Magneton

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon:
Evolve Magneton

Let's Go, Pikachu!/Let's Go, Eevee!:
Not in game

Challenge Beach, Loop Lagoon, Insular Sea
Max Raid Battles: Fields of Honor, Forest of Focus, Challenge Beach, Brawlers' Cave, Courageous Cavern, Stepping-Stone Sea, Honeycalm Sea

Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl:
Evolve Magneton

Legends: Arceus:
Coronet Highlands: Celestica Trail, Fabled Spring , Clamberclaw Cliffs

Anime Appearences

Magnezone has made a few anime appearance. Most notably one was used by Anna during various events within Alola.

# -English Episode Name- -Jp. Episode Name- Pics
M11 Giratina & The Sky Warrior Giratina & The Bouquet of the Sky - Shaymin Pics
626 Regaining the Home Advantage! Explosion! Magnezone vs Metagross!! Pics
779 Secrets From Out of the Fog! N's Secret...Beyond the Fog! Pics
780 Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! Team Rocket VS Team Plasma! Meowth and Colress!! Pics
781 Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals! The White Ruins! Ash VS N!! Pics
782 Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony! Team Plasma Strikes! The Ressurection Ritual!! Pics
865 The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! Protect the Future of Science! The Labyrinth of Electricity!! Pics
869 Confronting the Darkness! Criminal Investigation in Lumiose City! Clembot VS Black Clembot!! Pics
956 Racing to a Big Event! The Great Alola Pancake Race! Pics
984 Mounting an Electrifying Charge! Dash, Charjabug! Pics
1062 A High-Speed Awakening! Superspeed Vikavolt! The Awakening of Sophocles!! Pics
1117 Sobbing Sobble! Sobble Sobs For What Reason? Pics
1165 All Out, All of the Time! Fully Powered! The Alola Desert Island Race!! Pics
1182 It's all in the Name! Your Name is Francois Pics