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Slugs are the magical creatures that are the main focus of SlugTerra. They are magical creatures that transform into more powerful versions of themselves "when they hit the speed of 100 miles per hour".

Introduction

Elemental Powers

Main article: Elements

There are currently 48 known breeds of Slugs that fall into 12 different elements. Each breed of Slug has its own unique powers. While many of those breeds are used for battling, some, like the Bubbaleone, can also be used in everyday life such as for household chores.

Blasters and You

Main article: Blasters

Slugs are kept in special cylinder-shaped cases called slug containers. Blasters have three parts, the base, barrel and space for reloading in which slugs are fitted and then fired by fusing energy of slugs and blaster.

Slug Transformations

Main article: Slugslinging

When these slugs are fired with the help of Blasters, they reach a speed of one hundred miles per hour and transform into a stronger form called a Velocimorph which can be highly destructive.

Slug Retrieval

Once they are fired, they can only be re-used if their Slingers are fast in picking them up and reloading, otherwise they will return to one's hideout if one is friendly to them.

How To Catch Slugs!

All Slug-Slingers have to expand their arsenal and for that they use certain techniques like only talking or using special slug collecting devices.

Care and Feeding of Slugs!

Slugs need to be fed regularly so that they remain healthy, and baby slugs need extra special care to help them mature.

Younger children tend to keep Slugs as pets, often bonding more closely with their Slugs than Slugslingers do.

Trading Slugs

Due to their battle capabilities, Slingers often see their Slugs as nothing more than ammo. No longer a childhood pet, many Slingers don't think twice about trading or selling their Slugs. In some SlugSlinging competitions, the prize for winning a duel is being allowed to take a Slug from the losing Slinger's arsenal. As a result, slugs have little choice in who their owner is, and can change hands frequently.

Megamorph Transformations

Main article: Megamorphs

If experienced enough, slugs can megamorph/or evolve into a more powerful form called Mega Morph Forms when they are shot at two hundred miles per hour.

If a slug is not experienced enough, it will get thrown off by the speed. By using an accelerator in the blaster, you can make a slug mega morph more easily.

Physiology

Protoform

Slugs are small, bipedal creatures that are often brightly coloured. Their colouration or markings often offer a hint as to a Slug breed's element, although this is not always the case.

Most Slugs can survive and breath underwater without the need to surface, although almost all species of Slug need Torpedo Shells in order to reach velocity underwater. Additionally, fire-type attacks don't work underwater, making breeds such as the Infurnus highly vulnerable.

Slugs can adhere to surfaces at virtually any angle, and were sometimes seen even sleeping hanging upside-down from a cavern ceiling. They also have exceptional agility and endurance for their size, able to jump great distances and withstand severe impacts.

Velocimorph

A velocimorph is the Slug's form upon hitting 100mph, transforming into a larger, more powerful creature. In almost all cases, the velocimorph bears a reasonable likeness to the Slug's protoform appearance. The Lavalynx is the most notable exception to this rule. Flopper Slugs are the only known Slugs to not transform upon reaching velocity.

Megamorphs

Upon reaching 200mph, a Slug will obtain a mega velocimorph form, which slightly changes the features of the individual Slug's protoform as well as their colour markings. With the altered protoform, a Slug will glow when it reaches 100 mph without being fired, acting as a speedometer to let their Slinger know when enough speed has been achieved to reach megamorph form.

Forms

Velocimorphs

Slugs are combat-capable and many Slugs enjoy dueling or, at least, transforming at velocity. In ancient times, in the time before blasters, Slugs used their environment in order to gain enough speed to transform. Occasionally, some Slugs still use their surroundings for their advantage in battle, especially when their Slinger is unable to get them to velocity, due to problems with his or her blaster or incapacitation.

Transforming at velocity, more so than actually battling, is how a Slug gains experience. For Slugs, experience comes in the way of increased Slug Energy. Since blasters are powered by Slug energy, more experienced Slugs make for more powerful shots. If a Slug gets too powerful, its energy can overload a blaster's fusion core, damaging the blaster. Once a Slug gains experience, it never loses its increased levels of Slug energy, even if it goes a long time without reaching velocity.

As Slugs gain more experience, they also gain new abilities. Often, these powers are related to combat, but some breeds, like the Fandango, fill more supportive rolls. The most powerful of Slugs can become Guardian Slugs, a position that almost all Slugs wish to achieve.

Ghouls

Main article: Ghoul Slugs

Ghoul Slugs are slugs that have been transformed into feral mindless weapons. Once transformed, the slug becomes fueled with chaotic evil and takes on a menacing appearance both in and out of velocity.

Guardians

Main article: Guardian Slugs

Guardian Slugs are slugs that have reached a specialized level of experience and power usually with the help of the Shadow Clan, and become guardians of good and gain higher status as a result.

The Elementals

Main article: Elemental Slugs

The five Elemental Slugs are ancient slugs of great power, and said to be the ancestors of all slugs found in Slugterra today.

