No rain, no flowers.
name: Choice Specs (Steel)
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Flash Cannon
move 3: Volt Switch
move 4: Toxic
item: Choice Specs
ability: Magnet Pull
nature: Timid / Modest
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Thanks to Magnet Pull and STAB Electric-type attacks, Magnezone is able to trap and eliminate Steel-types such as Skarmory, Celesteela, and Corviknight for physical attackers like Excadrill, Melmetal, and Bisharp. Thunderbolt helps Magnezone deal with the problematic aforementioned Flying-types while also dealing with Water-type Pokemon such as Toxapex and Defensive Pelipper. Flash Cannon gives Magnezone a strong STAB move against Pokemon like Hydreigon, Amoongus, Landorus-T, and Nidoking, which do not generally care about Thunderbolt. Volt Switch helps to keep momentum and to bring in a teammate while also letting Magnezone pivot out of incoming special sponges like Slowking-G, Chansey, and Dragalge. Toxic catches Thundurus-T, Swampert, and Gastrodon on a switch and puts them on a timer. A Modest nature can be used for extra power but it misses out on outspeeding Pokemon like Adamant Bisharp and Arctozolt.
Magnezone provides slow Volt Switch support as well to bring teammates in safely and helps to improve match-up against opposing Steel-type teams. In return, the physical attackers such as Excadrill, Bisharp, and Melmetal deal with special walls like Slowking-G and Chansey. Bisharp also compensates for Magnezone's slow speed with priority Sucker Punch. Aside from taking care of Steel and Flying-type Pokemon, Magnezone also guarantees damage on defensive Heatran which makes it possible for teammates like Excadrill and Heatran to clean Steel-type teams. Heatran and Ferrothorn are good teammates as the former can cover it against Fire-type Pokemon like Victini, Volcarona, and Blacephalon, while the latter can check Water-type Pokemon like Swampert, and Seismitoad, with STAB Power Whip. Ground-immune Pokemon like Skarmory and Celesteela can take on Ground-types like Excadrill, Garchomp, and Landorus-T that threaten Magnezone. Additionally, Skarmory also provides entry hazard support in the form of Stealth Rock and Spikes and can phaze away set up sweepers like Dragonite, Aegislash, and Garchomp. Celesteela can weaken opposing teams with Leech Seed and Protect, making it easier for Magnezone to threaten and beat opposing teams. Aegislash can switch against Fighting-type moves against Galarian Zapdos and Urhsifu-R for the team, and gradually weaken Pokemon like Tornadus-T, and Ferrothorn with its SubToxic set. Corviknight can provide U-turn support to bring Magnezone against Steel-types to trap and eliminate them and this helps Corviknight run boosting sets more efficiently as its checks such as Celesteela, Toxapex, and Nidoking are taken care of by Magnezone.
A Choice Scarf set can be used to revenge kill and threaten faster Pokemon like Urshifu-R, Volcanion, and Moltres-G however such a role is more suited to Magneton due to its higher Speed, letting it outspeed faster Pokemon like Cinderace, and Tornadus-T. Steel Beam can be used to do massive amounts of damage to even Ground-type like Gastrodon however it comes at the cost of cutting Magnezone's HP in half which makes it worn out very quickly.
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