Magneton (Base Set 9)

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Magneton LV.28
レアコイル Rarecoil
Team Plasma
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
Evolution stage
081 Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Magnemite
Card name Magneton
Type Lightning
Hit Points 60
retreat cost
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 9/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 9/130
Card GB set Colosseum
Card GB ID A22
Card GB 2 set Psychic Battle
Card GB 2 ID D28
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Magneton.

Magneton (Japanese: レアコイル Rarecoil) is a Lightning-type Stage 1 Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

LightningLightningColorless Thunder Wave
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
LightningLightningColorlessColorless Selfdestruct
Does 20 damage to each Pokémon on each player's Bench. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.) Magneton does 80 damage to itself.

Pokédex data

Magneton - Magnet Pokémon
No. Height Weight
082 3'3" (1.0 m) 132 lbs. (60.0 kg)
Pokédex entry
Formed by several Magnemites linked together. It frequently appears when sunspots flare up.

Release information

This card was released in the English Base Set, first originating from the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was reprinted in the English Base Set 2 expansion.



Thunder Wave and Selfdestruct are both moves in the Pokémon games. Magneton can learn Thunder Wave, but not Selfdestruct. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, though it is slightly reworded. The Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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