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Poochyena (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#262: Mightyena Mightyena
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Poochyena (disambiguation).
Poochyena
ポチエナ Pochiena
#261
261Poochyena.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Dark Unknown
Category
Bite Pokémon
Abilities
Run Away or Quick Feet Rattled
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#010
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-040 N-090
Height
1'08"
Imperial
0.5 m
Metric
Weight
30.0 lbs.
Imperial
13.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Gray
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F261.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field group 16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 55 Battle Exp.: 551*

Poochyena (Japanese: ポチエナ Pochiena) is a Dark-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Mightyena starting at level 18.

Biology

Physiology

Poochyena's body is gray, with black coloration on its face, feet, ear insides and underbelly. The coloration on its underbelly, however, is not entirely continuous, with the coloration on the throat being separate from the coloration on the lower belly. Poochyena's eyes have yellow scleras and red irises and its nose is also red. Two of Poochyena's fangs poke out of its lower jaw, and the fur on its lower back near its tail is rumpled and shaggy. On the bottom of its feet, Poochyena's paw pads have been seen to be gray. Poochyena's main coloration is swapped when it evolves.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Poochyena has a very keen sense of smell, allowing it to find and chase its prey with ease.

Behavior

At first sight, Poochyena bites at anything that moves. Noted for its tenacious nature, it chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, Poochyena may turn tail if the prey strikes back. Poochyena often tries to intimidate its foes by making the hair on its tail bristle out.

Habitat

This Pokémon lives in grasslands and forests, sometimes they can be found at plains in search for prey.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Poochyena is based on a wolf or a hyena, therefore, it is likely that Poochyena would be considered a carnivore. However, it has been seen eating Berries and other fruits, so this could indicate that it is an omnivore.

In the anime

Poochyena in the anime

Major appearances

When Professor Birch got separated from Ash Ketchum in Get the Show on the Road, he was attacked by a pack of these Bite Pokémon (similar to what happens in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire).

In A Bite to Remember, Max befriended a Poochyena and helped it to evolve.

Minor appearances

A Poochyena appeared in All Things Bright and Beautifly!.

One of the Gym Badge thieves from The Blue Badge of Courage had a Poochyena.

A Poochyena appeared in Now That’s Flower Power! as a Pokémon in the Contest.

A Poochyena appeared in Win, Lose, or Drew! as a Pokémon in the Contest.

Two Poochyena appeared in Jirachi: Wish Maker. One was seen playing with its owner in the opening of the film while the other one was a wild Pokémon that lived in Forina.

Poochyena appeared in both Disaster of Disguise, and Disguise Da Limit. It first appeared under the ownership of a young girl. Later, during Mrs. Grimm's flashback, it was revealed that she owned one as a child.

A wild Poochyena appeared in A Six Pack Attack! to assist Professor Birch in finding Professor Oak, May, and Max.

A Poochyena appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

A Poochyena also appeared in Hi Ho Silver Wind!

A Poochyena made a brief appearance under the ownership of a Trainer in the Lily of the Valley Conference in An Old Family Blend!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG011 Poochyena Ash's Pokédex Poochyena, the Bite Pokémon. Poochyena is the pre-evolved form of Mightyena. Its biting strength is superior to other Pokémon, and has the endurance to chase opponents down until completely exhausted.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Poochyena in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Nana

A Poochyena named Nana is first seen in Ruby's possession, one of the three Pokémon given to him from his father, Norman, when he was very young. Even 5 years before the events of the RS series, Nana was shown to be a formidable battler, injuring a wild Salamence teaming up with Kiki and Rara, Ruby's Ralts. While it still hadn't evolved, Ruby saw few wild Mightyena that attacked Birch and envied how splendid their fur looked. A few chapters down the line, Ruby would obtain his own Mightyena on Dewford Town when he met up with Steven, and Nana evolved together with Kiki, who touched the champion's Moon Stone. This new evolved form saw a furthering of Nana's abilities, allowing it to perfect its Hyper Beam attack.

In the Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga

Main article: Kanata's Poochyena

Kanata has a Poochyena in the Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga.

