White Smoke (Ability)

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White Smoke しろいけむり
White Smoke
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Generation III
Prevents ability reduction.
Generation IV
Prevents the Pokémon's stats from being lowered.DPPt
Prevents its stats from being lowered.HGSS
Generation V
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering its stats.
Generation VI
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering its stats.
Generation VII
Currently unknown

White Smoke (Japanese: しろいけむり White Smoke) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Fire types. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Torkoal.


In battle

White Smoke prevents stat reduction caused by other Pokémon's moves and Abilities (such as Scary Face and Intimidate). White Smoke does not prevent self-inflicted stat reductions such as from moves like Superpower or Hammer Arm.

White Smoke only protects from effects that lower stat stages, so it does not prevent stat reduction from items like the Iron Ball, the status conditions paralysis or burn, or the moves Guard Split or Power Split. White Smoke does not prevent stat stages being directly modified by Heart Swap, Guard Swap, Power Swap, Baton Pass, or Topsy-Turvy.

This Ability is ignored by Pokémon with Mold Breaker, Teravolt, and Turboblaze.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with White Smoke is leading the party, then White Smoke decreases the wild Pokémon encounter rate by 50%.

Pokémon with White Smoke

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire White Smoke None Shell Armor
Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire Gluttony Flash Fire White Smoke
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 白色煙霧 Báisè Yānwù
France Flag.png French Écran Fumée
Germany Flag.png German Pulverrauch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fumochiaro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하얀연기 Hayan Yeongi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Fumaça Branca
Spain Flag.png Spanish Humo Blanco

Variations of the Ability White Smoke
White SmokeClear BodyFull Metal Body
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