Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters against Magcargo

Guide for the best counters against Magcargo during Battle Raids!

Magcargo is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which looks similar to a snail. It appears to be made out of magma and has a large rock on its back as a shell. Even though it is a Tier 3 Raid Boss, it is quite easy to fight against if players have the right counters to use. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Magcargo in the best way possible.

Magcargo in Pokémon Go

Magcargo is a dual-type Fire and Rock Pokémon with a maximum boss CP of 13261. It is vulnerable to Ground, Water, Fighting, and Rock-type attacks. High-level players can easily defeat Magcargo all by themselves if they are carrying optimal counters while low-level players or those who don’t have optimal counters should bring another trainer to help them in battle.

Magcargo Movesets

Pokémon Go Magcargo moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Magcargo are Incinerate and Overheat. Both of them have a combined DPS of 63.1 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include Rock Throw, Ember, Heat Wave, Stone Edge, and Rock Tomb.

Best counters against Magcargo in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Magcargo and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Kyogre: Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Slowbro (Mega): Water Gun/Surf
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Kingler: Bubble/Crabhammer
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Earth Power
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Swampert: Mud Shot/Hydro Cannon
  • Samurott: Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Landorus: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Empoleon: Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
  • Feraligatr: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Clawitzer: Water Gun/Crabhammer
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap/High Horsepower
  • Crawdaunt: Waterfall/Crabhammer
  • Rhydon: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Krookodile: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Gyarados: Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Primarina: Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Lopunny (Mega): Double Kick/Focus Blast
  • Golurk: Mud-Slap/Earth Power
  • Kangaskhan (Mega): Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Hydro Pump
  • Golem: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Donphan: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Greninja: Bubble/Hydro Pump 
Pokémon Go Magcargo
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High-level players can easily defeat Magcargo by using strong Water and Ground-type counters such as  Kyogre, Garchomp, and Blastoise. Low-level players who don’t have the best options with them can use multiple Pokémon against Magcargo or also form a team with their friends in order to seal their victory.

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