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#089 Muk

official Muk artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Muk
Type Poison
Species Sludge Pokémon
Height 1.2 m (3' 11")
Weight 30 kg (66.1 lbs)
Catch rate 75

Muk's description

Muk is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #089. The Pokédex classifies it as the Sludge Pokémon.

Muk's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
질뻐기 (Jilppeogi) Grotadmorv Sleimok ベトベトン (Betbeton) 臭臭泥 / 臭臭泥 (Chòuchòuní)

Muk's resistances & weaknesses

Muk's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 1 HP, 1 Attack

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Amorphous
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Muk's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Stench Sticky Hold Poison Touch

Muk's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 105
165 320 212 414
Attack 105
99 193 172 339
Defense 75
72 139 139 273
Sp. Atk 65
63 121 128 251
Sp. Def 100
94 184 167 328
Speed 50
49 94 112 218
Total 500

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Muk's evolutions

Muk artwork by Ken Sugimori #089
Muk
Poison

Level 38

Level 38

Muk's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueThickly covered with a filthy, vile sludge. It is so toxic, even its footprints contain poison.
1YellowSmells so awful, it can cause fainting. Through degeneration, it lost its sense of smell.
1StadiumBecomes indistinguishable if it hides in dirt. Touching its sludge-covered body causes horrible poisonings.
2GoldThey love to gather in smelly areas where sludge accumulates, making the stench around them worse.
2SilverIts body is made of a powerful poison. Touching it accidentally will cause a fever that requires bed rest.
2CrystalAs it moves, a very strong poison leaks from it, making the ground there barren for three years.
2Stadium 2They love to gather in smelly areas where sludge accumulates, making the stench around them worse.
3RubyFrom 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.
3SapphireThis 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.
3EmeraldIt prefers warm and humid habitats. In the summertime, the toxic substances in its body intensify, making Muk reek like putrid kitchen garbage.
3FireRedIt is usually undetectable because it blends in with the ground. Touching it can cause terrible poisoning.
3LeafGreenThickly covered with a filthy, vile sludge. It is so toxic, even its footprints contain poison.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumA toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
4HeartGoldThey love to gather in smelly areas where sludge accumulates, making the stench around them worse.
4SoulSilverIts body is made of a powerful poison. Touching it accidentally will cause a fever that requires bed rest.
5Black, WhiteA toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
5Black 2, White 2It's so stinky! Muk's body contains toxic elements, and any plant will wilt when it passes by.
6XThey love to gather in smelly areas where sludge accumulates, making the stench around them worse.
6YA toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
6Omega RubyFrom 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.
6Alpha SapphireThis 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.
7SunThe stench it gives off will make your nose scrunch up. Still, there are Muk fans who think that's a good thing.
7MoonAfter recent environmental improvements, this Pokémon is now hardly seen at all. People speculate that it may go extinct at some point.
7Ultra SunTheir food sources have decreased, and their numbers have declined sharply. Sludge ponds are being built to prevent their extinction.
7Ultra MoonBecause they scatter germs everywhere, they've long been targeted for extermination, leading to a steep decline in their population.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Smells so awful, it can cause fainting. Through degeneration of its nose, it lost its sense of smell.

Muk's variants

Alolan Muk

official Alolan Muk artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Alolan Muk
Type PoisonDark
Species Sludge Pokémon
Height 1 m (3' 3")
Weight 52 kg (114.6 lbs)
Catch rate75

Alolan Muk's description

Alolan Muk is a Poison- / Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 7. The Pokédex classifies it as the Sludge Pokémon.

Alolan Muk's resistances & weaknesses

GrassPoisonGroundGhostDark
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Alolan Muk's rearing

Training
Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 1 HP, 1 Attack
Breeding
Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Amorphous
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Alolan Muk's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Gluttony Poison Touch Power of Alchemy

Alolan Muk's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 105
165 320 212 414
Attack 105
99 193 172 339
Defense 75
72 139 139 273
Sp. Atk 65
63 121 128 251
Sp. Def 100
94 184 167 328
Speed 50
49 94 112 218
Total 500

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Alolan Muk's Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex entry
SunThe garbage it eats causes continuous chemical changes in its body, which produce its exceedingly vivid coloration.
MoonWhile 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 SunThere are over a hundred kinds of poison inside its body. Chemical reactions between different poisons are the source of its vitality.
Ultra MoonWhat 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!Muk’s coloration becomes increasingly vivid the more it feasts on its favorite dish—trash.
Let's Go, Eevee!Muk’s coloration becomes increasingly vivid the more it feasts on its favorite dish—trash.