Essentials

Houndoom

The Dark Pokémon

Houndoom

Dark Fire

Abilities

Early Bird

Makes sleep pass twice as quickly.

Flash Fire

Protects against Fire moves. Once one has been blocked, the Pokémon's own Fire moves inflict 1.5× damage until it leaves battle.

Hidden Ability

Unnerve

Prevents opposing Pokémon from eating held Berries.

Damage Taken

  • Bug 1
  • Dark ½
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 2
  • Fire ½
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost ½
  • Grass ½
  • Ground 2
  • Ice ½
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 0
  • Rock 2
  • Steel ½
  • Water 2

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 2
National
229
Original Johto
210 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Extended Sinnoh
177 Platinum
Updated Johto
215 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Coastal Kalos
76 X, Y

Names

Japanese
ヘルガー (herugaa)
Official roomaji
Hellgar
Korean
헬가
Chinese
黑魯加
French
Démolosse
German
Hundemon
Spanish
Houndoom
Italian
Houndoom

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Field
Hatch counter
20 Search:
Steps to hatch
5355 / 2805

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
175 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Special Attack
Capture rate
45 Search:
Base happiness
35 Search:
Growth rate
slow Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Houndour Houndoom Level up, starting at level 24

Houndoom Forms

  • Houndoom
  • Mega Houndoom

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
75
65.6 323 354
Attack
90
68.0 248 279
Defense
50
23.8 168 199
Special Attack
110
87.8 288 319
Special Defense
80
66.1 228 259
Speed
95
80.5 258 289
Total
500
72.3

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯✯✯
Power
★✯✯
Skill
★✯
Stamina
★✯✯☆
Jump
★★✯☆
Total
6/15/17

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The flames it breathes when angry contain toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.

Generation 6
X

Long ago, people imagined its eerie howls to be the call of the grim reaper.

Y

The flames it breathes when angry contain toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.

Sprites

Houndoom Houndoom Houndoom Houndoom
Houndoom Houndoom Houndoom Houndoom

Miscellany

Species
Dark Search:
Color
Black Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
rough terrain Search:
Footprint
Houndoom
Shape
Mensal Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Houndoom
14

4'7.1"
1.4 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Houndoom
350

77.2 lb
35.0 kg

Locations

Pearl Pearl

Pal Park

Area
Mountain
Score
70
Rate
20

Moves

Dark and Fire moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Special moves better suit Houndoom's higher Special Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Inferno Fire special 5 100 50%

Has a 100% chance to burn the target.

Nasty Plot Dark status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack by two stages.

Thunder Fang Electric physical 15 65 95%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target and a 10% chance to make the target flinch.

Leer Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

Ember Fire special 25 40 100%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

Howl Normal status 40

Raises the user's Attack by one stage.

Smog Poison special 20 30 70%

Has a 40% chance to poison the target.

7 4 4 4 4 Howl Normal status 40

Raises the user's Attack by one stage.

13 9 9 8 8 Smog Poison special 20 30 70%

Has a 40% chance to poison the target.

7 19 14 14 13 13 Roar Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

13 Smog Poison special 20 30 70%

Has a 40% chance to poison the target.

20 27 17 17 16 16 Bite Dark physical 25 60 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

35 22 22 20 20 Odor Sleuth Normal status 40

Forces the target to have no Evade, and allows it to be hit by Normal and Fighting moves even if it's a Ghost.

28 28 26 26 Beat Up Dark physical 10 * 100%

Hits once for every conscious Pokémon the trainer has.

32 32 30 30 Fire Fang Fire physical 15 65 95%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target and a 10% chance to make the target flinch.

30 43 38 38 35 35 Feint Attack Dark physical 20 60

Never misses.

44 44 41 41 Embargo Dark status 15 100%

Target cannot use held items.

45 45 Foul Play Dark physical 15 95 100%

Calculates damage with the target's attacking stat.

41 51 48 48 50 50 Flamethrower Fire special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

52 59 54 54 56 56 Crunch Dark physical 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

60 60 60 60 Nasty Plot Dark status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack by two stages.

