Fire Veins
Slugma and Magcargo

Name Meanings


Magumaggu: pun on maguma magma,  twice Slugma: blend of slug and magma
Magukarugo: blend of maguma, magma and karugo "cargo" Magcargo: blend of magma and cargo


Game Boy Games: Gold/Silver/Crystal

Well, this is a refreshing new Pokémon. A giant Fire slug. Ew.... I think they could have come up with something better, but oh well. Slugmas are pretty weird looking Pokémon. And the first place you can find them is on routes 16, 17, and 18, which is the bike path near Cerulean City. They're around Level 27--that's the level the one I caught is. This means they start out with Smog, Ember, Rock Throw, and Harden. Level 29 gets Amnesia, and level 36 is good old Flamethrower.  And at level 38 (if I would ever train Lava) this freaky little slime thing turns into something that closely resembles a snail on fire. Meet Magcargo. Half freaky Fire thing, half Rock. I may never raise one for anything more than Dex info, so I dunno how good they are.


Game Boy Advance: Ruby/Sapphire/Colosseum/Fire Red/Leaf Green

What do you know, a fire that made the transition. And they picked Slugma? You punks! I'd rather have had Growlithe. Hell, I'd rather have had Ponyta! Le growl. Ugh. Anyways, they are on the Fiery Path. And there the punks can stay.

In Colosseum, you can get one that's a Shadow Pokémon. Battle Rollerboy Toone in the battle square in Pyrite Town. He'll start off with Slugma and some other Pokémon. Catch Slugma. And then dump him. No really, dump him in a box. Turn him to a Macargo if you want, but then ditch them. I don't like them.

And yes, they show back up on FireRed/LeafGreen, sucking ass as usual. They are on One Island in this side cave you can't access until you beat the Elite, and they can stay there. Really. They come with either Flame Body (burning) or Magma Armor, which means that they don't get Frozen. Like I care. I don't use them.



May I be honest? Wait, why am I asking? This is my site. I think these things are a little gross. First they're slugs, and then they're snails. No redeeming qualities. There's the Rock thing so they can have more moves, but that just makes them die twice as fast when you meet a water Pokémon. If it's all the same to you, I'll stick to my Vulpix.