In the TCG

Main article: Poochyena (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
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.
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.
FireRed It has a very tenacious nature. Its acute sense of smell lets it chase a chosen prey without ever losing track.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It chases its prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it turns tail if the prey strikes back.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
White
Black 2 A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Uncommon Routes 101, 102, 103
Emerald
Common Routes 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 116, 117, 121, 123, Petalburg Woods
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Gateon Port (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Breed Mightyena (Diamond only)
Platinum
Rare Route 214 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Swarm Route 1
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Swarm Route 9 (White only)
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Plains
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 16
Endless Level 33
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Thunderwave Cave (1F-3F)
Howling Forest (1F-8F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B1-B15)
World Abyss (B1-B15)
Final Maze (B1-B48)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rasp Cavern
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Challenger's Ground, Seabreeze Trail

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (5%)
Emerald
Platinum Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (5%)
Black White Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 35
95 - 142 180 - 274
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total: 220   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
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/20 ★★☆☆

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
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
055 Howl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
099 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1313 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1717 Odor Sleuth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
2121 Roar Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
2525 Swagger Normal Status 0000 09090% 15
2929 Assurance Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3333 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3737 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
4141 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
4545 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4949 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
5353 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Poochyena obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poochyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poochyena
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poochyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poochyena
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantler
WhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailord
Kecleon
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
MankeyPrimeapeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinoone
SlakothVigorothSlakingSkittyDelcatty
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
ArbokGrowlitheArcanineFlareonSnubbullGranbull
HoundourHoundoomDonphanExploudManectricHippowdon
StoutlandDarumakaDarmanitan
Fire Fang Fire Physical 65 95% 15
ArbokPiloswineMamoswineSnubbullGranbullExploud
WalreinFloatzelHippowdonGlaceonStoutland
Ice Fang Ice Physical 65 95% 15
EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMankey
PrimeapeGrowlitheArcanineFarfetch'dCyndaquilQuilava
TyphlosionSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundour
HoundoomStantlerElectrikeManectricZangooseAbsol
ChimcharMonfernoInfernapeShinxLuxioLuxray
SnivyServineSerperiorPatratWatchogLillipup
HerdierStoutlandPansageSimisagePansearSimisear
PanpourSimipourSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggy
ScraftyZoruaZoroarkBouffalant
Leer Normal Status 100% 30
SentretFurretStantlerAbsolLucario Me First Normal Status —% 20
Seviper Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
PurrloinLiepardHeatmor Snatch Dark Status —% 10
RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurret
PoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsol
GlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepard
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
ArbokArcanineJolteonSnubbullGranbullHoundoom
DonphanExploudElectrikeManectricShinxLuxio
LuxrayHippowdonStoutland
Thunder Fang Electric Physical 65 95% 15
WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothVigorothSlaking
BidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearSimisear
MunnaMusharna
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Poochyena in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Poochyena in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poochyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poochyena
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snatch Dark Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Super Fang Normal Physical 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Poochyena can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Poochyena cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poochyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poochyena
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 10+ Purified moves
Shadow Blitz Shadow Box XD 261.png Heal Bell Normal
Shadow Shed Shadow Dig Ground
-- Poison Fang Poison
-- Howl Normal

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pleasant Forest Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
Pleasant Forest Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Poochyena can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poochyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poochyena
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS261.png PinRS261.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani261.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP261.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Grr... I smell foes!
26%-50% HP Grr... My health is halfway down.
1%-25% HP I'm feeling down-and-out... I can't even manage a yip...
Level up Grrr... I leveled! My nose grew even more sensitive!
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 Grrr... I leveled! My nose grew even more sensitive!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP261.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
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:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Dark  Dark Assist.png
( Dark )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It releases dark pulses around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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

Poochyena
Unevolved
Poochyena
 Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 18


Mightyena
First evolution
Mightyena
 Dark 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 261.png Spr 3e 261.png Spr 3r 261.png Spr b 3r 261.png
Spr 3r 261 s.png Spr 3e 261 s.png Spr 3r 261 s.png Spr b 3r 261 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 261.png Spr 4d 261.png Spr 4d 261.png Spr b 4d 261.png
Spr 4d 261 s.png Spr 4d 261 s.png Spr 4d 261 s.png Spr b 4d 261 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 261.png Spr 5b 261.png Spr b 5b 261.png
Spr 5b 261 s.png Spr 5b 261 s.png Spr b 5b 261 s.png
Poochyena For other sprites and images, please see Poochyena images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

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It shares some similarities with both wolves and hyenas. However, its small size, typically tenacious nature, and affinity for biting calls to mind Tasmanian devils.

Name origin

Poochyena is a combination of pooch (slang for dog) and hyena.

Pochiena may be a combination of Pochi (a popular name for dogs in Japan) and hyena.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポチエナ Pochiena From Pochi (a popular name for dogs in Japan) and hyena
France Flag.png French Medhyena From medium and hyena
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poochyena Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Fiffyen From pfiffig and Hyäne
Italy Flag.png Italian Poochyena Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포챠나 Pochyana Similar to the word pooch, pronounced the same in Korean as it is in English


Related articles

External links

Swampert #260: Swampert
Pokémon
#262: Mightyena Mightyena


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