Muk

Updated for New Gym Update
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
20013338
2001.56879
2002103120
2002.5138160
4003173201
4003.5209242
4004244283
4004.5279324
6005314365
6005.5349406
6006385447
6006.5420488
8007455528
8007.5490569
8008525610
8008.5561651
10009596692
10009.5631733
100010666774
100010.5700813
130011733851
130011.5766890
130012799929
130012.5833967
1600138661006
160013.58991045
1600149331083
160014.59661122
1900159991161
190015.510331199
19001610661238
190016.510991277
22001711331315
220017.511661354
22001811991393
220018.512321432
25001912661470
250019.512991509
25002013321548
250020.513661586
30002113991625
300021.514321664
30002214661702
300022.514991741
35002315321780
350023.515661819
35002415991857
350024.516321896
40002516661935
400025.516991973
40002617322012
400026.517662051
45002717992090
450027.518322128
45002818662167
450028.518992206
50002919322244
500029.519662283
50003019992322
500030.520162341
60003120322361
600031.520492380
60003220662399
600032.520822419
70003320992438
700033.521162457
70003421322477
700034.521492496
80003521662515
800035.521822535
80003621992554
800036.522162573
90003722322593
900037.522492612
90003822662631
900038.522822651
100003922992670
1000039.523162689
100004023322709
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