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0434MS.png #0434: Stunky
Pokémon
#0436: Bronzor 0436MS.png
Skuntank
Skunk Pokémon
スカタンク
Skutank
#0435
Skuntank



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Dark
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Stench or Aftermath Cacophony
Cacophony
Keen Eye
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Skuntank
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
83.8 lbs. 38.0 kg
Skuntank
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
209
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
168
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Skuntank
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F0435.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Skuntank (Japanese: スカタンク Skutank) is a dual-type Poison/Dark Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Stunky starting at level 34.

Biology

Skuntank opening its tail tip

Skuntank is a medium-sized mammalian Pokémon that resembles a skunk with the face of a cat. It has purple, spiky fur with several tan stripes. The whiskers present on its pre-evolution have since vanished or have been replaced by furry purple tufts on the sides of Skuntank's face. Its legs are tan, and the tan coloration of its underside now forms a spiky pattern. Its nose is larger than its pre-evolution. Its massive tail with a cream colored stripe, sits on top of its back and head.

Skuntank is known for its noxious fluid which smells dreadful. It can spray this fluid over 160 feet (50 meters), and the longer it allows the liquid to ferment within its belly, the more powerful the smell. Unlike its pre-evolution and real-life skunks, which sprays fluids from their rears, Skuntank sprays its fluid from its tail tip, which can open. The stench of Skuntank's fluid varies depending on its diet. Skuntank prefers to nest in large, prickly bushes in heavily wooded areas and digs holes in the ground to make its nest. While Skuntank can use its poisonous fluids to take down prey, ironically it cannot handle the smell of its own stench, abandoning potential defeated meals as a result.

Evolution

Skuntank evolves from Stunky.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#085
Johto
#—
Diamond It sprays a vile-smelling fluid from the tip of its tail to attack. Its range is over 160 feet.
Pearl It sprays a stinky fluid from its tail. The fluid smells worse the longer it is allowed to fester.
Platinum It attacks by spraying a horribly smelly fluid from the tip of its tail. Attacks from above confound it.
HeartGold It attacks by spraying a repugnant fluid from its tail, but the stench dulls after a few squirts.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It attacks by spraying a horribly smelly fluid from the tip of its tail. Attacks from above confound it.
White
Black 2 It attacks by spraying a horribly smelly fluid from the tip of its tail. Attacks from above confound it.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #103
Hoenn
#—
X It sprays a vile-smelling fluid from the tip of its tail to attack. Its range is over 160 feet.
Y It sprays a stinky fluid from its tail. The fluid smells worse the longer it is allowed to fester.
Omega Ruby It sprays a vile-smelling fluid from the tip of its tail to attack. Its range is over 160 feet.
Alpha Sapphire It sprays a stinky fluid from its tail. The fluid smells worse the longer it is allowed to fester.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#131
Sinnoh
#085
Hisui
#111
Sword In its belly, it reserves stinky fluid that it shoots from its tail during battle. As this Pokémon's diet varies, so does the stench of its fluid.
Shield It digs holes in the ground to make its nest. The stench of the fluid it lets fly from the tip of its tail is extremely potent.
Brilliant Diamond It sprays a vile-smelling fluid from the tip of its tail to attack. It can fire this spray more than 160 feet.
Shining Pearl It sprays a stinky fluid from its tail. The fluid smells worse the longer it is allowed to fester in its belly.
Legends: Arceus Sprays a poisonous fluid to take down prey. Sometimes, unable to stomach the stench of its own fluid, it leaves the bested prey uneaten.
Generation IX Paldea
#227
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It attacks by spraying a horribly smelly fluid from the tip of its tail. Attacks from above confound it.
Violet It attacks by spraying a repugnant fluid from its tail, but the stench dulls after a few squirts.


Pokédex Image Skuntank SV.png
Skuntank in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond
Routes 221 and 225
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Trade
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2
Evolve Stunky
White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Stunky
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage, North Lake Miloch, South Lake Miloch
East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Motostoke Riverbank, North Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond
Routes 221 and 225
Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Spacious Cave, Riverbank Cave, Sunlit Cavern, Still-Water Cavern (After obtaining TM96 (Strength))
Shining Pearl
Trade
Legends: Arceus
Crimson Mirelands: Scarlet Bog (additional Alpha icon.png), massive mass outbreaks
Cobalt Coastlands: Space-time distortions
Coronet Highlands: near Ancient Quarry, near Celestica Trail, massive mass outbreaks
Generation IX
Scarlet
North Province: Casseroya Lake
Tera Raid Battles (4★)
Violet
Union Circle
Tera Raid Battle Search (4★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F), Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (1F-13F), Sky Peak (1st Station Pass 1F-8th Station Pass 1F), Mystery Jungle (1F-29F), Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Ranger: SoA
Oil Field Hideout
Rumble
Eternal Tower
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Rasp Cavern, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Melodious Woodland: Major Clean-Up
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 1
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Abundant Orchard (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mimikyu Sea, Zygarde Sea, Arceus Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 298


