Magmar Raid Counters Guide

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Magmar is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is a part of the Festival of Lights event, running from November 5th, 10 AM local time – November 14th, 8 PM local time 2021. Magmar evolves into the funky Magmortar which is quite a spice pick in the meta.

Magmar can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1298 – 1367 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1623 – 1710 CP at Level 25 with Sunny weather boost

With a mono Fire typing, it is weak to the Ground, Rock, and Water types. As such, its best counters include strong mega evolutions like Mega Blastoise, Mega Gengar, and Mega Gyarados. If you are not willing to mega evolve a Pokémon for the raid, then you can go ahead with Rhyperior, Garchomp, Kyogre, and Rampardos. For high-level trainers, Magmar is an easy solo. Trainers of lower levels can beat it if they go with a team of 2-3. 

Magmar Raid 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 best counters for Magmar are the following:

Magmar Counters
Supreme Counters
Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Great Counters
Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Kyogre Waterfall Water Surf Water
Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Rock Wrecker* Rock
Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power* Ground
Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water
Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Tyranitar Smack Down* Rock Stone Edge Rock
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Swampert Mud Shot Ground Hydro Cannon* Water

*denotes a legacy move

Stats and Max CP

Magmar Fire
Max CP at Level 40 2394 | Max CP at Level 50 2706
ATK 206 DEF 154 HP 163
Weak to Strong Against
Ground  Flying Water


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Ember Fire
  • Karate Chop Fighting
  • Fire Blast Fire
  • Fire Punch Fire
  • Flamethrower Fire

All the best, trainers!

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