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0239MS.png #0239: Elekid
Pokémon
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Magby
Live Coal Pokémon
ブビィ
Buby
#0240
Magby



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Vital Spirit
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
75% male, 25% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
25 cycles
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Magby
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
47.2 lbs. 21.4 kg
Magby
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
117
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
73
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Magby
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
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Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Magby (Japanese: ブビィ Buby) is a Fire-type baby Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves into Magmar starting at level 30, which evolves into Magmortar when traded while holding a Magmarizer.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Evolution data for these details.)

Biology

Magby is a bipedal Pokémon that has a red body with a yellow, flame-shaped marking on its stomach and a black collar marking on its neck. Its head is covered with large lumps, and it has a rounded, yellow beak. There is a single spike on its back and it has a tapered tail. Its short arms have three clawed fingers, while its feet have only two clawed toes.

Magby can breathe 1100 °F (600 °C) flames, and hot embers drip from its mouth. Its health can be determined by these flames; yellow flames show that a Magby is in good health, while flames mixed with a lot of smoke is symptomatic of fatigue, and flames dripping from its nose is a sign of a cold. Magby's volcanic habitat ensures its health. However, it can be seen living in towns. Magby is known to be rather small and timid. It leaks out flames when excited or surprised. It prefers to soak in the magma of volcanoes in order to recover from the day's fatigue.

Evolution

Magby evolves into Magmar, which evolves into Magmortar.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

{{evobox-3
0240Magby.png
Unevolved
Magby
 Fire 

0126Magmar.png
First evolution
Magmar
 Fire 

0467Magmortar.png
Second evolution
Magmortar
 Fire 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#150
Gold Each and every time it inhales and exhales, hot embers dribble out of its mouth and nostrils.
Silver It is found in volcanic craters. Its body temp. is over 1100 degrees, so don't under-estimate it.
Crystal It naturally spits an 1100-degree flame. It is said when many appear, it heralds a volcanic eruption.
Stadium 2 Each and every time it inhales and exhales, hot embers dribble out of its mouth and nostrils.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Magby's state of health is determined by observing the fire it breathes. If the Pokémon is spouting yellow flames from its mouth, it is in good health. When it is fatigued, black smoke will be mixed in with the flames.
Sapphire
Emerald If a Magby is spouting yellow flames from its mouth, it is in good health. When it is fatigued, black smoke will be mixed in with the flames.
FireRed It is found in volcanic craters. Its body heat exceeds 1,100 degrees F, so don't underestimate it.
LeafGreen Each and every time it inhales and exhales, hot embers dribble out of its mouth and nostrils.
Generation IV Sinnoh
 Pt : #200
Johto
#152
Diamond Its body temperature is around 1,100 degrees F. It is healthy if it is breathing yellow flames.
Pearl
Platinum Its magma-like blood circulates throughout its body. Its body's heat can top 1,100 degrees F.
HeartGold Each and every time it inhales and exhales, hot embers dribble out of its mouth and nostrils.
SoulSilver It is found in volcanic craters. Its body temperature is over 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit, so don't underestimate it.
Generation V Unova
 B2  W2 : #053
Black Its magma-like blood circulates throughout its body. Its body's heat can top 1,100 degrees F.
White
Black 2 It's small, but its body temperature is over 1,100 degrees F. Embers escape its mouth and nose when it breathes.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X It's small, but its body temperature is over 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit. Embers escape its mouth and nose when it breathes.
Y Its magma-like blood circulates throughout its body. Its body's heat can top 1,100 degrees F.
Omega Ruby Magby's state of health is determined by observing the fire it breathes. If the Pokémon is spouting yellow flames from its mouth, it is in good health. When it is fatigued, black smoke will be mixed in with the flames.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
 S  M : #166
Alola
 US  UM : #200
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
Sun Many of these Pokémon can be seen in areas with volcanic activity. Feeding can get them so excited, they exhale flames of 1,100 degrees F.
Moon A famous potter lives with a Magby. Apparently its soft flames produce fine works.
Ultra Sun When flames drip from its nose, that means it has a cold. Have it lie down for a nice rest in some magma.
Ultra Moon Its body temperature is always around 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit. If Magby falls into a small- enough pond, the whole thing will dry up.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #018
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#174
Sword This Pokémon is still small and timid. Whenever Magby gets excited or surprised, flames leak from its mouth and its nose.
Shield This Pokémon makes its home near volcanoes. At the end of the day, Magby soaks in magma, resting and recovering from the day's fatigue.
Brilliant Diamond Its body temperature is around 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit. It is healthy if it is exhaling yellow flames.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus This Pokémon lives in volcanic areas. With each breath, sparks spurt from its mouth and nose. When Magby is in good health, its flames gain a yellow tint.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#13
Scarlet Each and every time it inhales and exhales, sparks leak from its mouth and nostrils.
Violet Magma-like blood circulates throughout this Pokémon’s body, raising its body temperature as high as 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit.


