Essentials

Sketch

Normal status

Generation 2

Summary

Permanently becomes the target's last used move.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
1, up to 1 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Permanently replaces itself with the target's last used move. If that move is Chatter or Struggle, this move will fail.

This move cannot be copied by Mimic or Mirror Move, nor selected by Assist or Metronome, nor forced by Encore.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Copies the foe's move permanently.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Copies the foe’s last move permanently.

FireRed, LeafGreen

This move copies the move last used by the foe, then disappears.

Generation 4
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.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

It enables the user to permanently learn the move last used by the target. Once used, Sketch disappears.

Generation 6
X, Y

It enables the user to permanently learn the move last used by the target. Once used, Sketch disappears.

Foreign Names

Italian
Schizzo
German
Nachahmer
Czech
Náčrt
Spanish
Esquema
French
Gribouille
Japanese
スケッチ (sukecchi)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Jam
Flavor text
Makes the appeal as good as the one before it.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn +3 if the Pokémon gets the lowest score.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Sketch.

Pokémon

Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Smeargle Normal Own Tempo
Technician
Moody
½ male, ½ female Field 55 20 35 20 45 75 250

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