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 an interesting Fire-typed Pokemon. It's common to find yourself dealing with Magmar when battling in the 2nd generation meta. This Pokemon deserves to see more play in the meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Magmar is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Karate Chop / Seismic Toss
Physical Sweeper Magmar (Retro)
Magmar is a notable Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ 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).
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- Flamethrower / Fire Punch
- Thunder Punch
Special Sweeper Magmar (Retro)
Magmar is a decent Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ 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).
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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: Swagger + Screech
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves: Rest + Snore
- Move: Swagger + Item: Mirror Herb
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Dynamic Punch
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
- Moves that inflict status: Toxic
Moves that boost Magmar's stats
- Skull Bash
Most notable and possible best moves for Magmar
- Confuse Ray
- Cross Chop
- Fire Blast
- Seismic Toss
- Sleep Talk
Common Effort Values for Magmar in Gold and Silver
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