Competitive Information for Smeargle [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Smeargle smeargle
Base Stats for Smeargle

Normal

Abilities:
Own TempoOwn Tempo: This Pokemon cannot be confused.
,
TechnicianTechnician: This Pokemon's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. Includes Struggle.
,
MoodyMoody: Raises a random stat by 2 and lowers another stat by 1 at the end of each turn.


Evolutions / Family:
Smeargle

Weakness Chart for Normal-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
  
2x
  
  
0x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Smeargle? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Smeargle in Pokemon Black/White:

LiepardMewGarchompDittoAbomasnowPorygon-ZCharizardTogekissBisharpSwellowLucario


Smeargle is a marvelous Normal-typed Pokemon. It's frequent to find yourself dealing with Smeargle when battling in the 5th generation meta. Smeargle's only type-related weakness is Fighting.


Species: Smeargle
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- False Swipe
- Spore
- Sketch
- Sleep Talk

Physical Sweeper Smeargle (Technician)

Smeargle is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Smeargle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Smeargle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Technician, Smeargle's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle.

False Swipe is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Normal-type move (always leaves the target with at least 1 hp).
Spore is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).
Sketch is a status move (permanently copies the last move target used).
Sleep Talk is a status move (Smeargle must be asleep. uses another known move).




Species: Smeargle
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Spore
- Sketch
- Sleep Talk
- Mean Look

Special Sweeper Smeargle (Technician)

Smeargle is a marvelous Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Smeargle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Smeargle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Technician, Smeargle's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle.

Spore is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).
Sketch is a status move (permanently copies the last move target used).
Sleep Talk is a status move (Smeargle must be asleep. uses another known move).
Mean Look is a status move (prevents the target from switching out).

Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Smeargle? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Smeargle in Pokemon Black/White:

LiepardMewGarchompDittoAbomasnowPorygon-ZCharizardTogekissBisharpSwellowLucario


Species: Smeargle
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- False Swipe
- Spore
- Sketch
- Sleep Talk

Doubles Physical Sweeper Smeargle (Technician)

Smeargle is a notable Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Smeargle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Smeargle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Technician, Smeargle's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle.

False Swipe is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Normal-type move (always leaves the target with at least 1 hp).
Spore is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).
Sketch is a status move (permanently copies the last move target used).
Sleep Talk is a status move (Smeargle must be asleep. uses another known move).




Species: Smeargle
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Spore
- Sketch
- Sleep Talk
- Mean Look

Doubles Special Sweeper Smeargle (Technician)

Smeargle is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Smeargle from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Smeargle's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Technician, Smeargle's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle.

Spore is a status move (causes the target to fall asleep).
Sketch is a status move (permanently copies the last move target used).
Sleep Talk is a status move (Smeargle must be asleep. uses another known move).
Mean Look is a status move (prevents the target from switching out).

Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Smeargle learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Odor Sleuth
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Sketch
--
--
1
Permanently copies the last move target used.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spore
--
100%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Smeargle can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Smeargle

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