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Type(s)
Fire  Rock
Species Lava Pokémon
Abilities Magma Armor
Flame Body
Weak Armor (DW)
Pokédex
Slugma ← 219 → Swinub
Kanto N/A Johto 212/217
Hoenn 104 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 013
Evolves From Slugma
Evolves Into None
Magcargo
219
マグカルゴ Magcargot
219Magcargo
Generation II
Evolutionary Line
218219
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
121.3 lbs 55.0 kg 2'07" 0.8 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Red Amorphous
Body Style Footprint
Body02
F219
Cry

Magcargo (Japanese: マグカルゴ Magcargot) is a Fire/Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

Biology

Physiology

Magcargo is a large, red Snail Pokémon. It appears to be made of magma. A noticeable thing about Magcargo is that it has a large rock on its back, which turned it into a Fire/Rock Pokémon. Magcargo tend to live in volcanoes.

Evolution

Magcargo is the evolved form of Slugma. Slugma evolves into Magcargo at level 38.

Game info

Game locations

Magcargo Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Gold/Silver Evolve Slugma None
Crystal Evolve Slugma None
Ruby/ Sapphire Evolve Slugma None
Emerald Evolve Slugma None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Mt. Ember Rare
Diamond/ Pearl Stark Mountain Common
Platinum Stark Mountain Common
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Slugma None
Black/White Trade None


Pokédex entries

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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
Pearl
Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
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
Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
White
Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
Black 2
Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
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.

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Yawn —% 10 Normal Status
1 Smog 20 70% 20 Poison Special
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
1 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 Rock Physical
5 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
10 Rock Throw 50 90% 15 Rock Physical
14 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
19 Recover —% 10 Normal Status
23 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special
28 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
32 Amnesia —% 20 Psychic Status
37 Lava Plume 80 100% 15 Fire Special
38 Shell Smash —% 15 Normal Status
44 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
52 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
59 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
67 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:Magcargo HGSS.png
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back

Trivia

  • Magcargo is the only Rock-type Pokémon that has a pre-evolution that isn't a Rock-type.

Origins

Magcargo is a portmanteau of Magma and Escargo.

Sources

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