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* Magcargo is the only Pokémon to be obtainable in every main [[Generation III]] game, if [[Pokémon Colosseum]] and [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]] are to be included. It is also included in every [[Generation II]] and [[Generation IV]] game, making {{game|Black and White|s}} the first main games since its introduction where it cannot be obtained.
 
* Magcargo is the only Pokémon to be obtainable in every main [[Generation III]] game, if [[Pokémon Colosseum]] and [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]] are to be included. It is also included in every [[Generation II]] and [[Generation IV]] game, making {{game|Black and White|s}} the first main games since its introduction where it cannot be obtained.
 
* No other Pokémon has the same [[type]] [[List of Pokémon with unique type combinations|combination]] as Magcargo.
 
* No other Pokémon has the same [[type]] [[List of Pokémon with unique type combinations|combination]] as Magcargo.
* Despite the fact that Magcargo's shell is described as being able to crumble easily, in the anime Torkoal have been depicted to retract into their shell as a form of damage protection.
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* Despite the fact that Magcargo's shell is described as being able to crumble easily, in the anime Magcargo have been depicted to retract into their shell as a form of damage protection.
 
* Magcargo's body is over 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit (significantly greater than that of the surface of the Sun, about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit), which should be hot enough to carbonize flesh. However, it has made contact with Pokémon many times in the anime and none of them felt any burning from its body. This trait is shared with {{p|Ponyta}}, {{p|Rapidash}}, and its own pre-evolution, {{p|Slugma}}.
 
* Magcargo's body is over 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit (significantly greater than that of the surface of the Sun, about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit), which should be hot enough to carbonize flesh. However, it has made contact with Pokémon many times in the anime and none of them felt any burning from its body. This trait is shared with {{p|Ponyta}}, {{p|Rapidash}}, and its own pre-evolution, {{p|Slugma}}.
 
* Despite the fact that water is vaporized on contact with Magcargo, it is doubly weak to {{type|Water}} attacks.
 
* Despite the fact that water is vaporized on contact with Magcargo, it is doubly weak to {{type|Water}} attacks.

Revision as of 02:25, 8 November 2012

Slugma #218: Slugma
Pokémon
#220: Swinub Swinub
Magcargo
マグカルゴ Magcargot
#219
219Magcargo.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Fire Rock
Category
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.png
Footprint
 F219.png 
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

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

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Magcargo in the anime

Major appearances

Magcargo first appeared in Some Like it Hot. A Trainer named Egan was trying to capture an unusually large Magcargo, later finally succeeding.

A normal-sized Magcargo appeared in Love, Pokémon Style!. Also, Macy's Slugma evolved sometime after battling Ash.

Flannery has a Magcargo that evolved from one of her two Slugma in Poetry Commotion!.

Minor appearances

A Magcargo appeared in Another One Gabites the Dust!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP240 Magcargo Ash's Pokédex Magcargo, the Lava Pokémon. Magcargo lives primarily in volcanic regions and occasionally emits the lava from its back that circles its body.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Flannery and her Magcargo as they appear in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A giant Magcargo first appeared in Volume 13, under the control of Carl. It was shown being able to attack even when asleep by using Sleep Talk.

Another Magcargo appeared under the ownership of Flannery in Volume 17.

Magcargo was also seen as one of the Pokémon used by Team Magma.

In the TCG

Main article: Magcargo (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold The shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
Silver Its brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
Crystal Its body is as hot as lava and is always billowing. Flames will occasionally burst from its shell.
Stadium 2 The shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
Generation III
Ruby Magcargo's shell is actually its skin that hardened as a result of cooling. Its shell is very brittle and fragile - just touching it causes it to crumble apart. This Pokémon returns to its original size by dipping itself in magma.
Sapphire Magcargo's body temperature is approximately 18,000 degrees F. Water is vaporized on contact. If this Pokémon is caught in the rain, the raindrops instantly turn into steam, cloaking the area in a thick fog.
Emerald The shell on its back is made of hardened magma. Tens of thousands of years spent living in volcanic craters have turned Magcargo's bodies into magma.
FireRed Its brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
LeafGreen The shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
Generation IV
Diamond Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
SoulSilver Its brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
Generation V
Black Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
White
Black 2 Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Evolve Slugma
Crystal
Evolve Evolve Slugma
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Evolve Slugma
Emerald
Evolve Evolve Slugma
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Mt. Ember
Colosseum
Evolve Evolve Slugma
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Stark Mountain
Platinum
Common Stark Mountain
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Evolve Slugma
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Slugma
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 54
Endless Level 76
Forever Level 4
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Slugma
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
Dark Crater (B13-B15)
Dark Crater Pit (B1-B11)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: Sunny Seashore, World Axle - B1F
Lava: Volcanic Slope
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Lava Zone

