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Slowbro #080: Slowbro
Pokémon
#082: Magneton Magneton
Magnemite
コイル Coil
#081
081Magnemite.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Types
 Electric  Steel   Electric   Electric 
Species
Magnet Pokémon
Abilities
Magnet Pull or Sturdy Sturdy
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#081
Johto
#119*
Hoenn
#082
Sinnoh
#178Pt
Unova
#—
Not in any regional Pokédex
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-056
Almia
R-062
Oblivia
R-110
Oblivia (past)
N—
Not in any regional Browser
Height
1' 00"
Imperial
0.3m
Metric
1' 00"/0.3m
0.0m
Weight
13.2lbs
Imperial
6.0kg
Metric
13.2lbs/6.0kg
0.0kg
Dex color
Gray
Footprint
 F081.png 
Body style
Body04.png
Catch rate
190
24.8%
Gender ratio
Genderless Unknown
Genderless
Breeding
Mineral group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 89 Battle Exp.: 635*

Magnemite (Japanese: コイル Coil) is a dual-type Electric/Steel Pokémon, and formerly, in Generation I, a pure Electric-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Magneton starting at level 30, which evolves into Magnezone when leveled up in Mt. Coronet or Chargestone Cave.

Overview

Magnemite is a pseudo-robotic life form consisting of a round metal body, two horseshoe magnets, and some phillips head screws. It floats through the air using magnetism which it also consumes for energy. Magnemite are generally found around power plants or mountainous regions with substantial metal content. They are generally docile and keep to themselves and only attack when provoked, but they may react differently if a large magnetized object is nearby.

Gender differences

Magnemite is a genderless species.

Male is blue and female is pink. Males have a facial covering resembling a moustache, while females have one resembling a fluffy collar. Males have diamonds on their inner tentacles and females have frills. Males lack a mouth, while females have one shaped like a heart. Females have two eyelashes and larger eyes while males have small eyes and one small upper eyelash. Males have more frills on their outer tentacles.

Male Female
593.png 593 f.png

In the games

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
1/2
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
12/16 ★★

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 ¼×
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 ¼×
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 ¼×
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 ¼×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100}}100% 35
01111 0044 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 055}}55% 20
0066 0077 ThunderShock Electric Special 04040 100}}100% 30
01414 01111 SonicBoom Normal Special 0000 090}}90% 20
01717 01515 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
03333 01818 Magnet Bomb Steel Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
02222 02121 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
04646 02525 Mirror Shot Steel Special 06565 085}}85% 10
000Start 02929 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 085}}85% 40
02727 03232 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
N/AN/A 03535 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
03838 03939 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
04343 04343 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100}}100% 15
03030 04646 Lock-On Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 5
04949 04949 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —}}—% 10
05454 05353 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
05959 05757 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Magnemite obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magnemite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magnemite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 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 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 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 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 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 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 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
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magnemite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magnemite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

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

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Electroweb Electric Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Recycle Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Magnemite can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Magnemite cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magnemite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magnemite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Rugged Mountain Recycle Normal Status —% 10
Rugged Mountain Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
  • A superscript level indicates that Magnemite can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magnemite
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magnemite
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Agility Magnemite English United States 5 October 4 to 10, 2002

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Uncommon Power Plant
Blue (Japan)
Unknown Power Plant
Yellow
Common Power Plant, Route 10
Generation II
Gold Silver
Uncommon Routes 6, 11, 38, and 39
Crystal
Uncommon Routes 6, 11, 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
Uncommon Route 222, Fuego Ironworks
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Routes 6, 11, 38, 39 and Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Suburban Area
Generation V
Black White
Unknown White Forest (White only)
Black 2 White 2
Uncommon (Outer) Common (Inner) Virbank Complex
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Silver Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Metal Coat Metal Coat (8%)
Crystal
Ruby Sapphire Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Black White Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Metal Coat Metal Coat (5%)

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 It is attracted by electromagnetic waves. It may approach trainers if they are using their Pokégear.
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
Platinum The faster the units at its sides rotate, the greater the magnetic force they generate.
HeartGold It is attracted by electromagnetic waves. It may approach trainers if they are using their Pokégear.
SoulSilver The units at the sides of its body generate antigravity energy to keep it aloft in the air.
Generation V
Black The faster the units at its sides rotate, the greater the magnetic force they generate.
White
Black 2 The electromagnetic waves emitted by the units at the sides of its head expel antigravity, which allows it to float.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 081.png Spr 1y 081.png Spr 1g 081.png Spr b g1 081.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 081.png Spr 2s 081.png Spr 2c 081.gif Spr b 2g 081.png
Spr 2g 081 s.png Spr 2s 081 s.png Spr 2c 081 s.gif Spr b 2g 081 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 081.png Spr 3e 081.gif Spr 3f 081.png Spr b 3r 081.png
Spr 3r 081 s.png Spr 3e 081 s.gif Spr 3f 081 s.png Spr b 3r 081 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 081.png Spr 4p 081.png Spr 4h 081.png Spr b 4d 081.png
Spr 4d 081 s.png Spr 4p 081 s.png Spr 4h 081 s.png Spr b 4d 081 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 081.png Spr 5b 081.png Spr b 5b 081.png
Spr 5b 081 s.png Spr 5b 081 s.png Spr b 5b 081 s.png
Magnemite For other sprites and images, please see Magnemite images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Evolution

