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Magneton (Pokémon)

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Magnemite #081: Magnemite
Pokémon
#083: Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Magneton
Magnet Pokémon
レアコイル
Rarecoil
#082
Magneton

Magneton

Magneton

Magneton
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Electric Steel
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Magnet Pull or Sturdy Cacophony
Cacophony
Analytic
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Magneton

Mega Magneton Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
60 (7.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
{{{forme1}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
132.3 lbs. 60.0 kg
{{{forme1}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#082
Kanto
#120
Johto
#083
Hoenn
#179
Sinnoh
#049
Unova
Mountain
#070
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-057
Fiore
R-063
Almia
R-111
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
161
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
163
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body11.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F082.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Magneton (Japanese: レアコイル Rarecoil) is a dual-type Electric/Steel Pokémon and formerly, in Generation I, a pure Electric-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Magnemite starting at level 30 and evolves into Magnezone when leveled up in either Mt. Coronet, Chargestone Cave, or on Kalos Route 13.

Biology

Magneton is the result of three Magnemite being linked together by a strong magnetic force, although a single Magnemite can evolve by itself when no other Magnemite are in the vicinity. The three Magnemite that Magneton consists of can be linked several ways. Magneton is most commonly seen as one Magnemite on top, and two Magnemite linked via body on the bottom, forming a triangle. However, in some cases, commonly seen in 3D Pokémon games, the Magnemite will not be connected at all, remaining in a triangular formation at rest, and being able to freely move within each other's vicinity to form other patterns. The magnetic forces that holds the three Magnemite together is powerful enough to dry up all moisture and raise the temperature 3.6 °F in the vicinity. It can also be disruptive to electronic devices.

Even though Magneton is a mechanical creature, it still has the need to eat. As seen in the anime, food for Magneton consists of electrical currents. It is usually found in rough terrain, often near power plants. When sunspots flare up, Magneton tends to appear more often, presumably due to the changes in the sun's magnetic field. It has been shown in the manga that it possesses the ability to form its electricity into both platforms and barriers. Despite its modern, artificial appearance, carvings depicting Magneton have been discovered at the Ruins of Alph, indicating it has existed for at least 1,500 years.

In the anime

Magneton in the anime
Shiny Magneton in the anime

Major appearances

Magneton first appeared in Sparks Fly for Magnemite. They, along with Magnemite, saved Ash and company from a Grimer attack.

A Magnemite that belonged to Ethan in Get Along, Little Pokémon evolved into a Magneton to save Ash and his Pikachu from Team Rocket.

Several Magneton attacked a Pokémon Center in The Poké Spokesman, but the Poké Spokesman was able to calm them down and stop the attack.

A group of Magnemite and a Magneton appeared as security guards in Current Events. Ash was attacked by the Magnemite, but when Ash retaliated with his Chikorita, a Magneton showed up and attacked.

Jackson used a Shiny Magneton against Ash during the Silver Conference in Tie One On!. It proved to be very strong, knocking out two of Ash's team members.

Wattson used a Magneton in his brief Gym Battle with Ash in Watt's with Wattson?. Several wild Magneton appeared later in the episode.

In All Torkoal, No Play!, Magneton was one of the Steel-type Pokémon in Steel Valley picking on a wild Torkoal.

An army of Magnemite and Magneton appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior under the ownership of the main villain, Zero.

Clemont owns a Magneton that appeared in Clemont's Got a Secret!. It stays at the Lumiose City Gym. This Magneton was shown to be able to separate itself into 3 Magnemite in order to dodge attacks.

Minor appearances

A Magneton appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Magneton also appeared in The Power of One.

A Magneton belonging to an unnamed Trainer appeared in a Hall of Fame photograph in Hello, Pummelo!.

Several Magneton were among the Electric Pokémon that were lured by the "Miracle Crystal" that Attila and Hun were using in The Legend of Thunder!.

A Magneton appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A group of Magneton appeared in Saving the World From Ruins! among the numerous other Steel types on Iron Island.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP101 Magneton Ash's Pokédex Magneton, the Magnet Pokémon. The evolved form of Magnemite. Its heavy gravitational power allow it to float, and it can emit powerful magnetic and electric fields.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Magneton makes a cameo aboard the S.S. Anne in Danger: High Voltorb as one of Lt. Surge's Pokémon ready to attack Red. However, it debuts in the next round, Buzz Off, Electabuzz!, when some of them torture Red with Thunderbolt. Lt. Surge uses two on his shoulder pads in Go for the Golbat where they produced sonic booms that act as a defensive barrier. Lt. Surge has a squad of Magneton, capable of using electromagnetism to create a tetrahedral aura. This aura is able to ferry people as well as attack and trap anything within, as seen in Volumes 3, 7, 10, and 12.

A wild Magneton appeared in Electro Magneton where it and three Magnemite attacked Blue and Evan, Blue used his Machamp to defeat it.

