Smeargle

Smeargle
ドーブル - Doble
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Stantler < Smeargle > Tyrogue
Species Type
Painter Pokémon Normal.gif
Number Ability
#235 Own Tempo/Technician
Moody
Height Weight
3'11" 127.9 lbs
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
N/A N/A
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 45
Tier EV Yield
NU 1 Speed Point
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Smeargle is a unique Pokémon in that it can learn almost any move. Every 11 levels, it learns Sketch, which copies the opponent's last move. Smeargle was introduced in Generation Two, and in Generation Three, only Emerald users could catch him. He was obtainable in Emerald by going to the Battle Frontier and going past the Sudowoodo, and into Artisan Cave. Smeargle is the only Pokémon in that cave.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Smeargle is a bipedal white and brown Pokémon. It has a long tail with an end that resembles a paintbrush.This paintbrush oozes with paint. A smeargle also has a footprint on its back.

Gender Differences

Smeargle has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

Game Information

Original Games

Smeargle is available in games Generation II onward. In Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal, Smeargle is found in the Ruins of Alph. In Emerald, in the Artisan Cave, the only Pokémon found is Smeargle.

Spin-off Games

Smeargle appears in Pokémon Trozei!, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs and in Pokémon Rumble Blast.


Trading Card Game

Smeargle appears in a variety of different sets and promos.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Smeargle resides in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. Sketch gives Smeargle access to nearly every move in the game, which allows for it to act as an effective suicide lead with access to Stealth Rock, Sticky Web, and Spore. It has a decent enough Speed tier to get up multiple entry hazards against slower Pokémon, and it is one of few viable Sticky Web users in the tier, which can provide incredible utility for slower wallbreakers. A sleep move in Spore or Dark Void gives Smeargle the upper edge against certain foes, but it can be easily circumvented by Lum Berry users, Taunt, and Xatu, although the latter can be hit by Skill Swap and lead to Smeargle being able to still get up its entry hazards. After Sleep Clause has been activated, Smeargle can become set up bait against Pokémon like Rhydon that do not care about Nuzzle, a move that Smeargle can run to prevent itself from being setup bait against other foes. Smeargle also is heavily pressured by Rapid Spin and Defog users like Hitmonchan, Claydol, and Skuntank, as they can get rid of the entry hazards that Smeargle sets up. If Smeargle chooses to opt for Dark Void due to wanting to hit Grass-types with a sleep move, it can miss at an inopportune time and end up not doing its job at all.

Smeargle is also viable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With access to nearly every move thanks to Sketch, Smeragle has a plethora of options on paper, but its pitiful stats limit what it is capable of doing. However, it is far from bad as it can lay down entry hazards like Stealth Rock and Sticky Web while having the capability to incapacitate a Pokémon with Spore or Dark Void. Sticky Web is especially notable for Smeargles's niche in the tier, as it is by far the most viable option when it comes to lying down that hazard. However, Smeargle does suffer from the fact that it usually does not last on the field for very long after putting a Pokémon to sleep, and its 75 base Speed, while far from bad, allows for it to be outsped by numerous threats in the tier. Smeargle can also become set-up fodder for certain threats due to its overall low attacking stats, although this can be remedied somewhat with Whirlwind or Nuzzle. Pokémon can easily dispose of Smeargle's entry hazards once it is off the field, even though Smeargle can block slower threats for a turn from spinning the hazards away with Explosion. Faster Taunt users can easily shut down Smeargle, as it relies heavily on Spore to be able to lie down hazards.

Smeargle is usable in the Uber tier of competitive battling as well, where its niche is very much different to what it does in the RU tier. Thanks to the lack of restrictions concerning Baton Pass in Ubers, Smeargle can perform the SmashPass role well thanks to it being the only Pokémon with access to both Spore and Shell Smash. While Smeargle may seem to be easily shut down by a Magic Bounce user in Mega Diancie, a +2 Iron Head can dispose of Mega Diancie. However, Smeargle is a Pokémon that requires risky prediction in order to be used effectively, as it only gets one chance to pass off a Shell Smash to an intimidating threat. Its poor bulk, struggles with common Pokémon like Darkrai and Mega Sableye, and susceptibility to being picked off by priority attacks make it an overall hard Pokémon to use, but the reward can be grand if pulled off correctly.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Gold/Silver/Crystal Uncommon Ruins of Alph
Ruby/Sapphire None Trade
Emerald Always Artisan Cave
FireRed/LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond/Pearl Rare Route 212 (North) (Poké Radar)
Platinum Rare Route 208, Route 212 (North) (Poké Radar)
HeartGold/SoulSilver Uncommon Ruins of Alph, Safari Zone
Black/White Swarm Route 5

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold A special fluid oozes from the tip of its tail. It paints the fluid everywhere to mark its territory.
Silver Once it becomes an adult, it has a tendency to let its comrades plant footprints on its back.
Crystal The color of the mysterious fluid secreted from its tail is predetermined for each Smeargle.
III Ruby Smeargle marks the boundaries of its territory using a body fluid that leaks out from the tip of its tail. Over 5,000 different marks left by this Pokémon have been found.
Sapphire Smeargle marks the boundaries of its territory using a body fluid that leaks out from the tip of its tail. Over 5,000 different marks left by this Pokémon have been found.
Emerald A Smeargle marks its territory using a fluid that leaks out from the tip of its tail. About 5,000 different marks left by this Pokémon have been found.
FireRed Once it becomes an adult, it has a tendency to let its comrades plant footprints on its back.
LeafGreen A special fluid oozes from the tip of its tail. It paints the fluid everywhere to mark its territory.
IV Diamond It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
Pearl It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
Platinum It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
HeartGold A special fluid oozes from the tip of its tail. It paints the fluid everywhere to mark its territory.
SoulSilver Once it becomes an adult, it has a tendency to let its comrades plant footprints on its back.
V Black It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
White It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
Black 2 It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
White 2 It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
VI X It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
Y Once it becomes an adult, it has a tendency to let its comrades plant footprints on its back.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
55
. 220 314 .
Atk
20
40 45 139 152
Def
35
67 75 169 185
Sp. Atk
20
40 45 139 152
Sp. Def
45
85 95 189 207
Speed
75
139 155 249 273

Evolution Line

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Smeargle


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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