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This is a page about the Pokemon Magcargo in the game Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch. Learn Magcargo's Moves, Abilities, Rescue Camp, Evolution Chain, and which Dungeons Magcargo can be found in.

Basic Information

Type

Magcargo
Magcargo Image
Type 1 Type 2
Fire Rock

Ability

Ability Effect
Flame Body When the Pokemon is hit with a contact move, like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker can be left with a Burn. The Ability also burns items thrown at the Pokemon.
Magma Armor This Ability protects the Pokemon from getting Frozen. It also burns items thrown at the Pokemon.

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Best Moveset

Move Type Effect
Earth Power
Ground
Ground
It damages enemies in the same room. It could also lower their Sp. Def.
Heat Wave
Fire
Fire
It whips up hot winds, damaging enemies in the same room. It could also leave them with a Burn.
Shell Smash
Normal
Normal
It lowers your Defense and Sp. Def while sharply raising your Attack, Sp. Atk, and Travel Speed. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
Solar Beam
Grass
Grass
You'll get the Solar Beam condition, which lets you charge power to try a powerful attack on the next turn. During Sunny weather or in Extremely Harsh Sunlight, it charges for an immediate attack on the first turn. But during Rain, Heavy Rain, Hail, or a Sandstorm, the damage will be reduced.

Notes

  • Shell Smash increases Travel Speed and stats, but only for Magcargo unlike Agility. However, it is still a powerful move in conjunction with Earth Power and Heat Wave. You can easily clean Monster Houses or defeat enemies without them reaching you.
  • Shell Smash lowers Defense and Sp. Def, but with your moves that can hit faraway Pokemon, they would not be able to reach Magcargo anyway. Be wary of Pokemon with room-wide moves though!
  • Solar Beam is a great move that can hit enemies up to four (4) tiles away.
  • Other moves to take consider of are: Flamethrower, Rock Tomb, Stone Edge

Learned Moves

By Level Up

Lv. Move Type Effect
Base Earth Power
Ground
Ground
It damages enemies in the same room. It could also lower their Sp. Def.
Base Yawn
Normal
Normal
It inflicts the Yawning status on an enemy. It will make the target go to Sleep after a while.
Base Smog
Poison
Poison
It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy Poisoned.
Base Ember
Fire
Fire
It damages an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away. It could also leave the enemy with a Burn.
Base Rock Throw
Rock
Rock
It damages an enemy.
Base Shell Smash
Normal
Normal
It lowers your Defense and Sp. Def while sharply raising your Attack, Sp. Atk, and Travel Speed. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
13 Harden
Normal
Normal
It boosts your Defense. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
15 Incinerate
Fire
Fire
It damages an enemy. If the enemy is carrying any food, this move burns the food, making it useless.
20 Clear Smog
Poison
Poison
It damages an enemy. It never misses. It also resets the enemy's Attack, Defense, and all other stats, regardless of whether they were boosted or reduced.
22 Ancient Power
Rock
Rock
It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Travel Speed. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
27 Flame Burst
Fire
Fire
It even damages a faraway Pokemon. It also damages Pokemon around the target.
29 Rock Slide
Rock
Rock
It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy Flinch.
34 Lava Plume
Fire
Fire
It damages nearby enemies. It could also leave them with a Burn.
36 Amnesia
Psychic
Psychic
It sharply boosts your Sp. Def. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
43 Body Slam
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. It could also cause Paralysis.
47 Recover
Normal
Normal
It restores your HP.
54 Flamethrower
Fire
Fire
It damages a Pokemon, even one far away. It could also leave the enemy with a Burn.

