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Odor Sleuth

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 40 0 - Single non-user

Description

Causes the target to have its positive evasion stat stage set to 0 while it is active. Normal- and Fighting-type attacks can hit the target if it is a Ghost-type. The effect ends when the target is no longer active. Fails if the target is already affected. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves. This move cannot be blocked by Substitute.

Competitive Use

Another utility move; however, you won't see it in the majority of matches. Simply put, hitting Ghost-type Pokemon is not a hard task. Instead of reserving a slot for this you can put a move that hits said Pokemon harder if that's your concern. Also, the majority of viable users of this move have a secondary STAB or sufficiently powerful coverage moves to deal with Ghosts anyway.

However, someone could make a case for the benefits of using a move like Rapid Spin in conjunction with Odor Sleuth. While the only one that can use said strategy with this move is Donphan, it can be extremely useful in order to get a guaranteed Rapid Spin, if your team is overly concerned with entry hazards. Of course, Donphan will usually prefer to hit those Pokemon blocking his spins with his STAB Earthquake, or something like Assurance on the switch, as that cannot be stopped by Taunt.

Related Moves

Foresight is an exact equivalent.

Miracle Eye is a Psychic-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Ampharos Electric NU Static / Plus 90 75 75 115 90 55 500
Arcanine Fire UU Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
Bibarel Normal / Water NU Simple / Unaware / Moody 79 85 60 55 60 71 410
Bidoof Normal LC Simple / Unaware / Moody 59 45 40 35 40 31 250
Buizel Water LC Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 65 35 60 30 85 330
Deerling Normal / Grass LC Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
Donphan Ground OU Sturdy / Sand Veil 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
Electrike Electric LC Static / Lightningrod / Minus 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Floatzel Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 85 105 55 85 50 115 495
Girafarig Normal / Psychic NU Inner Focus / Early Bird / Sap Sipper 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
Growlithe Fire LC Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
Grumpig Psychic NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 80 45 65 90 110 80 470
Heatmor Fire NU Gluttony / Flash Fire / White Smoke 85 97 66 105 66 65 484
Houndoom Dark / Fire UU Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
Houndour Dark / Fire LC Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
Lillipup Normal LC Vital Spirit / Pickup / Run Away 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
Linoone Normal NU Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
Mamoswine Ice / Ground OU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 110 130 80 70 60 80 530
Manectric Electric RU Static / Lightningrod / Minus 70 75 60 105 60 105 475
Mareep Electric LC Static / Plus 55 40 40 65 45 35 280
Meowth Normal LC Pickup / Technician / Unnerve 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
Mightyena Dark NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Moxie 70 90 70 60 60 70 420
Munchlax Normal NU Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Phanpy Ground LC Pickup / Sand Veil 90 60 60 40 40 40 330
Piloswine Ice / Ground NU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 100 100 80 60 60 50 450
Poochyena Dark LC Run Away / Quick Feet / Rattled 35 55 35 30 30 35 220
Sawsbuck Normal / Grass NU Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 80 100 70 60 70 95 475
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Spoink Psychic LC Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 60 25 35 70 80 60 330
Stoutland Normal NU Intimidate / Sand Rush / Scrappy 85 100 90 45 90 80 490
Swinub Ice / Ground LC Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 50 50 40 30 30 50 250
Swoobat Psychic / Flying NU Unaware / Klutz / Simple 67 57 55 77 55 114 425
Tepig Fire LC Blaze / Thick Fat 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
Woobat Psychic / Flying LC Unaware / Klutz / Simple 55 45 43 55 43 72 313
Zigzagoon Normal LC Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 38 30 41 30 41 60 240