Magmar is a Fire type Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Magby starting at level 30 and evolves into Magmortar when traded holding a Magmarizer. Take a look below for 25 fun and fascinating facts about Magmar.
1. Magmar is a bipedal Pokemon that has a red body with yellow flame designs along the bottom half.
2. It has a puckered, yellow beak, small eyes, and two lumps on its forehead with a yellow flame on top of each one.
3. Rigid, red scale cover its arms and it has five, clawed fingers on each hand.
4. Its shoulders and thighs are yellow, and its red feet have two, clawed toes each.
5. It has black, metal shackles around its neck and ankles.
6. Down its back is a row of red spikes, and there is a flame at the tip of its tapering, yellow tail.
7. Magmar’s body temperature is nearly 2,200° Fahrenheit (1,200° Celsius), giving its body an orange glow.
8. Because it hates cold places, this Pokémon typically resides in and around active volcanoes.
9. This Pokémon has even been known to spit scorching flames to establish an ideally warm environment for itself.
10. In battle, Magmar blows out intense flames from all over its body as to intimidate its foes and incinerate its surroundings.
11. The anime has shown that extremely well trained Magmar can block Electric-type attacks with super-heated air. However, an outmatched Magmar will quickly retreat, using its fiery camouflage and its wavering, rippling glare to blend into any present fires.
12. It is able to heal its wounds and weariness by soaking in lava.
13. Magmar and Electabuzz seem to be counterparts; both evolve in a very similar way (first at level 30, then after being traded holding an “-izer” item), and both are typically exclusive to one version of a pair of games. They both have similar Status-inducing abilities in Flame Body and Static, as well as the same Hidden Ability Vital Spirit. Since Generation V, they also often learn similar moves at the same level. They even have the same special moves when purified from Pokémon XD: Follow Me and Cross Chop. Their pre-evolutions and evolutions were released in the same generation.
14. Magmar seems to be a combination of a booby or duck with a mythical salamander of fire. However, the tail and the spikes on its back resemble those of an iguana.
15. It is possibly overall based on a Karura, depicted in Japanese Hindu-Buddhist mythology as a birdlike, fire-breathing creature, similar to how its counterpart Electabuzz is based on an oni.
16. Magmar may be a corruption of the word magma (intrusive molten rock), but may also involve the word mar (to damage or spoil), referring to the incineration of its surroundings to suit its own needs, or the Spanish fumar (to smoke).
17. Magmar debuted in Riddle Me This, under the ownership of Blaine. He used it in his Gym battles against Ash in that episode and Volcanic Panic.
18. Paul had a Magmar, which debuted in a flashback of his Gym battle with Maylene in Lost Leader Strategy!. Its first physical appearance was in Aiding the Enemy!. It was used in A Pyramiding Rage! to battle Brandon and his Regice. Magmar gave up on Registeel, despite having a type-advantage, and soon lost to Brandon’s Regirock, resulting in Paul losing the battle. It evolved into a Magmortar prior to Pedal to the Mettle!.
19. A Magmar appeared in You’re a Star, Larvitar!, where it evolved from Satchel’s Magby. It reappeared in Address Unown!, where it was part of an Unown’s dimension.
20. A Magmar appeared in The Ties That Bind, under the ownership of Gary Oak. He used it against Ash during the Silver Conference. It battled Heracross, but despite the type advantage, it was defeated.
21. A Magmar appeared in Tag! We’re It…!, under the ownership of an Ace Trainer. It was used during the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition, where it battled Paul’s Chimchar and Ash’s Pikachu alongside a Scientist’s Rhydon, but it was defeated by Chimchar.
22. A Magmar appeared in Bibarel Gnaws Best!, under the ownership of the head engineer. It was used to attack a Bibarel alongside an Aggron and Metang, and was successful unlike the others. It was then defeated by Dawn’s Piplup’s super-effective Bubble Beam.
23. Two Magmar appeared in Rocking Clawmark Hill! as some of the Pokémon training up on Clawmark Hill. Rockruff kept battling one of them and managed to defeat Magmar in the end. It reappeared during a flashback in Some Kind of Laziness!.
24. A Magmar appeared in A Crowning Moment of Truth!, under the ownership of a Hiker. It was beaten by an Alolan Marowak and was defeated twice, requiring it to be treated at a Pokémon Center. Magmar reappeared in Sparking Confusion!, where it joined the Hikers in celebrating the capture of an Alolan Golem.
25. A Magmar appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu’s Rescue Adventure.