Special magnetic field

A special magnetic field (Japanese: 特殊な磁場 special magnetic field) is where Magneton, Nosepass, and Charjabug can evolve into Magnezone, Probopass, and Vikavolt, respectively.

Chargestone Cave, an area in Unova with a special magnetic field.

In the core series games

Vast Poni Canyon, an area in Alola with a special magnetic field.
  • In Sinnoh, Mount Coronet contains a special magnetic field. Magneton and Nosepass may evolve anywhere in Mount Coronet, including exterior areas, the Spear Pillar, and the Hall of Origin.
  • In Unova, Chargestone Cave contains a special magnetic field. This magnetism is also evident by the cave's puzzle: the player must push stone fragments blocking some passages so they are attracted by larger magnetic rocks, making it possible to continue.
  • In Kalos, Route 13 contains a special magnetic field that is produced by the nearby Kalos Power Plant. Despite the special magnetic field being produced by the Kalos Power Plant, Nosepass and Magneton will not evolve if leveled up inside the Power Plant.
  • In HoennORAS, a special magnetic field is present in New Mauville.
  • In Alola, a special magnetic field is present in Blush MountainUSUM and Vast Poni Canyon.
  • In Hisui, a special magnetic field is present in the Coronet Highlands.

There is no special magnetic field in Kanto, Johto, Galar, or Paldea. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, this means that Magneton and Nosepass cannot evolve at all—Magnezone and Probopass can only be obtained by trading with Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Since Generation VIII, Pokémon that can evolve using a special magnetic field can alternatively evolve via Thunder Stone, aside from Nosepass in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. This is the only method available in Sword, Shield, Scarlet, and Violet. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, both Magneton and Nosepass can be evolved using either the special magnetic field or a Thunder Stone. In Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, both can be used to evolve Magneton, while Nosepass requires the special magnetic field.

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Explorers of Sky, and Gates to Infinity, due to the way evolution works, Magneton and Nosepass evolve through the use of the Coronet Rock.

Pokémon GO

Because Pokémon GO uses real-world locations, being within range of a PokéStop outfitted with a Magnetic Lure Module is required to induce evolution in Magneton, Nosepass, and Charjabug.

In the anime

In Nosing 'Round The Mountain!, Alan specifically asked Ash to keep their battle near Mount Coronet so that his Nosepass could evolve, which it did.

In Cheers on Castaways Isle!, an island located in Diablo's Ocean contained a special magnetic field due to meteorites in the area. Several wild Nosepass and Probopass were seen inhabiting the island.

In That's Some Spicy Island Research!, Sophocles revealed that he wanted to evolve his Charjabug during his Pokémon School class's visit to Poni Island. Hearing this, the island's Nurse Joy suggested him to visit Vast Poni Canyon. In Evolving Research!, Sophocles visited the canyon, and his Charjabug successfully evolved into Vikavolt thanks to the canyon's special magnetic field.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Passing by Probopass and Maneuvering around Magnezone, Cyrus's Nosepass and Magneton evolved while inside Mount Coronet.

See also

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 特殊磁場 Dahksyùh chìhchèuhng
Mandarin 特殊磁場 / 特殊磁场 Tèshū cíchǎng
  French Champ magnétique spécial
  German Besonderes Magnetfeld
  Italian Campo magnetico speciale
  Korean 특수한 자기장 Teuksuhan jagijang
  Polish Nietypowe pole magnetyczne
  Spanish Campo magnético especial

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