Sludge Wave (move)

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Sludge Wave
ヘドロウェーブ Sludge Wave
Sludge Wave IX.png
Sludge Wave IX 2.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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

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

Effect

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.

Description

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


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0031 Nidoqueen PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 1
0034 Nidoking PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field - - - - 1
0072 Tentacool WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 50 50XY
43ORAS
43 44 44 44
0073 Tentacruel WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 56 56XY
48ORAS
48 52 52 52
0088 Grimer PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 44BW
37B2W2
37XY
32ORAS
32 32 32
0089 Muk PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 50BW
37B2W2
37XY
32ORAS
32 32 32
0194 Wooper
Wooper
Paldean Form
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 28
0969 Glimmet RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 46
0970 Glimmora RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 50
0980 Clodsire PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 30
0994 Iron Moth FireIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49
1015 Munkidori PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM34
0020 Raticate
Raticate
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0023 Ekans PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0024 Arbok PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0031 Nidoqueen PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034 Nidoking PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
0045 Vileplume GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass - - -
0049 Venomoth BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug - - -
0051 Dugtrio GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0051 Dugtrio
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass - - -
0070 Weepinbell GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass - - -
0071 Victreebel GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass - - -
0072 Tentacool WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0073 Tentacruel WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0080 Slowbro
Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0088 Grimer PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0088 Grimer
Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0089 Muk PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0089 Muk
Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous - - -
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous - - -
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous - - -
0109 Koffing PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous - - -
0110 Weezing PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous - - -
0110 Weezing
Weezing
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0167 Spinarak BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug - - -
0168 Ariados BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug - - -
0194 Wooper WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0194 Wooper
Wooper
Paldean Form
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0195 Quagsire WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0199 Slowking
Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0211 Qwilfish WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0213 Shuckle BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0215 Sneasel
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
0224 Octillery WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
0258 Mudkip WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0259 Marshtomp WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0260 Swampert WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0316 Gulpin PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0317 Swalot PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0336 Seviper PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0342 Crawdaunt WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0346 Cradily RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0423 Gastrodon
Gastrodon
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0434 Stunky PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field - - - -
0435 Skuntank PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field - - - -
0453 Croagunk PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0454 Toxicroak PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0535 Tympole WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0536 Palpitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0537 Seismitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0568 Trubbish PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0569 Garbodor PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0592 Frillish
Frillish
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0593 Jellicent
Jellicent
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0618 Stunfisk GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0618 Stunfisk
Stunfisk
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0641 Tornadus
Tornadus
All available forms
FlyingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642 Thundurus
Thundurus
All available forms
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0645 Landorus
Landorus
All available forms
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0658 Greninja
Greninja
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 - -
0688 Binacle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0689 Barbaracle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0690 Skrelp PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0691 Dragalge PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0692 Clauncher WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0693 Clawitzer WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0704 Goomy DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0705 Sliggoo DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0705 Sliggoo
Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0706 Goodra DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0706 Goodra
Goodra
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0718 Zygarde
Zygarde
All available forms
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0721 Volcanion FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0747 Mareanie PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0748 Toxapex PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0757 Salandit PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0758 Salazzle PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0768 Golisopod BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0781 Dhelmise GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0793 Nihilego RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0799 Guzzlord DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0803 Poipole PoisonIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0804 Naganadel PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0849 Toxtricity
Toxtricity
All forms
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0890 Eternatus PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0903 Sneasler FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
0904 Overqwil DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0944 Shroodle PoisonIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0945 Grafaiai PoisonIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0965 Varoom SteelIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0966 Revavroom SteelIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0969 Glimmet RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0970 Glimmora RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0980 Clodsire PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0994 Iron Moth FireIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1014 Okidogi PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1015 Munkidori PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1025 Pecharunt PoisonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
0109 Koffing PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Rugged Mountain
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0970 Glimmora
GlimmoraLv. 35
RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral Wild Tera Pokémon - Crystal PoolSVTM
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 VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Halloween Gengar
October 2014 Gengar
Pre-ordering player Gengar
XY Gengar
Pokémon Center Hiroshima Gengar
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Sludge Wave deals damage and may leave the target poisoned.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 25 99 13 50 85% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
SMD 25 50 13 30 85% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

GO Poison.png Sludge Wave
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 110
Energy cost 100
Duration 3.2 seconds
Damage window 2 - 3 seconds
Sludge Wave GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 110
Energy cost 65
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
ArbokNidoqueenNidokingTentacruelMukMuk (Alolan Form)Wooper (Paldean Form)Slowking (Galarian Form)QwilfishSwampertTympolePalpitoadThundurus (Therian Form)GoomySliggooGoodraMareanieToxapexSalazzlePoipole
By Elite Charged TM
Gengar
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 60 → 70
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 70 → 110
    • Duration: 3.4 → 3.2 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.4 - 3.3 → 2 - 3 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

PoisonIC RR.png Sludge Wave
★★★★★
Attack power 119.875
Charge time 1.56 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May poison the foe
Sludge Wave Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 97 116 100% All opponents Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target poisoned.* Plumeria & Salazzle
Marnie & Toxicroak (Direct link)
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of leaving the target poisoned.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It damages nearby enemies. It could also cause the Poisoned status condition. With the Poisoned status, they keep taking damage and can't restore their HP naturally.
SMD It damages nearby enemies. It could also make them poisoned.


In the anime

Plumeria Salazzle Sludge Wave.png
Salazzle
Ash Palpitoad Sludge Wave 1.png
Palpitoad
Ash Palpitoad Sludge Wave 2.png
The wave crashing
The user launches a wave of purple sludge onto the opponent, poisoning it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
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
Salazzle Salazzle waves her tail as she spins around, sending waves of purple sludge towards the opponent.
Plumeria's Salazzle Battle Royal 151! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 污泥波 Wūnàih Bō *
泥漿波 Nàihjēung Bō *
Mandarin 污泥波 Wūní Bō *
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 Weibeu
Poland Flag.png Polish Fala Szlamu
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Onda de Lama
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Onda de Lodo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Tóxica
Thailand Flag.png Thai สลัดจ์เวฟ


Variations of the move Sludge Wave
SpecialIC HOME.png Sludge WaveMoonblast



Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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