Muk (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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
Alolan Muk
Alolan Muk



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Poison Unknown
Muk
Poison Dark
Alolan Muk
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Stench or Sticky Hold
Muk
Poison Touch or Gluttony
Alolan Muk
Cacophony
Poison Touch
Muk Hidden Ability
Power of Alchemy
Alolan Muk Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Muk
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Muk
3'03" 1.0 m
Alolan Muk
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg
Muk
114.6 lbs. 52.0 kg
Alolan Muk
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
157
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Muk
1
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Alolan Muk
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
Shape
Body04.png
Footprint
F089.png None.png
Alolan Muk
Pokédex color
Purple
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Grimer starting at level 38.

In Alola, Muk has a dual-type Poison/Dark regional form. It evolves from Alolan 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 gray 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.

Muk 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. It will readily consume nearly any waste or refuse generated by people and Pokémon alike. Muk's body produces a powerful odor that can cause fainting. However, despite the risk Muk's stench contains, some fans of Muk believe its stench is a good thing.

Muk can be found in heavily polluted bodies of water, factories and cities, where groups can gather to consume trash that people threw away into the streets. However, Muk's population has declined due to recent environmental improvements and extermination efforts. This has led some to believe that it will go extinct at some point; sludge ponds are being built to prevent its extinction.

Alolan Muk has a more vibrant coloration, consisting of green, pink, and yellow stripes with thin blue bands in-between. The green, yellow, and pink stripes are capable of shifting downwards while the blue stays in place. It has various white, crystallized poison shards protruding from parts of its body, especially from its mouth and fingers, giving the impression of claws and fangs. It has blue eyes with a black space behind them and a bright blue tongue. Its vivid coloration is a result of the garbage it eats, which causes chemical changes in its body. Its body contains over a hundred different kinds of poisons.

Alolan Muk is unexpectedly quiet and friendly. However, if it is not fed trash for a while, its hunger will compel it to destroy its Trainer's furnishings for food. It is thought that it cannot maintain its energy without a constant source of toxins, which causes its voracious appetite. The crystals covering its body have a tendency to break off, which makes it extremely difficult to deal with due to the concentrated toxins contained within them. Unlike Kantonian Muk, Alolan Muk does not produce a foul stench due to its toxins being contained within its body.[1] Alolan Muk preys on Trubbish and Garbodor.

In the anime

Main series

 
Muk and Alolan Muk in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Muk

In Sparks Fly for Magnemite, Ash caught a Muk after it caused trouble at the Gringey City power plant. Immediately afterwards, it was transferred to Professor Oak's lab. Since then, it has always tried to smother Professor Oak. In The Fourth Round Rumble, Ash first used Muk in battle against Jeanette Fisher's Bellsprout, which had already defeated his Bulbasaur and Pikachu.

Other

In The Legend of Thunder!, Attila used a Muk to stop Vincent's Meganium and Jimmy's Typhlosion from freeing Raikou, but it was defeated by Little Miss.

Six Muk appeared in The Psyduck Stops Here!. Three of them invaded Lake Psyduck before being sent to a more appropriate home lake.

In Secrets From Out of the Fog!, a Team Plasma Grunt used a Muk to battle Ash and his friends, but it was defeated by Iris's Excadrill's Focus Blast.

In A Young Royal Flame Ignites!, the Revengers used an Alolan Muk to help Viren during his Battle Royal by distracting Incineroar.

In Healing the Healer!, a group of Pokémon hunters used a Muk to poison a lake in an attempt to draw the attention of Suicune. Once Goh caught Suicune, it was used to battle Ash and Goh before eventually being defeated.

Minor appearances

In The Fire-ing Squad!, four Muk competed in the Fire and Rescue Grand Prix. They faced off against Ash's team and were able to put the fire out first.

In Carrying On!, an ill Muk was in Way Away Island's Pokémon Center.

In a flashback in The Joy of Water Pokémon, a Muk lived in Lake Lucid before it became the clean lake it is now.

A Muk appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In An Old Family Blend!, a Trainer's Muk competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

In Racing to a Big Event!, an Alolan Muk was eating the pancakes that were dropped during the Pancake Race.

