Competitive Information for Muk [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Muk muk
Base Stats for Muk

Poison


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 Gold/Silver 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 Gold/Silver generation metagame.


Common team mates for Muk in Pokemon Gold/Silver:

ExeggutorGolemMachampVaporeonPikachuTyranitarSmeargleBlisseyKabutopsPiloswineMagmarScyther


Muk is a decent Poison-typed Pokemon. It's super common to see Muk show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Muk's only type-related weaknesses are Ground and Psychic.


Species: Muk
Item: Life Orb
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb / Sludge
- Return / Body Slam
- Lick
- Mud-Slap

Physical Sweeper Muk (Retro)

Muk is popular Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Sludge Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Sludge is a physical STAB-boosted 65-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).
Lick is a physical 20-base power Ghost-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).



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
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zap Cannon
100
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Explosion
250
100%
5
The user faints.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Lick
20
100%
30
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
The user faints.
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.
Acid Armor
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Disable
--
55%
20
For 1-7 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.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Minimize
--
--
20
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Poison Gas
--
55%
40
Poisons the target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
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.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Muk can perform in Gold/Silver. 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 GS Move and Ability Combos for Muk

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