Magnemite is a dual type Electric and Steel Pokemon introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was a pure Electric type Pokemon. It evolves into Magneton starting at level 30, which evolves into Magnezone when leveled up in a special magnetic field. Take a look below for 28 fun and fascinating facts about Magnemite.
1. Magnemite is a seemingly robotic Pokemon that has a gray, spherical metal body with blue and red tipped horseshoe magnets on each side and a single, large eye.
2. It has three Phillips head screws on its body: two near the bottom of its body and the one on top of its head that looks similar to an antenna.
3. The two bottom screws serve no noticeable purpose, although they may be its feet as the Pokédex identifies a footprint similar to that of the screw’s head.
4. Even though Magnemite and its evolved forms are mechanical creatures, the anime has shown that it has emotions and a way of reproducing.
5. It has even exhibited the need to eat, although its main form of nutrients is electrical currents.
6. It is commonly found in locations such as power plants or caves with a strong magnetic field.
7. Despite its modern, artificial appearance, Magnemite has been depicted in carvings discovered at the Ruins of Alph and has been present in AZ’s retelling of the Kalos war, indicating it has existed for at least 3,000 years.
8. The magnetic units on Magnemite’s body create electromagnetic waves that allow it to defy gravity and can potentially disrupt electrical equipment.
9. Magnemite is not known to be unnecessarily aggressive, but may approach Trainers with little notice.
10. If a wild Magnemite is approached, it may simply flee on rare occasions, as Magnemite does not care for interaction. However, if attacked, it will start retaliation with non-damaging moves.
11. In the care of a Trainer, it can be a devoted fighter. However, it has been demonstrated that it may be deterred unless a strong bond is formed with its Trainer.
12. Magnemite can be attracted to anything emitting electricity or a magnetic field, including gadgets such as a Pokétch.
13. It has even been shown to be attracted to electric Pokémon producing such fields.
14. With modern electrical lines buried underground, Magnemite attacks on power plants have increased.
15. To prevent power outages, these power plants deliberately send out signals Magnemite cannot stand to ward them off.
16. In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Magnemite was originally known as “Coil”, from its Japanese name.
17. Magnemite, along with its evolution Magneton, were pure Electric-type Pokémon in Generation I, but became dual-type Electric/Steel in Generation II. This makes them the first Pokémon to ever change typing with the progress of generations.
18. Despite most of Magnemite’s Pokédex entries saying they are able to float through the air by employing powerful electromagnetic waves or even anti-gravity, Magnemite does not have the Ability Levitate, so it is still affected by Ground-type moves. However, starting in Generation IV, Magnemite can learn Magnet Rise, which simulates Levitate for five turns.
19. Magnemite, along with Magneton, has appeared in every regional Pokédex. This is due to the Sinnoh Pokédex’s expansion in Platinum and the Unova Pokédex’s expansion in Black 2 and White 2.
20. Magnemite and its evolution Magneton are two of the few Pokémon that had their cry changed slightly in Generation III. This was due to Generation III utilizing a better sound effects game engine and newer game system.
21. Pokémon Snap is the only form of a Pokémon canon that shows two Magnemite bonding, similar to a Magneton. However, when a picture is taken, they are still called Magnemite.
22. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team also showed this, but it was stated to be a failed evolution, due to the lack of a third Magnemite.
23. In Generation V, Magnemite was the most traded Pokémon on the GTS. This is probably due to what is known as the Magnemite chain/coil: a scheme by which players could increase the number of visitors to their Join Avenue in Black 2 and White 2 by trading Magnemite on the GTS. The scheme originated with Japanese players and became popular worldwide.
24. On May 31, 2017, The Pokémon Company posted a Magnemite-themed music video onto their YouTube channel titled Where is Coil? Here is Coil!.
25. Magnemite seems to be based on a magnet. It may also be based on the objectification of electromagnetism, one of the four fundamental interactions of nature.
26. Magnemite may be a play on magnetite. It may also be a combination of magnet or magnetite and mite, referring to its small size.
27. Magnemite debuted in Sparks Fly for Magnemite. Ash and his friends were in Gringey City while the power went out. When they were looking around for the cause of the power outage, a lone Magnemite showed up and was attracted to Ash’s Pikachu, who had a cold. When a group of Grimer and its Muk leader were chasing Ash and his friends, a group of Magnemite and Magneton helped fight them off.
28. Multiple Magnemite appeared in Get Along, Little Pokémon, under the ownership of Ethan. He used them to harness electrical energy from bolts of lightning during thunderstorms, with this energy being given to towns without power. One of the Magnemite, nicknamed Number 6, evolved into a Magneton to save Ash and Pikachu from Team Rocket.