Sludge Wave (move)

Sludge Wave
ヘドロウェーブ Sludge Wave
Sludge Wave IX.png
Sludge Wave IX 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 is:

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


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 1
0034    
 
Monster Field - - - - 1
0072    
 
Water 3 Water 3 50 50XY
43ORAS
43 44 44 44
0073    
 
Water 3 Water 3 56 56XY
48ORAS
48 52 52 52
0088     Amorphous Amorphous 44BW
37B2W2
37XY
32ORAS
32 32 32
0089     Amorphous Amorphous 50BW
37B2W2
37XY
32ORAS
32 32 32
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field 28
0969    
 
Mineral Mineral 46
0970    
 
Mineral Mineral 50
0980    
 
Water 1 Field 30
0994    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49
1015    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48
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 Compatibility
0020  
Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0023     Field Dragon
0024     Field Dragon
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034    
 
Monster Field
0045    
 
Grass Grass - - -
0049    
 
Bug Bug - - -
0051     Field Field
0051  
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0069    
 
Grass Grass - - -
0070    
 
Grass Grass - - -
0071    
 
Grass Grass - - -
0072    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0073    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0088     Amorphous Amorphous
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0089     Amorphous Amorphous
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous - - -
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous - - -
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous - - -
0109     Amorphous Amorphous - - -
0110     Amorphous Amorphous - - -
0110  
Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0167    
 
Bug Bug - - -
0168    
 
Bug Bug - - -
0194    
 
Water 1 Field
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field
0195    
 
Water 1 Field
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0211    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0224     Water 1 Water 2
0258     Monster Water 1
0259    
 
Monster Water 1
0260    
 
Monster Water 1
0316     Amorphous Amorphous
0317     Amorphous Amorphous
0336     Field Dragon
0342    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0423  
Gastrodon
All forms
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0434    
 
Field Field - - - -
0435    
 
Field Field - - - -
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0535     Water 1 Water 1
0536    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0537    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0568     Mineral Mineral
0569     Mineral Mineral
0592  
Frillish
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0593  
Jellicent
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0618    
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0618  
Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0641  
Tornadus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0645  
Landorus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0658  
Greninja
All available forms
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 - -
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0690    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0691    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0692     Water 1 Water 3
0693     Water 1 Water 3
0704     Dragon Dragon
0705     Dragon Dragon
0705  
Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
 
 
Dragon Dragon
0706     Dragon Dragon
0706  
Goodra
Hisuian Form
 
 
Dragon Dragon
0718  
Zygarde
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0747    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0748    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0757    
 
Monster Dragon
0758    
 
Monster Dragon
0768    
 
Bug Water 3
0781    
 
Mineral Mineral
0793    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0799    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0803     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0804    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0903    
 
Field Field
0904    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0944    
 
Field Field
0945    
 
Field Field
0965    
 
Mineral Mineral
0966    
 
Mineral Mineral
0969    
 
Mineral Mineral
0970    
 
Mineral Mineral
0980    
 
Water 1 Field
0994    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1014    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1015    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1025    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
0109     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.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0970  
GlimmoraLv. 35
 
 
Mineral Mineral Wild Tera Pokémon - Crystal PoolSVTM
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
0094    
 
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Sludge Wave deals damage and may leave the target poisoned.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 25 99 13 50 85% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
SMD 25 50 13 30 85% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Sludge Wave
★★★★★
Attack power 119.875
Charge time 1.56 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May poison the foe

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 97 116 100% All opponents Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target poisoned.* Plumeria & Salazzle
Marnie & Toxicroak (Direct link)
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of leaving the target poisoned.

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
  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 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
Portuguese   Brazil Onda de Lama
  Portugal Onda de Lodo
  Spanish Onda Tóxica
  Thai สลัดจ์เวฟ


Variations of the move Sludge Wave
  Sludge WaveMoonblast



Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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