Essentials

Growl

Normal status

Generation 1

Summary

Lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
100%
PP
40, up to 64 with PP Up PP Up
Target
All opponents
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Flags

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Reduces the foe's ATTACK.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Growls cutely to reduce the foe’s ATTACK.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The user growls in a cute way, making the foe lower its ATTACK stat.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user growls in an endearing way, making the foe less wary. The target’s Attack stat is lowered.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user growls in an endearing way, making the opposing team less wary. The foes’ Attack stats are lowered.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stats.

Foreign Names

Japanese
なきごえ (nakigoe)
Korean
울음소리
French
Rugissement
German
Heuler
Spanish
Gruñido
Italian
Ruggito
Czech
Zavrčení

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
The appeal works great if performed last.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Growl.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Play Nice Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy status 30 100% 1

Lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

Pokémon

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
4 4 3 3 3 3 3 Bulbasaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
45 49 49 65 65 45 318
Ivysaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
60 62 63 80 80 60 405
Venusaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
80 82 83 100 100 80 525
Venusaur Mega Venusaur Grass Poison Thick Fat ⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
80 100 123 122 120 80 625
Charmander Fire Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Charmeleon Fire Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
58 64 58 80 65 80 405
Charizard Fire Flying Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Charizard Mega Charizard X Fire Dragon Tough Claws ⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
78 130 111 130 85 100 634
Charizard Mega Charizard Y Fire Flying Drought ⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
78 104 78 159 115 100 634
Spearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
Fearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
5 Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Raichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
60 90 55 90 80 110 485
Nidoran♀ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Monster
Field
55 47 52 40 40 41 275
Nidorina Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Undiscovered 70 62 67 55 55 56 365
Clefairy Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 70 45 48 60 65 35 323
15 15 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 Diglett Ground Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 10 55 25 35 45 95 265
Dugtrio Ground Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
Meowth Normal Pickup
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
Persian Normal Limber
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
35 35 4 5 7 Ponyta Fire Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Field 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
Rapidash Fire Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body
½ male, ½ female Field 65 100 70 80 80 105 500
27 27 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 Slowpoke Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
90 65 65 40 40 15 315
27 27 Slowbro Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
95 75 110 100 80 30 490
6 6 6 6 5 5 5 Slowking Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
95 75 80 100 110 30 490
20 20 Doduo Normal Flying Run Away
Early Bird
Tangled Feet
½ male, ½ female Flying 35 85 45 35 35 75 310
Dodrio Normal Flying Run Away
Early Bird
Tangled Feet
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 110 70 60 60 100 460
30 30 5 9 3 3 3 3 3 Seel Water Thick Fat
Hydration
Ice Body
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
65 45 55 45 70 45 325
Dewgong Water Ice Thick Fat
Hydration
Ice Body
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
90 70 80 70 95 70 475
Cubone Ground Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
Marowak Ground Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor
½ male, ½ female Monster 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
30 30 5 Chansey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
4 Blissey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
130 85 80 85 95 60 535
16 16 16 15 15 15 9 Eevee Normal Run Away
Adaptability
Anticipation
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
Chikorita Grass Overgrow
Leaf Guard
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
45 49 65 49 65 45 318
Bayleef Grass Overgrow
Leaf Guard
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
60 62 80 63 80 60 405
Meganium Grass Overgrow
Leaf Guard
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
80 82 100 83 100 80 525
Hoothoot Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
Noctowl Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
Togepi Fairy Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
Togetic Fairy Flying Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Fairy
55 40 85 80 105 40 405
5 5 5 Mareep Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
55 40 40 65 45 35 280
Flaaffy Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
70 55 55 80 60 45 365
Ampharos Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 75 85 115 90 55 510
Ampharos Mega Ampharos Electric Dragon Mold Breaker ½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 95 105 165 110 45 610
Misdreavus Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
Mismagius Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 105 105 105 495
Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus
Early Bird
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
Phanpy Ground Pickup
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Field 90 60 60 40 40 40 330
Donphan Ground Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Field 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
4 4 3 3 3 3 3 Miltank Normal Thick Fat
Scrappy
Sap Sipper
always female Field 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Torchic Fire Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
Combusken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Blaziken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Blaziken Mega Blaziken Fire Fighting Speed Boost ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 160 80 130 80 100 630
Mudkip Water Torrent
Damp
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
50 70 50 50 50 40 310
Marshtomp Water Ground Torrent
Damp
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
70 85 70 60 70 50 405
Swampert Water Ground Torrent
Damp
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
100 110 90 85 90 60 535
Zigzagoon Normal Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Field 38 30 41 30 41 60 240
Linoone Normal Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Field 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
3 3 3 3 3 3 Lotad Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
40 30 30 40 50 30 220
3 3 3 3 3 3 Lombre Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
60 50 50 60 70 50 340
Ludicolo Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
80 70 70 90 100 70 480
