Sludge (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category Special  Special
Power 65
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Sludge 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Poisonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Sludge turns into Acid Downpour and has base power 120.

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 Toxic sludge is hurled at the foe. It may poison the target.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Unsanitary sludge is hurled 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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. This may also poison the target.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. This may also poison the target.

Learnt by level up

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

GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Level 15
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Level 15
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Level 18
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Level 18
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 10
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Level 1
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Level 10
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 18
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 18

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Sludge as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
Amorphous, Water 1
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Amorphous, Water 1