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Black Sludge
くろいヘドロ
Black Sludge
Black Sludge
Black Sludge
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
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Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Held items)
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The Black Sludge (Japanese: くろいヘドロ Black Sludge) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It is an in-battle effect item that heals the holder if it is Poison-type, but damages the holder otherwise.

Contents

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
N/A PokémonDollar.png100
SMUSUM N/A PokémonDollar.png2,000

Effect

Held item

If held by a Poison-type Pokémon, the holder restores 1/16 of its maximum HP (rounded down, but not less than 1) at the end of each turn.

If held by a Pokémon that is not Poison-type, the holder takes damage equal to 1/8 of its maximum HP (rounded down, but not less than 1) at the end of each turn. Pokémon with the Ability Magic Guard are immune to this damage.

Description

Games Description
DPPt A hold item that gradually restores the HP of Poison-type Pokémon. It inflicts damage on all other types.
HGSS
BWB2W2
A held item that gradually restores the HP of Poison-type Pokémon. It inflicts damage on all other types.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It gradually restores HP to Poison-type Pokémon. It damages any other type.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Held by wild Croagunk (5% chance) and wild Toxicroak (5% chance)
HGSS Route 17 (held by Biker Dale's Gulpin), Cerulean Cave Indigo Plateau (held by Koga's Muk during all battles)
Held by wild Croagunk (5% chance)
BW Held by wild Croagunk (5% chance), wild Trubbish (5% chance), and wild Garbodor (50% chance)
B2W2 Castelia SewersSpringSummer, Marine Tube Held by wild Grimer (5% chance), wild Muk (50% chance), wild Croagunk (5% chance), wild Toxicroak (5% chance), wild Trubbish (5% chance), and wild Garbodor (50% chance)
XY Coumarine City Held by wild Muk (50% chance), wild Croagunk (5% chance), wild Trubbish (5% chance), and wild Garbodor (50% chance)
ORAS Held by wild Grimer (5% chance) and wild Trubbish (5% chance)
SMUSUM Held by wild Grimer and wild GarbodorSM (5% chance each)

In spin-off games

Black Sludge in Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

In Pokémon: Magikarp Jump, Black Sludge is a Friendship Item that can be purchased for 600Magikarp Jump Diamond.png. It summons Gengar as a helper Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 黑色污泥 Hāaksīk Wūnàih
Mandarin 黑色污泥 Hēisè Wūní
France Flag.png French Boue Noire
Germany Flag.png German Giftschleim
Italy Flag.png Italian Fangopece
South Korea Flag.png Korean 검은진흙 Geomeun Jinheuk
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lodo Negro

External links


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