NO, IT'S NOT THE TANK FAULT IT'S THE HEALER!!!!
Magcargo has access to a decent utility movepool and has good physical bulk. However, it has a bad HP stat, is weak of all entry hazards, and is prone to being Taunted by the likes of Jellicent and Aggron due to its low Speed. Furthermore, its typing hinders it, as its 4x weakness to Water- and Ground-type attacks make it easy for Jellicent and Mudsdale to take care of Magcargo, and its other weaknesses to Fighting- and Rock-types attacks leave it vulnerable to Pokemon like Gurdurr and Aggron. It is outclassed by Stealth Rock users like Clefairy, Mudsdale, and Regirock because of their better typing, esistance or immunity to Stealth Rock, and better abilities like Magic Guard and Stamina.
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Recover
move 2: Stealth Rock
move 3: Toxic / Yawn
move 4: Lava Plume
ability: Flame Body
evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Magcargo's goal is to set Stealth Rock, spread status to Pokemon, and stall them out with Recover, as having reliable recovery is one niche it does have as well as Flame Body to help scare out physical attackers. However, it has a hard time doing this because of its low Speed and its 4x weaknesses to Water- and Ground-types. Stealth Rock users like Clefairy, Mudsdale, and Regirock outclass this Pokemon because of their typing, better bulk, and better abilities like Magic Guard and Stamina.
- Written by: [[Magma, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[tondas, 442732], [UberSkitty, 355061]]
- Grammar checked by: [[frostration, 447027]]
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