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Houndour (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Houndour
デルビル Delvil
#228
130
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
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
Body08.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 dual-typed Dark/Fire Pokémon.

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 tail. There are white bands on Houndour's ankles and back. Houndour appears to have a skull on its forehead and ribs on its back. Houndour might be distantly related to Growlithe since both of them canine Pokémon that are Template:Type2.

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.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Houndour are predatory Pokémon that mainly eat small mammals.

In the anime

File:HouroftheHoundour.jpg
Houndour waits at a Pokémon Center with Ash & friends

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

A Houndour also appeared in Pikachu and 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.

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

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 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.
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 It conveys its feelings using different cries. It works in a pack to cleverly take down prey.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
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
Rare Route 7 (Night)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
Rare Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Shadow Pokémon Lab (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Breed Houndoom
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
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! Phobosphere
Endless Level 19
Forever Level 19
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Silent Chasm (5F-7F)
Howling Forest (1F-8F)
Joyous Tower (25F-27F)
Pokémon Ranger Batonnage Freighter
Offshore Oil Platform Hideout

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 1×.

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

Move Type Cat. Father
Beat Up* Dark Physical Smeargle
Counter* Fighting Physical Smeargle
Fire Spin Fire Special Vulpix
Pursuit Dark Physical Tauros
Rage Normal Physical Tauros
Reversal* Fighting Physical Smeargle
Spite* Ghost Status Smeargle
*Indicates moves only available through chain 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.

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

Template:EvoChart Box

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.gif Spr b 2g 228.png
Spr 2g 228 s.png Spr 2s 228 s.png Spr 2c 228 s.gif 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, 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.

Its German name, Hunduster, comes from Hund and düster. Its French name, Malosse, comes from mal and molosse.

In other languages

  • German: Hunduster - a combination of Hund, meaning "dog" and düster, meaning "dire".
  • French: Malosse
  • Korean: 델빌 Delbil
  • Chinese: 戴魯比

External links

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