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For the longest time, I thought Muddy Water was a special Ground-type attack

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User Info: FierceDeity1026

FierceDeity1026
3 years ago#1
I know it has "Water" in its name, but still...

Mud Bomb -> Ground
Mud Shot -> Ground
Mud Sport -> Ground
Mud-Slap -> Ground
Muddy Water -> Water >.>

What's the point of this move anyway? Can't the Pokemon who learn Muddy Water learn Surf too?

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FuneralCake
3 years ago#2
It lowers accuracy, which can be obnoxious.

Also it only hits the opponents and not your allies, unlike Surf.
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Suiku
3 years ago#3
Attacks that are going to be dual typed next gen

Muddy Water -> Ground + Water
Scald -> Fire + Water
etc etc
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SThiefN
3 years ago#4
Suiku posted...
Attacks that are going to be dual typed next gen

Muddy Water -> Ground + Water
Scald -> Fire + Water
etc etc


that would honestly be horrble
Hardcore.

User Info: Faust_8

Faust_8
3 years ago#5
Muddy Water literally means it's Water, but muddy.

If it was called Wet Mud, then yeah, it wouldn't make sense that it's a Water attack.
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_Taidow_
3 years ago#6
FuneralCake posted...
It lowers accuracy, which can be obnoxious.

Also it only hits the opponents and not your allies, unlike Surf.


Yeah. It can be a nice alternative.
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User Info: FierceDeity1026

FierceDeity1026
3 years ago#7
FuneralCake posted...
Also it only hits the opponents and not your allies, unlike Surf.

Oh, that's pretty neat.

Faust_8 posted...
Muddy Water literally means it's Water, but muddy.

If it was called Wet Mud, then yeah, it wouldn't make sense that it's a Water attack.

I guess I was thinking more about the animation rather than the name (and the fact that Surf exists). I've never used a Pokemon that knew Muddy Water, and I think I managed to see Sludge Wave before Muddy Water (and I knew Sludge Wave was Poison-type). So I thought there would be multiple versions of Surf for different types, but then I was disappointed to see that two versions of Surf exist for the Water-type. >.>

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Faust_8
3 years ago#8
Granted when a Gastrodon first used it on me and I realized it was Water it surprised me too. Just saying that if you think about it though, the rules of English make the name rather explanatory.
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FierceDeity1026
3 years ago#9
Yeah, but then we have things like Stunfisk, a fish that spends its time buried at the bottom of the sea, who's weak to Water and Ground!

I know that's a different issue, but that one confused me also haha
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