Again, I'm not saying it's a bad Pokemon. I've got a couple different Smeargles I rotate in once in a while. This quote here is more how I feel:
Originally Posted by Fat soul_survivor
And Also i run feargle in trickroom. Heres a tip i find useful usimg smeargle. never bring him in as a lead. He's most threatning coming in as a l8 game dark void while tr is up.
Y'all may not remember VGC2008. I remember staying up nights discussing ways with another user to beat this freakin thing. It was the closest to an uber any non-uber Pokemon got at the time in Doubles, in my opinion. All I'm saying is, it's not as potent now as it was then. If the GBU existed in Gen IV, there be constant disconnections as people said "well, fuck" when Smeargle popped up in the opponent's vanguard. I've never heard of anyone despairing like that in the modern Doubles metagame. Now, I can certainly believe soul survivor's experience with Smeargle, though the only ones I've ever seen were front-row spammers.
441 D/Cs and counting, baby!
*Contrary to popular belief, this is not a compendium of people who disconnect on Wi-Fi. See: Seinfeld, "The Comeback."