The water is tainted…


Murkwater Surface is one of the Field Effects. It is found in the Water Treatment Center prior to defeating the PULSE Swalot

Transitions from other terrainsEdit

Water Surface and Underwater will transform into this terrain if Acid Downpour is used, or when Sludge Wave is used twice.

General EffectsEdit

  • Grounded Pokémon have their speed halved, unless they are Water-type, or have Swift Swim or Surge Surfer
  • Poison attacks increase in base power by 1.5x
  • Electric attacks increase in base power by 1.3x
  • Ground attacks always fail
  • Water attacks deal additional Poison damage and increase in base power by 1.5x

Field DamageEdit

Pokémon will take type-scaling Poison damage at the end of each turn, unless they are Poison or Steel type, or if they have the following abilities:

Pokémon with following abilities will take twice the amount of field damage:

Abilities AffectedEdit

Moves AffectedEdit

Moves with a 1.5x increase in base powerEdit

Move Type Category Accuracy Power PP
Acid Poison Special 100% 40 30 Max 48
Acid Spray Poison Special 100% 40 20 Max 32
Brine Water Special 100% 65/130 10 Max 16

Moves that deal Water/Poison damage and increase in base power by 1.5xEdit

Move Type Category Accuracy Power PP
Mud Slap Ground Special 100% 20 10 Max 16
Mud Shot Ground Special 100% 55 15 Max 24
Muddy Water Water Special 85% 90 10 Max 16
Thousand Waves Ground Physical 100% 90 10 Max 16

Other MovesEdit

Transitions to other terrainsEdit

Whirlpool will transform this terrain into Water Surface.

Blizzard, Glaciate and Subzero Slammer will transform this terrain into an Icy Surface.


The Elemental Seed applies Soak and Aqua Ring, but poisons the user.

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