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Talk:Magnemite (Pokémon)

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Trivia

Magnemite's backsprites show two different types of top screw nut between Gen1-3 and Gen4. In Generation 4, it changes to a Philips head screw, while all previous depictions of it is a flathead screw. Is this notable enough to be considered trivia? RWMVG1DC 21:16, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Type effectiveness

Shouldn't the "type effectiveness" box of Magnemite / Magneton be redone somewhat, since many of the original alignments before the release of Gen II have been overlooked in the notes below? eg. The Dragon-type hasn't been acknowledged as previously doing 1x damage, nor has the Fire-type's or Fighting-type's 1x effectiveness due to the lack of the Steel-type in Gen I. The existing type alignment notes are also rather disordered, when they could be more efficiently grouped into 1x and 0.5x.

H4r8z0r 19:26, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

I'll fix that... As for the 0.5× vs ½ thing... well, I'm absolutely certain that decimals would confuse people. I once had a guy ask me whether 0.6 or 0.5 was half. TTEchidna 19:35, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Right, cool. Sorry, I meant 1/2x actually, not 0.5x; I didn't mean to differentiate between the two different ways of writing "one half", only to point out that they could be grouped as "normally effective" [1x] and "not very effective..." [1/2x] to make reading easier. But thanks!

H4r8z0r 20:03, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Shiny

"Magnemite's Generation II shiny sprite incorrectly shows the ends of the magnets being colored, unlike the further generation's sprites."

I'm just curious but was there a correct shiny version at the time of gen II's release or did the magnets having no color happen later? Just wondering --Riggy (>0.0)> 02:35, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

BW2 Join Avenue Trick

This Pokemon has recently been the subject of a trick where everyone can trade Magnemite back and forth across the GTS to build up their Join Avenue, due to its early availability and ease to catch because of its Magnet Pull, Thunder Wave and Sonicboom. Really quite an impressive feat by those playing the game. Here's the method if you need more info http://wenette.tumblr.com/post/33519081336/pokemon-b-w2-guide-to-increase-your-join-avenue. Something for the trivia section? Tadzo (talk) 16:02, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

It's called the Magnemite Coil, and in addition to building the Join Avenue, it's also used as a means of exchanging Pokerus and items, might want to add that too. Dralcax (talk) 00:05, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

The only ones to change type until Generation IV?

What changed type in Generation IV? I know Rotom's formes did in V... --HeroicJay (talk) 23:07, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

A fake Electric/Fire-type Magnemite

Hello. I have not tested it too many times, so I ask for volunteers to help confirm this: After playing the Generation II Pokémon games Crystal and Stadium 2, I decided to play Stadium 1 again. And when I looked at a Magnemite that I have, it said that it was an Electric/Fire-type Pokémon—which a normal Magnemite is never able to be—rather than just an Electric-type (Steel wasn't in Generation I). However, it was not any weaker against a Water-type attack that I used on it. May any volunteers see if this happens to them as well so that this could be put on the article? —The Sackinator (talk) 04:34, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

1,500 Years of Magnemite

"Despite its modern, artificial appearance, it has been seen in carvings depicting Magnemite that have been discovered at the Ruins of Alph, indicating it has existed for at least 1,500 years." Uhm... What? Since when? I followed the link to the Neon Discovery TCG but... Like... There's nothing there that backs this up. Me, Hurray! (talk) 14:14, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Near the Smeargle and Kabutops.--ForceFire 14:26, 2 August 2014 (UTC)