Pokemon Sword And Shield: Isle of Armor - Magmar Evolution


Another beloved fire-type, Magmortar, has returned in Pokemon Sword and Shield’s DLC pack, Isle of Armor. Magmortar is fantastic against defensive teams but lacks a bit during offensive ones because of its underwhelming speed stat not allowing for safe wall breaking opportunities.

You can catch any of the three iterations, Magby, Magmar, or Magmortar, or you can catch and evolve a Magmar into Magmortar.

How to Evolve a Magmar into Magmortar?

In order to get Magmortar, you must trade Magmar while holding a Magmarizer. This was an item that, in previous generations, wild Magmars would be holding when caught. This time around, to find the special evolution item, Magmarizer, you’ll need to explore the Crown Tundra. Find an area named Tunnel to the Top. The Magmarizer is in this area on one of the cliff paths that connect the upper and lower areas together. It’s in the area with the wandering Salamence, in the corner of the room.

To get Magmortar, you must trade Magmar while holding a Magmarizer.
To get Magmortar, you must trade Magmar while holding a Magmarizer.

Catching Magmortar in the Wild

If you cannot trade, you can find Magmortar in the wild as well. It’s much rarer than the Magby and Magmar, and it would be easier to just get the Magmarizer, but if that isn’t an option, try catching Magmortar in the wild. You’ll need the weather to be "Intense Sun" and to search Ballimere Lake, Giant’s Bed, Frigid Sea, Snowslide Slope, and Slippery Slope within the Crown Tundra for your chance at catching Magmortar in the wilds.

You can also encounter and catch Magmortar in the wild
You can also encounter and catch Magmortar in the wild
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