The Baby Fire Type Pokemon Magby can only be found if you play Shining Pearl (sorry Brilliant Diamond players), in the Pokemon Hideaway area at Volcanic Cave, Sandsear Cave, and Typhlo Cavern. But how can you evolve Magby into Magmar in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you asked? Continue reading below for the answer.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Magby Evolution
To evolve Magby into Magmar in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you need to level it up to level 30. However, you’ll need to trade the Magmar (while holding the Magmarizer item) with someone else if you want to acquire a Magmortar. Although most Magmar owners are just aiming for Magmortar since it’s considered to be one of the best Fire Pokemon, Magmar can actually hold its own with the proper setup. With the Vital Spirit Ability, it can put a wrench into enemies’ strategies that often rely on Sleep Powder, Sing, or Hypnosis. Magmar is definitely one hard counter for most Grass-type Pokemon. Read on below for more details about Magmar.
Magmar Stats and Moves
Stats (at Level 50):
- HP: 125 – 172 range
- Attack: 90 – 161 range
- Defense: 55 – 119 range
- Special Attack: 94 – 167 range
- Special Defense: 81 – 150 range
- Speed: 88 – 159 range
- Flame Body: When hit by a move that makes contact, there’s a 30% chance that the attacking Pokemon will be burned. If in your party, halves the cycles it takes for Eggs to hatch.
- Hidden Ability: Vital Spirit. Prevents it from being afflicted by sleep and cannot use Rest. If it’s set as party leader, there’s a 50% chance that random encounters will show up at their highest levels.
Strength and Weakness:
|Takes 2x Damage||Takes 1/2x Damage|
Learned Moves by Level:
- Base Level: Smog – Poison, Special Attack
- Base Level: Leer – Normal, Status Effect
- Base Level: Ember – Fire, Special Attack
- Base Level: Smokescreen – Normal, Status Effect
- Level 12: Clear Smog – Poison, Special Attack
- Level 16: Flame Wheel – Fire, Physical Attack
- Level 20: Confuse Ray – Ghost, Status Effect
- Level 24: Scary Face – Normal, Status Effect
- Level 28: Fire Punch – Fire, Physical Attack
- Level 34: Lava Plume – Fire, Special Attack
- Level 40: Low Kick – Fighting, Physical Attack
- Level 46: Flamethrower – Fire, Special Attack
- Level 52: Sunny Day – Fire, Status Effect
- Level 58: Fire Blast – Fire, Special Attack
- Level 64: Hyper Beam – Normal, Special Attack
Both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are available now on the Nintendo Switch.