Poochyena

Poochyena is a Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Bite Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

Ruby At first sight, POOCHYENA takes a bite at anything that moves. This POKéMON chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it may turn tail if the prey strikes back.
Sapphire POOCHYENA is an omnivore - it will eat anything. A distinguishing feature is how large its fangs are compared to its body. This POKéMON tries to intimidate its foes by making the hair on its tail bristle out.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It has a very tenacious nature. Its acute sense of smell lets it chase a chosen prey without ever losing track.
Emerald It savagely threatens foes with bared fangs. It chases after fleeing targets tenaciously. It turns tail and runs, however, if the foe strikes back.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It chases its prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it turns tail if the prey strikes back.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
X A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
Y It has a very tenacious nature. Its acute sense of smell lets it chase a chosen prey without ever losing track.
Omega Ruby At first sight, Poochyena takes a bite at anything that moves. This Pokémon chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it may turn tail if the prey strikes back.
Alpha Sapphire Poochyena is an omnivore—it will eat anything. A distinguishing feature is how large its fangs are compared to its body. This Pokémon tries to intimidate its foes by making the hair on its tail bristle out.

Evolution chart

Poochyena
#261
Poochyena
Dark

(Level 18)
Mightyena
#262
Mightyena
Dark

Name origin

pooch
slang for ‘dog’
hyena
dog-like African mammal

Moves learned by Poochyena

Poochyena sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Poochyena  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Poochyena  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Poochyena  sprite from Black & White Poochyena  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Poochyena Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Poochyena Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Poochyena Shiny sprite from Black & White Poochyena Shiny sprite from X & Y

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Where to find Poochyena

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 101, 102, 103
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 116, 117, 120, 121, 123, Petalburg Woods
Diamond Breed Mightyena
Pearl Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum Route 214
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 1
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Route 9
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X Breed Mightyena
Y Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 101, 102, 103
Sun
Moon
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