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Mudmunch (Japanese: 泥田坊 Dorotabō) is a Rank C Earth-attribute Classic Yo-kai of the Brave tribe.

Mudmunch evolves into Madmunch by fusing with the Essence of Evil.

Apperances

Biology

Mudmunch looks like a giant blob of mud or sludge, which might explain his name. He has one eye and pointy teeth, the teeth on the top are all yellow while the ones on the bottom are all white.

Profile

Yo-kai Watch 2

Mudmunch can be found in the rice paddies in Old Harrisville.

Game data

Evolution

Lightning Attribute
Dorotabo
Isamashi medal
Mudmunch
Level 30
Fire Attribute
Jibanyan
 ???
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Fusion

Earth Attribute
Dorotabo
Isamashi medal
Mudmunch
+
No Attribute
None
 ???
Essence of Evil
=
Earth Attribute
None
Kaima
Madmunch

Attribute tolerance

Fire icon Ice icon Earth icon Lightning icon Water icon Wind icon
- - - -
Tolerance of attribute attack
Strong × ⇒ △ ⇒ - ⇒ ○ ⇒ ◎ weak

Movelist

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Power Punch (Japanese: ぶんなぐる Bunnaguru) 50-110 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Rockslide (Japanese: 落石の術 Rakuseki no Jutsu) 50-110 Earth Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Sucking Mud (Japanese: 田の恨み Ta no Urami) Single enemy
The Inspirited Yo-kai loses HP due to anger about a rice field.
Soultimate Move Dirty Trick (Japanese: 田を返せ~田を返せ~ Ta wo Kaese~ Ta wo kaese~) 100 All enemies
Focuses all his rage to attack and sap the STR of his foes.
Skill Sludge Grudge (Japanese: おんねん On'nen)
When defeated, takes revenge on enemy.

Quotes

  • Befriended: "You smell like a rice paddy... Please be my friend!" 
  • Loafing: "A bit of a nap..." 
  • Being traded: "This place smells of paddy fields. I feel quite at home..." 
  • Receiving food (favorite): "Tastes like home!"
  • Receiving food (normal): "Hmm..."
  • Receiving food (disliked): "Don't make me!"
  • Freed from Crank-a-kai (YW2): "You smell like dirt. I can dig it."

Etymology

Origin

Mudmunch is based on the youkai Dorotabo, which is this Yo-kai's Japanese name, whose name means "muddy rice field monk". He was originally the ghost of a rice farmer who died before he could reap the fruits of his hard work, and has since haunted his beloved fields. Every night he surges from the ground, crying out "Give my rice fields back!", driving off anyone trying to appropriate them and cursing those who have neglected it into ruin. He appears as a one-eyed old man with three-fingered hands emerging from the muddy fields, his skin tanned from days spent working under the scorching sun.

The three fingers are related to the Japanese belief that a human hand's five fingers represent three vices and two virtues: anger, greed, ignorance, wisdom, and compassion. Thus the dorotabo's hands lack the two fingers of virtue, symbolizing his anger at the vices that led to the ruin of his lifework.

However, Mudmunch's design diverges from the original tale, sporting regular five-fingered hands.

Trivia

In other languages

  • Japanese: 泥田坊 Dorotabō
  • Spanish: Atierrador
  • Korean: 논귀 Non-gwi
  • Italian: Follfango
  • French: Bouh
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Lamamarga