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Paul's Magmortar

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Paul's Magmortar
シンジのブーバーン Shinji's Booburn
Poké Ball
Paul Magmortar.png
Paul's Magmortar
Debuts in Lost Leader Strategy!
Caught at Sinnoh
Evolves in Prior to Pedal to the Mettle!
Gender Unknown
Ability Flame Body
Current location In storage
Magmar Magmortar
This Pokémon spent between 62 and 64 episodes as Magmar.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Magmar Yūji Ueda Tom Wayland
As Magmortar Yūji Ueda Tom Wayland

Paul's Magmortar (Japanese: シンジのブーバーン Shinji's Booburn) is a Pokémon owned by Paul.

History

As a Magmar

It first debuted in Lost Leader Strategy! as a Magmar where it appeared in a flashback. Reggie explained to Ash that it easily defeated Maylene's Steel-type Lucario with its Fire Spin and Fire Punch attacks, which earned him the Cobble Badge.

It made its first real appearance in Aiding the Enemy!, resting with Paul's other Pokémon.

Magmar was finally shown battling in Paul's match against Pyramid King Brandon in A Pyramiding Rage!. It was the first Pokémon chosen by Paul to battle him. He quickly recalled it after he saw Brandon chose Regirock to battle it. He sent it out again to battle Registeel. Registeel was able to shrug off Flamethrower with little difficulty and struck with Iron Head, not causing much damage but Magmar flinched and couldn't use Will-O-Wisp. Paul recalled Magmar but after all of Paul's other Pokémon were defeated, Paul sent out Magmar to battle Regirock again, who absorbed Flamethrower and took Magmar out with Shock Wave.

Before activating Flame Body
Flame Body's activation

Magmar's evolution was revealed in Pedal to the Mettle! when Paul chose Magmortar to battle Ash's Pikachu. They begun the battle in Evolving Strategies!, where Pikachu got badly burned because of Magmortar's Flame Body. Magmortar's powerful Flamethrower blocked Pikachu's Thunderbolt and it then cleverly used Rock Tomb to damage Pikachu during its Volt Tackle. Magmortar used Smog in an attempt to choke Pikachu but this was blocked by Counter Shield. However, Pikachu's attempt to follow up with Iron Tail did not cause nearly enough damage to Magmortar, and Ash recalled it for Buizel.

Despite the type disadvantage, Magmortar was able to hold its own, managing to carry on after a direct hit from Aqua Jet. It then used a wall of Rock Tombs to block Water Pulse, which turned out to be a distraction as whilst Buizel blasted through easily, Magmortar had vanished. It was revealed to have jumped into the air, landing a hit with Smog and poisoning Buizel. Whilst Buizel choked, Paul recalled Magmortar.

In Casting a Paul on Barry!, Magmortar was used in the battle against Barry's Skarmory and it won with a single Flamethrower. Then, Magmortar fought against Barry's Empoleon, where it was shown to be strong enough to withstand Empoleon's Hydro Cannon. It was then recalled by Paul, much to Barry's disappointment.

Personality and characteristics

Magmortar is considered to be one of Paul's trusted Pokémon in terms of strategies for his battles. Beginning in Evolving Strategies!, it had the ability to take in any attacks that was delivered including the ones that would have been super effective against Magmortar.

Paul and his Magmortar

Moves used

Paul Magmortar Smog.png
Using Smog
Move First Used In
Fire Spin Lost Leader Strategy!
Fire Punch Lost Leader Strategy!
Flamethrower  A Pyramiding Rage!
Will-O-Wisp A Pyramiding Rage!*
Rock Tomb Evolving Strategies!
Smog Evolving Strategies!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Magmar and Magmortar.


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