SubTrope of TrickBomb, the Stink Bomb is a common item used by pranksters in school settings. In other settings, it's used as a distraction or a deterrent.

The most common variety are simply vials of either ammonium sulfide (which breaks down into several smelly gases on contact with air) or Thiols (a range of hydrocarbon derivatives which smell unpleasant and evaporate quickly) which are released by rupturing them.

Depending on how potent the smell is, a Stink Bomb can work as KnockoutGas.

See also Wiki/TheOtherWiki's [[ article on this]].


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Usopp in ''Manga/OnePiece'' used to use them. Now, that his skills with exotic plants allow him to combine GreenThumb and ElementalBaggage, he uses a seed pellet that grows on impact, blooming into a fully grown rafflesia right into the opponent's face.
* Referenced in the title of a segment of the anthology film ''Anime/{{Memories}}'' -- "Stink Bomb" is the story of a man who accidentally becomes a living stench weapon.
* The Dodurian Bomb in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}''. Its stench is so horrible that getting a full blast of it will send a person into shock. The only way to remove the stench [[spoiler:is to eat the Dodurian Bomb itself. Fortunately, the fruit is as delicious as it is stinky.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Extremely common as stock pranks in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' and similar children's comics. Also the name of one of the characters in the Beano strip [[SuperheroSchool Super School]].
* In ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' story "The Great Smurfette", Jokey accidentally creates one when he tests out a smoke bomb he created for Hefty's plan to rescue Papa Smurf from Gargamel.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'' has Spike ask Twilight if he can throw one Rainbow Dash gave him into [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood's]] room during their visit to Canterlot as revenge for his treatment of Rarity at the Gala. Twilight tells him no, because she doesn't feel like getting arrested...[[NoodleIncident again]]. [[spoiler:He does it anyway when Twilight wasn't looking, causing her to have to go to Canterlot and clean up his room.]]

* Fred and George uses these often, as does ''Literature/HarryPotter'' sometimes.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars:'' Jenna was hit by one of these. The Liars were aiming for someone else.
* In the apocryphal [[Literature/BookOfTobit book of Tobit]], Tobit's son Tobias creates one for the demon Asmodeus by burning fish guts in Sarah's room, causing the demon to flee.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Ice Warriors", the Doctor attempts to use a vial of ammonium sulphide to disable the Martians. Victoria identifies it as a stink bomb, and the Doctor [[DeadpanSnarker snarks]] that she's had "a classical education".

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Spells that create stink bomb effects:
** ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'': Stink makes it more difficult for anyone in the area of effect to succeed in their actions.
** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': Stinking Cloud causes those inside of it to be helpless with nausea for as long as they're in it and up to 5 minutes after they leave it.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* A chemical beaker full of this is one of your weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' has the Fart in a Jar, a weapons-grade stink bomb that makes victims gag and vomit uncontrollably. It wasn't intended to show up in the final game, but when fans caught [[{{Pun}} wind]] of its existence, they begged for the weapon to be included.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': the [[ El Mongo Stinkbomb]], which Eddy claimed to have learned from his older brother.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode spoofing ''Series/TwentyFour'', Bart (in the Jack Bauer role) has to stop Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney from detonating a powerful stink bomb on the school's bake sale.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Brock and Shore Leave have to stop an evil scientist from making. . . a stink bomb. Brock is skeptical of its importance at first until Shore Leave explains the significance of olfactory science.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Hakoda invented tanglemines which would gum up the propeller of a ship and cause a terrible smell to force an evacuation.
-->'''Hakoda''': I call it the Stink-n-Sink.
* Gargamel's stink bomb in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Born Rotten" is a purple smelly hatchling imported from the steppes of central Asia which hatches in the Smurf Village, forcing the Smurfs to wear masks over their faces. The main problem, however, was that Gargamel intended to use the hatchling's smell to help him find the village.
* Mr. Stenchy (Experiment 254) from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' is made by Jumba to be a ''living'' one, and a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter really cute]] one at that. He's designed to unleash a powerful odor on enemies by [[CutenessProximity having them take him in after being charmed by his cuteness]], then release his smell 42 hours after activation, with said stench capable of rendering a 40-square-mile area uninhabitable for ''decades''.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* CS Gas, commonly known as teargas, used to disorient and discomfort people. It's often used in hostage situations by SWAT officers and the like.
* [[SchmuckBait Triple-dog-dare]] you to go intimidate a [[SmellySkunk skunk]]. The smell made by skunks isn't actually like the cartoon-y green gas that makes your nose curl up (that's just a [[EditorialSynesthesia visual indicator]]). Depending on where you were sprayed and how hard, it ranges from vomit-inducing stench to eye-watering, nose burning, "Someone please kill me now!" type pain. It can also cause temporary blindness in certain cases.
* The London Northeastern Railway (LNER) decided to equip their express engines with stink bombs as a warning system in case their connecting rods were overheating. If the crank axle overheated, it would set off the stink bomb, which released a sharp scent of violet or aniseed. Given that drivers could not see the inner workings too well, or hear very much on the footplate of a noisy engine, a smell would be the best thing they could notice.
* A number of weaponised stink agents exist, the most recent one the Israeli [[ "Skunk"]].