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Magnemite

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by blarajan, May 24, 2012.

  1. blarajan

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    <p>This little cutie makes quite a splash in the Little Cup metagame. Its solid natural bulk becomes exceptional when boosted by Eviolite; this, along with its amazing defensive typing, makes Magnemite one of the best defensive pivots in the tier. Its monstrous 20 Special Attack and access to STAB Volt Switch lets it take a huge chunk out of any switch-in. Furthermore, its Magnet Pull ability enables it to trap and dismantle opposing Steel-type Pokemon, such as Bronzor and Ferroseed, who are two of the peskiest walls around. Whether you're looking for strong offense or solid defense, you know this cute little magnetic cyclops won't let you down.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulky Attacker
    move 1: Magnet Rise
    move 2: Volt Switch
    move 3: Flash Cannon
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire / Thunderbolt
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 156 HP / 36 Def / 240 SpA / 76 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Magnemite's strong defensive capabilities and incredible offensive prowess allow it to play the role of a bulky pivot to perfection. When using Magnemite, be sure to note that, even though it never touches the ground, it possesses a crippling 4x weakness to Ground-type attacks. Fortunately, Magnemite has access to the move Magnet Rise, which lets it float even higher and makes it immune to Ground-type attacks for five turns. With this immunity, Magnemite can check Hippopotas, Bronzor, and Drilbur without fearing Earthquake. Volt Switch is a powerful STAB move that allows Magnemite to switch out upon use and perform its role as a pivot admirably, while Flash Cannon is Magnemite's strongest option against Ground- and Dragon-type Pokemon. Finally, the last moveslot is a tossup between Hidden Power Fire and Thunderbolt. Thanks to its Magnet Pull ability, Magnemite can prevent Steel-type Pokemon from switching out. This, in tandem with Hidden Power Fire, allows Magnemite to reliably prevent Ferroseed from setting up a variety of hazards. Hidden Power Fire is also Magnemite's best option against Grass-type Pokemon such as Shroomish. However, Thunderbolt is a valuable move too, as it is Magnemite's best reliable STAB option; it hits Pokemon such as Mienfoo and Scraggy harder than any other move on this set does.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread maximizes Special Attack, and then focuses on Magnemite's rather good bulk. The combination of 240 Special Attack EVs and a Modest nature gives Magnemite 20 Special Attack, which, especially unboosted, is incredible. The defensive investment gives Magnemite 21 / 21 / 19 defenses, after factoring the boost from Eviolite, which is plenty after its good defensive typing is taken into account. This spread forgoes Speed investment as, even with maximum Speed investment, Magnemite only reaches 14 Speed, which is too low to make it worth the lack of bulk. With the listed spread, Magnemite can counter Substitute + Roost Murkrow, survive Murkrow's Life Orb Heat Wave and Mienfoo's Drain Punch, as well as check Misdreavus, all amazing feats that would be lost by investing in Speed.</p>

    <p>Magnemite does not have many other options it can use on this set. It can run Hidden Power Grass in the last slot to stop Chinchou and Wooper from walling it to oblivion, or Signal Beam for a harder hit on Grass-types. Discharge is a powerful STAB move that has an excellent chance of paralysis, which is perfect for the relatively slow Magnemite. As Magnemite hates Ground-, Fire-, and Fighting-types, such as Drilbur, Houndour, and Scraggy, it appreciates teammates that can switch into these Pokemon. Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish and Snover, make for excellent checks to Ground-types, Chinchou, and Wooper, and are therefore excellent teammates for Magnemite. Croagunk is also a good teammate as it can handle Scraggy and Staryu that lack Psychic, as well as helping to counter Misdreavus. The likes of Scraggy, Frillish, Misdreavus, and Staryu make good partners as well, as they can threaten Pokemon that give Magnemite problems. It is important to note, however, that many of Magnemite's counters do not generally pose a problem to it; they frequently switch in, hoping to do serious damage, only to take a Volt Switch to the face.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Flash Cannon
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 240 SpA / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Magnemite performs beautifully as a bulky pivot, it can also run a Choice Scarf set effectively. Its greatest boon as a Choice Scarf user is its speedy Volt Switch, which allows it to both revenge kill an opposing threat and switch out at the same turn. If Volt Switch is not strong enough to get the job done, Magnemite has Flash Cannon and Thunderbolt to draw from as well; they are its most reliable STAB options. Finally, Hidden Power Fire is Magnemite's strongest option against Grass-type Pokemon, and works in perfect tandem with its Magnet Pull ability in removing Steel-type Pokemon, such as Ferroseed and Bronzor.</p>

    <p>It's important to note that this Magnemite set cannot afford to use Volt Switch without thinking, as it gives Ground-types such as Drilbur and Diglett a free switch-in. The latter in particular can trap Magnemite due to its Arena Trap ability and either KO it outright or set up with Substitute and Hone Claws.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread maximizes Magnemite's Special Attack and Speed, which allows it to hit incredibly hard while outspeeding the entire unboosted metagame. The moves on this set are all relatively unalterable. Hidden Power Grass reliably deals with Chinchou and Wooper, whom Magnemite is currently unable to touch, while Signal Beam deals more damage to Grass-types.</p>

    <p>As Ground-types are this Magnemite's greatest fear, Grass- and Water-types, such as Shroomish, Snover, Staryu, and Frillish, all make excellent partners to it. Shroomish can handle standard Drilbur and Hippopotas with ease, while Choice Scarf Snover does the same, changing the weather to Hail and outspeeding the duo. Furthermore, Pokemon such as Frillish and Misdreavus check Mienfoo, while Water-type Pokemon such as Frillish and Staryu check Fire-type Pokemon such as Darumaka and Larvesta. </p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Magnemite has a variety of other viable options. If scarves aren't your thing, Magnemite can wear a beautiful pair of Choice Specs to reach a Special Attack stat of 30. You can take its offense even further by using its Dream World ability, Analytic, which essentially gives it a Life Orb boost if it hits second or if its opponent switches out. To put that in context, the boost enables it to OHKO Scraggy with Thunderbolt. Magnemite can float even higher than usual with an Air Balloon, which makes it the best Bronzor counter in the tier, as it doesn't even fear switching into an Earthquake. Alternatively, Magnemite can imitate its older sibling Magnezone with a Substitute + Charge Beam set; with this set it can set up against trapped Ferroseed and Bronzor with ease.

