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Slugma (Pokémon)

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Ursaring #217: Ursaring
Pokémon
#219: Magcargo Magcargo
Slugma
Lava Pokémon
マグマッグ
Magmag
#218
Slugma

Slugma

Slugma

Slugma
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Magma Armor or Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Slugma

Mega Slugma Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
77.2 lbs. 35.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#218
Kanto
#216
Johto
#103
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#012
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-138
Fiore
R-140
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
78
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
50
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F218.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Slugma (Japanese: マグマッグ Magmag) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Magcargo starting at level 38.

Biology

Slugma is a limbless Pokémon composed of magma. Its body is bright red, fading to a duller red along its extremities. It has large, round, yellow eyes with small pupils. Slugma's head is ovoid with flame-like extensions spreading upward from its eyes and round, stable drops of magma dangling from its upper jaw. Its lower body is irregular in shape, and occasionally emits bubbles.

Slugma's circulatory system is composed entirely of magma, which delivers vital nutrients and oxygen to its organs. In order to prevent its body from cooling and hardening, Slugma neither sleeps nor ever stops moving. If its body does begin to cool, it will become brittle and may break apart. Slugma constantly seeks warm places, and gathers with other members of its species in mountains and volcanoes.

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 Slugging It Out With Slugma. Professor Oak tried to capture them at the beginning of the round, but failed. The Slugma later appeared outside Earl's Pokémon Academy at Violet City where they were captured by Crystal.

Blaise 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

Giovanni owns a Slugma in Escape From Magma?! where it had a battle with Lapras and did surprisingly well.

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 A common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places.
Y Its body is made of magma. If it doesn't keep moving, its body will cool and harden.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 16, 17, and 18
Crystal
Routes 16, 17, and 18Day
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Fiery Path
Emerald
Route 113, Fiery Path
FireRed LeafGreen
Mt. Ember
Colosseum
Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Stark Mountain
Platinum
Stark Mountain
HeartGold SoulSilver
Hatch Egg received from Primo
Routes 16, 17, and 18
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Volcano Path
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Route 13 (Rock Smash)
Friend Safari (Fire)

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 VI, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Smog Poison Special 03030 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 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
3232 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
3737 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 09090 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 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 Bug Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GrimerMuk Acid Armor Poison Status —% 20
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusLitwick
LampentPhantumpTrevenant
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Castform Guard Swap* Psychic Status —% 10
SlugmaMagcargoLitwickLampentChandelure Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
LitwickLampent Inferno Fire Special 100 50% 5
GrimerMukKoffingWeezingSpiritombLitwick
Lampent
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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

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

218Slugma.png
Unevolved
Slugma
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 38
219Magcargo.png
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.gif Spr b 2g 218.png
Spr 2g 218 s.png Spr 2s 218 s.png Spr 2c 218 s.gif Spr b 2g 218 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 218.png Spr 3e 218.gif Spr 3r 218.png Spr b 3r 218.png
Spr 3r 218 s.png Spr 3e 218 s.gif 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 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 base stat 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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