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3ds fc: 3926 6866-2593 ign (XY) Nelliel, fighting: Sawk Machoke Tyrogue. polar pattern Vivillion, ign sun: Nelliel
2ds FC is 4485-2497-2628 with bermite, delibird, cloyster
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FEAR is a gimmick and not viable.
Whoever's writing this POTW, please make it perfectly clear how Smeargle's usefulness is dependent on the format. It's pretty horrible in the upper tiers of Smogon Singles because it's super easy to take advantage of, plus it's outclassed by other suicide leads that don't cry if the opponent has a Mega Sableye or Mega Diancie. The Baton Pass nerfs also killed its only good set for OU.
Originally Posted by mtndrew24
Last edited by Divine Retribution; 18th August 2016 at 12:57 PM.
4 HP/252 Def/ 252 Speed
This was the set i used in VGC and it worked really well for me, however there were occasions where I could become serious taunt bait if I didn't predict right. I teamed Smeargle up with my Xerneas and it would support it with Tailwind and or Dark Void, I could also help peel out more damage by either transforming into my opponent's Pokémon or whomever my partnering Pokémon is at the time (Xerneas, Kanghaskan...) Making it even more of a pain in the neck to deal with. (Example: Think two Xerneas, both managing to pull off a Geomancy boost...scary sight). Spiky Shield is also there, I chose this over King Shield as it made me immune to taunt, the possible damage to physical attackers is cool too.