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- This article is about the ability Stench. For the field move Stink, see Field Move.
Stench (Japanese: あくしゅう Stench) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Seven Pokémon have this Ability, all of which are Poison-type. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature Ability of Grimer and Muk.
Generations III and IV
Stench has no effect in battle.
Stench has a 10% chance of flinching the opponent when hit by a damaging move. Unlike moves that can cause flinching, Stench does not stack with King's Rock or Razor Fang.
Outside of battle
From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with Stench is leading the party, then Stench reduces the chances of encountering wild Pokémon by 50%. In the Battle Pyramid, the chances are decreased by 75%.
If a Pokémon with Stench is attacked by an adjacent Pokémon, the attacker is terrified for a short time.
Pokémon with Stench
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
|| The smell
| The user releases a horrible smell from its body.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Stunky turns around and releases a small seed from its behind towards the opponent. When the seed hits the ground, it releases a horrible smell all around the battlefield. The smell lasts for twenty-four hours.
| A wild Stunky
|| A Big Stink Over Stunky
|| When Trubbish is sent out into battle, it releases a horrible stench from its body all around the battlefield by raising and waving its arms in the air.
| Geoff's Trubbish
|| A Direct Attack and a Daunting Defense
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