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Smeargle's Moves in PokemonGo

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Smeargle has a unique implementation in PokemonGo where it can copy most the majority of moves from other Pokemon via Photobombing
But Smeargle cant learn every move
Each time a new move is available in PokemonGo, People test if Smeargle can learn it.
In most cases they are disappointed.

This is because Smeargle has a hardcoded list of moves in the GAME_MASTER detailing what it can learn from mirroring other Pokemon.
This page outlines the moves that Smeargle can and cannot learn.

What moves CANT Smeargle Learn?

Lets start with moves Smeargle can not learn
I think thats what people will find more interesting
and finish with a list of the possible moves at the end.

Quick Moves Smeargle cannot learn

DOUBLE KICK
FAIRY WIND
MAGICAL LEAF
ROLLOUT
TRANSFORM

This page is dynamically generated, but we can comment on the moves likely never to be added

TRANSFORM is reserved for Ditto, obviously another unique Pokemon in the game
WATER GUN BLASTOISE is an unused move from when the game first launched, there is no Pokemon that uses this move (including Blastoise).

Quick moves is quite a short list compared to Charge moves...

Charge Moves Smeargle cannot learn

ACROBATICS
AEROBLAST PLUS
AEROBLAST PLUS PLUS
BRUTAL SWING
CRUSH CLAW
DRAIN PUNCH
FEATHER DANCE
FISSURE
FRUSTRATION
GIGA DRAIN
HEART STAMP
HORN DRILL
ICICLE SPEAR
LEAF STORM
LEECH LIFE
LUSTER PURGE
MEGA DRAIN
METEOR BEAM
MIST BALL
OBSTRUCT
ORIGIN PULSE
PARABOLIC CHARGE
PRECIPICE BLADES
PSYCHIC FANGS
RAZOR SHELL
REST
RETURN
SACRED FIRE
SACRED FIRE PLUS
SACRED FIRE PLUS PLUS
SEED FLARE
WEATHER BALL NORMAL
WEATHER BALL ROCK
WRAP GREEN
WRAP PINK

There are a lot of moves here, but most can be classified into 3 buckets
Signature Moves, Unreleased moves & Newly released moves.

Signature moves being special moves that only a certain species of Pokemon can lean, Like CRABHAMMER for Kingler or PRECIPICE BLADES for Groudon, tucked away under Niantics belt for a future release.
Un-released moves Moves found in the game that may be implemented in the future -
Newly Released moves moves that have been recently added to the game, but not manually added to the Smeargle list yet

Moves Smeargle CAN Learn in PokemonGo?

Below is the full list of moves Speargle can learn in PokemonGo
according to the GAME_MASTER file

FAST MOVES

TACKLE
FURY CUTTER
BUG BITE
BITE
SUCKER PUNCH
DRAGON BREATH
THUNDER SHOCK
SPARK
LOW KICK
KARATE CHOP
EMBER
WING ATTACK
PECK
LICK
SHADOW CLAW
VINE WHIP
RAZOR LEAF
MUD SHOT
ICE SHARD
FROST BREATH
QUICK ATTACK
SCRATCH
POUND
CUT
POISON JAB
ACID
PSYCHO CUT
ROCK THROW
METAL CLAW
BULLET PUNCH
WATER GUN
SPLASH
MUD SLAP
ZEN HEADBUTT
CONFUSION
POISON STING
BUBBLE
FEINT ATTACK
STEEL WING
FIRE FANG
ROCK SMASH
COUNTER
POWDER SNOW
CHARGE BEAM
VOLT SWITCH
DRAGON TAIL
AIR SLASH
INFESTATION
STRUGGLE BUG
ASTONISH
HEX
IRON TAIL
FIRE SPIN
BULLET SEED
EXTRASENSORY
SNARL
HIDDEN POWER
TAKE DOWN
WATERFALL
YAWN
PRESENT
SMACK DOWN
CHARM
LOCK ON
THUNDER FANG
ICE FANG
GUST
INCINERATE
CHARGE MOVES

