Muk ex (EX Dragon 96)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to navigationJump to search
Muk ex
ベトベトンex Betbeton ex
Illus. Hikaru Koike
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Grimer
Card name Muk ex
Type Grass
HP 100
retreat cost
English expansion EX Dragon
Rarity Rare Holo ex
English card no. 96/97
Japanese expansion Rulers of the Heavens
Japanese rarity Rare Holo ex
Japanese card no. 002/054
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Muk.

Muk ex (Japanese: ベトベトンex Betbeton ex) is a Grass-type Stage 1 Pokémon-ex card. It is part of the EX Dragon expansion.

Card text

When Pokémon-ex has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.
Toxic Gas
As long as Muk ex is your Active Pokémon, ignore all Poké-Powers and Poké-Bodies other than Toxic Gas.
Grass Poison Breath
The Defending Pokémon is now Poisoned.
GrassGrassColorless Slimy Water
Does 40 damage plus 10 more damage for each   Energy in the Defending Pokémon's Retreat Cost (after applying effects to the Retreat Cost).


  • Muk ex is one of the most prominent cards in the unlimited format of Pokémon Trading Card Game play. Grimer's Ascension attack, which allows the player to search for a card that evolves from Grimer and put it onto Grimer, ensures that a player can get a Muk ex in play on their first turn. Muk ex's Toxic Gas Poké-Body is extremely useful in unlimited because it cancels out Crobat G's Flash Bite Poké-Power, along with a number of other Poké-Powers that are used in combination with Trainer cards such as Scoop Up and Team Galactic's Invention G-105 Poké Turn to cause extreme damage on the first turn. The aforementioned cards are parts of one of the most popular unlimited format decks which Muk ex seeks to counter.
  • This card's Toxic Gas Poké-Body comes from the Pokémon Power of the same name possessed by Fossil Muk, which had a very similar effect. The primary difference is that Muk ex must be active for the effect to work, whereas Fossil Muk's worked even from the Bench.


Project TCG logo.png This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.