    <p>In terms of team support, Magnemite can also use Light Screen, Sunny Day, Rain Dance, or Gravity; the latter two further allow Magnemite to use its most powerful STAB move, Thunder, without fear of missing. While Metal Sound lets it force switches, Thunder Wave and Toxic are viable options if you desire status support. Hilariously, Magnemite can even provide paralysis support while doing damage with the combination of Mind Reader + Zap Cannon.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>While Magnemite does have several checks, some can be bypassed through the use of Volt Switch. At the top of Magnemite's threat list are Ground-types, primarily Diglett, Drilbur, and Hippopotas, who render Volt Switch useless and can hit back with a 4x super effective STAB move. Grass-type Pokemon such as Shroomish and Snover can switch into Magnemite's Electric STAB moves with impunity, but they must be wary of Hidden Power Fire. Bulky Pokemon can generally switch into any of Magnemite's moves; Misdreavus threatens it with Hidden Power Fighting. Houndour, Larvesta, Ponyta, and Darumaka threaten to OHKO Magnemite with their powerful Fire-type moves, while Mienfoo, Scraggy, Timburr, and Croagunk have strong Fighting-type moves to eliminate Magnemite. Finally, Chinchou and Wooper can switch into any of Magnemite's moves aside from the rare Hidden Power Grass.</p>
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    We already talked about this on IRC and it's pretty solid.
  3. Ray Jay

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    Mention that it can use Substitute and Charge Beam to LOL set up on people that can't touch it. Other than dat we chatted about it a long time ago and I see no problems so what the heck, QC 2/2
  4. blarajan

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    This should be up tomorrow. It's just two and a half weeks GK lighten up man okay.

    edit: posted the thing GOSH
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    [Overview]

    <p>This little cutie makes quite a splash in the Little Cup metagame. With its solid natural bulk, exceptional boosted by Eviolite, and its amazing defensive typing, Magnemite makes for one of the best defensive pivots in the tier. Its monstrous 20 Special Attack and access to STAB Volt Switch lets it take a huge chunk out of anything that switches in. Furthermore, its ability Magnet Pull lets it trap and dismantle opposing Steel-type Pokemon, such as Bronzor and Ferroseed, two of the peskiest walls around. Whether it's its strong offense or solid defense that suits your fancy, you know this cute little magnetic cyclops won't let you down.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulky Attacker
    move 1: Magnet Rise
    move 2: Volt Switch
    move 3: Flash Cannon
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire / Thunderbolt
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 156 HP / 36 Def / 240 SpA / 76 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Magnemite's strong defensive capabilities and incredible offensive prowess allow it to play the role of a bulky pivot to perfection. When using Magnemite, it is important to note that, even though it never touches the ground, it possesses a crippling 4x weakness to Ground-type attacks. Fortunately, Magnemite has the move Magnet Rise, which lets it float even higher, which makes it immune to Ground-type attacks for five turns. This allows Magnemite to threaten Hippopotas, Bronzor, and Drilbur without fear of Earthquake, making Magnemite an excellent check for these Pokemon. In addition, Magnemite possesses Volt Switch, a powerful STAB move that allows Magnemite to switch out on use, enabling Magnemite to perform its role as a pivot admirably. Furthermore, the young cyclops employs Flash Cannon, a powerful, reliable STAB move, which is the strongest attack Magnemite has for Ground- and Dragon-type Pokemon. Finally, the last moveslot is a tossup between Hidden Power Fire and Thunderbolt. Due to its Magnet Pull ability, Magnemite can prevent Steel-type Pokemon from switching out. This, in tandem with Hidden Power Fire, allows Magnemite to reliably prevent Ferroseed from setting up a variety of hazards. Hidden Power Fire is also Magnemite's best option against Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish. However, Thunderbolt is a valuable move, too, as it is Magnemite's best reliable STAB option, and hits Pokemon such as Mienfoo and Scraggy the harder than any other move on this set.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>Primarily, the given EV spread maximizes Special Attack; then, it focuses on Magnemite's rather good bulk. The combination of 240 Special Attack EVs and a Modest nature gives Magnemite 20 Special Attack, which, unboosted, is incredible. The defense investment gives Magnemite 21 / 21 / 19 defenses, which is plenty after its defensive typing is taken into account. This spread foregoes Speed investment, as even with maximum Speed investment Magnemite only reaches 14 Speed, which is too slow to make it worth the lack of bulk. Currently, Magnemite is able to counter Substitute / Roost Murkrow, live a Life Orb Heat Wave from Murkrow, check Misdreavus, and even live a Drain Punch from Mienfoo, amazing feats that would be lost by investing in Speed.</p>

