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#219 Magcargo
219Magcargo
Magcargo's artwork for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Category Lava Pokémon
Original Region Johto
National Dex Nr. #219
Johto Dex Nr. #217
Hoenn #109
Kalos #013 (Mountain)
Generation 2
Pokémon Color Red
Type(s) Fire/Rock
Evolves From Slugma
Evolves Into N/A

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

Magcargo

Base Stats
HP
 
60
Attack
 
50
Defense
 
120
Sp. Attack
 
90
Sp. Defense
 
80
Speed
 
30
Total
 
430



Trivia

  • 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 has the same type combination as Magcargo.
  • 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.
  • Magcargo's body temperature (18,000 °F) is much higher than the temperature of the surface of the sun (9,940 °F).


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