Sludge (move)

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Sludge
ヘドロこうげき Sludge Attack
Sludge VI.png
Sludge VI 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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • 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.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

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

Effect

Generation I

Sludge does damage and has a 40% chance of poisoning the target.

Generation II onward

Sludge now has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Sludge can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if Sludge Bomb was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing Sludge Bomb to give two extra appeal points if used in the next turn.

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR 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.
XYORAS
SM
Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. This may also poison the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 37 16 13 20 20BW
15B2W2
15 15
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 37 45 13 20 20BW
15B2W2
15 15
109 Koffing Koffing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 32 21 21 24 28BW
18B2W2
18 18
110 Weezing Weezing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1, 32 21 21 24 28BW
18B2W2
18 18
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14 14XY
10ORAS
10
317 Swalot Swalot
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10
568 Trubbish Trubbish
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 18 18 18
569 Garbodor Garbodor
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 18 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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
258 Mudkip Mudkip
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
422 Shellos Shellos
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon GO

Sludge
Special Attack
Type Poison
Power 50
Energy bar 3
Duration 2.1 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
GrimerKoffing
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Sludge had a power of 25.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Sludge had a power of 30, an energy bar of 4, and a duration of 2.6 seconds.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target poisoned, damaging it for several turns.

In the anime

In the main series

James Weezing Sludge.png James Koffing Sludge.png Grimer Sludge.png Gulpin Sludge.png
Weezing Koffing Grimer Gulpin
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 brown or purple sludge at the opponent.
Multiple wild Gulpin Gulpin it Down None
Professor Jacuzzi's Gulpin Gulpin it Down None
Multiple wild Gulpin Defending the Homeland! 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 Pokémon Generations

None.png Team Rocket combination attack PG.png None.png None.png
Grimer
The user fire a stream of purple sludge at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
088 Grimer Grimer opens its mouth and fires a stream of dark purple sludge at the opponent.
A Team Rocket Grunt's Grimer The Lake of Rage Debut

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

Core series games

Sludge I.png Sludge II.png Sludge III.png Sludge IV.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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

Spin-off series games

Sludge Stad.png Sludge Stad2.png Sludge Colo.png Sludge XD.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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 PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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

  • In Pokémon Stadium, Sludge is described as having a 50% chance of poisoning its target, but it actually has a a 40% chance.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 污泥攻擊 Wūnàih Gūnggīk *
泥漿攻擊 Nàihjēung Gūnggīk *
Mandarin 污泥攻擊 / 污泥攻击 Wūní Gōngjí / Wūní Gōngjī *
泥漿攻擊 Níjiāng Gōngjí *
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 Glitsa
Italy Flag.png Italian Fango
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오물공격 Omul Gonggyeok
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Gjørmeangrep
Poland Flag.png Polish Błoto
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Jato de Lama (anime)
Lodo (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Lama (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mulj
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Lodo (EP003-EP056)
Desechos (AG065-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Residuos
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Gegga
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tấn Công Bằng Bùn



Variations of the move Aurora Beam
Physical Spark
Special Aurora BeamBubble BeamSludgePsybeam


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