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

Biology

Physiology

Skuntank resembles a fat white and purple skunk. It has a tail that covers its humped back and head, a plump belly, orange outlining near its eyes, an orange nose, and small fangs coming out of the side of its mouth. Its ears resemble cat ears.

Evolution

Skuntank is the evolved form of Stunky. Stunky will evolve into Skuntank starting from level 34.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Routes 221, 222 and 225(Diamond Only) Uncommon
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Trade None
Black and White Trade None
Black 2 and White 2 Trade None
X and Y Evolve Stunky None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Transfer None


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)Mystery Jungle (B1-B29), Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Oil Field Hideout


Pokédex Entries

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Stats

Skuntank's Stats
HP
103
Attack
93
Defense
67
Sp. Atk
71
Sp. Def
61
Speed
84
Total
479

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
1 Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status
1 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
Evo Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
3 Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status
7 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
9 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
13 Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal Status
15 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
19 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special
21 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
25 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
27 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
31 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
33 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status
37 Venom Drench 100% 20 Poison Status
39 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
43 Belch 120 90% 10 Poison Special
45 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
1 Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
4 Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
7 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
10 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
14 Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal Status Clever 2 3 ♥
18 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
22 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
27 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
32 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special Beautiful 2 1 ♥
34 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
41 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
51 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status Tough 8 0 ♥
56 Belch 120 90% 10 Poison Special Tough 1 0 ♥
61 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beautiful 8 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
1 Poison Gas 80% 40 Poison Status
4 Poison Gas 80% 40 Poison Status
7 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
10 Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical
14 SmokeScreen 100% 20 Normal Status
18 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
22 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
27 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
32 Acid Spray 40 100% 20 Poison Special
34 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
41 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
51 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status
61 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1DP
1HGSSPt
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1DP
1HGSSPt
Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 0
1DP
1HGSSPt
Poison Gas 55% 40 Poison Status Smart 3
4DP
4HGSSPt
Poison Gas 55% 40 Poison Status Smart 3
7DP
7HGSSPt
Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 2
11DP
10HGSSPt
Fury Swipes 18 80% 15 Normal Physical Tough 2
15DP
14HGSSPt
SmokeScreen 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
N/ADP
18HGSSPt
Feint 50 100% 10 Normal Physical Beauty 0
20DP
27HGSSPt
Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
25DP
22HGSSPt
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
31DP
32HGSSPt
Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Beauty 3
34DP
34HGSSPt
Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
41DP
42HGSSPt
Memento 100% 10 Dark Status Tough 0
52DP
52HGSSPt
Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beautiful 8 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Smart 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Smart 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Skuntank can learn, refer to Stunky.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Foul Play B2W2 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Sucker Punch HGSSPt 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • Skuntank and its pre-evolution Stunky are the only Dark-type Pokémon with the ability Stench.
  • Skuntank is Jupiter's signature Pokémon. This may be a visual pun on the term "gas giant" (the type of planet Jupiter's namesake is), as Skuntank is a rather large, plump skunk Pokémon, and skunks are generally associated with bad odors and related things such as flatulence.

Origin

Skuntank is based on a skunk, a honey badger (a mustelid with a similar plump appearance and ability to spray unpleasant-smelling liquid from glands in its rump), and a pompadour, a hairstyle often associated with Japanese delinquents.

Etymology

Skuntank and Sukatanku come from skunk, tank (referring to its stomach as a storage for its spray, its stout, large-bellied build, and its attack power), and stank. Sukatanku may also come from scat (animal feces).

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See also

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