Jasmine's two magneton first appeared in Quilava Quandary, they were seen accompanying Jasmine through Ecruteak City. They, along with their Trainer, were caught in the earthquake the ravaged the entire area.

Another Magneton is shown as a member of Wattson's team.

Cyrus was briefly shown with a Magneton before it evolved into a Magnezone in Mt. Coronet.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Magneton participated in a baseball match in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!.

In the TCG

Main article: Magneton (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Formed by several Magnemite linked together. They frequently appear when sunspots flare up.
Blue
Yellow Generates strange radio signals. It raises the temperature by 3.6F degrees within 3,300 feet.
Stadium Formed by Magnemite that link together when the number of black spots on the sun increases. Fires high-voltage power, etc.
Generation II
Gold Three Magnemite are linked by a strong magnetic force. Earaches will occur if you get too close.
Silver The Magnemite are united by a magnetism so powerful, it dries all moisture in its vicinities.
Crystal When many Magneton gather together, the resulting magnetic storm disrupts radio waves.
Stadium 2 Three Magnemite are linked by a strong magnetic force. Earaches will occur if you get too close.
Generation III
Ruby Magneton emits a powerful magnetic force that is fatal to mechanical devices. As a result, large cities sound sirens to warn citizens of large-scale outbreaks of this Pokémon.
Sapphire Magneton emits a powerful magnetic force that is fatal to electronics and precision instruments. Because of this, it is said that some towns warn people to keep this Pokémon inside a Poké Ball.
Emerald It is actually three Magnemite linked by magnetism. It generates powerful radio waves that raise temperatures by 3.6 degrees F within a 3,300-foot radius.
FireRed A linked cluster formed of several Magnemite. It discharges powerful magnetic waves at high voltage.
LeafGreen Formed by several Magnemite linked together. They frequently appear when sunspots flare up.
Generation IV
Diamond It is actually three Magnemite linked by magnetism. A group can set off a magnetic storm.
Pearl
Platinum Many mysteriously appear when more sunspots dot the sun. They stop TV sets from displaying properly.
HeartGold Three Magnemite are linked by a strong magnetic force. Earaches will occur if you get too close.
SoulSilver The Magnemite are united by a magnetism so powerful, it dries all moisture in its vicinity.
Generation V
Black Many mysteriously appear when more sunspots dot the sun. They stop TV sets from displaying properly.
White
Black 2 The stronger electromagnetic waves from the three linked Magnemite are enough to dry out surrounding moisture.
White 2
Generation VI
X A link cluster formed of several Magnemite. It discharges powerful magnetic waves at high voltage.
Y Generates strange radio signals. It raises the temperature by 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit within 3,300 feet.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Power Plant, Cerulean Cave
Blue (Japan)
Power Plant, Cerulean Cave
Yellow
Power Plant
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Magnemite
Crystal
Trade Dugtrio in Power Plant
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
New Mauville
Emerald
New Mauville
FireRed LeafGreen
Power Plant, Cerulean Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Magnemite
Platinum
Route 222, Victory Road
HeartGold SoulSilver
Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone
Trade Dugtrio in Power Plant
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Magnemite
Black 2 White 2
P2 Laboratory
Generation VI
X Y
Lost Hotel, Friend Safari (Steel)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Tunnel
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Magnemite
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 2
Endless Level 21
Forever Level 21
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Magnemite
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Waterworks
Dusk Factory
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Oil Field Hideout
Haruba Desert
Hippowdon Temple
Altru Building
Altru Tower
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Oblivia Ruins
Layuda Island
Sky Fortress
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace
Pokémon Rumble Blast Factory: Firebreathing Mountain

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Silver Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Ruby Sapphire Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Emerald
Pokémon XD Metal Coat Metal Coat (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen Magnet Magnet (5%)
Platinum Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
X Y Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 465   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 120.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
00Start Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
00Start Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
00Start Sonic Boom Normal Special 0000 09090% 20
044 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
077 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
1111 Electric Terrain Electric Status 0000 —% 10
1515 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Magnet Bomb Steel Physical 06060 —% 20
2121 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
2525 Mirror Shot Steel Special 06565 08585% 10
2929 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
3434 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100100% 10
3939 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100100% 10
4545 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
5151 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
5656 Lock-On Normal Status 0000 —% 5
6262 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
6767 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
7373 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Magneton obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magneton
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magneton
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM72 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magneton
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magneton
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Magneton in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Magneton in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magneton
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magneton
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Magneton can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Magneton cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magneton
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magneton
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magneton
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magneton
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin082.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS082.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani082.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP082.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Power Plant
Phrases
51%-100% HP vzvzvzz... go to next.
26%-50% HP vzvzvzzz... hp at 50 percent...
1%-25% HP vzvzvzzt... go to error... system failure imminent.
Level up vzvzvzt! go to next level!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up vzvzvzt! go to next level!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP082.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
( Electric )
Field move: Recharge fm.pngRecharge fm.png
(Recharge ×2)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 8 Max. exp.: 8
Browser entry  
Magneton generates electricity using its magnetism to recharge your Styler.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
( Electric )
Field move: Recharge 5 field move.png
(Recharge ×5)
Browser entry  
It discharges electricity from its body. It protects itself with an electric barrier.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Electric  Electric Assist.png
( Electric )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Recharge 4 field move.png
(Recharge ×4)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It restores the Styler Energy.
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

