Skuntank (Pokémon)

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Stunky #434: Stunky
Pokémon
#436: Bronzor Bronzor
Skuntank
Skunk Pokémon
スカタンク
Skutank
#435
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
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Skuntank
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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
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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 BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F435.png None.png
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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 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 The whiskers present on its pre-evolution have since vanished or have been replaced by furry purple tufts on the sides of Skuntank's face.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.

Skuntank is known for its noxious fluid which smells dreadful. It can spray this fluid over 160 feet, 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, Skuntank spray this from its tail tip instead of the base, 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.

In the anime

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 then; and in The Battle Finale of Legend!, it was defeated by Cynthia's Garchomp.

A Skuntank appeared in Classroom Training!, belonging to Jeremiah, a student at Snowpoint's Pokémon academy. In Sliding Into Seventh!, it used its Stench Ability to force Team Rocket out of a shed where they had hidden themselves.

A Team Rocket Grunt used a Skuntank in JN024 while attacking the Resort Area.

Minor appearances

A Coordinator used a Skuntank with a Toxicroak during a Double Performance in Last Call — First Round! in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

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

A Skuntank lived in the forest in Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad.

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.

In the manga

In the Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga

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

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

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)

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
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.

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

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
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 298
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Abundant Orchard (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (5%)

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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
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
099 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
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 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100100% 20
5353 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM13Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM57Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM77Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM77 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM84Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM84 Tail Slap Normal Physical 02525 085}}85% 10
TM85Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR81Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR90Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR91Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR91 Venom Drench Poison Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR95Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR95 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 of Skuntank
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DiglettDugtrioDiglettDugtrioSeedotNuzleaf
ShiftryMawileWailmerWailord
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonZigzagoonLinooneZigzagoon
LinooneObstagoonHippopotasHippowdonStuffulBewear
PassimianScorbunnyRabootCinderaceWoolooDubwool
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
VaporeonWooperQuagsire Haze Ice Status —% 30
GrowlitheArcanineFarfetch'dFarfetch'dSirfetch'dSneasel
WeavileZigzagoonLinooneObstagoonElectrikeManectric
ScraggyScraftyBunnelbyDiggersbyPanchamPangoro
EspurrMeowsticStuffulBewearPassimianMorpeko
Leer Normal Status 100% 30
DiglettDugtrioMeowthPersianMeowthPerrserker
Farfetch'dSneaselWeavileLinooneCubchooBeartic
HeatmorPanchamPangoro
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
FlareonTorkoal Smog Poison Special 30 70% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Skuntank in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Skuntank in that game.
  • 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 tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Burning Jealousy Fire Special 70 100% 5
Sw Sh IoA Corrosive Gas Poison Status 100% 40
Sw Sh IoA Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Rage Skuntank (Pokémon Rumble 13)

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 ●●●
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.png
Poison
None.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 Stamina: 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

Evolution

434Stunky.png
Unevolved
Stunky
 Poison  Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 34
435Skuntank.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 4p 435 s.png Spr b 4p 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 5b 435.png Spr b 5b 435.png
Spr 5b 435 s.png Spr b 5b 435 s.png Spr 5b 435 s.png Spr b 5b 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 6x 435.png Spr b 6x 435.png
Spr 6x 435 s.png Spr b 6x 435 s.png Spr 6x 435 s.png Spr b 6x 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
435MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Skuntank images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Skuntank is based on a hog-nosed skunk. Its appearance and notoriety of being incredibly foul smelling is also similar to the honey badger. Its stylized tail bears similarity to a pompadour, a hairstyle that is commonly associated with Japanese delinquents.

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, stank (past tense of stink), 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 Transliteration of English name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 坦克臭鼬 Tǎn Kè Chòu Yòu Combination of 坦克 and 臭鼬.


Related articles

External links


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