Smokescreen (move)

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Smokescreen
Japanese えんまく (Enmaku)
German Rauchwolke
French Brouillard
Italian Muro di Fumo
Spanish Pantalla Humo

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 10
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 10
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 10
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 7
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 1
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 7
Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 5
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 1
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 5
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Level 8
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 6
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Level 1
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Level 6
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 1
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 6
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 5
Magby
#240 / Fire
Level 8
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 15
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 13
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 13
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 1
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 8
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 18
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 19
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 19
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.