Smeargle

Smeargle, The Painter Pokémon. A fluid oozes from it's Tail. It paints fluid everywhere with it to mark it's territory. When it's an adult, it allows it's comrades paint footprints on it's back. The colour for the fluid on it's tail is different for each Smeargle and pre-determined at birth. Over 5,000 different Smeargle marks have been found

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Smeargle would have to be this:

Attacks:

Spore
Agility
Baton Pass
Spider Web

Items Attached:

Quick Claw

Preferred Nature:

Timid

Strategy Using Smeargle

Well, did you miss Sir Chris? Well I am back from computer problems to give you advice on Smeargle! Poor smeargle, such an underpowered yet useful pokemon in G/S/C, now nothing more than Ninjask's and the more speedy metagame's whipping boy. I never did like the pokemon too much to be honest, always annoyed me. Later on I found ways to easily pick it apart, and how to use it to my advantage. This set is old school G/S/C, harks back to the golden age for our beloved Smeargle. You trap, you sleep, you raise speed, you go to a sweeper and kick some tail, that is basically how it went in G/S/C, and how you want it to go in R/S. Sad to say things won't always go your way. While the game of G/S/C was about defense and team tactics, r/s is about speed and a sweeper mentality, neither of those does smeargle like to do, and is unable to do without much assistance. In the age of a baton passer who can actually attack and give out stat boosts, Smeargle has become saddenly second rate. Anything that is faster than it and plans on attacking it is going to give Smeargle a world of pain, and more times than not, death. This is just another case of a G/S/C great being crippled by the times.

Addition by Serebii: Alternatively, you could replace one of the attacks, probably Spore, with Perish Song or Destiny Bond and with Spider Web, they will be unable to escape and will faint. If Smeargle's gonna go down, you might aswell take up to 3 Pokémon with it

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Speed for Smeargle with any remaining in Special Defense & Defense

Strategy Against Smeargle

Smeargle isn't that fast, its defenses (and attacks for that matter) are horrible. So if you haven't figured it out yet, just outspeed it hit it with any sort of attack. Earthquake? Dead. Psychic? Dead. Meteor Mash? Dead 3 times over. The point is, if you aren't spored by smeargle then smeargle is a dead pokemon, period. Your attack stat would have to be more or less on pr with a chansey's to not do a horriffic amount of damage to it. Just attack, you can NOT lose, promise. Unless you use a ghost ove, that's bad.

Contest Moveset

Before I start, let me just say that Smeargle can learn any attack so any Contest sets in Pokemon of the Day will work on it. Due to this we have done a Smeargle Set for Each Contest Type

This Moveset for Smeargle would have to be this for the Beauty Contest best with Modest, Mild, Rash or Quiet Nature:

Attacks:

Rain Dance
Hail
Blizzard
Surf

Items Attached:

Blue Scarf

Strategy Using Smeargle

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Hail, 2nd - Blizzard, 3rd - Rain dance, 4th - Surf, 5th - Blizzard

This Moveset for Smeargle would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:

Attacks:

Calm Mind
Shadow Ball
Psychic
Shadow Punch

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Smeargle

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Shadow punch, 2nd - Calm mind, 3rd - Psychic, 4th - Shadow ball, 5th - Shadow Punch

This Moveset for Smeargle would have to be this for the Cool Contest best with Lonely, Adament, Naughty or Brave Nature:

Attacks:

Hyper Beam
Brick Break
Rain Dance
Thunderbolt

Items Attached:

Red Scarf

Strategy Using Smeargle

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Rain dance, 2nd - Thunderbolt, 3rd Brick break, 4th - Thunderbolt, 5th - Hyper beam

This Moveset for Smeargle would have to be this for the Tough Contest best with Impish, Lax, Relaxed or Bold Nature:

Attacks:

Earthquake
Harden
Tackle
Sandstorm

Items Attached:

Yellow Scarf

Strategy Using Smeargle

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Harden, 2nd - Tackle, 3rd - Sandstorm, 4th Earthquake, 5th - Tackle

This Moveset for Smeargle would have to be this for the Cute Contest best with Timid, Hasty, Jolly or Naive Nature:

Attacks:

Rest
Sleep Talk
Snore
Attract

Items Attached:

Pink Scarf

Strategy Using Smeargle

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Rest, 2nd - Sleep talk, 3rd - Rest, 4th - Snore, 5th - Attract

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire

Trade from C/FR/LG

Colosseum

Snagged from Snagem Biden in the Snagem Hideout

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Transformation Cave

Animé Appearences

Smeargle has had a couple of Animé Appearences. Mostly in Millennium Town, it always helped the Pichu Bros. Possé with whatever they needed. After that, it was in White Town and kept vandalising buildings with it's Paintings

Short 3: Pikachu & Pichu!
Episode 199: The Art of Pokémon!
Episode 289: All Things Bright and Beautifly!
Episode 291: Gonna Rule The School!
Special 11: Calling Great Detective Meowth!
Pichu Bros. Party Panic!

 
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