Poochyena

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

Pokédex data

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

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 56
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 18)

Poochyena changes

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.

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.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4HowlNormalStatus
7Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
10BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
13Odor SleuthNormalStatus
16RoarNormalStatus
19SwaggerNormalStatus 85
22AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
25Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
28EmbargoDarkStatus 100
31TauntDarkStatus 100
34CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
37YawnNormalStatus
40Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
43Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
46Play RoughFairyPhysical 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.
AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
LeerNormalStatus 100
Me FirstNormalStatus
Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
Poison FangPoisonPhysical 50 100
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
SnatchDarkStatus
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
SnatchDarkStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Super FangNormalPhysical 90
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Psych UpNormalStatus 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
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4HowlNormalStatus
7Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
10BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
13Odor SleuthNormalStatus
16RoarNormalStatus
19SwaggerNormalStatus 85
22AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
25Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
28EmbargoDarkStatus 100
31TauntDarkStatus 100
34CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
37YawnNormalStatus
40Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
43Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
46Play RoughFairyPhysical 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.
AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
LeerNormalStatus 100
Me FirstNormalStatus
Play RoughFairyPhysical 90 90
Poison FangPoisonPhysical 50 100
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
SnatchDarkStatus
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
YawnNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Psych UpNormalStatus 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
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
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

Poochyena sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
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 Poochyena
Japanese ポチエナ (Pochiena)
German Fiffyen
French Medhyèna

Name origin

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