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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.

Contents

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 Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
37B2W2
37 37 40
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 47 47 47 47 28
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 53 53 53 53 34
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 37 37 37 37XY
38ORAS
38
260 Swampert Swampert
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 39 39 39 39 39
339 Barboach Barboach
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 35ORAS 35 31
340 Whiscash Whiscash
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 39ORAS 39 33
382 Kyogre Kyogre
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 20HGSS 20 20XY
60ORAS
60
422 Shellos Shellos
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous 37 37 37 37 31
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 41 41 41 41 33
535 Tympole Tympole
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 27 27 27 40
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 28 28 28 48
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 28 28 28 54
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 40 40 40 40
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Galarian form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 40
692 Clauncher Clauncher
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 48 48 50
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 53 57 56
704 Goomy Goomy
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 38 38 50
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 38 38 56
706 Goodra Goodra
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 38 38 58
788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
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 Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
060 Poliwag Poliwag
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
116 Horsea Horsea
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
117 Seadra Seadra
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
119 Seaking Seaking
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
184 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
185 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
230 Kingdra Kingdra
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
246 Larvitar Larvitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
247 Pupitar Pupitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
339 Barboach Barboach
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
340 Whiscash Whiscash
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
349 Feebas Feebas
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
350 Milotic Milotic
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
422 Shellos Shellos
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
535 Tympole Tympole
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Galarian form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
647 Keldeo Keldeo
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
704 Goomy Goomy
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
706 Goodra Goodra
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
746 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
747 Mareanie Mareanie
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
748 Toxapex Toxapex
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
816 Sobble Sobble
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
817 Drizzile Drizzile
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
818 Inteleon Inteleon
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
834 Drednaw Drednaw
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
852 Clobbopus Clobbopus
FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like
853 Grapploct Grapploct
FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like
871 Pincurchin Pincurchin
ElectricIC Big.png 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 Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster HGSS
116 Horsea Horsea
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon HGSS
138 Omanyte Omanyte
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
339 Barboach Barboach
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
366 Clamperl Clamperl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
369 Relicanth Relicanth
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 HGSS
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
746 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
WaterIC Big.png 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 Horsea
WaterIC Big.png 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 Omanyte
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
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 Kingdra
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
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

Muddy water hits all Pokémon except the user in the room (including teammates). May lower enemies 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.

GO Water.png Muddy Water
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33 33
Duration 2.2 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 1.9 seconds
Muddy Water GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 35
Energy cost 35 35
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 30%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility

Swampert

Seismitoad Basculin Basculin Stunfisk Stunfisk (Galarian Form)
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

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

Core series games

Muddy Water III.png Muddy Water IV.png Muddy Water V.png Muddy Water VI.png
Muddy Water VI 2.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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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 VII.png
Muddy Water VII 2.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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Side series games

Muddy Water Colo.png Muddy Water XD.png Muddy Water PBR.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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Spin-off series games

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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

  • 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
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, Celestial Storm-present)
Água Viscosa (Unleashed-Legendary Treasures)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Água Lamacenta
Mar de Lama
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blatnjava voda
Spain Flag.png Spanish Agua Lodosa
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Nước Đục *
Dòng Chảy Bùn


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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