Howl (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Howl raises the user's Attack by one stage.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Howls to raise the spirit and boosts ATTACK.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user howls to raise its spirit and boost its ATTACK stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user howls loudly to raise its spirit, boosting its Attack stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user howls loudly to raise its spirit, boosting its Attack stat.
X/Y The user howls loudly to raise its spirit, which raises its Attack stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Howl 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.

Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 4
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 4
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 5
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 5
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Level 15
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 1
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 12
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 12
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 11
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Level 11
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 11

Learnt by breeding

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

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Field
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Field
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Field
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Field
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Field
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Field
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Field
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Field
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Field
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Field
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Field