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Smeargle
ドーブル Doble
#235
235Smeargle
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Normal Unknown
Species
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
Footprint
 F235 
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

Urban

Urban Pokémon

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.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Once it becomes an adult, it has a tendency to let its comrades plant footprints on its back.
Generation II
Johto
A special fluid oozes from the tip of its tail. It paints the fluid everywhere to mark its territory.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Trade
Generation II
Johto
Uncommon Ruins of Alph, Safari Zone

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.

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 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
 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
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 

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  • 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
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 

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  • 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

Evolution

235
Does not evolve
Smeargle
 Normal 

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