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How to Beat Magnemite

If you are looking for the best ways to defeat Magnemite in Pokemon Go, you've come to the right place! This guide will teach you how to successfully win battles against Magnemite by exploiting its Type weakness(es).

In addition, it is equally as important to choose the optimal Pokemon and Movesets to take advantage of those weaknesses. This will allow you to to deal maximum damage during battle and defeat Magnemite quickly and easily.
How to Beat Magnemite
To defeat Magnemite in Pokemon Go you must take advantage of its Type Weakness(es). Being a Electric/Steel Type, Magnemite is vulnerable against Fire, Ground and Fighting Type Moves.

This guide lists the best Pokemon and best Movesets you should use in order to defeat Magnemite as effectively and as efficiently as possible.
Before we get into the details of this guide, please see below. The following is a simple step by step guide/checklist on how to defeat Magnemite. If you would like more information surrounding terminology, specific Pokemon, Movesets, DPS, etc. feel free to check out the rest of this guide.
5 Simple Tips to Defeat Magnemite
Tip #1. CP (Combat Power) Advantage
Choose Pokemon with equal or higher CP than that of the Magnemite you are battling. If your CP advantage is high enough, the next steps will not be as important in battle. Magnemite can have up to a maximum of 1083 CP.
Tip #2. Use Move Types Magnemite is Weak Against
Taking advantage of the Type Weakness(es) of Magnemite will allow you to deal more damage during battle. Magnemite is weak against the following Types:
FireGroundFighting
Damage
Increase
1.251.561.25
Tip #3. Use Pokemon & Moves of the Same Type for Additional Damage
For example, Bulbasaur using a Grass Move, Charmander using a Fire Move or Squirtle using a Water Move will deal 25% more damage simply because the Pokemon is the same Type as the Move it is using. You can find out more about damage mechanics at the end of this page.
Tip #4. Choose the Best Type(s) of Pokemon
Dealing additional damage, while taking reduced damage is important in defeating Magnemite. Avoid using Types of Pokemon Magnemite Moves are Super Effective against, instead try to use Types of Pokemon of which Magnemite Moves are Not Very Effective against.
MoveXMagnemite Moves are Super Effective Against
Spark
Thunder Shock
Discharge
Magnet Bomb
Thunderbolt
MoveMagnemite Moves Not Very Effective Against
Spark
Thunder Shock
Discharge
Magnet Bomb
Thunderbolt
Tip #5. Use High DPS Movesets for Max Damage
Taking advantage of the Type Weakness(es) of Magnemite and the STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) of your own Pokemon will allow you to deal a great amount of damage during battle. Magnemite will go down quickly if the optimal Pokemon & Movesets are used.

