Competitive Information for Magby [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Magby magby
Base Stats for Magby

Fire

Abilities:
Flame BodyFlame Body: 30% chance a Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon will be burned.


Evolutions / Family:
Magby
Magmar
Magmortar

Weakness Chart for Fire-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
0.5x
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Magby? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Magby is a stupendous Fire-typed Pokemon. Magby is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Magby is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Magby
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flame Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Fire Punch
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brick Break
- Thunder Punch

Physical Sweeper Magby (Flame Body)

Magby is popular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Magby from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Flame Body, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Magby will be burned.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 1/3 recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Magby).
Fire Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Magby
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flame Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Psychic
- Snore
- Mud-Slap

Special Sweeper Magby (Flame Body)

Magby is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Magby from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Flame Body, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Magby will be burned.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Magby's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Magby must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Magby? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Magby
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flame Body
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Fire Punch
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brick Break
- Thunder Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Magby (Flame Body)

Magby is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Magby from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Flame Body, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Magby will be burned.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 1/3 recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Magby).
Fire Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Magby
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Flame Body
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Overheat
- Psychic
- Snore
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Special Sweeper Magby (Flame Body)

Magby is an interesting Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Magby from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Flame Body, 30% chance a pokemon making contact with Magby will be burned.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Magby's special attack by 2 stages).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Magby must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Magby learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Lava Plume
80
100%
15
30% chance to burn adjacent Pokemon.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Overheat
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Smog
20
70%
20
40% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Uproar
50
100%
10
Lasts 3-6 turns. Active Pokemon cannot sleep.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cross Chop
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Karate Chop
50
100%
25
High critical hit ratio.
Mach Punch
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Barrier
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Belly Drum
--
--
10
User loses 50% max HP. Maximizes Attack.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Will-O-Wisp
--
75%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Magby can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Magby

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