    <p>Magnemite does not have many other options it can use for this set. In the last slot, Magnemite can use Hidden Power Grass, as currently Chinchou and Wooper wall this set to oblivion. It can also use Signal Beam, which would hit Grass-type Pokemon harder than anything else on the set. Furthermore, Discharge can be used, as it is a powerful STAB move with an excellent Paralysis chance, something perfect for Magnemite, who is relatively slow. Since Magnemite hates Ground-type Pokemon such as Drilbur (when Magnet Rise is not active), Fire-type Pokemon such as Houndour, and Fighting-type Pokemon such as Scraggy, it enjoys teammates that can switch into these Pokemon. Grass-type Pokemon such as Shroomish or Snover make excellent checks to Ground-type Pokemon, Chinchou, and Wooper, making them excellent teammates for Magnemite. Croagunk is also a good teammate as it can handle Scraggy, Misdreavus, and Staryu without Psychic. Other Pokemon such as Scraggy, Frillish, Misdreavus, and Staryu also make good partners, and can threaten Pokemon that give Magnemite issues. It is important to note, however, that many of Magnemite's counters are not a problem; they frequently switch in, hoping to do serious damage, only to take a Volt Switch to the face.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Flash Cannon
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 240 SpA / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Magnemite does incredibly well as a bulky pivot, it also sports a Choice Scarf beautifully. Its greatest boon as a Choice Scarf user is its speedy Volt Switch, which allows it to both revenge kill an opposing threat and switch out in the same turn. If Volt Switch is not strong enough to get the job done, Magnemite has Flash Cannon and Thunderbolt to pull from as well, as they are its most reliable STAB options. Finally, Magnemite uses Hidden Power Fire, which is its strongest move against Grass-type Pokemon, and works in perfect tandem with its Magnet Pull Ability.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The given EV spread maximizes Magnemite's Special Attack and Speed, allowing Magnemite to hit incredibly hard while outspeeding the entire unboosted Metagame. Aside from the above options, there really isn't anything else Magnemite should use when sporting a Choice Scarf. It could use Hidden Power Grass in the last slot to reliably deal with Chinchou and Wooper, who it is currently unable to touch, or it could use Signal Beam to deal the most damage to Grass-type Pokemon. Aside from that, there aren't really any other options for a Choice Scarf set. It's important to note, however, that you should not use Volt Switch before thinking when using this set, as it gives Ground-type Pokemon like Drilbur and, especially Diglett, a free switch-in. This is particularly devastating against Diglett, as it can trap Magnemite due to its Arena Pull ability, and either KO it outright or set up to +6 with Hone Claws, get a Substitute in, and maybe even Baton Pass all that to its teammates! Accordingly, Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish or Snover, make excellent partners, seeing as Ground-type Pokemon are this Magnemite's greatest fear. Water-type Pokemon, such as Staryu or Frillish, do the job well too. Otherwise, you will probably just be spamming Volt Switch anyway, making this an excellent Choice Scarf user.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Fortunately, if you're looking to explore, Magnemite has a variety of other options f scarves really aren't your thing, Magnemite can wear a beautiful pair of Choice Specs, which lets Magnemite reach 30 Special Attack. You can take its offense even further by using its Dream World ability, Analytic, which essentially gives Magnemite a Life Orb boost if it hits second, or, if your opponent switches out, gives Magnemite 39 Special Attack. To put that in context, that lets it OHKO Scraggy with Thunderbolt. Furthermore, Magnemite can float even higher than usual with an Air Balloon, making it the best Bronzor counter in the tier, as it doesn't even fear switching into Earthquake. Magnemite can also use Sunny Day, Rain Dance, or Gravity, the latter two allowing Magnemite to use its most powerful STAB move, Thunder, without fear of missing. Magnemite can also use Thunder Wave or Toxic if you desire status support. Humorously, it can even provide Thunder Wave support by employing Mind Reader and Zap Cannon, the monstrously powerful move with a 100% paralysis rate that makes Focus Blast look accurate. Magnemite can imitate its older brother Magnezone with a Substitute / Charge Beam set, allowing it to set up against trapped Ferroseed. It can also use Light Screen, or force switches with Metal Sound.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Unfortunately, Magnemite does have a lot of checks, though many can be ignored through the use of Volt Switch. At the top of Magnemite's threat list lie Ground-type Pokemon, primarily Diglett, Drilbur, and Hippopotas, who render Volt Switch useless. Furthermore, Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish or Snover, can switch into its Electric STAB move with impunity, though they must be wary of Hidden Power Fire. Bulky Pokemon such as Misdreavus can generally switch into any of Magnemite's moves and threaten it with Hidden Power Fighting. Houndour, Larvesta, Ponyta, and Darumaka threaten to OHKO Magnemite with their powerful Fire-type moves, while Mienfoo, Scraggy, Timburr, and Croagunk threaten Magnemite with their powerful Fighting-type moves. Finally, Chinchou and Wooper can switch into any of Magnemite's moves, aside from the rare Hidden Power Grass.</p>


    This was a great write-up! I only made a few necessary changes; most of the changes I made were either to increase clarity or were personal preferences of mine.

    For the record, the Diff app and I aren't getting along very well at the moment, or I would include a version of the check that illustrates the changes I made.

    EDIT: Since I was unable to provide you with a body of text that illustrates my changes, you can go here to use a working application that shows the difference between two bodies of text.
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    [Overview]

