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Magmar (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Magmar (disambiguation).
Magmar
Spitfire Pokémon
ブーバー
Boober
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Magmar

Magmar

Magmar

Magmar
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Vital Spirit
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Magmar

Mega Magmar Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
75% male, 25% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
4'03" 1.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
98.1 lbs. 44.5 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#126
Kanto
#153
Johto
#284
Hoenn
#201
Sinnoh
#054
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-137
Fiore
R-074
Almia
R-188/N-075
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
167
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
173
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F126.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
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Magmar (Japanese: ブーバー Boober) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Magby starting at level 30 and evolves into Magmortar when traded holding a Magmarizer.

Biology

Magmar is a bipedal Pokémon with a red body that has yellow flame designs on it. A row of red spikes runs down its back, and there are two lumps on its forehead with a flame on top of each one. It has a puckered, yellow beak and small eyes. Its thighs are yellow, and it has red feet with two, clawed toes each. Its arms are covered in rigid, red scales and it has red hands with five, clawed fingers. It has black, metal shackles on its neck and ankles. At the tips of its yellow tail is a flame.

Magmar's body temperature is nearly 2,200°F. Magmar is famous for its fire-spewing abilities. Along with this, it is also a considerably quick Pokémon, and usually possesses impressive physical capabilities. The anime has shown that extremely well trained Magmar can have the ability to block Electric-type attacks with super-heated air. Magmar is reported as being very swift and alacritous in high temperatures, and rather dopey and sluggish in colder environments, similar to a cold-blooded animal. Because it hates cold places, this Pokémon typically resides in and around active volcanoes. This Pokémon has even been known to alter unfavorably cold surroundings by spitting scorching flames about to warm up the area and establish an environment more suitable to it.

Magmar is able to heal its wounds by dipping its wound into lava. In battle, it blows out intense flames from all over its body as to intimidate its foes and incinerate its surroundings. However, an outmatched Magmar will quickly retreat, using its fiery camouflage and its wavering, rippling glare to blend into any present fires.

In the anime

Magmar in the anime

Major appearances

Blaine's Magmar

Magmar first appeared under the ownership of Blaine. He used it in the Gym battles against Ash in Riddle Me This and Volcanic Panic.

Paul's Magmar

Paul had a Magmar which first appeared in a flashback of his Gym battle with Maylene in Lost Leader Strategy!. Its actual appearance was in Aiding the Enemy!, together with its Trainer. It was used in A Pyramiding Rage! to battle Brandon and his Regice. Magmar gave up on Registeel, despite having a type-advantage and soon lost to Brandon's Regirock, resulting in Paul losing the battle. It evolved into a Magmortar prior to Pedal to the Mettle!.

Other

A Trainer named Satchel evolved his Magby into a Magmar in You're a Star, Larvitar!.

Gary Oak used a Magmar against Ash in the Silver Conference in The Ties That Bind.

A Magmar made another appearance in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition in Tag! We're It...!.

In Bibarel Gnaws Best, a Magmar belonged to the head engineer.

Minor appearances

A Magmar who belonged to Yosaku was seen making Charcoal in A Farfetch'd Tale.

A Magmar competed alongside its Trainer in a balloon race in The Big Balloon Blow-Up.

In As Cold as Pryce, a Magmar appeared in Pryce's flashback as one of the Pokémon which fought against his Piloswine.

A Magmar also appeared in Settling a Not-So-Old Score.

A Magmar appeared in a picture in An Elite Coverup!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP058 Magmar Ash's Pokédex Magmar, the Spitfire Pokémon. Its body is like a furnace, making Magmar a living inferno. It has been discovered only near active volcanoes.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Magmar in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Two Magmar were seen briefly burning up the Pewter Museum in Make Way for Magmar!, where Red battled them using his Sandshrew. Though they were stalled, Giovanni finished them off with his Cloyster.

In Just a Spearow Carrier a Magmar appeared with its trainer at the Indigo Plateau.

