Magcargo is a dual type Fire and Rock Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Slugma starting at level 38. Take a look below for 25 awesome and interesting facts about Magcargo.
1. Magcargo is a limbless, snail like Pokemon consisting almost entirely of bright red magma.
2. Its oval eyes are large and yellow with small pupils, and extend upward from its head.
3. It has a bulbous snout and a wide mouth, with two drops of magma dangling from each side of its upper jaw.
4. Magcargo’s back is protected by a gray, spherical shell composed of hardened, but brittle magma, forming irregular lumps and plates.
5. A streak of fire leaks from the side of its shell.
6. Magcargo’s lower body is amorphous and covered in bubbles of magma.
7. Magcargo’s internal body temperature can reach over 18,000 °F (10,000 °C), causing it to evaporate water on contact.
8. Flames circulate throughout its body, occasionally spouting through cracks in its shell.
9. While its shell is brittle enough to be shattered with a slight touch, Magcargo can reform its body by dipping itself in magma.
10. It can be found in mountainous regions, and has been living in volcano craters for tens of thousands of years.
11. Magcargo is the only Pokémon to be obtainable in every main Generation III game, if Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness are to be included. It is also included in every Generation II and Generation IV game, making Pokémon Black and White the first main games since its introduction where it cannot be obtained.
12. Magcargo has its sprite changed in Crystal from Gold and Silver; in this case, its shell is edited slightly, making it one of few Pokémon to have three different sprites in Generation II.
13. Magcargo’s body temperature (18,000 °F) is much higher than the temperature of the surface of the sun (9,940 °F).
14. Magcargo is based on a snail, likely the Victaphanta atramentaria, with a body of lava and a shell of rock.
15. It may also be based on the Cherufe, mythical evil creatures of rock and magma that inhabit the magma pools found deep within Chilean volcanoes.
16. In legends, they are the main sources of earthquakes in Chile.
17. Magcargo and Magcargot are a combination of magma (intrusive molten rock) and escargot (French for snail). Cargo may also refer to the shell it carries, which it lacked as a Slugma.
18. Multiple Magcargo debuted in Some Like it Hot. Egan was trying to catch one, but kept failing. However, after he applied Misty’s strategies, he managed to catch an unusually large Magcargo.
19. A normal-sized Magcargo appeared in Love, Pokémon Style!, under the ownership of Macy. It had evolved from her Slugma, off-screen, sometime after battling Ash.
20. A Magcargo nicknamed Mag appeared in Poetry Commotion!, under the ownership of Flannery. It had evolved from one of her two Slugma. Magcargo was the first Pokémon used in Flanney’s Gym battle against Ash. It faced off against his Corphish, but eventually lost despite a hard-fought match.
21. A Magcargo appeared briefly in May, We Harley Drew’d Ya!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Coordinator.
22. A Magcargo appeared in Another One Gabites the Dust!, where it was participating in the Performance Stage of the Chocovine Contest.
23. A Magcargo appeared in Playing the Performance Encore!, where it was used in the Battle Stage of the Daybreak Contest along with a Stantler.
24. A Trainer’s Magcargo appeared in A Crowning Moment of Truth!, where it was among the Pokémon attending Wela Fire Festival.
25. A giant Magcargo first appeared in Oh, It’s Ho-Oh!, under the control of Carl.