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I NEED HELP! I'm playing Pokemon Ruby (original) and I'm determined to give my Magmar an ultimate move set: Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Mega Punch, and Cross Chop. Disregarding Fire Punch (since Magmar learns it automatically), the other three are egg moves, and I'm struggling with figuring out a strategy for getting all three moves to a Magmar. Since only the male can pass down the moves, my plan of attack for the first generation was to breed a male Hitmonchan with a female Magmar to make a Magmar that knows Mega Punch and Thunder Punch. The hard part then becomes adding the move Cross Chop. I'm by no means a breeding expert, so is it even possible that a Pokemon can learn 3 different egg moves if it involves pulling from more than one parent Pokemon? I feel like I'm at a dead end and will have to sacrifice one of the moves.


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Well, the good news is that not only can Magmar learn Fire Punch through Move Tutor, it can also learn Thunder Punch through the same means! But that's where the good news ends...

Basically, what is required is a (male) Pokemon who can know Cross Chop and Mega Punch at the same time, which is simply impossible in all generations. You can only make your dream Magmar moveset in Gen VI where the father and the mother are able to pass down egg moves. Sorry.

Hope I helped. :)
Source: Serebii's Attackdex