ドーブル - Doble
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|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
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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.
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
 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 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 also a viable option in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling, where it performs an identical role to what it does in the RU tier. With access to Spore and a faster Speed stat than its main competition as a Sticky Web setter in Shuckle, Smeargle can hold its own in UU as a suicide entry hazard lead. Its access to Taunt allows for it to shut down slower Defog users, but Shuckle does have the upper hand with its ability to hold a Mental Herb thanks to its overall better bulk to prevent it from being shut down by a faster Taunt user while Smeargle is forced to hold a Focus Sash. Usually, Smeargle can be limited only to one entry hazard due to its base 75 Speed that leaves it outsped by numerous offensive treats.
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 and UU tiers. 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.
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