Slugma

Slugma is a Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Lava Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 218
Type Fire
Species Lava Pokémon
Height 2′04″ (0.7 m)
Weight 77.2 lbs (35.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Magma Armor
2. Flame Body
Weak Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 211 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
103 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
216 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
012 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
108 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 50
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 40
76 196
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 20
40 152
Total 250 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Slugma.

Evolution chart

(Level 38)

Slugma changes

Pokédex entries

Gold It never sleeps. It has to keep moving because if it stopped, its magma body would cool and harden.
Silver A common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places.
Crystal These group together in areas that are hotter than normal. If it cools off, its skin hardens.
Ruby Molten magma courses throughout SLUGMA’s circulatory system. If this POKéMON is chilled, the magma cools and hardens. Its body turns brittle and chunks fall off, reducing its size.
Sapphire SLUGMA does not have any blood in its body. Instead, intensely hot magma circulates throughout this POKéMON’s body, carrying essential nutrients and oxygen to its organs.
FireRed A common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places.
LeafGreen It never sleeps. It has to keep moving because if it stopped, its magma body would cool and harden.
Emerald It is a species of POKéMON that lives in volcanic areas. If its body cools, its skin hardens and immobilizes it. To avoid that, it sleeps near magma.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Its body is made of magma. If it doesn’t keep moving, its body will cool and harden.
HeartGold It never sleeps. It has to keep moving because if it stopped, its magma body would cool and harden.
SoulSilver A common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Its body is made of magma. If it doesn’t keep moving, its body will cool and harden.
X A common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places.
Y Its body is made of magma. If it doesn’t keep moving, its body will cool and harden.
Omega Ruby Molten magma courses throughout Slugma’s circulatory system. If this Pokémon is chilled, the magma cools and hardens. Its body turns brittle and chunks fall off, reducing its size.
Alpha Sapphire Slugma does not have any blood in its body. Instead, intensely hot magma circulates throughout this Pokémon’s body, carrying essential nutrients and oxygen to its organs.

Moves learned by Slugma

Moves learnt by level up

Slugma learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1SmogPoison 30 70
1YawnNormal
6EmberFire 40 100
8Rock ThrowRock 50 90
13HardenNormal
15IncinerateFire 60 100
20Clear SmogPoison 50
22Ancient PowerRock 60 100
27Flame BurstFire 70 100
29Rock SlideRock 75 90
34Lava PlumeFire 80 100
36AmnesiaPsychic
41Body SlamNormal 85 100
43RecoverNormal
48FlamethrowerFire 90 100
50Earth PowerGround 90 100

Egg moves

Slugma learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Slugma egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Acid ArmorPoison
CurseGhost
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Guard SwapPsychic
Heat WaveFire 95 90
InfernoFire 100 50
MementoDark 100
RolloutRock 30 90
SmokescreenNormal 100
Spit UpNormal 100
StockpileNormal
SwallowNormal

Move Tutor moves

Slugma can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
After YouNormal
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Iron DefenseSteel
Pain SplitNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Slugma is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Slugma can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Slugma does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Slugma does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Slugma sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Slugma  sprite from Silver Slugma  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Slugma  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Slugma  sprite from Black & White Slugma  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Slugma Shiny sprite from Silver Slugma Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Slugma Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Slugma Shiny sprite from Black & White Slugma Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Slugma

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 16, 17, 18
Ruby
Sapphire
Fiery Path
FireRed
LeafGreen
Mt. Ember
Emerald Route 113, Fiery Path
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Stark Mountain
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 16, 17, 18
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 13
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Fiery Path
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Magcargo
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Slugma
Japanese マグマッグ (Magmag)
German Schneckmag
French Limagma

Name origin

slug
snail-like terrestrial gastropod
magma
the melted rock in a volcano