Dark Magcargo (Neo Destiny 18)

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Dark Magcargo LV.36
わるいマグカルゴ Bad Magcargot
Illus. Toshinao Aoki
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Slugma
Card name Dark Magcargo
Type Fire
HP 60
retreat cost
English expansion Neo Destiny
Rarity Rare
English card no. 18/105
Japanese expansion Darkness, and to Light...
Japanese rarity Rare
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Magcargo.

Dark Magcargo (Japanese: わるいマグカルゴ Bad Magcargot) is a Fire-type Stage 1 Dark Pokémon card. It is part of the Neo Destiny expansion.

Card text

Pokémon Power:
Hot Plate
As long as Dark Magcargo is your Active Pokémon, whenever a player puts a Baby Pokémon or a Basic Pokémon onto his or her Bench from his or her hand, this power does 10 damage to that Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance.) This power stops working while Dark Magcargo is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
FireFire Ball of Flame
You may discard a Fire Energy card attached to Dark Magcargo when you use this attack. If you do and if your opponent has any Benched Pokémon, choose 1 of them and this attack does 20 damage to it. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

Pokédex data

Magcargo - Lava Pokémon
No. Height Weight
219 2'7" (0.8 m) 121 lbs. (55 kg)
Pokédex entry
The shell on its back comes off easily, exposing the flames running through its body.


Although this Pokémon is level 36, Slugma does not evolve into Magcargo until level 38.


Ball of Flame's Japanese name is that of Searing Shot, a move introduced in the Generation V Pokémon games that Magcargo cannot learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Silver, though it is heavily reworded in English.

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