Muk

Pokemon Rating:
8.5
Muk
30.00 kg Weight
1.20 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2709
ATK 190
DEF 184
STA 210
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Infestation and Poison Jab have the same base power, but Poison Jab has STAB and a lower cooldown. While it's worth noting Infestation has twice the energy gain, Poison Jab just does more damage. 
  • Acid, Muk's legacy STAB move, is the runner up for potential quick moves due to STAB. Lick has its niche, but is just not a good move on Muk due to its low base power and Muk's low attack stat. 
  • Gunk Shot is the move you want on your Muk, since this Pokemon's best suited for Fairy slaying. Sludge Wave is easier to dodge, and does lower damage. 
  • Dark Pulse is not nearly as powerful against most defenders and raid bosses, but does counter its Psychic weakness. 
Defensive Moves Explanation
  • Poison Jab does more damage, but Infestation can counter a few of Muk's counters(Espeon, Alakazam, Exeggutor). Both are considered usable. 
  • Lick and Acid both have significantly lower power than its other moves, and perform horribly on defense due to the cooldown penalty.
  • Dark Pulse performs its best against Muk counters, as listed above. It's SE coverage puts it at a similar level as Gunk Shot, power-wise. 
  • Gunk Shot is still usable thanks to Muk's stamina.
  • Sludge Wave is just a worse version of Gunk Shot. Use your TM here.  
Quick Moves
10
True DPS:
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.10
0.20
12.73
9.09
11.36
10
True DPS:
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.80
0.60
8.75
12.50
15.63
Charge Moves
80
True DPS:
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.00
0.90
0.00
-50
26.67
33.33
130
True DPS:
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.10
1.00
0.00
-100
41.94
52.42
110
True DPS:
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.20
1.00
0.00
-100
34.38
42.97

Legacy Quick Moves
9
True DPS:
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Poison

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.80
0.20
10.00
11.25
14.06
5
True DPS:
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Ghost

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.50
0.30
12.00
10.00
12.50
Rating Explanation:

As a pure poison-type with predominantly STAB poison moves, Muk's fate is tied to its typing. Its quality base stats allow it success in circumstances where Muk's poison typing doesn't hold it back. This makes Muk excellent vs. the Fairy type Pokemon, and this is where it is most relevant.

Unfortunately, Muk's strength vs. Bug and Fighting type Pokemon isn't much of a strength at all due to the fact that both types have weak representation in PoGO. Also, of the "big grasses" Venusaur, Victreebel, Vileplume, and Exeggutor, the first 3 have a secondary typing that resists Muk's poison-type moves while the last hits Muk for super-effective damage. This means that Muk cannot be the premiere counter to Grass types that one would imagine at first glance. Because of this, as well as the prevalence of other high-tier threats like Slowbro (or even Zen Headbutt Snorlax) that prey on Muk's typing, Muk is best used as a niche attacker into fairies.

Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.
Supreme Counters
Quick Move Charge Move
Extrasensory Future Sight
Quick Move Charge Move
Mud Slap Earthquake
Quick Move Charge Move
Mud SlapMud Shot Earthquake
Good Counters
Quick Move Charge Move
Fire Spin Overheat
Glass Counter
Quick Move Charge Move
Confusion PsyshockAvalanche
Other
Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 6.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate20.0 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Poison

.714x - -
- .714x .714x
- - -
.714x 1.4x -
- .714x 1.4x
- - -

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
2001 33.00 38.33
2001.5 68.21 79.22
2002 103.41 120.11
2002.5 138.62 161.00
4003 173.82 201.88
4003.5 209.03 242.77
4004 244.23 283.66
4004.5 279.44 324.55
6005 314.64 365.44
6005.5 349.85 406.33
6006 385.05 447.22
6006.5 420.26 488.11
8007 455.46 529.00
8007.5 490.67 569.88
8008 525.87 610.77
8008.5 561.08 651.66
10009 596.28 692.55
10009.5 631.49 733.44
100010 666.69 774.33
100010.5 700.00 813.02
130011 733.32 851.71
130011.5 766.63 890.40
130012 799.94 929.09
130012.5 833.25 967.77
160013 866.56 1006.46
160013.5 899.87 1045.15
160014 933.18 1083.84
160014.5 966.49 1122.53
190015 999.80 1161.22
190015.5 1033.12 1199.91
190016 1066.43 1238.60
190016.5 1099.74 1277.29
220017 1133.05 1315.98
220017.5 1166.36 1354.67
220018 1199.67 1393.35
220018.5 1232.98 1432.04
250019 1266.29 1470.73
250019.5 1299.60 1509.42
250020 1332.92 1548.11
250020.5 1366.23 1586.80
300021 1399.58 1625.54
300021.5 1432.89 1664.23
300022 1466.25 1702.97
300022.5 1499.56 1741.66
350023 1532.91 1780.40
350023.5 1566.23 1819.09
350024 1599.58 1857.83
350024.5 1632.89 1896.52
400025 1666.25 1935.26
400025.5 1699.56 1973.95
400026 1732.91 2012.69
400026.5 1766.22 2051.38
450027 1799.58 2090.12
450027.5 1832.89 2128.80
450028 1866.25 2167.55
450028.5 1899.56 2206.23
500029 1932.91 2244.97
500029.5 1966.22 2283.66
500030 1999.58 2322.40
500030.5 2016.23 2341.75
600031 2032.89 2361.09
600031.5 2049.54 2380.44
600032 2066.20 2399.78
600032.5 2082.85 2419.13
700033 2099.51 2438.47
700033.5 2116.17 2457.81
700034 2132.82 2477.16
700034.5 2149.48 2496.50
800035 2166.13 2515.85
800035.5 2182.79 2535.19
800036 2199.44 2554.54
800036.5 2216.10 2573.88
900037 2232.75 2593.22
900037.5 2249.41 2612.57
900038 2266.06 2631.91
900038.5 2282.72 2651.26
1000039 2299.37 2670.60
1000039.5 2316.03 2689.95
1000040 2332.69 2709.29
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