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Magnezone is a very strong Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet and has a very high special attack. It can deal a lot of damage to Pokemon even without having to rely on super effective damage. Its biggest weakness is its Speed but it has very good bulk with high Defense and decent Special Defense. Many Pokemon won’t be untouchable because of this, but there are some good counters that won’t take much damage. These are all of Magnezone’s weaknesses and the best counters to use against it in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
What is Magnezone weak to in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
Magnezone is a Electric/Steel Type and can have one of three Skills. magnet pull it will prevent Steel-type Pokemon from switching out, making it dangerous to encounter in the wild. Robust will cause Magnezone to survive 1 HP if hit with full HP while Analytical will increase Magnezone’s moves by 30% if he is last to move. Aside from his weaknesses, he resists all other Types except Ghost, Water, and Dark. These are his weaknesses:
- land – 4x
- Struggling – 2x
- Fire – 2x
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How to Counter Magnezone in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Magnezone has very high Defense but its Special Defense is a bit weaker. Hitting him on the special side will usually be faster, but he also has access to light screen, which will halve the damage from special moves. If found in the wild, it will tend to have a Steel- and Electric-type move, making Water-, Ice-, Rock-, Flying-, and Fairy-type Pokemon all combine horribly. In most situations, the best counter will be any of the best Ground-type Pokemon in the game.
pokemon like Garchomp, hydreigon, gastrodon, Torkoal, or any Electric or Fire-type will be able to stack Magnezone’s hits without much trouble. Earth Power or Earthquake will almost certainly take out Magnezone if it doesn’t have Sturdy or the move Magnet Rise. Fighting-type Pokémon with Drain Punch will also be able to deal damage and recover their health at the same time.
To learn how to use your own Magnezone, see Best Magnezone Build for Tera Raids in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet or Best Nature for Magnemite, Magneton, & Magnezone in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on MyFullGames.