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Best moveset for Magnezone in Pokémon Go

Magnezone is a durable fighter that can hit pretty hard.
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A Pokémon can be made based on the movesets they’re given in Pokémon Go. All Pokémon in the game receive a small amount from the large pool, and making the correct decision can be difficult. You have to factor in the Pokémon’s typing, its stats, what PvP league it’s going to fit best in, and what Pokémon directly counter it in that league and the one it counters. For Magnezone, there are several things to consider, but it is one of the better Pokémon for trainers to use in the Master League. You can regularly find it used by plenty of trainers, and while it has decent stats, you need to give it the best moveset for Magnezone to truly shine.

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Magnezone is an Electric and Steel-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground-type attacks, but it’s resistant to Bug, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, and Steel-type moves. For PvP, Magnezone has a maximum CP of 3,205, an attack of 199, a defense of 173, and a stamina of 147. When using Magnezone in PvE Pokémon raids, it has an attack of 238, a defense of 205, and a stamina of 172. Even if you don’t plan to use Magnezone in PvP, it’s an excellent PvE raid Pokémon due to its variety of resistances.

These are all of the moves Magnezone can learn.

Fast moves

  • Charge Beam (Electric-type) – 5 damage and 3.6 energy (1.6 damage per turn)
  • Spark (Electric-type) – 4 damage and 4 energy (2 damage per turn)

Charged moves

  • Flash Cannon (Steel-type) – 110 damage and 70 energy
  • Mirror Shot (Steel-type) – 35 damage and 35 energy (30% chance to lower opponent’s attack by one rank)
  • Return (Normal-type) – 130 damage and 70 energy
  • Wild Charge (Electric-type) – 100 damage and 45 energy (100% chance to lower user’s defense by two ranks)
  • Zap Cannon (Electric-type) – 150 damage and 80 energy

When it comes to picking out your fast move for Magnezone, we recommend you use spark. It provides Magnezone with more energy each time you use it, giving it more opportunities to use its charged moves, which are far more powerful and useful during battles.

For the charged moves, you want to toss out zap cannon and return. If you have return on Magnezone, you’ve likely changed it from a shadow version, which we don’t recommend. The shadow Magnezone is better than the standard one, so long as you can obtain both of its charged moves. Zap cannon requires too much energy to use. We highly recommend you go with wild charge and mirror shot for your primary charged moves.

However, for those who are excellent at baiting out an opponent’s shields, swapping out wild charge or mirror shot for flash cannon is not a bad choice. You typically don’t want to use a high energy charged moves like flash cannon with a Pokémon that doesn’t have too much health. Still, trainers have had success stories of Magnezone using one of its low-cost energy charged moves to remove an opponent’s shields and then used its stronger attacks to decimate someone. It’s a high-risk decision, though.

Overall, the best moveset for Magnezone to learn will be spark for its fast move, followed by mirror shot and wild charge for its charged moves.

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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.