Houndour

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

Pokédex data

National № 228
Type Dark Fire
Species Dark Pokémon
Height 2′00″ (0.6 m)
Weight 23.8 lbs (10.8 kg)
Abilities 1. Early Bird
2. Flash Fire
Unnerve (hidden ability)
Local № 209 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
176 (Platinum)
214 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
075 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
289 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 66
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 45
200 294
Attack 60
112 240
Defense 30
58 174
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 65
121 251
Total 330 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

(Level 24)

Houndour changes

Pokédex entries

Gold It uses different kinds of cries for communicating with others of its kind and for pursuing its prey.
Silver To corner prey, they check each other's location using barks that only they can understand.
Crystal Around dawn, its ominous howl echoes through the area to announce that this is its territory.
Ruby
Sapphire
HOUNDOUR hunt as a coordinated pack. They communicate with each other using a variety of cries to corner their prey. This POKéMON’s remarkable teamwork is unparalleled.
FireRed To corner prey, they check each other’s location using barks that only they can understand.
LeafGreen It uses different kinds of cries for communicating with others of its kind and for pursuing prey.
Emerald HOUNDOUR communicate with each other using a variety of cries to corner their prey. This POKéMON’s remarkable teamwork is simply unparalleled.
Diamond
Pearl
It conveys its feelings using different cries. It works in a pack to cleverly take down prey.
Platinum It is smart enough to hunt in packs. It uses a variety of cries for communicating with others.
HeartGold It uses different kinds of cries for communicating with others of its kind and for pursuing its prey.
SoulSilver To corner prey, they check each other’s location using barks that only they can understand.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is smart enough to hunt in packs. It uses a variety of cries for communicating with others.
X Around dawn, its ominous howl echoes through the area to announce that this is its territory.
Y To corner prey, they check each other’s location using barks that only they can understand.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Houndour hunt as a coordinated pack. They communicate with each other using a variety of cries to corner their prey. This Pokémon’s remarkable teamwork is unparalleled.
Ultra Sun It cooperates with others skillfully. When it becomes your partner, it’s very loyal to you as its Trainer and will obey your orders.
Ultra Moon They make repeated eerie howls before dawn to call attention to their pack.

Moves learned by Houndour

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFire 40 100
1LeerNormal 100
4HowlNormal
8SmogPoison 30 70
13RoarNormal
16BiteDark 60 100
20Odor SleuthNormal
25Beat UpDark 100
28Fire FangFire 65 95
32Feint AttackDark 60
37EmbargoDark 100
40Foul PlayDark 95 100
44FlamethrowerFire 90 100
49CrunchDark 80 100
52Nasty PlotDark
56InfernoFire 100 50

Egg moves

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

Houndour 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
Role PlayPsychic
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Super FangNormal 90
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Houndour 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
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
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Houndour 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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

Houndour sprites

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

Where to find Houndour

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 7
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Altering Cave, Safari Zone
Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl Breed Houndoom
Platinum Route 214, Valor Lakefront
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 7
Black Route 9
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X Route 10
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun Poké Pelago
Ultra Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Houndour
Japanese デルビル (Delvil)
German Hunduster
French Malosse

Name origin

hound
to hunt or pursue, like a dog
dour
sullen, gloomy