Welcome back, Trainers! In this installment of Generation Preparation, we'll take a look at the Magnet Area Pokémon, Magnezone. Let's get into it.
CATEGORY: Magnet Area Pokémon
TYPE: Electric / Steel
HEIGHT: 3' 11"
WEIGHT: 396.8 lbs.
MAX CP: 2996
Magnezone is the final evolved form of Magnemite. We expect it to take 100 Candy to evolve a Magneton to Magnezone. In the main-series games, Magneton needs to be in a magnetic area in order to evolve. It's unknown if Niantic will add a similar requirement into Pokémon GO, but we don't expect them to.
PLACE IN THE META: Magnezone is one of the more exciting additions coming to Pokémon GO in the fourth generation. It will certainly has the potential to be one of the better Electric-types, especially if it gets access to Wild Charge. It will have more weaknesses than Raikou or Electivire, but the Steel-typing gives it much more resistances.
As for its Steel-type potential, it has promise in that category also. Moveset will be the determining factor, however. On the other hand, Magnezone might not surpass Pokémon like Metagross, Heatran, or Dialga. Time will only tell.
Magnezone is a Steel- and Electric-type. This makes it weak to Fire- and Fighting-type attacks; doubly weak to Ground-type attacks; "immune" to Poison-type attacks; highly-resistant to Flying- and Steel-type attacks; as well as resistant to Grass-, Normal-, Ice-, Electric-, Bug-, Fairy-, Dragon- and Rock-type attacks.
LIKELY MOVEPOOL: Out of the Fast Moves we currently have in Pokémon GO, the following are the ones that seem most likely to be given to Magnezone:
Out of the Charged Moves we currently have in Pokémon GO, the following are the ones that seem most likely to be given to Magnezone:
Should Niantic add any new moves, the following are good candidates for Magnezone's movepool:
LOOKING AHEAD: Looking beyond Generation 4, Magnezone gains no evolution, exclusive Z-Move, or Mega Evolution.
Thanks for reading, Trainers!
SOURCE: Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook, The Official National Pokédex: Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon Edition, Stats Calculated by GO Hub | IMAGE CREDIT: The Pokémon Company
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