Muk (5e Race)

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Physical Description[edit]


Muk is a large, sticky, amorphous Pokémon, made of living purple sludge. It has two small eyes with beady black pupils. It also has an enormous mouth with a gray tongue and strands of ooze connecting its top and bottom jaws. While it has no visible legs, it does have two arms with three fingers on each hand. However, it typically keeps one hand tucked in while it extends the other hand. Some rare specimens have been observed to be green instead. Some Muk have also adapted to more tropical climates, developing a set of yellow, green, pink, and blue stripes. The yellow, green and pink stripes, in particular, seem to shift from time to time, while their blue stripes stay in place. in addition, these more colorful Muk have small crystals protruding out of various areas of their body. The rarest of alolan muk have purple stripes in place of green.


Muk were first discovered in the Kanto Region, but were soon found all over the world. They are said to have formed magically from sludge at the bottom of toxic pools. In the tropical Alola region, Muk were introduced into the ecosystem to assist in clean-up of litter, and have fed mostly on said garbage, leading to their toxins becoming mostly crystallized, becoming akin to fangs and claws. Due to their toxins being stored in their bodies or becoming crystalised, alolan muk do not share the same potent stench as their brethren.


Muk frequently live in urban environments, where pollution runs rampant. The moister the climate, the better

Muk Names[edit]

Despite being oozes, Muk astonishingly enough have biological sex. Their names derive from Common, specifically using Human names. Most of the time, they are given a nickname by a potentially masochistic trainer. (No, seriously, these things REEK! Who would want one around?) Such Names tend to be in reference to some form of media, like movies or games, but they do not necessarily need to be.

Nicknames: Flubber, Great Mighty Poo, Slime ball, De Blob

Muk Traits[edit]

Toxic slime Pokémon that smell worse than feces, rotting flesh, eggs, and heavily fermented sauerkraut... Yuck
Ability Score Increase. Muk are hearty, yet, are so rancid that rotten eggs and corpses smell nice by comparison. Your Constitution score increases by 2 and your Charisma score decreases by 2.
Age. Muk can live as long as there is sufficient pollutants to feed on.
Alignment. Most muk are chaotic neutral, due to being a nuisance for the sake of survival.
Size. Muk stand a little over 3 feet tall, and weigh around 66 pounds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. Plants do little to slow you down. Any plant in your way is left withered and dead.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Poison-Type. You are resistant to poison damage and have advantage on saving throws against being poisoned.
Liquid Body. Due to your aqueous body, you cannot suffocate in water.
Stench. As an action, you may emit a foul cloud of noxious gas. This acts like the stinking cloud spell, except it is always centered on you, and only has a 10 feet radius. The DC for this attack is 10 + your proficiency bonus + your Constitution modifier. Once used you cannot use this trait again until you complete a short or long rest. In addition, you have disadvantage on Stealth checks made to avoid detection by creatures that can smell.
Sticky Hold. When a creature makes a Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check to remove an item from your person, they have disadvantage on the check.
Sludge Bomb. As an action, you can regurgitate a lump of toxic sludge that bursts out your mouth and striking creatures in a 15-foot cone. Affected creatures must make a Dexterity saving throw or take 2d6 poison damage. The DC is equal to 10 + your proficiency bonus + your Constitution modifier. Once used you cannot use this trait again until you complete a short or long rest.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Primordial.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

′ ″ + lb. × () lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

When creating a mukcharacter, you can use the following table of traits, ideals, bonds and flaws to help flesh out your character. Use these tables in addition to or in place of your background's characteristics.

d4 Personality Trait
Friendly I enjoy showing affection to those that don't mind my stench
Orderly I feel as though my time is best spent polluting as much water as I can
Arrogance Some call me stinky... I prefer putrid
Cynical The best people are those that can't smell
d4 Ideal
Affection I want to be loved by someone
Contentment We love to stink and pollute, so why change it?
Tradition We eat, and eat, and eat. All to survive. To not eat is suicide
Peace If everyone had no sense of smell, we could coexist with other races as a non-pest
d6 Bond
Friendship My trainer is my friend.
Camaraderie My trainer is my ally.
Modesty My trainer is brave to want me around.
Subordinate My trainer sees me as a tool... (s)he's right.
Supportive My trainer needs me to help him through tough times
Mutualist Me and my trainer bring out our best.
d4 Flaw
Touchy I tend to get physical, both when angry and happy
Stubborn I don't care if people want to go. I'm staying!
Boisterous I tend to make noise when it suits me, and no one else
Poor manners I belch and do other things to make people uncomfortable

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