A Magmar was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

A Magmar was also seen briefly in Volume 23, under the ownership of a Biker whose gang attempted to ransack Three Island. It was easily defeated by Giovanni's Nidoking and Nidoqueen.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Blaine's Magmar

Magmar is Blaine's main Pokémon and his strongest. He sent it out during the battle portion of the Pokémon Quiz Battle in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Quiz Battle!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Magmar (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Its body always burns with an orange glow that enables it to hide perfectly among flames.
Blue
Yellow Born in an active volcano. Its body is always cloaked in flames, so it looks like a big ball of fire.
Stadium With a body temperature of close to 2,200 degrees, its body is always burning with orange flames. Lives near volcanoes.
Generation II
Gold It dislikes cold places, so it blows scorching flames to make the environment suitable for itself.
Silver The fiery surface of its body gives off a wavering, rippling glare that is similar to the sun.
Crystal It moves more frequently in hot areas. It can heal itself by dipping its wound into lava.
Stadium 2 It dislikes cold places, so it blows scorching flames to make the environment suitable for itself.
Generation III
Ruby In battle, Magmar blows out intensely hot flames from all over its body to intimidate its opponent. This Pokémon's fiery bursts create heat waves that ignite grass and trees in its surroundings.
Sapphire
Emerald In battle, it blows out intense flames from all over its body to intimidate its foe. These fiery bursts create heat waves that ignite grass and trees in the area.
FireRed Found near the mouth of a volcano. This fire-breather's body temperature is nearly 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit.
LeafGreen Its body always burns with an orange glow that enables it to hide perfectly amidst flames.
Generation IV
Diamond Born in the spout of a volcano, its body is covered by flames that shimmer like the sun.
Pearl
Platinum When it breathes deeply, heat waves form around its body, making it hard to see clearly.
HeartGold It dislikes cold places, so it blows scorching flames to make the environment suitable for itself.
SoulSilver The fiery surface of its body gives off a wavering, rippling glare that is similar to the sun.
Generation V
Black When it breathes deeply, heat waves form around its body, making it hard to see clearly.
White
Black 2 The scorching fire exhaled by Magmar forms heat waves around its body, making it hard to see the Pokémon clearly.
White 2
Generation VI
X Found near the mouth of a volcano. This fire-breather's body temperature is nearly 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Y Born in the spout of a volcano, its body is covered by flames that shimmer like the sun.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Trade
Blue
Pokémon Mansion
Blue (Japan)
Trade
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Burned Tower
Crystal
Mt. SilverDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed
Trade, Event
LeafGreen
Mt. Ember
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Magby
Platinum
Fuego Ironworks
HeartGold SoulSilver
Burned Tower
Safari ZoneMorningDay
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black
Trade, Event
White
Evolve Magby
Black 2
Evolve Magby
White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Fire)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Volcano
Pokémon Pinball Cinnabar Island
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 10
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Magby
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Upper Steam Cave (2F-7F)
Lost Wilderness (B1-B17)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Cargo Ship
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Oblivia Ruins
Fire Temple
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lava: Firebreathing Mountain, Sunny Seashore, World Axle - B1F

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Magmar Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006
D Pokémon Festa 2006 Magmar Japanese Japan 30 November 25, 2006 to January 31, 2007
BW Trade for Evolution! Magmar Japanese Japan 30 October 10 to November 28, 2010
X Spring 2014 Magmar PAL region Europe, Australia, and South Africa 30 April 14 to September 30, 2014

