Howl (move)

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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.

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 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 4
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 1
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 4
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 4
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 1
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 4
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
Level 11
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
Level 1
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
Level 11
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Level 11
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
Level 7
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
Level 1
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
Level 7
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 11
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
Level 11
DelphoxDelphox
#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.

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Field
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Field
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
Field
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
Field
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Field
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Field
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
Field
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
Field
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Field
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
Field
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
Field
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
Field

Learnt in previous generations only

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

EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
Gen 4 — Special