Smokescreen (move)

Smokescreen
えんまく Smokescreen
Smokescreen IX.png
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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.

Generations I to II

In the Generation I and II core series games, when an in-game opponent outside of the Battle Tower uses Smokescreen, the move has a 25% chance to fail.

Generation III onwards

Smokescreen can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 3 bonus appeal points if Smog was used in the previous 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
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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
0004     Monster Dragon - 13 13RSE
19FRLG
10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8
0005     Monster Dragon - 13 13RSE
20FRLG
10 10 10 10 1, 9 1 1 1
0006    
 
Monster Dragon - 1, 13 1, 13RSE
20FRLG
1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 10 1, 9 1 1 1
0109     Amorphous Amorphous 37 25 25 10 10BW
7B2W2
7 7 - 8 8 8
0110     Amorphous Amorphous 39 25 25 1, 10 1, 10BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7 1, 7 - 1 1 1
0110  
Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
0116     Water 1 Dragon 19 8 8 4 4 4XY
5ORAS
5 6 5 5 5
0117     Water 1 Dragon 1, 19 1, 8 1, 8 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 1, 6 1 1 1
0126     Human-Like Human-Like 48 25 25 10 11BW
8B2W2
8 8 11 1 1 1
0155     Field Field 6 6 4DPPt
6HGSS
6 6 6 6 6
0156     Field Field 1, 6 1, 6 1, 4DPPt
1, 6HGSS
1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1
0157     Field Field 1, 6 1, 6 1, 4DPPt
1, 6HGSS
1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0230    
 
Water 1 Dragon 1, 8 1, 8 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 1 1 1
0240     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 25 25 10 10BW
8B2W2
8 8 8 8 8
0244     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - 1 1 1
0324     Field Field 14 20 20 20XY
15ORAS
15 12 12 12
0434    
 
Field Field 15DP
14PtHGSS
14 14 13 6 6 6
0435    
 
Field Field 15DP
14PtHGSS
14 14 13 1 1 1
0467     Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 1, 11BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8 1, 8 1 1 1
0656     Water 1 Water 1 18 18 18
0657     Water 1 Water 1 20 19 19
0658  
Greninja
All available forms
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 20 19 19
0690    
 
Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1
0691    
 
Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1
0837     Mineral Mineral 1 1
0838    
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1
0839    
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1
0850    
 
Bug Bug 1
0851    
 
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0218     Amorphous Amorphous
0293     Monster Field
0442    
 
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.


Special move

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0218     Amorphous Amorphous Wild Tera Pokémon - Infernal PassSVTM
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 the Rescue Team, Explorers and Adventure Sqaud series, Smokescreen inflicts the Whiffer status condition on the enemy. Under the Whiffer status, the opposing Pokémon will always miss with any attack; even moves like Aerial Ace will miss, although the regular attack will still hit if the user has the Sure-Hit Attacker IQ skill. This move is affected by Magic Coat.

From Gates to Infinity onward, Smokescreen instead decreases the target's accuracy by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 10 - 100% - Front Enemy Yes
MDTDS - - 10 - 100% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL - - 10 - 100% - Front Enemy Yes
SMD - - 20 40 70% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Smokescreen could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Smokescreen could be seen as a move used by Boss Charmeleon.

  Smokescreen
Charge time 0.98 seconds
Range type Arc (wide)
Target Enemy
Additional effect None

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Smokescreen is Greninja's second move. It is obtained by evolving into Frogadier at level 5 and upgrading Substitute into it instead of Double Team. The user becomes invisible, leaving behind a cloud of smoke while dashing and gaining bonus movement speed. The user's next attack is boosted and additionally deals bonus damage. The user is unstoppable while dashing. At level 13, this also increases the user's Attack by 20% for a short while after using.

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

Main series

 
Horsea
 
Weezing
 
Quilava
 
Greninja
The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink to elude its foes.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Koffing releases thick dark green smoke from the holes covering its body.
James's Koffing Pokémon Emergency! Debut
  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 releases purple ink from its mouth.
Misty's Horsea The Misty Mermaid None
  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 releases dark purple ink from its mouth.
Molly's Kingdra Spell of the Unown: Entei None
Christopher's Kingdra Dueling Heroes None
  Magby releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Anthony's Magby You Said a Mouthful! None
  Quilava releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Dawn's Quilava Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure! None
  Frogadier releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Sanpei's Frogadier A Rush of Ninja Wisdom None
  Greninja releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Sanpei's Greninja A Stealthy Challenge! None
  Skuntank releases a thick black smoke from its mouth.
Jupiter's Skuntank The Arceus Chronicles (Part 3) None


Pokémon Evolutions

 
Skuntank
 
Weezing and Koffing
The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink to elude its foes.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Skuntank releases a thick black smoke from the tip of its tail, blinding the opponent.
Jupiter's Skuntank The Rival Debut
  Weezing releases a cloud of gray smoke from the holes on its body.
A Trainer's Weezing The Show None
  Koffing releases a cloud of gray smoke from the holes on its body.
A Trainer's Koffing The Show 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*
Portuguese   Brazil Cortina de Fumaça (games, 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.