Growlithe

Growlithe is a Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Puppy Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 058
Type Fire
Species Puppy Pokémon
Height 2′04″ (0.7 m)
Weight 41.9 lbs (19.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Intimidate
2. Flash Fire
Justified (hidden ability)
Local № 058 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
127 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
058 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
129 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
051 (Black 2/White 2)
052 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
064 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 70
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 75% male, 25% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 55
220 314
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 45
85 207
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 60
112 240
Total 350 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Evolution chart

(use Fire Stone)

Growlithe changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Very protective of its territory. It will bark and bite to repel intruders from its space.
Yellow A POKéMON with a friendly nature. However, it will bark fiercely at anything invading its territory.
Gold It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
Silver Extremely loyal, it will fearlessly bark at any opponent to protect its own trainer from harm.
Crystal It controls a big territory. If it detects an unknown smell, it roars loudly to force out the intruder.
Ruby
Sapphire
GROWLITHE has a superb sense of smell. Once it smells anything, this POKéMON won’t forget the scent, no matter what. It uses its advanced olfactory sense to determine the emotions of other living things.
FireRed Very friendly and faithful to people. It will try to repel enemies by barking and biting.
LeafGreen It is very protective of its territory. It will bark and bite to repel intruders from its space.
Emerald Its superb sense of smell ensures that this POKéMON won’t forget any scent, no matter what. It uses its sense of smell to detect the emotions of others.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.
HeartGold It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
SoulSilver Extremely loyal, it will fearlessly bark at any opponent to protect its own Trainer from harm.
Black
White
A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.
Black 2
White 2
Extremely loyal to its Trainer, it will bark at those who approach the Trainer unexpectedly and run them out of town.
X Very friendly and faithful to people. It will try to repel enemies by barking and biting.
Y It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Growlithe has a superb sense of smell. Once it smells anything, this Pokémon won’t forget the scent, no matter what. It uses its advanced olfactory sense to determine the emotions of other living things.
Sun It’s both clever and loyal, but if a stranger tries to invade its territory, it barks threateningly.
Moon It looks cute, but when you approach another Trainer’s Growlithe, it will bark at you and bite.
Ultra Sun While it’s quite friendly toward humans once it’s grown used to them, in the wild it must be quite fierce to defend its territory from Rockruff.
Ultra Moon It has lived alongside humans since ages ago. Its bones have been found in excavations of ruins from the Stone Age.

Moves learned by Growlithe

Moves learnt by level up

Growlithe learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1RoarNormal
6EmberFire 40 100
8LeerNormal 100
10Odor SleuthNormal
12Helping HandNormal
17Flame WheelFire 60 100
19ReversalFighting 100
21Fire FangFire 65 95
23Take DownNormal 90 85
28Flame BurstFire 70 100
30AgilityPsychic
32RetaliateNormal 70 100
34FlamethrowerFire 90 100
39CrunchDark 80 100
41Heat WaveFire 95 90
43OutrageDragon 120 100
45Flare BlitzFire 120 100

Egg moves

Growlithe learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Growlithe egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100
Burn UpFire 130 100
Close CombatFighting 120 100
CovetNormal 60 100
CrunchDark 80 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
Double KickFighting 30 100
Fire SpinFire 35 85
Flare BlitzFire 120 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
HowlNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Morning SunNormal
ThrashNormal 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Growlithe can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Helping HandNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
OutrageDragon 120 100
SnoreNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Growlithe is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
95SnarlDark 55 95
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Growlithe can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Dragon RageDragon 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Growlithe learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1RoarNormal
6EmberFire 40 100
8LeerNormal 100
10Odor SleuthNormal
12Helping HandNormal
17Flame WheelFire 60 100
19ReversalFighting 100
21Fire FangFire 65 95
23Take DownNormal 90 85
28Flame BurstFire 70 100
30AgilityPsychic
32RetaliateNormal 70 100
34FlamethrowerFire 90 100
39CrunchDark 80 100
41Heat WaveFire 95 90
43OutrageDragon 120 100
45Flare BlitzFire 120 100

Egg moves

Growlithe learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Growlithe egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100
Burn UpFire 130 100
Close CombatFighting 120 100
CovetNormal 60 100
CrunchDark 80 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
Double KickFighting 30 100
Fire SpinFire 35 85
Flare BlitzFire 120 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
HowlNormal
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Morning SunNormal
ThrashNormal 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

Growlithe is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
93Wild ChargeElectric 90 100
95SnarlDark 55 95
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Growlithe can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
Dragon RageDragon 100 Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Growlithe sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Growlithe  sprite from Red & Blue Growlithe  sprite from Silver Growlithe  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Growlithe  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Growlithe  sprite from Black & White Growlithe  sprite from X & Y Growlithe  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Growlithe Shiny sprite from Silver Growlithe Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Growlithe Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Growlithe Shiny sprite from Black & White Growlithe Shiny sprite from X & Y Growlithe Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Growlithe

Red Route 7, 8, Pokémon Mansion
Blue Trade/migrate from another game
Yellow Pokémon Mansion
Gold Route 7, 8, 36, 37
Silver Trade/migrate from another game
Crystal Route 8, 35, 36, 37
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Route 7, 8, Pokémon Mansion
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 201, 202
HeartGold Route 7, 8, 36, 37, 48
SoulSilver Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2
White 2
Virbank Complex
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mt. Pyre
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 2

Other languages

English Growlithe
Japanese ガーディ (Gardie)
German Fukano
French Caninos

Name origin

growl
gruff noise made by dogs
lithe
gracefully slender