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Muk (Japanese: ベトベトン Betobeton) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It becomes a Poison/Dark-type in Generation VII.

Biology

Anatomy

Muk is a large purple mass of sludge, toxic fluids, and other filthy materials. It has two large arms that capture prey and its eyes are barely visible through the sludge.

Natural abilities

Muk can have the ability Stench or the ability Sticky Hold. Stench decreases the chances of encountering a wild Pokémon when Muk is the first party Pokémon. Sticky Hold prevents the theft of Muk's held item. A toxic fluid seeps from its body, which can instantly kill plants or trees on contact. Muk has one of the highest attack points of all Poison-type Pokémon, losing only to Toxicroak.

Evolution

Muk is the evolved form of Grimer, evolving at level 38.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Pokémon Mansion Rare (Red) Uncommon (Blue)
Yellow Pokémon Mansion, Power Plant Uncommon
Gold/Silver Celadon City, Route 16-18 Rare
Crystal Celadon City, Route 16-18 Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Evolve Grimer None
Emerald Evolve Grimer None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Grimer (FireRed), Pokémon Mansion (LeafGreen) None (FireRed) Rare (LeafGreen)
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Grimer None
Platinum Evolve Grimer None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Celadon City, Route 16-18 Rare
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X/Y Friend Safari Uncommon
OR/AS Evolve Grimer None
Sun/Moon Evolve Grimer None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Thickly covered with a filthy, vile sludge. It is so toxic, even its footprints contain poison.
Yellow
Smells so awful, it can cause fainting. Through degeneration, it lost its sense of smell.
Gold
They love to gather in smelly areas where sludge accumulates, making the stench around them worse.
Silver
Its body is made of a powerful poison. Touching it accidentally will cause a fever that requires bed rest.
Crystal
As it moves, a very strong poison leaks from it, making the ground there barren for three years.
Ruby
From Muk's body seeps a foul fluid that gives off a nose-bendingly horrible stench. Just one drop of this Pokémon's body fluid can turn a pool stagnant and rancid.
Sapphire
This Pokémon's favorite food is anything that is repugnantly filthy. In dirty towns where people think nothing of throwing away litter on the streets, Muk are certain to gather.
Emerald
It prefers warm and humid habitats. In the summertime, the toxic substances in its body intensify, making Muk reek like putrid kitchen garbage.
FireRed
It is usually undetectable because it blends in with the ground. Touching it can cause terrible poisoning.
LeafGreen
Thickly covered with a filthy, vile sludge. It is so toxic, even its footprints contain poison.
Diamond
A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
Pearl
A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
Platinum
A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
HeartGold
They love to gather in smelly areas where sludge accumulates, making the stench around them worse.
SoulSilver
Its body is made of a powerful poison. Touching it accidentally will cause a fever that requires bed rest.
Black
A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
White
A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
Black 2
A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
White 2
A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
X
They love to gather in smelly areas where sludge accumulates, making the stench around them worse.
Y
A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
Omega Ruby
From Muk's body seeps a foul fluid that gives off a nose-bendingly horrible stench. Just one drop of this Pokémon's body fluid can turn a pool stagnant and rancid.
Alpha Sapphire
This Pokémon's favorite food is anything that is repugnantly filthy. In dirty towns where people think nothing of throwing away litter on the streets, Muk are certain to gather.
Sun
Normal Form: The stench it gives off will make your nose scrunch up. Still, there are Muk fans who think that's a good thing.
Alola Form: The garbage it eats causes continuous chemical changes in its body, which produce its exceedingly vivid coloration.
Moon
Normal Form: After recent environmental improvements, this Pokémon is now hardly seen at all. People speculate that it may go extinct at some point.
Alola Form: While it's unexpectedly quiet and friendly, if it's not fed any trash for a while, it will smash its Trainer's furnishings and eat up the fragments.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
105
Attack
105
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
65
Sp. Def
100
Speed
50
Total
500

Learnset

Leveling

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 089 front Y 089 front GR 089 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 089 front S 089 front C 089 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 089 front E 089 front FRLG 089 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 089 front DP 089 front HGSS 089 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Muk BW Muk BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Muk XY Muk XY
Muk Shiny XY Muk Shiny XY
GO Back
Sun Moon Back
Alolan Muk SM
Alolan Muk Shiny SM

Appearances

Anime

Ash Muk

Ash's Muk

In the anime, Ash has a Muk after he caught it to restore the power of a town. In the episode The Fourth Round Rumble, he later used it to battle a Bellsprout owned by a trainer called Jeanette, and was able to beat it thanks to Muk being able to absorb all of Bellsprout's attacks. Finally Muk was able to finish off Bellsprout and win with a Body Slam.

Trivia

  • Muk has the shortest name of all Pokémon, tied with Mew.
  • Muk, Garbodor and their pre-evolutions are based on imagined fears that heavy pollution, caused by the leakage and improper disposal of radioactive waste, may cause, the creation of new and undesirable lives.
  • Muk, like Grimer, has a horrible stench that its sludge body produces. However, in all of the Oak's Lab scenes since it's capture, Ash's Muk supposedly doesn't have this trademark smell after it was sent to the lab.

Gallery

See also

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