Magcargo #219


Magcargo is a limbless snail mollusc Pokémon that is nearly completely made of brilliant red magma. It has huge, golden eyes with short pupils that protrude upward from its skull. It features a bulbous snout and a large mouth, with two magma droplets dripping from either side of its upper jaw. Magcargo’s back is shielded by a gray, spherical shell made of solidified yet fragile magma that has formed uneven lumps and plates. A fire streak escapes from the side of its shell. Magcargo’s bottom body is amorphous and coated with magma bubbles.

Magcargo’s internal body temperature may reach over 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit (10,000 degrees Celsius), causing it to evaporate water on touch. Flames burst from breaches in its shell and flow throughout its body. While its shell is frail enough to fracture with a little touch, Magcargo may reconstruct its body by immersing it in magma. It may be found in mountainous areas and has spent tens of thousands of years living in volcanic craters.


Evolution family

Magcargo is part of a two-member family.



#218 Slugma

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#219 Magcargo




#218 Slugma

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#219 Magcargo


  • Magcargo was released along with the main release of Johto-region Pokémon on February 16th, 2017.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Magcargo was released at the start of Mountains of Power on January 7th, 2022.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2017 Feb 16Increased spawns in:
Solstice Week: 2017 Jun 13 – 22
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 13,261Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
729 Field Research:
Catch 3 Rock-type Pokémon: 2020 Apr
Catch 3 Fire-type Pokémon: 2018 Apr – Jun



 Best moveset for Magcargo

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Magcargo’s greatest attacks are Incinerate and Overheat. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Incinerate 15.1 dps
  Overheat 48 dps


  Incinerate 15.1 dps
  Overheat 48 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Ember 10 10 12
 Rock Throw 12 7.8 16
 Incinerate 29 8.7 15.1
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Stone Edge 100 -43.5 52.2
 Heat Wave 95 -33.3 38
 Overheat 160 -25 48
 Rock Tomb 70 -15.6 26.3


The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

The Pokemon Magcargo is one of the many monsters that can be captured in Pokemon Go. Magcargo is a Johto second generation region that was added in the February 16, 2017 update.

#219 Magcargo Info

Type Candy Needed to Evolve


  • Evolves into: None
  • Evolves from: Slugma
  • Hatches from: None

Combat Moves

To use combat moves, touch the screen while in battle, and the pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Ember Fire 10
Rock Throw Rock 12
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Heat Wave Fire 95 2
Overheat Fire 160 2
Stone Edge Rock 100 3
  • Evolves Into: Magcargo

How to find and catch Pokémon Magkargo?

Pokémon Magcargo can be found in residential areas, warm climates, and on beaches. There’s a possibility you’ll see him at parks, parking lots, and petrol stations, as well as stadiums and regions near volcanoes. Also seen on farms and on forested highlands. Sometimes – at quarries for stone extraction.

Pokemon Magcargo is seldom seen on the map. It’s a real possibility if you evolve Slugma.