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Magmar is a potent wallbreaker with its great coverage and decent Speed tier. Magmar makes for a solid lead with how it can immediately pressure Pokemon like Metang and Relicanth. It can also pick off weakened Purugly and other Pokemon with Mach Punch. Magmar can also be an amazing wallbreaker mid-game, especially if it can safely get up a Substitute. It is generally vulnerable to fast Pokemon like Purguly and Electabuzz, in addition to Choice Scarf users like Golduck.
name: Life Orb Attacker
move 1: Fire Blast / Overheat
move 2: Thunder Punch
move 3: Hidden Power Grass
move 4: Mach Punch / Substitute
item: Life Orb
ability: Flame Body
nature: Naive / Hasty
evs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Fire Blast is Magmar's go-to STAB option for its surprisingly high power and strong neutral coverage in the tier, but Overheat can also be used for even more power. Magmar's wide coverage allows it to bypass plenty of Fire-resistant foes. Thunder Punch is able to OHKO Mantine, while Hidden Power Grass covers other common Fire-resistant Pokemon such as Relicanth, Rhydon, Quagsire, and Gastrodon. Mach Punch can pick off faster Pokemon such as Sneasel. Substitute is an alternative to ease prediction while avoiding potential status to make Magmar extremely threatening mid- and late-game. Flame Body can cripple faster attackers like Purugly trying to finish it off. Magmar lacks coverage for Gabite and is often checked by Purugly, making bulky Grass-types like Tangela and Bellossom solid partners. Spikes support from lead Glalie can make Magmar more threatening mid-game, as its coverage becomes more punishing, for example against Muk. Purugly is also a nice partner, as it can draw in Metang and Tangela for Magmar with U-turn, and it can clean up once Magmar has punched a few holes in teams. Similarly, Choice Scarf Gabite can freely click its STAB moves once Magmar beats Steel- and Grass-types. Magmar can also run Choice Scarf itself with Focus Blast and Sleep Talk instead of Thunder Punch and Mach Punch, but Monferno often outclasses it here given its access to U-turn. Ampharos can cover Magmar well against Water-types like Golduck, lure Gabite in to nail it with Hidden Power Ice, and potentially paralyze faster foes like Purugly with Static.
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