Fantendo - Game Ideas & More
Advertisement


#219 Magcargo
219Magcargo.png
Magcargo's artwork for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Category Lava Pokémon
Original Region Johto
National Dex Nr. #219
Johto Dex Nr. #212 (GSC), 217 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
Hoenn #104 (RSE), 109 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
Kalos #013 (Mountain)
Generation 2
Pokémon Color Red
Type(s) Fire/Rock
Ability/ies Magma Armor, Flame Body
(Hidden: Weak Armor)
Evolves From Slugma, at Level 38

Magcargo (Japanese: マグカルゴ Magcargot) is a dual-type Fire/Rock Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Slugma starting at level 38.

Biology

Magcargo is a limbless, snail-like Pokémon consisting almost entirely of bright red magma. Its oval eyes are large and yellow with small pupils, and extend upward from its head. It has a bulbous snout and a wide mouth, with two drops of magma dangling from each side of its upper jaw. Magcargo's back is protected by a gray, spherical shell composed of hardened, but brittle magma, forming irregular lumps and plates. A streak of fire leaks from the side of its shell. Magcargo's lower body is amorphous and covered in bubbles of magma.

Magcargo's internal body temperature can reach over 18,000 °F (10,000 °C), causing it to evaporate water on contact. Flames circulate throughout its body, occasionally spouting through cracks in its shell. While its shell is brittle enough to be shattered with a slight touch, Magcargo can reform its body by dipping itself in magma. It can be found in mountainous regions, and has been living in volcano craters for tens of thousands of years.

Stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Defense: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Atk: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total: 430   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • The minimum stats were calculated with 0 EV's and IV's, plus a hindering Nature, if applicable.
  • The maximum stats are calculated with 252 EV's, 31 IV's, and a helpful Nature, if applicable.


Under normal battle conditions in current Pokémon canon, this Pokémon is...
Neutral to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal ½×
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying ½×
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison ½×
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug ½×
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire ¼×
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice ½×
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal ½×
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying ½×
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison ½×
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug ½×
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire ¼×
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice ½×
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal ½×
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying ½×
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison ½×
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug ½×
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire ¼×
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice ½×
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Normal ½×
Fighting-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fighting
Flying-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Flying ½×
Poison-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Poison ½×
Ground-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ground
Rock-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Rock
Bug-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Bug ½×
Ghost-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ghost
Steel-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Steel
Fire-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fire ¼×
Water-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Water
Grass-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Grass
Electric-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Electric
Psychic-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Psychic
Ice-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Ice ½×
Dragon-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dragon
Dark-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Dark
Fairy-Type-Pokemon-Sword-and-Shield.png Fairy ½×
None
Notes

{{{note}}}

Fanon appearances

St. Clair Publications

All canon Pokémon appear in Tropes vs. Women in Pokémon Training, including Magcargo. As with Slugma, Magcargo's first ability in this game is Sheer Force, not Magma Armor. This is because Fire Pokémon were made naturally immune to freezing, rendering Magma Armor redundant. Magcargo's body temperature in this game is claimed to be a slightly more realistic 1,800°F, which is somewhat cooler than the temperatures that real life molten lava runs at.

Magcargo can also evolve in this game, into Snailcano, by leveling up at a dojo in the Temple of Sanclairia.

Trivia

  • Magcargo's claimed body temperature of 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit/10,000 Celsius has become something of an Internet meme, due to this tempereature being much higher than that of the surface of the sun (9,940 °F, almost half), and far hotter than any real life molten lava.
  • Magcargo is the only Pokémon to be obtainable in every main Generation III game, if Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness are to be included. It is also included in every Generation II and Generation IV game, making Pokémon Black and White the first main games since its introduction where it cannot be obtained.
  • No other Pokémon had the same type combination as Magcargo until Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which introduced a Hisuian variant of Growlithe that's Fire/Rock.
  • Magcargo has its sprite changed in Crystal from Gold and Silver, in this case, its shell is edited slightly, making it one of few Pokémon to have three different sprites in Generation II.


National Pokédex
Slugma
← #218: Slugma
Magcargo
#219: Magcargo
Swinub
#220: Swinub →
Advertisement