Muddy Water (move)

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Muddy Water
だくりゅう Muddy River
Muddy Water.png
Muddy Water 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  2 ♥♥
Startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Muddy Water (Japanese: だくりゅう Muddy River) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Marshtomp and Swampert.

Effect

Generations III to V

Muddy Water inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of lowering the target's accuracy by one stage. Muddy Water hits both opposing Pokémon in Double Battles. In a Triple Battle, Muddy Water will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

Generation VI

Muddy Water's power changed from 95 to 90. In Horde Encounters, it will target all opponents. Muddy Water will also destroy stalagmites found in the background of battles.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Attacks with muddy water. May lower accuracy.
FRLG The user attacks with muddy water. It may also lower the foe's accuracy.
DPPtHGSS The user attacks by shooting out muddy water. It may also lower the foe's accuracy.
BWB2W2 The user attacks by shooting muddy water at the opposing team. It may also lower the targets' accuracy.
XYORAS
SM
The user attacks by shooting muddy water at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their accuracy.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
37B2W2
37
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field 47 47 47
195 Quagsire Quagsire
Water 1 Field 53 53 53
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
Monster Water 1 37 37 37 37XY
38ORAS
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1 39 39 39 39
339 Barboach Barboach
Water 2 Water 2 35ORAS
340 Whiscash Whiscash
Water 2 Water 2 39ORAS
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20HGSS 20 20XY
60ORAS
422 Shellos Shellos
Water 1 Amorphous 37 37 37
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
Water 1 Amorphous 41 41 41
535 Tympole Tympole
Water 1 Water 1 27 27
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
Water 1 Water 1 28 28
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
Water 1 Water 1 28 28
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Water 1 Amorphous 40 40
692 Clauncher Clauncher
Water 1 Water 3 48
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
Water 1 Water 3 53
704 Goomy Goomy
Dragon Dragon 38
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
Dragon Dragon 38
706 Goodra Goodra
Dragon Dragon 38
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
072 Tentacool Tentacool
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster HGSS
116 Horsea Horsea
Water 1 Dragon HGSS
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
183 Marill Marill
Water 1 Fairy
298 Azurill Azurill
Undiscovered Undiscovered
339 Barboach Barboach
Water 2 Water 2
366 Clamperl Clamperl
Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
369 Relicanth Relicanth
Water 1 Water 2 HGSS
550 Basculin Basculin
Water 2 Water 2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
116 Horsea Horsea
Water 1 Dragon Pokéwalker - Winner's Path
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
230 Kingdra Kingdra
Water 1 Dragon Yamamoto's Tournament Kingdra
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Accuracy by one level.

In the anime

None.png Cynthia Gastrodon Muddy Water.png Paul Gastrodon Muddy Water.png None.png
Cynthia's Gastrodon Paul's Gastrodon
The user attacks by shooting out muddy water.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon releases spiraling brown water from its body or Gastrodon releases multiple streams of brown water from its body at the opponent.
Cynthia's Gastrodon Double Team Turnover! Debut
423E Gastrodon Gastrodon releases spiraling brown water from its body or Gastrodon releases multiple streams of brown water from its body at the opponent.
Paul's Gastrodon Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Muddy Water III.png Muddy Water IV.png Muddy Water V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


Muddy Water PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Muddy Water Colo.png Muddy Water XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Of all the signature moves of the Hoenn starters, Muddy Water was the only one that remained a special move from Generation III to IV.
  • Surf and Muddy Water have similar in-game animations since the latter's introduction, with the only difference being the color.
  • This move originated as a TCG attack.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 濁流 Zhuó​liú​
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Troebel Water
France Flag.png French Ocroupi
Germany Flag.png German Lehmbrühe
Greece Flag.png Greek Λασπόνερο
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Air Berlumpur
Italy Flag.png Italian Fanghiglia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 탁류 Takryu
Poland Flag.png Polish Grzęzawisko
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Água Barrenta (Secret Wonders-HeartGold & SoulSilver)
Água Viscosa (Unleashed-present)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Água Lameada
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blatnjava voda
Spain Flag.png Spanish Agua Lodosa


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