It premiered on Disney XD Canada on September 3, 2012 and began broadcasts in the United States the following month. Since the series' debut, 46 episodes have been broadcast in six seasons. It has been broadcast in over 150 countries internationally. Several products tied to the series have been released, including action figures and video games. Several specials and the films Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond (2014), Slugterra: Return of the Elementals (2014) and Slugterra: Slug Fu Showdown (2015) have also been created. A trailer for the fourth movie, Slugterra: Eastern Caverns (2015) was released on July 3, 2015.
Eli Shane is a teenager determined to be the greatest slug-slinging hero of Slugterra after his dad. He can do this only by collecting, training, and dueling little creatures called slugs. Before he came to Slugterra, he had only one slug, a famous slug named Burpy. When first in Slugterra, he befriends a Molenoid named Pronto. Next he finds Trixie, a girl who saves him from a rogue slug-slinger. Then he meets a Cave Troll named Kord. With the help of Pronto he enters a tournament in which he trains and receives more slugs. He gets ready and then tries to stop the nefarious Dr. Thaddius Blakk and his ghoul slugs.