Magcargo(t) (マグカーゴ, Magukāgo) is a Fire/Rock-type Lava Pokémon that is the evolved form of Slugma when leveled up at level 38.


Voice actor: Megumi Hayashibara (both English and Japanese)

Magcargo are fairly large, snail-like Pokémon that consist almost entirely of red-colored magma, much like their pre-evolution. They have large eyes with yellow sclera and black pupils, and a wide mouth that appears to be smiling. Large drops of magma are in the corners of their mouths. On their backs, Magcargo have a hardened, black, circular shell that is nothing more than a hardened layer of magma that can flake off easily upon contact. The shell has many cracks in it, from which flames occasionally spout. Magcargo's height is 2'07" and weight is 121.3 lbs.

Special AbilitiesEdit

Magcargo have bodies made of magma that is over 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature. They can use many Fire-type moves because of this. They can also learn [[Recover (move)|Recover.


Magcargo are said to return to their original size by dipping themselves in magma. Magcargo also try to stay near extremely hot things to prevent their magma bodies from hardening.


According to the Pokédex, Magcargo have lived in volcano craters for tens of thousands of years.


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Major appearancesEdit

Magcargo first appeared in Some Like it Hot. A Pokémon Trainer named Egan was trying to capture an unusually large Magcargo, later finally succeeding.

A normal-sized Magcargo appeared in Love, Pokémon Style!. Also, Macy's Slugma evolved sometime after battling Ash.

Flannery has a Magcargo that evolved from one of her two Slugma in Poetry Commotion!.

Minor appearancesEdit

A Magcargo appeared in Another One Gabites the Dust!.

Pokédex entriesEdit

Magcargo, Lava Pokémon. The evolved form of Slugma. Magcargo lives primarily in volcanic regions and occasionally emits the lava from its back that circles its body.


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