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 4′07″ (1.4 m)
Weight 77.2 lbs (35.0 kg)
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 6′03″ (1.9 m)
Weight 109.1 lbs (49.5 kg)
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.
1EmberFire 40 100
1HowlNormal
1InfernoFire 100 50
1LeerNormal 100
1Nasty PlotDark
1SmogPoison 30 70
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
4HowlNormal
8SmogPoison 30 70
13RoarNormal
16BiteDark 60 100
20Odor SleuthNormal
26Beat UpDark 100
30Fire FangFire 65 95
35Feint AttackDark 60
41EmbargoDark 100
45Foul PlayDark 95 100
50FlamethrowerFire 90 100
56CrunchDark 80 100
60Nasty PlotDark
65InfernoFire 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 UpDark 100
CounterFighting 100
Destiny BondGhost
FeintNormal 30 100
Fire FangFire 65 95
Fire SpinFire 35 85
Nasty PlotDark
PunishmentDark 100
PursuitDark 40 100
RageNormal 20 100
ReversalFighting 100
SpiteGhost 100
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
Thunder FangElectric 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 PlayDark 95 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Laser FocusNormal
Role PlayPsychic
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Super FangNormal 90
Throat ChopDark 80 100
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Houndoom 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
12TauntDark 100
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
36Sludge BombPoison 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
61Will-O-WispFire 85
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

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
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
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
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 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

Houndoom does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Houndoom does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Houndoom sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
Location data not yet available

Other languages

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

Name origin

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