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The Dirt Urchin is a green, common Slug with a cream-coloured stomach. It's covered in orange spikes with a prominent spike above the eyes. This Slug uses the spikes on its body to attack. Eli owns a Dirt Urchin named Mucky. Kord also has one, which he used to prank Pronto on one occasion. Their preferred habitats are desert caverns and dry plains. Its power type is spikes and spines slug and its element is plant.

A famous Dirt Urchin is Mucky, who belongs to Eli Shane.

A ghouled Dirt Urchin is called a Dark Urchin.

Attacks

  • Protoform Abilities - Can stick like a burr.
  • Sandburr - Curls up into a spiky ball and hits opponent.
  • Chortlesnort - Shoots spikes like a porcupine.
  • Kractus - Burrows its way through into the ground, making it hard to hit before slamming into opponent with a spiky explosion.
  • Needlepatch - Explodes in-air, firing multiple rounds of spiny needles.

Fusion Shots

Combos

  • ElectroSpear: "Dirt Urchin"+"Tazerling" - Once the slugs start spinning, electrified needles are shot out.

Analysis

The Dirt Urchin can make a fine Slug for the right Slinger, but their move set is heavily geared towards ranged, wide-area attacks. For the Slinger who likes to get close to their opponent and focus on specific targets, the Dirt Urchin will be hard pressed to find a place in their arsenal.

Sandburr is a solid single-target move, similar to the basic moves of a Hop Rock or Armashelt but without the explosions. Up against a Slinger who likes to deflect incoming Slugs, the lack of explosion can be a benefit, even if it makes the Dirt Urchin less useful outside of combat.

Kractus is something of a defensive move, but is extremely vulnerable to Slugs with burrowing moves of their own, due to the time lag between the Dirt Urchin digging in and when it attacks.

All in all, Dirt Urchins are excellent for situations where a Slinger is up against multiple opponents, but lack of variety in its attacks often makes it a poor choice for one-on-one duels.

Dirt Urchins also seem to come in handy for long range situations or escaping enemies mainly because of their longe range-to-short range move ratio (Fusion Shots included).

Appearances

Trivia

  • Dirt Urchins aren't often seen in the show itself, but appear numerous times in the Slugisodes.

Gallery

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Opening Burpy Slugs Tormato ghoul

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Grimm 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 · Firenzar · Tenasher · Glowbyss
Extremely Rare Slugs Boon Doc · White Boon Doc · Forgesmelter
Ultra Rare Slugs Infurnus · Enigmo · Crystalyd · Hypnogrif · Narwhaddle · Midas
Elemental Slugs Fire Elemental · Water Elemental · Earth Elemental · Air Elemental · Energy Elemental
Ghoul Slugs Darkfurnus · Goon Doc · Smugglet · Cryptogrif · Nightgeist · Tempesto · Aquafreak · Photomo · Neurotox · Terrarix · Barreto · Amperling · Grimmstone · Attacknet · Harmashelt · Bubbalash · Thrasher · Hop Jack · Frostfang · Jollyfist · Greneater · Dark Urchin · Briardrill · Pyringo · Flatulo Rex · Negablade · Hoverblade · Ghouled Crystalyd · Vexlet · Sand Mangler · Vamparo
Other Roboslug · Mimkey · Toxis · Slugling
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Opening Burpy 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 · Urchin · 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

Start a Discussion Discussions about Dirt Urchin

  • IT'S NOT DARK URCHIN!

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    • Nightfighter5 wrote:... Sounds like nerds is running out of ideas I don't think they are running out of ideas,but thats just me
    • MasterSlinger wrote: Nightfighter5 wrote:... Sounds like nerds is running out of ideas I don't think they are running out of ideas,but th...
  • Dirt Urchin

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    • It's on the slugterra website
    • and in dark as night you can see it in action

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