Muddy Water (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category   Special
Power 90
Accuracy 85
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Muddy Water deals damage and has a 30% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each. Pokémon with the abilities Keen Eye, Clear Body or White Smoke cannot have their accuracy reduced.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Muddy Water has base power 95.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Muddy Water turns into Hydro Vortex and has base power 175.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Attacks with muddy water. May lower accuracy.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user attacks with muddy water. It may also lower the foe’s accuracy.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks by shooting out muddy water. It may also lower the foe’s accuracy.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks by shooting muddy water at the opposing team. It may also lower the targets’ accuracy.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user attacks by shooting muddy water at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their accuracy.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
The user attacks by shooting muddy water at the opposing Pokémon. This may also lower their accuracy.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Muddy Water at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 37
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Level 47
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Level 53
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Level 38
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Level 39
BarboachBarboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Level 35
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 39
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
Level 60
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
Level 37
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 41
TympoleTympole
#535 / Water
Level 27
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 28
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 28
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 40
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
Level 48
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 57
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 38
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 38
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 38
Tapu FiniTapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy
Level 48

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Muddy Water as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
Monster, Water 1
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
Monster, Water 1
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Monster, Water 1
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
Monster
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
BarboachBarboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Water 2
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Water 2
ClamperlClamperl
#366 / Water
Water 1
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Water 1
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
Water 1
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 2
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
Monster
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
Water 2
Wishiwashi (Solo Form)Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Water 2