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Mudkip (Pokémon)

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Blaziken #257: Blaziken
Pokémon
#259: Marshtomp Marshtomp
Mudkip
ミズゴロウ Mizugorou
#258
258Mudkip.png
Artwork from Emerald
Type
Water '
Category
Mud Fish Pokémon
Ability
Torrent
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#007
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'04"
Imperial
0.4 m
Metric
Weight
16.8 lbs.
Imperial
7.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F258.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster and
Water 1 groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 65 Battle Exp.: 651*

Mudkip (Japanese: ミズゴロウ Mizugorou) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Marshtomp starting at level 16, who evolves into Swampert starting at level 36.

Along with Treecko and Torchic, it is one of three starter Pokémon that can be chosen at the beginning of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Biology

Physiology

Mudkip are small blue Pokémon with large heads with orange external gills. They also have a fin on the top of their heads and a light-blue fin for a tail. They move around on all four legs.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Mudkip can use the fin on their heads to detect subtle changes in air and water currents, and can detect nearby bodies of water in this way. They can also detect danger. Like most water Pokémon, Mudkip can shoot water from their mouths. When in water, Mudkip breathe using the gills on their cheeks. On land, they can powerfully lift large boulders by planting their four feet and heaving. They sleep by burying themselves in soil at the water's edge. Their large tail fin propels them through water with powerful acceleration. If they are faced with a tight situation in battle, Mudkip will become strong enough to crush rocks bigger than themselves.

Behavior

Mudkip are more mellow than their evolutions, but are protective of their kind and because of their powerful strength they group up in numbers and easy overpower their foes.

Habitat

Mudkip and members of its evolution family dwell in swamps or other wetlands, deep inside isolated islands, because of their dislike of fresh water lakes and ponds. Soon after birth on beautiful beaches, they swim to swamps deep within islands. Very few have been known to hatch in swamps.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Mudkip first appeared in Get the Show on the Road, when May was asked to use a Pokémon to attack some Poochyena. Then, when May was asked to pick her starter Pokémon, she didn't pick Mudkip after it refused to do what May asked.

A Mudkip was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

File:Mudkiphatching2.gif
A baby Mudkip hatching from an egg

Brock has a Marshtomp that he caught as a Mudkip in A Mudkip Mission. Mudkip eggs were seen in the episode when Old Man Swamp offered to let Brock see one hatch, and Brock accepts his offer with enthusiasm. Next, a baby Mudkip is shown hatching from a Mudkip egg.

Nicholai's Mudkip appeared in In the Knicker of Time!.

During Having a Wailord of a Time, Nurse Joy asks Ash and Max to look over a Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip while she wasn't there. The Mudkip of this group was very young and cried easily.

In the Manga

In Pokémon Special, When Ruby was attacked by Sapphire's Torchic, Professor Birch told him to look in his briefcase, to pick up the Poké Ball with a blue Pokémon and to throw it. The Poké Ball released a Mudkip and he nicknamed it Zuzu. At the beginning Ruby was dissaponted with it because it wasn't pretty enough like his other Pokémon and it couldn't particpate in any Pokémon Contest. He tried with different conditions and then he decided that Tough Contests would be perfect for it. Zuzu eventually evolved into a Marshtomp and then into a Swampert.

In the manga Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team, Ginji's partner and first friend is a cautious Mudkip

In the TCG

Main article: Mudkip (TCG)

In the TFG

One Mudkip figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby The fin on Mudkip's head acts as highly sensitive radar. Using this fin to sense movements of water and air, this Pokémon can determine what is taking place around it without using its eyes.
Sapphire In water, Mudkip breathes using the gills on its cheeks. If it is faced with a tight situation in battle, this Pokémon will unleash its amazing power - it can Template:M2 bigger than itself.
Emerald On land, it can powerfully Template:M2 by planting its four feet and heaving. It sleeps by burying itself in soil at the water's edge.
FireRed Its large tail fin propels it through water with powerful acceleration. It is strong in spite of its size.
LeafGreen Its large tail fin propels it through water with powerful acceleration. It is strong in spite of its size.
Generation IV
Diamond To alert it, the fin on its head senses the flow of water. It has the strength to Template:M2.
Pearl To alert it, the fin on its head senses the flow of water. It has the strength to Template:M2.
Platinum To alert it, the fin on its head senses the flow of water. It has the strength to Template:M2.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Birch on Route 101
Emerald
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Birch on Route 101
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Pond
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Springleaf Field
Camp Starlight
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Lake (Sapphire Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 3
Endless Level 17
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Waterfall Pond (1F-3F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
End Lake (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 310   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Template:Learnset introMoves in Italics aren't STAB for Mudkip, but are for some/all evolutions.

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DB7F5" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 258.png Spr 3e 258.png Spr 3r 258.png Spr b 3r 258.png
Spr 3r 258 s.png Spr 3e 258 s.png Spr 3r 258 s.png Spr b 3r 258 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 258.png Spr 4d 258.png Spr 4d 258.png Spr b 4d 258.png
Spr 4d 258 s.png Spr 4d 258 s.png Spr 4d 258 s.png Spr b 4d 258 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 258.png Spr 5b 258.png Spr b 5b 258.png
Spr 5b 258 s.png Spr 5b 258 s.png Spr b 5b 258 s.png
Mudkip For other sprites and images, please see Mudkip images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Mudkip is the only Template:Type2 starter that is quadrupedal, though its evolutions Marshtomp and Swampert are able to walk on either two or four feet.
  • "so i herd u liek mudkipz?" is a frequently-mentioned meme on *chan sites.
  • Mudkip has the highest Attack out of all the starters at base form.
  • In a poll conducted by Nintendo of Europe, Mudkip was voted as the fan favorite, with Typhlosion and Blastoise close behind.
  • GameFAQs's sixth and seventh annual character battles featured Mudkip.

Origin

This Pokémon is based on the mudpuppy or mudskipper, or also possibly an axolotl.

Name origin

Mudkip's name is a combination of mud and skip, and was probably chosen because it sounds like mudskipper. Its Japanese name is probably based on 水 mizu, "water," and ムツゴロウ mutsugorō, "mudskipper."

In other languages

  • German: Hydropi - Comes from a combination of hydro and mudpuppy.
  • French: Gobou - From gober (to swallow) and boue (mud).
  • Korean: 물짱이 Muljjang-i - A combination of 물 (water) and 장이, a word that is similar to a suffix referring to a 'specialist' or 'professional'.

Related articles

External links

  • Radar, the fanlisting for Mudkip.

Notes

Starter Pokémon
Kanto
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Johto
Chikorita
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Totodile
Hoenn
Treecko
Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
Mudkip
Mudkip
Sinnoh
Turtwig
Turtwig
Chimchar
Chimchar
Piplup
Piplup
Unova
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Kalos
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum
EspeonUmbreon
Espeon and Umbreon
XD
Eevee
Eevee
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