Growl (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   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.

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
The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Growl at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Level 3
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Level 3
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
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 5
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 1
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 1
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 1
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 4
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 4
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 1
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 4
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 4
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 1
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 1
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 1
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Level 1
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 1
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 5
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 5
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Seel
#086 / Water
Level 3
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 3
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Level 1
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Level 1
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
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 1
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 1
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 1
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 4
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 1
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Level 4
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 1
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 1
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 1
Kricketot
#401 / Bug
Level 1
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 1
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Level 1
Buizel
#418 / Water
Level 4
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 1
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 4
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Level 1
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 8
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 1
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 8
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Level 4
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 3
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 1
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 3
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 4
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 4
Unfezant
#521 / 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
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 4
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 1
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 4
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 4
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 1
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 4
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
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 4
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 1
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 4
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 1
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 4
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 4
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 1
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 4
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 1
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 4
Popplio
#728 / Water
Level 4
Brionne
#729 / Water
Level 1
Brionne
#729 / Water
Level 4
Primarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Level 1
Primarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Level 4
Pikipek
#731 / Normal · Flying
Level 3
Trumbeak
#732 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Trumbeak
#732 / Normal · Flying
Level 3
Toucannon
#733 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Toucannon
#733 / Normal · Flying
Level 3
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Level 4
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Level 1
Poipole
#803 / Poison
Level 1
Naganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon
Level 1

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Growl in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Gen 2 — Breeding
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Gen 2 — Breeding
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Gen 2 — Breeding
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Gen 5 — Level up
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Gen 5 — Pre-evolution