Magcargo Raid Guide

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Magcargo is available in Tier 3 raids in Pokémon GO with a raid boss CP of 3600HP. The prepared trainer should have no problem taking it down as it is a very easy raid boss to defeat. Lower level trainers, or those without ideal counters, may want to bring a friend.

After the raid, Magcargo can be caught with the following CP values 

  • 914 – 972 CP, at Level 20 with no weather boost 
  • 1142 – 1215 CP, at Level 25 with weather boost, during Sunny and Partly Cloudy weather conditions

Magcargo is a dual Fire and Rock type Pokémon. Magcargo caught from raid battles cannot be shiny. 

Magcargo Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it. The figures in our database for DPS and TDO are calculated using Level 40 Pokémon with perfect IVs.

The best counters for Magcargo are the following:

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall Water Origin Pulse Water 0 64s
2. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 0 65s
3. Garchomp (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 0 73s
4. Swampert (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 1 73s
5. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 1 79s
6. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 1 84s
7. Kyogre Waterfall Water Origin Pulse Water 1 84s
8. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 1 84s
9. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 1 94s
10. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 1 96s
11. Greninja Water Shuriken Water Hydro Cannon Water 2 89s
12. Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 1 96s
13. Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 2 91s
14. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 2 92s
15. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Scorching Sands Ground 2 92s
16. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 2 96s
17. Samurott Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 2 98s
18. Feraligatr Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 2 99s
19. Clawitzer Water Gun Water Crabhammer Water 2 98s
20. Empoleon Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 2 100s
21. Rhydon Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 1 105s
22. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground High Horsepower Ground 3 96s
23. Slowbro (Mega) Water Gun Water Surf Water 1 107s
24. Crawdaunt Waterfall Water Crabhammer Water 3 100s
25. Krookodile Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 2 105s
26. Primarina Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 2 107s
27. Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 2 105s
28. Golem Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 1 111s
29. Quaquaval Water Gun Water Liquidation Water 2 109s
30. Golurk Mud-Slap Ground Earth Power Ground 2 106s

Stats and Max CP

Magcargo FireRock
Max CP at Level 40 1702 | Max CP at Level 50 1924
ATK 139 DEF 191 HP 137
Weak To: Strong Against:
Ground, Water, Fighting, Rock Fire, Bug, Fairy, Flying, Ice, Normal, Poison


Fast Moves Charged Moves
Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock
Ember Fire Overheat Fire
Incinerate Fire Heat Wave Fire
  Rock Tomb Rock

Magcargo is a decent Pokémon to run in the Great League and some other limited time cups like the recent Sunshine Cup. So it might be useful doing these raids if you still need candy for this Pokémon. 

And that’s all, Good luck with your Magcargo raids, and until next time, trainers!

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