WRAP
DARK PULSE
VICE GRIP
MEGAHORN
DIG
PSYBEAM
STONE EDGE
DISCHARGE
DRILL PECK
BLIZZARD
AERIAL ACE
PETAL BLIZZARD
POISON FANG
BUBBLE BEAM
LOW SWEEP
AQUA TAIL
PSYSHOCK
ROCK TOMB
POWER GEM
SHADOW PUNCH
SHADOW BALL
IRON HEAD
THUNDER
TWISTER
DRAGON CLAW
DRAINING KISS
MOONBLAST
CROSS POISON
SLUDGE WAVE
BONE CLUB
MUD BOMB
X SCISSOR
FLAME BURST
WATER PULSE
PSYCHIC
FIRE PUNCH
LEAF BLADE
AIR CUTTER
BRICK BREAK
HORN ATTACK
HYPER FANG
CLOSE COMBAT
FOCUS BLAST
WILD CHARGE
AVALANCHE
SKY ATTACK
ROCK BLAST
NIGHT SHADE
HEAVY SLAM
GRASS KNOT
FUTURESIGHT
OUTRAGE
FOUL PLAY
DRACO METEOR
FRENZY PLANT
HYDRO CANNON
METEOR MASH
SCALD
DOOM DESIRE
WEATHER BALL ICE
SKULL BASH
EARTH POWER
LUNGE
MIRROR SHOT
FELL STINGER
SHADOW BONE
BLAZE KICK
GIGA IMPACT
SACRED SWORD
AURA SPHERE
ROCK WRECKER
TECHNO BLAST NORMAL
TECHNO BLAST CHILL
TECHNO BLAST SHOCK
V CREATE
STRUGGLE
HYPER BEAM
SLUDGE
FLAME WHEEL
FLAMETHROWER
CROSS CHOP
EARTHQUAKE
ICE PUNCH
FLASH CANNON
ICE BEAM
HEAT WAVE
DRILL RUN
BUG BUZZ
NIGHT SLASH
SUBMISSION
AQUA JET
SEED BOMB
ANCIENT POWER
ROCK SLIDE
SHADOW SNEAK
OMINOUS WIND
MAGNET BOMB
THUNDER PUNCH
THUNDERBOLT
DRAGON PULSE
DISARMING VOICE
DAZZLING GLEAM
PLAY ROUGH
SLUDGE BOMB
GUNK SHOT
BULLDOZE
SIGNAL BEAM
FLAME CHARGE
FIRE BLAST
HYDRO PUMP
ICY WIND
SOLAR BEAM
POWER WHIP
HURRICANE
SWIFT
STOMP
BODY SLAM
DYNAMIC PUNCH
AURORA BEAM
ZAP CANNON
BRAVE BIRD
SAND TOMB
SILVER WIND
GYRO BALL
OVERHEAT
ENERGY BALL
MIRROR COAT
CRUNCH
SURF
PSYCHO BOOST
BLAST BURN
LAST RESORT
BRINE
PSYSTRIKE
WEATHER BALL FIRE
WEATHER BALL WATER
ACID SPRAY
CRABHAMMER
OCTAZOOKA
SUPER POWER
LEAF TORNADO
MUDDY WATER
POWER UP PUNCH
SYNCHRONOISE
FLYING PRESS
PAYBACK
AEROBLAST
TECHNO BLAST BURN
TECHNO BLAST WATER
FLY
TRI ATTACK

Smeargle FAQ

What happens if I try to Sketch (Photobomb) a move Smeargle cannot learn?

Smeargle will be randomly assigned a move from its allowed moves


What happened to the unused moves for BLASTOISE?

There are a bunch of moves in the game master called :
WATER GUN BLASTOISE
SCALD BLASTOISE
HYDRO PUMP BLASTOISE
These were removed from the list, as not even Blastoise learns these moves
These 3 moves have been unused since the game came out

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