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What is a good moveset for Magcargo?

2 votes

Mine knows:

Recover: Reliable recovery move.
Toxic: Inflicts bad poison.
Earth Power: Good power, high accuracy, chance to lower Sp. Def, good type coverage, deals with Rock types.
Flamethrower: STAB, good power, high accuracy, chance to burn.

Magcargo learnset

asked Aug 16, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Magcargo (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Broken Armor
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Shell Smash
- Lava Plume
- Earth Power
- Hidden Power [Rock]
Why Lava Plume and HP Rock when he gets Ancient Power and Flamethrower?

5 Answers

3 votes

Macargo is one of my fav fire types, Try This:
Amnesia(doubles Special Defense, for good stalling)
Earth Power(as you said)

answered Aug 16, 2010 by Swampert
For stalling, do you think I should replace Earth Power for Amnesia, so I have: Flamethrower, Amnesia, Toxic, Recover?
maybe, if you want, i like earth power better, but recovers good..........
Magcargo is one of my fav fire types, too!
1 vote

Gen V

Magcargo (M) @ Light Clay

Trait: Flame Body

EVs: 252 Def / 128 SAtk / 128 SDef

Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Lava Plume
  • Memento
  • Reflect
  • Light Screen
answered Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by trachy
how do you copy directly from po
The "export" button, then just copy and paste.
0 votes

Role: Trick Room Sweeper

Gary (Magcargo) (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Flame Body

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 SDef

Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)

  • Earth Power
  • Flamethrower
  • Hidden Power [Grass]
  • Recover
answered Jun 30, 2011 by Josh
edited Jul 1, 2011 by Josh
Why Magma Armor?
Yeah, really doubt you have to worry about being frozen with Magcargo.
Freeze Hax bother me too much to even take the chance 0_0
Who's gonna use an Ice move on Magcargo though?
And idiot who likes freeze hax.
0 votes

My Magcargo:

  • Flamethrower
  • Solarbeam
  • Sunny Day
  • Recover

Ability: Flame Body
Holding: Quick Claw

It'l probably be something like:

  • Flamethrower
  • Earth Power
  • Toxic, or Amnesia
  • Recover

At level 67

answered Jul 12, 2012 by bigturbin
edited Jul 12, 2012 by bigturbin
0 votes

My Magcargo has this moveset, and it is amazing what this moveset does for me.
Ability-Flame Body
Item-Currently, Macho Brace;Still training him.
Flamethrower-Powerful STAB
Shell Smash-Makes him surprisingly powerful when used
Rock Slide-More STAB, but looking for a better move...
Recover-For when you're in a pinch
Try out this moveset. It's fun!


P.S. My Magcargo's main reason that he's so good is that he started out as a Lv. 1 Schneckmag (German Slugma) and I trained him a bunch to get him to Level 52. So, it is highly suggested to get him from an egg, so he can get better stats. Just sayin'.

answered Dec 3, 2012 by HelloBloon