- This article is about the Ability Stench. For the field move Stink, see Field Move (Ranger).
Stench (Japanese: あくしゅう Stench) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Poison types. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature Ability of Grimer and Muk.
Generations III and IV
Stench has no effect in battle.
Generation V onward
Outside of battle
In the Battle Pyramid, the encounter rate is decreased by 25%.
If a Pokémon with Stench is attacked by an adjacent Pokémon, the attacker may become terrified for a short time.
Pokémon with Stench
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
|Grimer||Poison||Stench||Sticky Hold||Poison Touch|
|Muk||Poison||Stench||Sticky Hold||Poison Touch|
| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
In the anime
|The Pokémon releases a horrible smell that lasts for twenty-four hours.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Stunky||Stunky stands on its two front legs and a purple ball appears at the end of its behind. Stunky then flips around and fires the purple ball at the opponent, causing a purple, foul-smelling fog to appear and spread its stench for twenty-four hours.|
|Officer Jenny's Stunky||A Secret Sphere of Influence!||Debut|
|Trubbish||Trubbish belches out a small olive-colored cloud from its mouth. When the cloud disappears, it spreads throughout the whole area and causes it to smell.|
|A wild Trubbish||Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!||None|
|Garbodor||Garbodor belches out a small olive-colored cloud from its mouth. The cloud then expands over throughout the whole area and causes it to smell.|
|A wild Garbodor||Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita!||None|
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
|The Pokémon releases a horrible smell from its body.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Stunky||Stunky turns around and releases a small seed from its behind towards the opponent. When the seed hits the ground, it releases a horrible smell all around the battlefield. The smell lasts for twenty-four hours.|
|A wild Stunky||A Big Stink Over Stunky||Debut|
- Stench is the first Ability in index number order.
In other languages
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|