Mudkip, Marshtomp and Swampert

Torchic, Combusken and Blaziken Poochyena and Mightyena

Pokémon GO Swampert is the a water starter that finally tops its predecessors in both Max CP (2815) and ATK (208). Swampert also tramples other water starters with hefty STA (200) and overall better typing. Hide your Blastoise, Swampert is here!

Swampert’s Pokémon GO typing is dual: ground and water. Considering it’s stats and typing, Swampert is lining up to be a higher ranking attacker and a mid rank defender. 

Max CP and Stats Table
# Sprite Pokémon ATK DEF STA MAX CP
258 Mudkip
126 93 100 981
259 Marshtomp
ground water
156 133 140 1617
260 Swampert
ground water
208 175 200 2815

Swampert in the meta game

Swampert is an interesting addition to Pokemon GO, especially given the rest of Hoenn region starters. Swampert is a hybrid attacker, featuring multiple viable ground and water typed movesets. Swampert is slightly outclassed by existing Water Pokemon (Vaporeon, Gyarados), but performs wonderfully as a mixed attacker.

Remember that Swampert also has a Mega evolution. Once mega evolutions become a thing in GO, we are certain that Swampert will be force to be reckoned with.

Swampert best moves and movesets in Pokémon GO

Bets movesets: multiple viable movesets

Swampert can be built into two, potentially, three separate builds in respect to its moves:

  • double water: Water Gun and Surf
  • hybrid theory: Mud Shot and Surf
  • mosh pit: Mud Shot and Earthquake

All of these builds have viable match ups, but they are outclassed by existing specialists, namely Vaporeon and Gyarados. We strongly suggest avoiding Sludge Wave in any moveset. It’s too weak, deals less less damage than Earthquake and doesn’t benefit from STAB.

Swampert can obtain the following moves in Pokemon GO:

  • Water Gun water (quick)
  • Mud Shot ground (quick)
  • Surf water (charge, 2 bars)
  • Earthquake ground (charge, 1 bar)
  • Sludge Wave poison (charge, 1 bar)

Shiny Mudkip, Marshtomp and Swampert in Pokemon GO

Regular Mudkip family is blue colored with yellow accents on cheeks and belly area. Majority of their body is blue. Shiny Mudkip family switches from blue to purple-pink variant, keeping the same yellow accents.

Mudkip Marshtomp Swampert

In the anime

Mudkip made its television debut on the 275th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 1) titled, “Get the Show on the Road!”. Brock caught a Mudkip on the 299th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 25) titled, “A Mudkip Mission”.

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