Magneton Raid Guide For Pokémon GO Players: Evolving Stars Event

The Evolving Stars event is now live in Pokémon GO. This evolution-themed event tasks players with evolving their one Cosmog (for now) into Cosmoem. In addition to these new Cosmoem-focused tasks, there has also been a shift in the raid rotation. While Yveletal is on its way out of Tier Five raids, Tier Three is delivering evolved Pokémon to battle.  With this Raid Guide, you can prepare a team to take on and defeat Magneton in Tier Three raids and find out if this Pokémon can or cannot be Shiny in Pokémon GO.

Magneton in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Magneton in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Top Magneton Counters

Pokebattler, which calculates all possible combinations of Pokémon and moves, lists the top 10 Magneton counters as such:

  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Shadow Mamoswine: Mud-Slap, Bulldoze
  • Therian Forme Landorus: Mud Shot, Earthquake
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot, Earth Power
  • Incarnate Forme Landorus: Mud Shot, Earth Power
  • Shadow Golem: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Groudon: Mud Shot, Earthquake
  • Shadow Swampert: Mud Shot, Earthquake
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Krookodile: Mud-Slap, Earthquake

It is recommended to power up your counters as much as possible, but creating that amount of strong Shadow Pokémon with their moves unlocked is a tall order for even the most practiced players. Here are ten additional non-Shadow and non-Mega counters that can help take down Magneton with efficiency.

  • Golurk: Mud-Slap, Earth Power
  • Donphan: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Rhydon: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Mamowsine: Mud-Slap, Bulldoze
  • Golem: Mud-Slap, Earthquake
  • Swampert: Mud Shot, Earthquake
  • Flygon: Mud Shot, Earth Power
  • Terrakion: Double Kick, Sacred Sword
  • Seismitoad: Mud Shot, Earth Power
  • Alolan Dugtrio: Mud-Slap, Earthquake

How Many Trainers Are Needed?

Magneton can be defeated by solo trainers. If you cannot guarantee the top counters with maxed-out CP and the best moves, your best bet is to make sure you have two Pokémon GO players.

Using the Circle Lock Technique to guarantee Great or Excellent throws, along with Golden Razz Berries, is the best way to catch Pokémon. I would try Pinap Berries on Magneton first, though, as it is an evolved form and offers more Candy.

Shiny Odds

Magneton cannot be encountered in its Shiny form. In order to get a Shiny Magneton, you much catch and evolve a Shiny Magnemite.

Happy raiding, fellow trainers!

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