089 Muk



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Poison Jab, Thunder Punch, Dark Pulse
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 20.5 0/15/15CP 1496
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
  • Overall:


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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • - Low Shield Pressure
    May struggle to draw shields because of its weaker or slower attacks.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Poison Jab 3.5 4.2 2 General
2 Fast Lick* 3 3 1 General
3 Fast Infestation 4 2 3 Fast Charge
4 Fast Acid† 2.5 3.6 2 Low Quality
5 Charged Dark Pulse 50 80 1.6 8 - 7 - 7 Coverage
6 Charged Thunder Punch 40 55 1.38 6 - 6 - 6 Coverage Spam/Bait
7 Charged Sludge Wave 65 132 2.03 10 - 9 - 9 Nuke
8 Charged Gunk Shot 75 156 2.08 11 - 11 - 11 Nuke
9 Charged Acid Spray 100% chance -2 Def opponent 45 24 0.53 7 - 6 - 7 Debuff

Character Introduction


Muk is a Poison Pokémon which evolves from Grimer. It is vulnerable to Ground and Psychic moves. Muk's strongest moveset is Poison Jab & Gunk Shot and it has a Max CP of 2,757.


"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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Poison Jab + Thunder Punch and Dark Pulse or Acid Spray 

Poison Jab is recommended for its STAB damage output and above-average energy generation.

Thunder Punch is Muk's cheapest charge move energy-wise, and provides valuable coverage against common Water and Flying Pokemon. Dark Pulse features a balance between energy cost and damage output, and also provides coverage against Muk's weakness to Psychic-types. Acid Spray provides utility with its guaranteed -2 DEF debuff on the opponent, but it costs less energy to bait shields with Thunder Punch instead. Sludge Wave costs less energy than Gunk Shot if a high damaging charge move is needed, but Poison-type attacks aren't very valuable generally speaking. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 3 / 5

Muk is a mono-Poison type with respectable bulk. Updates to its movepool throughout rebalances in 2019 have improved Muk's performance in the meta, with Thunder Punch being a valuable asset against common Water and Flying picks, while Dark Pulse and Acid Spray provide accessible options compared to Muk's more expensive charge moves. Unfortunately Poison-typing isn't very useful in the meta partly due to the frequency of Steel-types, and Ground-type coverage is quite common among various meta Pokemon. 

Ultra League: 1 / 5

As a Poison-type, Muk is mostly a niche pick to counter certain Pokemon like Fairy-types and Virizion. Ubiquitous Steel-types in this league makes it difficult to justify Muk as a pick on the roster, while access to Dark Pulse is inadequate when dealing with bulky Psychic-types. 

Master League: 0 / 5

With a max CP of 2757, Muk lacks sufficient stats to perform well in Master League. 

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