Magnemite’s Path of Solitude

Quick Tips

Make sure Magnemite is at least level 70.

Max Magnemite’s Effort Values for Speed, HP, Special Attack, and Special Defense.

Magnemite’s Challenge

Magnemite faces a level 70 Vulpix in this Path of Solitude challenge.

Vulpix is a Fire-type Pokémon. Vulpix has a weakness to Water, Ground, and Rock-type attacks. Additionally, it is resistant to Fire, Ice, Bug, Steel, and Fairy-type attacks. Unfortunately, Magnemite cannot learn any super-effective attacks to use against Vulpix and is weak against fire-type attacks.

Recommendations & Advantages

Magnemite can utilize its range of Electric-type attacks to gain the upper hand on Vulpix. Vulpix will use the moves Nasty Plot, which increases attack, and Ember, a fire-type attack that will deal significant damage. As Vulpix is level 70 in this challenge, moves should be fully mastered and ready to use in battle.

The best way to gain the upper hand is by using agile-style Thunder Wave on the first round. This will leave Vulpix with paralysis. With this status effect, Vulpix may not be able to attack allowing Magnemite the ability to land multiple hits without taking damage.

Increasing HP Effort Values (EVs) will allow Magnemite to endure more damage in this challenge. Increasing EVs for Speed will ensure that it can attack quickly. If needed, increasing Special Attack EVs will allow its attacks to deal more damage as well.

Other recommendations include:

  • Level up Magnemite to at least Level 70 in order to either match or outlevel Vulpix.
    • Unless you are looking for a challenge, you should at least match your opponent’s level.
  • Increase of Effort Values (EVs) for Speed and HP.
    • Leveling speed ensures Magnemite can attack quickly.
    • Magnemite may need to endure an attack, which it can do better with increased HP EVs.
    • With Grit items, you can upgrade your Effort Values. A variety of activities can be carried out in order to obtain these items, such as defeating wild Pokémon and releasing captured Pokémon.
    • Effort Values significantly increase stats when reaching an EV level of 1, 4, 7, and 10.

Path of Solitude Rewards

The rewards for completing this challenge are similar to those offered for completing the other Path of Solitude challenges.

First-time Completion

  • Path of Solitude stamp for Magnemite’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust