Sweet Scent (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM12

Effects

Sweet Scent lowers the target's Evasion by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Sweet Scent turns into Z-Sweet Scent and raises Accuracy one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Outside of battle

While standing in any area where a Pokémon could appear (e.g. tall grass, in a cave, surfing on water), Sweet Scent will make a wild Pokémon automatically appear. In Generation 6, Sweet Scent will often initiate a Horde Encounter with 5 wild Pokémon.

In Generations 4-5 and Pokémon X/Y, Sweet Scent can only be used when there is no weather condition (e.g. rain) present.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Other languages

English Sweet Scent
Japanese あまいかおり (Amai Kaori)
German Lockduft
French Doux Parfum
Italian Profumino
Spanish Dulce Aroma

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Reduces the foe's evasiveness.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Allures the foe to reduce evasiveness.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Allures the foe to reduce evasiveness. It also attracts wild POKéMON.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A sweet scent that lowers the foe’s evasiveness. It also lures wild Pokémon if used in grass, etc.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A sweet scent that lowers the opposing team’s evasiveness. It also lures wild Pokémon if used in grass, etc.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A sweet scent that harshly lowers opposing Pokémon’s evasiveness. This also lures wild Pokémon if used in places such as tall grass.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
A sweet scent that harshly lowers opposing Pokémon’s evasiveness.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Sweet Scent at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 21
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 23
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 23
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 5
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 5
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Level 29
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Level 32
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Level 28
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 32
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Level 34
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Level 1
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 22
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 22
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Level 9
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Level 9
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 13
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 5
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 31
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Level 6
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Combee
#415 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Level 17
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Level 37
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Level 37
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 3
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 24
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 24
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 1
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 1
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 1
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 1
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Level 21
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Level 21
Fomantis
#753 / Grass
Level 37
Lurantis
#754 / Grass
Level 40
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 8
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 1
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 8
Bounsweet
#761 / Grass
Level 17
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Level 17
Tsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 17
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Level 31
Tapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 20

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Sweet Scent as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Sweet Scent in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Gen 2 — TM
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Gen 2 — TM
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Gen 2 — TM
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Gen 2 — TM
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 2 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 2 — TM
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Gen 2 — TM
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Gen 2 — TM
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 2 — TM
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Gen 2 — TM
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 2 — TM