Smeargle (Pokémon)

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



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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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
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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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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 — though it can learn Dark Void and Hyperspace Fury, it cannot use those moves as they can only be used by specific Pokémon. 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 corresponding 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. The mark is placed on Smeargle's back as a sign of adulthood. 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 has three digits.

Smeargle will use the paint to mark its territory. There are over 5,000 known different marks Smeargle uses. There are Smeargle fanatics who will pay big money for owning one. It can also use its signature move, Sketch, to copy moves from other Pokémon. Smeargle is often found in urban areas filled with graffiti.

In the anime

Main series

 
Smeargle in the anime
 
Sugimori reference sheet for the anime

Major appearances

In Pikachu & Pichu, a Smeargle was part of the Pichu Brothers Posse. It also appeared in episodes of Pokémon Chronicles.

In The Art of Pokémon, Jack Pollockson's three Smeargle were vandalizing the town of Whitestone in an effort to spread Pollockson's art, and became targeted by Team Rocket.

In Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!, a Smeargle costars with its Trainer Laki on the television series Alolan Detective Laki. It made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.

In Smashing with Sketch!, Ilima's Smeargle competed in the Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament and eventually won.

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

Minor appearances

In All Things Bright and Beautifly!, a Coordinator's Smeargle competed in the Rustboro Contest.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Smeargle to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

A Smeargle appeared in The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!.

In Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!, a Smeargle was working in a nail salon.

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!.

In Party Dancecapades!, a Performer's Smeargle attended Monsieur Pierre's dance party.

In Master Class Choices!, a Performer's Smeargle competed in the Fleurrh Showcase. In Master Class is in Session! and Performing a Pathway to the Future!, it competed in 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!.

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

In Battling on the Wing!, a Trainer's Smeargle watched the battles during the Manalo Conference. Another Trainer's Smeargle was waiting in line for Team Rocket's food truck.

A Smeargle appeared in a fantasy in The Final Four!.

A Trainer's Smeargle appeared in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!.

A Trainer's Smeargle appeared in Sword and Shield: Slumbering Weald!.

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.
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.

GOTCHA!

A Smeargle briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Ilima.

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Two Smeargle appeared in Searching For The Color Of Miracles.

How I Became a Pokémon Card

Smeargle appeared in PW30.

Magical Pokémon Journey

A Smeargle appeared in Clefairy's Blue Period.

Pokémon Adventures

In Murkrow Row, a Smeargle was 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.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Smeargle was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

In A Sketchy Smattering of Smeargle, multiple Smeargle were found in Artisan Cave.

Starting in A Cheeky Charizard Change-Up II, Noland has three Smeargle he caught in the Artisan Cave because they had copied Jirachi's Wish. He decided to use it to search for Jirachi.

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

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Smeargle appeared in Tyrogue the Artist!!.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

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

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

A Smeargle appeared in Clefairy Becomes A Work Of Art!.

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.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


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
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2020, Mimikyu SeaFinal


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 (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 VIII, 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 is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.8%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Normal
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Normal
Field move:
(present)
 
(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 Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 62 Base Defense: 45 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Normal
  Attack Power: 30 - 120   20

#182
 

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper:
Nap Time, Super Cheer,
Double Normal, Transform
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 40 Base Defense: 83
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:
Struggle, Wrap, Hyper Beam, Dark Pulse, Sludge, Vise Grip, Flame Wheel, Megahorn, Flamethrower, Dig, Cross Chop, Psybeam, Earthquake, Stone Edge, Ice Punch, Discharge, Flash Cannon, Drill Peck, Ice Beam, Blizzard, Heat Wave, Aerial Ace, Drill Run, Petal Blizzard, Bug Buzz, Poison Fang, Night Slash, Bubble Beam, Submission, Low Sweep, Aqua Jet, Aqua Tail, Seed Bomb, Psyshock, Ancient Power, Rock Tomb, Rock Slide, Power Gem, Shadow Sneak, Shadow Punch, Ominous Wind, Shadow Ball, Magnet Bomb, Iron Head, Thunder Punch, Thunder, Thunderbolt, Twister, Dragon Pulse, Dragon Claw, Disarming Voice, Draining Kiss, Dazzling Gleam, Moonblast, Play Rough, Cross Poison, Sludge Bomb, Sludge Wave, Gunk Shot, Bone Club, Bulldoze, Mud Bomb, Signal Beam, X-Scissor, Flame Charge, Flame Burst, Fire Blast, Water Pulse, Hydro Pump, Psychic, Icy Wind, Fire Punch, Solar Beam, Leaf Blade, Power Whip, Air Cutter, Hurricane, Brick Break, Swift, Horn Attack, Stomp, Hyper Fang, Body Slam, Close Combat, Dynamic Punch, Focus Blast, Aurora Beam, Wild Charge, Zap Cannon, Avalanche, Brave Bird, Sky Attack, Sand Tomb, Rock Blast, Silver Wind, Night Shade, Gyro Ball, Heavy Slam, Overheat, Grass Knot, Energy Ball, Future Sight, Mirror Coat, Outrage, Crunch, Foul Play, Surf, Draco Meteor, Psycho Boost, Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn, Hydro Cannon, Last Resort, Meteor Mash, Brine, Scald, Psystrike, Doom Desire, Weather Ball (Fire), Weather Ball (Ice), Weather Ball (Water), Skull Bash, Acid Spray, Earth Power, Crabhammer, Lunge, Octazooka, Mirror Shot, Superpower, Fell Stinger, Leaf Tornado, Shadow Bone, Muddy Water, Blaze Kick, Power-Up Punch, Giga Impact, Synchronoise, Sacred Sword, Flying Press, Aura Sphere, Payback, Rock Wrecker, Aeroblast, Techno Blast (Normal), Techno Blast (Fire), Techno Blast (Ice), Techno Blast (Water), Techno Blast (Electric), Fly, V-create, Tri Attack
  • In Pokémon GO, Smeargle only spawns after photobombing a Pokémon while taking its picture with the AR Camera.
    • Outside of special events, there is a 10% chance of a Smeargle photobomb for each session with the AR Camera, up to one photobomb per day.
  • Smeargle will know the same moves as the Pokémon it photobombed, if possible.
    • If the Pokémon knows two Charged Attacks, Smeargle will learn the one in the first slot.
    • If that Pokémon knows a move Smeargle cannot learn, Smeargle will have a random move instead.
  • Smeargle cannot learn a second Charged Attack, even if the photobombed Pokémon has one.
  • Smeargle cannot use a TM or an Elite TM to change its moves.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Smeargle
 Normal 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Smeargle images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

 
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 by leveling up 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.
  • Because it's only ever capable of learning Sketch by level up, and being unable to learn any TM or HM move, Smeargle has both the smallest and the largest move pool out of any 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
  Japanese ドーブル Doble From dog, doodle, dabble, and doble
  French Queulorior From queue and colorier
  Spanish Smeargle Same as English name
  German Farbeagle From Farbe and beagle
  Italian Smeargle Same as English name
  Korean 루브도 Rubeudo From Louvre as in Musée du Louvre, dog, and 도 (圖) to, meaning "a picture"
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 圖圖犬 / 图图犬 Tútúquǎn Literally "Drawing dog", referring to its ability to paint


External links


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