Growl (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Growl lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Reduces the foe's ATTACK.
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.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user growls in an endearing way, making the foe less wary. The target’s Attack stat is lowered.
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.
X/Y The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Growl at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 3
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 3
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 3
Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 1
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 1
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 1
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 1
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 1
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 1
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 4
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 1
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Level 1
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 1
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 5
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Seel
#086 / Water
Level 3
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 3
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Level 1
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Level 1
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Level 1
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 1
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Level 1
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Level 1
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Level 1
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 1
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 1
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 5
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 1
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 5
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 1
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Level 1
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Level 1
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Level 3
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Level 1
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Level 1
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Level 1
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 1
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 1
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 3
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 3
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Level 1
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 1
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 1
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 4
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 4
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Level 1
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Level 1
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 6
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Level 1
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 1
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 1
Piplup
#393 / Water
Level 4
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Level 4
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 4
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Level 5
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 5
Kricketot
#401 / Bug
Level 1
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 1
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Level 1
Buizel
#418 / Water
Level 4
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 4
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Level 1
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 8
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 8
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Level 6
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 3
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 1
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 4
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 4
Audino
#531 / Normal
Level 1
Tympole
#535 / Water
Level 1
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 3
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 4
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 1
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 4
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 1
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 1
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 1
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Level 1
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 1
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 1
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 1
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 1
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 1
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Growl as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Water 1, Field