Houndoom

Houndoom is a Dark/Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Dark Pokémon.

Houndoom has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 229
Type Dark Fire
Species Dark Pokémon
Height 1.4 m (4′07″)
Weight 35.0 kg (77.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Early Bird
2. Flash Fire
Unnerve (hidden ability)
Local № 210 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
177 (Platinum)
215 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
076 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
290 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 175
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 110
202 350
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 95
175 317
Total 500 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.

Pokédex data

National № 229
Type Dark Fire
Species Dark Pokémon
Height 1.9 m (6′03″)
Weight 49.5 kg (109.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Solar Power
Local № 210 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
177 (Platinum)
215 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
076 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
290 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 210
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 90
166 306
Sp. Atk 140
256 416
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 115
211 361
Total 600 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.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Houndoom.

Evolution chart

(Level 24)

Houndoom changes

Pokédex entries

Houndoom

Gold If you are burned by the flames it shoots from its mouth, the pain will never go away.
Silver Upon hearing its eerie howls, other POKéMON get the shivers and head straight back to their nests.
Crystal The pungent-smelling flame that shoots from its mouth results from toxins burning in its body.
Ruby
Sapphire
In a HOUNDOOM pack, the one with its horns raked sharply towards the back serves a leadership role. These POKéMON choose their leader by fighting amongst themselves.
FireRed Upon hearing its eerie howls, other POKéMON get the shivers and head straight back to their nests.
LeafGreen If you are burned by the flames it shoots from its mouth, the pain will never go away.
Emerald In a HOUNDOOM pack, the one with its horns raked sharply back serves a leadership role. They choose their leader by fighting among themselves.
Diamond
Pearl
Long ago, people imagined its eerie howls to be the call of the grim reaper.
Platinum The flames it breathes when angry contain toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
HeartGold If you are burned by the flames it shoots from its mouth, the pain will never go away.
SoulSilver Upon hearing its eerie howls, other Pokémon get the shivers and head straight back to their nests.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The flames it breathes when angry contain toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
X Long ago, people imagined its eerie howls to be the call of the grim reaper.
Y The flames it breathes when angry contain toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns raked sharply toward the back serves a leadership role. These Pokémon choose their leader by fighting among themselves.
Ultra Sun They spew flames mixed with poison to finish off their opponents. They divvy up their prey evenly among the members of their pack.
Ultra Moon Identifiable by its eerie howls, people a long time ago thought it was the grim reaper and feared it.

Mega Houndoom

Ultra Sun Its red claws and the tips of its tail are melting from high internal temperatures that are painful to Houndoom itself.
Ultra Moon Houndoom’s entire body generates heat when it Mega Evolves. Its fearsome fiery breath turns its opponents to ash.

Moves learned by Houndoom

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1HowlNormalStatus
1InfernoFireSpecial 100 50
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Nasty PlotDarkStatus
1SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
4HowlNormalStatus
8SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
13RoarNormalStatus
16BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
20Odor SleuthNormalStatus
26Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
30Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
35Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
41EmbargoDarkStatus 100
45Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
50FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
56CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
60Nasty PlotDarkStatus
65InfernoFireSpecial 100 50

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Destiny BondGhostStatus
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
Nasty PlotDarkStatus
PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
RageNormalPhysical 20 100
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Role PlayPsychicStatus
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Super FangNormalPhysical 90
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Houndoom 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
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhostStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1HowlNormalStatus
1InfernoFireSpecial 100 50
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Nasty PlotDarkStatus
1SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
4HowlNormalStatus
8SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
13RoarNormalStatus
16BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
20Odor SleuthNormalStatus
26Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
30Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
35Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
41EmbargoDarkStatus 100
45Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
50FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
56CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
60Nasty PlotDarkStatus
65InfernoFireSpecial 100 50

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Destiny BondGhostStatus
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
Nasty PlotDarkStatus
PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
RageNormalPhysical 20 100
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95

Moves learnt by TM

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

Transfer-only moves

Houndoom 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
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhostStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Houndoom sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Houndoom  sprite from Silver Houndoom  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Houndoom  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Houndoom  sprite from Black & White Houndoom  sprite from X & Y Houndoom  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Houndoom Shiny sprite from Silver Houndoom Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Houndoom Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Houndoom Shiny sprite from Black & White Houndoom Shiny sprite from X & Y Houndoom Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Houndoom

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Houndour
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Houndour
Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl Route 214, 215
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Houndour
Black Evolve Houndour
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X Evolve Houndour
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun Route 12
Ultra Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Houndoom
Japanese ヘルガー (Hellgar)
German Hundemon
French Démolosse

Name origin

hound
to hunt or pursue, like a dog
doom
adverse fate