Diet

Main article: Slug Food
A happy Slug is a healthy Slug and a healthy Slugs win duels!
Eli Shane & Twist[src]


Slug food

Slugs can eat almost anything, but too much "people food" isn't good for them. A Healthy Slug requires a balanced diet, which can be achieved by giving them slug food.

As told by Trixie in "Fun Facts About Slugs", slugs love leafy green vegetables, though it is hinted that slugs do eat meat as Spinner is attracted to a meat's smell in the Slugisode "Spinner in: Tangled Web".

In the wild, slugs eat leaves (a Fandango is shown eating a leaf in "Slugterra: Return of the Elementals") and berries (shown in "Slugs In The Wild").

Behavior

As seen in the Slugisode: Fun Facts About Slugs, it shows that slugs are usually quite friendly to other slugs, regardless of species, sleep early, and have good table manners.

Slugs, through dark science, can be corrupted and are turned into monstrous beasts called Ghoul Slugs. They are only distributed by Dr. Blakk. These slugs are unpredictable, somewhat unstable, vicious, and mischievous.

Slugs have been shown to have human level intelligence and even possess their own hidden society of sorts.

List of Slugs

Known Breeds

  1. Air Elemental
  2. AquaBeek
  3. Arachnet
  4. Armashelt
  5. Blastipede
  6. Boon Doc (Green)
  7. Boon Doc (White)
  8. Bubbaleone
  9. Crystalyd
  10. Diggrix
  11. Dirt Urchin
  12. Earth Elemental
  13. Energy Elemental
  14. Enigmo
  15. Fandango
  16. Fire Elemental
  17. Flaringo
  18. Flatulorhinkus
  19. Flopper
  20. Forgesmelter
  21. Frightgeist
  22. Frostcrawler
  23. Gazzer
  24. Geoshard
  25. Grenuke
  26. Hexlet
  27. Hop Rock
  28. Hoverbug
  29. Hypnogrif
  30. Infurnus
  31. Jellyish
  32. Lariat
  33. Lavalynx
  34. MakoBreaker
  35. Negashade
  36. Neotox
  37. Phosphoro
  38. Pieper Slugs
  39. Polero
  40. Rammstone
  41. Sand Angler
  42. Slicksilver
  43. Slyren
  44. Speedstinger
  45. Tazerling
  46. Thresher
  47. Thugglet
  48. Tormato
  49. Vinedrill
  50. Water Elemental
  51. Xmitter

Known Ghoul Slug (Ghoul) Breeds

  1. Air Elemental ghoul-ghouled Air Elemental
  2. Amperling-ghouled Tazerling
  3. Aquafreak-ghouled AquaBeek
  4. Attacknet-ghouled Arachnet
  5. Barreto-ghouled Polero
  6. Briardrill-ghouled Vinedrill
  7. Bubbalash-ghouled Bubbaleone
  8. Cryptogrif-ghouled Hypnogrif
  9. Crystalyd ghoul-ghouled Crystalyd
  10. Dark Urchin-ghouled Dirt Urchin
  11. Darkfurnus-ghouled Infurnus
  12. Disastipede-ghouled Blastipede
  13. Doomspiker-ghouled Speedstinger
  14. Earth Elemental ghoul-ghouled Earth Elemental
  15. Fire Elemental ghoul-ghouled Fire Elemental
  16. Flatulo Rex-ghouled Flatulorhinkus
  17. Frostfang-ghouled Frostcrawler
  18. Goon Doc-ghouled Boon Doc
  19. Geoshard ghoul-ghouled Geoshard
  20. Greneater-ghouled Grenuke
  21. Grimmstone-ghouled Rammstone
  22. Harmashelt-ghouled Armashelt
  23. Hop Jack-ghouled Hop Rock
  24. Hoverblade-ghouled Hoverbug
  25. Jollyfist-ghouled Jellyish
  26. Megabreaker-ghouled Makobreaker
  27. Negablade-ghouled Negashade
  28. Neurotox-ghouled Neotox
  29. Nightgeist-ghouled Frightgeist
  30. Photomo-ghouled Phosphoro
  31. Pyringo-ghouled Flaringo
  32. Sand Mangler-ghouled Sand Angler
  33. Slicksilver ghoul-ghouled Slicksilver
  34. Smugglet-ghouled Thugglet
  35. Tempesto-ghouled Tormato
  36. Terrarix-ghouled Diggrix
  37. Thrasher-ghouled Thresher
  38. Vamparo-ghouled Fandango
  39. Vexlet-ghouled Hexlet
  40. Xmitter ghoul-ghouled Xmitter

