Where to Find Magnemite in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

A player standing next to their Magnemite on a dirt path.

Key Takeaway

You can only find a Magnemite in-game by searching space-time distortions that spawn in the Cobalt Coastlands. However, you'll need to be a bit lucky, as Magnemite are rare spawns.

Like many other Kantonian Pokémon, you’ll need to use an unusual method to find a Magnemite in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. For this reason, you should get ready to hit the beach and run through rifts in reality!

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    The Only Place You Can Find Magnemite

    A player riding Wyrdeer in the rain towards a space-time distortion potentially holding a Magnemite.

    The only location where Magnemite naturally spawn is within the space-time distortions that appear in the Cobalt Coastlands. As such, you must spend a lot of time by the sandy shores to encounter this Electric and Steel-type pocket monster.

    Tips to Find Magnemite in Space-Time Distortions

    You’ll want to keep moving while in space-time distortions. The more you move around, the more Pokémon will spawn. As such, you can potentially force the spawn of a Magnemite this way.

    However, keep in mind that Magnemite (and its evolutions) are rare spawns. This can result in a lot of searching for minimal results. But don’t give up!

    How to Get More Space-Time Distortions to Spawn

    Put simply, the more time you spend in an area, the more likely space-time distortions are to appear. Here are some things to avoid to prevent slowing down the spawning timer for space-time distortions:

    • Don’t return to Jubilife Village
    • Avoid resting at a camp
    • Don’t fast travel
    • Avoid using your menu for long periods of time

    Doing any of the above will pause the natural passing of time, which, in turn, will slow down the decreasing timer that determines when space-time distortions spawn. During the waiting time, you can catch and battle wild Pokémon, harvest resources, and complete requests in the area. None of those actions will slow down space-time distortion spawns.

    Alternatively, you can step away from your Nintendo Switch for a while. Just be sure to leave your game running and don’t have a menu open. Check back once in a while to see if a distortion has spawned.