Magnemite
Unevolved
Magnemite
 Electric  Steel 
Rare Candy
Level 30


Magneton
First evolution
Magneton
 Electric  Steel 
Town Map
Level up
at Mt. Coronet
or Chargestone Cave



Magnezone
Second evolution
Magnezone
 Electric  Steel 


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin081.png Pin081.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS081.png PinRS081.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani081.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP081.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12.8%
Friend Area: Power Plant
Phrases
51%-100% HP bzbzbzz... magnemite...
26%-50% HP bzbzbzz... magnemite 50 percent...
1%-25% HP bzbzbzz... magnemite failing...
Level up bzbzbzz... magnemite leveled up!...
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 bzbzbzz... magnemite leveled up!...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP081.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
( Electric )
Field move: Recharge fm.pngRecharge fm.png
(Recharge ×2)
Loops: 2 Min. exp.: 4 Max. exp.: 4
Browser entry  
Magnemite looses electricity to attack. It can also recharge your Styler.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Electric  Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
( Electric )
Field move: Recharge 2 field move.png
(Recharge ×2)
Browser entry  
It attacks by sending out bolts of electricity.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Electric  Electric Assist.png
( Electric )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Recharge 2 field move.png
(Recharge ×2)
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
PPW081.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Magnemite came out of crates in the Cavern Zone. What do they like best? Rhyperior's Bumper Burn and Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up!
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}}}

Side game locations

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Tunnel
Pokémon Channel Back Yard
Pokémon Pinball Lavender Town
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 2
Secret Storage 19
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Thunderwave Cave (End)
Lightning Field (1F-7F)
Wish Cave (1F-3F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Final Maze (B1-B48)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Waterworks
Dusk Factory
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Pueltown
Volcano Cave
Union Road
Peril Cliffs
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Wireless Tower
Mitonga Road
Old Mansion
Daybreak Ruins
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace
Pokémon Rumble Blast Factory: Firebreathing Mountain
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Cavern Zone


NPC appearances

In the anime

Magnemite in the anime

Major appearances

Magnemite first appeared in Sparks Fly for Magnemite. Ash and his friends were in Gringey 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 had a cold. When a group of Grimer and its Muk leader were chasing Ash and his friends, 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.

A group of Magnemite and a Magneton appeared as security guards in Current Events as they first attacked Team Rocket who sneaked into a power station guarded entirely by Pokémon. Ash saw the door had been opened by someone, and upon investigatation, was also attacked by the Magnemite.

A Magnemite belonging to the Olivine City Gym Leader, Jasmine, makes its debut in Fight for the Light! riding on Jasmine's shoulder through the whole episode. It is later used in her Gym Battle with Ash in Nerves of Steelix!, sending it out against Ash's Pikachu.

An army of Magnemite and Magneton, led by a Magnezone, appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior under the ownership of the main villain, Zero. They were used by Zero as a swarm to trap or capture, as well as being able to contain people and Pokémon by linking together around them, preventing them from moving.

Minor appearances

Two Magnemite appeared in Lights, Camera, Quack-tion, acting as lighting technicians for the film "Pokémon in Love".

Four Magnemite were among the Pokémon controlled by Cassidy and Butch in Pikachu Re-Volts.

Multiple Magnemite also appeared in The Power of One.

Three Magnemite belonging to a group of Phony Pokémon interpreters appeared in The Poké Spokesman where they were convinced by Simon to cease their attacks.

Ash has battled another Gym Leader with Magnemite: Wattson in Watt's with Wattson?.

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

Magnemite is one of the Electric-type Pokémon that was seen in the lake with crystal in As Clear As Crystal.

A Magnemite was partnered with two Team Rocket trainees in Training Daze.

Some Magnemite, their evolved form Magneton, a Steelix, and a Skarmory appeared in All Torkoal, No Play!.

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

Brock temporarily trained a Magnemite belonging to the Pokémon Summer Academy in Camping It Up!. Unlike the rest of the group, Brock had no problems bonding with and educating his Pokémon.

A group of Magnemite also appeared in Steeling Peace of Mind! and Saving the World From Ruins! along with numerous other Steel-type Pokémon (including some Magneton) on Iron Island.

A group of Magnemite served as guards for the Valley Windworks in Gone With the Windworks!.

A Magnemite belonging to Professor Kodama appeared in Sticking With Who You Know!.

Another Magnemite appeared in Dawn of a Royal Day!.

A Magnemite appeared in Expedition to Onix Island!.

A Magnemite appeared in Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!.

A Magnemite belonging to a Team Plasma Grunt appeared in BW112.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP030 Magnemite Ash's Pokédex Magnemite, a Magnet Pokémon. Its means of floating through the air are not understood. This very mysterious Pokémon is of the Electric type.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP101 Magnemite Ash's Pokédex Magnemite, the Magnet Pokémon. It's able to float through the air and leave its Thunder Wave through its magnet shaped units located on its sides.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Lt. Surge's Magnemite, as seen in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Magnemite makes multiple cameos aboard the S.S. Anne in Danger: High Voltorb as many of the Pokémon ready to attack Red; however, it's not clear if they belong to Lt. Surge or to his Sailor. It debuts in the next round, Buzz Off, Electabuzz! searching in the ship for Red.

Later, in Volume 13, Lt. Surge uses a Magnemite to fight Morty's Misdreavus, using electromagnetism to shield attacks as well as fire Zap Cannon. The fight, however, ended in a draw due to Misdreavus using Destiny Bond.

Wattson's two Magnemite were first seen with his Electrike battling Pokémon belonging to certain children.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Green caught a Magnemite before participating in the sports meet in Pokémon Sports Meet!!.

Giovanni sent out Magnemite when he was about to destroy Pallet Town with a missile in PM047.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Black owns a Magnemite in The Golden Boys manga.

In the TCG

Main article: Magnemite (TCG)

Magnemite first appeared in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as apart of the Base Set. It has since appeared in 33 sets with 26 variations. It is usually a common card and normally of the Lightning-type or Metal-types. It is always a basic Pokémon.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Magnemite was originally known as "Coil", from its Japanese name.
  • Magnemite is the first Steel-type Pokémon in National Pokédex order.
  • Despite most of Magnemite's Pokédex entries saying they are able to float through the air by employing powerful electromagnetic waves or even anti-gravity, Magnemite does not have the Ability Levitate, and so they are still affected by Earthquake or other Ground-type moves. However, as of Generation IV, Magnemite can learn Magnet Rise, which simulates Levitate for five turns.
  • Magnemite and its evolutionary line have twelve resistances and one immunity, making them the most resistant Pokémon to date. With the addition of Magnet Rise, which makes them immune to Ground-type attacks for five turns, their only double weakness is negated.
  • Due to their inclusion in Platinum's extended Sinnoh Pokédex and the Unova Pokédex in Black 2 and White 2, Magnemite and Magneton have appeared in every regional Pokédex.
  • Magnemite and its evolution Magneton are two of the 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.
  • Magnemite and its evolutions are the only dual-type Electric Pokémon that are part of a three-stage evolutionary line.
  • Magnemite is the first genderless Pokémon in the National Pokédex order.
  • Pokémon Snap is the only form of a Pokémon canon that shows two Magnemite bonding, similar to a Magneton. However, when a picture is taken, they are still called Magnemite.
  • Magnemite is currently the most traded Pokémon on the GTS. This is probably due to what is known as the Magnemite chain/coil: a scheme by which players can increase the number of visitors to their Join Avenue in Black 2 and White 2 by trading Magnemite on the GTS. The scheme originated with Japanese players and has spread around the globe.

Generation II type change

Magnemite, along with its evolution Magneton, were pure Electric-type in Generation I, but became dual-type Electric/Steel in Generation II. This makes them the first Pokémon to gain an extra type, the others being Rotom's other forms in Gen V. One could argue that this was purely because the Steel type had not been officially recognized by Pokémon researchers in Generation I; however, in FireRed and LeafGreen, they are Electric/Steel-type. The general consensus among fans is that the type change is simply a retcon, owing to the Magnemite evolution family clearly being metallic in origin, and the Steel type not existing until after they had debuted. Due to this type change, Magnemite is the first Steel-type Pokémon in National Pokédex order. However, it was unable to learn any Steel-type moves until Generation III.

Origin

Magnemite seems to be based on a magnet. It may also be based on the objectification of electromagnetism, one of the four fundamental interactions of nature.

Name origin

Magnemite may be a play on magnetite.

Coil is literally coil, perhaps referring to the fact that a coil with electric current generates a magnetic field.

In other languages
Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese コイル Coil From the English coil
France Flag.png French Magneti From magnétique, and petit
Spain Flag.png Spanish Magnemite Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Magnetilo From Magnet and ilo
Italy Flag.png Italian Magnemite Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코일 Koil Transliteration of Japanese name



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