Sludge Wave (move)

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.

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

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 97 116 100% All opponents Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target poisoned.*

Past Description

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

Pokémon GO

  Sludge Wave
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 110
Energy cost 100  
Duration 3.2 seconds
Damage window 2 - 3 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 110
Energy cost 65  
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: 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

       
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
  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
  Salazzle Salazzle waves her tail as she spins around, sending waves of purple sludge towards the opponent.
Plumeria's Salazzle Battle Royal 151! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

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 *
  French Cradovague
  German Schlammwoge
  Italian Fangonda
  Korean 오물웨이브 Omul Weibeu
  Polish Fala Szlamu
  Brazilian Portuguese Onda de Lama
  Spanish Onda Tóxica
  Thai สลัดจ์เวฟ



Variations of the move Sludge Wave
  Sludge WaveMoonblast



Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Kanto
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Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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