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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

Physiology

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

In Alola, Muk’s appearance changes drastically. Rather than being just purple, Alolan Muk is a mixture of bright color tones that consist of pink, green, and yellow; this gives Muk the appearance of an oil slick. In addition, crystals formed by solidified toxins cover most of Muk’s mouth and hands that gives Muk the appearance of having claws and sharp teeth.

In terms of both body size and weight, a Kantonian Muk is larger but lighter while an Alolan Muk is smaller but heavier.

Behavior

Muk's body contains highly noxious chemicals that can cause anyone nearby to faint. These chemicals also cause plant life to wither and die. Due to their ability to create pollution, Muk have been victims of extermination; some theorized that because of this, Muk would become extinct in the near future. To counteract this problem, people create sludge pools for Muks to live in.

Alolan Muk, unlike its Kantonian counterpart, produces no foul-smelling odors. Instead, all of the odors are stored within Muk's body and are in turn hardened into crystal-like structures covering its mouth and body; the "crystals" will break apart and release dangerous toxins if removed. The reason why Alolan Muk gains its bright coloration is the large quantities of trash it consumes. Alolan Muk's body contains numerous types of poison. It also preys on Trubbish and Garbodor. Although usually friendly and laidback, an Alolan Muk would consume and destroy its trainer's household items if left unfed for a prolonged period of time.

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. 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

  • Red and 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.

  • 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.

  • Emerald

    It prefers warm and humid habitats. In the summertime, the toxic substances in its body intensify, making Muk reek like putrid kitchen garbage.

  • 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.

  • Ultra Sun

    Normal Form: Their food sources have decreased, and their numbers have declined sharply. Sludge ponds are being built to prevent their extinction.
    Alola Form: There are over a hundred kinds of poison inside its body. Chemical reactions between different poisons are the source of its vitality.

  • Ultra Moon

    Normal Form: Because they scatter germs everywhere, they’ve long been targeted for extermination, leading to a steep decline in their population.
    Alola Form: What look like fangs and claws are actually crystallized poison that will afflict you at a mere touch, so don’t get too close.

  • Let's Go Pikachu

    Normal Form: Smells so awful, it can cause fainting. Through degeneration of its nose, it lost its sense of smell. Alola Form: Muk's coloration becomes increasingly vivid the more it feasts on its favorite dish–trash.

  • Let's Go Eevee

    Normal Form: Smells so awful, it can cause fainting. Through degeneration of its nose, it lost its sense of smell. Alola Form: Muk's coloration becomes increasingly vivid the more it feasts on its favorite dish–trash.


Stats

Standard form

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

Alolan form

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

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Venom Drench 100% 20 Poison Status
1 Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
1 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
4 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
7 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
12 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
15 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison Special
18 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special
21 Minimize —% 10 Normal Status
26 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
29 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
32 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
37 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
40 Gunk Shot 120 80% 5 Poison Physical
46 Acid Armor —% 20 Poison Status
52 Belch 120 90% 10 Poison Special
57 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status Type Smart 3 0 ♥
4 Harden –% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
7 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3 0 ♥
12 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 2 0 ♥
15 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison Special Type Tough 2 1 ♥
18 Minimize –% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
21 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 2 3 ♥
26 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough 2 1 ♥
29 Fling –% 10 Normal Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
32 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Smart 3 0 ♥
37 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
43 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
49 Gunk Shot 120 80% 10 Poison Special Type Tough 2 1 ♥
53 Belch 120 90% 10 Poison Special Type Tough 1 0 ♥
57 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status Type Tough 8 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status
4 Harden –% 30 Normal Status
7 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
12 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
17 Minimize –% 10 Normal Status
20 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison Special
23 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special
28 Fling –% 10 Normal Physical
33 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
42 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison Status
50 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
58 Gunk Shot 120 80% 10 Poison Special
64 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Smart 3
Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status Type Tough 3
4 Harden –% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 2
7 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
12 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 2
17 Minimize –% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2
20 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison Special Type Tough 2
23 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Type Smart 0
28 Fling –% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough 1
33 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Smart 2
36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough 2
44 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison Status Type Tough 0
54 Gunk Shot 120 80% 10 Poison Special Type Cool 3
65 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status Type Tough 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Type Smart 3 0 ♥
4 Harden –% 30 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
8 Disable 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
13 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison Type Tough 1 4 ♥
19 Minimize –% 10 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
26 Screech 85% 40 Normal Type Smart 1 3 ♥
34 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison Type Tough 1 0 ♥
47 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Type Tough 2 1 ♥
61 Memento 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 8 0 ♥

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal
Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison
Harden –% 30 Normal
Disable 100% 20 Normal
Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison
Minimize –% 10 Normal
Screech 85% 40 Normal
45 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison
60 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal
Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison
Minimize –% 10 Normal
Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison
45 Harden –% 30 Normal
53 Screech 85% 40 Normal
60 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beautiful 8 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 4 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart 1
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Type Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Type Smart 2 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Type Smart 2 1 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 1 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Ice
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM41 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM48 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM21 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Grass
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM36 Selfdestruct 130 100% 5 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM47 Explosion 170 100% 5 Normal
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Muk can learn, refer to Grimer.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Gunk Shot USUM 120 80% 5 Poison Physical
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
Gunk Shot ORAS 120 80% 5 Poison Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Block B2W2 —% 5 Normal Status
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Gunk Shot B2W2 120 70% 5 Poison Physical
Ice Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Pain Split B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Block HGSS —% 5 Normal Status Type Cute 2
Fire Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Beauty 2
Gunk Shot HGSSPt 120 70% 5 Poison Physical Type Cool 3
Ice Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Type Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
Pain Split HGSS —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 1 4 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Type Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Explosion FRLGE 250 100% 5 Normal Type Beauty 8 0 ♥
Fire Punch E 75 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
Ice Punch E 75 100% 15 Ice Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Selfdestruct XD 200 100% 5 Normal Type Beauty 8 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Electric Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Flamethrower C 95 100% 15 Fire
Thunderbolt C 95 100% 15 Electric
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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 GO Back
Muk XY Muk XY
Muk Shiny XY Muk Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Alolan Muk SM
Alolan Muk Shiny SM
Sword Shield Back

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, Weezing and 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 its capture, Ash's Muk supposedly doesn't have this trademark smell after it was sent to the lab.

Origin

Muk, in its Kantonian and Alolan forms, is based off of radioactive sludge or sludge monsters from folklore. Its Alolan Form is more heavily based off of oil slicks. The crystals attached to Alolan Muk most likely resemble sea glass, a type of glass worn down through physical and chemical changes and is usually found on beaches.

Etymology=

Muk is a corruption of the word "muck", which refers to anything that is considered polluted.

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See also

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