Smeargle is a Normal type Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon. 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 Pokemon games except for Chatter, Struggle, and Shadow moves. As a result of this, it can pass on any Egg Move to Pokemon in the Field Egg Group. Take a look below for 27 awesome and interesting facts about Smeargle.
1. Smeargle is a bipedal, beagle like Pokemon with white and brown fur.
2. It has a long tail with an end resembling a paintbrush.
3. 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.
4. Sprites from the games depict green, brown, and red, while the anime also shows yellow and blue.
5. Smeargle has a footprint on its back that is the same color as the tip of the tail.
6. Smeargle also has a round structure on its head with a point that resembles a beret.
7. It has floppy, brown ears and a brown collar on its neck.
8. The rings encircling Smeargle’s eyes are also brown, as are Smeargle’s eyelids.
9. Its arms have two brown bands, and its legs have only one.
10. Each of its limbs have three digits.
11. Smeargle will use the paint to mark its territory. It can also use its signature move, Sketch, to copy moves from other Pokémon.
12. Smeargle is often found in urban areas.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Smeargle is able to Sketch Hyperspace Fury, but the move will always fail when used by Pokémon other than Hoopa Unbound.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. Smeargle is the only Pokémon capable of learning the same move 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.
19. In the anime, Smeargle have been seen with different colored-tipped tails.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. Smeargle appears to be based on a beagle and a painter.
24. Smeargle may be a combination of smear and beagle.
25. Smeargle debuted in Pikachu & Pichu as part of the Pichu Brothers Posse. It also appeared in other episodes of Pokémon Chronicles.
26. Three Smeargle made their main series debut in The Art of Pokémon, under the ownership of Jack Pollockson. They were vandalizing the town of Whitestone in an effort to spread Pollockson’s art, subsequently becoming targeted by Team Rocket.
27. A Smeargle appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!, being the companion of a detective named Laki in a television show. Pictures of the Smeargle plaster the walls of the Alola TV television studio. It reappeared in Partner Promises! on the television. It physically reappeared in A Mission of Ultra Urgency! and Bright Lights, Big Changes!.