In Alola, Kanto!, a Trainer's Alolan Muk was compared to Ash's Muk.

In This Magik Moment!, a Trainer's Alolan Muk competed on Alola Pokémon Quiz.

In Crowning the Chow Crusher!, a Scientist's Muk competed in the Pokémon Grand Eating Contest.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP087 Muk Dawn's Pokédex Muk, the Sludge Pokémon. A horribly toxic liquid seeps out of its body.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

 
Muk in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, a Team Plasma Grunt's Muk surrounded Nate, Hugh, and Cheren aboard the Plasma Frigate.

In the manga

 
Alolan Muk in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Muk

Ash's Muk only appeared on the scoreboard in One Half Of A Poké Ball.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

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 Jeanette Fisher's Bellsprout.

Pokémon Adventures

Muk debuted in You know... Articuno!, where it was used in by Harry to help Team Rocket on their mission to get Articuno. When Red tried to stop them, Harry sent Muk against Red's Gyara. It was eventually frozen by Articuno.

Muk is one of the Pokémon owned by Koga in Karate Machop!, where it was used on Cerise Island to battle the Elite Four, and proved useful in Koga's survival after the island began to crumble. In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, it was used during the Circle Push event of the Pokéathlon.

A Muk appeared in a fantasy in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming.

A Muk appeared in a flashback as one of the Pokémon trained by the International Police in Innocent Scientist.

Multiple Muk appeared in Angry Boy, under the ownership of Team Plasma Grunts.

Multiple Muk appeared in a flashback in Abyssal Ruins, under the ownership of Team Plasma Grunts.

In Darkness!! The Mysterious Claws of Necrozma!, Moon's Alolan Grimer was revealed to have evolved into a Muk.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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

A Muk appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

Koga was revealed to have a Muk when Red battled Karen.

In the TCG

Main article: Muk (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#089
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 Johto
#117
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 Hoenn
#107
Kanto
#089
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#118
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 Unova
B2W2: #065
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#112
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.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #051
Alola
USUM: #058
Kanto
#089
Sun The stench it gives off will make your nose scrunch up. Still, there are Muk fans who think that's a good thing.
Moon After recent environmental improvements, this Pokémon is now hardly seen at all. People speculate that it may go extinct at some point.
Ultra Sun Their food sources have decreased, and their numbers have declined sharply. Sludge ponds are being built to prevent their extinction.
Ultra Moon Because they scatter germs everywhere, they've long been targeted for extermination, leading to a steep decline in their population.
Let's Go Pikachu Smells so awful, it can cause fainting. Through degeneration of its nose, it lost its sense of smell.
Let's Go Eevee
Alolan Muk
Sun The garbage it eats causes continuous chemical changes in its body, which produce its exceedingly vivid coloration.
Moon 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 There are over a hundred kinds of poison inside its body. Chemical reactions between different poisons are the source of its vitality.
Ultra Moon 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 Muk's coloration becomes increasingly vivid the more it feasts on its favorite dish–trash.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond A toxic fluid seeps from its body. The fluid kills plants and trees immediately upon contact.
Shining Pearl


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Mansion
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Mansion
Yellow
Pokémon Mansion, Power Plant
Trade Kangaskhan at the Pokémon Lab 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
Celadon City (Surfing)
Safari Zone (tall grass in Marshland with 8 Waterside points; Surfing in Marshland with 16 Waterside points)
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)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Grimer
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Grimer
Pokémon Bank Kantonian Form
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Grimer
Pokémon Bank Kantonian Form
Let's Go Pikachu
Pokémon Mansion, Power Plant Kantonian Form
Evolve Grimer Alolan Form
Let's Go Eevee
Trade
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Grimer Kantonian Form
Unobtainable Alolan Form
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Cave
Pinball
Evolve Grimer
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Grimer
Trozei!
Secret Storage 16, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Grimer
Ranger
Waterworks
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Everspring Valley (post-ending)
Rumble U
Melodious Woodland: Major Clean-Up
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Fr
Shuffle
Albens Town: Stage 234 Kantonian Form
Event: Muk Appears Alolan Form
Rumble World
Dark Land: Forgotten Forest (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinalKantonian Form
Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal Alolan Form
Generation VIII
MD DX
Silver Trench (60F-69F), Western Cave (2F-19F Fainted Pokémon), Murky Cave (2F-19F Fainted Pokémon), Far-Off Sea (60F-69F)
Masters EX
Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Grimer


Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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

Alolan Muk has the same base stats as Kantonian Muk.

