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Magcargo (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Magcargo
マグカルゴ Magcargot
#219
219Magcargo.png
Artwork from GSC
Type
Fire Rock
Category
Lava Pokémon
Abilities
Magma Armor or Flame Body
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#212
Hoenn
#104
Regional Browser numbers
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
Indeterminate group 26 cycles
(6630 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 large fire Pokémon that seem to consist almost entirely out of magma, much like it's pre-evolution. However, it has gained a hard shell that is made out of hardened magma. This shell seems to have a circular-shape and has small holes in it that spurts out small flames. This shell is somewhat thin and can flake off easily.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Magcargo's body is over 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to its magma body, it is able to use many Template:Type2 moves. It can also learn Recover.

Behavior

Habitat

To keep itself from hardening, Magcargo prefers to stay near something very hot like a volcano.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:MagcargoAnime.jpg
Flannery's Magcargo

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

The first time a normal-sized Magcargo appeared was in Love, Pokémon Style!. Also, Macey's Slugma evolved sometime after battling Ash.

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

A Magcargo appeared in DP114.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Magcargo first appeared in Template:PSV, under the control of Keane. It was shown being able to attack even when asleep by using Sleep Talk.

Another Magcargo appeared under the ownership of Flannery in Template:PSV.

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 Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
Platinum Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
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

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.


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

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#F5AC78" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

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

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

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.gif Spr b 2g 219.png
Spr 2g 219 s.png Spr 2s 219 s.png Spr 2c 219 s.gif 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 pre-Generation IV Pokémon to be obtainable in every game since its debut (this includes side games, many Pokémon such as Pikachu appear in every main series games, but are missing from certain side games).
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Magcargo.
  • Magcargo's sprites in Gold and Silver were pink and blue, despite its official artwork. This was then corrected in Crystal when Magcargo's shiny was changed to pink, like its sprite in Gold and Silver.
  • Despite the fact Magcargo's shell crumbles easily, in the anime it retracts to its shell and protects it from damage.
  • Magcargo's body is over 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which should be hot enough to melt 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 and Rapidash.

Origin

Magcargo is based on a snail with a body of lava.

Name origin

Magcargo's name is a combination of magma, intrusive molten rock, and escargot, the French word for snail. The word cargo can also be found, referring to the shell it carries.

In other languages

External links

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