By TM

Move Type Effect
Attract
Normal
Normal
It makes an enemy Infatuated, which makes the enemy's moves more likely to fail.
Bulldoze
Ground
Ground
It damages nearby enemies. It also lowers their Travel Speed.
Confide
Normal
Normal
It lowers the enemy's Sp. Atk.
Double Team
Normal
Normal
It boosts your evasiveness. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
Earthquake
Ground
Ground
It damages all Pokemon in the same room except for you. It can also damage Pokemon that are underground while using Dig.
Explosion
Normal
Normal
You'll get the Explosion condition, explode when you're attacked, and damage the Pokemon around you.
Facade
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. The damage it causes goes up if you have a bad status. It also prevents your Attack from being lowered when you use this move while you have a Burn.
Fire Blast
Fire
Fire
It damages an enemy. It could also leave the enemy with a Burn.
Flame Charge
Fire
Fire
It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Travel Speed.
Flamethrower
Fire
Fire
It damages a Pokemon, even one far away. It could also leave the enemy with a Burn.
Frustration
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. The less you have opened up to your team, the more powerful this move will be.
Giga Impact
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. But it also gives you the Recoil status, which prevents you from doing anything on the next turn.
Gyro Ball
Steel
Steel
It damages an enemy. The slower your Speed compared to your enemy's, the greater the damage caused by the move.
Hidden Power
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. The move's type changes on each adventure.
Hyper Beam
Normal
Normal
It damages Pokemon, even those far away, and causes an explosion that also affects the surroundings. Walls and items on the ground will also disappear. But after you use the move, the Recoil prevents you from doing anything on the next turn.
Infestation
Bug
Bug
It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Infestation condition.
Light Screen
Psychic
Psychic
You and your teammates in the same room get the Light Screen condition, which reduces the damage taken from special moves.
Nature Power
Normal
Normal
Borrowing power from nature, a variety of damaging moves will be used depending on the scenery of the floor.
Overheat
Fire
Fire
It damages nearby enemies, but it also sharply lowers your Sp. Atk. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
Protect
Normal
Normal
You'll Protect yourself from enemies' moves. But its chance of failure rises if you use it after you've already used a move that blocks enemies' attacks.
Reflect
Psychic
Psychic
You and your teammates in the same room get the Reflect condition, which reduces the damage taken from physical moves.
Rest
Psychic
Psychic
You'll get the Napping condition. With the Napping condition, you'll fall asleep, awakening later with all your HP restored and bad statuses healed.
Return
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. The more you've opened up to your team, the more powerful this move will be.
Rock Polish
Rock
Rock
It boosts your Travel Speed sharply!
Rock Slide
Rock
Rock
It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy Flinch.
Rock Tomb
Rock
Rock
It damages an enemy. It also lowers the enemy's Travel Speed.
Round
Normal
Normal
It damages an enemy. It causes more damage if your teammate in the same room just used the same move.
Sandstorm
Rock
Rock
It changes the floor's weather to a Sandstorm. Pokemon that can't deal with the weather will keep taking damage.
Sleep Talk
Normal
Normal
If you're sleeping, a move you know will be used automatically on an enemy near you. But keep in mind that nothing will happen if you use this while you're wide awake.
Smack Down
Rock
Rock
It damages an enemy. If the enemy is flying, it will be Grounded, which allows Ground-type moves to hit it. This move also hits a Pokemon that's in the air from using a move like Fly.
Solar Beam
Grass
Grass
You'll get the Solar Beam condition, which lets you charge power to try a powerful attack on the next turn. During Sunny weather or in Extremely Harsh Sunlight, it charges for an immediate attack on the first turn. But during Rain, Heavy Rain, Hail, or a Sandstorm, the damage will be reduced.
Stone Edge
Rock
Rock
It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.
Substitute
Normal
Normal
You'll create a Substitute if you have more than half your max HP. Every time you use this move, your HP decreases. When you create a Substitute, you won't be targeted by enemies, but you can't use moves or items, and you can't restore your HP naturally.
Sunny Day
Fire
Fire
It changes the floor's weather to Sunny. The power of Fire-type moves goes up, and the power of Water-type moves goes down.
Swagger
Normal
Normal
It makes an enemy Confused, but it also sharply raises the enemy's Attack.
Toxic
Poison
Poison
It makes the enemy Badly Poisoned. It never misses if used by a Poison-type Pokemon. It will even hit a Pokemon that's used Dig, Fly, or the like.
Will-O-Wisp
Fire
Fire
It leaves an enemy with a Burn.

By Move Tutor

Tutor Move Type Effect
After You
Normal
Normal
After switching your position with your teammate, it boosts your teammate's Attack, Defense, Sp, Atk, Sp. Def, accuracy, or evasiveness. The stat returns to normal when the Pokemon goes to the next floor or steps on a Wonder Tile.
Earth Power
Ground
Ground
It damages enemies in the same room. It could also lower their Sp. Def.
Heat Wave
Fire
Fire
It whips up hot winds, damaging enemies in the same room. It could also leave them with a Burn.
Iron Defense
Steel
Steel
It sharply boosts your Defense. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a Wonder Tile.
Pain Split
Normal
Normal
It adds together the HP of you and the enemy and then shares the total equally between you.
Snore
Normal
Normal
If you're sleeping, it will be used automatically and will damage enemies around you. It could also make them Flinch. Keep in mind that nothing will happen if you use it while you're wide awake.
Stealth Rock
Rock
Rock
It turns your tile into an invisible Stealth Rock trap. A Stealth Rock trap damages enemies that step on it. You and your teammates won't take any damage from it.
Stomping Tantrum
Ground
Ground
It damages an enemy. If your previous move missed, its damage is increased.

Evolution

Evolution Chain

Pokemon How to Evolve
SlugmaSlugma -
MagcargoMagcargo Evolves from Slugma at Lv. 38

Can Magcargo Mega Evolve?

This Pokemon can not Mega Evolve.

How to Get Magcargo

Dungeons Where Magcargo is Found

This Pokemon is not found in any Dungeons.

Magcargo's Rescue Camp

Rescue Camp Price
Crater 5000

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