Pokédex Image Magby SM.png Pokédex Image Magby SV Blueberry.png
Magby in the Alola Pokédex Magby in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Breed Magmar
Crystal
Breed Magmar
Route 34 (Odd Egg*)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed
Trade
LeafGreen
Breed Magmar
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 227, Stark Mountain (LeafGreen)
Platinum
Breed Magmar or Magmortar
HeartGold SoulSilver
Breed Magmar or Magmortar
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Rugged Road, Amity Meadow
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest
Black 2
Virbank Complex
White 2
Trade
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Magmar or Magmortar
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Mountain (East of Route 125)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Wela Volcano Park
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Wela Volcano Park
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Slippery Slope, Frostpoint Field, Giant's Bed, Old Cemetery, Snowslide Slope, Giant's Foot, Three-Point Pass, Ballimere Lake
Brilliant Diamond
Trade
Shining Pearl
Grand Underground - Volcanic Cave, Sandsear Cave, Typhlo Cavern
Legends: Arceus
Cobalt Coastlands: Firespit Island, massive mass outbreaks
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Savanna Biome, Coastal Biome, Torchlit Labyrinth
Tera Raid Battles (2★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Puzzle Challenge
Hatch the Fire Egg
Generation III
Channel
Camp StarlightTu
Trozei!
Secret Storage 8, Secret Storage 18, Endless Level 13, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Blaze (1F-5F), Fiery Field (6F-9F), Wish Cave (72F-76F), Joyous Tower (46F-51F, 72F-76F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Steam Cave (1F-8F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
MD Sky
Steam Cave (1F-8F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
Ranger: SoA
Pueltown
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Ranger: GS
Mitonga Road, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Echo Valley, Lava: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Chill Battle: The Three Little Tepig, Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land (Capsule Cage)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mysterious Fountain: Stage 5
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Secluded Volcanic Chasm (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Zapdos Sea, Castform Sea, Entei Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Charizard SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Mt. Blaze (1F-6F), Fiery Field (4F-9F), Wish Cave (72F-76F), Joyous Tower (51F-55F), Purity Forest (53F-55F), Fantasy Strait (20F-21F)
Fainted Pokémon: Sinister Woods, Fiery Field, Mt. Faraway, Buried Relic
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 396
Masters EX
Egg events (Fire-Type Egg Event, Fire- and Ground-Type Egg Event): Scottie/Bettie & MagbyEgg
Story event (Pasio Eggsplorers): Scottie/Bettie & MagbyEgg


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Faint Attack Magby English United States 5 March 22 to April 11, 2002

Held items

Games Held items
Diamond
Pearl
Magmarizer Magmarizer (50%)
Pokéwalker
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sun Moon
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Sword Shield
Magmarizer Magmarizer (Expansion Pass required, 5%)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
37
37 - 97 71 - 190
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
Total:
365
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/15 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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

Learnset

Magby is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
088 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Clear Smog Poison Special 05050 00——% 15
1616 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
2424 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2828 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100100% 15
3232 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
3636 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
4040 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
4444 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
4848 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magby
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM038Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM192Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM195Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM195 Burning Jealousy Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 5
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM207Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM207 Temper Flare Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM224Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Magby
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CroagunkToxicroakToxtricityToxtricity
Belch Poison Special 120 90% 10
MakuhitaHariyama
Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
Lucario
Cross Chop* Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
TimburrGurdurrConkeldurr
Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100 50% 5
Mirror Herb*
Follow Me Normal Status —% 20
HitmonchanMonfernoInfernape
Mach Punch Fighting Physical 40 100% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Magby
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Magby
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Magby
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani240.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 9.5%
Friend Area: Crater
Phrases
51%-100% HP Be careful! I dribble fire from my nose and mouth.
26%-50% HP Oh, no... My HP is halfway down from full.
1%-25% HP I can't hold it... Fire's going to burst from everywhere...
Level up I leveled up! Oops... I might leak fire!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 240.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 240.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Serene Village
Connected to: Lombre
Connection Orb Set: 8

