Magmar's body is designed to let it camouflage in fire, so it is mainly red and yellow all over. It has a flame pattern on its torso, and a fire on its tail, similar to Charmander and Chimchar (though Chimchar's fire actually is its tail). It has a large beak that can spit out fire thus giving it the species name the 'Spitfire' Pokémon.
Magmar have the ability Flame Body. Flame Body has a 30 % chance of burning a foe that physically attacks Magmar. Its body temperature is 2,200 Degrees Fahrenheit. Its body shimmers like the sun and its breath can cause miniature heat waves around it.
Magmar is the evolved form of Magby. Magby can evolve into a Magmar starting at level 30. Magmar can evolve into a Magmortar, but only by trading while holding the item Magmarizer.