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* In the [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team]] mission "Smeargle's Desperate Plea", even though the Smeargle refuses to have a paw painted onto its back, the paw print is nonetheless present on its sprite.
 
* In the [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team]] mission "Smeargle's Desperate Plea", even though the Smeargle refuses to have a paw painted onto its back, the paw print is nonetheless present on its sprite.
 
* If {{p|Shedinja}} is counted as an evolution of {{p|Nincada}}, Smeargle has the lowest base stat total of all Pokémon not part of an evolutionary line.
 
* If {{p|Shedinja}} is counted as an evolution of {{p|Nincada}}, Smeargle has the lowest base stat total of all Pokémon not part of an evolutionary line.
* Smeargle is one of few Pokemon to have it's sprite changed in the transition to [[Black 2 & White 2]].
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* Smeargle is one of few Pokémon to have its sprite changed in [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2]].
   
   

Revision as of 03:22, 24 January 2013

Stantler #234: Stantler
Pokémon
#236: Tyrogue Tyrogue
Smeargle
ドーブル Doble
#235
235Smeargle.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Normal Unknown
Category
Painter Pokémon
Abilities
Own Tempo or Technician Moody
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
800,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#159
Hoenn
#370
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-235
Height
3'11"
Imperial
1.2 m
Metric
Weight
127.9 lbs.
Imperial
58.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F235.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 106 Battle Exp.: 1061*

Smeargle (Japanese: ドーブル Doble) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Smeargle is best known for its ability to use the move Sketch, which permanently copies the last move used by the opponent. Due to this, it can legitimately have any move in the Pokémon games except for Chatter, and it can pass on any Egg move to Pokémon in the Field Egg Group.

Biology

Physiology

Smeargle are beagle-like, bipedal white and brown Pokémon that seem unremarkable at first, but they possess a long tail with an end that resembles a paintbrush. This paintbrush oozes with paint, and the color of the paint is apparently different for each Smeargle. Although sprites from the game depict green, brown and red, the anime also shows yellow and blue. It's been implied that each Smeargle has a different colored tail.

Smeargle each have a footprint on their backs that have the same color as the tail-tip. Smeargle also have a round structure on their heads with a point that resembles a beret in shape, with floppy, brown colored ears and a brown colored ‘collar’ on their necks. The rings encircling a Smeargle’s eyes are also brown, as are Smeargle’s eyelids. Their arms have two brown bands, and their legs only one, and each of the limbs have three digits, the fingers apparently being dexterous.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Smeargle secretes a fluid from its tail, which can be used as paint. Smeargle is the only Pokémon known to express itself in an artistic fashion. Smeargle is also the only Pokémon that can learn nearly any move permanently (with the exception of Struggle and Chatter) thanks to its signature move, Sketch.

Behavior

Smeargle live in groups. When a Smeargle reaches adulthood, the other members of the group draw a paw-print pattern on its back. Those who refuse to let themselves be marked are ostracized from the pack.

Habitat

Smeargle are very adaptable, and can live just about anywhere. One can always tell when a Smeargle's territory is found because it will mark the boundary with the paint-like substance excreted by its tail.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Smeargle in the anime
Sugimori reference sheet for the anime

Major appearances

Smeargle first appeared in Pikachu & Pichu as part of the Pichu Brothers Posse. It also appeared in other episodes of the Pokémon Chronicles and made a cameo in Girantina & The Sky Warrior along with the Pichu Brothers and their friends.

In The Art Of Pokémon, a trio of Smeargle were vandalizing the town of Whitestone.

Minor appearances

A Smeargle was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School! while one was used by a Coordinator two episodes before.

A Smeargle was seen working in a nail salon in Getting the Pre-Contest Titters.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP197 Smeargle Ash's Pokédex Smeargle, the Painter Pokémon. Colored fluids ooze from their tails which they use to mark their territory and to express themselves.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

A group of Smeargle in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Whitney gave her Smeargle to DJ Mary. In the Emerald Saga, a lot of Smeargle were found in Artisan Cave.

Noland has three Smeargle which were caught in the Artisan Cave because they had copied Jirachi's Wish and he decided to use it to search for Jirachi.

In the TCG

Main article: Smeargle (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 A special fluid oozes from the tip of its tail. It paints the fluid everywhere to mark its territory.
Generation 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
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.
Generation IV
Diamond It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V
Black It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
White
Black 2 It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Uncommon Ruins of Alph
Crystal
Uncommon Ruins of Alph
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
Always Artisan Cave
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
One Snagem Hideout (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
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
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Swarm Route 5
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Pokémon Café Forest and Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Upgrade binder
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 20
Endless Level 27
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Howling Forest (15F)
Western Cave (4F-6F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Foggy Forest (1F-5F)
Marine Resort (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Aqua Resort
Pokémon Rumble Blast Factory: Firebreathing Mountain

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Japanese Nintendo event Pokémon in 2006#Smeargle Gotta Catch 'Em All #6 Japan 2006 10 Never

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total: 250   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
16/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Smeargle can learn any set of moves due to Sketch, which permanently copies any move. Smeargle can only learn one instance of Sketch at a time. In Generation II, Sketch can't be used to learn Selfdestruct, Explosion, or Metronome. In Generation III, Sketch cannot be used to learn Shadow moves. In Generation IV onwards, Sketch cannot be used to learn Chatter.

