Magby

Magby is a Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Live Coal Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 240
Type Fire
Species Live Coal Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 21.4 kg (47.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Flame Body
Vital Spirit (hidden ability)
Local № 150 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
200 (Platinum)
152 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
053 (Black 2/White 2)
166 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
200 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
018 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 73
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender 75% male, 25% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 75
139 273
Defense 37
71 190
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 83
153 291
Total 365 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Magby.

Evolution chart

#240
Magby
Fire
(Level 30) (trade holding Magmarizer)

Magby changes

Pokédex entries

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 underestimate it.
Crystal It naturally spits an 1100-degree flame. It is said when many appear, it heralds a volcanic eruption.
Ruby
Sapphire
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.
FireRed It is found in volcanic craters. Its body heat exceeds 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit, so don’t underestimate it.
LeafGreen Each and every time it inhales and exhales, hot embers dribble out of its mouth and nostrils.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Its body temperature is around 1,100 degrees F. It is healthy if it is breathing yellow flames.
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 from 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.
Black
White
Its magma-like blood circulates throughout its body. Its body’s heat can top 1,100 degrees F.
Black 2
White 2
It’s small, but its body temperature is over 1,100 degrees F. Embers escape its mouth and nose when it breathes.
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 Fahrenheit.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
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.
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.
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.

Moves learned by Magby

Moves learnt by level up

Magby learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
4EmberFireSpecial 40 100
8SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
12Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
16Flame WheelFirePhysical 60 100
20Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
24Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
28Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
32Lava PlumeFireSpecial 80 100
36Low KickFightingPhysical 100
40FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
44Sunny DayFireStatus
48Fire BlastFireSpecial 110 85

Egg moves

Magby learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Magby egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BelchPoisonSpecial 120 90
Cross ChopFightingPhysical 100 80
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Mach PunchFightingPhysical 40 100

Moves learnt by TM

Magby is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Magby is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Magby learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
5EmberFireSpecial 40 100
8SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
12Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
15Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
19Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
22Flame BurstFireSpecial 70 100
26Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
29Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
33Lava PlumeFireSpecial 80 100
36Sunny DayFireStatus
40FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
43Fire BlastFireSpecial 110 85

Egg moves

Magby learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Magby egg moves page.

Move Tutor moves

Magby can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
Fire PunchFirePhysical 75 100
Focus PunchFightingPhysical 150 100
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Helping HandNormalStatus
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Thunder PunchElectricPhysical 75 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Magby is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Magby can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Magby sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Magby  sprite from Silver Magby  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Magby  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Magby  sprite from Black & White Magby  sprite from X & Y Magby  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Magby  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Magby Shiny sprite from Silver Magby Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Magby Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Magby Shiny sprite from Black & White Magby Shiny sprite from X & Y Magby Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Magby

Gold
Silver
Breed Magmar
Crystal Route 34
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen Breed Magmar
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Route 227, Stark Mountain
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Breed Magmar/Magmortar
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White White Forest
Black 2 Virbank Complex
White 2 Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mirage Spots
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Wela Volcano Park
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Slippery Slope, Frostpoint Field, Giant's Bed, Old Cemetery, Snowslide Slope, Giant's Foot, Three-Point Pass, Ballimere Lake

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Magby
Japanese ブビィ (Buby)
German Magby
French Magby

Name origin

magma
the melted rock in a volcano
baby
newborn child