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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 types. 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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