You can learn more about high damage Movesets at the end of this guide: Section IV. Best Pokemon & Movesets to use against Magnemite in battle.
Thank you for reading. If you would like further or more detailed information on how to defeat Magnemite please continue reading the rest of this guide. If you have questions, comments, or tips of your own, feel free to leave a message in the comment section at the end of this guide!
I. Magnemite Type Weaknesses
To defeat Magnemite you must first learn its Type weaknesses. Using specific Types of Moves that Magnemite is weak against will result in those Moves dealing Super Effective damage (25% damage bonus).
Magnemite is a Electric/Steel Type Pokemon, which means it is weak against the following Move Type(s) and will be vulnerable to the following damage multipliers:
FireGroundFighting
1.251.561.25
II. Utilizing Benefit of Super Effective Moves
Next we must identify Moves of the above Types. This is important as Moves that are Super Effective deal 25% additional damage. If a Pokemon has a double weakness, the Move will deal 56% additional damage.
In order to defeat Magnemite you will want to choose a Pokemon with Move Types Magnemite is vulnerable against. The moves of these types are shown below:
Move NameFast/
Charge
TypePowerSec.EnergyDPS
EmberFast Fire101.0579.52
Fire BlastCharge Fire1004.10-10024.39
Fire FangFast Fire100.84411.90
Fire PunchCharge Fire402.80-3314.29
Flame BurstCharge Fire302.10-2514.29
Flame ChargeCharge Fire253.10-208.06
Flame WheelCharge Fire404.60-258.70
FlamethrowerCharge Fire552.90-5018.97
Heat WaveCharge Fire803.80-10021.05
Move NameFast/
Charge
TypePowerSec.EnergyDPS
Bone ClubCharge Ground251.60-2515.63
BulldozeCharge Ground353.40-2510.29
DigCharge Ground705.80-3312.07
Drill RunCharge Ground503.40-3314.71
EarthquakeCharge Ground1004.20-10023.81
Mud BombCharge Ground302.60-2511.54
Mud ShotFast Ground60.55710.91
Mud SlapFast Ground151.35911.11
Move NameFast/
Charge
TypePowerSec.EnergyDPS
Brick BreakCharge Fighting301.60-3318.75
Cross ChopCharge Fighting602.00-10030.00
Karate ChopFast Fighting60.8077.50
Low KickFast Fighting50.6078.33
Low SweepCharge Fighting302.25-2513.33
Rock SmashFast Fighting151.41710.64
SubmissionCharge Fighting302.10-3314.29
III. Pokemon Weakness(es) vs. Magnemite
Before we go any further, please take a minute to consider the following. Most of this guide is focused on dealing high amounts of damage in a short period of time, in order to beat Magnemite as quickly as possible.

However, it is important to note that defensive Type weaknesses play an important role in Pokemon Go battles as well.
First off, Magnemite can deal a great amount of damage using Spark and Thunderbolt. This is especially true if you are using Pokemon that are weak against these Move Type(s). The damage per second and ranking of this moveset is shown below.
High DPS Moveset for Magnemite:
Move:SparkThunderbolt
Move Type:ElectricElectric
Category:Fast Charge
DPS:10.020.4
Rank (DPS):#64#55
DPS (w/ STAB):12.525.5
Rank (w/ STAB):#29#24
Magnemite is capable of using the following Moves:
Magnemite Fast Moves:Magnemite Charge Moves:
SparkThunder ShockDischargeMagnet BombThunderbolt
Type:
Type:
Power:75Power:353055
Sec:0.7 sec0.6 secSec:2.5 sec2.8 sec2.7 sec
Energy:47Energy:-33-25-50
DPS:10.08.3DPS:14.010.720.4
STAB:12.510.4STAB:17.513.425.5
While Spark and Thunderbolt is a strong Moveset, most of Magnemite's Moves will deal additional damage if used against certain Types of Pokemon as they will take increased damage from Magnemite. Depending on the particular Moveset of the Magnemite you are battling against, you will want to try and avoid using Pokemon of the following Types.
MoveXMagnemite Moves are Super Effective Against
Spark
Thunder Shock
Discharge
Magnet Bomb
Thunderbolt
On the other hand, there are certain Types of Pokemon in Pokemon Go, that will take less damage from the Moves of Magnemite. Therefore, to survive longer during Gym battles you will want to try and use Pokemon of the below Types when battling against Magnemite.
MoveMagnemite Moves are Not Very Effective Against
Spark
Thunder Shock
Discharge
Magnet Bomb
Thunderbolt
It is important to note that this is not the only factor in choosing the optimal Pokemon to defeat Magnemite. If you have a Pokemon with much higher CP and a high damage Moveset vs. Magnemite you will obviously want to use that Pokemon. You will be able to win the battle quickly before your opponent has even had a chance to deal much damage.

However, if you are using a Pokemon with average CP and an average moveset, choosing the right Type of Pokemon becomes much more important.
IV. Benefits of Type Weakness & STAB Damage
Getting back to the offensive side of battling, the next step is to identify which Pokemon have the capability of using Super Effective Moves against Magnemite.

