Oh, also I found this in the old thread too. This is way better than the Magmar entry we have now.
Magmar (Blue only) - Bottom Tier
Very Late (Pokemon Mansion)
It has the second highest Attack of any Fire-type you can use when you get it (Flareon says hi). Everything else is what you'd expect from a Fire-type.
The fact that it can learn Psychic, Submission, and Confuse Ray often makes one forget that it only knows Ember when you catch it, meaning that it'll generally be reliant on TMs until it gets to Lv. 43
and learns Fire Punch.
Ember alone isn't going to win you any fights, meaning that you'll have to either waste Psychic/Submission on it or grind it up to Lv. 39, when it learns Confuse Ray, for it to start pulling its weight in battle.
Fire is a very bad type late-game, due to the multitude of Pokemon that resist it.
As mentioned previously, Ember alone isn't going to win you any fights, and Blaine is no exception, as all of his Pokemon resist it, while they can put the hurt on Magmar with Take Down/Stomp.
While Ground is SE against Magmar, the only Pokemon that know moves of that type are Dugtrio, who's faster and would win if it uses Dig, and Rhydon, who's too slow to use Fissure effectively. Psychic takes care of the Nidos.
The only Pokemon she has that doesn't resist Fire can put Magmar to sleep.
Handily beaten if Magmar knows Psychic. Watch out for Hi Jump Kick and Submission, however.
Same as Bruno, but 2 of her Pokemon can Hypnosis you, and those 2 are faster than Magmar.
No. All of his Pokemon resist Fire and can beat Magmar 1-on-1.
Magmar is a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong skills. While it can
harm Rock-types, they aren't exactly common at the time you get it. If it could be caught earlier and learned Fire Punch and Confuse Ray earlier, it might be worthy of recognition, but it doesn't, and that is why Magmar is Bottom of the barrel.