Poochyena

Poochyena is a Dark type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Bite Pokémon.

Poochyena artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 261
Type Dark
Species Bite Pokémon
Height 1′08″ (0.5 m)
Weight 30.0 lbs (13.6 kg)
Abilities Quick Feet
Run Away
Rattled (hidden ability)
Local № 010 (Ruby/Sapphire)
044 (X/Y)
010 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
Japanese Pochiena

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 55
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (base 3,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 35
180 274
Attack 55
103 229
Defense 35
67 185
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 30
58 174
Speed 35
67 185
Total 220 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 Poochyena.

Pokédex entries

Ruby At first sight, POOCHYENA takes a bite at anything that moves. This POKéMON chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it may turn tail if the prey strikes back.
Sapphire POOCHYENA is an omnivore - it will eat anything. A distinguishing feature is how large its fangs are compared to its body. This POKéMON tries to intimidate its foes by making the hair on its tail bristle out.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It has a very tenacious nature. Its acute sense of smell lets it chase a chosen prey without ever losing track.
Emerald It savagely threatens foes with bared fangs. It chases after fleeing targets tenaciously. It turns tail and runs, however, if the foe strikes back.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It chases its prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it turns tail if the prey strikes back.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
X A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
Y It has a very tenacious nature. Its acute sense of smell lets it chase a chosen prey without ever losing track.
Omega Ruby At first sight, Poochyena takes a bite at anything that moves. This Pokémon chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it may turn tail if the prey strikes back.
Alpha Sapphire Poochyena is an omnivore—it will eat anything. A distinguishing feature is how large its fangs are compared to its body. This Pokémon tries to intimidate its foes by making the hair on its tail bristle out.

Evolution chart

(Level 18)

Name origin

pooch
slang for ‘dog’
hyena
dog-like African mammal

Moves learned by Poochyena

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
4HowlNormal
7Sand AttackGround 100
10BiteDark 60 100
13Odor SleuthNormal
16RoarNormal
19SwaggerNormal 85
22AssuranceDark 60 100
25Scary FaceNormal 100
28EmbargoDark 100
31TauntDark 100
34CrunchDark 80 100
37YawnNormal
40Take DownNormal 90 85
43Sucker PunchDark 70 100
46Play RoughFairy 90 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhost 30 100
CovetNormal 60 100
Fire FangFire 65 95
Ice FangIce 65 95
LeerNormal 100
Me FirstNormal
Play RoughFairy 90 90
Poison FangPoison 50 100
Sleep TalkNormal
SnatchDark
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
Thunder FangElectric 65 95
YawnNormal

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
SnatchDark
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Super FangNormal 90
UproarNormal 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Poochyena 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
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Poochyena 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.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Psych UpNormal 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
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
4HowlNormal
7Sand AttackGround 100
10BiteDark 60 100
13Odor SleuthNormal
16RoarNormal
19SwaggerNormal 85
22AssuranceDark 60 100
25Scary FaceNormal 100
28EmbargoDark 100
31TauntDark 100
34CrunchDark 80 100
37YawnNormal
40Take DownNormal 90 85
43Sucker PunchDark 70 100
46Play RoughFairy 90 90

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AstonishGhost 30 100
CovetNormal 60 100
Fire FangFire 65 95
Ice FangIce 65 95
LeerNormal 100
Me FirstNormal
Play RoughFairy 90 90
Poison FangPoison 50 100
Sleep TalkNormal
SnatchDark
Sucker PunchDark 70 100
Thunder FangElectric 65 95
YawnNormal

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
12TauntDark 100
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
41TormentDark 100
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
63EmbargoDark 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
95SnarlDark 55 95
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Poochyena 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.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Psych UpNormal 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
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
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

Poochyena sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Poochyena  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Poochyena  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Poochyena  sprite from Black & White Poochyena  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Poochyena Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Poochyena Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Poochyena Shiny sprite from Black & White Poochyena Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Poochyena

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 101, 102, 103
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 116, 117, 120, 121, 123, Petalburg Woods
Diamond Breed Mightyena
Pearl Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum Route 214
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 1
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Route 9
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X Breed Mightyena
Y Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 101, 102, 103
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game