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Two Trainers' Smeargle appeared in [[SM133]]. One was watching the {{pkmn|battle}}s during the Manalo Conference, while the other was waiting in line with its Trainer for {{TRT}}'s food truck.
 
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===Pokédex entries===
 
===Pokédex entries===

Revision as of 20:52, 18 August 2019

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Stantler #234: Stantler
Pokémon
#236: Tyrogue Tyrogue
Smeargle
Painter Pokémon
ドーブル
Doble
#235
Smeargle



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Own Tempo or Technician Cacophony
Cacophony
Moody
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Smeargle
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
127.9 lbs. 58.0 kg
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Mega Stone
Base experience yield
106
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
88
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
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0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
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HP
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Def
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Sp.Def
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Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F235.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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, Struggle, and Shadow moves. As a result of this, it can pass on any Egg Move to Pokémon in the Field Egg Group.

Biology

Smeargle is a bipedal, beagle-like Pokémon with white and brown fur. It has a long tail with an end resembling a paintbrush. This paintbrush oozes with paint, and the color of the paint may vary for each Smeargle, as well as change in hue coressponding to its emotions. Sprites from the games depict green, brown, and red, while the anime also shows yellow and blue. Smeargle has a footprint on its back that is the same color as the tip of the tail. Smeargle also has a round structure on its head with a point that resembles a beret. It has floppy, brown ears and a brown collar on its neck. The rings encircling Smeargle's eyes are also brown, as are Smeargle's eyelids. Its arms have two brown bands, and its legs have only one. Each of its limbs have three digits.

Smeargle will use the paint to mark its territory. It can also use its signature move, Sketch, to copy moves from other Pokémon. Smeargle is often found in urban areas.

In the anime

Smeargle in the anime
Sugimori reference sheet for the anime

Major appearances

Smeargle debuted in Pikachu & Pichu as part of the Pichu Brothers Posse. It also appeared in other episodes of Pokémon Chronicles.

Three Smeargle made their main series debut in The Art of Pokémon, under the ownership of Jack Pollockson. They were vandalizing the town of Whitestone in an effort to spread Pollockson's art, subsequently becoming targeted by Team Rocket.

A Smeargle appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!, being the companion of a detective named Laki in a television show. Pictures of the Smeargle plaster the walls of the Alola TV television studio. It reappeared in Partner Promises! on the television. It physically reappeared in A Mission of Ultra Urgency! and Bright Lights, Big Changes!.

A Smeargle appeared in Smashing with Sketch!, under the ownership of Ilima. It was used during the Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament, which Ilima eventually won.

A Smeargle appeared in The Power of Us, under the ownership of Toren.

Minor appearances

A Smeargle appeared in All Things Bright and Beautifly!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Coordinator competing in the Rustboro Contest.

A Smeargle appeared in Gonna Rule The School!, under the ownership of the Pokémon Trainers' School. It was temporarily loaned to one of the school's underage students for use.

A Smeargle appeared in The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!.

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

A Smeargle appeared in Giratina & The Sky Warrior, under the ownership of Sylvan.

A Smeargle appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Smeargle appeared in A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!.

A Smeargle appeared in Clemont's Got a Secret!.

A Smeargle appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

A Smeargle appeared in Awakening the Sleeping Giant.

A Smeargle appeared in Mega Evolution Special I.

A Smeargle appeared in A Battle by Any Other Name!.

Two Smeargle appeared in Heroes - Friends and Faux Alike!.

A Smeargle appeared in The Cave of Trials!.

A Smeargle appeared in Dreaming a Performer's Dream!.

A Trainer's Smeargle appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

A Trainer's Smeargle appeared in A Giga Battle with Mega Results!.

A Smeargle appeared in Party Dancecapades!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Performer attending Monsieur Pierre's dance party.

A Performer's Smeargle appeared in Master Class Choices!, where it participated in the Fleurrh Showcase. It reappeared in Master Class is in Session! and Performing a Pathway to the Future!, during the Gloire Showcase.

A Trainer's Smeargle appeared in A League of His Own!.

A Trainer's Smeargle appeared in The First Day of the Rest of Your Life!.

A Trainer's Smeargle appeared in Till We Compete Again!.

Two Trainers' Smeargle appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

Two Trainers' Smeargle appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Trainer's Smeargle appeared in One Journey Ends, Another Begins....

Four Trainers' Smeargle appeared in Getting the Band Back Together!.

A Trainer's Smeargle appeared in A Glaring Rivalry!. It reappeared in a flashback in A Masked Warning!.

A Trainer's Smeargle appeared in Securing the Future!, where it joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its true form.

Two Trainers' Smeargle appeared in SM133. One was watching the battles during the Manalo Conference, while the other was waiting in line with its Trainer for Team Rocket's food truck.

A Smeargle appeared in a fantasy in SM135.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM066 Smeargle Rotom Pokédex Smeargle, the Painter Pokémon. A Normal type. Smeargle uses the liquid that comes out of its tail to make unique marks that establish its territory.
This concludes the entries from the Sun & Moon series.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Smeargle appeared in Searching For The Color Of Miracles.

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

Smeargle appeared in PW30.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

A Smeargle appeared in Clefairy's Blue Period.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Smeargle debuted in Murkrow Row, where it was one of the Pokémon in Joey's bag after Gold helped him get it back.

Prior to Smeargle Smudge, Whitney gave her Smeargle, nicknamed Smea-Smea, to DJ Mary. It painted on Gold's face while he was asleep and battled his Pokémon before running back to DJ Mary at the Goldenrod Radio Tower, where Gold eventually found it. Prior to Out-Odding Oddish, Smea-Smea was returned to Whitney.

A Smeargle appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

In A Sketchy Smattering of Smeargle, multiple 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. They first appeared in A Cheeky Charizard Change-Up II.

A Smeargle appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z, under the ownership of an Artist.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Smeargle appeared in Tyrogue the Artist!!, I Won't Let You Lead!!, Rare Pokémon!!, and Clefairy Becomes A Work Of Art!.

Professor Oak owned a Smeargle in Annual Big Cleaning Operation!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Smeargle (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Smeargle appears as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#157
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#159
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Central #124
Hoenn
#—
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 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #058
Alola
USUM: #070
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun The unique creations produced by each Smeargle are painted using the fluid that oozes from its tail. This is how it marks its territory.
Moon It draws symbols all over the place to mark its territory. In towns with many Smeargle, the walls are covered in graffiti.
Ultra Sun The fluid of Smeargle's tail secretions changes in the intensity of its hue as the Pokémon's emotions change.
Ultra Moon It draws symbols with the fluid that oozes from the tip of its tail. Depending on the symbol, Smeargle fanatics will pay big money for them.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Ruins of Alph
Crystal
Ruins of AlphMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Artisan Cave
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Snagem Hideout (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 212 (north) (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Routes 208 and 212 (north) (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Ruins of Alph
Safari ZoneMorningDay
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Route 5 (Swarm)
Black 2 White 2
Trade, Event
Dream World
Pokémon Café Forest and Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Route 7, Friend Safari (Normal)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 2
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 2

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Upgrade binder
Trozei!
Secret Storage 20, Endless Level 27, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Howling Forest (15F), Western Cave (4F-6F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Foggy Forest (1F-5F), Marine Resort (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Foggy Forest (1F-5F), Marine Resort (1F-19F)
Ranger: GS
Aqua Resort
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Variety Battle: A Battle in the Tower (Reward), Variety Battle: It's Drill Time!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Mo
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 155
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Time-Leap Plains (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Sixth Campaign Smeargle Japanese Japan 10 April 22 to May 8, 2006
BWB2W2 2013 World Championships Smeargle English Canada 50 August 10 to 11, 2013
BWB2W2 2013 World Championships Smeargle French Canada 50 August 10 to 11, 2013
BWB2W2 2013 World Championships Smeargle German Canada 50 August 10 to 11, 2013
BWB2W2 2013 World Championships Smeargle Italian Canada 50 August 10 to 11, 2013
BWB2W2 2013 World Championships Smeargle Japanese Canada 50 August 10 to 11, 2013
BWB2W2 2013 World Championships Smeargle Korean Canada 50 August 10 to 11, 2013
BWB2W2 2013 World Championships Smeargle Spanish Canada 50 August 10 to 11, 2013
XYORAS Pokémon EXPO Gym Smeargle Japanese region Online 40 November 19, 2015 to May 31, 2016

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Silk Scarf Silk Scarf (100%)

Stats

Base stats

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

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 VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Smeargle can learn practically any set of moves due to Sketch, which permanently copies any move. However, Sketch cannot be used to learn Sketch, Chatter, or Struggle.

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 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
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   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 VII
  • 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 VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani235.png
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?
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: Guardian Signs
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:
(present)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-235
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT235.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 20

#182
Shuffle235.png

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper:
Nap Time, Super Cheer,
Double Normal, Transform
Pokémon GO
GO235.png Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 40 Base Defense: 83
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: All except Transform and any unused variants.
Charged Attacks: All except Heart Stamp, Mega Drain, Parabolic Charge, Brine, Scald, Psystrike, Giga Drain, Rest, Doom Desire, Origin Pulse, Precipice Blades, Weather Ball, and any unused variants.
  • Smeargle may spawn in Pokémon GO after photobombing a Pokémon while taking its picture with the AR Camera.
  • Smeargle will know the same moves as the Pokémon it photobombed. If that Pokémon knows a move Smeargle cannot learn, Smeargle will have a random move instead.

Evolution

235Smeargle.png
Unevolved
Smeargle
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 235.png Spr b 2g 235.png Spr 2s 235.png Spr b 2g 235.png Spr 2c 235.png Spr b 2g 235.png
Spr 2g 235 s.png Spr b 2g 235 s.png Spr 2s 235 s.png Spr b 2g 235 s.png Spr 2c 235 s.png Spr b 2g 235 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 235.png Spr b 3r 235.png Spr 3e 235.png Spr b 3r 235.png Spr 3r 235.png Spr b 3r 235.png
Spr 3r 235 s.png Spr b 3r 235 s.png Spr 3e 235 s.png Spr b 3r 235 s.png Spr 3r 235 s.png Spr b 3r 235 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 235.png Spr b 4d 235.png Spr 4d 235.png Spr b 4p 235.png Spr 4h 235.png Spr b 4h 235.png
Spr 4d 235 s.png Spr b 4d 235 s.png Spr 4d 235 s.png Spr b 4p 235 s.png Spr 4h 235 s.png Spr b 4p 235 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 235.png Spr b 5b 235.png Spr 5b 235.png Spr b 5b 235.png
Spr 5b 235 s.png Spr b 5b 235 s.png Spr 5b 235 s.png Spr b 5b 235 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 235.png Spr b 6x 235.png Spr 6x 235.png Spr b 6x 235.png
Spr 6x 235 s.png Spr b 6x 235 s.png Spr 6x 235 s.png Spr b 6x 235 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 235.png Spr b 7s 235.png Spr 7s 235.png Spr b 7s 235.png
Spr 7s 235 s.png Spr b 7s 235 s.png Spr 7s 235 s.png Spr b 7s 235 s.png
Front Back Front Back
235MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Smeargle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr 5b2 235 Pokéstar.png
Sprite from Pokéstar Studios

Trivia

  • Due to its signature move Sketch, Smeargle can legitimately know almost any move, giving it a number of distinctions:
    • Smeargle can pass down any Egg Move combination to any Pokémon in the Field Egg Group. This was important in Generations II to V, when only the father could pass down Egg Moves.
    • Hidden Power-evaluating NPCs cannot identify the type of Smeargle's Hidden Power even if Smeargle possesses the move, due to being unable to use the TM for it.
    • Smeargle is able to Sketch Hyperspace Fury, but the move will always fail when used by Pokémon other than Hoopa Unbound.
    • Smeargle is able to Sketch Dark Void, but starting in Pokémon Sun and Moon, the move will always fail when used by Pokémon other than Darkrai.
    • Smeargle is able to Sketch Mind Blown, and will successfully fling a Blacephalon head when used. The head will also be Shiny if the Smeargle is Shiny.
  • Smeargle is the only Pokémon capable of learning the same move more than four times—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.
  • In the anime, Smeargle have been seen with different colored-tipped tails.
    • This is also the case in Pokémon Stadium 2, where they also have differently-colored backs.
  • 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 Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Smeargle's tail has a brown tip in its normal coloration (as it was in Generation II) instead of a green one, despite these games being part of Generation III. This is due to the games re-using models from Pokémon Stadium 2 for first and second-generation Pokémon.

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 Rubeudo From Louvre as in Musée du Louvre, dog, and 도 (圖) to, meaning "a picture"
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 圖圖犬 / 图图犬 Tútúquǎn Literally "Drawing dog", referring to its ability to paint


External links


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