The move Sludge Bomb has base power 90 and 30% chance to poison
Sludge Wave is base power 95 and 10% chance to Poison.
What I'm asking is does Sheer Force make Sludge Bomb the better move because it has a higher chance of an added effect? What are the base powers after Sheer Force?
Click here for moves that are affected by Sheer Force. Sludge Bomb and Wave are both on the list.
Sludge Bomb's power: 117
Sludge Wave's Power: 123.5
No, it doesn't make Sludge Bomb the better move. It powers up all moves with a side effect by 30% no matter how high or low the chance is.
New base powers:
Sludge Bomb, 117 BP.
Sludge Wave, 123.5 BP.
Hope I helped! :)