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 2′07″ (0.8 m)
Weight 121.3 lbs (55.0 kg)
Abilities Flame Body
Magma Armor
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 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 151
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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 PowerGround 90 100
1EmberFire 40 100
1Rock ThrowRock 50 90
1Shell SmashNormal
1SmogPoison 30 70
1YawnNormal
6EmberFire 40 100
8Rock ThrowRock 50 90
13HardenNormal
15IncinerateFire 60 100
20Clear SmogPoison 50
22Ancient PowerRock 60 100
27Flame BurstFire 70 100
29Rock SlideRock 75 90
34Lava PlumeFire 80 100
36AmnesiaPsychic
43Body SlamNormal 85 100
47RecoverNormal
54FlamethrowerFire 90 100
58Earth PowerGround 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 SmashNormal

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 ArmorPoison
CurseGhost
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Guard SwapPsychic
Heat WaveFire 95 90
InfernoFire 100 50
MementoDark 100
RolloutRock 30 90
SmokescreenNormal 100
Spit UpNormal 100
StockpileNormal
SwallowNormal

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 YouNormal
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Iron DefenseSteel
Pain SplitNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
74Gyro BallSteel 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

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 CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 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 PowerGround 90 100
1EmberFire 40 100
1Rock ThrowRock 50 90
1Shell SmashNormal
1SmogPoison 30 70
1YawnNormal
6EmberFire 40 100
8Rock ThrowRock 50 90
13HardenNormal
15IncinerateFire 60 100
20Clear SmogPoison 50
22Ancient PowerRock 60 100
27Flame BurstFire 70 100
29Rock SlideRock 75 90
34Lava PlumeFire 80 100
36AmnesiaPsychic
43Body SlamNormal 85 100
47RecoverNormal
54FlamethrowerFire 90 100
58Earth PowerGround 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 SmashNormal

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 ArmorPoison
CurseGhost
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Guard SwapPsychic
Heat WaveFire 95 90
InfernoFire 100 50
MementoDark 100
RolloutRock 30 90
SmokescreenNormal 100
Spit UpNormal 100
StockpileNormal
SwallowNormal

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
74Gyro BallSteel 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

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 CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Magcargo sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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

Other languages

English 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’