What is a good competitive moveset for Magcargo? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver 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 Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Magcargo is a wonderful Fire and Rock-typed Pokemon. Magcargo is a pretty common Pokemon to see in Generation 2. This Pokemon deserves to see more play in the meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Magcargo is weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.
Magcargo is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target). ♦ Ember is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target). ♦ Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Magcargo's defense by 1 stage). ♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target). ♦ Acid Armor is a status move (raises your Magcargo's defense by 2 stages).
No additional EV spread were found for this set at this time.Array
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Wondering what moves can Magcargo 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.
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Note: The damage listed here under Versus is not actually calculated using the in-game damage formula. It is simply calculated using typing weaknesses and resistances from the selected type-matchup modifier along with STAB (if applied) to help sort through and give a general idea as to how powerful certain moves might be towards that selected typing after modifiers are applied. Several moves listed here may have additional effects that might alter actual damage output which are not factored on this specific list. Use damage calculators to find actual damage amounts.
These are a list of several common move combinations Magcargo can perform in Gold/Silver. 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 GS Move and Ability Combos for Magcargo
Moves: Defense curl + Rollout
Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
Moves: Rest + Snore
Move: Swagger + Item: Mirror Herb
Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Moves that inflict status: Toxic
Moves that boost Magcargo's stats
Most notable and possible best moves for Magcargo
Common Effort Values for Magcargo in Gold and Silver
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