Prior to Pokémon Platinum’s release, the Magnemite line only had one evolution, being Magneton. While this Electric and Steel-type Pokémon was strong in its own right, fans felt that it could benefit from a third evolution.
Well, with Platinum, Game Freak gave the fans what they wanted, introducing Magnezone. It instantly became a top-tier Electric Pokémon and a nice change of pace from the copious amount of Luxrays in Sinnoh.
With Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the developers decided to return Magnezone to its birthplace. Fans can evolve Magneton into Magnezone fairly easily but not in the same way as in the original games.
Below, players can read a full guide explaining how they can acquire a Magnezone in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Evolving Magneton to Magnezone
Once you have a Magnemite in your party, which can be found in the Grand Underground or in Fuego Ironworks, you need to level it up to level 30. This will evolve it into Magneton. If your Magnemite is already past level 30, then levelling it up once will do the trick.
With your Magneton, the only step you need to take to evolve it into a Magnezone is to give it a Thunder Stone. This evolutionary stone works on Magneton in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which is different from how it was in the original Platinum.
In that game, you needed to take Magneton to Mount Coronet and level it up inside of the mountain. This would trigger the evolution of Magnezone. If you’ve been trying that method in the new Sinnoh remakes, you won’t be seeing any evolution.
To find a Thunder Stone, you can search the walls of the Grand Underground or find one on the ground in Sunnyshore City behind the Vista Lighthouse. There’s also one just north of the Resort Area on Route 229 but that area only becomes accessible after beating the game.
Whenever you find a Thunder Stone, use it on Magneton with it in your party and you’ll have a Magnezone within seconds.
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