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Smokescreen (move)

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Smokescreen
えんまく Smokescreen
SmokeScreen V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles up the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Smokescreen (Japanese: えんまく Smokescreen), formatted as SmokeScreen prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Smokescreen lowers the target's accuracy stat by one stage. Smokescreen will not affect a target with the Abilities Keen Eye, Clear Body, or White Smoke.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Creates an obscuring cloud of smoke that reduces the enemy's accuracy.
GSC Lowers the foe's accuracy.
RSE Lowers the foe’s accuracy using smoke, ink, etc.
FRLG An obscuring cloud of smoke or ink reduces the foe’s accuracy.
Colo.XD Lowers the target’s accuracy using smoke, ink, etc.
PMDRB Inflicts the Whiffer status on the target, making it miss almost all of its attacks and moves.
DPPtHGSS The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink. It reduces the foe’s accuracy.
BWB2W2 The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink. It reduces the target's accuracy.
XYORAS The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink. This lowers the target's accuracy.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire   13 13 19 10 10 10
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire   13 13 20 10 10 10
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying   --, 13 --, 13 20 --, 10 --, 10 --, 10
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison 37 25 25 10 10 7 7
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison 39 25 25 --, 10 --, 10 --, 7 --, 7
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water 19 8 8 4 4 4
5
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water --, 19 --, 8 --, 8 --, 4 --, 4 --, 4
--, 5
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire 48 25 25 10 10 8 8
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire   6 6 4 6 6 6
156 Quilava Quilava Fire Fire   --, 6 --, 6 --, 4 --, 6 --, 6 --, 6
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire   --, 6 --, 6 --, 4 --, 6 --, 6 --, 6
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon   --, 8 --, 8 --, 4 --, 4 --, 4
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire   25 25 10 10 8 8
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire     14 20 20 20
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark       14 15 14 14
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark       14 15 14 14
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire       --, 10 --, 10 --, 8 --, 8
656 Froakie Froakie Water Water           18
657 Frogadier Frogadier Water Water           20
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark           20
690 Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water           --
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon           --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire     KoffingWeezing KoffingWeezing KoffingWeezing
293 Whismur Whismur Normal Normal     CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionTorkoalStunkySkuntank CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionTorkoalStunkySkuntank CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionTorkoalStunkySkuntank
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark     KoffingWeezing KoffingWeezing KoffingWeezing
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Mystery Dungeon series

The user will give an opposing Pokémon the Whiffer status. Under the Whiffer status, the opposing Pokémon will always miss with any attack; even moves like Faint Attack or Aerial Ace will miss.

In the anime

Misty Horsea SmokeScreen.png James Weezing SmokeScreen.png Dawn Cyndaquil SmokeScreen.png Molly Kingdra SmokeScreen.png
Horsea Weezing Cyndaquil Kingdra
The user releases thick smoke or ink from its mouth to elude its foes.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
109 Koffing Koffing releases thick dark green smoke from the holes covering its body.
James's Koffing Pokémon Emergency! Debut
110 Weezing Weezing releases thick gray or dark green smoke from the holes on its body or its mouths.
James's Weezing The Flame Pokémon-athon! None
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Weezing The Ultimate Test None
116 Horsea Horsea releases purple ink from its mouth.
Misty's Horsea The Misty Mermaid None
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil opens its mouth a releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Ash's Cyndaquil Hot Matches! None
Dawn's Cyndaquil Gone With the Windworks! None
230 Kingdra Kingdra releases dark purple ink from its mouth.
Molly Hale's Kingdra Spell of the Unown None
Christopher's Kingdra Dueling Heroes None
240 Magby Magby releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Anthony's Magby You Said a Mouthful! None
156 Quilava Quilava releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Dawn's Quilava Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure! None
657 Frogadier Frogadier releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Sanpei's Frogadier A Rush of Ninja Wisdom None
658 Greninja Greninja releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Sanpei's Greninja XY052 None

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

SmokeScreen I.png SmokeScreen II.png SmokeScreen III.png SmokeScreen IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
SmokeScreen PMD RB.png SmokeScreen PMD TDS.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 煙幕 Yānmù
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Kouřová clona
Denmark Flag.png Danish Røgslør
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Rookgordijn
Finland Flag.png Finnish Savuverho
France Flag.png French Brouillard
Germany Flag.png German Rauchwolke
Greece Flag.png Greek Καπνογόνο
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Asap Hitam
Asap Tebal
Kabut Hitam
Italy Flag.png Italian Muro di Fumo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 연막 Yeonmak
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Røykteppe
Poland Flag.png Polish Zasłona dymna (Original series)
Ściana Dymu (Diamond and Pearl onwards)
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cortina de Fumaça
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Cortina de Fumaça
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Dimna Zavesa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pantalla Humo


Variations of the move Flash
Status FlashSmokescreenSand Attack


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