Muddy Water (move)

Muddy Water
だくりゅう Muddy River
Muddy Water VIII.png
Muddy Water VIII 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. It is TR45 in Generation VIII.

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 targets all adjacent opponents.

Muddy Water can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if the move Rain Dance was used in the prior turn.

Generation VI

Muddy Water's power was lowered from 95 to 90. 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.
DPPtHGSSPBR 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
SMUSUM
The user attacks by shooting muddy water at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their accuracy.
SwSh The user attacks by shooting muddy water at opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their accuracy.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
37B2W2
37 37 40
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field 47 47 47 47 28
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field 53 53 53 53 34
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1 37 37 37 37XY
38ORAS
38 40
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1 39 39 39 39 39 42
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 35ORAS 35 31
340   Whiscash
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 39ORAS 39 33
382   Kyogre
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 20HGSS 20 20XY
60ORAS
60 27
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous 37 37 37 37 31
423   Gastrodon
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 41 41 41 41 33
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1 27 27 27 40
536   Palpitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 28 28 28 48
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 28 28 28 54
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 40 40 40 40
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 40
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3 48 48 50
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3 53 57 56
704   Goomy
  Dragon Dragon 38 38 50
705   Sliggoo
  Dragon Dragon 38 38 56
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon 38 38 58
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 48 45
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR45
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
298   Azurill
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
340   Whiscash
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
382   Kyogre
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous
423   Gastrodon
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field
450   Hippowdon
  Field Field
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1
536   Palpitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
647   Keldeo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
704   Goomy
  Dragon Dragon
705   Sliggoo
  Dragon Dragon
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
816   Sobble
  Water 1 Field
817   Drizzile
  Water 1 Field
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster HGSS
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon HGSS
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
298   Azurill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
366   Clamperl
  Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 HGSS
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2
746   Wishiwashi
  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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
116   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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
138   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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
230   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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Muddy Water is a move with 18 base power, 84% accuracy, and 10 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, possibly lowing their accuracy by one stage.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 116 139 85% All opponents Has a chance (30%) of lowering the target's accuracy by one stat rank*.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of lowering the target's accuracy.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Accuracy by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's accuracy by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで めいちゅうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It damages all Pokémon in the same room except you. It could also lower their accuracy.
SMD It damages all Pokémon in the same room as you except for you. It could also lower their accuracy.


Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Muddy Water is a Charged Attack that has been available since July 21, 2019.

  Muddy Water
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33  
Duration 2.2 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 1.9 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 35
Energy cost 35  
Secondary effect   1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 30%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
         
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

In the anime

       
West Sea Gastrodon East Sea Gastrodon
The user attacks by shooting out muddy water.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  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

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • 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
Chinese Cantonese 濁流 Juhklàuh
Mandarin 濁流 / 浊流 Zhuóliú
  Dutch Troebel water
  French Ocroupi
  German Lehmbrühe
  Greek Λασπόνερο
  Indonesian Air Berlumpur
  Italian Fanghiglia
  Korean 탁류 Takryu
  Polish Grzęzawisko
Portuguese   Brazil Água Barrenta (Pokémon GO, Secret Wonders-HeartGold & SoulSilver, Celestial Storm-present, manga)
Água Viscosa (Unleashed-Legendary Treasures)
  Portugal Água Lamacenta
Mar de Lama
  Serbian Blatnjava voda
  Spanish Agua Lodosa
  Thai น้ำโคลน
  Vietnamese Nước Đục *
Dòng Chảy Bùn



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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