Open main menu

Bulbapedia β

Old Man Swamp

Old Man Swamp (Japanese: ヌマタ老人 Old Numata), also known as Mr. Swampy, is a character of the day who appeared in A Mudkip Mission. He also appeared in the Ash & Pikachu manga.


In the anime

Old Man Swamp is a man who runs a shelter for Mudkip and resembles the Pokémon he takes care of. He receives Mudkip Eggs from the Pokémon League and raises them to be starter Pokémon for beginning Trainers of the Hoenn region. When he saw that Ash and company trespassed in his secret shelter grounds, he thought that they were trying to steal the Mudkip. Soon everything was straightened out when Ash explained how Brock saved a baby Mudkip. But Brock explained to him later that another, older, Mudkip helped rescue the baby Mudkip.

Old Man Swamp has a tendency of giving out too much information. One instance was him telling Team Rocket not to break the dam because it would flood the area and the Mudkip would have nowhere to live.

When Old Man Swamp saw how Brock and Mudkip worked together to save the baby Mudkip and stop Team Rocket, he eventually asked him to take Mudkip with him as it was getting too old to give to a beginning Trainer. Both Brock and Mudkip happily agreed.


Old Man Swamp's Mudkip (multiple)
Egg → Mudkip (multiple)
Old Man Swamp receives many Mudkip Eggs from the Pokémon League and raises them to be starter Pokémon for beginning Trainers of the Hoenn region. One day a baby Mudkip falls into the water and is washed away, Brock used his Lotad to save it but then needs help and a bigger Mudkip helps them back to shore. Later Ash and his friends witness the birth of a newly hatched Mudkip. Team Rocket suddenly appear with their giant robot and have destroyed the dam, letting the water flood the river. Brock sends out his Forretress to keep the water at bay while he takes the Mudkip to higher ground. Team Rocket then come with their robot and scoop up all the Mudkip in a big bag, but are defeated by Lotad and Mudkip.

Some Mudkip's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut A Mudkip Mission


Brock's Mudkip
Egg → Mudkip
Main article: Brock's Mudkip

This Mudkip did not leave the pond as it grew older, and was already mature and acted as a guardian for the younger, smaller Mudkip. It joined Brock and left the pond after he helped it rescue itself and a younger Mudkip from a Team Rocket attack.

Debut A Mudkip Mission
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Lindsey Warner

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石丸博也 Hiroya Ishimaru
English Pete Zarustica
Finnish Arto Nieminen
Italian Pietro Ubaldi
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Jacek Kałucki
Brazilian Portuguese Carlos Silveira
European Spanish Roberto Cuenca Martínez

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Old Man in Ash & Pikachu

Old Man Swamp appeared in Brock, A Man Of Resolve!!. Unlike the anime, he was shown to have a granddaughter named Susie.


Old Man Swamp Mudkip AP.png


Language Name Origin
Polish Swampy From his English name
Russian Свампи Svampi From his English name

Ash & Pikachu characters
Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogepiBrockMayMaxJessieJamesMeowth
Gary OakDrewMorrison
Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains
AnnaAzusaProfessor BirchCalistaCarolineProfessor CozmoDrakeEriko
Eriko's grandmotherMrs. GrimmHirotoJack PollocksonKiyoLilyProfessor Oak
OliverRobertShellySolanaSusieTabithaTeam Rocket ScientistTimmy
Whitney's grandmotherWinstrate family

Project COD logo.png This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.