Stench (ability)

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
By releasing stench when attacking, this Pokémon may cause the target to flinch.

Other languages

English Stench
Japanese あくしゅう (Akushū)
German Duftnote
French Puanteur
Italian Tanfo
Spanish Hedor

Pokémon with Stench

Stench as a hidden ability

No Pokémon have Stench as a hidden ability.