    <p>This little cutie makes quite a splash in the Little Cup metagame. With its solid natural bulk, especially whenxceptional boosted by Eviolite, and its amazing defensive typing, Magnemite makes for one of the best defensive pivots in the tier. Its monstrous 20 Special Attack and access to STAB Volt Switch lets it take a huge chunk out of anything that switches in. Furthermore, its ability Magnet Pull lets it trap and dismantle opposing Steel-type Pokemon, such as Bronzor and Ferroseed, two of the peskiest walls around. Whether it's its strong offense or solid defense that suits your fancy, you know this cute little magnetic cyclops won't let you down.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulky Attacker
    move 1: Magnet Rise
    move 2: Volt Switch
    move 3: Flash Cannon
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire / Thunderbolt
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 156 HP / 36 Def / 240 SpA / 76 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Magnemite's strong defensive capabilities and incredible offensive prowess allow it to pull offlay the role of a bulky pivot to perfection. What you must know when using Magnemite is thaten using Magnemite, it is important to note that, even though it never touches the ground, it possesses a crippling 4x weakness to Ground-type attacks, even though it never actually touches the ground. Fortunately, Magnemite has the move Magnet Rise, which lets it float even higher, and keepwhich makes it immune to Ground-type attacks for five turns. This allows Magnemite to threaten Hippopotas, Bronzor, and Drilbur without fear of Earthquake, making Magnemite an excellent check for these Pokemon. FurthermoreIn addition, Magnemite possesses Volt Switch, a powerful STAB move that allows Magnemite to switch out after using it, letton use, enabling Magnemite to perform its role as a pivot admirably. Furthermore, the young cyclops employs Flash Cannon, a powerful, reliable STAB move, andwhich is the strongest attack Magnemite has for Ground- and Dragon-type Pokemon. Finally, the last moveslot is a tossup between Hidden Power Fire and Thunderbolt. Due to its Magnet Pull ability, Magnemite can prevent Steel-type Pokemon from swtiitching out. This, in tandem with Hidden Power Fire, allows Magnemite to reliably prevent Ferroseed from setting up a variety of hazards. Hidden Power Fire is also Magnemite's best option against Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish. However, Thunderbolt is also a valuable move, too, as it is Magnemite's best reliable STAB option, and would hits Pokemon such as Mienfoo and Scraggy the hardest out of anythingr than any other move on this set.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>TPrimarily, the given EV spread maximizes Special Attack and; then, it focuses on Magnemite's rather good bulk. The combination of 240 Special Attack evEVs and a Modest nature gives Magnemite 20 Special Attack, which, unboosted, is incredible unboosted. The defense investment gives Magnemite 21 / 21 / 19 defenses, which is plenty takingafter its defensive typing is taken into account. This spread foregoes Speed investment, as max Speed investment only hiteven with maximum Speed investment Magnemite only reaches 14 Speed, which is too slow to make it worth the lack of bulk, as c. Currently, Magnemite is able to counter Substitute / Roost Murkrow, live a Life Orb Heat Wave from Murkrow if necessary, check Misdreavus, and even live a Drain Punch from Mienfoo, amazing feats that would be lost by investing in Speed.</p>