Furthermore, we must identify Pokemon that are the same Type as the Moves they are using. This will result in an added 25% additional damage bonus, commonly referred to as STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus).
If you are new to Pokemon Go or to the damage mechanics in general, be sure to review the chart below before making your way to Section V. (Best Pokemon Movesets vs. Magnemite). It explains how Pokemon Go DB determines the best damage Moveset/Pokemon to beat Magnemite.
The following chart explains the terms used in this guide:
Battle Mechanics Terminology (Quick Reference Guide)
DPSDPS stands for Damage per Second. The DPS of each Move is calculated by taking the Power of a Move and dividing it by the time (seconds) it takes to actually perform the move (also known as a cooldown).
STABSTAB stands for Same Type Attack Bonus. When a Pokemon uses a Move that is the same Type as itself that Move will deal additional bonus damage. For example, if a Electric Type Pokemon uses a Electric Type Move it will deal 25% more damage.
Best Fast MoveThe Best Fast Move is calculated by taking the highest DPS Fast Move a Pokemon is capable of using. This includes the 25% STAB bonus. Generally every Pokemon in Pokemon Go will have one of two possible Fast Moves.
Best Charge MoveThe Best Charge Move is calculated by taking the highest DPS Charge Move a Pokemon is capable of using. This includes the 25% STAB bonus. Generally every Pokemon in Pokemon Go will have one of three possible Charge Moves.
Best Fast Move DPS vs. MagnemiteBest Fast Move DPS vs. Magnemite is calculated by taking the Best Fast Move DPS w/ STAB and multiplying that DPS by 1.25 if Magnemite has a single weakness to that Type or multiplying that DPS by 1.56 if Magnemite has a double weakness to that Type.
Best Charge Move DPS vs. MagnemiteBest Charge Move DPS vs. Magnemite is calculated by taking the Best Charge Move DPS w/ STAB and multiplying that DPS by 1.25 if Magnemite has a single weakness to that Type or multiplying that DPS by 1.56 if Magnemite has a double weakness to that Type.
Average DPSAverage DPS is simply the average of the Best Fast Move DPS vs. Magnemite and the Best Charge Move DPS vs. Magnemite. The chart is then sorted by highest Average DPS to lowest.
V. Best Pokemon & Movesets to use against Magnemite in battle.
The following chart lists the top Pokemon/Moveset against Magnemite. The list is sorted by highest Average Damage per Second to lowest. Type Effectiveness and STAB play a big role in increasing the damage that is done to Magnemite. If you follow every step in this guide, you will have a much easier time defeating Magnemite. Good Luck!
Best Pokemon Movesets vs. Magnemite
PicNameBest Fast MoveBest Charge MoveFast Move TypeCharge Move TypeBest Fast Move DPS vs. MagnemiteBest Charge Move DPS vs. MagnemiteAverage DPS
DugtrioMud SlapEarthquakeGroundGround21.746.534.1
GolemMud SlapEarthquakeGroundGround21.746.534.1
MarowakMud SlapEarthquakeGroundGround21.746.534.1
RhydonMud SlapEarthquakeGroundGround21.746.534.1
SandslashMud ShotEarthquakeGroundGround21.346.533.9
NidoqueenPoison JabEarthquakePoisonGround14.346.530.4
NidokingPoison JabEarthquakePoisonGround14.346.530.4
PrimeapeLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting13.046.929.9
MachopLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting13.046.929.9
MachokeLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting13.046.929.9
MankeyScratchCross ChopNormalFighting12.046.929.4
MachampKarate ChopCross ChopFightingFighting11.746.929.3
ArcanineFire FangFire BlastFireFire18.638.128.4
