Move-of-the-Week Discussion #29: Mud Sport
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #29: Mud Sport

  1. #1
    Relaxing with a Grin winstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Malaysia
    Posts
    4,404
    Blog Entries
    179

    Default Move-of-the-Week Discussion #29: Mud Sport

    In Pokémon, there are lots of different moves used by different Pokémon. Every week, we shall focus the discussion on a different move, and there will be some base questions that would help you start this off. This week, Mud Sport is chosen.


    (Click picture to go to the Bulbapedia page)


    Quote Originally Posted by In-game Description (BW)
    Type: Ground (Status)
    Accuracy: --
    PP: 15

    The user covers itself with mud. It weakens Electric-type moves while the user is in the battle.
    Mud Sport is essentially the same as Water Sport, only that it reduces the damage of electricity rather than heat. Like Water Sport, this move is referred to as some sort of game, true to its name. This time, it's dealing with mud, so I am not surprised if there is another new move called the Leaf Sport because children like to play in leaves too. This move is also learned by a fair share of Ground-types, so it doesn't seem to have much use to them, but it could potentially help their teammates. Remember that the damage reduction is not 50% this time, but 67% (so instead of taking say, 300HP of damage, the target will take 100HP of damage).

    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?
    • 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):
    • Quite a lot of these users are not Ground-types. What do they have in common?
    • It would seem strange that this move only last as long as the user is around, since mud doesn't just instantly disappear along with the user. Why does this move last as long as the user is around?
    • What other types of "Sport" moves could logically exist?


    Here are the current users of this move (put in Spoiler tag due to the large list):


    Thanks for reading, and happy discussing!

    ~ The Pokémon World Forum Staff


    Previous Move-of-the-Weeks:
    “Detachment does not consist in setting fire to one's house, or becoming bankrupt or throwing one's fortune out of the window, or even giving away all of one's possessions. Detachment consists in refraining from letting our possessions possess us.”

    Bonus articles: Improving the Ice-type (04/09/2014)

  2. #2
    Sassy in a hat VoltChen Magneton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    931
    Blog Entries
    46
    Follow VoltChen Magneton On Twitter Add VoltChen Magneton on Facebook

    Default Re: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #29: Mud Sport

    I think that some of the users love basking and "swimming" and playing in mud.

    When a Pokemon uses this move, it scatters some mud all over the place, including whatever Pokemon around.

    It would seem strange that this move only last as long as the user is around, since mud doesn't just instantly disappear along with the user. Why does this move last as long as the user is around?
    Maybe, the mud is a part of the Pokemon itself. Like some random body part.
    "Legends say that if you said Sehun's name in front of the mirror three times, Luhan will appear and ask, 'Where?'"

    URPG STATS! Claimed Dusknoir! Leppa Berry! Exp. Share! Pick Up! Parting Shot! Petalburg Woods Forums!

  3. #3
    Parabolic Charge! Helioptile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    The Kalos Region!
    Posts
    465
    Blog Entries
    115

    Default Re: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #29: Mud Sport

    What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?
    Competition in the wild.

    What other types of "Sport" moves could logically exist?
    Dust Sport: rock-type, resists normal
    Ash Sport: fire-type, resists ice
    Gunk Sport: poison-type, resists fighting

  4. #4

    Default Re: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #29: Mud Sport

    "The user covers itself with mud. It weakens Electric-type moves while the user is in the battle."

    One thing this makes me think about, is that doesn't this make it only useful for Ground-Type Pokemon in double battles and triple battles?
    I think Flying-Types should eventually be able to learn this move as well, being the other type weak against Electric moves.

    "What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?"

    Aside from battling, maybe camouflage from enemies as well depending on the location they are in.


  5. #5
    hyuk hyuk Enzap's Avatar Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    In Smash Bros
    Posts
    7,283
    Blog Entries
    38

    Follow Enzap on Tumblr

    Default Re: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #29: Mud Sport

    I like the idea of camouflage being part of this move's purpose. That gives it a little more credibility as a viable move.

    Lately they've done a better job at distributing this move to water types and other Pokemon who might almost make use of this move. Although it's still pretty... well, bad. One might as well raise your defense or special defense for all the good this is doing you. I think the move should be upgraded to protecting you from all Electric type moves for a few turns, similar to the move Magnet Rise.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •