==General== Smeargle has the biggest movepool in the game, letting it use many techniques, and making it a very high threat. Considering you can never know what it will do, you must be careful in beating it. All its stats are very low, the highest being a base 75 speed. Its low attack stats, both being 20, means it is not a great offensive pokemon. ==F.E.A.R.== Smeargle (F) @ Focus Sash Trait: Own Tempo EVs: 116 Atk Hardy Nature - Endeavor - Spore - ExtremeSpeed - Magic Coat / Protect Set Comments: -People never know what smeargle may do, and common fear pokemon are Aron, ratata and even sometimes Spheal. Smeargle is unexpected, and people assume it will spore, shell smash and attempt to kill. -When up against another status inflictor magic coat will bounce it back, so pokemon such as breloom can be killed. -Make sure to make this level 1. -Ghosts love to play with this. -Most people are scared and will try to kill this, leaving a free spore, then endeavor, then extreme speed. -Never endeavor before spore. -Yiu can use protect. ==Metal Burst== Smeargle (F) @ Focus Sash Trait: Own Tempo EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Metal Burst - ExtremeSpeed - Protect - Shadow Sneak Set Comments: While F.E.A.R. is effective against all out attackers, it can be stoppped short by many things. -Use protect to keep the sash. -Although metal burst is NFE against steels which can be a problem. -Extreme Speed and Shadow Sneak are priority. ==Other Options== -Dragon rage for pokemon with leftovers etc. -Toxic, Spore, Leech Seed, Substitute, will-o-wisp all exist but its hard to make use of them with the terrible stats smeargle has. ==Checks & Counters== -Ghost pokemon can usually beat F.E.A.R. -Status inflictors usually win. -Faster pokemon with substitute. -Any pokemon that can induce hail or sand. -If not running protect, fake out users like Infernape, Ambipom or even the odd Hariyama kill it.