Sludge Bomb (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Special Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM36
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM36
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM36
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM36
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM36

Effects

Sludge Bomb deals damage and has a 30% chance of poisoning the target.

Poison or Steel type Pokémon, those with the ability Immunity or those behind a Substitute cannot be poisoned.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may poison the foe.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Sludge is hurled to inflict damage. May also poison.
FireRed/LeafGreen Filthy sludge is hurled at the foe. It may poison the target.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks by hurling filthy sludge at the foe. It may also poison the target.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. It may also poison the target.
X/Y Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. This may also poison the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Sludge Bomb at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Grimer
#088 / Poison
Level 26
Muk
#089 / Poison
Level 26
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 34
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 34
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 44
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Level 52
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 45
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 54
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 29
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 29
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 38
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 38

Learnt by TM

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Octillery
#224 / Water
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Tympole
#535 / Water
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water