Sludge Bomb (move)

Move data

Type Poison
Category   Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM36
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM36
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM52
Sword​/​Shield TR22

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Sludge Bomb
Japanese ヘドロばくだん (Hedoro Bakudan)
German Matschbombe
French Bomb-Beurk
Italian Fangobomba
Spanish Bomba Lodo

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. This may also poison the target.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 32
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 32
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Level 32
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 44
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 48
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 27
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 27
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 50
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 52

Learnt by TR

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Tympole
#535 / Water
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison