Sketch (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 1  (max. 1)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Permanently copies the opponent's last move.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Sketch
Japanese スケッチ (Sketch)
German Nachahmer
French Gribouille
Italian Schizzo
Spanish Esquema

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Copies the foe's move permanently.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Copies the foe’s last move permanently.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen This move copies the move last used by the foe, then disappears.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
It enables the user to learn a move used by the foe. Once used, the move Sketch disappears.
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver It enables the user to permanently learn the move last used by the foe. Once used, Sketch disappears.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
It enables the user to permanently learn the move last used by the target. Once used, Sketch disappears.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
It enables the user to permanently learn the move last used by the target. Once used, Sketch disappears.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
It enables the user to permanently learn the move last used by the target. Once used, Sketch disappears.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Sketch at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Smeargle
#235 / Normal
Level 1
Smeargle
#235 / Normal
Level 11
Smeargle
#235 / Normal
Level 21
Smeargle
#235 / Normal
Level 31
Smeargle
#235 / Normal
Level 41
Smeargle
#235 / Normal
Level 51
Smeargle
#235 / Normal
Level 61
Smeargle
#235 / Normal
Level 71
Smeargle
#235 / Normal
Level 81
Smeargle
#235 / Normal
Level 91