Stench (ability)

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Effect

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%.

Changes

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

Outside of battle

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

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
Helps repel wild POKéMON.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The stench helps keep wild Pokémon away.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The stench may cause the target to flinch.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The stench may cause the target to flinch.
Sun/Moon By releasing stench when attacking, this Pokémon may cause the target to flinch.

Pokémon with Stench

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

Stench as a hidden ability

#
Name
Other abilities
Gloom 044 Gloom Chlorophyll