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Odor Sleuth (move)

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Odor Sleuth
かぎわける Find Scent
Odor Sleuth.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  %
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Odor Sleuth (Japanese: かぎわける Find Scent) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.


Generation III

Odor Sleuth removes a Ghost-type Pokémon's immunity to Fighting-type and Normal-type attacks and restores the target's evasion stat to normal. It has an accuracy of 100%.

Generation IV

Same as before, only it has no particular accuracy, thus it never fails.

Generation V

Odor Sleuth can now be reflected with Magic Coat.


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Reason: XD description.
Games Description
RSE Negates the foe’s efforts to heighten evasiveness.
FRLG Completely negates the foe’s efforts to heighten its ability to evade.
Colo. Foils the target's efforts to heighten evasiveness.
DPPtHGSS Enables the user to hit a Ghost type with any type of move. It also enables the user to hit an evasive foe.
BWB2W2 Enables a Ghost-type target to be hit with Normal- and Fighting-type attacks. It also enables an evasive target to be hit.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire 19 14 14 10 '
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire -- -- -- '
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic 25 5 5 '
220 Swinub Swinub Ice Ground -- -- -- '
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground -- -- -- '
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire 31 22 20 '
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire 35 22 20 '
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground -- -- -- '
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground --     '
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark 17 17 17 '
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark 17 17 17 '
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal 17 17 17 '
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal 17 17 17 '
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric 25 25 25 '
310 Manectric Manectric Electric Electric 25 25 25 '
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic 10 10 10 '
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic --, 10 --, 10 --, 10 '
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal   -- -- '
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground   -- -- '
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire     9 '
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting     --, 9 '
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting     --, 9 '
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal     5 '
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal     --, 5 '
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal     --, 5 '
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying     4 '
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying     --, 4 '
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire     6 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal   GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswineHoundourHoundoomPhanpyPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswineHoundourHoundoomPhanpyPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpigTepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutlandWoobatSwoobatHeatmor
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineHoundourHoundoomPhanpyDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswineHoundourHoundoomPhanpyPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswineHoundourHoundoomPhanpyPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpigTepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutlandWoobatSwoobatHeatmor
399 Bidoof Bidoof Normal Normal   GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswineHoundourHoundoomPhanpyPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswineHoundourHoundoomPhanpyPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpigTepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutlandWoobatSwoobatHeatmor
418 Buizel Buizel Water Water   GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswineHoundourHoundoomPhanpyPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpig GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswineHoundourHoundoomPhanpyPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpigTepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutlandWoobatSwoobatHeatmor
585 Deerling Deerling Normal Grass     GrowlitheArcanineGirafarigSwinubPiloswineMamoswineHoundourHoundoomPhanpyPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneElectrikeManectricSpoinkGrumpigTepigPigniteEmboarLillipupHerdierStoutlandWoobatSwoobatHeatmor
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Joe Mightyena Odor Sleuth.png 150px None.png
Mightyena Stoutland
The user fires a white sphere of energy from its mouth at the opponent to identify any illusions.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
262 Mightyena The inside of Mightyena's mouth starts to glow white and it becomes surrounded in white static. It then opens its mouth and fires a white orb of energy surrounded by a clear bubble of energy and two white rings around it from its mouth at the ground. When the orb hits, a bright yellow light shines throughout the battlefield, getting rid of all illusions.
Joe's Mightyena Zoroark: Master of Illusions Debut
508 Stoutland Stoutland's nose glows green, allowing it to smell out where the opponent is.
Davey's Stoutland Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Odor Sleuth III.png Odor Sleuth IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 氣味偵測 Qìwèi Zhēncè
France Flag.png French Flair
Germany Flag.png German Schnüffler
Greece Flag.png Greek Μυκτήρισμα
Italy Flag.png Italian Segugio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 냄새구별 Naemsae Gubyeol
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Rastrear
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Njuškanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rastreo

Variations of the move Foresight
Status ForesightOdor SleuthMiracle Eye

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