Competitive Information for Muk [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Muk muk
Base Stats for Muk

Poison

Abilities:
StenchStench: No competitive use.
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Sticky HoldSticky Hold: This Pokemon cannot lose its held item due to another Pokemon's attack.


Evolutions / Family:
Grimer
Muk

Weakness Chart for Poison-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
  
  
0.5x
2x
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Muk? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Muk in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

HoundoomDugtrioForretressGyaradosJolteonStarmieGliscorWeavile


Muk is a notable Poison-typed Pokemon. Muk are common Pokemon to see in the DP metagame. Muk's only type-related weaknesses are Ground and Psychic.


Species: Muk
Item: Black Sludge / Wide Lens
Ability: Sticky Hold
Nature: Careful (+SpD, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Focus Punch / Dynamic Punch
- Poison Jab / Gunk Shot
- Fire Punch
- Pain Split / Curse

Special Wall Muk (Analytic)

Muk is a notable Special Wall. It is primarily designed to take a considerable amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Wide Lens will help improve the accuracy of Muk's moves. With Sticky Hold, Muk cannot lose its held item due to another pokemon's attack.

Focus Punch is a physical 150-base power Fighting-type move (fails if your Muk takes damage before it hits).
Dynamic Punch is a physical 100-base power Fighting-type move (100% chance to confuse the target).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Gunk Shot is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Pain Split is a status move (shares hp of Muk and target equally).
Curse is a status move (curses if ghost, else -1 spe, +1 atk, +1 def).




Species: Muk
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Stench
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Poison Jab
- Return / Body Slam
- Fire Punch
- Ice Punch

Physical Sweeper Muk (Stench)

Muk is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Stench, no competitive use.

Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Ice Punch is a physical 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).




Species: Muk
Item: Flame Orb
Ability: Poison Touch
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Gunk Shot
- Shadow Punch
- Facade
- Fire Punch

Muk Support (Flame Orb Muk)

Muk is popular Support. Flame Orb will burn Muk at the end of the turn. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Gunk Shot is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Shadow Punch is a physical 60-base power Ghost-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Muk is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Muk? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Common team mates for Muk in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl:

HoundoomDugtrioForretressGyaradosJolteonStarmieGliscorWeavile


Species: Muk
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Stench
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Rock Slide
- Poison Jab
- Return / Body Slam
- Fire Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Muk (Stench)

Muk is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Stench, no competitive use.

Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Poison Jab is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Muk learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
60
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud Bomb
65
85%
10
30% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Sludge
65
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Spit Up
--
100%
10
More power with more uses of Stockpile.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Explosion
500
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
70%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Lick
20
100%
30
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Poison Jab
80
100%
20
30% chance to poison the target.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Rock Tomb
50
80%
10
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Self-Destruct
400
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Shadow Punch
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Shadow Sneak
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Acid Armor
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Disable
--
80%
20
For 4-7 turns, disables the target's last move.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Imprison
--
--
10
No foe can use any move known by the user.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Minimize
--
--
20
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Pain Split
--
--
20
Shares HP of user and target equally.
Poison Gas
--
55%
40
Poisons the foe(s).
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Stockpile
--
--
20
Raises user's Defense, Sp. Def by 1. Max 3 uses.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swallow
--
--
10
Heals the user based on uses of Stockpile.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 3-5 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Muk can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Muk

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