Held items

Games Held items
Diamond Pearl
Legends: Arceus
None.png Normal
Grit items by level
Alpha icon.png Alpha
Exp. Candy M Exp. Candy M (100%)
Grit items by level

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
103
163 - 210 316 - 410
93
88 - 159 171 - 313
67
64 - 130 125 - 256
71
68 - 135 132 - 265
61
59 - 124 114 - 243
84
80 - 149 155 - 293
Total:
479
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
011 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
Evo.Evo. Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
1212 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1515 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1818 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2121 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100100% 10
2424 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2727 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
3030 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3333 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
3838 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4343 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
4848 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skuntank
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skuntank
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM013Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM026Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM026 Poison Tail Poison Physical 05050 100}}100% 25
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM045Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM083Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM091Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM091 Toxic Spikes Poison Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM148Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM174Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM175Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM181Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM183Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM183 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 090}}90% 10
TM195Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM195 Burning Jealousy Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 5
TM199Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM204Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM207Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM207 Temper Flare Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM214Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM214 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM221Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skuntank
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Skuntank
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DiglettDiglettDugtrioDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigFarigirafStantlerWyrdeerSeedotNuzleafShiftryFinizenPalafin
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
TaurosTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionTyphlosionSentretFurretDunsparceDudunsparcePhanpyStantlerWyrdeerNumelHippopotasHippowdonDeerlingSawsbuckSkiddoGogoatPassimianScorbunnyRabootCinderaceLechonkOinkologneFidoughDachsbunMaschiffMabosstiffCyclizarGreavardHoundstoneCetoddleCetitan
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
EkansArbokVaporeonWooperQuagsireSeviper
Haze Ice Status —% 30
EkansArbokMankeyPrimeapeAnnihilapeGrowlitheGrowlitheArcanineArcanineCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionTyphlosionSneaselSneaselWeavileSneaslerUrsaringUrsalunaUrsalunaHoundourHoundoomStantlerWyrdeerPoochyenaMightyenaZangooseChimcharMonfernoInfernapeShinxLuxioLuxraySnivyServineSerperiorSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoruaZoroarkZoroarkLitleoPyroarEspurrMeowsticYungoosGumshoosRockruffLycanrocLycanrocLycanrocPassimianMorpekoFuecocoCrocalorSkeledirgeMaschiffMabosstiffShroodleGrafaiai
Leer Normal Status 100% 30
SandshrewSandshrewSandslashSandslashDiglettDugtrioMeowthMeowthPersianPerrserkerSneaselSneaselWeavileSneaslerTeddiursaUrsaringUrsalunaUrsalunaTorchicCombuskenBlazikenVigorothZangooseSamurottSamurottCubchooBearticSprigatitoFloragatoMeowscaradaShroodleGrafaiai
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
FlareonHoundourHoundoomTorkoalTepigPigniteEmboar
Smog Poison Special 30 70% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Skuntank
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skuntank
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skuntank
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Skuntank
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Skuntank
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
X-Scissor  Bug  Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 435.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
Poison
Field move: Stink - field move.png
(Stink ×-)
Browser entry R-145
It lets loose poison gas while it walks. It attacks by spitting up a poisonous fluid.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist:
(present)
Poison Assist.png
Poison
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Poison Assist.png
Poison
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-054/N-150
It attacks by scattering poison gas around itself that makes Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush435Body.png Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 60
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW435.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Skuntank came to the Haunted Zone to explore the Haunted House but got lost and was late. His abilities serve him well at Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT435.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None Shuffle.png
Poison
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#417
Shuffle435.png

Last-Ditch Effort
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.


