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Magnemite (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Slowbro
Pokémon
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Magnemite
コイル Coil
#081
081Magnemite.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Electric Steel
Category
Magnet Pokémon
Abilities
Magnet Pull or Sturdy
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#081
Johto
#118
Hoenn
#082
Sinnoh
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Regional Browser numbers
Height
1′00″
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
13.2 lbs.
Imperial
6.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F081.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Mineral group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 89 Battle Exp.: 891*

Magnemite (Japanese: コイル Coil) is an Electric/Steel-type Pokémon. Attracted by electricity, it is common in areas such as the Kanto Power Plant and Hoenn's New Mauville. Along with its evolved form Magneton, it is one of only two Pokémon to ever change type; from a pure Electric-type in the Generation I games to an Electric/Steel-type in Generation II and onward.

Magnemite can have one of two Abilities: Magnet Pull, which prevents Steel-type Pokémon from escaping; or Sturdy, which prevents One-Hit KO attacks from having any effect.

Magnemite evolves into Magneton starting at Level 30.

Biology

Physiology

Magnemite is a robotic lifeform that has a gray, circular body with a single, big eye, a horse shoe magnet on its left and right sides, two Phillips head screws that are supposed to be feet, and another screw on top of its head that looks similar to an antenna. Magnemite was originally thought to be a pure Electric type, but research eventually lead to the discovery of traits of a Steel-type Pokémon were present, too. Even though Magnemite and its evolved forms are mechanical creatures, they still have emotions, the need to eat and a way of reproducing. Magnemite also might be related to Beldum and Bronzor due to the fact that all of them are partially Steel-type that create electromagnetic waves to float in the air.

Gender differences

This Pokémon is genderless.

Special abilities

The magnetic units on Magnemite's body create electromagnetic waves that make it defy gravity and can potentially disrupt various electrical equipment. Magnemite usually attack by using electrical attacks such as Thunder Wave and Thunderbolt. Magnemite can also focus magnetic energy into a homing-attack known as Magnet Bomb.

Behavior

Habitat

Magnemite can usually be found in power plants.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Magnemite feed off of electrical currents.

In the anime

Magnemite first appeared in Sparks Fly for Magnemite. Ash and friends were in Gringy City while the power went out. When they were looking around for the cause of the power outage, a lone Magnemite showed up and was feeling attracted to Ash's Pikachu, who was having a cold. When a group of Grimer and its Muk leader were chasing Ash and co, a group of Magnemite and Magneton helped to fight them off.

In Get Along, Little Pokémon, Ash, Misty and Tracey met a man named Ethan who used Magnemite to harness electrical energy from bolts of lightning during thunderstorms and then the electrical energy would be given to towns that were without power. Magnemite #6 evolved into a Magneton to save Ash and Pikachu from Team Rocket.

Ash has battled two Gym Leaders with Magnemites: Jasmine in Nerves of Steelix and Wattson in Watt's with Wattson?.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Special manga

Magnemite makes a cameo aboard the S.S. Anne in Danger: High Voltorb as one of Lt. Surge's Pokémon ready to attack Red.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: A group of Magnemite are the clients of the game's second mission, sending the player to save their friend who is trapped in Thunderwave Cave. The rescued Magnemite decides to join the rescue team a couple of days later.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Uses antigravity to stay suspended. Appears without warning and uses Thunder Wave and similar moves.
Blue
Yellow It is born with the ability to defy gravity. It floats in air on powerful electromagnetic waves.
Stadium Appears as if out of nowhere. It floats using anti-gravity and discharges electricity from two side-mounted units.
Generation II
Gold It is attracted by electromagnetic waves. It may approach trainers if they are using their PokéGear.
Silver The units at the sides of its body generate anti-gravity energy to keep it aloft in the air.
Crystal The electricity emitted by the units on each side of its body cause it to become a strong magnet.
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Magnemite attaches itself to power lines to feed on electricity. If your house has a power outage, check your circuit breakers. You may find a large number of this Pokémon clinging to the breaker box.
Sapphire Magnemite floats in the air by emitting electromagnetic waves from the units at its sides. These waves block gravity. This Pokémon becomes incapable of flight if its internal electrical supply is depleted.
Emerald The units at its sides are extremely powerful magnets. They generate enough magnetism to draw in iron objects from over 300 feet away.
FireRed It moves while constantly hovering. It discharges Thunder Wave and so on from the units at its sides.
LeafGreen Uses antigravity to stay suspended. Appears without warning and uses Thunder Wave and similar moves.
Generation IV
Diamond The units at its sides generate electromagnetic waves that keep it airborne. It feeds on electricity.
Pearl The units at its sides generate electromagnetic waves that keep it airborne. It feeds on electricity.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Power Plant
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Power Plant, Route 10
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 6, 7, 38, and 39
Crystal
Common Routes 6, 7, 38, and 39
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common New Mauville
Emerald
Common New Mauville
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Power Plant
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Swarm Fuego Ironworks
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Tunnel
Pokémon Channel Back Yard
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Plains
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2
Secret Storage 19
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Thunderwave Cave (End)
Lightning Field (1F-7F)
Wish Cave (1F-3F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Underground Waterways
Dusk Factory

