Magcargo

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

Pokédex data

National № 219
Type Fire Rock
Species Lava Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 55.0 kg (121.3 lbs)
Abilities 1. Magma Armor
2. Flame Body
Weak Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 212 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
104 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
217 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
013 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
109 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 151
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 120
220 372
Sp. Atk 90
166 306
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 30
58 174
Total 430 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 Magcargo.

Evolution chart

(Level 38)

Magcargo changes

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.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire Magcargo’s body temperature is approximately 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit. 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.

Moves learned by Magcargo

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
1Shell SmashNormalStatus
1SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
1YawnNormalStatus
6EmberFireSpecial 40 100
8Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
13HardenNormalStatus
15IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100
20Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
22Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
27Flame BurstFireSpecial 70 100
29Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
34Lava PlumeFireSpecial 80 100
36AmnesiaPsychicStatus
43Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
47RecoverNormalStatus
54FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
58Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Magcargo learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Shell SmashNormalStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
CurseGhostStatus
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Guard SwapPsychicStatus
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
InfernoFireSpecial 100 50
MementoDarkStatus 100
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormalStatus
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Pain SplitNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Magcargo 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
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
1Shell SmashNormalStatus
1SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
1YawnNormalStatus
6EmberFireSpecial 40 100
8Rock ThrowRockPhysical 50 90
13HardenNormalStatus
15IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100
20Clear SmogPoisonSpecial 50
22Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
27Flame BurstFireSpecial 70 100
29Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
34Lava PlumeFireSpecial 80 100
36AmnesiaPsychicStatus
43Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
47RecoverNormalStatus
54FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
58Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Magcargo learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Shell SmashNormalStatus

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
CurseGhostStatus
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Guard SwapPsychicStatus
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
InfernoFireSpecial 100 50
MementoDarkStatus 100
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Magcargo sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Magcargo  sprite from Silver Magcargo  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Magcargo  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Magcargo  sprite from Black & White Magcargo  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Magcargo Shiny sprite from Silver Magcargo Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Magcargo Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Magcargo Shiny sprite from Black & White Magcargo Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Magcargo

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Slugma
Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Slugma
FireRed
LeafGreen
Mt. Ember
Emerald Evolve Slugma
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Stark Mountain
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Slugma
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Slugma
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Magcargo
Japanese マグカルゴ (Magcargot)
German Magcargo
French Volcaropod

Name origin

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