posted 08-08-2001 06:14 AM
I haven't tested this yet, and I don't even know if it works. But has anyone tried this?
Encounter a Wild smeargle with a Ditto in your team. Make sure that ditto goes first and uses mimic. The wild smeargle will then sketch mimic. Take out Ditto out and send in a Shiny(red gyarados?), and the Wild Smeargle will transform into the shiny. If you caught the smeargle, will it be a shiny? I got this idea from the Blue Ditto trick.
btw, I know Shiny pokemon have bad stats, but the trick is worth a try if it nets you a free Shiny smeargle.