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White Smoke しろいけむり
White Smoke
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Generation III
Prevents ability reduction.
Generation IV
Prevents the Pokémon's stats from being lowered.DPPt
Prevents its stats from being lowered.HGSS
Generation V
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering its stats.
Generation VI
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering its stats.
Generation VII
The Pokémon is protected by its white smoke, which prevents other Pokémon from lowering its stats.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

White Smoke (Japanese: しろいけむり White Smoke) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Fire types. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Torkoal.



In battle

White Smoke prevents stat reduction caused by other Pokémon's moves and Abilities (such as Scary Face and Intimidate), including Sticky Web. White Smoke does not prevent self-inflicted stat reductions such as from moves like Superpower or Shell Smash.

White Smoke only protects from effects that lower stat stages, so it does not prevent stat reduction from items like the Iron Ball, the status conditions paralysis or burn, or the moves Guard Split or Power Split. White Smoke does not prevent stat stages being directly modified by Heart Swap, Guard Swap, Power Swap, Baton Pass, or Topsy-Turvy.

This Ability is ignored by moves and Abilities that ignore Abilities, such as Mold Breaker.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with White Smoke 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 and Stench.

Pokémon with White Smoke

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire White Smoke Drought Shell Armor
Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire Gluttony Flash Fire White Smoke
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.

In other games


Games Description
MDRB Prevents reduction of stats.
MDTDS Protects the Pokémon from stat reduction.
BSL のうりょくが さがるこうかを うけない
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The Pokémon's Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, accuracy, and evasiveness won't be lowered!

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 白色煙霧 Baahksīk Yīnmouh
Mandarin 白色煙霧 / 白色烟雾 Báisè Yānwù *
白煙 Báiyān *
France Flag.png French Écran Fumée
Germany Flag.png German Pulverrauch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fumochiaro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하얀연기 Hayan Yeongi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Fumo Branco
Spain Flag.png Spanish Humo Blanco

Variations of the Ability White Smoke
White SmokeClear BodyFull Metal Body
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