Sweet Scent (move)

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Sweet Scent
あまいかおり Sweet Scent
Sweet Scent IX.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Many Others: Affects all adjacent opponents, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled one time this turn.

Sweet Scent (Japanese: あまいかおり Sweet Scent) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM12 in Generation II.

Effect

In battle

Generation II

Sweet Scent lowers the evasion of all adjacent opponents by one stage.

In the Generation II core series games, when an in-game opponent outside of the Battle Tower uses Sweet Scent, the move has a 25% chance to fail.

Generations III to V

Sweet Scent can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing PoisonPowder, Sleep Powder, and Stun Spore to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn.

Generation VI onwards

Sweet Scent now lowers the targets' evasion by two stages.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Sweet Scent, the user's accuracy is raised one stage.

Outside of battle

Generations II and III

Sweet Scent causes wild Pokémon to appear when used as a field move, provided the player is standing in an area where wild Pokémon would normally appear. Sweet Scent will cause a wild encounter even if Repel is in effect.

Generations IV and V

Sweet Scent can only be used under clear weather.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl only, using Sweet Scent (or Honey) inside a shop or Poké Mart will cause the descriptive text of purchasable items to vanish until the player opens the "SELL" menu or leaves the shop. This is known as the Poké Mart text glitch.

Generation VI

Sweet Scent will initiate a Horde Encounter if Horde Encounters can take place in the location it is used. Otherwise, a normal wild encounter will be triggered.

In Pokémon X and Y, Sweet Scent can only be used under clear weather. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sweet Scent is unaffected by the weather.

Generation VII

Sweet Scent can no longer be used outside of battle.

Generation VIII

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Sweet Scent cannot be used outside of battle, but it can be in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Generation IX

Sweet Scent can no longer be used outside of battle.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A pleasant aroma that distracts the target, making the opponent easier to hit.
GSC Reduces the foe's evasiveness.
RSEColoXD Allures the foe to reduce evasiveness.
FRLG Allures the foe to reduce evasiveness. It also attracts wild Pokémon.
DPPtHGSS A sweet scent that lowers the foe's evasiveness. It also lures wild Pokémon if used in grass, etc.
PBR A sweet scent that lowers the foe's evasiveness.
BWB2W2 A sweet scent that lowers the opposing team's evasiveness. It also lures wild Pokémon if used in grass, etc.
XYORAS A sweet scent that harshly lowers opposing Pokémon's evasiveness. This also lures wild Pokémon if used in places such as tall grass.
SMUSUMPE
SwShLA
A sweet scent that harshly lowers opposing Pokémon's evasiveness.
BDSP A sweet scent that harshly lowers opposing Pokémon’s evasiveness. It also lures wild Pokémon if used in grass, etc.
SV The user releases a scent that harshly lowers opposing Pokémon's evasiveness.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0001    
 
Monster Grass 25 25 21 21 21 21 24 24 24
0002    
 
Monster Grass 29 29 23 23 23 23 30 30 30
0003    
 
Monster Grass 29 29 23 23 23 23 30 30 30
0043    
 
Grass Grass 7 7 5 5 5 5 8 8 8
0044    
 
Grass Grass 1, 7 1, 7 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1 1 1
0045    
 
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1
0069    
 
Grass Grass 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 29
0070    
 
Grass Grass 33 33 29 29 29 32 32 32
0071    
 
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0152     Monster Grass 28 28 28 28 28 28
0153     Monster Grass 32 32 32 32 32 32
0154     Monster Grass 34 34 34 34 34 34
0182     Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0216     Field Field 22 22 22 22 22 17
0217     Field Field 22 22 22 22 22 17
0283    
 
Water 1 Bug 13 13 13 13XY
9ORAS
9 9 9
0284    
 
Water 1 Bug 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1, 9 1
0303    
 
Field Fairy 16 16 16 16XY
13ORAS
13 32 32
0314     Bug Human-Like 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
0315    
 
