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Magcargo
マグカルゴ Magcargot
#219
219Magcargo
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Fire Rock
Species
Lava Pokémon
Abilities
Magma Armor or Flame Body Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#217
Hoenn
#104
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-139
Almia
R-141
Height
2'07"
Imperial
0.8 m
Metric
Weight
121.3 lbs.
Imperial
55.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body02
Footprint
 F219 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Amorphous group 22 cycles
(5610 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 154 Battle Exp.: 1541*

Magcargo (Japanese: マグカルゴ Magcargot) is a dual-type Fire/Rock Pokémon.

It evolves from Slugma starting at level 38.

Biology

Physiology

Magcargo are fairly large, snail-like Pokémon that consist almost entirely of red-colored magma, much like their pre-evolution. They have large eyes with yellow sclera and black pupils, and a wide mouth that appears to be smiling. Large drops of magma are in the corners of their mouths. On their backs, Magcargo have a hardened, black, circular shell that is nothing more than a hardened layer of magma that can flake off easily upon contact. The shell has many cracks in it, from which flames occasionally spout.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Magcargo have bodies made of magma that is over 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature. They can use many Fire-type moves because of this. They can also learn Recover.

Behavior

Magcargo are said to return to their original size by dipping themselves in magma. Magcargo also try to stay near extremely hot things to prevent their magma bodies from hardening.

Habitat

Mountain

Mountain Pokémon

According to the Pokédex, Magcargo have lived in volcano craters for tens of thousands of years.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Its brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
Generation II
Johto
The shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Trade
Generation II
Johto
None Trade

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 410   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/1
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/14 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Smog Poison Special 02020 07070% 20
00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
055 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1414 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1919 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2323 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100100% 15
2828 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3232 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
3737 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
3838 Shell Smash Normal Status 0000 —% 15
4444 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
5252 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
5959 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100100% 15
6767 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Magcargo obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magcargo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magcargo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120 100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 50 100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM33 Reflect Psychic Status —% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120 85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 50 80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 50 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140 90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 30 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 75% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250 100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status —% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 100% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magcargo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magcargo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
088MS089MS Acid Armor Poison Status —% 40
092MS093MS094MS Curse Ghost Status —% 10
218MS219MS Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
218MS219MS Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
088MS089MS109MS110MS Memento Dark Status 100% 10
109MS110MS SmokeScreen Normal Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Magcargo in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Magcargo in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magcargo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magcargo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 After You Normal Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Magcargo can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Magcargo cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magcargo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magcargo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magcargo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magcargo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Evolution

218
Unevolved
Slugma
 Fire 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 38


219
First evolution
Magcargo
 Fire  Rock 

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