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 0.6 m (2′00″)
Weight 10.8 kg (23.8 lbs)
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.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
4HowlNormalStatus
8SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
13RoarNormalStatus
16BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
20Odor SleuthNormalStatus
25Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
28Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
32Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
37EmbargoDarkStatus 100
40Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
44FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
49CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
52Nasty PlotDarkStatus
56InfernoFireSpecial 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 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

Houndour 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
Role PlayPsychicStatus
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Super FangNormalPhysical 90
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
4HowlNormalStatus
8SmogPoisonSpecial 30 70
13RoarNormalStatus
16BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
20Odor SleuthNormalStatus
25Beat UpDarkPhysical 100
28Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
32Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
37EmbargoDarkStatus 100
40Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
44FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
49CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
52Nasty PlotDarkStatus
56InfernoFireSpecial 100 50

Egg moves

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

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

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 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

Houndour sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game

Other languages

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

Name origin

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