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What is a good moveset for Magcargo?

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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

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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?

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

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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!
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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
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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
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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.
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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

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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'.

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I use a Magcargo as a Physical Wall and it's very usefull. But you have to be aware of water and ground type attacks that are relatively easy to predict. And don'y put him against special sweepers.

Role: Defense wall

Magcargo @Air Balloon/Leftovers

Trait: Flame Body

EVs: 252 HP / 252 DEF / 4 SATK

Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

-Lava Plume
-Hidden Power [Rock]/ Ancient Power
- Toxic/Will-o-Wisp

Easy. Put Magcargo against Physical offense Pokemons and see that it can be very good. You can choose into toxic, WOW for the first slot, if you want to counter walls toxic is more usefull, and lava plume has a good chance of burning. I prefer WOW, but just because I want to make sure that magcargo will burn if it needs. But I usually don't need to use it, because flame body and lava plume usually take care of it. Recover is a very reliable recovery move, so after burning or poisoning (Making the physical adversary even more weak against magcargo) you can recover and make a big problem to the defensive Pokemon. Lava Plume a good STAB move. And you can choose HP Rock or Ancient Power. I Prefer Ancient power, because you don't need to attack to much with Magcargo, so the lack of pp is not a big problem, the second reason is breeding with HP is very annoying, the third point is that when ancient power secondary effect works it's a great bonus .

Magcargo counters: everything that uses water and ground type attacks. Pokemons that use SATK are something to take care about.

Sorry for the mistakes, it's been a long time since I used my english!

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