- This article is about the Ability Stench. For the field move Stink, see Field Move (Ranger).
Generations III and IV
Stench has no effect in battle.
Generation V onward
Stench has a 10% chance of making the target flinch when hit by a damaging move used by the Pokémon with this Ability. Stench does not stack with King's Rock or Razor Fang, nor does it stack with moves that already have a chance to flinch.
Outside of battle
If a Pokémon with Stench is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), the chance of encountering a wild Pokémon is decreased by 50%. It shares this effect with Quick Feet, White Smoke and Infiltrator (since Generation VIII).
In the Battle Pyramid, the encounter rate is decreased by 25%.
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 VIII games.
- Prior to Generation VIII, Koffing and Weezing did not have Stench.
In other games
If a Pokémon with Stench is attacked by an adjacent Pokémon, the attacker may become terrified for a short time.
In the anime
|The Pokémon releases a horrible smell.|
|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
|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.|