Sludge Bomb (move)

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM36
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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
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 Bomb at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Grimer
#088 / Poison
Level 29
Muk
#089 / Poison
Level 29
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 34
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 34
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 33
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Level 37
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

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass