Stench (ability)

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A Pokémon with Stench has a 10% chance of causing the opponent to flinch when hit by a damaging move (provided the ability-bearer strikes first as usual).

Stench does not stack with the items King's Rock or Razor Fang, so an ability-bearer holding either item will keep the flinch chance at 10%.


In Generations 3-4, Stench has no effect in battle.

Outside of battle

If a Pokémon with Stench is leading the party Pokémon, wild Pokémon are only half as likely to appear.

Game descriptions

Generation 3 Helps repel wild POKéMON.
Generation 4 The stench helps keep wild Pokémon away.
Generation 5 The stench may cause the target to flinch.
Generation 6 The stench may cause the target to flinch.

Pokémon with Stench

2nd ability
Hidden ability
088 Grimer Sticky Hold Poison Touch
089 Muk Sticky Hold Poison Touch
434 Stunky Aftermath Keen Eye
435 Skuntank Aftermath Keen Eye
568 Trubbish Sticky Hold Aftermath
569 Garbodor Weak Armor Aftermath

Stench as a hidden ability

Other abilities
044 Gloom Chlorophyll