Taillow Normal Flying Guts
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 55 30 30 30 85 270
Swellow Normal Flying Guts
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 60 50 50 125 430
Wingull Water Flying Keen Eye
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Flying
40 30 30 55 30 85 270
Pelipper Water Flying Keen Eye
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Flying
60 50 100 85 70 65 430
Ralts Psychic Fairy Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 28 25 25 45 35 40 198
Kirlia Psychic Fairy Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 38 35 35 65 55 50 278
Gardevoir Psychic Fairy Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 68 65 65 125 115 80 518
Gardevoir Mega Gardevoir Psychic Fairy Pixilate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 68 85 65 165 135 100 618
Skitty Normal Cute Charm
Normalize
Wonder Skin
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Delcatty Normal Cute Charm
Normalize
Wonder Skin
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
70 65 65 55 55 70 380
Mawile Steel Fairy Hyper Cutter
Intimidate
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Mawile Mega Mawile Steel Fairy Huge Power ½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 105 125 55 95 50 480
Plusle Electric Plus
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
Minun Electric Minus
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
5 4 4 4 4 4 Wailmer Water Water Veil
Oblivious
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Field
Water 2
130 70 35 70 35 60 400
Wailord Water Water Veil
Oblivious
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Field
Water 2
170 90 45 90 45 60 500
Numel Fire Ground Oblivious
Simple
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 40 65 45 35 305
Camerupt Fire Ground Magma Armor
Solid Rock
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
Swablu Normal Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
45 40 60 40 75 50 310
Altaria Dragon Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
75 70 90 70 105 80 490
6 6 6 6 6 Chingling Psychic Levitate ½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 45 30 50 65 50 45 285
6 6 6 6 6 6 Chimecho Psychic Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
Spheal Ice Water Thick Fat
Ice Body
Oblivious
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
70 40 50 55 50 25 290
Sealeo Ice Water Thick Fat
Ice Body
Oblivious
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
90 60 70 75 70 45 410
Walrein Ice Water Thick Fat
Ice Body
Oblivious
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
110 80 90 95 90 65 530
4 4 4 4 4 Piplup Water Torrent
Defiant
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Field
53 51 53 61 56 40 314
Prinplup Water Torrent
Defiant
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Field
64 66 68 81 76 50 405
Empoleon Water Steel Torrent
Defiant
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Field
84 86 88 111 101 60 530
Starly Normal Flying Keen Eye
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
Staravia Normal Flying Intimidate
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Flying 55 75 50 40 40 80 340
Staraptor Normal Flying Intimidate
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Flying 85 120 70 50 60 100 485
5 5 5 5 5 Bidoof Normal Simple
Unaware
Moody
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
59 45 40 35 40 31 250
Bibarel Normal Water Simple
Unaware
Moody
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
79 85 60 55 60 71 410
Kricketot Bug Shed Skin
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 37 25 41 25 41 25 194
Kricketune Bug Swarm
Technician
½ male, ½ female Bug 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
Pachirisu Electric Run Away
Pickup
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
60 45 70 45 90 95 405
4 4 Buizel Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
55 65 35 60 30 85 330
Floatzel Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
85 105 55 85 50 115 495
8 8 8 8 8 Glameow Normal Limber
Own Tempo
Keen Eye
¼ male, ¾ female Field 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
Purugly Normal Thick Fat
Own Tempo
Defiant
¼ male, ¾ female Field 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
5 5 5 5 5 Chatot Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 76 65 45 92 42 91 411
3 3 3 Purrloin Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Liepard Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
4 4 4 Pidove Normal Flying Big Pecks
Super Luck
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Flying 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
Tranquill Normal Flying Big Pecks
Super Luck
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Flying 62 77 62 50 42 65 358
Unfezant Normal Flying Big Pecks
Super Luck
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Flying 80 115 80 65 55 93 488
Audino Normal Healer
Regenerator
Klutz
½ male, ½ female Fairy 103 60 86 60 86 50 445
Tympole Water Swift Swim
Hydration
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 1 50 50 40 50 40 64 294
Palpitoad Water Ground Swift Swim
Hydration
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 1 75 65 55 65 55 69 384
Seismitoad Water Ground Swift Swim
Poison Touch
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 1 105 95 75 85 75 74 509
3 3 Minccino Normal Cute Charm
Technician
Skill Link
¼ male, ¾ female Field 55 50 40 40 40 75 300
4 4 4 Deerling Normal Grass Chlorophyll
Sap Sipper
Serene Grace
½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
Sawsbuck Normal Grass Chlorophyll
Sap Sipper
Serene Grace
½ male, ½ female Field 80 100 70 60 70 95 475
4 4 4 Elgyem Psychic Telepathy
Synchronize
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 55 55 55 85 55 30 335
Beheeyem Psychic Telepathy
Synchronize
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 75 75 75 125 95 40 485
5 5 Cubchoo Ice Snow Cloak
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 40 60 40 40 305
Beartic Ice Snow Cloak
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Field 95 110 80 70 80 50 485
Chespin Grass Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 56 61 65 48 45 38 313
Quilladin Grass Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 61 78 95 56 58 57 405
Chesnaught Grass Fighting Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 88 107 122 74 75 64 530
Froakie Water Torrent
Protean
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1 41 56 40 62 44 71 314
Frogadier Water Torrent
Protean
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1 54 63 52 83 56 97 405
Greninja Water Dark Torrent
Protean
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1 72 95 67 103 71 122 530
Fletchling Normal Flying Big Pecks
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 45 50 43 40 38 62 278
Fletchinder Fire Flying Flame Body
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 62 73 55 56 52 84 382
Talonflame Fire Flying Flame Body
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 78 81 71 74 69 126 499
Furfrou Normal Fur Coat ½ male, ½ female Field 75 80 60 65 90 102 472
Amaura Rock Ice Refrigerate
Snow Warning
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 77 59 50 67 63 46 362
Aurorus Rock Ice Refrigerate
Snow Warning
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 123 77 72 99 92 58 521
Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• Hoppip Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
35 35 40 35 55 50 250

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