Odor Sleuth (move)

Odor Sleuth
かぎわける Find Scent
Odor Sleuth VII.png
Odor Sleuth VII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  %
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled one time this turn.

Odor Sleuth (Japanese: かぎわける Find Scent) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

Odor Sleuth causes all accuracy checks against the target to ignore any changes to the target's evasion stat stages. If Odor Sleuth's target is a Ghost-type Pokémon, it also removes the target's immunity to Fighting-type and Normal-type moves. Odor Sleuth's effect ends when the target switches out.

Odor Sleuth has an accuracy of 100%.

Generation IV

Odor Sleuth now only causes accuracy checks against the target to ignore changes to its evasion stat stages if its evasion stat stage is greater than 0.

Odor Sleuth now also bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Generations V to VII

Odor Sleuth can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

Odor Sleuth will now fail if used against a Pokémon already under its effect.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Odor Sleuth, the user's Attack rises one stage.

Generation VIII

Odor Sleuth cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
RSE Negates the foe's efforts to heighten evasiveness.
FRLG Completely negates the foe's efforts to heighten its ability to evade.
Colo.XD Foils the target's efforts to heighten evasiveness.
DPPtHGSSPBR Enables the user to hit a Ghost type with any type of move. It also enables the user to hit an evasive foe.
BWB2W2 Enables a Ghost-type target to be hit with Normal- and Fighting-type attacks. It also enables an evasive target to be hit.
XYORAS Enables a Ghost-type target to be hit with Normal- and Fighting-type attacks. This also enables an evasive target to be hit.
SMUSUMPE Enables a Ghost-type target to be hit by Normal- and Fighting-type attacks. This also enables an evasive target to be hit.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
058   Growlithe
  Field Field 19 14 14BW
10B2W2
10 10SMUSUM
059   Arcanine
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field 25 5 5 5 5
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 31 22 20 20 20
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 35 22 20 20 20
231   Phanpy
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
232   Donphan
  Field Field 1
261   Poochyena
  Field Field 17 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13
262   Mightyena
  Field Field 17 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field 17 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13
264   Linoone
  Field Field 17 17 17 17XY
13ORAS
13
309   Electrike
  Field Field 25 25 25 25XY
16ORAS
16
310   Manectric
  Field Field 25 25 25 25XY
16ORAS
16
325   Spoink
  Field Field 10 10 10 10 10
326   Grumpig
  Field Field 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1
498   Tepig
  Field Field 9 9 9
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
506   Lillipup
  Field Field 5 5 5
507   Herdier
  Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
508   Stoutland
  Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying 4 4 4
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
631   Heatmor
  Field Field 6 6 6
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field 25 25
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field 26 27
676   Furfrou
  Field Field 27 27
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy 8 8
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy 8 1, 8
734   Yungoos
  Field Field 13
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field 13
744   Rockruff
  Field Field 18
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 18
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 18
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 18USUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
052   Meowth
  Field Field
179   Mareep
  Monster Field
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
235   Smeargle
  Field Field 2013 World Championships Smeargle
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Odor Sleuth is a move with 22PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets all enemies in the room, resetting any positive evasion stat changes to 0. If any of the targets is a Ghost-type, it will also inflict Exposed status condition on them, removing their immunity to Normal- and Fighting-type moves. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness). This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Resets the boosted Evasion of foes in the same room. Ghost-type foes are exposed.
MDTDS Resets any boosted evasiveness of all enemies in the room. Afflicts all Ghost-type enemies in the room with an Exposed status condition.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンの あがっている かいひを もとにもどす てきポケモンが ゴーストタイプのばあいは みやぶりじょうたいにかえる
MDGtI It resets any boosted evasiveness of all enemies in the same room. It causes the Exposed status condition to Ghost-type enemies in the same room. It removes their resistance to Normal- and Fighting-type attacks.
SMD It resets any boosts to evasiveness in all enemies in the same room. It makes Ghost-type enemies exposed, which allows Normal- and Fighting-type attacks to hit them.

In the anime

       
Mightyena Stoutland
The user employs its keen sense of smell to identify any illusions.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Mightyena The inside of Mightyena's mouth starts to glow white and it becomes surrounded in white static. It then opens its mouth and fires a white orb of energy surrounded by a clear bubble of energy and two white rings around it from its mouth at the ground. When the orb hits, a bright yellow light shines throughout the battlefield, getting rid of all illusions.
Joe's Mightyena Zoroark: Master of Illusions Debut
  Stoutland Stoutland's nose glows green, allowing it to smell out where the opponent is.
Davy's Stoutland Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 氣味偵測 Heimeih Jīngchāk
Mandarin 氣味偵測 / 气味侦测 Qìwèi Zhēncè
  Dutch Geurspoor
  French Flair
  German Schnüffler
  Greek Μυκτήρισμα
  Italian Segugio
  Korean 냄새구별 Naemsae Gubyeol
  Polish Wąchacz
Portuguese   Brazil Farejador (Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon-present, TCG)
Rastrear Odor (early anime)
  Portugal Farejar
  Serbian Njuškanje
  Spanish Rastreo
  Vietnamese Đánh Hơi



Variations of the move Foresight
  ForesightOdor SleuthMiracle Eye


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