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Revision as of 17:45, 9 July 2010

Skarmory #227: Skarmory
Pokémon
#229: Houndoom Houndoom
Houndour
デルビル Delvil
#228
228Houndour.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Dark Fire
Category
Dark Pokémon
Abilities
Early Bird or Flash Fire
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#214
Hoenn
#366
Sinnoh
#176
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-153
Oblivia
R-266 N-083
Height
2'00″
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
23.8 lbs.
Imperial
10.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Black
Catch rate
120 (15.7%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F228.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 114 Battle Exp.: 1141*

Houndour (Japanese: デルビル Delvil) is a dual-type Dark/Fire Pokémon.

It evolves into Houndoom starting at level 24.

Biology

Physiology

Houndour is a dog-like Pokémon with short, black fur. It has a red underbelly and snout. Houndour has short, pointed ears and a tail. Houndour’s fangs protrude out of its mouth, and its nose is dark in coloration. There are white bands on Houndour's ankles, and more rib-like ones on its back. Houndour appears to have a simplistic, stylized skull on its forehead, with the orbits looking much like ‘eyebrow’ patterning commonly seen on dogs. Houndour also has circular, red-colored patterning on the underside of its paws.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Houndour is capable of various Dark- and Template:Type2 attacks (including the rarely-known Beat Up attack). Houndour can also use a couple of Template:Type2 damaging moves and Thunder Fang.

Houndour hunting packs show off unparalleled teamwork.

Behavior

Houndour normally travel in packs. They are very protective of one another and will not abandon any of its pack if they are hurt. It can be presumed that, as Houndour hunt in packs, that they are fairly smart. Houndour use a variety of cries, and different ones for pursuing prey and communicating with others. Houndour convey their feelings using different cries, and corner prey by checking each other’s location using barks. Around dawn, Houndour’s ominous howl echoes through the area to announce its ownership of its territory.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Houndour are predatory Pokémon that mainly eat small mammals.

In the anime

File:Cassidy's Houndour.png
Cassidy's Houndour

Major appearances

Houndour made its anime debut in Hour of the Houndour. A pack of these Pokémon were stealing food to aid their badly wounded leader. Ash helped the ailing Houndour to a Pokémon Center.

A Houndour also appeared in Pikachu & Pichu. This particular Houndour can normally be seen chasing the Pichu Brothers.

Cassidy's Houndour debuted in The Mystery is History.

A Houndour chased the Pichu Brothers twice in Pichu Bros. in Party Panic. It's unknown if this Houndour is the same in Pikachu and Pichu but it seems improbable since that Houndour made friends with the Pichu Brothers.

Minor appearances

A Houndour is seen in The Rise of Darkrai.

Several Houndour are among the Pokémon resting in some hot springs in Entei at Your Own Risk.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP150 Houndour Ash's Pokédex Houndour, the Dark Pokémon. Houndour travel in packs and communicate though barks in order to surround their prey.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Gold is attacked by and defeated by four Pokémon, including a Houndour, when he enters the Ilex Forest, and is then warned to stay out by the Masked Man.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS139 It communicates with fellow Houndours via a unique howl, informing them of its location. The herd will then move in together on their prey.*

In the TCG

Main article: Houndour (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 It uses different kinds of cries for communicating with others of its kind and for pursuing its prey.
Generation III
Ruby 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.
Sapphire
Emerald Houndour communicate with each other using a variety of cries to corner their prey. This Pokémon's remarkable teamwork is simply 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 its prey.
Generation IV
Diamond It conveys its feelings using different cries. It works in a pack to cleverly take down prey.
Pearl
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.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Route 7 (night)
Crystal
Common Route 7 (night)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
Rare Safari Zone extension
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Shadow Pokémon Lab (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Breed Houndoom (Pearl only)
Platinum
Rare Route 214, Valor Lakefront
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Safari Zone and Route 7
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Volcano Path
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Secret Fort: Phobosphere
Endless Level 19
Forever Level 19
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silent Chasm (5F-7F)
Howling Forest (1F-8F)
Joyous Tower (25F-27F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Final Maze (B1-B48)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Cargo Ship
Oil Field Hideout
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Oblivia Ruins
Flame Temple

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 45
105 - 152 200 - 294
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 330   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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/3 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
16/18 ★★★

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:

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#A29288" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 17+ Purified moves
Shadow Blitz Shadow Box XD 228.png Charm Normal
Shadow Shed Shadow Faint Attack Dark
-- Ember Fire
-- Roar Normal

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani228.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP228.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.4%
Friend Area: Ravaged Field
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm good at running down prey using teamwork.
26%-50% HP My HP's been cut in half.
1%-25% HP I can't go on... I'm about to drop...
Level up Yes! I got my level up! I'll work harder!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yes! I got my level up! I'll work harder!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP228.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dark  Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
( Dark )
Field move: Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry  
It spits blobs of fire and lets loose dark pulses to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Dark  Dark Assist.png
( Dark )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 2 field move.png
(Tackle ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Houndour
Unevolved
Houndour
 Dark  Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 24


Houndoom
First evolution
Houndoom
 Dark  Fire 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 228.png Spr 2s 228.png Spr 2c 228.png Spr b 2g 228.png
Spr 2g 228 s.png Spr 2s 228 s.png Spr 2c 228 s.png Spr b 2g 228 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 228.png Spr 3e 228.png Spr 3r 228.png Spr b 3r 228.png
Spr 3r 228 s.png Spr 3e 228 s.png Spr 3r 228 s.png Spr b 3r 228 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 228.png Spr 4p 228.png Spr 4h 228.png Spr b 4d 228.png
Spr 4d 228 s.png Spr 4p 228 s.png Spr 4h 228 s.png Spr b 4d 228 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 228.png Spr 5b 228.png Spr b 5b 228.png
Spr 5b 228 s.png Spr 5b2 228 s.png Spr b 5b 228 s.png
Houndour For other sprites and images, please see Houndour images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Houndour is similar to a Doberman or a Rottweiler, but it may have been inspired by Cerberus or other legends of hellhounds.

Name origin

Its name is a combination of hound and dour, or harshness. It's name could also be a mispelling of "hundur" the Icelandic word for dog. Its Japanese name is a corruption of devil.

In other languages

External links

Skarmory #227: Skarmory
Pokémon
#229: Houndoom Houndoom
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