Last modified on 8 December 2014, at 14:18

Muk (Pokémon)

Grimer #088: Grimer
Pokémon
#090: Shellder Shellder
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Muk (disambiguation).
Muk
Sludge Pokémon
ベトベトン
Betbeton
#089
Muk

Muk

Muk

Muk
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Stench or Sticky Hold Cacophony
Cacophony
Poison Touch
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Muk

Mega Muk Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#089
Kanto
#118
Johto
#112
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#065
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-088
Fiore
R-152
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
157
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
1
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F089.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Muk (Japanese: ベトベトン Betbeton) is a Poison-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Grimer starting at level 38.

Biology

Muk is a large, sticky, amorphous Pokémon, made of living purple sludge. It has two small eyes with beady black pupils. It also has an enormous mouth with a grey tongue and strands of ooze connecting its top and bottom jaws. While it has no visible legs, it does have two arms with three fingers on each hand. However, it typically keeps one hand tucked in while it extends the other hand.

It is a living biohazard, leaking toxins that instantly kill all plant life it touches. Even it being in close proximity to plants will cause them to wilt and die. Extreme caution is advised in avoiding any contact with this Pokémon, as an accidental brush up can lead to severe sickness. The effects of this Pokémon can leave the landscape barren for three years.

In dirty residential areas where people throw trash into the streets, it is almost certain to appear. It will readily consume nearly any waste or refuse generated by people and Pokémon alike. It can be found in heavily polluted bodies of water, cities and factories.

In the anime

Muk in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Muk

Ash captured a Muk in Sparks Fly for Magnemite. It was transferred to Professor Oak's lab. Ash's Muk is always trying to smother Prof. Oak. The first time Ash used his Muk in battle was in The Fourth Round Rumble, as a trump card against a Bellsprout that had already defeated his Bulbasaur and Pikachu.

Other

A Muk appeared under the ownership of Attila during The Legend of Thunder!.

Six Muk appeared in The Psyduck Stops Here!.

A Muk appeared in Secrets From Out of the Fog! under the ownership of a Team Plasma Grunt.

Minor appearances

Four Muk were among the Pokémon competing in the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix in The Fire-ing Squad!.

A Muk was one of the sick Pokémon in a Pokémon Center in Carrying On!.

A Muk appears in a flashback in The Joy of Water Pokémon as a former inhabitant of Lake Lucid before becoming the clean lake it is now.

A Muk appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Muk made a brief appearance under the ownership of a Trainer in the Lily of the Valley Conference in An Old Family Blend!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP030 Muk Ash's Pokédex Muk, Grimer's evolved form. Use extreme caution as its slimy form contains poison.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP087 Muk Dawn's Pokédex Muk, the Sludge Pokémon. A horribly toxic liquid seeps out of its body.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Muk debuts in You know... Articuno! where it was used in by a Team Rocket Grunt to attack Red.

Muk is one of the Pokémon owned by Koga in ''Karate Machop! in Pokémon Adventures, used in his attack on Articuno. Muk is seen again during the Elite Four saga, used by Koga to shield himself from the debris of the collapsing Cerise Island.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Muk

Ash has a Muk that he caught off-screen. It was used in the Indigo League where it fought and defeated Jeannette Fisher's Bellsprout.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giovanni sent out Muk to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!.

Koga was revealed to have a Muk when Red battled Karen of the Johto Elite Four.

In the TCG

Main article: Muk (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red Thickly covered with a filthy, vile sludge. It is so toxic, even its footprints contain poison.
Blue
Yellow Smells so awful, it can cause fainting. Through degeneration, it lost its sense of smell.
Stadium Becomes indistinguishable if it hides in dirt. Touching its sludge-covered body causes horrible poisonings.
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 They love to gather in smelly areas where sludge accumulates, making the stench around them worse.
Generation III
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.
Generation IV
Diamond A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V
Black A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid instantly kills plants and trees on contact.
White
Black 2 It's so stinky! Muk's body contains toxic elements, and any plant will wilt when it passes by.
White 2
Generation VI
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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Mansion
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Mansion
Yellow
Pokémon Mansion, Power Plant
Trade Kangaskhan on Cinnabar Island
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 16, 17, and 18
Celadon City (Surfing)
Crystal
Routes 16, 17, and 18
Celadon City (Surfing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Grimer
Emerald
Evolve Grimer
FireRed
Evolve Grimer
LeafGreen
Pokémon Mansion
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Grimer
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Grimer
Platinum
Evolve Grimer
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 16, 17, and 18, Safari Zone
Celadon City, Safari Zone (Surfing)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Castelia Sewers (Fishing or Surfing in rippling water)SpringSummer
Route 9
Route 9 (Hidden Grotto)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Poison)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Cave
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Grimer
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve Grimer
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 16
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Grimer
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger Waterworks
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Rumble Eternal Tower
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Everspring Valley (post ending)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Nugget Nugget (8%)
Crystal
HeartGold SoulSilver Nugget Nugget (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Toxic Orb Toxic Orb (1%) Black Sludge Black Sludge (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 105
165 - 212 320 - 414
Attack: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 65.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Total
13/24 ★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 XY   ORAS   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
0011 0011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35 ???  ?  ?
0011 0011 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 40 ???  ?  ?
0011 0011 Harden Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30 ???  ?  ?
0011 0011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
0044 0044 Harden Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30 ???  ?  ?
0077 0077 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
01212 01212 Disable Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20 ???  ?  ?
01515 01515 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 20 ???  ?  ?
02121 01818 Mud Bomb Ground Special 06565 085}}85% 10 ???  ?  ?
01818 02121 Minimize Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 ???  ?  ?
02929 02626 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
02626 02929 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
03737 03232 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
03232 03737 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40 ???  ?  ?
N/AN/A 03838 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20 ???  ?  ?
04949 04040 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5 ???  ?  ?
04343 04646 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 —}}—% 20 ???  ?  ?
05353 05252 Belch Poison Special 120120 090}}90% 10 ???  ?  ?
05757 05757 Memento Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 10 ???  ?  ?
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Muk obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Muk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Muk
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Muk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Muk
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
GulpinSwalotEelektrik Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusLitwick
Lampent
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
KoffingWeezingYamaskCofagrigus Haze Ice Status —% 30
RaltsKirliaGardevoirGalladeLitwickLampent Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengar Lick Ghost Physical 30 100% 30
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusDuskullDusclops
DusknoirYamaskCofagrigus
Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
CofagrigusPumpkabooGourgeist Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
HaunterGengarDusclopsDusknoir Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 60 —% 20
ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb
PumpkabooGourgeist
Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 40 100% 30
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Muk in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Muk in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Muk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Muk
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Block Normal Status —% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 80% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Pain Split Normal Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Thunder Punch Electric Physical 75 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Muk can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Muk cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Muk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Muk
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Muk
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Muk
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin089.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS089.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani089.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP089.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Poison Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP Touch me at the risk of your health!
26%-50% HP My HP's gone down to half...
1%-25% HP I'm done for... I wish I lived a better life...
Level up I leveled up! It fills me with glee!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up! It fills me with glee!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP089.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Poison  Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
( Poison )
Field move: None
Loops: 10 Min. exp.: 58 Max. exp.: 78
Browser entry  
Muk heads right for the Capture Disc. It hurls big globs of sludge.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Poison  Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
( Poison )
Field move: Crush 3 field move.png
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting poison and letting loose poisonous fog.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

088Grimer.png
Unevolved
Grimer
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 38
089Muk.png
First evolution
Muk
 Poison 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 089.png Spr b g1 089.png Spr 1y 089.png Spr b g1 089.png Spr 1g 089.png Spr b g1 089.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 089.png Spr b 2g 089.png Spr 2s 089.png Spr b 2g 089.png Spr 2c 089.gif Spr b 2c 089.png
Spr 2g 089 s.png Spr b 2g 089 s.png Spr 2s 089 s.png Spr b 2g 089 s.png Spr 2c 089 s.gif Spr b 2g 089 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 089.png Spr b 3r 089.png Spr 3e 089.gif Spr b 3r 089.png Spr 3f 089.png Spr b 3f 089.png
Spr 3r 089 s.png Spr b 3r 089 s.png Spr 3e 089 s.gif Spr b 3r 089 s.png Spr 3f 089 s.png Spr b 3f 089 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 089.png Spr b 4d 089.png Spr 4p 089.png Spr b 4d 089.png Spr 4h 089.png Spr b 4h 089.png
Spr 4d 089 s.png Spr b 4d 089 s.png Spr 4p 089 s.png Spr b 4d 089 s.png Spr 4h 089 s.png Spr b 4d 089 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 089.png Spr b 5b 089.png Spr 5b 089.png Spr b 5b 089.png
Spr 5b 089 s.png Spr b 5b 089 s.png Spr 5b 089 s.png Spr b 5b 089 s.png
Front Back Front Back
089MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Muk images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Although Muk's body is very poisonous, it doesn't seem to harm Ash and the others when Muk is 'hugging' them. This is probably because it is able to control whether it gives off poison or not, similar to how Ponyta can choose whether or not to burn the person that touches it. Croagunk is another Pokémon which is able to control the amount of poison it uses via its fingertips when using Poison Jab, or Sharpedo activating its Ability, Rough Skin.
  • Muk is tied with Mew for the shortest English name out of all Pokémon.
  • Muk shares similar traits to Weezing and Garbodor. All three Pokémon are pure Poison types with a single pre-evolution, roughly the same base stat totals and evolution levels, and appear to be based on a different kind of pollution; Muk being water pollution.

Origin

It appears to be a pile of living sludge. Muk may also be based on the imagined fear that heavy pollution, caused by the leakage and/or improper disposal of toxic/radioactive waste, may result in the creation of new and undesirable life.

Name origin

Muk is a corruption of muck (generally something filthy).

Betbeton may be derived from べとべと betobeto (sticky).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ベトベトン Betbeton From べとべと betobeto
France Flag.png French Grotadmorv From gros and Tadmorv
Spain Flag.png Spanish Muk Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sleimok From Schleim and muck
Italy Flag.png Italian Muk Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 질뻐기 Jilppeogi From 질퍽하다 Jilpeoghada


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