How To Get Magmarizers in Pokémon Platinum

The Magmarizer on Route 214 (Pokémon Platinum)
Magmarizer Locations
# Location Repeatable?
1 Route 214—Inside a Poké Ball to the south of Ruin Maniac Cave. No
2 Held item (5% chance) found on the following wild Pokémon:

  • Magmar (Fuego Ironworks)
Yes

The easiest way to get a Magmarizer is to pick up the one on Route 214. No HMs are required to obtain it, and you’ll have access to this area as soon as you first reach Veilstone City.

But if you need more Magmarizers then you’ll have to steal them as held items from wild Magmar.

Magmarizer Locations

Location #1: Route 214 (Step-by-Step)

The game’s first available Magmarizer is found on Route 214, south of Veilstone City.

To reach this Magmarizer, start by heading to Veilstone City and move southward from the Pokémon Center.

Heading south from the Veilstone City Pokémon Center. / Pokémon Platinum
Heading south from the Veilstone City Pokémon Center.

Continue south and leave Veilstone City using the southeastern entrance gate.

Leaving Veilstone City through the southeastern gate. / Pokémon Platinum
Leaving Veilstone City through the southeastern gate.

From here, continue south on Route 214.

Heading southward on Route 214. / Pokémon Platinum
Heading southward on Route 214.

Climb the staircase to the south and pass by Ruin Maniac Cave (still moving south).

Heading south across the hilly landscape. / Pokémon Platinum
Heading south across the hilly landscape.

Cross over the grassy field and you’ll see a Poké Ball item up the stairs in the western corner.

Turning towards the Magmarizer. / Pokémon Platinum
Turning towards the Magmarizer.

Pick up the Poké Ball item to obtain the game’s first Magmarizer.

Finding the Magmarizer on Route 214. / Pokémon Platinum
Finding the Magmarizer on Route 214.

Location #2: Stealing from Wild Magmar (Repeatable)

The second method of obtaining Magmarizers is to take them from wild Magmar. These Pokémon can only be located in the grass in front of the Fuego Ironworks.

Magmar’s location according to the Pokédex. / Pokémon Platinum
Magmar’s location according to the Pokédex.

You will need the HM for Surf to reach the Ironworks, meaning you won’t have access to it until after you’ve beaten Crasher Wake in Pastoria City.

Bear in mind that there is only a 5% chance that a wild Magmar will be holding a Magmarizer.

However, you can increase these odds up to 20% by putting together a dedicated item farming team. Our guide will help you build a team to quickly steal held items from wild Pokémon, and you’ll also be able to identify held items at the beginning of each battle.

This will save you tons of time in your search.

Where To Find Wild Magmar

When you’re ready to visit Fuego Ironworks, Fly to Floaroma Town and head east on the main road.

Heading eastward from Floaroma Town’s Pokémon Center. / Pokémon Platinum
Heading eastward from Floaroma Town’s Pokémon Center.

Leave Floaroma Town through the eastern entrance, and continue east on Route 205.

Traveling east on Route 205. / Pokémon Platinum
Traveling east on Route 205.

When you arrive at the bridge that takes you north to Eterna City, use Surf at the western edge and start heading west down the river.

Using Surf at the river and heading west. / Pokémon Platinum
Using Surf at the river and heading west.

Stay on course as the river bends to the north.

Turning northward with the river. / Pokémon Platinum
Turning northward with the river.

Ignore the clearing on your right and just continue traveling north.

Passing the clearing to the east. / Pokémon Platinum
Passing the clearing to the east.

Turn to the west with the river and you’ll see a grassy field up ahead.

Turning westward with the riverbend. / Pokémon Platinum
Turning westward with the riverbend.

When you reach the grassy field, step ashore and head north into the grassy field.

Turning north to step back onto land. / Pokémon Platinum
Turning north to step back onto land.

Search the tall grass in front of the Ironworks until you find a wild Magmar with a Magmarizer to take.

Encountering a wild Magmar. / Pokémon Platinum
Encountering a wild Magmar.

If you’re using an item-farming team, the Frisk Ability will alert you to any held items Magmar is carrying.

Identifying Magmar’s held item slot using the Frisk Ability. / Pokémon Platinum
Identifying Magmar’s held item slot using the Frisk Ability.

After discovering a Magmarizer in a Magmar’s item slot, you can use a stealing move (like Thief or Trick) or you can catch the Magmar to obtain the item.

Stealing the Magmarizer using Trick. / Pokémon Platinum
Stealing the Magmarizer using Trick.

Magmarizer Details and Uses

The in-game description of the Magmarizer. / Pokémon Platinum
The in-game description of the Magmarizer.

The Magmarizer’s sole purpose is to evolve Magmar into Magmortar via trade.

Giving Magmar a Magmarizer before trading it to another player. / Pokémon Platinum
Giving Magmar a Magmarizer before trading it to another player.

As soon as Magmar holding a Magmarizer gets traded and reaches the other player, it will evolve into Magmortar. You can then trade back afterwards.

Magmortar’s entry in the Pokédex. / Pokémon Platinum
Magmortar’s entry in the Pokédex.

Is Magmorter Good?

Magmorter has an astronomical base Special Attack stat of 125, decent Attack and Special Defense stats, and a surprisingly capable Speed stat for how hard-hitting it is.

Its biggest weaknesses are its lackluster HP and Defense.

These stats keep Magmortar from acting as a bulky tank in battle, and makes its more obvious roles things like sweeping slower-moving opponents and breaking defensive walls.

Fire is Magmortar’s only type, meaning it has five resistances (six after Fairy is introduced in Generation VI) and weaknesses to Ground-, Rock-, and Water-type attacks.

Magmortar’s Rock weakness and lack of physical bulk make it particularly vulnerable to Stealth Rock, one of the more common entry hazard traps.

Magmorter’s sub-par bulk can be mitigated by equipping it with a Choice Scarf to make its Speed more competitive. The Life Orb and Choice Specs are also excellent items for it, putting tons of extra power behind Magmortar’s already fearsome special attacks.

Overall, Magmortar can’t absorb many hits.

But by teaching it some strong special attacks (like Fire Blast, Thunderbolt, and Focus Blast) it can become a capable sweeper and wallbreaker that’s worth testing out in your team.

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