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* In [[Generation II]] games, Smeargle's shiny form changes its original brownish color to green. In later games, however, green becomes its most common color, while the shiny color is red.
 
* In [[Generation II]] games, Smeargle's shiny form changes its original brownish color to green. In later games, however, green becomes its most common color, while the shiny color is red.
 
* Smeargle's [[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl]] sprites are almost exactly the same as those from [[Generation III]].
 
* Smeargle's [[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl]] sprites are almost exactly the same as those from [[Generation III]].
*{{wp|paradox|Paradoxically}}, Smeargle is simultaneously the Pokémon with the smallest movepool (learning only one move ever) and the Pokémon with the largest movepool (using that move to learn any other move).
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*{{wp|paradox|Paradoxically}}, Smeargle is simultaneously the Pokémon with the smallest movepool (learning only one move ever which ties it with [[Ditto]]) and the Pokémon with the largest movepool (using that move to learn any other move).
   
 
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Revision as of 21:51, 1 July 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Stantler
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Smeargle
ドーブル Doble
#235
235Smeargle.png
Artwork from GSC
Type
Normal '
Category
Painter Pokémon
Abilities
Own Tempo or Technician
Exp. at Lv. 100
800,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#157
Hoenn
#370
Regional Browser numbers
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
Genderless
Breeding
Ground group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 106 Battle Exp.: 1061*

Smeargle (Japanese: ドーブル Doble) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon first seen in the Generation II games. Its single move, Sketch, allows it to learn nearly any move in existence.

Smeargle does not evolve to or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Smeargle are unusual white and brown Pokémon that seem unremarkable at first, but they possess a tail with an end that resembles a paintbrush. This paintbrush is oozing with a paint, the color is apparently different for each Smeargle (although the sprites depict green). It also appears to be wearing a beret.

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 any move permanently 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. You can always tell when you've found a Smeargle's territory because it will mark the boundary with the paint-like substance excreted by its tail.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:199episode.jpg
Three Smeargle in the anime.

Smeargle first appeared in Pikachu and Pichu as part of the Pichu Brothers Possé.

In The Art Of Pokémon, a trio of Smeargle were vandalizing White Town.

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

In the manga

Whitney gave her Smeargle to DJ Mary. It also appeared in the Emerald Saga.

In the TCG

Main article: Smeargle (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: After rescuing Smeargle from Howling Forest, it will change the rescue base's flag on request.
  • Pokémon Channel: A Smeargle appears in a television program called Smeargle's Art Study. He will rate the painting hanging on the player's bedroom wall, namely a picture the player made.

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 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.
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 It marks its territory by using its tail like a paintbrush. There are more than 5,000 different marks.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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
Common 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
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
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 Howling Forest (15F)
Western Cave (4F-6F)

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.

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 Sketch at a time. In Generation II, Sketch can't be used to learn Selfdestruct, Explosion, or Metronome. In Generation IV, Sketch cannot be used to learn Chatter.

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

None.

By breeding

None.

By tutoring

None.

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

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.png Spr b 2g 235.png
Spr 2g 235 s.png Spr 2s 235 s.png Spr 2c 235 s.png 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 5b 235.png Spr b 5b 235.png
Spr 5b 235 s.png Spr 5b 235 s.png Spr b 5b 235 s.png
Smeargle For other sprites and images, please see Smeargle images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Smeargle is the only non-legendary, non-Template:Type2 Pokémon able to legally know Draco Meteor.
  • Smeargle is one of three Pokémon legally able to use Transform, the others being Mew and Ditto.
  • Since Sketch lets Smeargle learn any move, it can also pass down egg moves to any Pokémon in the Ground Egg Group.
  • In Generation II games, Smeargle's shiny form changes its original brownish color to green. In later games, however, green becomes its most common color, while the shiny color is red.
  • Smeargle's Pokémon Diamond and Pearl sprites are almost exactly the same as those from Generation III.
  • Paradoxically, Smeargle is simultaneously the Pokémon with the smallest movepool (learning only one move ever which ties it with Ditto) and the Pokémon with the largest movepool (using that move to learn any other move).

Origin

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

Name origin

Smeargle's name may be a combination of smear and beagle. Its Japanese name may be a combination of dog and doodle or dabble – to splatter liquid, which could be a reference to paint being splattered. It could also be a combination of doberman, a kind of dog, and double, as a reference to Sketch, which copies the previous move used.

Its German name, Farbeagle, comes from Farbe and beagle. Its French name, Queulorior, comes from queue and colorier.

In other languages

External links

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