Stunky is a small, skunk-like Pokémon with dark-purple fur. Its face is large and rounded, with a narrow red nose, red-rimmed eyes, and two pairs of somewhat "V"-shaped cream-colored whiskers on the sides of its face. It has two pointed ears that appear red on the inside. A stripe of cream-colored fur runs along its back from the neck to the tail, with a small tuft protruding from the base of the neck. Its tail is raised high, and ends with spiked hair pointed behind it. It has a cream-colored underbelly, and four short legs, that end in paws with three small, white claws.
Stunky can spray a foul-smelling liquid from its rear in order to drive attackers away. The stench can be smelled from over a mile away, and will linger for around 24 hours.
Another Stunky was shown to be under the command of a different Officer Jenny in Losing Its Lustrous!. It was guarding the Adamant Orb while it was being transported to Celestic Town via aircraft, when Team Galactic attacked and stole the orb.
Despite being based on a striped species of skunk, Stunky sprays from a handstand like a spotted skunk, as seen in the episode The Secret Sphere of Influence.
Stunky can be seen as a parallel to Glameow. Stunky is exclusive to Pokémon Diamond and Black 2, while Glameow is exclusive to Pokémon Pearl and White 2, and their evolved forms are used by Team GalacticCommandersJupiter and Mars, respectively. Also, they are both part of the FieldEgg Group and a two-stage evolutionary line, and they both cannot be found in Pokemon Platinum.
Stunky is based on a skunk, likely a hog-nosed skunk. It also bears a resemblance to a cat of some sort, which is fitting as baby skunks are called kits or kittens.
Stunky is a combination of skunk or stunk and stinky.
Skunpuu is a combination of skunk and pyoo (what someone says when something stinks).
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From skunk and pyoo (what someone says when something stinks)