Fairy Grass 37 31 31 31 31 25 25
0357    
 
Monster Grass 21 21 21 21XY
6ORAS
6 6 6
0407    
 
Fairy Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
0415    
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0416    
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0455     Grass Grass 17 17 17 17 17
0492  
Shaymin
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 37 37 37 37 37 37
0556     Grass Grass 3 3 3 28
0590    
 
Grass Grass 24 24 24 24 24
0591    
 
Grass Grass 24 24 24 24 24
0682     Fairy Fairy 1 1 1
0683     Fairy Fairy 1 1 1
0684     Fairy Fairy 1 1 1
0685     Fairy Fairy 1 1 1
0742    
 
Bug Fairy 21 12 12
0743    
 
Bug Fairy 21 1 1
0753     Grass Grass 37 20 20
0754     Grass Grass 40 20 20
0757    
 
Monster Dragon 8 20 20
0758    
 
Monster Dragon 1, 8 20 20
0761     Grass Grass 17 16 16
0762     Grass Grass 17 16 16
0763     Grass Grass 17 16 16
0764     Grass Grass 31 42 42
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 20 35
0829     Grass Grass 8
0830     Grass Grass 1
0842    
 
Grass Dragon 1 1
0854  
Sinistea
All forms
  Amorphous Amorphous 30
0855  
Polteageist
All forms
  Amorphous Amorphous 30
0868     Fairy Amorphous 10 10
0869  
Alcremie
All forms
  Fairy Amorphous 1 1
0901    
 
Field Field 17
0928    
 
Grass Grass 1
0929    
 
Grass Grass 1
0930    
 
Grass Grass 1
1011    
 
Grass Dragon 1
1019    
 
Grass Dragon 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0046    
 
Bug Grass GS
0191     Grass Grass
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0270    
 
Water 1 Grass
0420     Fairy Grass
0495     Field Grass
0548     Grass Grass
0926     Field Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0001    
 
Monster Grass
0002    
 
Monster Grass
0003    
 
Monster Grass
0012    
 
Bug Bug
0015    
 
Bug Bug
0043    
 
Grass Grass
0044    
 
Grass Grass
0045    
 
Grass Grass
0046    
 
Bug Grass
0047    
 
Bug Grass
0048    
 
Bug Bug
0049    
 
Bug Bug
0069    
 
Grass Grass
0070    
 
Grass Grass
0071    
 
Grass Grass
0114     Grass Grass
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0152     Monster Grass
0153     Monster Grass
0154     Monster Grass
0165    
 
Bug Bug
0166    
 
Bug Bug
0182     Grass Grass
0187    
 
Fairy Grass
0188    
 
Fairy Grass
0189    
 
Fairy Grass
0191     Grass Grass
0192     Grass Grass
0204     Bug Bug
0205    
 
Bug Bug
0238    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0241     Field Field
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0191     Grass Grass Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0548     Grass Grass Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0102    
 
Grass Grass New York City Pokémon Center
0113     Fairy Fairy New York City Pokémon Center
0216     Field Field New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0102    
 
Grass Grass Wish Egg
0113     Fairy Fairy Wish Egg
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0025     Field Fairy Pokémon Cafe Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Sweet Scent lowers the evasiveness of all enemies in the same room by one stage. From Super Mystery Dungeon, Sweet Scent has a chance to reduce the Belly of affected Pokémon by 5 on top of its usual effect.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 22 - 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDTDS - - 22 - 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
BSL - - 22 - 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDGtI - - 17 50 90% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
SMD - - 17 40 90% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Sweet Scent could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Sweet Scent could be seen as a move used by opposing Spritzee.

  Sweet Scent
Charge time 1.62 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Target Enemy
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Sweet Scent Status 2 100% All opponents Lowers the target's evasiveness by two stat ranks. Rosa (Special Costume) & Shaymin
Katherine (Furisode Girl) & Slurpuff

Super Smash Bros. series

When appearing from a Poké Ball, Bellossom uses Sweet Scent and starts dancing and releasing a cloud of powder. Any opponents that make contact with it fall asleep. The victims cannot move until they are attacked or when it disappears. Bellossom stays on the stage longer compared to other Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the Evasion of foes in the same room by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the evasiveness of all enemies in the room by 1 level.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンの かいひを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It lowers the evasiveness of all enemies in the same room.
SMD It lowers the evasiveness of all enemies in the same room. It could also make the enemy's Belly emptier.
MDRTDX It gives off a sweet scent that lowers the evasiveness of all enemies in the same room. It could also make enemies' Bellies emptier.


