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If you have a good competitive moveset for Magearna, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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This is my first answer I'm posting, so be nice please.

okay Dubbles Magearna @ psychium Z
Type: Steel / Fairy
Ability: Soul-Heart
Nature: Modest (Spa+ Atk -)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 Spa / Spe

  • Fleur Cannon (Stab)
  • Flash Cannon (Stab)
  • Aura Sphere/Shift Gear (coverage/speed/or any other move you like.)
  • Heart Swap

Have a Pokemon set up some stat and a Focus Energy use Heart Swap to get rid of any bad you may gotten.
Because at 4 you always crit and you start at one the Focus Energy gives +2 and Z Heart Swap gives +1. So because crits ignore attack drops you can now use Fleur Cannon to your hearts content.
Have fun and let me know if you think it's a good set or what should be changed.

You do know that Aura Sphere isn't super effective against Ground OR Fire, right?
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Double Dance Magearna

Magearna @ Electrium Z
Ability: Soul-Heart
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Shift Gear
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt

Double Dance is a pretty dangerous strategy that gives a Pokemon the tools to deal with numerous team archetypes. Users of it usually carry two setup moves, one that boosts Speed and one that boosts offenses. Players can choose which boosts to obtain based on the team they are facing. If they are facing a more defensive, slower team, then they can boost their offenses to break through the team while not worrying about Speed due to the opposing team being naturally slower. Likewise, if the opposing team is faster but frailer, they can boost their Speed to outspeed the team without having to worry about the lack of power due the opposing team being naturally frailer. Notable users of this strategy include Swords Dance/Rock Polish Landorus-T and Dragon Dance/Coil Zygarde.

Magearna is a fantastic user of the Double Dance strategy, utilizing Calm Mind and Shift Gear as its setup moves. Ice Beam and Thunderbolt are chosen as the two attacking moves, as they provide the best neutral coverage. Electrium-Z is used in conjunction with Thunderbolt to give Magearna a chance to bust through one Pokemon and begin snowballing with Soul-Heart boosts. These slots can be customized, however, to fit the needs of specific teams. Energy Ball, Flash Cannon, Fleur Cannon, Focus Blast and Shadow Ball can all be used with or without their respective Z-Crystals to break past certain Pokemon.

The EV spread is pretty crucial for the success of this set, giving Magearna enough power and Speed to pull off a sweep. 252 Speed EVs and a Timid nature are necessary for Magearna to outspeed as many slow Pokemon as possible when unboosted. This also allows to Magearna to outspeed all Choice Scarf users at and under 102 base Speed (most notably Garchomp, Landorus-T and Tapu Lele). In addition, Magearna needs all the Special Attack is can get to break past defensive Pokemon before it gets its first Soul-Heart boost.

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No clue if this would actually be viable but I'll upvote for the effort and because I love Double Dance
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I thought of a physical/mixed set, it has 95 base Attack, after all:

Magearna @ Lum Berry
Ability: Soul-Heart
Nature: Naive (+ATT, -SP. DEF) or Lonely (+ATT, -DEF)
EVs: 252 ATT/252 SPE/4 HP

Iron Head
Shift Gear
Fleur Cannon
Heart Swap

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Magearna @ Fairium Z
Type : Steel / Fairy
Ability: Soul-Heart
Nature : Modest ( Spa+ Atk- )
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Atk / 252 Spa

  • Explosion
  • Shift Gear
  • Flash Cannon / Trick Room
  • Fleur Cannon

She works great in Singles and Doubles. Shift Gear is needed to boost Explosion and also speed so that it can outspeed majority of the attackers and Scarfers. Trick Room works great in doubles. Use Shift Gear at least 2 or 3 times, then when at Low Hp, use Explosion, BOOM. With the boost from Shift Gear, it's guaranteed to OHKO types that does not resist normal. Fleur Cannon has great power with STAB. And when paired with Fairium Z, it's deadly and also guaranteed to OHKO types that does not resist fairy. It lowers Sp. Atk by 2 stages though, but Soul Heart makes up for that. Flash Cannon is also STAB, and has chances to lower target's Sp. Def, which can really help you out.

Magearna has no gender. Why did you say "she"? Did you assume it is female because it's pink and looks like it's wearing a dress?
Did you assume a legendary's gender? What if Magearna was actually a boy cursed to wear a dress?
Reminder that this is a Pokemon website. Gender very rarely ever matters. There is absolutely no need whatsoever to comment on someone's answer from over a year ago to tell them off about misgendering something/body, especially a made up creature.
I, along with probably 95% of the fanbase, call HER a SHE too, she's even portrayed as another Pokemon Waifu if that's your thing. Not to mention it's canon, go watch Volcanion and The Mechanical Marvel, she's referred to as female the whole movie. You guys need to get off your high politically correct horses.

