Stench is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

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The stench may cause the target to flinch.


In battle

A Pokémon with Stench has a 10% chance of causing the opponent to flinch when hit by a damaging move (provided the ability-bearer strikes first as usual).

Stench does not stack with the items King's Rock or Razor Fang, so an ability-bearer holding either item will keep the flinch chance at 10%.

Outside of battle

If a Pokémon with Stench is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), the chance of encountering a wild Pokémon is decreased by 50%. It shares this effect with Quick Feet and White Smoke.

Pokémon with Stench

Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
SwampheapMini Swampheap Dark Grass Sticky Hold Water Absorb Stench
BatticMini Battic Poison Ice Stench Snow Cloak Prankster
BlizzibatMini Blizzibat Poison Ice Stench Snow Cloak Prankster
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