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Sludge Wave
ヘドロウェーブ Sludge Wave
Sludge Wave VIII.png
Sludge Wave VIII 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 was TM34 from Generation V to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is TR78 in Generation VIII.

Contents

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
SwSh
The user strikes everything around it by swamping the area with a giant sludge wave. This may also poison those hit.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 50 50XY
43ORAS
43 44
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 56 56XY
48ORAS
48 52
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 44BW
37B2W2
37XY
32ORAS
32
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 50BW
37B2W2
37XY
32ORAS
32
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 Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
[[|]]
IV
[[|]]
V
TM34
VI
TM34
VII
TM34
VIII
TR78
020 Raticate Raticate
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
024 Arbok Arbok
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
045 Vileplume Vileplume
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
088 Grimer Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
109 Koffing Koffing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
258 Mudkip Mudkip
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
317 Swalot Swalot
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
336 Seviper Seviper
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
346 Cradily Cradily
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
535 Tympole Tympole
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
568 Trubbish Trubbish
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
569 Garbodor Garbodor
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
688 Binacle Binacle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
690 Skrelp Skrelp
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
691 Dragalge Dragalge
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
692 Clauncher Clauncher
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
704 Goomy Goomy
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
706 Goodra Goodra
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
718 Zygarde Zygarde
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721 Volcanion Volcanion
FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
747 Mareanie Mareanie
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
748 Toxapex Toxapex
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
757 Salandit Salandit
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
758 Salazzle Salazzle
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
793 Nihilego Nihilego
RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
799 Guzzlord Guzzlord
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
803 Poipole Poipole
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
804 Naganadel Naganadel
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Amped
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Low Key
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
890 Eternatus Eternatus
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
109 Koffing 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.


By event

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
094 Gengar 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 GO

GO Poison.png Sludge Wave
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 110
Energy cost 100 100
Duration 3.2 seconds
Damage window 2 - 3 seconds
Sludge Wave GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 110
Energy cost 65 65
Secondary effect  ?
Effect chance  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility

Arbok

Nidoqueen Nidoking Tentacruel Muk Muk (Alolan Form) Qwilfish Swampert Tympole Palpitoad
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

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 Ash Palpitoad Sludge Wave 1.png Ash Palpitoad Sludge Wave 2.png None.png
Salazzle Palpitoad The wave crashing
The user launches a wave of purple sludge onto the opponent, poisoning it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
536 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
758 Salazzle Salazzle waves her tail as she spins around, sending waves of purple sludge towards the opponent.
Plumeria's Salazzle Battle Royal 151! None
034 Nidoking Nidoking summons a giant wave of sludge that swamps everything in the area.
A wild Nidoking Enter Pikachu! None
151 Mew Mew summons a giant wave of sludge that swamps everything in the area.
A wild Mew Enter Pikachu! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Onda de Lama
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Tóxica


Variations of the move Sludge Wave
Special Sludge WaveMoonblast



Generation V TMs
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7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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