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.
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.
G S C An attack that may poison the foe.
R S E Colo.
XD Sludge is hurled to inflict damage. May also poison.
FR LG Toxic sludge is hurled at the foe. It may poison the target.
D P Pt HG SS
P B R Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the foe. It may also poison the target.
B W B2 W2 Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. It may also poison the target.
X Y OR AS
S M US UM Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. This may also poison the target.
Learnset In other games
Updates Gyms & Raids
July 30, 2016
February 16, 2017
Power: 30 → 50
Energy cost: 25 → 33
Duration: 2.6 → 2.1 seconds Damage window: 1.85 - 2.35 → 1.2 - 1.55 seconds
MD R B Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target poisoned, damaging it for several turns.
MD T D S Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Poisoned status condition, which causes periodic damage.
B S L てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで どくじょうたいにして いっていターンごとに ダメージをあたえる
MD GtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Poisoned status condition. With the Poisoned status, the enemy keeps taking damage and can't restore its HP naturally.
S MD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy poisoned.
In the anime
In the main series
In Pokémon Generations In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl manga
The users fires sludge from its body.
First Chapter Used In
Koffing Koffing shoots sludge from its mouth and the opponent who is hit is covered by it.
A wild Koffing
In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games Trivia
Pokémon Stadium, Sludge is described as having a 50% chance of poisoning its target, but it actually has a 40% chance. Since Generation V, Sludge has the same description text as Sludge Bomb. In other languages