Essentials

Sludge

Poison special

Generation 1

Summary

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 2
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost ½
  • Grass 2
  • Ground ½
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel 0
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
65; percentile 42.5
Accuracy
100%
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
30
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

An attack that may poison the foe.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Sludge is hurled to inflict damage. May also poison.

FireRed, LeafGreen

Toxic sludge is hurled at the foe. It may poison the target.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the foe. It may also poison the target.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. It may also poison the target.

Generation 6
X, Y

Unsanitary sludge is hurled at the target. This may also poison the target.

Foreign Names

French
Détritus
Italian
Fango
Spanish
Residuos
German
Schlammbad
Czech
Bahno
Japanese
ヘドロこうげき (hedorokougeki)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Tough
Appeal
Jam
♥♥♥♥
Flavor text
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Use after
Use before

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Tough
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Sludge.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Poison Sting Poison physical 35 15 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Smog Poison special 20 30 70%

Has a 40% chance to poison the target.

Sludge Bomb Poison special 10 90 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Poison Jab Poison physical 20 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Gunk Shot Poison physical 5 120 80%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Sludge Wave Poison special 10 95 100%

Has a 10% chance to poison the target.

Pokémon

Poison Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Sludge's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
37 16 13 20 20 20 15 15 Grimer Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
37 45 13 20 20 20 15 15 Muk Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
32 21 21 24 24 28 18 18 Koffing Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
21 21 24 24 28 18 18 Weezing Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 65 90 120 85 70 60 490
14 14 14 14 14 14 Gulpin Poison Liquid Ooze
Sticky Hold
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 70 43 53 43 53 40 302
Swalot Poison Liquid Ooze
Sticky Hold
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
18 18 18 Trubbish Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Aftermath
½ male, ½ female Mineral 50 50 62 40 62 65 329
18 18 18 Garbodor Poison Stench
Weak Armor
Aftermath
½ male, ½ female Mineral 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • Bulbasaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
45 49 49 65 65 45 318
• • • • Mudkip Water Torrent
Damp
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
50 70 50 50 50 40 310
• • • • Shellos Water Sticky Hold
Storm Drain
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Amorphous
76 48 48 57 62 34 325

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