KangaskhanMud SlapEarthquakeGroundGround17.437.227.3
GravelerMud SlapStone EdgeGroundRock21.732.327.0
CharizardWing AttackFire BlastFlyingFire15.038.126.6
NinetalesEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
PonytaEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
RapidashEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
MagmarEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
FlareonEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
MoltresEmberFire BlastFireFire14.938.126.5
PsyduckWater GunCross ChopWaterFighting15.037.526.3
CuboneMud SlapBone ClubGroundGround21.730.526.1
TaurosTackleEarthquakeNormalGround13.637.225.4
KabutopsMud ShotStone EdgeGroundRock17.032.324.7
SnorlaxZen HeadbuttEarthquakePsychicGround11.437.224.3
JigglypuffPoundBody SlamNormalNormal16.232.124.1
MeowthScratchBody SlamNormalNormal15.032.123.5
PoliwrathMud ShotHydro PumpGroundWater17.029.623.3
OmastarMud ShotHydro PumpGroundWater17.029.623.3
PidgeotWing AttackHurricaneFlyingFlying15.031.323.1
WigglytuffPoundHyper BeamNormalNormal16.230.023.1
ChanseyPoundHyper BeamNormalNormal16.230.023.1
DewgongFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
CloysterFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
LaprasFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
ArticunoFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
HitmonleeRock SmashBrick BreakFightingFighting16.629.323.0
RattataTackleBody SlamNormalNormal13.632.122.8
EeveeTackleBody SlamNormalNormal13.632.122.8
DiglettMud SlapDigGroundGround21.723.622.6
ExeggutorZen HeadbuttSolar BeamPsychicGrass14.330.622.4
SandshrewMud ShotDigGroundGround21.323.622.4
IvysaurVine WhipPower WhipGrassGrass13.531.322.4
BellsproutVine WhipPower WhipGrassGrass13.531.322.4
TangelaVine WhipPower WhipGrassGrass13.531.322.4
WartortleWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
BlastoiseWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
GolduckWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
SeadraWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
StarmieWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
VaporeonWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
CharmanderEmberFlamethrowerFireFire14.929.622.3
CharmeleonEmberFlamethrowerFireFire14.929.622.3
VulpixEmberFlamethrowerFireFire14.929.622.3
GrowlitheEmberFlamethrowerFireFire14.929.622.3
ParasectBug BiteSolar BeamBugGrass13.930.622.3
WeepinbellRazor LeafPower WhipGrassGrass12.931.322.1
VenusaurVine WhipSolar BeamGrassGrass13.530.622.0
TentacruelPoison JabHydro PumpPoisonWater14.329.621.9
GrimerMud SlapSludge BombGroundPoison17.426.421.9
VileplumeRazor LeafSolar BeamGrassGrass12.930.621.8
VictreebelRazor LeafSolar BeamGrassGrass12.930.621.8
OnixRock ThrowStone EdgeRockRock11.032.321.6
PoliwagMud ShotBody SlamGroundNormal17.025.621.3
DragoniteDragon BreathDragon ClawDragonDragon15.027.321.2
RaticateBiteHyper BeamDarkNormal12.030.021.0
RhyhornMud SlapBulldozeGroundGround21.720.120.9
GyaradosBiteHydro PumpDarkWater12.029.620.8
RaichuSparkThunderElectricElectric12.529.120.8
LickitungZen HeadbuttHyper BeamPsychicNormal11.430.020.7
MukPoison JabGunk ShotPoisonPoison14.327.120.7
GoldeenMud ShotAqua TailGroundWater17.023.920.5
HaunterShadow ClawSludge BombGhostPoison14.526.420.5
GengarShadow ClawSludge BombGhostPoison14.526.420.5
BeedrillPoison JabSludge BombPoisonPoison14.326.420.4
NidorinoPoison JabSludge BombPoisonPoison14.326.420.4
EkansPoison StingGunk ShotPoisonPoison12.927.120.0
AlakazamPsycho CutPsychicPsychicPsychic15.424.620.0
MewtwoPsycho CutPsychicPsychicPsychic15.424.620.0

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