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#219 Magcargo

official Magcargo artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Magcargo
Type FireRock
Species Lava Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2' 7")
Weight 55 kg (121.3 lbs)
Catch rate 75

Magcargo's description

Magcargo is a Fire- / Rock-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 2 and has the National Dex number #219. The Pokédex classifies it as the Lava Pokémon.

Magcargo's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
마그카르고 (Mageukareugo) Volcaropod Magcargo マグカルゴ (Magcargot) 熔岩蝸牛 / 熔岩蜗牛 (Róngyánwōniú)

Magcargo's resistances & weaknesses

NormalFireWaterIceFightingPoisonGroundFylingBugRockFairy
x ½​x ¼x 4x ½x 2x ½x 4x ½x ½x 2x ½

Magcargo's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 2 Defense

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Amorphous
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Magcargo's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Flame Body Magma Armor Weak Armor

Magcargo's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 60
120 230 167 324
Attack 50
49 94 112 218
Defense 120
112 220 189 372
Sp. Atk 90
85 166 156 306
Sp. Def 80
76 148 145 284
Speed 30
31 58 90 174
Total 430

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Magcargo's evolutions

Level 38

Magcargo's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
2GoldThe shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
2SilverIts brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
2CrystalIts body is as hot as lava and is always billowing. Flames will occasionally burst from its shell.
2Stadium 2The shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
3RubyMagcargo'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.
3SapphireMagcargo'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.
3EmeraldThe 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.
3FireRedIts brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
3LeafGreenThe shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumIts body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
4HeartGoldThe shell on its back is just skin that has cooled and hardened. It breaks easily with a slight touch.
4SoulSilverIts brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
5Black, White, Black 2, White 2Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell.
6XIts brittle shell occasionally spouts intense flames that circulate throughout its body.
6YIts body is as hot as lava and is always billowing. Flames will occasionally burst from its shell.
6Omega RubyMagcargo'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.
6Alpha SapphireMagcargo'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.