⬅ #088 Grimer#090 Shellder ➡
Pokedex Entry #089: Muk is a Poison Type Pokemon. It evolves from Grimer.
From Muk's body seeps a foul fluid that gives off a nose-bendingly horrible stench. Just one drop of this Pokémon's body fluid can turn a pool stagnant and rancid.
Species:Sludge Pokémon
Height:3′11″ (1.19m)
Weight:66.1 lbs (30.0 kg)
Muk Base StatsMuk Stat Rankings
Stamina:210Stamina:# 14
Attack:190Attack:# 68
Defense:184Defense:# 66
Max CP:2709CP:# 33
Overall:# 27
Muk Moves
Muk Fast Moves:Muk Charge Moves:
InfestationPoison JabDark PulseGunk ShotSludge Wave
Cooldown:1.1 sec0.8 secCooldown:3 sec3.1 sec3.2 sec
w/ STAB:9.115.6w/ STAB:26.752.443.0
Ideal Moveset for Muk:
Move:Poison JabGunk Shot
Category:Fast Charge
DPS (w/ STAB):15.652.4
Rank (w/ STAB):#8#6
Overall Rank:#233#31
*Muk Legacy Moves
Legacy Fast Moves:Legacy Charge Moves:
Cooldown:0.8 sec0.5 secCooldown:
w/ STAB:14.110.0w/ STAB:
*Muk acquired before update may have a Legacy Move listed above. However, Legacy moves are no longer obtainable.
Muk Locations
Poison Offensive Type Effectiveness
Poison Type Moves are Super Effective Against:
XPoison Type Moves are Not Very Effective Against:
Poison Defensive Type Effectiveness
These Types are Not Very Effective Against Poison Pokemon:
XThese Types are Super Effective Against Poison Pokemon:
Muk Evolution
Muk Evolves FromMukEvolves Into
Candy Required for Evolution-
⬅ #088 Grimer#090 Shellder ➡
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Elijah Cusack said...

Found one on the edge of an oceanside park

Eric Chiu said...

They only spawn in new york, mahattan


found one at 1215 cp and 122 hp in Detroit
acid 10 gunk shot 60

Anonymous said...

Found one with Lick 5 and Gunk Shot 65 in Paris.

Anonymous said...

Found one at Englewood Beach, Florida.

Anonymous said...

In the quick moves they also have acid 10

Agnieszka said...

Catched in Lodz, Poland :)
CP: 892, HP: 104, wonder, exceeded Mystic,s calculations :D

Anonymous said...

Caught one last night in midtown Memphis, TN.

Steve said...

FINALLY evolved one of my own after hatching a Grimer from a 5 km egg, catching one over near where I work and walking 84 km using the buddy system. To put things into perspective, I've encountered more Dratini and Porygon than I have Grimer in over two months of playing. He's a beast as well, 1431 CP and 134 HP starting off and with Poison Jab and Sludge Wave moveset.

Peter Maďar said...

Hello Guys ;) Muk is horibble Beast !!! :D But super efective pokemon :) I am from Slovakia But Grimer spawn so rarely there :O but i finalli hatch 5 km egg and Grimer has 780 cp than I trained him to 1007 cp and using him as "" My Buddy"" than i walk 192 km and now I have 2064 CP Múk with lick 5 and Gunk shot 65 dmg its superb :D

Anonymous said...

just evolved tonight, cp1476 with lick/sludge wave. it's rewarding to have a battle capable specimen of such a rare pkmn.

ghost/poison offense is solid, walled by nothing in the kanto dex. lick also has its use for rapid energy buildup and to reverse-counter psychics.

i have only witnessed 3 wild grimer (the first was its silhouette in sightings that i was unable to engage), caught 2 of those wilds, and hatched 1.
i reckon niantic made the muk line as rare as it is due to their relation to pollution to not offend anybody, and even after they fixed issues with grimer's model that reportedly caused some devices to malfunction, their rarity seems unchanged.

Anonymous said...

Grimers are impossible to find! My Muk has Lick and Gunk Shot. Sort of wish he had Poison Jab or Acid instead, but he is powerful. IV 93%.

Evolved him from a hatched Grimer, then trained and walked with Buddy system till I had enough candy to make him CP 2019!
He's a beast. Top 5 in my roster.

Anonymous said...

Finally got Muk. Was able to hatch 2 Grimers from 5km eggs (only a 0.5% chance per egg), and then I walked 65km to get the 50 candies. I've only seen the silhouette of a Grimer once.... never encountered or caught one in the wild. They are one of the rarest in the game.

1540 CP, moves Lick and Gunk Shot. I told myself I would be happy with any moveset combination besides Lick/Dark Pulse, so thankfully I didn't get that one. I know Poison Jab/Gunk Shot is the "ideal" moveset, but I'm learning that DPS isn't everything. Most calculations (especially on this site) do not take into account the energy gain a move has, which will affect how soon you can use your charge move. They also don't take into account whether or not you will be walled by another type combination. Poison Jab/Gunk Shot would be walled by a Ground/Rock type combination, which is 4x resistant to poison attacks. With how popular Rhydon is at the moment (Golem too, to a lesser extent), this would cause significant problems for Muk. Even non-rock ground types like Sandslash and Dugtrio would be hard to deal with, since ground is super effective against poison types and poison is weak against ground. Lick will at least do neutral damage to these types.

Another advantage to this moveset is that Lick will be super effective against any psychic type that tries to counter Muk, which makes it a good moveset for defending gyms. Gunk shot has a short damage window, so it can be dodged completely (unlike the other 2 which will cause some damage), but it also the fastest of the 3 charge moves.

Overall, I'm very happy with mine. Glad to finally have it in my roster.

Jarret Berkheimer said...

Got a 1000% IV... currently level 32 trainer and his CP power is 2419 with two more power ups available.

Anonymous said...

i wish the upcoming gym rehaul will make muk competitive again! used to be top 10 when po go was out!

Anonymous said...

Finally got my muk from a raid battle:)

Anonymous said...

Just evolved my grimer today. It got infestation and dark pulse. Idk if thats a good moveset but its simply amazing with good HP and attack, and has a CP of 1582

Anonymous said...

Definitely not a good moveset as both infestation and dark pulse wasn't poison type move so you aren't benefiting from the STAB. Highly recommend you to change your charge move to GunkShot be it attack or defense purposes. As for the fast move you may choose either depending on your battle style.

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