Phrases
Normal I think the vice principal is funny. I like him a lot!
Low HP (< 50%) Really close to fainting…
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-073
It attacks by launching fireballs.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(past)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-187/N-074
It attacks by spitting fire.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush240Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 46
Base Attack: 72 Base Defense: 47 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW240.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Magby often plays in the Lava Zone. They show great respect for Blaziken. And they have tons of fun at Bastiodon's Block Barrage!
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT240.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Fire
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#520
Shuffle240.png

Quirky
Sometimes erases one extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.


Pokémon GO
GO240.png Base HP: 128 Base Attack: 151 Base Defense: 99
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Magmar Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Ember, Karate Chop
Charged Attacks: Brick Break, Fire Punch, Flame Burst*, Flamethrower

Evolution data

Magby evolves into Magmar starting at level 30, which evolves into Magmortar when traded while holding a Magmarizer. Magmar cannot evolve into Magmortar in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, as Magmortar is not present in those games. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Magmar evolves into Magmortar when exposed to a Magmarizer.

0240Magby.png
Baby form
Magby
 Fire 
Menu HOME Egg.png
Breed


Rare Candy
Level 30
0126Magmar.png
First evolution
Magmar
 Fire 
Link Trade icon SV.png + Magmarizer
Trade
holding Magmarizer
0467Magmortar.png
Second evolution
Magmortar
 Fire 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 240.png Spr b 2g 240.png Spr 2s 240.png Spr b 2s 240.png Spr 2c 240.png Spr b 2c 240.png
Spr 2g 240 s.png Spr b 2g 240 s.png Spr 2s 240 s.png Spr b 2s 240 s.png Spr 2c 240 s.png Spr b 2c 240 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 240.png Spr b 3r 240.png Spr 3e 240.png Spr b 3e 240.png Spr 3f 240.png Spr b 3f 240.png
Spr 3r 240 s.png Spr b 3r 240 s.png Spr 3e 240 s.png Spr b 3e 240 s.png Spr 3f 240 s.png Spr b 3f 240 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 240.png Spr b 4d 240.png Spr 4p 240.png Spr b 4p 240.png Spr 4h 240.png Spr b 4h 240.png
Spr 4d 240 s.png Spr b 4d 240 s.png Spr 4p 240 s.png Spr b 4p 240 s.png Spr 4h 240 s.png Spr b 4h 240 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 240.png Spr b 5b 240.png Spr 5b2 240.png Spr b 5b2 240.png
Spr 5b 240 s.png Spr b 5b 240 s.png Spr 5b2 240 s.png Spr b 5b2 240 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 240.png
Spr b 6x 240.png
Spr 6o 240.png
Spr b 6o 240.png
Spr 6x 240 s.png
Spr b 6x 240 s.png
Spr 6o 240 s.png
Spr b 6o 240 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 240.png
Spr b 7s 240.png
Spr 7s 240.png
Spr b 7s 240.png
Spr 7s 240 s.png
Spr b 7s 240 s.png
Spr 7s 240 s.png
Spr b 7s 240 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 240.png
Spr 8a 240 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0240.png HOME0240 s.png
240MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Magby images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Magby in the anime
A Magby Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Magby debuted in Pikachu & Pichu, where it was one of the Pichu Brothers' friends. It made further appearances in Trouble in Big Town, Of Meowth and Pokémon, Big Meowth, Little Dreams, Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, and Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

Magby made its main series debut in You're A Star, Larvitar!, under the ownership of Satchel. He was working toward his Magby's evolution into a Magmar in time for the Silver Conference, eventually succeeding. It reappeared in Larvitar's memories in the next episode.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Magby to Tommy for use in lessons. They battled Max, who was training a Poliwag.

