Pokémon Smile

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Pokémon Smile
Pokémon Smile
Pokémon Smile logo.png
Logo of Pokémon Smile
Basic info
Platform: iOS, Android
Category: Educational
Players: 1
Connectivity: N/A
Developer: The Pokémon Company
Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VIII spin-off
Release dates
Japan: June 17, 2020
North America: June 17, 2020
Australia: June 17, 2020
Europe: June 17, 2020
South Korea: June 17, 2020
Hong Kong: June 17, 2020
Taiwan: June 17, 2020
Japanese: Official website
English: Official website
Pokémon Smile logo JP.png
Japanese logo of Pokémon Smile

Pokémon Smile (Japanese: Pokémon Smile) is a spin-off Pokémon game for iOS and Android. It was announced during Pokémon Presents on June 17, 2020 and released worldwide the same day.


Pokémon Smile helps make toothbrushing a fun habit with Pokémon!

Turn toothbrushing into a fun and exciting adventure with Pokémon Smile! Players can partner up with some of their favorite Pokémon to defeat the cavity-causing bacteria and save captured Pokémon. Only by consistently brushing their teeth can they save all the Pokémon, earning the chance to catch them.


  • Thorough toothbrushing is the key to catching Pokémon!
Some unlucky Pokémon have been captured by the cavity-causing bacteria inside your mouth! By brushing your teeth, you can defeat these bacteria and save the Pokémon. If you do a great job brushing, you’ll be able to catch the Pokémon you save, too!
  • Completing your Pokédex, collecting Pokémon Caps—there are lots of ways to enjoy Pokémon Smile!
    • Pokédex: More than 100 adorable Pokémon appear in Pokémon Smile. Build up a habit of brushing your teeth daily to catch them all and complete your Pokédex!
    • Pokémon Caps: As you play, you’ll also unlock all kinds of Pokémon Caps—fun and unique hats you can “wear” while brushing!
  • Keep it up to become a Brushing Master!
Regularly brushing your teeth will earn you Brushing Awards. Collect all the Brushing Awards, and become a Brushing Master!
  • Decorate your favorite photos for fun!
While you brush, you can let the game snap a few photos of your great brushing in action. Choose your favorite shot and then have some fun decorating it with a variety of stickers! Keep brushing your teeth daily, and you’ll continue to collect more stickers you can use to decorate your photos.
  • Useful supervision features
    • Toothbrushing guidance: Players will be guided through the toothbrushing process, helping them to brush all areas of their mouth.
    • Notifications: Create up to three reminders a day to notify players when it’s time to brush!
    • Duration: Choose how long each toothbrushing session should last: one, two, or three minutes. That way, the needs of users of all ages can be accommodated.
  • Toothbrushing tips
After each brushing session, you’ll also be able to pick up some helpful tips for how to brush the best you can, based on advice from dental professionals.


The game is played in one-, two-, or three-minute intervals, which can be changed in the settings. The game is played by brushing the player's teeth to fend off plaque taking the shape of Pokémon. An indicator in the bottom right corner tells players where they should be brushing their teeth for effective cleaning. After some time, typically when half the assigned time has passed, a plaque-infected Pokémon will appear for the player to clean. The player's starter Pokémon will focus their attacks on invading plaque over the infected Pokémon during this time, but their attacks will clean the Pokémon if there is no plaque currently on screen.

Once the brushing session is over, the player has a chance to catch the Pokémon, with their chances increasing depending on how well they brushed. If the player does especially well, a Master Ball will replace the Poké Ball that is used, and they are given a guaranteed capture. After the session, the game will show four screenshots it took while playing, and the player can select one of them to decorate with accessories and Pokémon they have collected. A Diglett button on the bottom will change the scenery of the image, while a Koffing button will remove all stickers applied to the image. When the player is done decorating their image, they can save it to their device. Images not selected will not be saved to the player's device, and the option can be toggled on and off through the settings.

Throughout the game, the player can obtain hats to wear in-game, which the game will place onto their head via an augmented reality filter. The hat the player wears will emit a special effect while brushing teeth, and can be changed from the main menu at any time. Different hats are obtained via different methods, though they are typically acquired from playing the game more and more times.

The player can set up to three notifications on what time the prefer to brush their teeth, but they are typically allowed to play the game at any time they want, with the only restriction being three-hour long wait periods between sessions.

While the game does advise the player to use a colored toothbrush, the game can still recognize clear or non-colored toothbrushes and play just fine. Similarly, merely holding the player's finger to the camera and shaking it left and right in front of their teeth can also cause the game to register it as brushing teeth.


At the start of the game, the player is given the option to choose a starter Pokémon, choosing between Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, or Eevee. During sessions, plaque covered Pokémon will appear for the player's starter Pokémon to attack and clean from the plaque. After the brushing session, the player is given the chance to catch the Pokémon and register it in the Pokédex. The Pokédex in this game is split into various biomes depending on where the Pokémon is usually found in the wild, and the player can tap on their Pokémon to view their Pokédex number, type, height, and weight. Currently, only Pokémon from Generation I are available in this game.


Main article: Staff of Pokémon Smile

Version history


Version Release date Official note
1.0.0 June 17, 2020 N/A
1.0.1 June 18, 2020 Bug Fixes
1.0.2 June 21, 2020 Bug Fixes
1.0.3 June 22, 2020 Adjusted difficulty settings: updated start time at which cavity-inducing bateria attack teeth, etc.
1.0.4 July 13, 2020 Bug Fixes
1.0.5 September 3, 2020

Improved ability to detect brushing motion.
Added ability to transfer save data between devices.
Bug Fixes.

1.0.6 September 8, 2020 Bug Fixes
1.0.7 November 5, 2020 Added support for Thai and Indonesian languages.
1.0.8 January 8, 2021 Bug Fixes
1.0.9 January 28, 2021 Added support for the Hindi language.
1.0.10 March 8, 2021 Bug Fixes


Version Release date Official note
1.0.0 June 17, 2020 1.0.0 _0610
1.0.1 June 17, 2020 Bug Fixes
1.0.2 June 19, 2020 Fixed a bug on certain devices that turns the camera gray and stops the game from progressing.
1.0.3 June 22, 2020 Adjusted difficulty settings: updated start time at which cavity-inducing bateria attack teeth, etc.
1.0.4 July 9, 2020 Bug Fixes
1.0.5 September 2, 2020

Improved ability to detect brushing motion.
Added ability to transfer save data between devices.
Bug Fixes.

1.0.6 September 8, 2020 Bug Fixes
1.0.7 November 5, 2020 Added support for Thai and Indonesian languages.
1.0.8 January 8, 2021 Bug Fixes
1.0.9 January 27, 2021 Added support for the Hindi language.
1.0.10 March 8, 2021 Bug Fixes


The game can be played on:



  • Unlike in other games in the series, the player's Starter Pokémon is not registered in the Pokédex when the player starts the game, and needs to be caught just like any other Pokémon to be registered.
  • The plaque the player's Pokémon fight against are similar to Void Shadows from Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon in that they take the form of Pokémon to affect other Pokémon and have similar appearances to each other.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Pokémon Smile
Mandarin Pokémon Smile
France Flag.png French Pokémon Smile
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Smile
India Flag.png Hindi Pokémon Smile
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pokémon Smile
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon Smile
South Korea Flag.png Korean Pokémon Smile
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon Smile
Thailand Flag.png Thai Pokémon Smile

External links

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