Mudkip Evolution Guide: Stats, Moves, Type, And Location

A screenshot of the starter Pokemon Mudkip fighting Zigzagoon.

Mudkip Evolution Guide: Stats, Moves, Type, And Location

Mudkip is a small, amphibious Water-type Pokémon who is one of the three starters of Generation III. They have appeared in several titles, and we will provide our readers with the statistics, ability list and locations of Mudkips.

Base Statistics

HP: 50

Attack: 70

Defense: 50

Speed Attack: 50

Speed Defense: 50

Speed: 40

Generally speaking, the Mud Fish Pokémons are incredibly well-balanced. They have the same statistic, for the most part, when it comes to their defense, speed attack, and speed defense. Though they lack some HP and speed more so than the other two starter Pokémon, they also have powerful evolutions. Not to mention, Mudkips have a lot of range.

A screenshot of the starter Pokemon Mudkip fighting Zigzagoon.

“The fin on Mudkip’s head acts as highly sensitive radar. Using this fin to sense movements of water and air, this Pokémon can determine what is taking place around it without using its eyes.”

Pokédex Entry in Pokémon Omega Ruby

List of Moves

Level Up Moves

As the name implies, this is a list of abilities that Mudkips can only unlock by leveling up. Some require a minimum level to be unlocked, and the list starts with abilities requiring the lowest levels and exponentially increasing.

  • Growl (Normal)
  • Tackle (Normal)
  • Water Fun (Water)
  • Rock Smash (Fighting)
  • Rock Throw (Rock)
  • Protect (Normal)
  • Supersonic (Normal)
  • Water Pulse (Water)
  • Rock Slide (Rock)
  • Take Down (Normal)
  • Amnesia (Psychic)
  • Surf (Water)
  • Screech (Normal)
  • Endeavour (Normal)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)

Egg Moves

There is a list of moves that Mudkips can exclusively learn through breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. Players must be aware of which parents can result in Mudkips learning specific moves.

  • Ancient Power (Rock)
  • Bite (Dark)
  • Counter (Fighting)
  • Curse (Ghost)
  • Double-Edge (Normal)
  • Mirror Coat (Psychic)
  • Mud-Slap (Ground)
  • Sludge (Poison)
  • Stomp (Normal)
  • Uproar (Normal)
  • Whirlpool (Water)
  • Wide Guard (Rock)
  • Yawn (Normal)

Moves Learnt by TM

These are abilities that can be taught to Mudkips through a device in the game know as Technical machines.

  • Water Pulse (Water)
  • Hail (Ice)
  • Work Up (Normal)
  • Ice Beam (Ice)
  • Blizzard (Ice)
  • Protect (Normal)
  • Rain Dance (Water)
  • Iron Tail (Steel)
  • Dig (Ground)
  • Double Team (Normal)
  • Rock Tomb (Rock)
  • Facade (Normal)
  • Rest (Psychic)
  • Attract (Normal)
  • Scald (Water)
  • Endure (Normal)
  • Avalanche (Ice)
  • Rock Slide (Rock)
  • Sleep Talk (Normal)
  • Swagger (Normal)
  • Substitute (Normal)
  • Surf (Water)
  • Strength (Normal)
  • Rock Smash (Fighting)
  • Waterfall (Water)

Where to Find Mudkip

This popular Hoenn Pokémon is one of the three starter Pokémon in Generation III. So, players have the option in the beginning of those games to select Mudkip as a starter Pokémon. Allegedly, Mudkip is one of the hardest characters to locate in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. For an article comparing these two titles, check out this article!

Players must complete a few steps in order to find Mudkip.

  1. First, players must complete their Sinnoh Dex. They can do so by seeing all 150 Pokémon. After they have done that, they must speak to Professor Rowan who is in Sandgem Town in order to unlock the National Pokédex.
  2. After obtaining access to the National Pokédex, Mudkip will begin to appear. Specifically, Pokémon trainers must travel to Eterna City and use their Explorer Kit in order for them to gain access into the Grand Underground.
  3. Then, they can find Mudkips wandering around the Fountainspring Cave Hideaway. The room will resemble a blue square on their map.
  4. The fastest method to catch a Mudkip is by entering the Hideaway, then exit if they do not see the Pokémon. This may sound contradictory, but all players have to do is re-enter the room repeatedly over and over again until they finally see the Water-type Pokémon show up.

How to Evolve Mudkips into Marshtomp

Although Mudkip can be a formidable opponent, if a player so wishes, they can evolve their Mudkip into a Marshtomp. For them to evolve Mudkip, first they have to make sure that their Pokémon either reaches level sixteen or passes it. To do so, they must have Mudkip present in several battles to build up experience.

If a player has Rare Candy, they can use that to boost the Mudkip’s level. This unique and iconic consumable can automatically increase the Pokémon’s level by one–but it can only be consumed once. Once the Pokémon is level sixteen, then it can evolve into Marshtomp.

Down the line, Marshtomps can then evolve into Swampert. However, they have to be at levels 58-63. That said, trainers are also able to evolve Marshtomps into Swamperts by using one Rare Candy per Pokémon. In theory, it is easier for players to evolve a Marshtomp into a Swampert than a Mudkip into a Marshtomp.

That’s all the information we have on Mudkips for now, we will keep these articles updated to provide readers with the best coverage of Pokémon news.

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