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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.
Generations III to V
Muddy Water inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of lowering the target's accuracy by one stage. Muddy Water hits both opposing Pokémon in Double Battles. In a Triple Battle, Muddy Water will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.
Muddy Water's power changed from 95 to 90. In Horde Encounters, it will target all opponents. Muddy Water will also destroy stalagmites found in the background of battles.
|| Attacks with muddy water. May lower accuracy.
|| The user attacks with muddy water. It may also lower the foe's accuracy.
|| The user attacks by shooting out muddy water. It may also lower the foe's accuracy.
|| The user attacks by shooting muddy water at the opposing team. It may also lower the targets' accuracy.
|| The user attacks by shooting muddy water at the opposing Pokemon. This may also lower their accuracy.
In other games
|| Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Accuracy by one level.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- 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 Generation III to IV.
- 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