Sludge Bomb (move)

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Move data

Type Poison
Category 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
Sun/Moon 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Poisonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Sludge Bomb turns into Acid Downpour and has base power 175.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. This may also poison the target.
Sun/Moon 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Level 29
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Level 29
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Level 34
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Level 34
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 33
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Level 37
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 45
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 54
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 29
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 29
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 38
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 38

Learnt by TM

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
BeedrillBeedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Alolan RattataRattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Alolan DiglettDiglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Alolan DugtrioDugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
SunkernSunkern
#191 / Grass
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
BudewBudew
#406 / Grass · Poison
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
TympoleTympole
#535 / Water
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
VenipedeVenipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
FoongusFoongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
AmoongussAmoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
MareanieMareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
ToxapexToxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
MorelullMorelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
ShiinoticShiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
SalanditSalandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
NihilegoNihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
GuzzlordGuzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon