In this paper, we study the existence and stability of static black holes in Lovelock theories with a particular focus on pure Lovelock black holes. We derive the equation of stability from action without using the S-deformation approach. Although a pure-Lovelock black hole in an even dimension is always unstable, introduction of Λ stabilizes it by prescribing a lower threshold mass while there also exists an upper bound on mass that is given by the existence of a horizon. We also study the stability of dimensionally continued black holes as well as of the pure Lovelock analogue of BTZ black holes in all odd dimensions.
- black hole