Skuntank (Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Poison/Dark-Type, and is known as the Skunk Pokémon.) is the 85th Pokémon in the
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.
As its name implies, Skuntank takes on the appearance of a skunk. Its tail is so long that it grows over its head.
Skuntank doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
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.
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.
Skuntank has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
Skuntank's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
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.
Via Move Tutor (Black2/White2)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Defog (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only)
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