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Sludge Wave (move)

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Sludge Wave
ヘドロウェーブ Sludge Wave
Sludge Wave V.png
Type  Poison
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  95
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Sludge Wave (Japanese: ヘドロウェーブ Sludge Wave) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation V. It has been TM34 since Generation V.


Sludge Wave inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of poisoning the target. Sludge Wave will hit all Pokémon in Double Battles and all adjacent Pokémon in triple battles.


Games Description
BWB2W2 It swamps the area around the user with a giant sludge wave. It may also poison those hit.
XY The user strikes everything around it by swamping the area with a giant sludge wave. This may also poison those hit.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison 50 50
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison 56 56
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison 44 37 37
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison 50 37 37
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water
258 Mudkip Mudkip Water Water
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
535 Tympole Tympole Water Water
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water
690 Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon
692 Clauncher Clauncher Water Water
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water
704 Goomy Goomy Dragon Dragon
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo Dragon Dragon
706 Goodra Goodra Dragon Dragon
718 Zygarde Zygarde Dragon Ground
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison Dream World - Spooky Manor
109 109 Koffing Poison Dream World - Rugged Mountain
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Ash Palpitoad Sludge Wave 1.png Ash Palpitoad Sludge Wave 2.png None.png
Palpitoad The wave crashing
The user launches a wave of purple sludge onto the opponent, poisoning it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
536 Palpitoad A big wave of dark purple sludge forms around Palpitoad. The sludge is then hurled at the opponent, poisoning it.
Ash's Palpitoad Strong Strategy Steals the Show! Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 泥漿波 Níjiāng Bō
France Flag.png French Cradovague
Germany Flag.png German Schlammwoge
Italy Flag.png Italian Fangonda
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오물웨이브 Omul Wave
Poland Flag.png Polish Fala Szlamu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Onda Tóxica
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Tóxica

Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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