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What's a good moveset for Magneton?

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This is different, because he can be way more bulky than Magnezone due to Eviolite, and also has better Speed.

asked May 28, 2011 by NJDevil
edited May 29, 2011 by trachy
Yes you are right - Magnezone has total stats of 535, but Magneton with Eviolite has 547!

7 Answers

6 votes

The MOSS strategy or the Super FEAR


Magnemite @ Oran Berry
Trait: Sturdy
Level: 1
EVs: 116 Def / 236 SDef
Bold Nature
- Protect
- Recycle
- Toxic
- Magic Coat

I found this object during my travels in UU, owned by someone by the name of Posh Velociraptor. I wasn't intimidated at first, but the set is definitely no joke. I sadly only got to see Protect and Recycle, so I took the liberty of adding Toxic and Magic Coat. This set is maybe not strictly a FEAR set, since t uses Toxic-Protect stall rather than Endeavour to whittle down it's foes. This also means it have some major advantages compared to normal FEAR.

  • It isn't destroyed by Sand. Hail is still very viable though.
  • Status moves are less of a threat since they can be bounced back with Magic Coat.
  • It isn't threatened by Ghosts. Steel and Poison is immune though.
  • It is guaranteed to survive 2 turns thanks to Sturdy.
  • It can be used multiple times, much like Aron.
  • Priority have the same effect as a normal move=nothing.

This is of course a gimmick set but it s hilarious to us and it is newer than any other FEAR strategy. And as far as I know, this is all new, hence, your opponent won't be expecting this.
Oh, and MOSS stands for:
Oran Berry

answered Jun 13, 2013 by Flafpert
edited Jun 13, 2013 by Flafpert
All credit for the idea goes to Posh Velociraptor.
2 votes

This works,


ITem: Evoilite
EV's 252 in both Defenses

Toxic ( The word Wall wring a bell ? )
Protect ( For toxic )
Thunderbolt ( Pain and suffering )
Flash Cannon ( STAB )

answered May 28, 2011 by Josh
protect for toxic? silly
2 votes

Magneton @ Eviolite
Trait: Analytic
EVs: 128 Def / 252 SAtk / 128 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • Reflect
  • Light Screen
  • Thunderbolt
  • Hidden Power [Ice]

Reflect and Light Screen not only make Magneton almost impossible to damage, it also provides team support. Thunderbolt and HP Ice get good type coverage together. It gets an even split in defenses, and 252 Attack, meaning it can do a good deal of damage. The lack of any Speed EVs also make it able to use Analytic effectively, making it even more powerful.

answered May 29, 2011 by trachy
edited May 29, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Ability- Sturdy

1) Rain Dance
2) Thunder
3) Flash Cannon
4) Magnet Rise

Rain dance makes thunder a sure hit for five turns. Flash cannon has STAB and magnet rise covers ground moves and grants your teammate to use moves like bulldoze and earthquake freely for five turns. Evoilite raises def. and special def. by alot also.

answered Jun 14, 2012 by cswordmaster
he's right
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My Magneton:

  • Charge Beam
  • Flash Cannon
  • Thunder Wave
  • Thunderbolt

Ability: Sturdy

answered Jul 12, 2012 by bigturbin
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Nature: Timid
EVs: HP 4 Sp. Atk 252 Spd 252
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Eviolite / Zap Plate if using Shock Wave

Zap Cannon: Auto-paralyze and STAB
Flash Cannon: STAB
Shock Wave / Thunderbolt: Lord over double-teamers with SW's STAB and Zap Plate for total base power 102 or Thunderbolt for reliable powerful electric move
Tri Attack: burn, paralyze or freeze; cool move

If you use Shock Wave with this set, you have 1 move from all the first 4 gens! It works well too, hate double teamers.

answered Apr 29, 2013 by Zapdos203
0 votes

Alright. Magneton: the original beast magnet from the original game.
What is there to say about it? Well, it's three magnets. Pretty strong magnets! This trio is devastating if used right. That is why I propose this:

Bulky Eviolite Magneton:

EV's: 252 HP, 252 Special Defense, 4 Defense
Item: Eviolite
Nature: Calm (+ Sp. def, - attack)
Ability: Your Choice, preferably Analytic

Thunderbolt/ Thunder
Flash Cannon
Light Screen/Reflect
Toxic/Thunder Wave

Try it out! You never know how much it could help your team.

answered May 14, 2013 by Oshawott98