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Muddy Water
だくりゅう Muddy River
Muddy Water.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  95
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
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  0  
Jamming  0  

Muddy Water (Japanese: だくりゅう Muddy River) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation III, where it was Marshtomp's and Swampert's signature move.


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.


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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Colo and XD description.
Games Description
RSE 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.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water     78 78 37 ''''
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground   47 47 ''''
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground   53 53 ''''
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground 37 37 37 ''''
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground 39 39 39 ''''
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water     20 20 ''''
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water   37 37 ''''
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground   41 41 ''''
535 Tympole Tympole Water Water     27 ''''
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground     28 ''''
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground     28 ''''
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric     40 '
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
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison   Omanyte Omanyte
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal   MarshtompSwampert MarshtompSwampert
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water   WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water   WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
183 Marill Marill Water Water no WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Water no WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
339 Barboach Barboach Water Ground no Relicanth
366 Clamperl Clamperl Water Water   WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock   WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodon WooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertShellosGastrodonTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water no 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.

By event

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.

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
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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


  • 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 Generations III to IV.
  • Stunfisk is the only Pokémon who learns Muddy Water by level up that doesn't obtain STAB from it.
  • Surf and Muddy Water have similar animations in-game 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 Enlameada
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blatnjava Voda
Spain Flag.png Spanish Agua Lodosa

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