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EP196 : Control Freak!
Original series
EP198 : The Heartbreak of Brock
The Art Of Pokémon
The Miracle of Doble!! Shining in the Morning Sun!
First broadcast
Japan May 10, 2001
United States April 6, 2002
English themes
Opening Born to Be a Winner
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター (Whiteberry)
Ending 前向きロケット団!
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 首藤剛志 Takeshi Shudō
Storyboard 平田智浩 Tomohiro Hirata
Assistant director 藤本義孝 Yoshitaka Fujimoto
Animation director 桜井木ノ実 Kinomi Sakurai
Additional credits

The Art Of Pokémon (Japanese: ドーブルのきせき!!あさひのなかでかがやいて! The Miracle of Doble!! Shining in the Morning Sun!) is the 197th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on May 10, 2001 and in the United States on April 6, 2002.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis As our heroes enter the historic city of Whitestone, they notice it appears to be made of marble! Brock’s guide book explains this phenomena. Generation after generation in Whitestone has painted all of the buildings white. After so many years, the layers have given the impression the city is made of marble.

Just as the gang enters the city, they notice a band of Smeargle running amok, painting every bare wall in site with their tails. Dexter quickly explains these Pokémon express themselves by painting and the color in their tail depends upon the Pokémon’s mood. Just then, the townsfolk appear in an angry mob, demanding the Smeargle stop this graffiti. Before the scene gets out of control, a famous artist appears to claim the Smeargle.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts




Who's That Pokémon?: Beedrill (US and international), Smeargle (Japan)


  • This is the 200th episode of the anime to be produced.
  • Team Rocket doesn't get blasted off in this episode.
  • Jack Pollockson is based on the artist Jackson Pollock. His name is an anagram of the artist's name.
  • James refers to several renowned real-world artists during the episode: Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Auguste Rodin and Andy Warhol. He refers to Auguste Rodin as "that Japanese monster Rodin", even though Rodin was French.
    • The Rodin mistake could actually be a reference to Rodan, a monster from the Godzilla franchise.
  • Jack's Smeargle's tails are red, blue, and yellow. In the games, normal Smeargle only have green tails, while their shiny variants only have red tails. No other colors have ever been seen.


  • When Jessie is holding the art book, her gloves disappear.
  • When the interviewer is asking if he can come with Jack Pollockson, his face isn't painted. Then in the next scene, it is.

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EP196 : Control Freak
Original series
EP198 : The Heartbreak of Brock
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