Mud Shot (move)

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Mud Shot
マッドショット Mud Shot
Mud Shot.png
Type  Ground
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  55
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Mud Shot (Japanese: マッドショット Mud Shot) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation III.


Mud Shot inflicts damage and then lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage.


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Games Description
RSE Hurls mud at the foe and reduces Speed.
FRLG The user attacks by hurling mud. It also reduces the foe’s Speed.
XD Hurls mud at the target and reduces Speed.
DPPtHGSS The user attacks by hurling a blob of mud at the foe. It also reduces the target’s Speed.
BW The user attacks by hurling a blob of mud at the target. It also reduces the target's Speed.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water   28 28 '
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water   32 32 '
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water 23 19 19 '
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water 23 19 19 '
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water 25 25 25 '
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water 25 25 25 '
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water 25 16 16 '
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water 25 16 16 '
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground 16 9 9 ''''
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground 16 9 9 ''''
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground 16 16 16 ''''
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground 16 16 16 ''''
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground -- -- -- ''''
535 Tympole Tympole Water Water     16 '''
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground     16 ''''
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground     16 ''''
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric     13 ''''
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying     -- ''''
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
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground     WooperQuagsire WooperQuagsire
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water   PoliwagPoliwhirlOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampert PoliwagPoliwhirlOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water   KrabbyKinglerOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutops KrabbyKinglerOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutops
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water     RemoraidRelicanth
140 Kabuto Kabuto Water Rock   PoliwagPoliwhirlKrabbyKinglerOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampert PoliwagPoliwhirlKrabbyKinglerOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
220 Swinub Swinub Ice Ground WooperQuagsire WooperQuagsire WooperQuagsire
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water     PoliwagPoliwhirlOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampert PoliwagPoliwhirlOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampert PoliwagPoliwhirlOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground     Surskit Surskit
339 Barboach Barboach Water Ground     RemoraidRelicanth
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock     PoliwagPoliwhirlOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsWooperQuagsireMarshtompSwampertTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadStunfisk
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground     MarshtompSwampert MarshtompSwampert
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water     RemoraidRelicanth
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal     WooperQuagsire
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Brock Marshtomp Mud Shot.png Tommy Swampert Mud Shot.png Ash Palpitoad Mud Shot.png None.png
Marshtomp Swampert Palpitoad
The user attacks by hurling a blob of mud at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
260 Swampert Swampert fires a huge ball of mud at the opponent from its mouth, or Swampert fires multiple glowing light blue balls at the opponent from its mouth, or Swampert fires a stream of dark brown mud from its mouth at the opponent.
Tommy's Swampert Abandon Ship! Debut
Tucker's Swampert Tactics Theatrics!! None
A wild Swampert Leading a Stray! None
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp fires a large ball of mud at the opponent from its mouth, or it fires multiple smaller balls of mud at the opponent, or Marshtomp fires a stream of mud at the oppponent from its mouth, or Marshtomp fires light blue energy balls from its mouth at the opponent. When the balls hit the opponent, they turn into mud.
Nicholai's Marshtomp Zigzag Zangoose! None
Brock's Marshtomp A Chip off the Old Brock None
383 Groudon A spiral of mud is released from Groudon's mouth.
A wild Groudon The Scuffle of Legends None
141 Kabutops Kabutops releases multiple light blue energy balls from its mouth at the opponent.
Dr. Kenzo's Kabutops Wild in the Streets! None
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad sticks out its long tongue and its starts to glow yellow. Palpitoad then swings its tongue from one side to another and the glow on its tongue disappears. As it does, multiple balls of brown mud form on the side of its tongue and fire at the opponent.
Ash's Palpitoad Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open! None
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad takes in a breath and its chin expands. It then opens its mouth shooting out several balls of mud at the opponent
Edmond's Seismitoad The Clubsplosion Begins! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Mud Shot III.png Mud Shot IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI 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


  • If Secret Power is used in sandy terrain in Generation III, the move will have the same animation as Mud Shot.
  • Even though Mud Shot is Template:Type2, there are more Template:Type2 Pokémon who learn Mud Shot than Ground-type.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 泥巴射擊 Níbā Shèjī
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Modderschot
France Flag.png French Tir de Boue
Germany Flag.png German Lehmschuss
Greece Flag.png Greek Ρίψη Λάσπης
Italy Flag.png Italian Colpodifango
South Korea Flag.png Korean 머드숏 Mud Shot
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Tiro Lamacento
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Hitac Blatom
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Tiro de Lodo (anime)
Spain Flag.png Spain Disp. Lodo

Variations of the move Icy Wind
Special Icy WindMud ShotElectrowebSnarl

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