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Muddy Water (move)

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.

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. 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.
XY The user attacks by shooting muddy water at the opposing Pokemon. This may also lower their accuracy.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water     78 78 37 37
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground   47 47 47
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground   53 53 53
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground 37 37 37 37
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground 39 39 39 39
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water     20 20 20
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water   37 37 37
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground   41 41 41
535 Tympole Tympole Water Water     27 27
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground     28 28
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground     28 28
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric     40 40
692 Clauncher Clauncher Water Water       48
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water       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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water   WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
072 Tentacool Tentacool* Water Poison     Omanyte Omanyte ClauncherClawitzer
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal     MarshtompSwampert MarshtompSwampert MarshtompSwampert
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water     WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzerGoomySliggooGoodra
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water     WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy     WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy     WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
339 Barboach Barboach* Water Ground     Relicanth Relicanth
366 Clamperl Clamperl Water Water     WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock     WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfiskClauncherClawitzer
550 Basculin Basculin* Water Water     Relicanth Relicanth
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 Type Obtained with
116 116 Horsea Water Pokéwalker - Winner's Path
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
138 138 Omanyte Rock Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
230 230 Kingdra Water Dragon Yamamoto's Tournament Kingdra
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

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.
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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

  • Marshtomp and Swampert have never been seen using this move in the anime, despite it being their signature move in Generation III. Only Gastrodon has been seen using the move.
  • 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.

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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Agua Lameada
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blatnjava Voda
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Agua Lodosa
Spain Flag.png Spain Agua Lodosa


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Last modified on 21 August 2014, at 15:09