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Ice Berry (33%) Burnt Berry (33%)
Crystal
Platinum Magmarizer Magmarizer (5%)
Events* Magmarizer Magmarizer (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 65
125 - 172 240 - 334
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Defense: 57
55 - 119 107 - 234
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 93
88 - 159 171 - 313
Total: 495   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.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 85.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
11/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
055 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
088 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
1515 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
1919 Clear Smog Poison Special 05050 —% 15
2222 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100100% 15
2626 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2929 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100100% 15
3636 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
4242 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —% 5
4949 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
5555 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Magmar obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magmar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magmar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 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 Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
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 Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magmar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magmar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Mr. Mime Barrier Psychic Status —% 30
CroagunkToxicroak Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
MakuhitaHariyama Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
MachopMachokeMachamp Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
MachopMachokeMachampTimburrGurdurrConkeldurr DynamicPunch Fighting Physical 100 50% 5
MonfernoInfernape Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
MachopMachokeMachampHitmonleeHitmontopMakuhita
HariyamaTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrThrohSawk
Focus Energy Normal Status —% 30
AbraKadabraAlakazamElectabuzzElectivireMagmar
MagmortarChimcharMonfernoInfernapeBunearyLopunny
Lucario
Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
MachopMachokeMachampSawkPanchamPangoro
Hawlucha
Karate Chop Fighting Physical 50 100% 25
HitmonchanMonferno Infernape Mach Punch Fighting Physical 40 100% 30
Hitmonchan Mega Punch Normal Physical 80 85% 20
Mr. Mime Power Swap Psychic Status —% 10
ElectabuzzElectivire Screech Normal Status 85% 40
HitmonchanElectabuzzElectivireMedichamMagmortar Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Magmar in Generation VI
  • 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 Magmar in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magmar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magmar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Magmar can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Magmar cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magmar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magmar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 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 Magmar
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magmar
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Thrash Magmar (Expedition 86)
Eruption Magmar (Triumphant 42)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin126.png Pin126.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani126.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP126.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Crater
Phrases
51%-100% HP My body's real hot! Don't get burned!
26%-50% HP Ouch, ouch, ouch! My HP's already half gone!
1%-25% HP It's not looking good... My fire is almost doused...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! I'm bursting with firepower!
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 Yes! Leveled up! I'm bursting with firepower!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP126.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn fm.pngBurn fm.png
(Burn ×2)
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 70 Max. exp.: 83
Browser entry  
Magmar breaths fire. It can burn up Scrap Metal easily.
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 attacks by letting loose fireballs and breathing streams of fire.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Fire  Fire Assist.png
( Fire )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting fire.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack 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
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
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

240Magby.png
Baby form
Magby
 Fire 
Egg
Breed


Rare Candy
Level 30
126Magmar.png
First evolution
Magmar
 Fire 
Magmarizer
Trade
holding Magmarizer
467Magmortar.png
Second evolution
Magmortar
 Fire 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 126.png Spr b g1 126.png Spr 1y 126.png Spr b g1 126.png Spr 1g 126.png Spr b g1 126.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 126.png Spr b 2g 126.png Spr 2s 126.png Spr b 2g 126.png Spr 2c 126.gif Spr b 2c 126.png
Spr 2g 126 s.png Spr b 2g 126 s.png Spr 2s 126 s.png Spr b 2g 126 s.png Spr 2c 126 s.gif Spr b 2c 126 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 126.png Spr b 3r 126.png Spr 3e 126.gif Spr b 3r 126.png Spr 3f 126.png Spr b 3f 126.png
Spr 3r 126 s.png Spr b 3r 126 s.png Spr 3e 126 s.gif Spr b 3r 126 s.png Spr 3f 126 s.png Spr b 3f 126 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 126.png Spr b 4d 126.png Spr 4p 126.png Spr b 4p 126.png Spr 4h 126.png Spr b 4p 126.png
Spr 4d 126 s.png Spr b 4d 126 s.png Spr 4p 126 s.png Spr b 4p 126 s.png Spr 4h 126 s.png Spr b 4p 126 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 126.png Spr b 5b 126.png Spr 5b 126.png Spr b 5b 126.png
Spr 5b 126 s.png Spr b 5b 126 s.png Spr 5b 126 s.png Spr b 5b 126 s.png
Front Back Front Back
126MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Magmar images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Magmar and Electabuzz seem to be counterparts; both evolve in a very similar way (first at level 30, then after being traded holding an "-izer" item), and both are typically exclusive to one version of a pair of games. They also learn all their moves at the same levels, such as Fire Punch and ThunderPunch at level 28. They even have the same special moves when purified from Pokémon XD: Follow Me and Cross Chop. Their pre-evolutions and evolutions were released in the same generation. Additionally, their Japanese names are essentially phonetic reversals of each other.

Origin

Magmar seems to be a combination of a booby or duck with a mythical salamander of fire. However, the tail and the spikes on its back resemble those of an iguana. It is possibly overall based on a Karura, depicted in Japanese Hindu-Buddhist mythology as a birdlike, fire-breathing creature, similar to how its counterpart Electabuzz is based on an oni.

Name origin

Magmar may be a corruption of the word magma (intrusive molten rock), but may also involve the word mar (to damage or spoil), referring to the incineration of its surroundings to suit its own needs.

Boober may be a combination of booby (a type of sea bird) and a corruption of burn.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ブーバー Boober Possibly from booby and burn
France Flag.png French Magmar Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Magmar Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Magmar Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Magmar Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마그마 Mageuma Transliteration of English name


Related articles

Notes


External links

Electabuzz #125: Electabuzz
Pokémon
#127: Pinsir Pinsir


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