Magcargo

Magcargo is a Fire/Rock type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Lava Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Gold The shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
Silver Its brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
Crystal Its body is as hot as lava and is always billowing. Flames will occasionally burst from its shell.
Ruby MAGCARGO’s shell is actually its skin that hardened as a result of cooling. Its shell is very brittle and fragile - just touching it causes it to crumble apart. This POKéMON returns to its original size by dipping itself in magma.
Sapphire MAGCARGO’s body temperature is approximately 18,000 degrees F. Water is vaporized on contact. If this POKéMON is caught in the rain, the raindrops instantly turn into steam, cloaking the area in a thick fog.
FireRed Its brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
LeafGreen The shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
Emerald The shell on its back is made of hardened magma. Tens of thousands of years spent living in volcanic craters have turned MAGCARGO’s bodies into magma.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
HeartGold The shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
SoulSilver Its brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
X Its brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
Y Its body is as hot as lava and is always billowing. Flames will occasionally burst from its shell.

Evolution chart

Slugma
#218
Slugma
Fire

(Level 38)
Magcargo
#219
Magcargo
Fire · Rock

Name origin

magma
the melted rock in a volcano
escargot
French for ‘snail’

Moves learned by Magcargo

Magcargo sprites

Normal
Black/White
Shiny
Black/White
Normal
HG/SS
Shiny
HG/SS
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Where to find Magcargo

FireRed
LeafGreen
Mt. Ember
Diamond
Pearl
Stark Mountain
Platinum Stark Mountain