Smokescreen (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Smokescreen lowers the target's Accuracy by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each. Pokémon with the abilities Keen Eye, Clear Body or White Smoke cannot have their accuracy reduced.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as SmokeScreen.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Smokescreen turns into Z-Smokescreen and raises Evasiveness one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Lowers the foe's accuracy.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Lowers the foe’s accuracy using smoke, ink, etc.
FireRed/LeafGreen An obscuring cloud of smoke or ink reduces the foe’s accuracy.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink. It reduces the foe’s accuracy.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink. It reduces the target’s accuracy.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink. This lowers the target’s accuracy.
Sun/Moon The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink. This lowers the target’s accuracy.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Smokescreen at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Level 10
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 10
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 10
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Level 7
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Level 1
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Level 7
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
Level 5
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Level 1
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Level 5
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Level 8
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 6
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
Level 1
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
Level 6
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 1
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 6
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 5
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Level 8
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 15
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 14
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 14
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 1
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 8
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
Level 18
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
Level 20
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 20
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 1
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Smokescreen as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
Amorphous
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Amorphous
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
Field, Monster
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
Field, Monster
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Field, Monster
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Amorphous