Some people ask the question: how to evolve Magneton in Pokemon GO? Pokemon GO started with all Gen 1 Pokemon and of course, almost 5 years later, they have expanded to the other Generations.
Two particular Pokemon are Magnemite and Magneton. Magnemite is the initial form that later evolves into Magneton. Both of them are Electric-types but in Gen 2, they earned the secondary type of Steel.
These two are also in Pokemon GO and later on the addition of Magnezone. Magnezone was introduced in Gen 4 and is the next evolution of Magneton. To evolve Magneton, from Gen 4 to 7 it had to level up in a special magnetic field.
In Gen 8, just use a Thunder Stone to evolve the Magneton. That’s because the process is a bit similar but also different. Anyway, here are the steps that you need to do as well as a couple of things.
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Things to Consider On How to Evolve Magneton in Pokemon GO
Getting a Magneton
Before we get on the steps on how to evolve Magneton in Pokemon GO, we need to get a Magneton first. The Magneton is the one that will evolve into the Magnezone.
Evolving a Magnemite
There are two ways to get a Magneton and the first way is to simply catch a Magnemite and evolve it into a Magneton. Evolving a Magnemite requires 25 Magnemite Candies. That’s the part that takes a bit long which is to gather the Candies.
Catching Megneton on Map
The second method is that you can simply catch a Magneton if it appears on the map. Magnetons aren’t that rare but they don’t always show up. When you get a Magneton, life becomes easier because you don’t need to have 25 Magnemite Candies since it is already the evolved form that you want.
Getting a Magnetic Lure Module
Aside from the Magneton, you need to get a Magnetic Lure Module. It is a type of Lure that players can place on a Poke Stop. This Lure particularly attracts Rock, Electric, and Steel-type Pokemon.
Buying Magnetic Lure from the store
This is an important catalyst to evolve the Magneton and you can get it by buying one from the store which costs around 200 Poke Coins. You may need to spend some money if you want to buy a Magnetic Lure Module using Poke Coins.
The Poke Coins vary in cost depending on where you are around the world but it’s usually something like $1 for 100 coins and it increases depending on the rate.
Free alternative way
Another way to get a Magnetic Lure Module without spending any real money is to do certain Timed Research from events. If you’re also lucky, someone else probably used a Magnetic Lure Module on a Poke Stop.
All you have to do is just evolve your Magneton while the Magnetic Lure Module is up. Remember that these things will last for 30 minutes.
List of Pokemon that Magnetic Lure Modules attract
- Alolan Diglett
- Alolan Geodude
Steps on How to Evolve Magneton into Magnezone
Let’s finally get into the steps of evolving this thing.
Step 1: Have a Magneton
Step 2: Go to a Poke Stop where a Magnetic Lure Module is active (or use one your own)
Step 3: Use 100 Magnemite Candies to evolve the Magneton within the range of the Magnetic Lure Module.
These are pretty much the steps on how to evolve Magneton in Pokemon GO. The Evolve option won’t appear anyway when you’re not in the range of the Magnetic Lure Module.
Is it worth it to get a Magnezone?
This is one of those situations where it is dependent on the player. On its own, Magnezone is actually good in Raids and if the scenario is good, it is good in Gym battles. It is a tanky Pokemon due to the Steel-type property but can deal sufficient damage with the Electric-type aspect as well. Two moves that make it good are Mirror Shot and Charge Beam.
Now that you know how to evolve Magneton in Pokemon GO, would you like to get one? The challenge here is getting 100 or for some 125 Magnemite Candies. If you do have a large stock of these Candies, then you might want to try and get a Magnezone for your own.
Even if you don’t plan on using it, you can just add it to your collection. It is viable in combat giving it resistance to multiple Pokemon types. It does suffer badly from Fire and Fighting and will get obliterated with Ground-type moves so just keep that in mind.