Howl (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   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.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Howl
Japanese とおぼえ (Tōboe)
German Jauler
French Grondement
Italian Gridodilotta
Spanish Aullido

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user howls loudly to raise its spirit, which raises its Attack stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
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 numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 4
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 1
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 4
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 4
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 1
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 4
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Level 11
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 1
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 11
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 11
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 7
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 1
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 7
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 11
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Level 11
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 1
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 11
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 12
Rockruff
Own Tempo Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 12
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 12
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 12
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 12

Learnt by breeding

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

Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Entei
#244 / Fire
Gen 4 — Special