    <p>Magnemite does not have a lot ofmany other options it can use for this set. In the last slot, Magnemite can use Hidden Power Grass, as currently Chinchou and Wooper wall this set to oblivion. It can also use Signal Beam, which would hit Grass-type Pokemon harder than anything else on the set. Furthermore, Discharge can be used, as it is a powerful STAB move with an excellent Paralysis chance, which issomething perfect asfor Magnemite, who is relatively slow. Since Magnemite hates Ground-type Pokemon such as Drilbur (when Magnet Rise is not active, or), Fire-type Pokemon such as Houndour, orand Fighting-type Pokemon such as Scraggy, it enjoys teammates that can switch into these Pokemon and into these attacks. Grass-type Pokemon such as Shroomish or Snover make excellent checks to Ground-type Pokemon, Chinchou, and Wooper, making them excellent teammates for Magnemite. Croagunk is also a good teammate as it can handle Scraggy, Misdreavus, and Staryu without Psychic. Other Pokemon such as Scraggy, Frillish, Misdreavus, and Staryu also make good partners as well, and can threaten Pokemon that give Magnemite issues. It is important to note, however, that many of Magnemite's counters are not a problem, as; they frequently switch in just, hoping to do serious damage, only to take a Volt Switch to the face.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Flash Cannon
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 240 SpA / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Magnemite does incredibly well as a bulky pivot, it also sports a Choice Scarf beautifully. Its greatest boon as a Choice Scarf user is its speedy Volt Switch, which allows it to both revenge kill an opposing threat and switch out all in the same turn. If Volt Switch is not strong enough to get the job done when needed, Magnemite has Flash Cannon and Thunderbolt to pull from as well, beingas they are its most reliable STAB options. Finally, Magnemite uses Hidden Power Fire, which is its strongest move against Grass-type Pokemon, and works in perfectly in tandem with its Magnet Pull Ability.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The given EV spread maximizes Magnemite's Special Attack and Speed, allowing Magnemite to hit incredibly hard while outspeeding the entire unboosted Metagame. Unfortunately, aAside from the above options, there really isn't anything else Magnemite should use when sporting a Choice Scarf. It could use Hidden Power Grass in the last slot in order to reliably deal with Chinchou and Wooper, who it is currently unable to touch currently, or it could use Signal Beam to hitdeal the most damage to Grass-type Pokemon the hardest. Aside from that, it doesthere aren't really have any other options for a Choice Scarf set. It's important to note, however, that you should not clickuse Volt Switch withoutbefore thinking when using this set, as it gives Ground-type Pokemon like Drilbur orand, especially, Diglett, a free switch-in. This is particularly devastating withagainst Diglett, as it can trap Magnemite due to its Arena Pull ability, and either KO it outright or set up to +6 with Hone Claws, get a Substitute in, and maybe even Baton Pass all that all outto its teammates! Accordingly, Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish or Snover, make excellent partners, seeing as Ground-type Pokemon are this Magnemite's greatest fear. Water-type Pokemon, such as Staryu or Frillish, do the job well too. Otherwise, you will probably just be spamming Volt Switch anyways, making this an excellent sChoice Scarf user.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Fortunately, if you're looking to explore, Magnemite has a variety of other options if you're looking to explore. If scarves really aren't your thing, Magnemite can wear a beautiful pair of Choice Specs, which lets Magnemite hitreach 30 Special Attack. You can take its offense even further by using its Dream World ability, Analytic, which essentially gives Magnemite essentially a Life Orb boost if it hits second, or, if your opponent switches out, givinges Magnemite 39 Special Attack in these instances. To put that in context, ithat lets it OHKO Scraggy with Thunderbolt. Furthermore, Magnemite can float even higher than usual with an Air Balloon, making it the best Bronzor counter in the tier, as it doesn't even fear switching into Earthquake. Magnemite can also use Sunny Day, Rain Dance, or Gravity, the latter two allowing Magnemite to use its most powerful STAB move, Thunder, without fear of missing. Magnemite can also use Thunder Wave or Toxic, if you desire status support. It can even humorouslyHumorously, it can even provide Thunder Wave support by employing Mind Reader and Zap Cannon, the monstrously powerful move with a 100% paralysis rate that makes Focus Blast look accurate. Magnemite can imitate its older brother Magnezone with a Substitute / Charge Beam set, allowing it to set up against trapped Ferroseed. It can also use Light Screen, or force switches with Metal Sound.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Unfortunately, Magnemite does have a lot of checks, though many can be ignored through the use of Volt Switch. At the top of Magnemite's threat list lie Ground-type Pokemon, primarily Diglett, Drilbur, and Hippopotas, who render even Volt Switch useless. Furthermore, Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish or Snover, can switch into its Electric STAB move with impunity, though they must be wary of Hidden Power Fire. Bulky Pokemon such as Misdreavus can generally switch in to any of Magnemite's moves and threaten it with Hidden Power Fighting. Houndour, Larvesta, Ponyta, and Darumaka can threaten to OHKO Magnemite with their powerful Fire-type moves, while Mienfoo, Scraggy, Timburr, and Croagunk can threaten Magnemite with their powerful Fighting-type moves. Finally, Chinchou and Wooper can switch in to any of Magnemite's moves, aside from the rare Hidden Power Grass.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>This little cutie makes quite a splash in the Little Cup metagame. Its solid natural bulk becomes exceptional when boosted by Eviolite; this, along with its amazing defensive typing, makes Magnemite one of the best defensive pivots in the tier. Its monstrous 20 Special Attack and access to STAB Volt Switch lets it take a huge chunk out of any switch-in. Furthermore, its Magnet Pull ability enables it to trap and dismantle opposing Steel-type Pokemon, such as Bronzor and Ferroseed, who are two of the peskiest walls around. Whether you're looking for strong offense or solid defense, you know this cute little magnetic cyclops won't let you down.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulky Attacker
    move 1: Magnet Rise
    move 2: Volt Switch
    move 3: Flash Cannon
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire / Thunderbolt
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 156 HP / 36 Def / 240 SpA / 76 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Magnemite's strong defensive capabilities and incredible offensive prowess allow it to play the role of a bulky pivot to perfection. When using Magnemite, be sure to note that, even though it never touches the ground, it possesses a crippling 4x weakness to Ground-type attacks. Fortunately, Magnemite has the move Magnet Rise, which lets it float even higher and makes it immune to Ground-type attacks for five turns. With this immunity, Magnemite can check Hippopotas, Bronzor, and Drilbur without fear of Earthquake. Volt Switch is a powerful STAB move that allows Magnemite to switch out upon use and perform its role as a pivot admirably, while Flash Cannon is Magnemite's strongest option against Ground- and Dragon-type Pokemon. Finally, the last moveslot is a tossup between Hidden Power Fire and Thunderbolt. Due to its Magnet Pull ability, Magnemite can prevent Steel-type Pokemon from switching out. This, in tandem with Hidden Power Fire, allows Magnemite to reliably prevent Ferroseed from setting up a variety of hazards. Hidden Power Fire is also Magnemite's best option against Grass-type Pokemon such as Shroomish. However, Thunderbolt is a valuable move too, as it is Magnemite's best reliable STAB option; it hits Pokemon such as Mienfoo and Scraggy harder than any other move on this set does.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread maximizes Special Attack, then focuses on Magnemite's rather good bulk. The combination of 240 Special Attack EVs and a Modest nature gives Magnemite 20 Special Attack, which, unboosted, is incredible. The defensive investment gives Magnemite 21 / 21 / 19 defenses, which is plenty after its good defensive typing is taken into account. This spread forgoes Speed investment as, even with maximum Speed investment, Magnemite only reaches 14 Speed, which is too low to make it worth the lack of bulk. With the listed spread, Magnemite can counter Substitute + Roost Murkrow, survive Murkrow's Life Orb Heat Wave and Mienfoo's Drain Punch, as well as check Misdreavus, all amazing feats that would be lost by investing in Speed.</p>

    <p>Magnemite does not have many other options it can use on this set. It can run Hidden Power Grass in the last slot to stop Chinchou and Wooper from walling it to oblivion, or Signal Beam for a harder hit on Grass-types. Discharge is a powerful STAB move that has an excellent chance of paralysis, which is perfect for the relatively slow Magnemite. As Magnemite hates Ground-, Fire-, and Fighting-types, such as Drilbur, Houndour, and Scraggy, it appreciates teammates that can switch into these Pokemon. Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish and Snover, make excellent checks to Ground-types, Chinchou, and Wooper, and are therefore excellent teammates for Magnemite. Croagunk is also a good teammate as it can handle Scraggy, Misdreavus, and Staryu that lack Psychic. The likes of Scraggy, Frillish, Misdreavus, and Staryu make good partners as well, as they can threaten Pokemon that give Magnemite issues (very vague!). It is important to note, however, that many of Magnemite's counters do not generally pose a problem to it; they frequently switch in, hoping to do serious damage, only to take a Volt Switch to the face.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Flash Cannon
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 240 SpA / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Magnemite does beautifully as a bulky pivot, it also wields a Choice Scarf well. Its greatest boon as a Choice Scarf user is its speedy Volt Switch, which allows it to both revenge kill an opposing threat and switch out in the same turn. If Volt Switch is not strong enough to get the job done, Magnemite has Flash Cannon and Thunderbolt to draw from as well; they are its most reliable STAB options. Finally, Hidden Power Fire is Magnemite's strongest option against Grass-type Pokemon, and works in perfect tandem with its Magnet Pull ability (to let it remove the likes of who?).</p>

