White Smoke (Ability)

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White Smoke しろいけむり
White Smoke
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Generation III
Prevents Ability reduction.
Generation IV
Prevents the Pokémon's stats from being lowered.
Generation V
Prevents other Pokémon from lowering its stats.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

White Smoke (Japanese: しろいけむり White Smoke) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Only two Pokémon have this Ability, both of which are the only non-legendary Fire-type Pokémon without evolutionary relatives. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Torkoal.


In battle

White Smoke prevents stat reduction. Therefore the Pokémon's stats cannot be reduced from moves such as Scary Face nor the Abilities like Intimidate. However, White Smoke does not prevent self-inflicted stat reduction from moves like Overheat. It also does not prevent stat reduction from status ailments like paralysis nor items like Full Incense. White Smoke does not prevent stat losses caused by Heart Swap, Guard Swap, Power Swap, Guard Split, Power Split, and Baton Pass.

This Ability can be disabled with Mold Breaker, Teravolt, and Turboblaze.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onwards, if a Pokémon with White Smoke is leading the party, then White Smoke decreases the wild Pokémon encounter rate by 50%.

Pokémon with White Smoke

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire White Smoke None Shell Armor
Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire Gluttony Flash Fire White Smoke
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 白色煙霧 Báisè Yānwù
France Flag.png French Écran Fumée
Germany Flag.png German Pulverrauch
Italy Flag.png Italian Fumochiaro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하얀연기 Hayan Yeongi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Fumaça Branca
Spain Flag.png Spanish Humo Blanco

Variations of the Ability White Smoke
White SmokeClear Body
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