How to Beat Magneton in Pokémon Go

Lits of Magneton Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 21.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Mud Shot
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Low Kick
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Low Kick
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Rock Throw
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Metal Claw
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Bullet Punch
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast



Magneton is the only 'Electric / Steel' Type Gym Defender in Pokémon Go.

Magneton is 'Electric / Steel' Pokémon with low HP and average Attacks.
Magneton has double-weakness to Ground Type Attacks since both Electric and Steel are weak to Ground.

Magneton counters list is filled up with powerful Ground and Fighting Type Pokémon, folowed by Fire ones like Charizard, Flareon, Ninetales, etc...

* If You're living in Australia You might add Kangaskhan with Mud Slap as Quick and Earthquake as Special Move to Magneton counters list.

How Did We Select Pokémon Counterpicks?


There are 18 damage-type groups in Pokémon Go (like Water, Grass, Ice, Fire, Rock, etc...)
Every Pokémon has 1 or 2 Types.
Every Pokémon has 2 Attacks - Quick Move and Special Move.
Based on Pokémon Type and Attack Types it has - every Pokémon in Pokémon Go has it's strengths and weaknesses.

We developed ranking algorithms that create Pokémon counterpick lists based on:
1. Type(s) of Attacking Pokémon
2. Attack Types of Attacking Pokémon
3. Attacking Pokémon DPS (Damage per Second)
4. Type(s) of Defending Pokémon
5. Potential Attack Types of Defending Pokémon
6. Defending Pokémon DPS
* We have excluded legendary Pokémon (Mewtwo, Mew, Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos) from results because they are not available to all Pokémon Go players.

We spent over 2 month developing this tool (July and August 2016.)
The first algorithm we developed back in August was ok for the first version of tool but it wasn't what we really wanted...
Because of that algorithms were re-developed from scratch around September 1st 2016. and we are updating/improving counterpick lists on daily basis since then.