Competitive Information for Magcargo [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Magcargo magcargo
Base Stats for Magcargo

Fire / Rock


Evolutions / Family:
Slugma
Magcargo

Weakness Chart for Fire/Rock-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
  
2x
0.25x
0.5x
  
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
4x
0.5x
0.5x
0.5x
  
2x
  
4x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


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 an awesome Fire and Rock-typed Pokemon. Magcargo are common Pokemon to see in the GS metagame. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Magcargo is weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Magcargo
Item: Air Balloon / Life Orb
Moveset:
- Flamethrower / Ember
- Defense Curl
- Toxic
- Acid Armor

Special Sweeper Magcargo (Retro)

Magcargo is a remarkable Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Prior to 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).



Movepool


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.


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.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Power doubles on Dig.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the target.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Throw
50
90%
15
No additional effect.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Smog
20
70%
20
40% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Acid Armor
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.

Combo List


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

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