Magby, The Live Coal Pokémon. Each time it breathes, hot embers dribble out of it's mouth and nose. It is found in volcanic craters. It's Body Temp exceeds 1,100 Degrees. It's flame it breathes is the same temperature as it's body, 1,100 Degrees. It is said that when many appear, it heralds a Volcanic Eruption. It's state of health is determined by observing it's fire. If it's fire is yellow, it is doing well...when it's tired, Black Smoke will be mixed with the fire

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Magby would have to be this:


Thunder Punch
Confuse Ray

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Magby

Ok, so this moveset works best on Magmar and if you intend to evolve Magby, then, this should work well. Anyways, if you're planning to keep Magby as a pokemon just for a fun in game team then I suggest the possibility of baton passing some stats over to it.
Flamethrower is for STAB obviously and with Magby's speed (which isn't too bad) it should be able to hit first against some pokemon. Sure, it doesn't have the best special attack but Magby cannot be used for much else other than a physical sweeper or annoyer.
Thunderpunch to cover its water weakness and Psychic as a nice special sweeping move. Confuse ray is there to give that extra help to surviving in the battle. Once evolved into Magmar, its special attack becomes greater than its attack so this is in preparation if you wish to evolve it. Also, you might want to consider Brick break over Confuse Ray, although not a Special move, will cover more types.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Speed & Special Attack for Magby with any remaining in Hit Points

Strategy Against Magby

Magby's Defenses are both below average...moreso with Physical...attack it with a volley of Physical attacks and Super Effective attacks and it'll crumble

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Magby would have to be this for the Cool Contest best with Lonely, Adament, Naughty or Brave Nature:


Iron Tail
Thunder Punch
Mega Punch
Mega Kickd

Items Attached:

Red Scarf

Strategy Using Magby

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Iron Tail, 2nd - Thunder punch, 3rd - Mega punch, 4th - Mega kick, 5th - Iron tail

Locations in Games


Trade from FR/LG


Trade from FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Breed a Female Magmar

Animé Appearences

Magby has had many Animé Appearences. Most of them are in Millennium Town as part of the Pichu Possé constantly having fun and helping out. After that, a trainer was training it for entry into the Silver Conference where it evolved in a battle. After that a trainer used it to cheat by storing it inside his Pelipper's mouth

Short 3: Pikachu & Pichu!
We, The Pichu Brothers in Balloon Strife!
Episode 264: You're A Star, Larvitar!
Episode 265: Address Unown!
Episode 286: You Said A Mouthful!
Special 9A: The Millennium Town Encounter!
Special 9B: Meowth's Part Time Job!
Episode 291: Gonna Rule The School!
Special 11A: Calling Great Detective Meowth!
Special 11B: Is Niece Azurill In Trouble?!
Pichu Bros. In Party Panic!

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