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.

Pokémon with Stench

Stench as a hidden ability

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Name
Other abilities
044 Gloom Chlorophyll