Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to evolve Magnemite and Magneton

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The evolutionary line of Magnemite, Magneton, and Magnezone is a tricky one because it actually changed over time. Originally to get your Magneton to change into a Magnezone involved you leveling it up but only in a specific location that contained magnetic activity. It’s different now in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet for Nintendo Switch, though.

How to evolve Magnemite and Magneton into Magnezone in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Firstly, you’ll want to catch a Magnemite. Despite being tiny they’re really easy to spot as, finally, a Pokemon game has actually made them look metallic so the light tends to glisten off them. Once you have that, you just need to get it to level 30. A process that this game allows you to do in no time flat. Once it hits level 30 it’ll evolve into the Magneton.

From there, you might notice that your Magneton can level all it wants but won’t evolve. That’s because this is one of those Pokemon that require you to use an item on it. If you’ve been picking up all the items you see littering the landscape you more than likely encountered a Thunder Stone. Especially if you’re picking up items in bad weather.

To evolve Magneton into Magnezon simply go into your bag, find a Thunderstone, and use it on your Magneton. Et viola.

Magnezone is a great addition to a team because of it’s Electric/Steel type which makes it resistant to Normal, Flying, Rock, Bug, Steel, Grass, Electric, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, and Fairy. It’s also immune to Poison attacks. Just keep it away from Ground attacks. Those do quadruple damage.

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The downsides are its stats are a little midland, and it can’t learn a variety of moves beyond mostly Steel and Electric moves. So if an opponent sees this, it pretty much knows what’s coming.