Growl (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 40  (max. 64)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Growl lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Growl turns into Z-Growl and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Other languages

English Growl
Japanese なきごえ (Nakigoe)
German Heuler
French Rugissement
Italian Ruggito
Spanish Gruñido

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stats.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stat.
Sword​/​Shield 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 numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 1
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 1
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 1
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Level 1
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 4
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 4
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 1
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 1
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 1
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Level 1
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 1
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Level 1
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Level 1
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 1
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 3
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Level 3
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Level 1
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Level 1
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Level 1
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Level 1
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 4
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 1
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 1
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 1
Flareon
#136 / Fire
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
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 1
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 1
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Level 1
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 1
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 1
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
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
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 3
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 1
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 1
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 1
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 1
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Tympole
#535 / Water
Level 1
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 1
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 1
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 1
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 1
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 1
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 1
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 1
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 1
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 1
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 1
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 1
Popplio
#728 / Water
Level 1
Brionne
#729 / Water
Level 1
Primarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Level 1
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Level 1
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Level 1
Thwackey
#811 / Grass
Level 1
Rillaboom
#812 / Grass
Level 1
Scorbunny
#813 / Fire
Level 1
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Level 1
Cinderace
#815 / Fire
Level 1
Sobble
#816 / Water
Level 1
Drizzile
#817 / Water
Level 1
Inteleon
#818 / Water
Level 1
Wooloo
#831 / Normal
Level 1
Dubwool
#832 / Normal
Level 1
Toxel
#848 / Electric · Poison
Level 1
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 1
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 1
Perrserker
#863 / Steel
Level 1
Cufant
#878 / Steel
Level 1
Copperajah
#879 / Steel
Level 1