In An Elite Coverup!, Team Rocket tricked Roland into thinking they could help raise his Magby and evolve it. However, it was eventually rescued.

A Magby appeared in HZ029 under the ownership of Khana.

Minor appearances

In You Said a Mouthful!, Anthony kept a Magby inside a Pelipper's beak as an effective way to use its attacks to defeat Pokémon.

In Off the Unbeaten Path, a Trainer's Magby participated in the Pokémon Orienteering competition.

In a flashback in Mutiny in the Bounty!, a Magby became one of J's bounties.

In Dressed for Jess Success!, a Coordinator's Magby competed in the Lilypad Contest.

In A Marathon Rivalry!, a Magby competed in the Camellia Town Pokéathlon.

In I Choose You!, a Magby playfully chased a Chikorita.

In Sours for the Sweet!, a Trainer's Magby used Flamethrower during the Alola Bread Festival.

Six Trainers' Magby appeared in The Power of Us.

In Narrowing the Chaser Chase!, multiple Magby were used as part of a Project Mew Trial Mission at Sea Mauville.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP262 Magby Ash's Pokédex Magby, the Live Coal Pokémon. Magby is the pre-evolved form of Magmar. Despite its small size, it is a tough opponent and produces an extremely hot flame.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP170 Magby Dawn's Pokédex Magby, the Live Coal Pokémon. Magby has a magma-like substance in its body, and it emits super-fiery breath.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Trainer's Magby appeared in The Gathering of Stars.

In the manga

Magical Pokémon Journey

A Magby appeared in Vulpix and Cyndaquil, under the ownership of Kiaraway.

Pokémon Adventures

In Gligar Glide, a Magby escaped from the Pokémon Day Care near Goldenrod City.

In Off Course with Corsola, Crystal caught and sent a Magby to Professor Oak via the Portable Transfer System.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Magby was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

In Maddening Magby, Pearl fought multiple Magby left behind by Team Galactic at Fuego Ironworks.

A Magby appeared in a picture in Gorebyss Changes Color.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Whitney owns a Magby, which appeared in A Huge Mysterious Tree!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Magby appeared in GDZ55.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In Clefairy Becomes a Father...?!, a Magby and its evolved form took on Cleffa.

In the TCG

Main article: Magby (TCG)

Trivia

  • Magby has the lowest possible maximum Performance in any given stat of any Pokémon, only capable of reaching 3 stars in any of its five stats.
  • Magby and Elekid can be considered counterparts. Both are Baby Pokémon introduced in Generation II who evolve into a Generation I Pokémon starting at Level 30 and whose evolved forms introduced in Generation IV evolve via trading with an item containing the suffix "-izer". Both have the same gender ratio (75% male, 25% female), and both are typically exclusive to one version of a pair of games. They both have similar status-inducing Abilities in Flame Body and Static, as well as the same Hidden Ability, Vital Spirit. They also learn moves at the same level that have equal chances of causing a status condition.

Origin

Magby seems to be a combination of a booby or duck with a mythical salamander. It is possibly based on a Karura, depicted in Japanese Hindu-Buddhist mythology as a birdlike, fire-breathing creature. The spike on its back gives it a resemblance to a baby iguana. Its face may also be based on Hyottoko masks, which resemble a man blowing fire through a bamboo pipe. The yellow part on its belly appears to be a symbol of a flame.

Name origin

Magby may be a combination of magma and baby or booby.

Buby may be a combination of booby (a type of sea bird) and baby.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ブビィ Buby From booby and baby
France Flag.png French Magby Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Magby Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Magby Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Magby Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마그비 Magby Transcription of English name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鴨嘴寶寶 / 鸭嘴宝宝 Yāzuǐbǎobao*
小鴨嘴龍 / 小鸭嘴龙 Xiǎoyāzuǐlóng*
From 鴨嘴 / 鸭嘴 yāzuǐ and 寶寶 / 宝宝 bǎobao
From xiǎo, 鴨嘴 / 鸭嘴 yāzuǐ, and 龍 / 龙 lóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鴨嘴寶寶 Aapjéuibóubóu*
小鴨嘴龍 Síuaapjéuilùhng*
From 鴨嘴 aapjéui and 寶寶 bóubóu
From síu, 鴨嘴 aapjéui, and lùhng


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