Sludge (move)

Sludge
ヘドロこうげき Sludge Attack
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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
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
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 VIII
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous 37 16 13 20 20BW
15B2W2
15 15SMUSUM
24PE
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous 37 45 13 20 20BW
15B2W2
15 15SMUSUM
24PE
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous 32 21 21 24 28BW
18B2W2
18 18 20
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous 1, 32 21 21 24 28BW
18B2W2
18 18 20
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 20
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14 14XY
10ORAS
10
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14XY
1, 10ORAS
1, 10
568   Trubbish
  Mineral Mineral 18 18 18 18
569   Garbodor
  Mineral Mineral 18 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 VIII
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1
422   Shellos
  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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Sludge is a move with 12 base power, 88% accuracy and 22 PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them, cutting corners, possibly inflicting poison.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 15.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 42 50 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target poisoned.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of leaving the target poisoned.

Pokémon GO

  Sludge
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33  
Duration 2.1 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 1.55 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 50
Energy cost 40  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
      
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 25 → 30
  • 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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target poisoned, damaging it for several turns.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Poisoned status condition, which causes periodic damage.
BSL 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
MDGtI 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.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy poisoned.


In the anime

Main series

       
Weezing Koffing Grimer Gulpin
Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Koffing Koffing spews dark brown sludge at the opponent from its mouth.
James's Koffing Ash Catches a Pokémon Debut
  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
  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
  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


Pokémon Generations

       
Grimer
The user fire a stream of purple sludge at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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

Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In 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

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 *
  Czech Bahenní útok
  Danish Slam
  Dutch Blubber
  Finnish Lieju (season 1)
Liejuvyöry (Johto series)
Mönjä (AG series)
  French Détritus
  German Schlammbad
  Greek Γλίτσα Glitsa
  Italian Fango
  Korean 오물공격 Omulgonggyeok
  Norwegian Gjørmeangrep
  Polish Błoto*
Maź*
Smog*
Muł*
Błotny Atak*
Mułowy Atak*
Szlam*
  Brazilian Portuguese Ataque de Lama (games, manga)
Jato de Lama (anime)
Lama (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Lodo (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Serbian Mulj
Spanish   Latin America Lodo (EP003-EP056)
Desechos (AG065-present)
  Spain Residuos
  Swedish Gegga
  Thai สลัดจ์แอตแทก
  Vietnamese Tấn Công Bằng Bùn




Variations of the move Aurora Beam
  Spark
  Aurora BeamBubble BeamSludgePsybeam


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