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 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 19.0 kg (41.9 lbs)
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)
058 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
070 (Sword/Shield)

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 (4,884–5,140 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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
A Pokémon with a friendly nature. However, it will bark fiercely at anything invading its territory.
Sword It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
Shield Extremely loyal, it will fearlessly bark at any opponent to protect its own Trainer from harm.

Moves learned by Growlithe

Moves learnt by level up

Growlithe learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFire 40 100
1LeerNormal 100
4HowlNormal
8BiteDark 60 100
12Flame WheelFire 60 100
16Helping HandNormal
20AgilityPsychic
24Fire FangFire 65 95
28RetaliateNormal 70 100
32CrunchDark 80 100
36Take DownNormal 90 85
40FlamethrowerFire 90 100
44RoarNormal
48Play RoughFairy 90 90
52ReversalFighting 100
56Flare BlitzFire 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
Double KickFighting 30 100
Morning SunNormal
ThrashNormal 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

Growlithe is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
13Fire SpinFire 35 85
15DigGround 80 100
19SafeguardNormal
21RestPsychic
23ThiefDark 60 100
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
31AttractNormal 100
34Sunny DayFire
38Will-O-WispFire 85
39FacadeNormal 70 100
40SwiftNormal 60
41Helping HandNormal
68Fire FangFire 65 95
76RoundNormal 60 100
79RetaliateNormal 70 100
85SnarlDark 55 95

Moves learnt by TR

Growlithe is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Growlithe learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1RoarNormal
3EmberFire 40 100
7LeerNormal 100
10Helping HandNormal
14Take DownNormal 90 85
17FlamethrowerFire 90 100
21AgilityPsychic
24Heat WaveFire 95 90
28CrunchDark 80 100
31OutrageDragon 120 100
35Play RoughFairy 90 90
38Flare BlitzFire 120 100

Moves learnt by TM

Growlithe is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Growlithe sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu Route 5, 6, 7, 8
Let's Go Eevee Trade/migrate from another game
Sword Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills
Shield Route 3, Rolling Fields, South Lake Miloch, East Lake Axewell, Axew's Eye, Dappled Grove, West Lake Axewell, Giant's Seat, North Lake Miloch, Watchtower Ruins

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