Now for the real issue at hand, the set itself, Shift Gear makes you faster, Trick Room makes slower pokemon go first, I can't be the only one who sees a problem here, you'll probably not even get the Explosion off!
Modest weakens the Explosian
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Magearna @ Assault Vest
Ability: Soul-Heart
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Fleur Cannon
- Flash Cannon
- Aura Sphere
- Volt Switch

Fat AV set, with a slow Volt Switch.

You could swap out Volt Switch for Shadow Ball just on the off chance someone (nooby) uses Shedinja for total (501 super-effective, 407 neutral) coverage.
Volt Switch is literally so much more useful to keep up momentum and bring in frail teammates. If you really want Shadow Ball replace Aura Sphere instead.
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Wallbreaking Mixed sweeper:

Tired of being walled by the Chansey/Blissey annoyance? Screens getting you down? Well here's the solution:

MagThatcher (Magearna) @ Shell Bell/Leftovers/Weakness Policy
Ability: Soul-Heart
EVs: 32 Atk / 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 220 Spe
Bashful Nature
- Shift Gear (Increases Speed and Attack obviously)
- Brick Break (All important for the breaking of screens and/or the Chansey line/Snorlax etc)
- Shadow Ball (We all know that Fighting and Ghost are unresisted, that's why this is here)
- Dazzling Gleam/Flash Cannon (Choose your STAB depending on what your team needs)

The nature and EV spread allow for a speed stat that after just one Shift Gear you outspeed literally everything except Deoxys-Speed and Ninjask (outspeeds Pheromosa by one point) two Shift Gears and even scarfed threats are outsped, the 4 points in SpD are to confound (most) Download users such as the Porygon line. The SpA fully invested stands at 359 while one Shift Gear brings your Attack stat to 351. This is best paired with Ribombee for the Quiver Passes to create an almost unstoppable KO machine (pun very much intended lol). The nature says Bashful, any neutral nature will do.

Edited: Optimised the EV spread as it's impossible to outspeed Ninjask, so after Shift Gear we now outspeed Pheromosa (the next fastest Pokemon) by one point.

Damage calculations for proof:

+2 32 Atk Magearna Brick Break vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Blissey: 386-456 (54 - 63.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

+3 32 Atk Magearna Brick Break vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Eviolite Chansey: 354-418 (50.3 - 59.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

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Sweeper Soul-Heart Magearna Moveset:

[email protected] Glasses
Trait: Soul-Heart

4HP, 126Def, 252SpA, 126SpD
Modest Nature


Fleur Cannon (the SpA drop is Crappy, but you'll most likely OHKO you opponent with this, raising your attack by one with soul-heart, and this makes it more bearable. with 244,5 Base power ((STAB+Wise Glasses)), only one sp.a. drop will be acceptable, and you can OHKO your opponents before using it and, if you OHKO your opponent, it will be brought back to 394).

Shift Gear (i know the attack increase won't be anything since you are full special, but anyways, the 2x speed increase wil be great. since you already have great sp.a, after one boost magearna will become a terrifying sweeper).

Mirror Shot (most will ask "why mirror shot when she has acess to flash cannon? well, the accuracy drop is VERY useful, and magearna already have a great special attack, a GREAT ONE, while after the modifiers it will have 106.75 base power, which with an accuracy drop is EXCELLENT).

Aura Sphere (covers 5 different types, one of them being steel, which resist both magearna's STAB. AND it always hits. 88 base power after the wise glasses makes it AWESOME, and fighting is always a good type tove a move of when your Pokemon is a fairy type. aura sphere does the job well, and at least deals a normal effective damage to one of her 2 weakness fire. so, is just a strong coverage move, but is always nice to have coverage).

i've been swept by this in a random showdown battle before. the opponent killed me with just magearna, didn't even had to use another of it's Pokémon. is actually IS OverPowered, but I pretty much hope it does not get a nerf, since is one of my favorite ever legendary Pokemon (i classify legendaries, mythicals and ultra beasts all as legendaries, as 20% of the world).

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I've seen mixed sets. But no all-out Physical sets. So here you have it:
The piece of garbage that is Physical Magearna!

Magearna @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Soul-Heart (unfortunately)
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 Def
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Shift Gear
Iron Head
Brick Break
Last Resort

"But Potty, Magearna is a Special Attacker!" You may complain. Well, they sure didn't hinder anyone hoping for a Physical set with that 95 base Attack stat!
Basically, they send out their Fire ot Ground type (say, PDon) and hit you super-effectively. Live with a small amount of HP, activate Weakness Policy then use Shift Gear. With the +3 Attack and +2 Speed, you're ready to KO the poor things with Iron Head or Brick Break. And top it all off, after sweeping with the two moves that were preceded by Shift Gear setup, strike with a Last Resort and laugh maliciously.
And that was the story of Physical Magearna.