Competitive Information for Magmar [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Magmar? 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.
Magmar is a decent Fire-typed Pokemon. Magmar are common Pokemon to see in the GS metagame. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Magmar is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Double-Edge / Return
- Karate Chop / Seismic Toss
Physical Sweeper Magmar (Retro)
Magmar is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Magmar from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Karate Chop is a physical 50-base power Fighting-type move (high critical hit ratio).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Magmar's level).
♦ Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
♦ Barrier is a status move (raises your Magmar's defense by 2 stages).
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Flamethrower / Fire Punch
- Thunder Punch
Special Sweeper Magmar (Retro)
Magmar is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Magmar from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Fire Punch is a special STAB-boosted 75-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).
♦ Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Magmar has no item, it steals the target's).
Wondering what moves can Magmar 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 Magmar 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 Magmar
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
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