You can find TM34 Sludge Wave on a small island in Route 132, which is a water route west of Pacifidlog Town. To get there, you simply Surf west from Pacifidlog Town’s Pokémon Center.
TM34 Sludge Wave Location (Step-by-Step)
Before you attempt to explore Route 132 for the Sludge Wave TM, make sure you have the following prerequisites:
- Access to Pacifidlog Town
- A Pokémon with HM03 Surf
If you’re all set, fly over to Pacifidlog Town to get started.
Step 1: From the town’s Pokémon Center, start heading west.
Step 2: Surf here and continue heading west to exit the town.
Step 3: Up ahead are the currents that take you to certain parts of the route. From here, continue surfing west.
Step 4: When you can see the water currents, start moving downwards (you’ll be moving alongside the currents, but not moving into them yet).
Step 5: Hop on any of the water currents marked below.
Step 6: As you’re riding the current, you shouldn’t be able to move. Eventually you’ll find yourself on a small island with a trainer that you can choose to battle or skip.
Step 7: Once you’re on the island, move to the western side and ride the next water current directly behind the trainer. Check the highlighted area in the screenshot below for exactly where you should surf.
Step 8: You’ll eventually land on a small sand bar with TM34 in the middle.
Sludge Wave Details + Uses
|Sludge Wave Move Details
|10 (max. 16)
Sludge Wave is a Special Poison-type move that has a 10% chance of poisoning the target.
It has the highest base power of any Special Poison-type move, which makes it a solid option for the Pokémon that can learn it.
Sludge Wave is nearly identical to Sludge Bomb, but the latter has one difference that makes it better. For the cost of 5 less base power, Sludge Bomb’s chance to poison the target is 30% instead.
Poisoning tanky Pokémon makes them easier to wear down. This makes Sludge Bomb much better in Single Battles, as the base power difference between the two moves is minuscule.
However, Sludge Wave is much more useful in Double Battles. Because the move hits all adjacent Pokémon, you’ll be able to take care of both opponents in one turn.
This also means you’ll hit your ally as well.
Since Steel-type Pokémon are immune to Poison-type moves, they make great allies for Pokémon using Sludge Wave.
How Poison Status Works
The Poison status condition inflicts damage every turn until the Pokémon faints. Regardless of the Pokémon’s total HP or Defense stats, it will deal 1/8th or 12.5% of the afflicted Pokémon’s Max HP at the end of each turn.
Poison-type and Steel-type Pokémon cannot be afflicted with the Poison status condition.
List of Moves and Abilities that interact with Poison:
|Pokémon with this Ability cannot be poisoned
|While poisoned, HP is restored each turn instead
|While poisoned, the user’s Attack stat is increased by 50%
|Lowers a poisoned target’s Attack, Special Attack, and Speed
|Damage is doubled against poisoned targets