Sludge Wave (move)

Move data

Type Poison
Category   Special
Power 95
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 5

Machine/Record

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM34
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM34
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM34
Sword​/​Shield TR78

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 44
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 52

Learnt by TR

Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Tympole
#535 / Water
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison