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Sludge Bomb

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Poison 90 100% 10 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 30% chance to poison the target.

Competitive Use

While Sludge Bomb does have a respectable Base Power and a nice secondary effect, it is an often neglected move for a few reasons. Since Poison only hits Grass-types super effectively, Sludge Bomb is rarely used as a coverage type on any special attacker, with the exception as a STAB move. In addition, most Poison-type Pokemon are not geared to be special attackers. However, there are some Pokemon, like Gengar, who can use Sludge Bomb as a STAB move. Unfortunately for Sludge Bomb, other moves, such as Shadow Ball, Focus Blast, Disable, and Substitute, leave Gengar hard-pressed to actually fit Sludge Bomb onto any moveset.

Related Moves

Sludge Wave is a slightly more powerful special Poison-type move, but with only a 10% chance of poisoning the opponent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Amoonguss Grass / Poison RU Effect Spore / Regenerator 114 85 70 85 80 30 464
Arbok Poison NU Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 60 85 69 65 79 80 438
Arceus-Bug Bug Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dark Dark Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dragon Dragon Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Electric Electric Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fighting Fighting Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fire Fire Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Flying Flying Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ghost Ghost Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Grass Grass Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ground Ground Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ice Ice Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Normal Normal Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Poison Poison Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Psychic Psychic Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Rock Rock Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Steel Steel Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Water Water Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Ariados Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
Beedrill Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Sniper 65 80 40 45 80 75 385
Bellossom Grass NU Chlorophyll / Healer 75 80 85 90 100 50 480
Bellsprout Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Gluttony 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
Breloom Grass / Fighting OU Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Technician 60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Budew Grass / Poison LC Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 40 30 35 50 70 55 280
Bulbasaur Grass / Poison LC Overgrow / Chlorophyll 45 49 49 65 65 45 318
Carnivine Grass NU Levitate 74 100 72 90 72 46 454
Corphish Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 43 80 65 50 35 35 308
Cradily Rock / Grass NU Suction Cups / Storm Drain 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
Crawdaunt Water / Dark RU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 63 120 85 90 55 55 468
Croagunk Poison / Fighting LC Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Darkrai Dark Uber Bad Dreams 70 90 90 135 90 125 600
Diglett Ground LC Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 10 55 25 35 45 95 265
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Drilbur Ground LC Sand Rush / Sand Force / Mold Breaker 60 85 40 30 45 68 328
Druddigon Dragon RU Rough Skin / Sheer Force / Mold Breaker 77 120 90 60 90 48 485
Dugtrio Ground OU Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
Excadrill Ground / Steel Uber Sand Rush / Sand Force / Mold Breaker 110 135 60 50 65 88 508
Exeggcute Grass / Psychic LC Chlorophyll / Harvest 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic NU Chlorophyll / Harvest 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
Foongus Grass / Poison LC Effect Spore / Regenerator 69 55 45 55 55 15 294
Frillish Water / Ghost LC Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 55 40 50 65 85 40 335
Garbodor Poison NU Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath 80 95 82 60 82 75 474
Gastly Ghost / Poison LC Levitate 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
Gastrodon Water / Ground OU Sticky Hold / Storm Drain / Sand Force 111 83 68 92 82 39 475
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU Levitate 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
Gligar Ground / Flying UU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Immunity 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground / Flying OU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Poison Heal 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Granbull Normal NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Rattled 90 120 75 60 60 45 450
Grimer Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
Gulpin Poison LC Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 70 43 53 43 53 40 302
Haunter Ghost / Poison NU Levitate 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
Houndoom Dark / Fire UU Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
Houndour Dark / Fire LC Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
Jellicent Water / Ghost OU Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 100 60 70 85 105 60 480
Koffing Poison LC Levitate 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
Krookodile Ground / Dark UU Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 95 117 70 65 70 92 509
Landorus Ground / Flying Uber Sand Force / Sheer Force 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
Lileep Rock / Grass LC Suction Cups / Storm Drain 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Metagross Steel / Psychic OU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 135 130 95 90 70 600
Metang Steel / Psychic NU Clear Body / Light Metal 60 75 100 55 80 50 420
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Muk Poison NU Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
Nidoking Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 81 92 77 85 75 85 495
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 90 82 87 75 85 76 495
Nidoran-F Poison LC Poison Point / Rivalry / Hustle 55 47 52 40 40 41 275
Nidoran-M Poison LC Poison Point / Rivalry / Hustle 46 57 40 40 40 50 273
Octillery Water NU Suction Cups / Sniper / Moody 75 105 75 105 75 45 480
Oddish Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Run Away 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
Paras Bug / Grass LC Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 35 70 55 45 55 25 285
Parasect Bug / Grass NU Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 60 95 80 60 80 30 405
Quagsire Water / Ground RU Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 95 85 85 65 65 35 430
Qwilfish Water / Poison RU Poison Point / Swift Swim / Intimidate 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
Roselia Grass / Poison NU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 50 60 45 100 80 65 400
Roserade Grass / Poison UU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Technician 60 70 55 125 105 90 505
Sandile Ground / Dark LC Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
Scrafty Dark / Fighting UU Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 65 90 115 45 115 58 488
Scraggy Dark / Fighting LC Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 50 75 70 35 70 48 348
Seismitoad Water / Ground NU Swift Swim / Poison Touch / Water Absorb 105 85 75 85 75 74 499
Seviper Poison NU Shed Skin / Infiltrator 73 100 60 100 60 65 458
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Shroomish Grass LC Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Quick Feet 60 40 60 40 60 35 295
Shuckle Bug / Rock NU Sturdy / Gluttony / Contrary 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Skuntank Poison / Dark NU Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 103 93 67 71 61 84 479
Snubbull Normal LC Intimidate / Run Away / Rattled 60 80 50 40 40 30 300
Spinarak Bug / Poison LC Swarm / Insomnia / Sniper 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
Stunfisk Ground / Electric NU Static / Limber / Sand Veil 109 66 84 81 99 32 471
Stunky Poison / Dark LC Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
Sunflora Grass NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 75 75 55 105 85 30 425
Sunkern Grass LC Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
Swalot Poison NU Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
Tangela Grass NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
Tangrowth Grass RU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Tentacool Water / Poison LC Clear Body / Liquid Ooze / Rain Dish 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
Tentacruel Water / Poison OU Clear Body / Liquid Ooze / Rain Dish 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
Thundurus Electric / Flying Uber Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Torkoal Fire NU White Smoke / Shell Armor 70 85 140 85 70 20 470
Tornadus Flying UU Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Toxicroak Poison / Fighting OU Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
Trubbish Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Aftermath 50 50 62 40 62 65 329
Tympole Water LC Swift Swim / Hydration / Water Absorb 50 50 40 50 40 64 294
Venipede Bug / Poison LC Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Venonat Bug / Poison LC Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens / Run Away 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
Venusaur Grass / Poison OU Overgrow / Chlorophyll 80 82 83 100 100 80 525
Vespiquen Bug / Flying NU Pressure / Unnerve 70 80 102 80 102 40 474
Victreebel Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Gluttony 80 105 65 100 60 70 480
Vileplume Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Effect Spore 75 80 85 100 90 50 480
Weezing Poison NU Levitate 65 90 120 85 70 60 490
Wooper Water / Ground LC Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 55 45 45 25 25 15 210
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245