Magnemite (マグネマイト, Magunemaito) is a Electric/Steel-type Magnet Pokémon that is the pre-evolved form of Magneton when leveling up to level 30, which soon later evolves into Magnezone in certain magnatic areas like Mt. Coronet or Chargestone Cave.
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Magnemite is a seemingly robotic life form that has a gray, circular metal body with a horseshoe magnet on its left and right sides, and a single big eye. It has three Phillips head screws on its body; two are near the bottom of its body, and the other is on top of its head and looks similar to an antenna. 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". Even though Magnemite and its evolved forms are mechanical creatures, they still have emotions, the need to eat, and a way of reproducing. Magnemite might also be related to Beldum and Bronzor because all of them are partially Steel that create electromagnetic waves to float in the air.
The magnetic units on Magnemite's body create electromagnetic waves that allow it to defy gravity and can potentially disrupt various electrical equipment. The faster the units at its sides rotate, the greater the magnetic force they generate. However, it becomes incapable of flight if its internal electrical supply is depleted. Magnemite usually attack by using electrical attacks such as Thunder Wave and Zap Cannon. Magnemite can also focus magnetic energy into a homing-attack known as Magnet Bomb.
Magnemite generally keep to themselves. They are quiet and do not bother people. However, if anyone gets near them with magnets or something that emits large amounts of electricity, they can be attracted to such an object. Magnemite are very neutral, but they are very eager to please their Trainers and will fight hard. If a wild Magnemite is approached, they will usually go away as they don't care for interaction, however, if attacked, they will retaliate with non-damaging moves such as Thunder Wave or Supersonic. If the attacker persists, they will start to use damaging attacks such as Thunder Shock or Magnet Bomb, and in extreme cases, Zap Cannon.
Magnemite can usually be found around power plants or any rough terrain where there may be large amounts of metal nearby. Despite their modern, artificial appearance, carvings depicting Magnemite and Magneton have been discovered at the Ruins of Alph, indicating they have existed for at least 1,500 years.
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Magnemite feed off electrical currents, which is why they are frequently found around power plants.
A group of Magnemite, and a Magneton, appeared as security guards in Current Events as they first attacked Team Rocket who sneaked into a power station guarded entirely by Pokémon. Ash saw the door had been opened by someone, and went to investigate, and was also attacked by the Magnemite.
In Get Along, Little Pokémon, Sonic, Tails, Chris, Chuck, Ash, Misty and Tracey met a man named Ethan who used Magnemite and Magneton to harness electrical energy from bolts of lightning during thunderstorms and then the electrical energy would be given to towns that were without power. Magneton named Joey evolved into a Magnezone to save Ash and Pikachu from Eggman.
A Magnemite appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
Another Magnemite appeared in Dawn of a Royal Day!.
A Magnemite is set to appear in BW087.
Multiple Magnemite also appeared in The Power of One.
Magnemite, Magnet Pokémon. The pre-evolved form of Magneton. It's able to float through the air with the means not understood and leave its Thunder Wave through its magnet shaped units located on its sides. This very mysterious Pokémon is of Electric and Steel Type.