Howl (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 40  (max. 64)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Howl raises the Attack of the user and its teammates by one stage.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 3-7, Howl only raises the user's Attack.

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 all Pokémon on the user’s team.

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.
Sword​/​Shield The user howls loudly to raise the spirit of itself and allies. This raises their Attack stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Howl 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.

Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 4
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Level 10
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 1
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 8
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 1
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 16
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 16
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 16
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 16
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Level 1
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1

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