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Sludge Wave

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Poison 95 100% 10 0 Special All others

Description

Deals damage and has a 10% chance to poison the target.

Competitive Use

Despite being a Poison-type attack, Sludge Wave initially appears to be a good move with a high Base Power. However, when you look at the list of Pokemon who receive Sludge Wave, an overwhelming majority of them can not use Sludge Wave effectively. Nidoking and Nidoqueen are two exceptions. With STAB and Sheer Force, Sludge Wave reaches a massive Base Power of 185, enough to plow through any Pokemon that does not resist it. Sludge Wave is also useful in double and triple battles, as it can hit all enemy Pokemon with a slight damage reduction.

Related Moves

Sludge Bomb is a slightly weaker alternative with a higher chance to poison the target.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Arbok Poison NU Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 60 85 69 65 79 80 438
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
Dugtrio Ground OU Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
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
Gastrodon Water / Ground OU Sticky Hold / Storm Drain / Sand Force 111 83 68 92 82 39 475
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
Jellicent Water / Ghost OU Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 100 60 70 85 105 60 480
Landorus Ground / Flying Uber Sand Force / Sheer Force 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Mudkip Water LC Torrent / Damp 50 70 50 50 50 40 310
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
Octillery Water NU Suction Cups / Sniper / Moody 75 105 75 105 75 45 480
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
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
Shuckle Bug / Rock NU Sturdy / Gluttony / Contrary 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
Stunfisk Ground / Electric NU Static / Limber / Sand Veil 109 66 84 81 99 32 471
Swalot Poison NU Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
Swampert Water / Ground UU Torrent / Damp 100 110 90 85 90 60 535
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
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
Wooper Water / Ground LC Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 55 45 45 25 25 15 210