    <p>It's important to note that this Magnemite cannot afford to use Volt Switch without thinking, as it gives Ground-types such as Drilbur and Diglett a free switch-in. The latter in particular can trap Magnemite due to its Arena Pull ability and either KO it outright or set up with Substitute + Hone Claws. (where does diglett get baton pass? I checked bulbapedia, serebii, and the PO teambuilder, and I don't see it :/)</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread maximizes Magnemite's Special Attack and Speed, and allows it to hit incredibly hard while outspeeding the entire unboosted metagame. The moves on this set are all relatively unalterable. Hidden Power Grass reliably deals with Chinchou and Wooper, whom Magnemite is currently unable to touch, while Signal Beam deals more damage to Grass-types.</p>

    <p>As Ground-types are this Magnemite's greatest fear, Grass- and Water-types, such as Shroomish, Snover, Staryu, and Frillish, all make excellent partners to it.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Magnemite has a variety of other viable options. If scarves aren't your thing, Magnemite can wear a beautiful pair of Choice Specs to reach a Special Attack stat of 30. You can take its offense even further by using its Dream World ability, Analytic, which essentially gives it a Life Orb boost if it hits second or if its opponent switches out. To put that in context, the boost lets it OHKO Scraggy with Thunderbolt. Magnemite can float even higher than usual with an Air Balloon, which makes it the best Bronzor counter in the tier, as it doesn't even fear switching into Earthquake. Alternatively, Magnemite can imitate its older sibling Magnezone with a Substitute + Charge Beam set; it can set up against trapped Ferroseed.

    <p>In terms of team support, Magnemite can also use Light Screen, Sunny Day, Rain Dance, or Gravity; the latter two further allow Magnemite to use its most powerful STAB move, Thunder, without fear of missing. While Metal Sound lets it force switches, Thunder Wave and Toxic are viable options if you desire status support. Hilariously, Magnemite can even provide paralysis support while doing damage with the combination of Mind Reader + Zap Cannon.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>While Magnemite does have several checks, some can be bypassed through the use of Volt Switch. At the top of Magnemite's threat list are Ground-types, primarily Diglett, Drilbur, and Hippopotas, who render Volt Switch useless (and can hit back with a 4x super effective stab move?). Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish and Snover, can switch into its Electric STAB moves with impunity, but they must be wary of Hidden Power Fire. Bulky Pokemon can generally switch into any of Magnemite's moves; Misdreavus threaten it with Hidden Power Fighting. Houndour, Larvesta, Ponyta, and Darumaka threaten to OHKO Magnemite with their powerful Fire-type moves, while Mienfoo, Scraggy, Timburr, and Croagunk have strong Fighting-type moves to eliminate Magnemite. Finally, Chinchou and Wooper can switch into any of Magnemite's moves aside from the rare Hidden Power Grass.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>This little cutie makes quite a splash in the Little Cup metagame. Its solid natural bulk becomes exceptional when boosted by Eviolite; this, along with its amazing defensive typing, makes Magnemite one of the best defensive pivots in the tier. Its monstrous 20 Special Attack and access to STAB Volt Switch lets it take a huge chunk out of any switch-in. Furthermore, its Magnet Pull ability enables it to trap and dismantle opposing Steel-type Pokemon, such as Bronzor and Ferroseed, who are two of the peskiest walls around. Whether you're looking for strong offense or solid defense, you know this cute little magnetic cyclops won't let you down.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulky Attacker
    move 1: Magnet Rise
    move 2: Volt Switch
    move 3: Flash Cannon
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire / Thunderbolt
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 156 HP / 36 Def / 240 SpA / 76 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Magnemite's strong defensive capabilities and incredible offensive prowess allow it to play the role of a bulky pivot to perfection. When using Magnemite, be sure to note that, even though it never touches the ground, it possesses a crippling 4x weakness to Ground-type attacks. Fortunately, Magnemite has access to the move Magnet Rise, which lets it float even higher and makes it immune to Ground-type attacks for five turns. With this immunity, Magnemite can check Hippopotas, Bronzor, and Drilbur without fearing of Earthquake. Volt Switch is a powerful STAB move that allows Magnemite to switch out upon use and perform its role as a pivot admirably, while Flash Cannon is Magnemite's strongest option against Ground- and Dragon-type Pokemon. Finally, the last moveslot is a tossup between Hidden Power Fire and Thunderbolt. Due to its Magnet Pull ability, Magnemite can prevent Steel-type Pokemon from switching out. This, in tandem with Hidden Power Fire, allows Magnemite to reliably prevent Ferroseed from setting up a variety of hazards. Hidden Power Fire is also Magnemite's best option against Grass-type Pokemon such as Shroomish. However, Thunderbolt is a valuable move too, as it is Magnemite's best reliable STAB option; it hits Pokemon such as Mienfoo and Scraggy harder than any other move on this set does.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread maximizes Special Attack, and then focuses on Magnemite's rather good bulk. The combination of 240 Special Attack EVs and a Modest nature gives Magnemite 20 Special Attack, which, unboosted, is incredible. The defensive investment gives Magnemite 21 / 21 / 19 defenses, after factoring the boost from Eviolite, which is plenty after its good defensive typing is taken into account. This spread forgoes Speed investment as, even with maximum Speed investment, Magnemite only reaches 14 Speed, which is too low to make it worth the lack of bulk. With the listed spread, Magnemite can counter Substitute + Roost Murkrow, survive Murkrow's Life Orb Heat Wave,(add comma) and Mienfoo's Drain Punch, as well as check Misdreavus, all amazing feats that would be lost by investing in Speed.</p>

    <p>Magnemite does not have many other options it can use on this set. It can run Hidden Power Grass in the last slot to stop Chinchou and Wooper from walling it to oblivion, or Signal Beam for a harder hit on Grass-types. Discharge is a powerful STAB move that has an excellent chance of paralysis, which is perfect for the relatively slow Magnemite. As Magnemite hates Ground-, Fire-, and Fighting-types, such as Drilbur, Houndour, and Scraggy, it appreciates teammates that can switch into these Pokemon. Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish and Snover, make excellent checks to Ground-types, Chinchou, and Wooper, and are therefore excellent teammates for Magnemite. Croagunk is also a good teammate as it can handle Scraggy, Misdreavus, and Staryu that lack Psychic. (In the last para, you stated that this set can check Misdreavus...) The likes of Scraggy, Frillish, Misdreavus, and Staryu make good partners as well, as they can threaten Pokemon that give Magnemite problems. It is important to note, however, that many of Magnemite's counters do not generally pose a problem to it; they frequently switch in, hoping to do serious damage, only to take a Volt Switch to the face.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Flash Cannon
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 240 SpA / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Magnemite does beautifully as a bulky pivot, it also wields a Choice Scarf well. Its greatest boon as a Choice Scarf user is its speedy Volt Switch, which allows it to both revenge kill an opposing threat and switch out in the same turn. If Volt Switch is not strong enough to get the job done, Magnemite has Flash Cannon and Thunderbolt to draw from as well; they are its most reliable STAB options. Finally, Hidden Power Fire is Magnemite's strongest option against Grass-type Pokemon, and works in perfect tandem with its Magnet Pull ability in removing Steel-type Pokemon such as Ferroseed and Bronzor.</p>

    <p>It's important to note that this Magnemite set cannot afford to use Volt Switch without thinking, as it gives Ground-types such as Drilbur and Diglett a free switch-in. The latter in particular can trap Magnemite due to its Arena Pull Trap ability and either KO it outright or set up with Substitute + and Hone Claws.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread maximizes Magnemite's Special Attack and Speed, and which allows it to hit incredibly hard while outspeeding the entire unboosted metagame. The moves on this set are all relatively unalterable. Hidden Power Grass reliably deals with Chinchou and Wooper, whom Magnemite is currently unable to touch, while Signal Beam deals more damage to Grass-types.</p>

    <p>As Ground-types are this Magnemite's greatest fear, Grass- and Water-types, such as Shroomish, Snover, Staryu, and Frillish, all make excellent partners to it.</p>
    (Maybe talk about hazard support, or U-turn partners to form the VoltTurn combo? The teammates part is quite small atm)
    [Other Options]

    <p>Magnemite has a variety of other viable options. If scarves aren't your thing, Magnemite can wear a beautiful pair of Choice Specs to reach a Special Attack stat of 30. You can take its offense even further by using its Dream World ability, Analytic, which essentially gives it a Life Orb boost if it hits second or if its opponent switches out. To put that in context, the boost lets it OHKO Scraggy with Thunderbolt. Magnemite can float even higher than usual with an Air Balloon, which makes it the best Bronzor counter in the tier, as it doesn't even fear switching into an Earthquake. Alternatively, Magnemite can imitate its older sibling Magnezone with a Substitute + Charge Beam set; it can set up against trapped Ferroseed.

    <p>In terms of team support, Magnemite can also use Light Screen, Sunny Day, Rain Dance, or Gravity; the latter two further allow Magnemite to use its most powerful STAB move, Thunder, without fear of missing. While Metal Sound lets it force switches, Thunder Wave and Toxic are viable options if you desire status support. Hilariously, Magnemite can even provide paralysis support while doing damage with the combination of Mind Reader + Zap Cannon.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>While Magnemite does have several checks, some can be bypassed through the use of Volt Switch. At the top of Magnemite's threat list are Ground-types, primarily Diglett, Drilbur, and Hippopotas, who render Volt Switch useless and can hit back with a 4x super effective STAB move. Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish and Snover, can switch into its Magnemite's Electric STAB moves with impunity, but they must be wary of Hidden Power Fire. Bulky Pokemon can generally switch into any of Magnemite's moves; Misdreavus threatens it with Hidden Power Fighting. Houndour, Larvesta, Ponyta, and Darumaka threaten to OHKO Magnemite with their powerful Fire-type moves, while Mienfoo, Scraggy, Timburr, and Croagunk have strong Fighting-type moves to eliminate Magnemite. Finally, Chinchou and Wooper can switch into any of Magnemite's moves aside from the rare Hidden Power Grass.</p>
  9. SkullCandy

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    Implemented most of db52's check.

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    [Overview]

    <p>This little cutie makes quite a splash in the Little Cup metagame. Its solid natural bulk becomes exceptional when boosted by Eviolite; this, along with its amazing defensive typing, makes Magnemite one of the best defensive pivots in the tier. Its monstrous 20 Special Attack and access to STAB Volt Switch lets it take a huge chunk out of any switch-in. Furthermore, its Magnet Pull ability enables it to trap and dismantle opposing Steel-type Pokemon, such as Bronzor and Ferroseed, who are two of the peskiest walls around. Whether you're looking for strong offense or solid defense, you know this cute little magnetic cyclops won't let you down.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Bulky Attacker
    move 1: Magnet Rise
    move 2: Volt Switch
    move 3: Flash Cannon
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire / Thunderbolt
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 156 HP / 36 Def / 240 SpA / 76 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Magnemite's strong defensive capabilities and incredible offensive prowess allow it to play the role of a bulky pivot to perfection. When using Magnemite, be sure to note that, even though it never touches the ground, it possesses a crippling 4x weakness to Ground-type attacks. Fortunately, Magnemite has access to the move Magnet Rise, which lets it float even higher and makes it immune to Ground-type attacks for five turns. With this immunity, Magnemite can check Hippopotas, Bronzor, and Drilbur without fearing Earthquake. Volt Switch is a powerful STAB move that allows Magnemite to switch out upon use and perform its role as a pivot admirably, while Flash Cannon is Magnemite's strongest option against Ground- and Dragon-type Pokemon. Finally, the last moveslot is a tossup between Hidden Power Fire and Thunderbolt. Thanks to its Magnet Pull ability, Magnemite can prevent Steel-type Pokemon from switching out. This, in tandem with Hidden Power Fire, allows Magnemite to reliably prevent Ferroseed from setting up a variety of hazards. Hidden Power Fire is also Magnemite's best option against Grass-type Pokemon such as Shroomish. However, Thunderbolt is a valuable move too, as it is Magnemite's best reliable STAB option; it hits Pokemon such as Mienfoo and Scraggy harder than any other move on this set does.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread maximizes Special Attack, and then focuses on Magnemite's rather good bulk. The combination of 240 Special Attack EVs and a Modest nature gives Magnemite 20 Special Attack, which, especially unboosted, is incredible. The defensive investment gives Magnemite 21 / 21 / 19 defenses, after factoring the boost from Eviolite, which is plenty after its good defensive typing is taken into account. This spread forgoes Speed investment as, even with maximum Speed investment, Magnemite only reaches 14 Speed, which is too low to make it worth the lack of bulk. With the listed spread, Magnemite can counter Substitute + Roost Murkrow, survive Murkrow's Life Orb Heat Wave and Mienfoo's Drain Punch, as well as check Misdreavus, all amazing feats that would be lost by investing in Speed.</p>

    <p>Magnemite does not have many other options it can use on this set. It can run Hidden Power Grass in the last slot to stop Chinchou and Wooper from walling it to oblivion, or Signal Beam for a harder hit on Grass-types. Discharge is a powerful STAB move that has an excellent chance of paralysis, which is perfect for the relatively slow Magnemite. As Magnemite hates Ground-, Fire-, and Fighting-types, such as Drilbur, Houndour, and Scraggy, it appreciates teammates that can switch into these Pokemon. Grass-type Pokemon, such as Shroomish and Snover, make for excellent checks to Ground-types, Chinchou, and Wooper, and are therefore excellent teammates for Magnemite. Croagunk is also a good teammate as it can handle Scraggy and Staryu that lack Psychic, as well as helping to counter Misdreavus. The likes of Scraggy, Frillish, Misdreavus, and Staryu make good partners as well, as they can threaten Pokemon that give Magnemite problems. It is important to note, however, that many of Magnemite's counters do not generally pose a problem to it; they frequently switch in, hoping to do serious damage, only to take a Volt Switch to the face.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Flash Cannon
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Magnet Pull
    nature: Modest
    evs: 240 SpA / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Magnemite performs beautifully as a bulky pivot, it can also run a Choice Scarf set effectively. Its greatest boon as a Choice Scarf user is its speedy Volt Switch, which allows it to both revenge kill an opposing threat and switch out at the same turn. If Volt Switch is not strong enough to get the job done, Magnemite has Flash Cannon and Thunderbolt to draw from as well; they are its most reliable STAB options. Finally, Hidden Power Fire is Magnemite's strongest option against Grass-type Pokemon, and works in perfect tandem with its Magnet Pull ability in removing Steel-type Pokemon, such as Ferroseed and Bronzor.</p>

    <p>It's important to note that this Magnemite set cannot afford to use Volt Switch without thinking, as it gives Ground-types such as Drilbur and Diglett a free switch-in. The latter in particular can trap Magnemite due to its Arena Trap ability and either KO it outright or set up with Substitute and Hone Claws.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given EV spread maximizes Magnemite's Special Attack and Speed, which allows it to hit incredibly hard while outspeeding the entire unboosted metagame. The moves on this set are all relatively unalterable. Hidden Power Grass reliably deals with Chinchou and Wooper, whom Magnemite is currently unable to touch, while Signal Beam deals more damage to Grass-types.</p>

    <p>As Ground-types are this Magnemite's greatest fear, Grass- and Water-types, such as Shroomish, Snover, Staryu, and Frillish, all make excellent partners to it.</p> This needs to be much longer imo. As db pointed out, you should mention VoltTurn partnerships, hazard support, and what in particular Shroomish, Snover, Staryu, and Frillish offer other than resisting Grass and Water.

    [Other Options]

    <p>Magnemite has a variety of other viable options. If scarves aren't your thing, Magnemite can wear a beautiful pair of Choice Specs to reach a Special Attack stat of 30. You can take its offense even further by using its Dream World ability, Analytic, which essentially gives it a Life Orb boost if it hits second or if its opponent switches out. To put that in context, the boost enables it to OHKO Scraggy with Thunderbolt. Magnemite can float even higher than usual with an Air Balloon, which makes it the best Bronzor counter in the tier, as it doesn't even fear switching into an Earthquake. Alternatively, Magnemite can imitate its older sibling Magnezone with a Substitute + Charge Beam set; with this set it can set up against trapped Ferroseed and Bronzor with ease.

    <p>In terms of team support, Magnemite can also use Light Screen, Sunny Day, Rain Dance, or Gravity; the latter two further allow Magnemite to use its most powerful STAB move, Thunder, without fear of missing. While Metal Sound lets it force switches, Thunder Wave and Toxic are viable options if you desire status support. Hilariously, Magnemite can even provide paralysis support while doing damage with the combination of Mind Reader + Zap Cannon.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>While Magnemite does have several checks, some can be bypassed through the use of Volt Switch. At the top of Magnemite's threat list are Ground-types, primarily Diglett, Drilbur, and Hippopotas, who render Volt Switch useless and can hit back with a 4x super effective STAB move. Grass-type Pokemon such as Shroomish and Snover can switch into Magnemite's Electric STAB moves with impunity, but they must be wary of Hidden Power Fire. Bulky Pokemon can generally switch into any of Magnemite's moves; Misdreavus threatens it with Hidden Power Fighting. Houndour, Larvesta, Ponyta, and Darumaka threaten to OHKO Magnemite with their powerful Fire-type moves, while Mienfoo, Scraggy, Timburr, and Croagunk have strong Fighting-type moves to eliminate Magnemite. Finally, Chinchou and Wooper can switch into any of Magnemite's moves aside from the rare Hidden Power Grass.</p>


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  10. blarajan

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    implemented thanks
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