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Houndour (Pokémon)

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Houndour
デルビル Delvil
#228
228Houndour.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
#209
Hoenn
#366
Sinnoh
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Regional Browser numbers
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
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F228.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.: 114 Battle Exp.: 1141*

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


Biology

Physiology

Houndour resemble dogs and have black fur. They also have white bone-like crescents on their back, as well as rings around their ankles. They appear to wear a skull on their forehead.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

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.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Houndour first appeared in EP150. A pack of these Dark Pokémon were stealing food to aid their badly wounded leader. Ash helped the ailing Houndour to the Pokémon Center.

Houndour also appeared in "Pikachu and Pichu." This peticular Houndour can normally be seen chasing the Pichu Bros.

Cassidy's Houndour debuted in EP220.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Gold is attacked by and defeated by 4 Pokémon, including a Houndour, when he enters the Ilex Forest, and is then warned to stay out by the Mask of Ice.

In the TCG

There are 14 different Houndour cards released.

Pokédex entries

Pokémon Gold / Pokémon LeafGreen
It uses different kinds of cries for communicating with others of its kind and for pursuing its prey.
Pokémon Silver / Pokémon FireRed
To corner prey, they check each other's location using barks that only they can understand.
Pokémon Crystal
Around dawn, its ominous howl echoes through the area to announce that this is its territory.
Pokémon Ruby and 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.
Pokémon Emerald
Houndour communicate with each other using a variety of cries to corner their prey. This Pokémon's remarkable teamwork is simply unparalleled.

Game locations

Game Rarity Location
Pokémon Gold and Silver Rare Route 7 at night
Pokémon Crystal Rare Route 7 at night
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire None
Pokémon Emerald Common Altering Cave after using Mystery Gift
Rare Safari Zone Area 2 after Expansion
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Common Altering Cave after using Mystery Gift
Pokémon Colosseum None
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness One Snag from Cipher Peon Resix in Cipher Lab

In side games

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Houndour has a get rate of 11.4 % and can be found at Silent Chasm 5F-7F, Howling Forest 1F-8F and Joyous Tower 25F-27F. It stays in the friend area
  • Pokémon Trozei: Houndour has a Normal get rate and can be found at Phobosphere, Endless Level 19, Forever Level 19, and Mr. Who's Den

Base statistics

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.


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
Start Tackle
Growl
Leer
Ember
Leer
Ember
4     Howl
7 Roar Howl  
9     Smog
13 Smog Smog  
14     Roar
17     Bite
19   Roar  
20 Bite    
22     Odor Sleuth
25   Bite  
27 Faint Attack   Beat Up
30     Fire Fang
31   Odor Sleuth  
35 Flamethrower   Faint Attack
37   Faint Attack  
40     Freeze
43 Crunch Flamethrower Flamethrower
48     Crunch
49   Crunch  

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    
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
TM78     Entice
TM79     Dark Pulse
TM82     Sleep Talk
TM83     Nature Blessing
TM85     Dream Eater
TM87     Swagger
TM90     Substitute
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 knows Shadow Blitz and Shadow Shed as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Charm after being purified.

Evolution

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Trivia

Origin

Houndour is similar to a Dobermann, 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. Its Japanese name is a corruption of devil.

In other languages

External links

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