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Its stats look bad, is it any good?

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The fact that it can learn almost every move (besides chatter and struggle) is a huge benefit for smeargle. Although, you are correct in saying that its stats look bad. The most common thing people run with smeargle in OU is a focus sash'd set with hazards and a sleep move. Here is a very common set you'll find for smeargle:

Smeargle @ Focus Sash
Ability: Own Tempo
EVs: 96 HP / 120 Def / 40 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Sticky Web
- Stealth Rock
- Spore
- Magic Coat

Spore is sometimes replaced with dark void so it can put grass types to sleep and overcoat users. If your team already has stealth rock, it might be helpful to replace it with spikes/toxic spikes instead. Magic Coat can really be replaced with any move, it is generally there as a filler move.

Another common smeargle set you'll see in other tiers such as ubers:

Smeargle @ Focus Sash
Ability: Own Tempo
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Shell Smash
- Baton Pass
- Spore
- Iron Head

The only reason why this set is more common in ubers is because the use of shell smash and baton pass is banned in all tiers below ubers, where hazard stacking smeargle is more common. Own Tempo is also used more often in ubers and OU because of the Moody clause, which as the name implies, bans the ability Moody.

Most people won't run an offensive smeargle due to its extremely low attack and special attack stats, which at level 100, only hits a maximum of 152. You would have to use boosting moves such as Swords Dance, Shift Gear, or Tail Glow to boost its power, but it would already be 2HKO'd by then because of Smeargle's also very bad defense stats.

Hope I helped!

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Let us not forget Spore can also be paired with the Lock-On & Sheer Cold double.
In wifi yes, not in smogon rules though
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Yes it can learn any move in the game and being a normal type it doesn't need any crazy battle combo here's am example
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Ability Own Tempo/Moody
Evs252speed 252Spdef 4Def
Ivs don't matter but max if possible or just speed defense and spdef
Spore/Dark Void
Sticky web/Protect
Any (Preferably set up move/Rapid spin)