Muk Pokémon | Evolution, Weakness, Moveset, Stats, And More!


Muk comes under the Pokemons that has the strongest Moveset but every one of them has a weakness against someone so see the details and decide would you like to go for the Evolution or not?

Muk is a Poison-type Pokemon. It was introduced in Generation I. In Alola, Muk has a Poison/Dark-type regional form. It is a living biohazard. It leaks toxins that can instantly kill plants when Plants come in contact with toxins. Muks are usually found in the polluted rivers and cities. Due to improving environmental conditions, the population of Muks keep declining. It’s believed that they can extinct too if it goes on and that’s why sludge ponds are being built to prevent their extinction. Muk doesn’t have visible legs but it has two hands which have three fingers. They tuck in one hand while using or stretching one hand. Muks are harmful to humans too. So, being in contact with them is avoided. It has a pretty foul smell. It stinks so bad.

About Muk

  • National Pokedex No: 089
  • Japenese Name: Betbeton
  • Type: Poison
  • Height: 3” / 1.2 m
  • Weight: 66.1 lbs / 30.0 kg
  • Abilities:
    • Stench
    • Sticky hold
    • Poison Touch (hidden ability)
  • Local No:
    • 089  (Red / Blue/ Yellow)
    • 117  (Gold/ Silver / Crystal)
    • 107  (Ruby/ Sapphire/ Emerald)
    • 089  ( FireRed/  Leafgreen)
    • 118  ( HeartGold / SoulSilver)
    • 065  ( Black 2/ White 2)
    • 112  (Omega Ruby /Alpha Sapphire)
    • 051  (Sun /Moon – Aloladex)
    • 058  (U. Sun / U. Moon – Aloladex)
    • 089  (let’s go Pikachu/ let’s go Eevee)
  • Catch Rate: 75( 17.5) %
  • Base Friendship: 70 (normal)
  • Base Exp: 157 (Gen. I – IV ), 175 (V+)
  • Growth Rate: Medium Fast
  • Egg Group: Amorphous
  • Gender: 50% Male, 50% Female
  • Egg Cycles: 20( 4,884- 5,140 steps)

Muk Changes In Different Generations:

Muk was introduced in Generation 01.

  • #088 Grimer ( Poison-type)  evolves to #089  Musk ( Poison) at level 38.
  • #088 Alolan Grimer ( Poison – Dark) evolves to # 089 Alolan Muk( Poison/ Dark) at level 38


  • Hp: 105
  • Attack: 105
  • Defence: 75
  • Super Attack: 65
  • Super Defense: 100
  • Speed:  50
  • Total:  500

Muk Pokémon | Evolution, Weakness, Moveset, Stats, And More!Beneficiary Conditions can help in increasing the stats of the Pokemon, on the other hand, hindering conditions can minimize the stats of the Pokemon. The above stats show how max and min can the stats go of a specific Pokemon i.e. Muk. Muk being a poison-type Pokemon can maximize its stat in the availability of pollution. On the other hand, minimize the availability of clean environment.

Moves Learnt By Muk

Moves Learnt By levelling up:

The following are the moves learned by Muk in the games: let’s go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee.

Lv Move Type Power Accuracy
1 Harden Normal
1 Haze Ice
1 Minimize Normal
1 Moonblast Fairy 95 100
1 Poison gas Poison 90
1 Pound Normal 40 100
6 Harden Normal
12 Minimize Normal
18 Disable Normal 100
24 Sludge Poison 65 100
30 Screech Normal 85
36 Toxic Poison 90
48 Acid Armor Poison
60 Sludge bomb Poison 90 100

Moves Learned by Technical Machines:

Muk Pokémon | Evolution, Weakness, Moveset, Stats, And More!Muk is compatible with these Technical Machines in let’s go Pikachu and let’s go Eevee at the levels specified.

TM Move Type Power Accuracy
01 Headbutt Normal 70 100
02 Taunt Dark 100
03 Helping hands Normal
05 Rest Psychic
07 Protect Normal
08 Substitute Normal
10 Dig Ground 80 100
12 Facade Normal 70 100
13 Brick Break Fire 75 100
20 Dark Pulse Dark 80 100
22 Rock Slice Rock 75 90
23 ThunderPunch Electric 75 100
26 Poison jab Psychic 80 100
27 Toxic Psychic 90
31 Ice Punch Ice 75 100
35 Fire Punch Fire 75 100
36 Thunderbolt Electric 90 100
37 Flame throw Fire 90 100
38 Thunder Electric 110 70
42 Self destruct Normal 200 100
43 Shadow Ball Ghost 80 100
46 Fireblast Fire 110 85
48 Hyper Beam Normal 150 90
52 Sludge Bomb Poison 90 100
53 Mega Drain Ground 40 100

How To Find Muk?Muk Pokémon | Evolution, Weakness, Moveset, Stats, And More!



Pokemon Mansion
Yellow Cinnabar Island, Power Plant, Pokemon Mansion



Route 16, 17, 18, Celadon city



Evolve Grimer
Leaf green Pokemon Mansion
Emerald Evolve Grimer



Evolve Grimer

Soul Silver

Route 16, 17, 18, celadon city


Trade/ migrate from another game
Black 2

White 2

Route 9, Castelia sewers


Trade / migrate from another game




Evolve Grimer


Ultra Sun

Ultra Moon

Evolve Grimer/ AlolanGrimer
Let’s go Pikachu Power Plant Pokemon Mansion
Let’s go Eevee Trade / Migrate from another Game
Sword Shield Location data unavailable.

How to Evolve?

It evolves from Grimer starting at level 38. In Alola, It has a Poison/ Dark-type regional form. It evolves from Alolan Grimer starting at level 38. In Pokémon Go,  It evolves from Grimer after being fed 50 candies. Pokemon Let’s go Alolan Grimer evolves at level 38 into Alolan Muk.

How Much Useful Is My Muk?

Weakness for Muk: Psychic and Ground

Powerful moves: Poison Jab is on par with Acid. Poison has a higher power while jab has a higher level of energy.

The best move of Muk is Poison Jab and Gunk shot, especially attacking Gym type Pokemons. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best Moveset for PVP battles.

Even though these two are considered strongest Moveset and Muk has it but Poison Jab and dunk shot can be pretty good options too.

In order to defend itself, the best moves it has are infestation and gunshot.

The 5 strongest Pokemon against Muk are Mewtwo, Deoxys, Alakazam, Espeon and Azelf. Muk is strong against Grass and Fairy-type Pokemon. This Pokemon can take a lot of hits and is able to learn a lot of good moves too. For SP, it’s a good choice. Curse move can be used to boost attack and defence. Pain split can be used for healing purposes.  As Muk is pretty slow Pokemon curse can slow it down.  The explosion should be the last option when fighting other Pokemons.

So, does the Moveset, weakness and other information seem worthy for Muk Evolution? Then visit the official Pokémon page for Muk Evolution.

And if the case is otherwise then you may like to see some other Pokemon Evolution rather than the one for Muk and can see for whatever Moveset, weakness and other specification suits better. Visit Herald Journalism for that!      

Leave a Comment