Competitive Information for Magearna [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Magearna magearna
Base Stats for Magearna

Steel / Fairy

Abilities:
Soul-HeartSoul-Heart: This Pokemon's Sp. Atk is raised by 1 stage when another Pokemon faints.


Evolutions / Family:
Magearna

Weakness Chart for Steel/Fairy-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.25x
0.5x
0x
  
0.5x
  
2x
0.5x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
0.5x
0.5x
0x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Magearna? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Magearna in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Landorus-TherianKartanaTapu%20KokoGreninja-AshMedicham-MegaGreninjaHawluchaKommo-oCrawdauntLopunny-MegaMarowak-AlolaCresselia


Magearna is a decent Steel and Fairy-typed Pokemon. It's a pretty usual sight to see Magearna out in the 7th generation battlefield. Magearna's only type-related weaknesses are Fire and Ground.


Species: Magearna
Item: Assault Vest / Fairium Z
Ability: Soul-Heart
Nature: Quiet (+SpA, -Spe)
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Fleur Cannon
- Ice Beam
- Flash Cannon / Shift Gear
- Volt Switch / Thunderbolt

Special Tank Magearna (Analytic)

Magearna is a legendary Special Tank. The purpose of this moveset is to take a great amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Soul-Heart, Magearna's sp. atk is raised by 1 stage when another pokemon faints.

Fleur Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fairy-type move (lowers your Magearna's special attack by 2 stages).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Shift Gear is a status move (raises your Magearna's speed by 2 stages and attack by 1 stage).
Volt Switch is a special 70-base power Electric-type move (Magearna switches out after damaging the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Magearna
Item: Fairium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Soul-Heart
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Fleur Cannon / Dazzling Gleam
- Flash Cannon
- Synchronoise
- Energy Ball

Special Sweeper Magearna (Soul-Heart)

Magearna is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Magearna's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Soul-Heart, Magearna's sp. atk is raised by 1 stage when another pokemon faints.

Fleur Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fairy-type move (lowers your Magearna's special attack by 2 stages).
Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Synchronoise is a special 120-base power Psychic-type move (hits adjacent pokemon sharing your Magearna's type).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Magearna? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Magearna in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Landorus-TherianKartanaTapu%20KokoGreninja-AshMedicham-MegaGreninjaHawluchaKommo-oCrawdauntLopunny-MegaMarowak-AlolaCresselia


Species: Magearna
Item: Fairium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Soul-Heart
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Fleur Cannon
- Synchronoise
- Flash Cannon
- Energy Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Magearna (Soul-Heart)

Magearna is a legendary Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Magearna's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Soul-Heart, Magearna's sp. atk is raised by 1 stage when another pokemon faints.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Fleur Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Fairy-type move (lowers your Magearna's special attack by 2 stages).
Synchronoise is a special 120-base power Psychic-type move (hits adjacent pokemon sharing your Magearna's type).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Magearna learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Aura Sphere
80
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Fleur Cannon
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Mirror Shot
65
85%
10
30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Sonic Boom
--
90%
20
Always does 20 HP of damage.
Synchronoise
120
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon sharing the user's type.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Trump Card
--
--
5
More power the fewer PP this move has left.
Volt Switch
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gyro Ball
--
100%
5
More power the slower the user than the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
After You
--
--
15
The target makes its move right after the user.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Crafty Shield
--
--
10
Protects allies from Status moves this turn.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Gear Up
--
--
20
Raises Atk, Sp. Atk of allies with Plus/Minus by 1.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Heart Swap
--
--
10
Swaps all stat changes with target.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Lucky Chant
--
--
30
For 5 turns, shields user's party from critical hits.
Magnet Rise
--
--
10
For 5 turns, the user has immunity to Ground.
Mind Reader
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Shift Gear
--
--
10
Raises the user's Speed by 2 and Attack by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Magearna can perform in Sun/Moon. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SM Move and Ability Combos for Magearna

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