Other Slugs

Cub

  1. Slugling

Artificial

  1. Roboslug (A mechanical slug that can perform/reverse most slug maneuvers)

Mysterious

  1. Mimkey
  2. Toxis

In games only

  1. Electric Elemental
  2. Firenzar
  3. Glowbyss
  4. Ice Elemental
  5. Midas
  6. Narwhaddle
  7. Plant Elemental
  8. Psychic Elemental
  9. Tenasher
  10. Toxic Elemental
  11. Spikeshade

Mentioned only

  1. Dustpuff
  2. Universal Slug

Trivia

  • Slugs are quite intelligent, about as much as humans; some were actually able to drive a Mecha even though it wasn't designed for their use.
    • Slugs also have their own native tongue, which appears to be as complicated as any humanoid language.
  • Slugs tend to live in flocks, however some have been shown to prefer solitude.
  • Slugs are one species, but consist of many different breeds.
  • Sometimes slugs will band together to protect another slug, even if they are not from the same breed.
  • Slugs seem to not age the same way other creatures do - slugs may possess an indefinite lifespan, capable of living for thousands of years without showing any sign of aging. Notably old slugs include Joo-Joo, who is at least 2000 years old, and the Elemental Slugs, who are among the first slugs to ever exist.
  • In real life a "slug" Is a term used for projectiles.
    • The phrase "Slug it out" means to fight until there is a clear winner, in which the people in Slugterra take quite literally.

Gallery


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Grimm.png Types of Slugs in SlugTerra
Common Slugs Flopper · Slicksilver · Diggrix · Gazzer · Sand Angler · Slyren · Fandango · Phosphoro · Polero · Tormato · Tazerling · Rammstone · Frostcrawler · Armashelt · Flaringo · Thresher · Jellyish · Lariat · Dirt Urchin · Hop Rock · Grenuke
Uncommon Slugs Thugglet · Negashade · Blastipede · AquaBeek · MakoBreaker · Xmitter · Hoverbug · Flatulorhinkus · Arachnet · Bubbaleone · Speedstinger · Vinedrill · Lavalynx
Rare Slugs Frightgeist · Geoshard · Hexlet · Neotox · Tenasher · Glowbyss
Extremely Rare Slugs Boon Doc · White Boon Doc · Forgesmelter · Firenzar
Ultra Rare Slugs Infurnus · Enigmo · Crystalyd · Hypnogrif · Narwhaddle · Midas
Elemental Slugs Fire Elemental · Water Elemental · Earth Elemental · Air Elemental · Energy Elemental · Toxic Elemental · Electric Elemental · Psychic Elemental · Plant Elemental · Ice Elemental
Ghoul Slugs Darkfurnus · Amperling · Goon Doc · Grimmstone · Harmashelt · Hop Jack · Thrasher · Frostfang · Attacknet · Flatulo Rex · Bubbalash · Nightgeist · Jollyfist · Briardrill · Aquafreak · Vamparo · Blastinger · Barreto · Photomo · Tempesto · Pyringo · Hoverblade · Dark Urchin · Cryscada · Greneater · Gorgemelter · Cryptogrif · Negablade · Terrarix · Megabreaker · Smugglet · Transplitter · Sand Mangler · Vexlet · Neurotox · Ghoul Geoshard · Disastiped
Other Roboslug · Dustpuff · The Universal Slug · Toxis · Slugling
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Opening Burpy.png Famous Named Slugs in SlugTerra
Major Normal Slugs Burpy · Joules · Doc · Yang · Ping · Rookie · Bluster · Bludgeon · Stinky · Mo · Dazer · Spooker · Dozer · Digger · Stunts · Bugsy · Banger · Chiller · Spinner · Tangles · Buzzsaw · Burner · Torch · Beeker · Glimmer · Suds · Mucky · Bolo · Goober · Larry · Rocky · Sparky · Noodle · Joo-Joo · Maggs · Rex · Joker · Yin · Beau · Pieper
Major Ghoul Slugs Loki · The Goon · Sparcx
Minor Slugs Butch · Ricochet · Flutter · Windsor · Old Timer · Dizzy · Wheezy
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Shane-star (adv.).png The Underground World of SlugTerra
Main series Slugterra (Episodes · Movies)
Spin-off Slugisode (Episodes)
Movies Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond · Slugterra: Return of the Elementals · Slugterra: Slug Fu Showdown · Slugterra: Eastern Caverns · Slugterra: The Emperor's Revenge · Slugterra: Into the Shadows
SlugTerra Slugs (Elementals · Guardians · Ghouls · Megamorphs) (Aura) (Famous Slug) · SlugSlingers (Gangs)
Species Shadow Clan · Darkbane · Cave Trolls  · Molenoids  · Octoad · Humans · Elves
Blasters Accelerators · Double Barrel Blaster · Wrist Blasters
Games Slug It Out! · Battle For Slugterra · Secret of the Shadow Mines · Slug Run · SlugSlinger Duel · Dark Waters · Slug Life · Slug Wars · Guardian Force
Others The 99 Caverns · Shane Hideout · Mecha-Beasts · The Eastern Caverns
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