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Sludge Wave
(ヘドロウェーブ Slime Wave)
Ash Palpitoad Sludge Wave
Introduced: Generation V
Battle Data
Type: Type Poison
Category: Type Special
Power: 95
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 10 (Max. 16)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Tough
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Sludge Wave is a Poison-type move introduced in Generation V. It has been TM34 since Generation V.


Games Description
BWB2W2 It swamps the area around the user with a giant sludge wave. It may also poison those hit.
The user strikes everything around it by swamping the area with a giant sludge wave. This may also poison those hit.


In battle

Sludge Wave does damage and has a 10% chance to poison the target. In a Double Battle, Sludge Wave targets all Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Sludge Wave only targets Pokémon that are adjacent to the user.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
072 Tentacool water/poison 50 50 (XY)
43 (ORAS)
073 Tentacruel water/poison 56 56 (XY)
48 (ORAS)
088 Grimer poison 44 (BW)
37 (B2W2)
37 (XY)
32 (ORAS)
089 Muk poison 50 (BW)
37 (B2W2)
37 (XY)
32 (ORAS)
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Pokémon Type Machine
020A Raticate dark/normal TM34
023 Ekans poison TM34 TM34 TM34
024 Arbok poison TM34 TM34 TM34
031 Nidoqueen poison/ground TM34 TM34 TM34
034 Nidoking poison/ground TM34 TM34 TM34
051 Dugtrio ground TM34 TM34 TM34
051A Dugtrio ground/steel TM34
072 Tentacool water/poison TM34 TM34 TM34
073 Tentacruel water/poison TM34 TM34 TM34
088 Grimer poison TM34 TM34 TM34
088A Grimer poison/dark TM34
089 Muk poison TM34 TM34 TM34
089A Muk poison/dark TM34
151 Mew psychic TM34 TM34 TM34
194 Wooper water/ground TM34 TM34 TM34
195 Quagsire water/ground TM34 TM34 TM34
211 Qwilfish water/poison TM34 TM34 TM34
213 Shuckle bug/rock TM34 TM34 TM34
224 Octillery water TM34 TM34 TM34
258 Mudkip water TM34 TM34 TM34
259 Marshtomp water/ground TM34 TM34 TM34
260 Swampert water/ground TM34 TM34 TM34
316 Gulpin poison TM34 TM34 TM34
317 Swalot poison TM34 TM34 TM34
336 Seviper poison TM34 TM34 TM34
342 Crawduant water/dark TM34 TM34 TM34
346 Cradilt rock/grass TM34 TM34 TM34
423 Gastrodon water/ground TM34 TM34 TM34
453 Croagunk poison/fighting TM34 TM34 TM34
454 Toxicroak poison/fighting TM34 TM34 TM34
535 Tympole water TM34 TM34 TM34
536 Palpitoad water/ground TM34 TM34 TM34
537 Seismitoad water/ground TM34 TM34 TM34
568 Trubbish poison TM34 TM34 TM34
569 Garbodor poison TM34 TM34 TM34
592 Frillish water/ghost TM34 TM34 TM34
593 Jellicent water/ghost TM34 TM34 TM34
618 Stunfisk ground/electric TM34 TM34 TM34
641 Tornadus flying TM34 TM34 TM34
642 Thundurus electric/flying TM34 TM34 TM34
643 Landorus ground}/flying TM34 TM34 TM34
688 Binacle rock/water TM34 TM34
689 Barbaracle rock/water TM34 TM34
690 Skrelp poison/water TM34 TM34
691 Dragalge poison/dragon TM34 TM34
692 Clauncher water TM34 TM34
693 Clawitzer water TM34 TM34
704 Goomy dragon TM34 TM34
705 Sliggoo dragon TM34 TM34
706 Goodra dragon TM34 TM34
718 Zygarde dragon/ground TM34 TM34
721 Volcanion fire/water TM34 TM34
747 Mareanie poison/water TM34
748 Toxapex poison/water TM34
757 Salandit poison/fire TM34
758 Salazzle poison/fire TM34
768 Golisopod bug/water TM34
781 Dhelmise ghost/grass TM34
793 Nihilego rock/poison TM34
799 Guzzlord dark/dragon TM34
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Main article: Sludge Wave/Gallery
Variations of Flamethrower
Flamethrower Ice Beam Thunderbolt
Former Variations of Flamethrower
Sludge Wave

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