How to evolve Magneton into Magnezone in Pokémon Go

Magnezone is a great Pokémon to add to your collection.

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Typically when you’re ready to evolve a Pokémon in Pokémon Go, all you have to do is give it enough candy of its base form and then evolve it. Magneton is a little bit different. When you want to evolve it into a Magnezone, you have to take a few more steps than that and make sure you have a Magnetic Lure module. These modules are items you can directly purchase in the Pokémon Go shop for 200 Poké Coins. You can earn them from increasing your trainer level at certain points, or you can earn them from completing special research tasks. When you’re ready to use the Magnetic Lure, you’re half way there to evolving your Magneton.

To use your Magnetic Lure, you need to be in range of a Poké Stop. All you have to do is click the Poké Stop and hit the top icon that looks like a lure module. If that’s empty, the Poké Stop can accept a lure module. If a lure module is already being used, it’ll tell you, and you’ll have to wait for it to wear off before using it. All lure modules last for 30 minutes. You can pick the Magnetic Lure module from your inventory when you’re ready.

You’ll also need 100 Magnemite candies. You can obtain these by walking with Magnemite or Magneton as your buddy or capturing Magnemites in the wild. Once you have 100 candies, and you’re in range of a Poké Stop with a Magnetic Lure activated, you’ll be able to evolve it receive your Magnezone.

Magnezone is an Electric and Steel-type Pokémon. It will be weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground-type moves, 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. For PvE in raids, Magnezone has an attack of 238, a defense of 205, and a stamina of 172.

Magnezone is a perfect Pokémon because of how many resistances it has and its overall maximum CP. You can see it used throughout the Ultra and Master Leagues in Pokémon Go, and it’s always a reliable Pokémon to use in any of the three or five-star raids.