Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
|Name (Japanese), Number||Mudkip (Mizugorou) 258|
|Video game base stats¹|
|Species||Mud Fish Pokémon|
|Height||1'4" (0.5 m)|
|Weight||17 lb (7.7 kg)|
|Shiny color||The blue parts of its body become purple, and its tail becomes yellow|
|Gender distribution||87.5% male, 12.5% female|
|¹ Stats for trading card versions may vary.|
Mudkip's name might be derived from the words mud and kipper, but there may be a more accurate name origin.
According to the pokédex, this pokémon uses its fin "to sense...what is taking place around it" and when it's underwater, it "breathes using the gills on its cheeks." Additionally, if it senses it's in danger, it "will unleash its amazing power - it can crush rocks bigger than itself."
Picking this pokémon as a starter is categorized as choosing a "Medium" difficulty level for the game because the first gym leader uses pokémon whose type is weak against Mudkip's and the later-in-the-game Granite Cave has some pokémon who are also weak against Mudkips powerful water blasts. However, it is important to note that the third gym leader uses pokémon that could devastate even the best-trained Mudkip if it hasen't evolved into Marshtomp.
In the anime
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