219 Magcargo

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    77
  • Main moves:
    Incinerate, Rock Tomb, Overheat
  • Type
    FIRE
    ROCK
  • Level:
    31.5-45
  • Rank:
    Lvl 38.5 0/15/14CP 1498
  • Buddy Distance:
    1km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    10,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    110.1
  • Defense:
    157.9
  • Stamina:
    116
  • Overall:
    2018

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Bulky
    Takes hits well.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • + Defensive
    Resists attacks from a wide variety of types.
  • - Clumsy
    Uses long animations, is stuck while attacking and may not reliably fire Charged Moves.
  • - Volatile
    Susceptible to one or more double weaknesses.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
  • - Inconsistent
    May depend on baits and performs inconsistently.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Incinerate 4 3.6 5 Multipurpose
2 Fast Ember 3 4.2 2 Heavy Damage
3 Fast Rock Throw 2.5 4.8 2 Heavy Damage
4 Charged Stone Edge 55 120 2.18 3 - 3 - 3 Nuke
5 Charged Overheat 100% chance -2 Atk self 55 156 2.84 3 - 3 - 3 Self-Debuff Nuke
6 Charged Rock Tomb 100% chance -1 Atk opponent 60 84 1.4 3 - 3 - 3 High Energy Debuff
7 Charged Heat Wave 75 114 1.52 4 - 4 - 4 High Energy
Weaknesses
ground
x2.56
water
x2.56
fighting
x1.6
rock
x1.6
Resistances
fire
x0.39
poison
x0.625
normal
x0.625
ice
x0.625
flying
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Magcargo is a Fire & Rock Pokémon which evolves from Slugma. It is vulnerable to Ground, Water, Fighting and Rock moves. Magcargo's strongest moveset is Incinerate & Overheat and it has a Max CP of 1,702.

About

"Magcargo's shell is actually its skin that hardened as a result of cooling. Its shell is very brittle and fragile—just touching it causes it to crumble apart. This Pokémon returns to its original size by dipping itself in magma."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Incinerate + Overheat and Stone Edge or Rock Tomb

The addition of Incinerate following the GBL Season 10 update is an improvement for Magcargo, improving its energy generation and allowing faster access to its powerful Charge Moves. Ember is generally considered an inferior option due to its lesser energy gains, though its faster animation makes it easier to use and it sports slightly more damage output. Rock Throw can be chosen for Rock-type coverage instead, though this is more niche. 

Stone Edge and Overheat tie for the same energy cost, and both threaten significant damage with STAB if unshielded. Unfortunately their energy costs are moderately high, resulting in poor shield pressure, but at least they're better than Heat Wave. Rock Tomb's inferior damage output and slightly greater energy costs are discouraging, but since the energy difference isn't much, the potential to bait shields while applying its debuff could prove useful in niche situations. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 5

Magcargo is a difficult Pokemon to use for PvP in general. A total of 7 resistances doesn't necessarily make up for its two double weaknesses to Water and Ground-types, which are quite common in the meta. If Magcargo is able to avoid its four weaknesses, then its decent bulk and considerable fast move damage output allows it to be serviceable when shields are down. A moveset that's very energy-demanding combined low energy generation means Magcargo is incapable of applying significant shield pressure. Interestingly enough, Slugma would have a more preferable moveset for PvP due to less energy cost. Overall a somewhat disappointing contender that has to rely on closed settings like the TSR Rainbow Cup or GBL Love Cup to limit the number of foes that can abuse its weaknesses. 

Ultra League: 0 / 5

Magcargo lacks sufficient stats to compete outside of the Great League. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Fun fact: Kyogre needs only 4 Waterfalls to sweep Magcargo in 7 seconds. 

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