Magmortar uses the Flame Body Ability, which gives a 30% chance of afflicting an opponent that uses an attack that requires physical contact with a Burn, and Flame Body will also cut the number of steps it takes to hatch an egg in half. Its Hidden Ability is Vital Spirit, which gives it an immunity to the Sleep Status Condition.
Magmortar is in the Human-Like Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. It takes Magmortar One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Magmortar's red-and-yellow body resembles that of an egg. Its hands can disappear into its wrists, forming a pair of cannons. Flames emit from its head, shoulders and tail.
Magmortar doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
In all of its game appearances, the only way to obtain Magmortar is to evolve a Magmar.
Magmortar can be found at Hidden Land 1F-15F & I1F-8F and Dark Crater DPB5-B14 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Magmortar is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Forest 13F-23F and Legendary Mountains on the following floors: 26-30, 32, 38, 42, 45 & 48.
A Magmortar appears inside the Volcano Cave in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia after defeating it as a Boss; its presence in your party is required to awaken Regice. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Magmortar appears at Faldera Volcano's Cliffside and the Third Floor of the Oblivia Region's Sky Fortress in the Present, and can be obtained in the Fire Temple mission "A Scorching Shower of Flames" in the Past by completing the mission with an S Rank.
Magmortar appears at the Lava Zone and Granite Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure after befriending Mew. Battle it in either location to obtain it. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Magmortar can be found at the Tech Area's Unawarehouse after befriending Electivire. Battle it to befriend it, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.
Trading Card Game
Magmortar is listed in the Diamond/Pearl Promo set; as a Rare Card in the Mysterious Treasures, Secret Wonders, Supreme Victors, Unleashed, Triumphant, Call of Legends and Dragons Exalted sets; and as an Ultra Rare Card in the Mysterious Treasures (Lv. X Card) set.
Paul would debut his Magmortar in the episode Pedal to the Mettle and was part of the winning team in Evolving Strategies. Paul's Magmortar would also appear in Casting a Paul on Barry!. Magmortar would defeat Barry's Skarmory before being substituted.
Magmortar's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Magmortar resides in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With a high base 125 Special Attack and incredible coverage options in moves like Thunderbolt, Focus Blast, and Earthquake, Magmortar is a potent wallbreaker that stands out as one of the tier’s best attacking threats as it hits a lot of the tier for at least neutral damage. With Vital Spirit, Magmortar can switch in against sleep-inducing moves like Sleep Powder from the likes of Lilligant and Vileplume as well as Jynx’s Lovely Kiss. It has decent special bulk and a typing that allows for it to check Ice, Grass, and Fire attacks. This allows for it to function best as an Assault Vest tank that can act as a great utility check against threats like Lilligant while still doing a sizable chunk of damage against frailer threats. Another Magmortar set is a wallbreaker set with either a Life Orb or Expert Belt to hit brutally hard with a STAB Fire Blast alongside a number of coverage options to hit the majority of the tier hard. Magmortar’s biggest flaws are its average Speed and Defense stats, which leave it vulnerable against the likes of strong physical attacking threats such as Tauros and Kangaskhan. It is also weak to Stealth Rock and is vulnerable to all forms of entry hazards, making it not too difficult to wear down with hazards on the field.
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Magby Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Moves
NOTE: The only way a Magmortar can have any of the moves from this section in its moveset is for these moves to be learned by a Magmar in the Third Generation, then transferring Magmar prior to evolving.
Via Purification (Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)
Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM01: Focus Punch
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM08: Rock Climb
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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