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* {{p|Haunter}} and Muk are the only two Pokémon whose weight does not change as a result of evolution.
 
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* Even though Muk's {{game|Red}}, {{game|Blue}}, and {{game|LeafGreen}} Pokédex entries state that its footprints are poisonous, Muk does not have a footprint.
 
* Even though Muk's {{game|Red}}, {{game|Blue}}, and {{game|LeafGreen}} Pokédex entries state that its footprints are poisonous, Muk does not have a footprint.
* In {{game|Platinum}}, Muk is the one of the few Pokémon not in the Sinnoh Pokédex, and not introduced in Generation IV, to have a new sprite. {{p|Meowth}}, {{p|Oddish}}, {{p|Hitmonlee}}, {{p|Ninetales}}, {{p|Primeape}}, {{p|Krabby}}, and {{p|Registeel}} are the others.
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* In {{game|Platinum}}, Muk is one of the few Pokémon not in the Sinnoh Pokédex, and not introduced in Generation IV, to have a new sprite. {{p|Meowth}}, {{p|Oddish}}, {{p|Hitmonlee}}, {{p|Ninetales}}, {{p|Primeape}}, {{p|Krabby}}, and {{p|Registeel}} are the others.
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 13:02, 6 May 2010

Grimer #088: Grimer
Pokémon
#090: Shellder Shellder
Muk
ベトベトン Betbeton
#089
089Muk.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Poison '
Category
Sludge Pokémon
Abilities
Stench or Sticky Hold
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#089
Johto
#118
Hoenn
#107
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-088
Almia
R-152
Height
3'11"
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
66.1 lbs.
Imperial
30.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F089.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Indeterminate group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 157 Battle Exp.: 1571*

Muk (Japanese: ベトベトン Betbeton) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Grimer starting at level 38.

Biology

Physiology

Muk basically look very similar to its previous form, Grimer. The main differences are that Muk is larger than Grimer, and has a wider mouth and smaller eyes. It is also usually shown with its left arm being much larger then the right one, along with a strand connecting its upper and lower lip when its mouth is open. The sludge it is made of is apparently less dense than water as it has been shown to float on it in the anime.

Gender Differences

None.

Special abilities

The toxicity of Muk's form has reached the point where a single drop of it can make an entire lake stagnant and rancid. Its footprints are toxic enough for a person to contract influenza if they are touched. Their infamous stench increases in the summertime, due to the toxic substances in its body intensifying. Their ability to exist in the environment without it becoming completely hazardous to other lifeforms may be attributed to their ability to actively control their toxins, as they would likely never want to deliberately pollute a river or spread any harmful diseases.

As a fully evolved Pokémon, Muk is capable of using the moves Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

Behavior

In the wild, Muks usually take charge of their family of Grimers and are very protective.

Habitat

This Pokémon likes warm and moist places. Groups of them accumulate in dirty places, such as garbage dumps or sewers. They sometimes also reside in dirty back alleys of towns. Despite their penchant for thriving in dirty, contaminated places, they do seem to have a limit as to how much pollution they can tolerate, as no Muk lived in the Lake Lucid of fifty years ago until some work was made on purifying it. Wild Muk are normally found only in Kanto.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Muk will eat anything that is already contaminated.

In the anime

File:3 Muk.jpg
Three 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

Six Muk appeared in The Psyduck Stops Here!.

Minor appearances

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

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

Muk is one of the Pokémon owned by Koga 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 TCG

Main article: Muk (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
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 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.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Rare (Red)
Uncommon (Blue)
Pokémon Mansion
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Uncommon Pokémon Mansion, Power Plant, trade a Kangaskhan on Cinnabar Island
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Celadon City, Routes 16, 17, and 18
Crystal
Rare Celadon City, Routes 16, 17, and 18
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Evolve Grimer
Emerald
None Evolve Grimer
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Evolve Grimer (FireRed), Pokémon Mansion (LeafGreen)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Grimer
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Grimer
Platinum
None Evolve Grimer
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon Celadon City
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

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

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Nugget Nugget (8%)
Crystal
HeartGold SoulSilver Nugget Nugget (5%)

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 V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#C183C1" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

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.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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

Grimer
Unevolved
Grimer
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 38


Muk
First evolution
Muk
 Poison 

Sprites

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

Trivia

  • Although Muk's body is very poisonous, it doesn't seem to harm Ash, Oak, Misty, Birch, or Tracey 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's English name is tied with Mew for being the shortest out of all Pokémon.
  • Haunter and Muk are the only two Pokémon whose weight does not change as a result of evolution.
  • Even though Muk's Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon LeafGreen Pokédex entries state that its footprints are poisonous, Muk does not have a footprint.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, Muk is one of the few Pokémon not in the Sinnoh Pokédex, and not introduced in Generation IV, to have a new sprite. Meowth, Oddish, Hitmonlee, Ninetales, Primeape, Krabby, and Registeel are the others.

Origin

It appears to be a pile of living sludge.

Name origin

Muk's name seems to be a corruption of muck. Its Japanese name may be derived from べとべと betobeto, sticky.

In other languages

  • German: Sleimok - From Schleim (slime) and Mok (a modification of the English muck).
  • French: Grotadmorv - From gros (big or fat) and Tadmorv (the French name for Grimer).
  • Korean: 질뻐기 Jilppagi

Related articles

External links

Notes


Grimer #088: Grimer
Pokémon
#090: Shellder Shellder
Project Pokédex logo.png This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.