In the anime

 
Meganium
 
Roserade
 
Foongus
 
Teddiursa
The user emits a sweet scent that becalms and distracts opposing Pokémon. This also lures wild Pokémon if used in places such as tall grass.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Chikorita waves the leaf on its head and a pink powder comes out of it at the opponent, making the opponent relax.
Casey's Chikorita The Double Trouble Header Debut
Ash's Chikorita Gettin' the Bugs Out None
  Weepinbell releases a pink powder from its mouth at the opponent, making the opponent relax and come at it in a trance-like state.
James's second Weepinbell Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid None
  Illumise releases a pink powder from out of her wings below her, attracting nearby Pokémon.
Juliet's Illumise Love at First Flight None
  Oddish spins around in circles and a pink powder comes out of the leaves on its head in waves, attracting all Pokémon in the area.
Eliza's Oddish I Feel Skitty! None
  Meganium releases a pink powder from the petals around its neck, relaxing the opponent.
Elisa's Meganium Beg, Burrow, and Steal None
  Venusaur releases a light green powder from the flower on its back at the opponent.
Spenser's Venusaur Cutting the Ties That Bind! None
  Roserade holds out its arms and releases a pink powder with light pink sparkles from the two flowers at the end of its arms at the opponent. When it reaches the opponent, the powder causes them to stagger for a moment.
Nando's Roserade League Unleashed! None
  Foongus releases a pink powder from its mouth.
Marigold's Foongus Clash of the Connoisseurs! None
  Lilligant releases a pink powder from her mouth, or dances in a circle while releasing a pink powder from the flower on her head.
Kazalie's Lilligant Master Class Choices! None
Lusamine's Lilligant Rescuing the Unwilling! None
Goh's Lilligant Suffering the Flings and Arrows! None
  Bounsweet spins the leaves on her head and releases a pink powder, attracting all Pokémon in the area.
Mallow's Bounsweet Alola to New Adventure! None
  Steenee releases a pink powder from the leaves on her head.
Mallow's Steenee A Seasoned Search! None
  Tsareena releases a pink powder from the leaves on her head.
Mallow's Tsareena All They Want to Do is Dance Dance! None
  Comfey releases a dark blue powder from the flowers it carries.
Brock's Comfey Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! None
  Ivysaur releases a pink powder from the flower on its back.
Multiple wild Ivysaur Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower! None
  Teddiursa waves its arms, releasing an orange powder from them that makes the opponent relax and lose its focus.
Katy's Teddiursa HZ047 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 甜甜香氣 Tìhmtìhm Hēunghei *
甜氣 Tìhmhei *
Mandarin 甜甜香氣 / 甜甜香气 Tiántián Xiāngqì *
甜氣 Tiánqì *
  Czech Sladká vůně
  Dutch Zoete geur
  Finnish Sulotuoksu
  French Doux Parfum
  German Lockduft
  Greek Γλυκιά Ευωδία Glikía Eyudía
  Hebrew ניחוח מתוק Nikho'akh Matok
  Italian Profumino
  Korean 달콤한향기 Dalkomhan Hyanggi
  Norwegian Søt Duft
  Polish Słodki Zapach
Portuguese   Brazil Aroma Doce
  Portugal Fragrância
Cheiro Doce*
  Serbian Slatka Aroma
Spanish   Latin America Aroma Dulce (EP118-EP261)
Dulce Esencia (EP261)
Dulce Aroma ((AG042-present)
  Spain Dulce Aroma
  Swedish Sötgas
  Vietnamese Hương Thơm Ngọt Ngào


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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