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Slugma (Pokémon)

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Ursaring #217: Ursaring
Pokémon
#219: Magcargo Magcargo
Slugma
マグマッグ Magmag
#218
218Slugma.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Fire Unknown
Category
Lava Pokémon
Abilities
Magma Armor or Flame Body Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#216
Hoenn
#103
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-138
Almia
R-140
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
Amorphous group 22 cycles
(5610 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 Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Magcargo starting at level 38.

Biology

Physiology

Slugma are fiery Pokémon that appear to consist entirely of magma. They 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.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

As a Fire-type Pokémon composed of magma, Slugma is proficient at using attacks such as Lava Plume and Flamethrower.

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, but they presumably consume soil and rocks to both keep the volume of their magma and collect vital nutrients for their bodies.

In the anime

Slugma in the anime

Major appearances

Slugma made its debut in the anime as one of Macy's Pokémon in Love, Pokémon Style and was used in her battle against Ash in the Silver Conference. At the end of the episode, it had evolved into Magcargo.

Natasha has a Slugma that, with her Grovyle and Electrode, was used to protect her watermelon patch. It first 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!.

Minor appearances

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 nutrients and oxygen to their organs.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

In Magical Pokémon Journey, Kiaraway, a Trainer who specializes in collecting Fire-type Pokémon, owns a Slugma. It is seen once in Vulpix and Cyndaquil.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A trio of Slugma first appeared in Volume 10. 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 Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Slugma is Giovanni's first-revealed Johto Pokémon. It was part of Giovanni's evil scheme in PM073.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Red is shown to have caught a Slugma in Clefairy Has Been Abandoned?!.

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
Platinum
HeartGold It never sleeps. It has to keep moving because if it stopped, its magma body would cool and harden.
SoulSilver A common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places.
Generation V
Black Its body is made of magma. If it doesn't keep moving, its body will cool and harden.
White
Black 2 Its body is made of magma. If it doesn't keep moving, its body will cool and harden.
White 2
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, 18Day
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
Rare Stark Mountain
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon Routes 16, 17, 18, Egg from Primo
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Volcano Path
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
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
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lake: World Axle - B1F
Lava: Volcanic Slope

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
11/14 ★★

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

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Smog Poison Special 02020 07070% 20
055 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 Rock Throw Rock Physical 05050 09090% 15
1414 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
1919 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2323 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100100% 15
2828 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3131 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
3838 Lava Plume Fire Special 08080 100100% 15
4141 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
4646 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100100% 15
5050 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100100% 15
5555 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Slugma obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slugma
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slugma
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 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 Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
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
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slugma
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slugma
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GrimerMuk Acid Armor Poison Status —% 40
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusLitwick
LampentChandelure
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
SlugmaMagcargo Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
LitwickLampentChandelure Inferno Fire Special 100 50% 5
SlugmaMagcargo Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
GrimerMukKoffingWeezingSpiritombLitwick
LampentChandelure
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
SolosisDuosionReuniclus Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
KoffingWeezing SmokeScreen Normal Status 100% 20
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status 100% 20
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Slugma in Generation V
  • 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 Slugma in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slugma
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slugma
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 After You Normal Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Slugma can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Slugma cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slugma
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slugma
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Rugged Mountain Inferno Fire Special 100 50% 5
Rugged Mountain Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Slugma can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Slugma
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Slugma
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Headbutt Slugma (EX Unseen Forces 73)
Tackle Slugma (Skyridge 98)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS218.png PinRS218.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani218.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP218.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.4%%
Friend Area: Crater
Phrases
51%-100% HP If I stop moving, I cool down and solidify!
26%-50% HP Umm... I hope you notice my health is down by half already.
1%-25% HP This is awful... My body's going to harden and set...
Level up Yes! I leveled up! Maybe I won't harden so easily...
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 Yes! I leveled up! Maybe I won't harden so easily...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP218.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn fm.png
(Burn ×1)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 43 Max. exp.: 63
Browser entry  
Slugma leaves a trail of hot lava. It also spits lava in blobs.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry  
It spits embers and blobs of fire to attack.
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
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

Slugma
Unevolved
Slugma
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 38


Magcargo
First evolution
Magcargo
 Fire  Rock 

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.

Japanese sprites

Spr b 2g 218 jp.png
Spr b 2g 218 s jp.png
Gold and Silver back sprites

Trivia

  • 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, stating it has to sleep near magma, instead of stating that it doesn't sleep at all.
  • Though it is supposedly made of magma, it appears that most Trainers can touch it without being badly burned. It shares this trait with Ponyta, Rapidash, and its evolution, Magcargo.
  • 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.
    • Additionally, while Murkrow and Houndour are catchable in Johto via the Safari Zone in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the only possible way to get a Slugma before obtaining the National Pokédex in HeartGold and SoulSilver is to receive it from Primo as an Egg - it must otherwise be traded in or transferred from a Pokéwalker linked to a game which has already unlocked the National Pokédex.
  • Slugma is tied with Torkoal and Litwick for the lowest Speed of all Fire-types.
  • Slugma has the lowest base stat total of all Fire-type Pokémon.

Origin

Slugma is based on a slug with a body of lava. It may also be based on the Cherufe, evil creatures of rock and magma that inhabit the magma pools found deep within Chilean volcanoes. Slugma's Shiny form may be based on cooled, hardened magma, which becomes a dark, metallic color. The form may also be based on solder, a liquid metal that is extremely hot and hardens when it cools, similarly to lava.

Name origin

Slugma is a combination of slug and magma.

Magmag is a combination of magma and slug.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マグマッグ Magmag From magma and slug
France Flag.png French Limagma From limace and magma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Slugma Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Schneckmag From Schnecke and Magma
Italy Flag.png Italian Slugma Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마그마그 Mageumageu Transliteration of its Japanese name


External links

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Pokémon
#219: Magcargo Magcargo


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