Magcargo Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Magcargo counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Magcargo Pokémon GO counters are Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, Mega Garchomp, Mega Swampert, Shadow Kyogre, Shadow Garchomp, and Mega Blastoise. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Magcargo in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #1
          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SwampertMega Swampert
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow KyogreShadow Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlastoiseMega Blastoise
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *60.033783.1064s138.9
          2.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *59.803769.0065s138.4
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *52.213749.2073s124.1
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *52.743523.6173s123.5
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *56.102455.9171s120.5
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *49.572675.3179s111.1
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *49.612451.3179s109.2
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 47.862668.9181s108.0
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *48.452271.8181s105.5
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KinglerShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 54.391424.9277s105.2
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 45.892673.7184s104.5
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 55.251257.2277s103.8
          13.Thumbnail image of KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *46.702418.9184s103.8
          14.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *46.722267.6184s102.5
          15.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *49.561658.2282s100.8
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FeraligatrShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *48.131724.3284s99.2
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EmpoleonShadow EmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *48.431600.3284s98.2
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 52.841089.9382s97.3
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhydonShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 44.312104.8189s96.8
          20.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *41.132624.2194s95.4
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CrawdauntShadow CrawdauntWaterWaterfall WaterCrabhammer 50.041154.8385s94.3
          22.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 39.872628.9196s93.1
          23.Thumbnail image of GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *45.721451.0289s92.0
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GyaradosShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 46.091359.7289s91.3
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolurkShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 45.931336.0290s90.7
          26.Thumbnail image of SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *40.232232.5196s90.7
          27.Thumbnail image of KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 45.091401.4291s90.3
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolemShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 41.881864.8194s90.3
          29.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 45.381231.4292s88.4
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow DonphanShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 42.761472.8294s87.5
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Magcargo in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Magcargo CP range from Raids

          Magcargo can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 914 CP to 972 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1142 CP to 1215 CP with Sunny and Partly Cloudy weather boost

          Magcargo weaknesses

          Magcargo type chart

          When fighting Magcargo, keep in mind the that Fire and Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Ground, Water, Fighting, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Flying, Ice, Normal, Poison, and Fire type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          GroundGround256.0%
          WaterWater256.0%
          FightingFighting160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FireFire39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          IceIce62.5%
          NormalNormal62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Magcargo Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Water220.0%
          • rainRain
          Ground130.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting18.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Rock18.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dragon8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Magcargo in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Magcargo down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.