Pokéathlon stats

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


Type effectiveness

Muk

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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:

Alolan Muk

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

Learnset

Muk is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
Evo.Evo. Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100100% 20
044 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
077 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1212 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1515 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100100% 20
1818 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
2121 Minimize Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2626 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
2929 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100100% 10
3232 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100100% 10
3737 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4040 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 08080% 5
4646 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 —% 20
5252 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
5757 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
  • 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM19  TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM36  TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM52  TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM64  TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM79  TM79 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM84  TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
      
   
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
   Haze Ice Status —% 30
     Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
    Lick Ghost Physical 30 100% 30
      
  
Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
   Power-Up Punch^ Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
   Scary Face^ Normal Status 100% 10
     Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 60 —% 20
       Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 40 100% 30
     Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
     Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
     Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Muk in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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

Muk

Pokémon Pinball
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist:  
Poison
Field move: None
Loops: 10 Min. exp.: 58 Max. exp.: 78
Browser entry R-088
Muk heads right for the Capture Disc. It hurls big globs of sludge.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist:  
Poison
Field move:  
(Crush ×3)
Browser entry R-152
It attacks by spitting poison and letting loose poisonous fog.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.98 seconds Base HP: 60
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Poison
  Attack Power: 70 - 125   10

#326
 

Power of 4+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Block Shot
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 233 Base Attack: 190 Base Defense: 172
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Infestation*, Poison Jab, Lick, Acid×
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Gunk Shot, Sludge Wave, Thunder Punch*, Acid Spray*, Frustration, Return

Alolan Muk

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#326
 

Counterattack+
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.98 seconds Base HP: 60
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 233 Base Attack: 190 Base Defense: 172
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Poison Jab, Snarl*
Charged Attacks: Dark Pulse, Gunk Shot, Sludge Wave, Acid Spray*

Evolution

Muk

 
Unevolved
Grimer
 Poison 
 
Level 38
 
First evolution
Muk
 Poison 


Alolan Muk

 
Unevolved
Grimer
 Poison  Dark 
 
Level 38
 
First evolution
Muk
 Poison  Dark 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
   
   
Generation VIII
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  For other sprites and images, please see Muk images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Muk shares similar traits to Weezing and Garbodor. All three Pokémon are pure Poison-type Pokémon with a single pre-evolved form, roughly the same base stat totals and evolution levels, and appear to be based on a different kind of pollution; Muk being water pollution.
  • Alolan Muk and its Alolan pre-evolved form were designed by Hitoshi Ariga.[2]
  • Muk is tied with Mew for the shortest English name of all Pokémon.

Origin

Muk appears to be a pile of living sludge. It 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. It may also be based on Dorotabō, a one-eyed, three-fingered yōkai that rises from the mud of neglected, overgrown rice fields.

Alolan Muk may be based on an oil slick, particularly the rainbow colors that are produced when a thin layer of oil floats on top of water; this is due to a phenomenon called thin-film interference. In the real world, oil spills are a major threat to ecosystems in the world's oceans and particularly in Hawaii, which Alola is based on.

Name origin

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

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

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ベトベトン Betbeton From べとべと betobeto and ton
  French Grotadmorv From gros and Tadmorv
  Spanish Muk Same as English name
  German Sleimok From Schleim and muck
  Italian Muk Same as English name
  Korean 질뻐기 Jilppeogi From 질퍽하다 jilpeoghada and 질퍽이 Jilpeogi
  Mandarin Chinese 臭臭泥 Chòuchòuní From chòu reduplicated and
  Cantonese Chinese 臭臭泥 Chauchaunàih*
爛泥獸 Laahnnàihsau*
From chau reduplicated and nàih
From 爛泥 laahnnàih and sau


Related articles

Notes

External links


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