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 - VI
 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 - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}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 - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GrimerMuk Acid Armor Poison Status —% 40
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusLitwick
LampentChandelure
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
SlugmaMagcargo Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
SlugmaMagcargo Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
LitwickLampentChandelure Inferno Fire Special 100 50% 5
GrimerMukKoffingWeezingSpiritombLitwick
LampentChandelure
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
SolosisDuosionReuniclus Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
KoffingWeezing SmokeScreen Normal Status 100% 20
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status 100% 20
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status 100% 10
  • 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 - VI
 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 - VI
 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

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 38+ Purified moves
Shadow Rave Shadow Box XD 219.png Refresh Normal
Shadow Shed Shadow Heat Wave Fire
-- Earthquake Ground
-- Flamethrower Fire

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS219.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani219.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP219.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Crater
Phrases
51%-100% HP Please, don't touch my shell. It crumbles very easily.
26%-50% HP I'm worried. My HP has dropped to approximately half.
1%-25% HP I can't keep it together... Flames will erupt from my body...
Level up That's it! Leveled up! I can feel my flames boiling over!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up That's it! Leveled up! I can feel my flames boiling over!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP219.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn fm.pngBurn fm.png
(Burn ×2)
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 70 Max. exp.: 90
Browser entry  
Magcargo scatters lava as it crawls. It will chase after Rangers.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Browser entry  
It spits embers and blobs of fire to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW219.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Magcargo is a Gatekeeper in the Lava Zone. No one can see Blaziken without getting Magcargo's OK first.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Slugma
Unevolved
Slugma
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 38


Magcargo
First evolution
Magcargo
 Fire  Rock 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 219.png Spr 2s 219.png Spr 2c 219.png Spr b 2g 219.png
Spr 2g 219 s.png Spr 2s 219 s.png Spr 2c 219 s.png Spr b 2g 219 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 219.png Spr 3e 219.png Spr 3r 219.png Spr b 3r 219.png
Spr 3r 219 s.png Spr 3e 219 s.png Spr 3r 219 s.png Spr b 3r 219 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 219.png Spr 4d 219.png Spr 4h 219.png Spr b 4d 219.png
Spr 4d 219 s.png Spr 4d 219 s.png Spr 4h 219 s.png Spr b 4d 219 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 219.png Spr 5b 219.png Spr b 5b 219.png
Spr 5b 219 s.png Spr 5b 219 s.png Spr b 5b 219 s.png
Magcargo For other sprites and images, please see Magcargo images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Magcargo is the only Pokémon to be obtainable in every main Generation III game, if Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness are to be included. It is also included in every Generation II and Generation IV game, making Pokémon Black and White the first main games since its introduction where it cannot be obtained.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Magcargo.
  • Despite the fact that Magcargo's shell is described as being able to crumble easily, in the anime Magcargo have been depicted to retract into their shell as a form of damage protection.
  • Magcargo's body is over 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit (significantly greater than that of the surface of the Sun, about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit), which should be hot enough to carbonize flesh. However, it has made contact with Pokémon many times in the anime and none of them felt any burning from its body. This trait is shared with Ponyta, Rapidash, and its own pre-evolution, Slugma.
  • Despite the fact that water is vaporized on contact with Magcargo, it is doubly weak to Water-type attacks.
  • Magcargo has its sprite changed in Crystal from Gold and Silver, in this case, its shell is edited slightly, making it one of few Pokémon to have three different sprites in Generation II.

Origin

Magcargo is based on a snail, likely the Victaphanta atramentaria, with a body of lava and a shell of rock. It may also be based on the Cherufe, mythical evil creatures of rock and magma that inhabit the magma pools found deep within Chilean volcanoes. In legends, they are the main sources of earthquakes in Chile.

Name origin

Magcargo and Magcargot are a combination of magma (intrusive molten rock) and escargot (French for snail). Cargo may also refer to the shell it carries, which it lacked as a Slugma.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マグカルゴ Magcargot From magma, escargot, and cargo
France Flag.png French Volcaropod rom volcan and gastéropode
Spain Flag.png Spanish Magcargo Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Magcargo Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Magcargo Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마그카르고 Mageukareugo Transliteration of its Japanese name


External links

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