Smokescreen (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status 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.

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 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 level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 10
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 10
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 7
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 7
Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 4
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 4
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Level 11
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 6
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Level 1
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 1
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
Magby
#240 / Fire
Level 8
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 20
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 14
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 14
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 1
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 18
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 20
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 20
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 1
Dragalge
#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.

Slugma
#218 / Fire
Amorphous
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Amorphous
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Monster, Field
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Monster, Field
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Monster, Field
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Amorphous