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Brock's Marshtomp

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Brock's Marshtomp
タケシのヌマクロー Takeshi's Numacraw
Poké Ball
Brock Marshtomp.png
Brock's Marshtomp
Debuts in A Mudkip Mission
Caught at Near Dewford Town
Evolves in A Chip Off the Old Brock
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Pewter Gym
Mudkip Marshtomp
This Pokémon spent 123 episodes as Mudkip.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Mudkip Megumi Hayashibara Lindsey Warner (AG025-AG141)
Michele Knotz (AG148)
As Marshtomp Shin'ichirō Miki Jamie Peacock

Brock's Marshtomp (Japanese: タケシのヌマクロー Takeshi's Numacraw) was the second Pokémon acquired by Brock in Hoenn, and his seventh altogether.

History

As a Mudkip

Hoenn

Brock obtained Marshtomp as a Mudkip in A Mudkip Mission. Mudkip lived at a pond on Dewford Island where Mudkip were bred for the Pokémon League. These Mudkip were to be distributed to beginning trainers as Stater Pokémon when they got large enough. However, the Mudkip that Brock caught was already mature and it acted as a guardian of the younger and smaller Mudkip. Old Man Swamp, the owner of the pond, felt that the Pokémon League would not want to give a grown-up Mudkip to a beginning Trainer. Brock eventually befriended it after a few failed attempts. Later, Mudkip, Brock, and Brock's other Pokémon, Forretress and Lotad, had to rescue a baby Mudkip from falling over a waterfall. They managed to save it, but right after the ordeal they were attacked by Team Rocket. All of the Mudkip and Brock's Lotad used Water Gun on the ground around the mecha to make it sink into the ground, and Ash's Pikachu finished the job with Thunderbolt. Old Man Swamp later suggested that Mudkip go with Brock, to which he happily agreed.

Mudkip's debut appearance saving a baby Mudkip

In Turning Over a Nuzleaf!, Mudkip, along with Pikachu, Treecko, Corphish, Torchic, Silcoon and Lotad, were separated from the group after a Loudred attacked them. Mudkip and Pikachu attempted to lead the group of Pokémon as they searched for their trainers. However, a group of Nuzleaf began to capture the Pokémon one by one after Corphish damaged the leaf on one of the Nuzleaf's heads. Mudkip and Pikachu were not captured and worked to save the others until Ash and the group arrived.

Brock and Marshtomp

Throughout the group's journey through Hoenn, Mudkip was usually seenalongside Brock's Lombre. The two were often called out to use a dual-Water Gun attack.

Kanto Battle Frontier

Brock decided to bring Mudkip with him across the Kanto region during Ash's Battle Frontier challenge.

In A Chip Off the Old Brock, Mudkip evolved into a Marshtomp when it was having a practice battle against Ash's Grovyle. It automatically learned Mud Shot upon evolution due to it becoming part Ground type. In the same episode, it became smitten with a Flaaffy, much like the way Brock was smitten by its Trainer.

Brock decided to enter a Pokémon Contest in attempt to win the affections of a Trainer in What I Did For Love!. Marshtomp was motivated to help it's Trainer, so Brock decided to use it in the Battle Round of the Contest. It performed rather well, but was narrowly defeated by May's Eevee.

Brock left Marshtomp at the Pewter Gym when he decided to join Ash in the Sinnoh region.

Personality and characteristics

Initially as a Mudkip, it was distrustful of strangers and was very protective of those it cared for, similar to Ash's Bulbasaur. This is shown in its debut appearance where it viewed Brock and the others as intruders of its land. Once Brock gained its trust, it turned into an extremely loyal Pokémon and felt safer around strangers. During its travels with Brock, it was shown to be more of a sensible type and it was seen assisting Pikachu in breaking up and resolving arguments between the other Pokémon. It is also friendly with younger Pokémon. When Mudkip became Marshtomp it retained the same personality but also developed somewhat of a flirtatious side, like its Trainer.

Marshtomp was often used to help track down Team Rocket when they had stole a Pokémon. It used the fin on its head to detect vibrations in the ground that the criminals made while running away. This ability extended beyond just finding lost Pokémon, as it also used it in A Real Cleffa-Hanger to try to find Misty and Max.

Moves used

Brock Marshtomp Mud Shot.png
Using Mud Shot
Move First Used In
Water Gun A Mudkip Mission
Mud Shot A Chip Off the Old Brock
Protect What I Did for Love!
Tackle What I Did for Love!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

As a Mudkip
Brock's Marshtomp in Ash and Pikachu

Marshtomp first appeared as a Mudkip in Brock, A Man Of Resolve!! as a wild Pokémon. He caught it later on in the same chapter. Mudkip evolved into Marshtomp prior to A 'Thank You' That Transcends Time.

Moves used

Ash Corphish Brock Marshtomp Water Gun AP.png
Using Water Gun
Move First Used In
Water Gun Two Groups Attacking! Magma VS. Aqua
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

Brock's Marshtomp was featured in the TCG multiple times. The following is a list of cards named either Brock's Mudkip or Brock's Marshtomp.

Brock's Marshtomp
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Brock's Mudkip Water       ADV-P Promotional cards   038/ADV-P
Brock's Marshtomp Fighting       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy   008/019
 

Trivia

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Mudkip and Marshtomp.


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