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Sludge Wave (Japanese: ヘドロウェーブ Sludge Wave) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM34 from Generation V to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is TR78 in Generation VIII.
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.
|| It swamps the area around the user with a giant sludge wave. It may also poison those hit.
| The user strikes everything around it by swamping the area with a giant sludge wave. This may also poison those hit.
In other games
- Gyms & Raids
- July 30, 2016
- February 16, 2017
- Power: 70 → 110
- Duration: 3.4 → 3.2 seconds
- Damage window: 2.4 - 3.3 → 2 - 3 seconds
|| 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.
|| It damages nearby enemies. It could also make them poisoned.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
In other languages
- Sludge wave often shows animations of similar moves in the same game(Being a purple version of Psywave in Black, white, X and Y) Or showing an animation used in the immediately previous generation (Using Surf's animation from X, Y and ORAS)