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Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 0 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

55.00 kg Weight
0.79 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 1,924
Level 40: 1,702
Level 25: 1,215 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 972 (Raid)
Level 15: 729 (Research Tasks)
ATK 139
DEF 191
STA 137

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Incinerate pairs well with Overheat to fulfill a Fire-type role.

  • Rock Throw has synergy with Stone Edge for Rock-type DPS. 

  • Ember falls slightly behind in performance, but not by much. 

  • Heat Wave is a poor move. 

  • Rock Tomb is inferior for offensive DPS. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Incinerate is very strong on defense with its huge base power. 

  • Rock Throw does 25% more DPS than Ember, and does neutral damage against Magcargo’s biggest counter, Water-type.

  • Rock Tomb is the only multi-bar Charge Move available, making it the best choice for defense. 

  • Stone Edge hits fast and hard with STAB, but as a 1-bar move Magcargo might faint before it can use it. 

  • Overheat and Heat Wave are too easy to dodge, and have poor defensive typing.

PVE Overview

There isn’t a place for Magcargo to exist in the current meta. Water-types are very common. Rock Throw + Stone Edge can be a good moveset to take down Flying-types like Charizard, but Magcargo is outclassed by Pokemon with higher stats like Golem and Rhydon.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
A

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. 

Fast Moves

10
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Fire

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.00
0.20
10.00
10.00
12.50
12
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Rock

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.30
7.78
13.33
16.67
29
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Fire

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
2.30
1.80
8.70
12.61
15.76

Charge Moves

95
More Info

Fire

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.00
1.10
0.00
0.95
31.67
39.58
30.08
160
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Fire

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
4.00
1.20
0.00
1.60
40.00
50.00
64.00
100
More Info

Rock

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.40
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48
70
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Rock

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.20
0.75
0.00
1.40
21.88
27.34
30.63

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 6.0 %
Buddy Distance 1 km
Capture Rate12.5 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
256% damage
160% damage
256% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Fire Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Rock Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20011924
2001.54149
20026275
2002.583101
4003104126
4003.5125152
4004147178
4004.5168203
6005189229
6005.5210255
6006231280
6006.5253306
8007274332
8007.5295358
8008316383
8008.5337409
10009358435
10009.5380460
100010401486
100010.5421510
130011441535
130011.5461559
130012481583
130012.5501607
160013521632
160013.5541656
160014561680
160014.5581705
190015601729
190015.5621753
190016642778
190016.5662802
220017682826
220017.5702851
220018722875
220018.5742899
250019762923
250019.5782948
250020802972
250020.5822996
3000218421021
300021.58621045
3000228821069
300022.59021094
3500239221118
350023.59421142
3500249621167
350024.59831191
40002510031215
400025.510231240
40002610431264
400026.510631288
45002710831313
450027.511031337
45002811231361
450028.511431385
50002911631410
500029.511831434
50003012031458
500030.512131471
60003112231483
600031.512331495
60003212431507
600032.512531519
70003312631531
700033.512741544
70003412841556
700034.512941568
80003513041580
800035.513141592
80003613241604
800036.513341616
90003713441629
900037.513541641
90003813641653
900038.513741665
100003913841677
1000039.513941689
100004014041702
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