It’s kind of weird to think about the more overtly mechanical Pokémon in terms of evolution. A Magneton, for example, is just three Magnemites magnetically fused together. However, when that Magneton is exposed to certain electrical and magnetic fields, the center Magnemite grows into a proper body, while the other two become its eyes. It’s a little creepy in theory, but it does result in Magnezone’s adorable football head, so I guess there’s no harm in it. Speaking of Magnezone, here’s how to evolve Magneton into Magnezone in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and where to find the required item.
In the original Diamond and Pearl, Magneton could be evolved into Magnezone by leveling it up in the proximity of a special magnetic zone, which in the case of Sinnoh meant Mt. Coronet. However, the regions of later generations didn’t all have latent magnetic fields lying around, so in generation VIII, the requirement was changed to a simple Thunder Stone. Presumably for convenience’s sake, this change has been carried over to Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
How to Evolve Magneton into Magnezone in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
To evolve Magneton into Magnezone in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you need to use a Thunder Stone on Magneton. All you need to do is rub a Thunder Stone on a Magneton, and it’ll evolve into a Magnezone. The rub, then, is finding a Thunder Stone.
Where to find a Thunder Stone
There are three places you can get a Thunder Stone in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, two of which are static and one is regenerating. Those places are:
- Sunyshore City
- Route 229
- The Grand Underground
The first place you can source a Thunder Stone is Sunyshore City, Volkner’s home turf. You can find the stone on the ground at the bottom of the stairs behind the Vista Lighthouse located in the southeast part of the city.
The second place is Route 229, located in the post-game Battle Zone region. In the southeast part of the Route is a small pond you can surf on. While it’s hidden from sight, if you inspect the southwestern corner of the pond, you’ll uncover a Thunder Stone.
Finally, the third and repeatable source of a Thunder Stone is the Grand Underground. Just like in the original Gen IV games, you can dig in the walls of the Underground to uncover things like tablets, fossils, and if you’re lucky, evolutionary stones. While there’s no way to guarantee you’ll get stones, they’re by no means rare. You’ll more than likely uncover at least one Thunder Stone after a few digs.