Sludge Wave (move)

Move data

Type Poison
Category   Special
Power 95
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 5

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM34
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM34
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM34

Effects

Sludge Wave deals damage and has a 10% 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 Wave turns into Acid Downpour and has base power 175.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Sludge Wave
Japanese ヘドロウェーブ (Herodo Wave)
German Schlammwoge
French Cradovague
Italian Fangonda
Spanish Onda Tóxica

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
It swamps the area around the user with a giant sludge wave. It may also poison those hit.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user strikes everything around it by swamping the area with a giant sludge wave. This may also poison those hit.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user strikes everything around it by swamping the area with a giant sludge wave. This may also poison those hit.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Sludge Wave 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.

Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 43
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 48
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Level 32
Muk
#089 / Poison
Level 32

Learnt by TM

Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground