Ball of Mud

The Ball of Mud (Japanese: どろだんご Ball of Mud) is a type of item introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Ball of Mud
Ball of Mud
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Ball of Mud
Pokémon Legends: Arceus artwork
Introduced in Generation VIII
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In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
LA N/A $10


One Ball of Mud is required to craft a Sticky Glob.

If the player has Balls of Mud in their satchel, they can be thrown directly at a Pokémon and will temporarily stun it. As part of Mission 22: "The Plate of Firespit Island", the player must throw Balls of Mud directly at Heatran to dissipate the flaming barrier around it and stun it, allowing the player to throw their Pokémon to initiate a battle.


Games Description
LA A ball of mud that has become stiff and hard. Hitting a Pokémon with one may stun the Pokémon, creating an opening for you to act.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
LA Highlands, Mountain, or Summit Camp (×100; from Adaman during Request 100: "Massive Mass Outbreak in the Highlands")
Highlands, Mountain, or Summit Camp (×20; reward for completing Request 100: "Massive Mass Outbreak in the Highlands")
Snowfields or Icepeak Camp (×20; reward for completing Request 101: "Massive Mass Outbreak in the Icelands")
Recurring item (Lava Dome Sanctum)
Snow piles (Alabaster Icelands)
Dropped by wild Buizel, Floatzel, Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Paras, Parasect, Psyduck, Golduck, Aipom, Ambipom, Magikarp, Gyarados, Shellos, Gastrodon, Hisuian Qwilfish, Overqwil, Carnivine, Tangela, Tangrowth, Croagunk, Toxicroak, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Goomy, Hisuian Sliggoo, Hisuian Goodra, Onix, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Bonsly, Sudowoodo, Lickitung, Lickilicky, Porygon, Porygon2, Porygon-Z, Remoraid, Octillery, Skorupi, Drapion, Glameow, Purugly, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Mantyke, Mantine, Basculin, Basculegion, Bronzor, Bronzong, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Nosepass, Probopass, Hisuian Voltorb, Hisuian Electrode, Rotom, Chingling, Chimecho, Snorunt, Glalie, Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Bergmite, Avalugg, Snover, Abomasnow, Rufflet, Hisuian Braviary, Riolu, and Lucario
Practice field (random balloon minigame reward)
Sometimes found by Ursaluna

Non-item appearances

Mud can be thrown at Pokémon in Sinnoh's Great Marsh and the Johto Safari Zone, making it easier to catch but more likely to flee.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 泥丸 Nàihyún
Mandarin 泥丸 Níwán
  French Boule de Boue
  German Lehmball
  Italian Palla di fango
  Korean 진흙경단 Jinheuk Gyeongdan
  Spanish Bola de Lodo

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