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* Slugma's shiny form seems to depict it as cooled and hardened magma.
 
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* Slugma's {{2v2|Gold|Silver}} sprite shows its eyes as parts of its "ears," but in later generations the eyes were moved to the top of its head.
 
* Slugma's {{2v2|Gold|Silver}} sprite shows its eyes as parts of its "ears," but in later generations the eyes were moved to the top of its head.
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* Despite being a Generation II Pokémon, it was actually native to Kanto in Pokémon [[Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions|Gold, Silver]], and [[Pokémon Crystal Version|Crystal]]. The same is true for {{p|Murkrow}} and {{p|Houndour}}.
   
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===

Revision as of 14:14, 4 July 2009

Ursaring #217: Ursaring
Pokémon
#219: Magcargo Magcargo
Slugma
マグマッグ Magmag
#218
218Slugma.png
Artwork from G/S/C
Type
Fire '
Category
Lava Pokémon
Abilities
Magma Armor or Flame Body
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#211
Hoenn
#103
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'04"
Imperial
0.7 m
Metric
Weight
77.2 lbs.
Imperial
35.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
 F218.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Indeterminate group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 78 Battle Exp.: 781*

Slugma (Japanese: マグマッグ Magmag) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Magcargo starting at level 38.

Biology

Physiology

Slugma are fiery Pokémon that appear to consist entirely out of magma. They appear to resemble slugs, with a pair of bright yellow eyes on short stalks and a small mouth. The magma inside its body acts as a circulatory system, transferring vital nutrients and oxygen throughout their bodies. These Pokémon have to constantly keep moving to keep the magma in a liquid state - if it cooled the magma would harden and turn to rock.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Behavior

Slugma have to keep moving in order to keep warm; if they stopped moving, the magma would cool and become rock, which would eventually break off and reduce this Pokémon's size. For this reason they never sleep.

Habitat

Naturally, Slugma prefer warmer regions where they can keep their magma hot, so they are often found in volcanic regions.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

It is not known what these Pokémon eat, presumably they consume soil and rocks to both keep the volume of their magma and collect vital nutrients for their bodies.

In the anime

Slugma made its debut in the anime as one of Macey's Pokémon in Tie One On! and was used in her battle against Ash in the Silver Conference. At the end of the episode it had evolved into Magcargo.

A Slumga also appeared in What You Seed is What You Get.

Flannery had two Slugma named Mag and Meg, one of which evolved to Magcargo in Poetry Commotion!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG041 Slugma May's Pokédex Slugma, the Lava Pokémon. Slugma have intensely hot magma which circulates throughout their bodies carrying oxygen and nutrients to their organs.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

A trio of Slugma first appeared in Template:PSV. Professor Oak tried to capture them at the beginning of the volume, but failed. The Slugma later appeared outside Earl's Pokémon Academy at Violet City where they were captured by Crystal.

Mack uses his Slugma to create illusions by generating waves of distorted air via heat, forcing targets to relive their worst memories.

In the TCG

Main article: Slugma (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It never sleeps. It has to keep moving because if it stopped, its magma body would cool and harden.
Silver A common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places.
Crystal These group together in areas that are hotter than normal. If it cools off, its skin hardens.
Stadium 2 It never sleeps. It has to keep moving because if it stopped, its magma body would cool and harden.
Generation III
Ruby Molten magma courses throughout Slugma's circulatory system. If this Pokémon is chilled, the magma cools and hardens. Its body turns brittle and chunks fall off, reducing its size.
Sapphire Slugma does not have any blood in its body. Instead, intensely hot magma circulates throughout this Pokémon's body, carrying essential nutrients and oxygen to its organs.
Emerald It is a species of Pokémon that lives in volcanic areas. If its body cools, its skin hardens and immobilizes it. To avoid that, it sleeps near magma.
FireRed A common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places.
LeafGreen It never sleeps. It has to keep moving because if it stopped, its magma body would cool and harden.
Generation IV
Diamond Its body is made of magma. If it doesn't keep moving, its body will cool and harden.
Pearl Its body is made of magma. If it doesn't keep moving, its body will cool and harden.
Platinum Its body is made of magma. If it doesn't keep moving, its body will cool and harden.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
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 II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Routes 16, 17, 18
Crystal
Uncommon Routes 16, 17, 18 (Day)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Uncommon Fiery Path
Emerald
Uncommon Fiery Path, Route 113
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Mt. Ember
Colosseum
One Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Stark Mountain
Platinum
??? Stark Mountain
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
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 Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Phobosphere
Endless Level 49
Forever Level 49
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Blaze (1F-12F)
Fiery Field (1F-5F)
Oddity Cave (B6-B10)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
Steam Cave (1F-8F)
Dark Crater (B1-B12)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Speed: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total: 250   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.


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Template:Learnset introMoves in Italics aren't STAB for Slugma, but are for some/all evolutions.

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#F5AC78" | 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.
|} |}

TCG-only moves

Move Energy required Damage done Card Set
Tackle Colorless-attack.png 10 Slugma Skyridge
Headbutt Slugma EX Unseen Forces

Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 30+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 218.png Sunny Day Fire
-- Yawn Normal
-- Rock Throw Rock
-- Flamethrower Fire

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 218.png Spr 2s 218.png Spr 2c 218.png Spr b 2g 218.png
Spr 2g 218 s.png Spr 2s 218 s.png Spr 2c 218 s.png Spr b 2g 218 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 218.png Spr 3e 218.png Spr 3r 218.png Spr b 3r 218.png
Spr 3r 218 s.png Spr 3e 218 s.png Spr 3r 218 s.png Spr b 3r 218 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 218.png Spr 4d 218.png Spr 4h 218.png Spr b 4d 218.png
Spr 4d 218 s.png Spr 4d 218 s.png Spr 4h 218 s.png Spr b 4d 218 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 218.png Spr 5b 218.png Spr b 5b 218.png
Spr 5b 218 s.png Spr 5b 218 s.png Spr b 5b 218 s.png
Slugma For other sprites and images, please see Slugma images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Slugma and Magcargo are the only Fire-type Pokémon that are in the Indeterminate Egg Group.
  • It is one of the only two non-Template:Type2 Pokémon to learn Rock Slide via level-up (the other being Camerupt). However, it does evolve into a Rock-type.
  • Despite multiple Pokédex entries claiming that it never sleeps and is on the move constantly, it can learn Rest, and is perfectly capable of sleeping.
    • Its Pokémon Emerald Pokédex entry contradicts its other Pokédex entries by stating it has to sleep near magma, instead of stating that it doesn't sleep at all.
  • Slugma's shiny form seems to depict it as cooled and hardened magma.
  • Slugma's Gold and Silver sprite shows its eyes as parts of its "ears," but in later generations the eyes were moved to the top of its head.
  • Despite being a Generation II Pokémon, it was actually native to Kanto in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. The same is true for Murkrow and Houndour.

Origin

It is based on a slug.

Slugma's Template:Shiny2 form may be based on cooled, hardened magma, which becomes a dark metallic color.

Name origin

Slugma's name is a combination of slug and magma. Its Japanese name is also a combination magma and slug.

In other languages

  • German: Schneckmag - From Schnecke (snail or slug) and magma.
  • French: Limagma - From limace (slug) and magma.
  • Korean: 마그마그 Mageumageu
  • Chinese: 熔岩蟲

External links

Ursaring #217: Ursaring
Pokémon
#219: Magcargo Magcargo
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