In Pokémon, there are lots of different moves used by different Pokémon. However, there are certain moves we don't normally see being used, heard about, or used in a meaningful manner. On the other hand, there are moves that are famous or used often. In this type of discussion, we shall discuss the ins-and-outs of the move of the topic, and there will be some base questions that would help you start this off. Every week, a different move will be the centre of discussion.
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This is a cool move that was introduced in Generation 3. However, by "cool", I meant cooling down, because this move reduces the power of Fire-type moves, so that the user doesn't get too hot. Besides that, this move will reduce any Fire attack to one-third of damage this Generation unlike the past Generations, which reduced it to only half damage (so the damage reduction increased). This means that, in rain, a Fire attack will do one-sixth of damage!Originally Posted by In-game Description (BW)
Here are the usual possible questions about this move:
- How does certain Pokémon (who knows it) use this move?
- What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?
- How could this move be used to aid a profession in the Pokémon World?
- Realistically, would there be any advantage or disadvantage associated with using this move? If yes, what kind of advantage/disadvantage would the user have when they use it?
- Could this move realistically be used by any Pokémon who doesn't learn it normally? If yes, please explain your choices.
- How would this move be used in battling, realistically or video game-wise?
Other questions (You could ask other critical questions beyond the listed):
- How is this move different from another other water attack that splashes the field (such as, say, Surf and Muddy Water)?
- Considering how Mud Sport is learned by a fair share of Water-types, should more Grass-types get this move?
Here are the current users of this move (put in Spoiler tag due to a large learner list):
Thanks for reading, and happy discussing!
~ The Pokémon World Forum Staff