Pokémon GO
GO435.png Base HP: 230 Base Attack: 184 Base Defense: 132
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Poison Jab, Bite
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Flamethrower, Sludge Bomb, Trailblaze*, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution data

0434Stunky.png
Unevolved
Stunky
 Poison  Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 34
0435Skuntank.png
First evolution
Skuntank
 Poison  Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 435.png Spr b 4d 435.png Spr 4p 435.png Spr b 4p 435.png Spr 4h 435.png Spr b 4h 435.png
Spr 4d 435 s.png Spr b 4d 435 s.png Spr 4p 435 s.png Spr b 4p 435 s.png Spr 4h 435 s.png Spr b 4h 435 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 435.png Spr b 5b 435.png Spr 5b2 435.png Spr b 5b2 435.png
Spr 5b 435 s.png Spr b 5b 435 s.png Spr 5b2 435 s.png Spr b 5b2 435 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 435.png
Spr b 6x 435.png
Spr 6o 435.png
Spr b 6o 435.png
Spr 6x 435 s.png
Spr b 6x 435 s.png
Spr 6o 435 s.png
Spr b 6o 435 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 435.png
Spr b 7s 435.png
Spr 7s 435.png
Spr b 7s 435.png
Spr 7s 435 s.png
Spr b 7s 435 s.png
Spr 7s 435 s.png
Spr b 7s 435 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 435.png
Spr 8s 435 s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 435.png
Spr 8a 435 s.png
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0435.png HOME0435 s.png
435MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Skuntank images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

Skuntank in the anime

Major appearances

Skuntank debuted in Double Team Turnover!, under the ownership of Jupiter. It is her main Pokémon. In Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!, it guarded Looker and Team Rocket. In The Needs of the Three!, Jupiter prepared to attack Ash and his friends with it before Cyrus stopped them, and in The Battle Finale of Legend!, it was defeated by Cynthia's Garchomp.

In Classroom Training!, Jeremiah owns a Skuntank. In Sliding Into Seventh!, it used its Stench Ability to force Team Rocket out of a shed where they had hidden themselves.

In A Little Rocket R & R!, a Team Rocket Grunt's Skuntank attacked the Resort Area. It reappeared in Nightfall? Nightmares! and A Midsummer Night's Light!.

An Alternate World Team Rocket Grunt's Skuntank appeared in Showdown at the Gates of Warp!.

Minor appearances

In Last Call — First Round!, a Coordinator's Skuntank and Toxicroak competed in a Double Performance in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

A Skuntank appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, a Skuntank was living in a forest.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP126 Skuntank Ash's Pokédex Skuntank, the Skunk Pokémon and the evolved form of Stunky. It sprays a horrible-smelling liquid from the tip of its tail.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Skuntank appeared in flashbacks in The Rival under the ownership of Jupiter. She first used it in a battle against Barry and his Prinplup at Lake Acuity when she was attempting to capture Uxie and won thanks to its Smokescreen. Later, the two had a rematch at the Spear Pillar where Barry's fully evolved Empoleon put up a much stronger fight and defeated Skuntank.

In the manga

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

A Skuntank appeared in Mission Complete as one of the Pokémon Kincaid controlled.

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

A Skuntank appeared in P7-14, under the ownership of Yazawa.

Pokémon Adventures

In Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank I, Team Galactic Grunts used an army of Skuntank and Staravia to battle Paka and Uji in Veilstone City so that they could find their client, Platinum, and use her for a ransom. They were defeated by the combined efforts of Paka, Uji, Diamond, and Pearl.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Like in the games and anime, Jupiter has a Skuntank, but it was only seen after being defeated by Mitsumi in The Battle Rages On.

In the TCG

Main article: Skuntank (TCG)

Trivia

Origin

Skuntank is based on a hog-nosed skunk and a tank. Its appearance and notoriety of being incredibly foul-smelling is a trait also similar to the honey badger. Its stylized tail bears similarity to a pompadour, a hairstyle that is commonly associated with Japanese delinquents. It also bears similarities to cats. Its face resembles the form of buttocks, both on its front and below. Its learning Self-Destruct, Explosion as well as its ability Aftermath is likely derived from gas bombs, flatulence or skunks releasing all of their spray at once if hit by moving cars. Its name, the ability to learn the move Flamethrower naturally, and the way it shoots up projectiles from the tip of its tail in front of its body may be derived from tanks and expands on warfare theme from Stunky's gas bombs.

Name origin

Skuntank and Skutank may be a combination of skunk, stank (past tense of stink), and tank.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese スカタンク Skutank From skunk and tank
France Flag.png French Moufflair From moufette and flair
Spain Flag.png Spanish Skuntank Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Skuntank Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Skuntank Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스컹탱크 Skuntank From skunk and tank
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 坦克臭鼬 Tǎnkèchòuyòu From 坦克 tǎnkè and 臭鼬 chòuyòu
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 坦克臭鼬 Táanhākchauyauh From 坦克 táanhāk and 臭鼬 chauyauh


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