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Sludge (move)

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Sludge
ヘドロこうげき Sludge Attack
Sludge.png
Sludge 2.png
Type  Poison
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
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
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.

Sludge (Japanese: ヘドロこうげき Sludge Attack) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Sludge does damage and has a 30% chance of poisoning the target.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Poison-type attack. Has a fifty-fifty chance of poisoning the target.
Stad2 A Poison-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of poisoning the target.
GSC An attack that may poison the foe.
RSEColo.XD Sludge is hurled to inflict damage. May also poison.
FRLG Toxic sludge is hurled at the foe. It may poison the target.
DPPtHGSS Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the foe. It may also poison the target.
BWB2W2 Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. It may also poison the target.
XY Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. This may also poison the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison 37 16 13 20 20 15 15
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison --, 37 16 13 20 20 15 15
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison 32 21 21 24 28 18 18
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison --, 32 21 21 24 28 18 18
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison     14 14 14 14
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison     --, 14 --, 14 --, 14 --, 14
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison         18 18
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison         18 18
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur* Grass Poison Mudkip Mudkip Mudkip
258 Mudkip Mudkip* Water Water Shellos Shellos Shellos
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water GrimerMukKoffingWeezing GulpinSwalot GrimerMukKoffingWeezingGulpinSwalot GrimerMukKoffingWeezingGulpinSwalot
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

James Weezing Sludge.png James Koffing Sludge.png Grimer Sludge.png None.png
Weezing Koffing Grimer
Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
109 Koffing Koffing spews dark brown sludge at the opponent from its mouth.
James's Koffing Ash Catches a Pokémon Debut
110 Weezing Weezing spews dark brown sludge at the opponent from the mouth on its larger body or from both mouths at the same time.
James's Weezing The Flame Pokémon-athon! None
316 Gulpin Gulpin opens its mouth and spits a ball of sludge at the opponent.
Multiple wild Gulpin Gulpin it Down None
Professor Jacuzzi's Gulpin Gulpin it Down None
088 Grimer Grimer fires large balls of sludge from its mouth at the opponent, one after the other.
A Grimer Dawn used briefly Camping it Up! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga


In other generations

Sludge I.png Sludge II.png Sludge III.png Sludge IV.png Sludge V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Sludge PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Sludge's description in Pokémon Stadium erroneously states that the move has a "fifty-fifty chance" of poisoning the target.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 泥漿攻擊 Níjiāng Gōngjī
Denmark Flag.png Danish Slam
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Blubber
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lieju (season 1)
Liejuvyöry (Johto series)
Mönjä (AG series)
France Flag.png French Détritus
Germany Flag.png German Schlammbad
Greece Flag.png Greek Γλίτσα
Italy Flag.png Italian Fango
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오물공격 Omul Gonggyeok
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Gjørmeangrep
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Jato de Lama
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mulj
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Lodo (EP003-EP056)
Desechos (AG065-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Residuos



Variations of the move Aurora Beam
Physical Low SweepSpark
Special Aurora BeamBubble BeamPsybeamSludge


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