Smokescreen (move)

Smokescreen
えんまく Smokescreen
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Shifts the judge's attention from others.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Smokescreen (Japanese: えんまく Smokescreen), formatted as SmokeScreen prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Smokescreen lowers the target's accuracy stat by one stage.

Smokescreen can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Smog was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Smokescreen, the user's evasiveness is raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Creates an obscuring cloud of smoke that reduces the enemy's accuracy.
GSC Lowers the foe's accuracy.
RSE Lowers the foe's accuracy using smoke, ink, etc.
FRLG An obscuring cloud of smoke or ink reduces the foe's accuracy.
Colo.XD Lowers target's accuracy using smoke, ink, etc.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink. It reduces the foe's accuracy.
BWB2W2 The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink. It reduces the target's accuracy.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink. This lowers the target's accuracy.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 13 13RSE
19FRLG
10 10 10 10SMUSUM
9PE
8
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon 13 13RSE
20FRLG
10 10 10 10SMUSUM
1, 9PE
1
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 1, 13 1, 13RSE
20FRLG
1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 10SMUSUM
1, 9PE
1
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous 37 25 25 10 10BW
7B2W2
7 7SMUSUM 8
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous 39 25 25 1, 10 1, 10BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7 1, 7SMUSUM 1
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon 19 8 8 4 4 4XY
5ORAS
5SMUSUM
6PE
5
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon 1, 19 1, 8 1, 8 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5SMUSUM
1, 6PE
1
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like 48 25 25 10 11BW
8B2W2
8 8SMUSUM
11PE
1
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field 6 6 4DPPt
6HGSS
6 6 6
156   Quilava
  Field Field 1, 6 1, 6 1, 4DPPt
1, 6HGSS
1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field 1, 6 1, 6 1, 4DPPt
1, 6HGSS
1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 1, 8 1, 8 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 1
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25 10 10BW
8B2W2
8 8 8
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
324   Torkoal
  Field Field 14 20 20 20XY
15ORAS
15 12
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field 15DP
14PtHGSS
14 14 13 6
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field 15DP
14PtHGSS
14 14 13 1
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 1, 11BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8 1
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1 18 18
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1 20 19
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 20 19
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1
837   Rolycoly
  Mineral Mineral 1
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 1
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous
293   Whismur
  Monster Field
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, SmokeScreen has 10PP and 100% accuracy. The user will target an enemy in front while cutting corners, giving them the Whiffer status. Under the Whiffer status, the opposing Pokémon will always miss with any attack; even moves like Faint Attack or Aerial Ace will miss. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and later, Smokescreen will only decrease the accuracy of the Pokémon that it was used on, just as it does in the main series games.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Whiffer status on the target, making it miss almost all of its attacks and moves.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Whiffer status condition. A Pokémon with the Whiffer status fails to deliver almost all of its moves.
BSL てきポケモンを からぶりじょうたいにかえる からぶりじょうたいになると こうげきや わざが ほとんど あたらない
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It lowers the enemy's accuracy.


In the anime

       
Horsea Weezing Quilava Greninja
The user releases thick smoke or ink from its mouth to elude its foes.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Koffing Koffing releases thick dark green smoke from the holes covering its body.
James's Koffing Pokémon Emergency! Debut
  Weezing Weezing releases thick gray or dark green smoke from the holes on its body or its mouths.
James's Weezing The Flame Pokémon-athon! None
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Weezing The Ultimate Test None
  Horsea Horsea releases purple ink from its mouth.
Misty's Horsea The Misty Mermaid None
  Cyndaquil Cyndaquil opens its mouth and releases thick black smoke from its mouth.
Ash's Cyndaquil Hot Matches! None
Dawn's Cyndaquil Gone With the Windworks! None
  Kingdra Kingdra releases dark purple ink from its mouth.
Molly's Kingdra Spell of the Unown: Entei None
Christopher's Kingdra Dueling Heroes None
  Magby Magby releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Anthony's Magby You Said a Mouthful! None
  Quilava Quilava releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Dawn's Quilava Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure! None
  Frogadier Frogadier releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Sanpei's Frogadier A Rush of Ninja Wisdom None
  Greninja Greninja releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Sanpei's Greninja A Stealthy Challenge! None


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 煙幕 Yīnmohk
Mandarin 煙幕 / 烟幕 Yānmù
  Czech Kouřová clona
  Danish Røgslør
  Dutch Rookgordijn
  Finnish Savuverho
  French Brouillard
  German Rauchwolke
  Greek Καπνογόνο Kapnogóno
  Indonesian Asap Hitam
Asap Tebal
Kabut Hitam
  Italian Muro di Fumo
  Korean 연막 Yeonmak
  Norwegian Røykteppe
  Polish Ściana Dymu*
Zasłona Dymna*
Smog*
Atak Dymem*
Dymny Atak*
Dymy*
Gęsty Dym*
Dymiąca Zasłona*
Gryzący Dym*
Gryząca Mgła*
Ekran Smogu*
Portuguese   Brazil Cortina de Fumaça (anime, TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Tela de Fumaça (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Cortina de Fumo
  Serbian Dimna zavesa
Spanish   Latin America Pantalla de Humo
  Spain Pantalla de Humo*
Pantallahumo*
  Swedish Rökridå
  Vietnamese Màn Khói



Variations of the move Flash
  FlashSmokescreenSand Attack


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.