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Houndoom (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Houndour
Pokémon
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Houndoom
ヘルガー Hellgar
#229
229Houndoom.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Dark Fire
Category
Dark Pokémon
Abilities
Early Bird or Flash Fire
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#210
Hoenn
#367
Sinnoh
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Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'04"
Imperial
1.4 m
Metric
Weight
77.2 lbs.
Imperial
35 kg
Metric
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F229.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Ground group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 204 Battle Exp.: 2041*

Houndoom (Japanese: ヘルガー Hellgar) is a Dark/Fire-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

The skull Houndours wear on their heads has moves into the creature's chest. A pair of long, goat-like horns have grown from the back of Houndoom's head (similar to Satyr), another set of ankle rings have appeared, as well as another bone crescent on the back. The short, stubby tail of Houndour becomes long and thin, with a spade shape in the tip.

Gender differences

A female has smaller horns.

Special abilities

Behavior

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Houndoom first appeared in EP180. When Misty's Togepi got separated from Ash and co, the Spike Ball Pokémon came across a Houndoom that was delivering a package. Houndoom took Togepi back to Ash, Misty and Brock.

Gary Oak has a Houndoom that he may or may not have caught as a Houndour.

A Pokémon Hunter was using a Houndoom along side a Scyther to chase Celebi at the begining of Pokémon 4Ever.

Harrison used a Houndoom against Ash during the Silver Conference.

Joshua used a Houndoom in the Pacifidlog Town Contest during AG115-AG116.

Pokédex entries

Pokémon Gold / Pokémon LeafGreen
If you are burned by the flames it shoots from its mouth, the pain will never go away.
Pokémon Silver / Pokémon FireRed
Upon hearing its eerie howls, other Pokémon get the shivers and head straight back to their nests.
Pokémon Crystal
The pungent-smelling flame that shoots from its mouth results from toxins burning in its body.
Pokémon Ruby and 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.
Pokémon 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.

Game locations

Game Rarity Location
Pokémon Gold and Silver Evolve
Pokémon Crystal Evolve
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire None
Pokémon Emerald Evolve
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen None
Pokémon Colosseum One Snag from Cipher Peon Nella in Realgam Tower Colosseum
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Evolve

In side games

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: You can get Houndoom only by evolving and its friend area is Ravaged Field.
  • Pokémon Trozei: Houndoom is a rare block that can be found at Endless Level 63, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 13, and Mr. Who's Den.
  • Pokémon Ranger: Houndoom can be found at Jungle Ruins

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None

Notes:

  1. If Houndour has the Flash Fire ability, the effectiveness of Fire attacks will be 0.
  2. If Miracle Eye is used, the effectiveness of Psychic becomes 100.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Level Generation II Generation III Generation IV
27   Bite  
28     Beat Up
30 Faint Attack    
32     Fire Fang
35   Odor Sleuth  
38     Faint Attack
41 Flamethrower    
43   Faint Attack  
44     Freeze
48     Flamethrower
51   Flamethrower  
52 Crunch    
54     Crunch
59   Crunch  
60     Scheme

By TM/HM

Number Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM02 Headbutt    
TM03 Curse    
TM05 Roar Roar Roar
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM08 Rock Smash    
TM10 Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12   Taunt Taunt
TM13 Snore    
TM15 Hyper Beam   Hyper Beam
TM17 Protect Protect Protect
TM20 Endure    
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM22 Solarbeam Solarbeam Solarbeam
TM23 Iron Tail Iron Tail Iron Tail
TM27 Return Return Return
TM30 Shadow Ball Shadow Ball Shadow Ball
TM31 Mud-Slap    
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM34 Swagger    
TM35 Sleep Talk Flamethrower Flamethrower
TM36 Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast
TM39 Swift    
TM41   Torment Torment
TM42 Dream Eater Facade Facade
TM43 Detect Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM46 Thief Thief Thief
TM49   Snatch Snatch
TM50 Nightmare Overheat Overheat
TM58     Endure
TM61     Will-O-Wisp
TM63     Freeze
TM66     Quick Revenge
TM68     Giga Attack
TM78     Entice
TM79     Dark Pulse
TM82     Sleep Talk
TM83     Nature Blessing
TM85     Dream Eater
TM87     Swagger
TM90     Substitute
HM04     Strength
HM06   Rock Smash Rock Smash

By breeding

By tutoring

In Pokémon Crystal:

In Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen and Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald:

Special moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Houndour learns Charm after being purified, and can evolve into Houndoom.

Evolution

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Trivia

Along with Umbreon, it is an icon for Template:Type2 due to fine stats and appealing appearance, ensuring that representatives of the type increase as generations go on.

Origin

Houndoom is similar to a Dobermann, but may have been inspired by Cerberus or other legends of hellhounds.

Name origin

Houndoom's name is a combination of hound and doom. Its Japanese name is based on hell, alluding to its firey nature.

In other languages

  • German: Hundemon - A combination "hund," German for "dog," and "demon."
  • French: Demolosse
  • Korean: 헬가 Helga

External links

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