Skuntank

Skuntank
スカタンク
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Stunky < Skuntank > Bronzor
Species
Type
Skunk Pokémon
Poison.gif Dark.gif
Number
Ability
#435
Height
Weight
3′3″ (1m)
83.8 lbs. (38kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
60
Tier
EV Yield
2 HP
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Skuntank (スカタンク) is the 85th Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Poison/Dark-Type, and is known as the Skunk Pokémon.

Skuntank can use one of two Abilities: Stench, which gives a chance of making an opponent flinch if it uses an attack that requires physical contact while repelling Wild Pokémon when it's in the Party's lead slot; or Aftermath, which decreases an opponent's HP by 25% if it used a move that required physical contact to defeat Skuntank. A third Ability is available to Skuntank from the Dream World, the Keen Eye Ability. This Ability prevents its Accuracy from being reduced.

Stunky can evolve into Skuntank at Level 34.

Skuntank is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Skuntank One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

As its name implies, Skuntank takes on the appearance of a skunk. Its tail is so long that it grows over its head.

Gender Differences

Skuntank doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Skuntank appears on Routes 221 and 225 in Pokémon Diamond. The only other game in which a Skuntank can be obtained without making a trade is Pokémon Black 2, but evolving a Stunky is the only method of obtaining a Skuntank.

Spin-Off Games

Skuntank can be found at Mystifying Forest B1-B13, Mystery Jungle B1-B29 and Shimmer Hill 1F-17F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Mystifying Forest is called Mystic Forest in Explorers of Sky, and in this game Skuntank also appears at Sky Summit PTC1-4 1F-3F and PTC5-8 1F-4F. In Mystery Dungeon 3, Skuntank appears in all three games, appearing at Fire Mountains, Storm Island, Light Summit 16F-23F; Legendary Volcanic Island 23-26F; and Legendary Wetland and Legendary Mountains 23F-25F.

Skuntank appears at the Oil Field Hideout in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. This is the only game in the Pokémon Ranger Trilogy in which Skuntank's Field Ability is Stink, which is required to clear some members of Team Dim Sun out of certain areas. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Skuntank can be found within Rasp Cavern after clearing the first Forest Temple mission in the past, which also clears away the Drapion slate in Rasp Cavern, which is also Skuntank's location in the Present. In the Past, Skuntank can be obtained in the Ice Temple Misison "Time, Time, Time!" by defeating it or its pre-evolved form and obtaining its Slate.

Skuntank appears at Everspring Valley Resort in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Skuntank is in the Pokémon Rumble Promo set, its only appearance in a Promo set as of writing. Skuntank is listed as a Common Card in the Platinum set, as an Uncommon Card in the Undaunted and Dragons Exalted sets, and as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl and Stormfront sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Juniper, a Team Galactic Commander, would use a Skuntank during the episodes Double Team Turnover!, Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!, The Needs of Three and The Battle FInale of Legend!.

Jeremiah, who owns a Training School in Snowpoint City, makes use of his Skuntank in the episodes Classroom Training and Sliding Into Seventh.

Movies

Skuntank has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.

Manga

Skuntank's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Skuntank finds itself in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With a great Poison/Dark typing that allows for it to check numerous Pokémon, such as Musharna, Mega Audino, Mesprit, Haunter, Lilligant, and Shiftry, Skuntank is capable of establishing itself well as a utility attacker. Pursuit allows for it to trap Psychic and Ghost-types without too much trouble, and access to Sucker Punch gives it a powerful priority attack to do good damage to faster foes. Taunt and Defog are two moves at Skuntank's disposal that give it good utility, with the former allowing for it to shut down slower defensive Pokémon and the latter being a way to remove entry hazards. Aftermath is a neat ability that punishes physical attackers that take Skuntank out with contact moves, removing 25% of their health. Outside of the standard utility attacker set, Skuntank can run a special attacking lure due to an interesting movepool that consists of moves like Dark Pulse and Fire Blast to wreck certain switch ins like Steelix while acting as entry hazard control. Skuntank's flaws are that it does not usually match up well against Ground-types like Rhydon, Torterra, and Gastrodon and that its stats are a bit mediocre across the board.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond 10% Route 225
Diamond 15% Route 221
Pearl/Platinum None Trade
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Trade
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Evolve Stunky
White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
IV 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 It attacks by spraying a repugnant fluid from its tail, but the stench dulls after a few squirts.
V Black It attacks by spraying a horribly smelly fluid from the tip of its tail. Attacks from above confound it.
White It attacks by spraying a horribly smelly fluid from the tip of its tail. Attacks from above confound it.
Black 2 It attacks by spraying a horribly smelly fluid from the tip of its tail. Attacks from above confound it.
White 2 It attacks by spraying a horribly smelly fluid from the tip of its tail. Attacks from above confound it.
VI 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
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
103
. 316 410 .
Atk
93
171 191 285 313
Def
67
125 139 233 256
Sp. Atk
71
132 147 241 265
Sp. Def
61
114 127 221 243
Speed
84
155 173 267 293

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start
4
Poison Gas Poison.gif N/A 80 Other.png
7 Screech Normal.gif N/A 85 Other.png
10 Fury Swipes Normal.gif 18 80 Physical.png
14 Smokescreen Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
18 Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
22 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
27 Toxic Poison.gif N/A 90 Other.png
32 Acid Spray Poison.gif 40 100 Special.png
34 Flamethrower Fire.gif 95 100 Special.png
41 Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
51 Memento Dark.gif N/A 100 Other.png
61 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Smog Poison.gif 20 70 Special.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Scary Face Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Punishment Dark.gif  ?? 100 [[File:|link=]]
Haze Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Flame Burst Fire.gif 70 100 Special.png

Via Move Tutor (Black2/White2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor

Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Sucker Punch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Level 34
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Skuntank

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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