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 25
85 - 132 160 - 254
Attack: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Total: 325   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 95.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ¼×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None

In Generation I, due to the fact that Magnemite was introduced as a Pure Electric Type, the effectiveness of Ground is 200, of Electric and Flying is 50, and all the rest - 100.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Tackle Tackle Metal Sound
Tackle
Metal Sound
Tackle
6   Thundershock Thundershock Thundershock
11   Supersonic Supersonic Supersonic
14       Sonicboom
16   Sonicboom Sonicboom  
17       Thunder Wave
21 Sonicboom Thunder Wave Thunder Wave  
22       Spark
25 Thundershock      
26     Spark  
27   Lock On   Lock On
29 Supersonic      
30       Magnet Bomb
32     Lock On  
33   Swift   Screech
35 Thunder Wave      
38     Swift Discharge
39   Screech    
41 Swift      
43       Mirror Shot
44     Screech  
45   Zap Cannon    
46       Magnet Rise
47 Screech      
49       Gyro Ball
50     Zap Cannon  
54       Zap Cannon

By TM/HM

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM03   Curse    
TM04   Rollout    
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07   Zap Cannon    
TM09 Take Down      
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11   Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM13   Snore    
TM17   Protect Protect Protect
TM18   Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM20 Rage Endure    
TM21   Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM24 Thunderbolt   Thunderbolt Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder
TM27   Return Return Return
TM31 Mimic      
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect   Reflect Reflect
TM34 Bide Swagger Shock Wave Shock Wave
TM35   Sleep Talk    
TM39 Swift Swift    
TM40   Defense Curl    
TM42     Facade Facade
TM43     Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Thunder Wave      
TM50 Substitute      
TM57       Charge Beam
TM58       Endure
TM64       Explosion
TM67       Recycle
TM70       Flash
TM73       Thunder Wave
TM74       Gyro Ball
TM77       Psych Up
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Natural Gift
TM87       Swagger
TM90       Substitute
TM91       Flash Cannon
HM05 Flash Flash Flash  

By Move Tutor

In Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Pokémon Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald only:

Side game data

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Evolution

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Trivia

  • "Coil" was originally going to be Magnemite's English name.
  • Magnemite, along with is evolution Magneton, are the only Pokémon to gain another type with the debut of Generation II. In Generation I, Normal-, Psychic-, Ice-, Ghost-, and Template:Type2 moves were nominally effective against the two, however, once they became Template:Type2, their defenses against these moves rose, even to the point of ineffectiveness for Poison. In this way, Magnemite and Magneton became much more formidable than they were in Generation I.
  • Magnimite has the second lowest HP after Shedinja.

Origin

Magnemite seems to be a magnetic robot.

Name origin

Magnemite's name appears to be a combination of magnet and mite, in the sense of small creature. Alternatively, it could be a play on magnetite. Its Japanese name is simply coil, perhaps referring to the fact that a coil with electric current generates a magnetic field.

In other languages

  • German: Magnetilo
  • French: Magneti - This is from magnétique which means magnetic, and possibly petit meaning small.
  • Korean: 코일 Koil

External links

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