081Magnemite.png
Unevolved
Magnemite
 Electric  Steel 
Rare Candy
Level 30
082Magneton.png
First evolution
Magneton
 Electric  Steel 
Town Map
Level up
at Mt. Coronet
or Chargestone Cave
or Kalos Route 13
462Magnezone.png
Second evolution
Magnezone
 Electric  Steel 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 082.png Spr b g1 082.png Spr 1y 082.png Spr b g1 082.png Spr 1g 082.png Spr b g1 082.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 082.png Spr b 2g 082.png Spr 2s 082.png Spr b 2g 082.png Spr 2c 082.gif Spr b 2c 082.png
Spr 2g 082 s.png Spr b 2g 082 s.png Spr 2s 082 s.png Spr b 2g 082 s.png Spr 2c 082 s.gif Spr b 2g 082 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 082.png Spr b 3r 082.png Spr 3e 082.gif Spr b 3r 082.png Spr 3f 082.png Spr b 3r 082.png
Spr 3r 082 s.png Spr b 3r 082 s.png Spr 3e 082 s.gif Spr b 3r 082 s.png Spr 3f 082 s.png Spr b 3f 082 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 082.png Spr b 4d 082.png Spr 4p 082.png Spr b 4p 082.png Spr 4h 082.png Spr b 4h 082.png
Spr 4d 082 s.png Spr b 4d 082 s.png Spr 4p 082 s.png Spr b 4d 082 s.png Spr 4h 082 s.png Spr b 4d 082 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 082.png Spr b 5b 082.png Spr 5b 082.png Spr b 5b 082.png
Spr 5b 082 s.png Spr b 5b 082 s.png Spr 5b 082 s.png Spr b 5b 082 s.png
Front Back Front Back
082MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Magneton images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Magneton is originally known as "Recoil."
  • Magneton, along with its pre-evolution Magnemite, were pure Electric-type Pokémon in Generation I, but became dual-type Electric/Steel in Generation II. This makes them the first Pokémon to ever change typing, and the only ones to do so until Generation V when Rotom's formes were given additional typing.
  • Although it is said that Magneton is made up of three Magnemite, there is contradictory evidence seen in various forms of media.
    • In the only anime episode to date showing a Magnemite evolution, Get Along, Little Pokémon, when Ethan's Magnemite #6 evolves into Magneton, it "creates" two Magnemite during evolution, instead of combining with two real Magnemite. Similarly, in the main series games, when Magnemite reaches level 30, it evolves without the aid of two additional Magnemite. This is unlike Mantyke which requires a Remoraid to evolve.
    • In Pokémon Snap, a Magneton is clearly shown to be created by three Magnemite. Also, when two Magnemite get stuck together halfway through evolution in the original Mystery Dungeon games, they mention how three Magnemite must come together to evolve.
    • After evolution, Magneton becomes exactly ten times heavier than it was as Magnemite. Logically, it would be three times heavier if it were actually made of three Magnemite. Magnemite weighs 6.0 kg, or 13.23 lbs, while Magneton weighs 60.0 kg, or 132.3 lbs.
  • Magneton and its evolutionary line have eleven resistances and one immunity, making them the most resistant Pokémon ever (as no other type combination has the same or higher amount of resistances and/or immunities, regarding abilities). With the addition of Magnet Rise, which makes them immune to Ground-type attacks for five turns, their only double weakness is negated.
  • Magneton and its pre-evolution Magnemite are two of few Pokémon that had their cry changed slightly in Generation III. This was due to Generation III utilizing a better sound effects game engine and newer game system.
  • Magneton has been used by more rival characters than any other Pokémon, being used by three: Blue, Silver, and Wally.

Origin

Magneton is a cluster of three Magnemite which in turn seems to be based on the objectification of electromagnetism, one of the four fundamental interactions of nature. They are likely linked through strong electromagnetic force.

Name origin

Magneton may be a reference to magneton, a unit of magnetic movement, or a magnetron forms the core of a microwave oven.

Rarecoil may be a reference to rare-earth magnets.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese レアコイル Rarecoil From rare and coil
France Flag.png French Magnéton Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Magneton Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Magneton Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Magneton Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 레어코일 Reeokoil Transliteration of Japanese name


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