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Sketch Normal Status 0000 —% 1
1111 Sketch Normal Status 0000 —% 1
2121 Sketch Normal Status 0000 —% 1
3131 Sketch Normal Status 0000 —% 1
4141 Sketch Normal Status 0000 —% 1
5151 Sketch Normal Status 0000 —% 1
6161 Sketch Normal Status 0000 —% 1
7171 Sketch Normal Status 0000 —% 1
8181 Sketch Normal Status 0000 —% 1
9191 Sketch Normal Status 0000 —% 1
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Smeargle obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Smeargle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Smeargle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by TM.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Smeargle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Smeargle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Smeargle in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Smeargle in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Smeargle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Smeargle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Smeargle can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Smeargle cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Smeargle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Smeargle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Spooky Manor, Pokémon Café Forest Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
Spooky Manor, Pokémon Café Forest Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Smeargle can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Smeargle
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Smeargle
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani235.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP235.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.8%
Friend Area: Sky Blue Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Would you like me to paint? Art is an explosion of passion and talent!
26%-50% HP Pay attention, please! My health is down by half!
1%-25% HP I've had it... My tail feels too heavy to hold...
Level up Ah! Leveled up! Perhaps my artistry has blossomed more?
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Ah! Leveled up! Perhaps my artistry has blossomed more?
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP235.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.8%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  Normal Assist.png
( Normal )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Smeargle
Does not evolve
Smeargle
 Normal 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 235.png Spr 2s 235.png Spr 2c 235.gif Spr b 2g 235.png
Spr 2g 235 s.png Spr 2s 235 s.png Spr 2c 235 s.gif Spr b 2g 235 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 235.png Spr 3e 235.png Spr 3r 235.png Spr b 3r 235.png
Spr 3r 235 s.png Spr 3e 235 s.png Spr 3r 235 s.png Spr b 3r 235 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 235.png Spr 4d 235.png Spr 4h 235.png Spr b 4d 235.png
Spr 4d 235 s.png Spr 4d 235 s.png Spr 4h 235 s.png Spr b 4d 235 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 235.png Spr 5b2 235.png Spr b 5b 235.png
Spr 5b 235 s.png Spr 5b2 235 s.png Spr b 5b 235 s.png
Smeargle For other sprites and images, please see Smeargle images on Bulbagarden Archives.
Spr 5b2 235 Pokéstar.png
Sprite from Pokéstar Studios

Trivia

  • Due to its signature move Sketch, Smeargle can legally possess any move (other than Chatter or Struggle), giving it a number of distinctions:
  • Smeargle is the only Pokémon capable of learning the same move more than twice - some Pokémon have the same move available at level 1 as well as by leveling up, while Smeargle has the same move available ten times as it levels up.
  • Initially, the normal sprite of Smeargle featured a tail tipped with red paint, while the Shiny form had green paint; this was changed in later generations, reversing the colors. However, Smeargle's art has always featured a green-tipped tail.
    • In 3D games, Smeargle's tail is red for the normal Smeargle and green for the Shiny version, despite the corresponding handheld games.
    • In the anime, Smeargle have been seen with different colored-tipped tails.
  • In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team mission "Smeargle's Desperate Plea", even though the Smeargle refuses to have a paw painted onto its back, the paw print is nonetheless present on its sprite.
  • If Shedinja is counted as an evolution of Nincada, Smeargle has the lowest base stat total of all Pokémon not part of an evolutionary line.
  • Smeargle is one of few Pokémon to have its sprite changed in Pokémon Black and White Versions 2.


Origin

Smeargle appears to be based on a beagle and a painter.

Name origin

Smeargle may be a combination of smear and beagle.

Doble may be a combination of dog and doodle or dabble (to splatter liquid, which could be a reference to paint being splattered). Doble also means double in Spanish, perhaps referencing Smeargle's ability to copy opponent's techniques.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ドーブル Doble From dog, doodle, dabble, and doble
France Flag.png French Queulorior From queue and colorier
Spain Flag.png Spanish Smeargle Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Farbeagle From Farbe and beagle
Italy Flag.png Italian Smeargle Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 루브도 Rubeuto From Louvre as in Musée du Louvre, dog, and 도 (圖) to, meaning "a picture".


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