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
Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Great Counters
Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Waterfall Water Surf Water
Mud-Slap Ground Rock Wrecker* Rock
Mud Shot Ground Earth Power* Ground
Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Bubble Water Crabhammer Water
Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Smack Down* Rock Stone Edge Rock
Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Mud Shot Ground Hydro Cannon* Water

*denotes a legacy move

Stats and Max CP

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!

My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.