65 65 Inferno Fire special 5 100 50%

Has a 100% chance to burn the target.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
Egg, learned by Houndour but not Houndoom
• • • • • • Beat Up Dark physical 10 * 100%

Hits once for every conscious Pokémon the trainer has.

• • • • • • Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

• Destiny Bond Ghost status 5

If the user faints this turn, the target automatically will, too.

• • • Feint Normal physical 10 30 100% 2

Hits through Protect and Detect.

• • • • Fire Fang Fire physical 15 65 95%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target and a 10% chance to make the target flinch.

• • • • • • Fire Spin Fire special 15 35 85%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

• • • • Nasty Plot Dark status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack by two stages.

• • • • Punishment Dark physical 5 * 100%

Power increases against targets with more raised stats, up to a maximum of 200.

• • • • • • Pursuit Dark physical 20 40 100%

Has double power against, and can hit, Pokémon attempting to switch out.

• • • • • • Rage Normal physical 20 20 100%

If the user is hit after using this move, its Attack rises by one stage.

• • • • • • Reversal Fighting physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

• • • • • • Spite Ghost status 10 100%

Lowers the PP of the target's last used move by 4.

• • Sucker Punch Dark physical 5 80 100% 1

Only works if the target is about to use a damaging move.

• • • • Thunder Fang Electric physical 15 65 95%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target and a 10% chance to make the target flinch.

• • • Will-O-Wisp Fire status 15 85%

Burns the target.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dark Pulse Dark special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Flamethrower Fire special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Foul Play Dark physical 15 95 100%

Calculates damage with the target's attacking stat.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Heat Wave Fire special 10 95 90%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Hyper Voice Normal special 10 90 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Nightmare Ghost status 15 100%

Target loses 1/4 its max HP every turn as long as it's asleep.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Role Play Psychic status 10

Copies the target's ability.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snatch Dark status 10 4

Steals the target's move, if it's self-targeted.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Spite Ghost status 10 100%

Lowers the PP of the target's last used move by 4.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sucker Punch Dark physical 5 80 100% 1

Only works if the target is about to use a damaging move.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Super Fang Normal physical 10 * 90%

Inflicts damage equal to half the target's HP.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Uproar Normal special 10 90 100%

Forced to use this move for several turns. Pokémon cannot fall asleep in that time.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
02 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

05 05 05 05 05 05 Roar Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

08 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

12 12 12 12 12 Taunt Dark status 20 100%

For the next few turns, the target can only use damaging moves.

15 15 15 15 15 15 Hyper Beam Normal special 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

22 22 22 22 22 22 Solar Beam Grass special 10 120 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

23 23 23 23 Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

30 30 30 30 30 30 Shadow Ball Ghost special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

31 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

35 35 35 35 35 Flamethrower Fire special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

36 36 36 36 36 36 Sludge Bomb Poison special 10 90 100%

Has a 30% chance to poison the target.

38 38 38 38 38 38 Fire Blast Fire special 5 110 85%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

41 41 41 41 41 Torment Dark status 15 100%

Prevents the target from using the same move twice in a row.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 Flame Charge Fire physical 20 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage. Raises the user's Speed by one stage.

43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

39 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

42 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

43 Detect Fighting status 5 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

50 Nightmare Ghost status 15 100%

Target loses 1/4 its max HP every turn as long as it's asleep.

49 49 49 Snatch Dark status 10 4

Steals the target's move, if it's self-targeted.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

50 50 50 50 50 Overheat Fire special 5 130 90%

Lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after inflicting damage.

59 59 Incinerate Fire special 15 60 100%

Destroys the target's held berry.

58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

61 61 61 61 Will-O-Wisp Fire status 15 85%

Burns the target.

63 63 63 63 Embargo Dark status 15 100%

Target cannot use held items.

66 66 66 66 Payback Dark physical 10 50 100%

Power is doubled if the target has already moved this turn.

67 67 Retaliate Normal physical 5 70 100%

Has double power if a friendly Pokémon fainted last turn.

68 68 68 68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

79 79 Dark Pulse Dark special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

85 85 85 85 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

95 95 Snarl Dark special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

97 Dark Pulse Dark special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 Strength Normal physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H6 H6 H6 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

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