Slugma (Pokémon)

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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Magma Armor or Flame Body Cacophony
Cacophony
Weak Armor
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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Weight
77.2 lbs. 35.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
78
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
50
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
1
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Shape
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F218.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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 debuted in Love, Pokémon Style, under the ownership of Macy. It was used in her Silver Conference battle against Ash, where it battled Totodile but was soon recalled. It then battled Phanpy and was eventually defeated by its Take Down. At the end of the episode, it had evolved into Magcargo off-screen.

In What You Seed is What You Get, Natasha used a Slugma, Grovyle, and Electrode to protect her watermelon patch. Slugma and Grovyle battled Ash's Corphish and Treecko, and in the end, Natasha won.

Flannery owns two Slugma nicknamed Mag and Meg, which first appeared in Poetry Commotion!. Mag later evolved into Magcargo. In Going, Going, Yawn, Flannery used Meg during her Gym battle against Ash. It battled Ash's Treecko and Corphish before losing to Pikachu.

In the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures short Heated Battle, Hoopa summoned a Slugma, Rapidash, Magmortar, and Heatran. They all used Fire-type attacks to set Ash and Pikachu on fire.

Minor appearances

A Coordinator's Slugma appeared in All Things Bright and Beautifly!.

Multiple Slugma appeared in Game Winning Assist.

In A Crowning Moment of Truth!, a Trainer's Slugma attended the Wela Fire Festival.

A Trainer's Slugma appeared in JN033.

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.

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 catch them at the beginning but failed. The Slugma trio later appeared outside Earl's Pokémon Academy at Violet City, where they attacked the academy until they were caught by Crystal.

A Slugma appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Blaise uses his Slugma to create illusions by generating waves of distorted air via heat, forcing targets to relive their worst memories. They first appeared in Slugging It Out with Slugma.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

A Slugma appeared in Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier!.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Slugma appeared in The New Pokémon Is Hatched!!.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giovanni was revealed to own a Slugma in Escape From Magma?!, where it had a battle with Lapras and did surprisingly well.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

A Slugma appeared in Annual Big Cleaning Operation!!, under the ownership of Professor Oak.

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

In the TCG

Main article: Slugma (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#211
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 Hoenn
#103
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#216
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Mountain #012
Hoenn
#108
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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 at Violet City
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)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Fiery Path
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Breed Magcargo
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Phobosphere, Endless Level 49, Forever Level 49, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Blaze (1F-12F), Fiery Field (1F-5F), Oddity Cave (B6-B10)
Ranger
Jungle Relic
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Steam Cave (1F-8F), Dark Crater (B1F-B12F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
MD Sky
Steam Cave (1F-8F), Dark Crater (B1F-B12F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
Ranger: SoA
Volcano Cave
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Volcanic Slope, World Axle - B1F
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Pokémon Outbreak!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Mo
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 361
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Revival Mountain (All Areas), Starlight Islands: Volcanic Ravine (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Entei Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Greninja Sea, Entei SeaFinal

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Total:
250
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Slugma's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS218.png PinRSani218.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani218.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 218.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 R-138
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 R-140
It spits embers and blobs of fire to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush218Body.png Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 66 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 50
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT218.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#550
Shuffle218.png

Sleep Charm
Leaves the foe asleep.


Pokémon GO
GO218.png Base Stamina: 120 Base Attack: 118 Base Defense: 71
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Slugma Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Ember, Rock Throw
Charged Attacks: Flame Burst, Flame Charge, Rock Slide

Evolution

218Slugma.png
Unevolved
Slugma
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 38
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First evolution
Magcargo
 Fire  Rock 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 218.png Spr b 2g 218.png Spr 2s 218.png Spr b 2g 218.png Spr 2c 218.png Spr b 2c 218.png
Spr 2g 218 s.png Spr b 2g 218 s.png Spr 2s 218 s.png Spr b 2g 218 s.png Spr 2c 218 s.png Spr b 2c 218 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 218.png Spr b 3r 218.png Spr 3e 218.png Spr b 3r 218.png Spr 3r 218.png Spr b 3r 218.png
Spr 3r 218 s.png Spr b 3r 218 s.png Spr 3e 218 s.png Spr b 3r 218 s.png Spr 3r 218 s.png Spr b 3r 218 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 218.png Spr b 4d 218.png Spr 4d 218.png Spr b 4p 218.png Spr 4h 218.png Spr b 4h 218.png
Spr 4d 218 s.png Spr b 4d 218 s.png Spr 4d 218 s.png Spr b 4p 218 s.png Spr 4h 218 s.png Spr b 4p 218 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 218.png Spr b 5b 218.png Spr 5b 218.png Spr b 5b 218.png
Spr 5b 218 s.png Spr b 5b 218 s.png Spr 5b 218 s.png Spr b 5b 218 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 218.png Spr b 6x 218.png Spr 6x 218.png Spr b 6x 218.png
Spr 6x 218 s.png Spr b 6x 218 s.png Spr 6x 218 s.png Spr b 6x 218 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 218.png Spr b 7s 218.png Spr 7s 218.png Spr b 7s 218.png
Spr 7s 218 s.png Spr b 7s 218 s.png Spr 7s 218 s.png Spr b 7s 218 s.png
Front Back Front Back
218MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Slugma images on the 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 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 Magmag Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 熔岩蟲 / 熔岩虫 Róngyánchóng Literally "Lava worm"


External links


Ursaring #217: Ursaring
Pokémon
#219: Magcargo Magcargo
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