Slugma

Official artwork of SlugmaFire Shiny Pokémon icon

Slugma is a Fire-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 1011 in Pokémon GO. Slugma's best moveset is Rock Throw and Flame Burst. It is weather boosted by Sunny weather, and it was originally found in the Johto region. Shiny Slugma is available in Pokémon GO.

Slugma is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, and Steel-type moves.

Stats

Max CP1011 CP
Attack118 ATK
Defense71 DEF
Stamina120 STA
Weather Boost
  • sunnySunny
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedSlugma can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance1 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#218
Height0.71 m
Weight35 kg
RegionJohto Generation 2
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Slugma type chart

Takes increased damage
GroundGround160.0%
RockRock160.0%
WaterWater160.0%
Takes decreased damage
BugBug62.5%
FairyFairy62.5%
FireFire62.5%
GrassGrass62.5%
IceIce62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Slugma's best moves and movesets

Moves

Slugma's best moveset is Rock Throw and Flame Burst, with 7.59 DPS (damage per second) and 61.2 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Partly Cloudy and Sunny weather.

Best Slugma moves
DPS7.59
TDO61.18
Score8.1
Weather Boost
  • partlyCloudy
  • sunny
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Slugma with its best moveset, we recommend to use Ember/Flame Burst. You will lose around 1.2% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Slugma's strongest moveset (Rock Throw/Flame Burst).

Slugma moves comparison

The following chart shows Slugma's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Slugma's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.RockRock Throw FireFlame Burst 7.5961.28.1
      2.FireEmber FireFlame Burst 7.5060.48.0
      3.RockRock Throw RockRock Slide 7.2958.77.8
      4.FireEmber RockRock Slide 7.1757.87.6
      5.RockRock Throw FireFlame Charge 6.8655.37.3
      6.FireEmber FireFlame Charge 6.7754.57.2

      Fast Attacks

      • FireEmberDamage10Energy10Duration1.0s
        Toggle more information for move: Ember
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • BugBug
          • SteelSteel
          • GrassGrass
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy10
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration1.0s
        Damage window0.6s - 0.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage7
        Energy6

        Effects
        Ember has no special effects.
        See Ember details page ↗
      • RockRock ThrowDamage12Energy7Duration0.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Rock Throw
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • BugBug
          • FireFire
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • GroundGround
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage12
        Energy7
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration0.9s
        Damage window0.5s - 0.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage8
        Energy5

        Effects
        Rock Throw has no special effects.
        See Rock Throw details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • RockRock SlideDamage80Energy50Duration2.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Rock Slide
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FlyingFlying
          • BugBug
          • FireFire
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • GroundGround
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.7s
        Damage window1.5s - 2.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage75
        Energy45

        Effects
        Rock Slide has no special effects.
        See Rock Slide details page ↗
      • FireFlame ChargeDamage70Energy33Duration3.8s
        Toggle more information for move: Flame Charge
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • BugBug
          • SteelSteel
          • GrassGrass
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration3.8s
        Damage window2.9s - 3.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage65
        Energy50

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Flame Charge has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Increase User's Attack by 25.0%
        See Flame Charge details page ↗
      • FireFlame BurstDamage70Energy50Duration2.6s
        Toggle more information for move: Flame Burst
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • BugBug
          • SteelSteel
          • GrassGrass
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration2.6s
        Damage window1.0s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy55

        Effects
        Flame Burst has no special effects.
        See Flame Burst details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Slugma has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Slugma Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Slugma's Max CP is at Level 50. Slugma Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP1011 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch351 CP - 383 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs468 CP - 511 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids468 CP - 511 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • sunnySunny
      585 CP - 639 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Slugma Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Slugma Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      112 CP239 CP366 CP
      493 CP5120 CP6147 CP
      7174 CP8201 CP9228 CP
      10255 CP11281 CP12306 CP
      13332 CP14358 CP15383 CP
      16409 CP17434 CP18460 CP
      19485 CP20511 CP21537 CP
      22562 CP23588 CP24613 CP
      25639 CP26664 CP27690 CP
      28716 CP29741 CP30767 CP
      31780 CP32792 CP33805 CP
      34818 CP35831 CP36843 CP
      37856 CP38869 CP39882 CP
      40895 CP41906 CP42917 CP
      43929 CP44940 CP45952 CP
      46964 CP47976 CP48987 CP
      49999 CP501011 CP

      Slugma evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Thumbnail image of SlugmaSlugma
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Thumbnail image of MagcargoMagcargo
      • Slugma evolves into Magcargo which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Slugma

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Slugma's Fire-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Slugma.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega Houndoom
      DarkFire
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega Blaziken
      FireFighting
      Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
      GroundFire
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Slugma Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Slugma in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
              NormalNiceGreatExcellent
              No Berry
              -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
              Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
              Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Slugma, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

              To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

              Catch rate formula

              Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

              • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
              • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

              There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

              Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

              Catch rate multipliers

              The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

              MultiplierAmount
              Razz Berry1.5
              Silver Pinap Berry1.8
              Golden Razz Berry2.5
              Curveball1.7
              Nice Throw1.15
              Great Throw1.5
              Excellent Throw1.85
              PokéBall1.0
              Premier Ball1.0
              Great Ball1.5
              Ultra Ball2.0
              Bronze medal1.1
              Silver medal1.2
              Gold medal1.3

              Slugma family

              Family

              A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Slugma in Pokémon GO. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.

              Thumbnail image of SlugmaSlugma
              Thumbnail image of MagcargoMagcargo

              List of Slugma costumes

              Photobomb

              A list of Slugma costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Slugma high resolution sprites

              Photobomb

              A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Slugma. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

              Slugma Pokédex entries

              Johto
              VersionsPokédex entry
              GoldIt never sleeps. It has to keep moving because if it stopped, its magma body would cool and harden.
              SilverA common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a con­ stant search for warm places.
              CrystalThese group to­ gether in areas that are hotter than normal. If it cools off, its skin hardens.
              RubyMolten 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.
              SapphireSLUGMA 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.
              EmeraldIt 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.
              FireRedA common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places.
              LeafGreenIt never sleeps. It has to keep moving because if it stopped, its magma body would cool and harden.
              Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2Its body is made of magma. If it doesn’t keep moving, its body will cool and harden.
              HeartGoldIt never sleeps. It has to keep moving because if it stopped, its magma body would cool and harden.
              SoulSilverA common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places.
              XA common sight in volcanic areas, it slowly slithers around in a constant search for warm places.
              YIts body is made of magma. If it doesn’t keep moving, its body will cool and harden.
              Omega RubyMolten 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 SapphireSlugma 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.