Competitive Information for Magcargo [Gold/Silver]
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 a remarkable Fire and Rock-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to see Magcargo show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Magcargo is weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.
- Flamethrower / Ember
- Defense Curl
- Acid Armor
Special Sweeper Magcargo (Retro)
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.
♦ 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).
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.
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 with Priority: Endure, Protect
Optimize Magcargo's EVs for Gold/Silver
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