Magmortar Pokemon GO Moveset: Best Moves Available

Magmortar in Pokemon GO has a moveset of a variety of types, duetting with its November Community Day counterpart, Electrivire.
Magmortar in Pokemon GO has a moveset of a variety of types, duetting with its November Community Day counterpart, Electrivire. | Niantic Labs

Magmortar in Pokemon GO has a moveset of a variety of types, duetting with its November Community Day counterpart, Electrivire.

Niantic Labs recently featured Magmar as part of its on-going Community Day feature. On Nov. 21, trainers were able to encounter this fire-type at a dramatically increased rate than normal. Additionally, its pre-evolved form, Magby, was slated to hatch from 2 k.m. eggs exclusively for the duration of the event. Trainers who chose to evolve their captured Magmar during or two hours post-programming received another surprise—Magmortar had Thunderbolt as its charged move.

Magmortar Pokemon GO Moveset

Sorry, Niantic, but Thunderbolt is far from the best charged move for Magmortar. Trainers should focus on building Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) damage and stick with fire-type moves, instead. Its best quick move choice is Fire Spin while its best charged move is Fire Blast.

Magmortar is a pure fire-type like the rest of its evolutionary line. It has a CP ceiling of 3132, an attack stat of 247, defense of 172, and stamina of 181. At its height of power, it can have a hit point total of 154. This Pokemon does best as a PvE offense choice. However, there are far superior fire-type attackers out there due to its lack of the charged move Overheat.

As a pure fire-type, Magmortar is weak against ground, rock, and water-types. It does well against ice, grass, fairy, bug, steel, and other fire-types. Therefore, the best counters would be Kingler, Rampardos, Kyogre, Therian Landorus, Groudon, Excadrill, and Rhyperior.

Magmortar hails from the Sinnoh region with a PokeDex number of 467. It is the evolved form of Magmar, a Pokemon originally from the Kanto region. Magmortar is best known for its combat tactic of "shooting fireballs, which burn [enemies] to a blackened crisp." Trainers can evolve their Magby into Magmar with 25 candies, and then further into Magmortar with 100 candies and a Sinnoh Stone.