Muddy Water (move)

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Muddy Water
だくりゅう Muddy Stream
Muddy Water IX.png
Muddy Water IX 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
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  2 ♥♥
Jamming  2 ♥♥
Startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Muddy Water (Japanese: だくりゅう Muddy Stream) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Marshtomp and Swampert. It was TR45 in Generation VIII, and is TM209 in Generation IX.

Effect

Muddy Water inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of lowering each target's accuracy by one stage. Muddy Water targets all adjacent opponents.

Generation III to V

Muddy Water's power is 95.

Muddy Water can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Rain Dance was used in the previous turn.

Generation VI onwards

Muddy Water's power was lowered to 90. Muddy Water will also destroy stalagmites found in the background of battles.

Description

Games Description
RSEColoXD Attacks with muddy water. May lower accuracy.
FRLG The user attacks with muddy water. It may also lower the foe's accuracy.
DPPtHGSSPBR 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.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user attacks by shooting muddy water at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their accuracy.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user attacks by shooting muddy water at opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their accuracy.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0134 Vaporeon WaterIC Big.png Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
37B2W2
37 37 40 40 40
0194 Wooper WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 47 47 47 47 28 28 28
0195 Quagsire WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 53 53 53 53 34 34 34
0259 Marshtomp WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 37 37 37 37XY
38ORAS
38 40 40 40
0260 Swampert WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 39 39 39 39 39 42 42 42
0339 Barboach WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 35ORAS 35 31 31 31
0340 Whiscash WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 39ORAS 39 33 33 33
0382 Kyogre WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 20HGSS 20 20XY
60ORAS
60 27 27 27
0422 Shellos
Shellos
All forms
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous 37 37 37 37 31 31 31
0423 Gastrodon
Gastrodon
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 41 41 41 41 33 33 33
0535 Tympole WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 27 27 27 40
0536 Palpitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 28 28 28 48
0537 Seismitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 28 28 28 54
0618 Stunfisk GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 40 40 40 40
0618 Stunfisk
Stunfisk
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 40
0692 Clauncher WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 48 48 50 50
0693 Clawitzer WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 53 57 56 56
0704 Goomy DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 38 38 50 50
0705 Sliggoo DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 38 38 56 56
0705 Sliggoo
Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 56
0706 Goodra DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 38 38 58 58
0706 Goodra
Goodra
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 58
0788 Tapu Fini WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48 45
0978 Tatsugiri
Tatsugiri
All forms
DragonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 39
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0007 Squirtle WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0008 Wartortle WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0009 Blastoise WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0054 Psyduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0055 Golduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0060 Poliwag WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0061 Poliwhirl WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0062 Poliwrath WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0072 Tentacool WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0073 Tentacruel WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0080 Slowbro WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0080 Slowbro
Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0086 Seel WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0087 Dewgong WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0108 Lickitung NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0117 Seadra WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0118 Goldeen WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0119 Seaking WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0130 Gyarados WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
0131 Lapras WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0134 Vaporeon WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0138 Omanyte RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0139 Omastar RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0158 Totodile WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0159 Croconaw WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0160 Feraligatr WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0170 Chinchou WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0171 Lanturn WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0183 Marill WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
0184 Azumarill WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
0186 Politoed WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0194 Wooper WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0195 Quagsire WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0199 Slowking WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0199 Slowking
Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0230 Kingdra WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0246 Larvitar RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0247 Pupitar RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0248 Tyranitar RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0258 Mudkip WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0259 Marshtomp WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0260 Swampert WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0270 Lotad WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0271 Lombre WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0272 Ludicolo WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0278 Wingull WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
0279 Pelipper WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
0298 Azurill NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0339 Barboach WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0340 Whiscash WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0341 Corphish WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0342 Crawdaunt WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0349 Feebas WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0350 Milotic WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0369 Relicanth WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0382 Kyogre WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0419 Floatzel WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0422 Shellos
Shellos
All forms
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
0423 Gastrodon
Gastrodon
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0449 Hippopotas GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0450 Hippowdon GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0463 Lickilicky NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0535 Tympole WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0536 Palpitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0537 Seismitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0550 Basculin
Basculin
Red- and
Blue-Striped Forms
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0550 Basculin
Basculin
White-Striped Form
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0564 Tirtouga WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0565 Carracosta WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0593 Jellicent
Jellicent
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0618 Stunfisk GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0618 Stunfisk
Stunfisk
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0647 Keldeo
Keldeo
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0689 Barbaracle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0690 Skrelp PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0691 Dragalge PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0692 Clauncher WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0693 Clawitzer WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0704 Goomy DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0705 Sliggoo DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0705 Sliggoo
Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0706 Goodra DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0706 Goodra
Goodra
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0746 Wishiwashi WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0747 Mareanie PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0748 Toxapex PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0768 Golisopod BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0781 Dhelmise GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0788 Tapu Fini WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0816 Sobble WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0817 Drizzile WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0818 Inteleon WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0834 Drednaw WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0852 Clobbopus FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like
0853 Grapploct FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like
0871 Pincurchin ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
0902 Basculegion
Basculegion
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0938 Tadbulb ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0939 Bellibolt ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0960 Wiglett WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0961 Wugtrio WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0978 Tatsugiri
Tatsugiri
All forms
DragonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0980 Clodsire PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0007 Squirtle WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0060 Poliwag WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0072 Tentacool WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 HGSS
0108 Lickitung NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster HGSS
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon HGSS
0138 Omanyte RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
0298 Azurill NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
0339 Barboach WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0366 Clamperl WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
0369 Relicanth WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 HGSS
0550 Basculin
Basculin
Red- and
Blue-Striped Forms
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0746 Wishiwashi WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0938 Tadbulb ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon Pokéwalker - Winner's Path
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0138 Omanyte RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0939 Bellibolt ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 Wild Tera Pokémon - Casseroya LakeSV
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0230 Kingdra WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon Yamamoto's Tournament Kingdra
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Muddy Water inflicts damage and may lower the target's accuracy by one stage. From Gates to Infinity onwards, the move now affects all Pokémon in the same room except the user (including enemies and teammates).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 18 - 10 - 84% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 18 - 10 - 84% - Front Enemy No
BSL 18 - 10 - 84% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 15 99 13 50 80% 98% Entire room All except user Yes
SMD 15 50 10 30 80% 98% Entire room All except user Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Muddy Water is a Charged Attack that has been available since July 21, 2019.

GO Water.png Muddy Water
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33
Duration 2.2 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 1.9 seconds
Muddy Water GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 35
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 30%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
SwampertSeismitoadBasculinBasculinStunfiskStunfisk (Galarian Form)GoomySliggooGoodra
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Muddy Water Special 3 116 139 85% All opponents Has a chance (30%) of lowering the target's accuracy by one stat rank. May & Marshtomp/Swampert
Lyra & Vaporeon
Dahlia & Ludicolo
Scottie/Bettie & Horsea/SeadraEgg (Tech role only)
Scottie/Bettie & SobbleEgg (Support/strike roles only)
Sync move
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Best Buddy Muddy Water Special Default
6★ EX
160
240
192
288
An opponent Become Mega Swampert until the end of battle. This attack's power increases when the weather is rainy. May & Swampert

Notes:

  • Muddy Water:
    • Stat decreases caused by this move are calculated independently for each target hit.
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of lowering the target's accuracy.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

WaterIC RR.png Muddy Water
★★★★
Attack power 55.04872
Charge time 0.74 seconds
Range type Wide Shot
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Muddy Water Rumble Rush.png

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Accuracy by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's accuracy by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで めいちゅうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It damages all Pokémon in the same room except you. It could also lower their accuracy.
SMD It damages all Pokémon in the same room as you except for you. It could also lower their accuracy.


In the anime

Cynthia Gastrodon Muddy Water.png
West Sea Gastrodon
Paul Gastrodon Muddy Water.png
East Sea Gastrodon
Wallace Swampert Muddy Water.png
Swampert
The user attacks by shooting muddy water at opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Gastrodon West Sea Gastrodon releases spiraling brown water from its body; or, West Sea Gastrodon releases multiple streams of brown water from its body at the opponent.
Cynthia's Gastrodon Double Team Turnover! Debut
Gastrodon East Sea Gastrodon releases spiraling brown water from its body; or, East Sea Gastrodon releases multiple streams of brown water from its body at the opponent.
Paul's Gastrodon Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None
Swampert Swampert releases a spiraling brown wave of water from around its body at the opponent.
Wallace's Swampert Reuniting for the First Time! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Surf and Muddy Water have had 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

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 濁流 Juhklàuh
Mandarin 濁流 / 浊流 Zhuóliú
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 Tangnyu
Poland Flag.png Polish Grzęzawisko
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Água Barrenta (games, JN105–present, Secret WondersHeartGold & SoulSilver, Celestial Storm–present, manga)
Água Viscosa (UnleashedLegendary Treasures)
Mar de Lama (Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Mar de Lama
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blatnjava voda
Spain Flag.png Spanish Agua Lodosa
Thailand Flag.png Thai น้ำโคลน
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Nước Đục*
Dòng Chảy Bùn


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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