Growl (move)

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Growl
なきごえ Cry
Growl.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Growl (Japanese: なきごえ Cry) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Growl decreases the opponent's Attack by one stage.

Generations III and IV

Growl will not affect Pokémon with the Abilities Soundproof, Hyper Cutter, Clear Body, or White Smoke.

In a Double Battle, Growl hits both opponents.

Generation V onward

In a Triple Battle, Growl will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Growl, the user's Defense stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad A technique that lowers the target's Attack power. Can normally be used up to 6 times.
Stad2 A move that lowers the target's Attack power. Can normally be used up to six times.
GSC Reduces the foe's Attack.
RSEColo.XD Growls cutely to reduce the foe's Attack.
FRLG The user growls in a cute way, making the foe lower its Attack. stat.
DPPtHGSS The user growls in an endearing way, making the foe less wary. The target's Attack stat is lowered.
BWB2W2 The user growls in an endearing way, making the opposing team less wary. The foes' Attack stats are lowered.
XYORAS The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stats.
SM The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Monster Grass 1 4 4 3 3 3 3
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
Monster Grass 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
003 Venusaur Venusaur
Monster Grass 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
022 Fearow Fearow
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 5 5
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy 1
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
030 Nidorina Nidorina
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
050 Diglett Diglett
Field Field 15 1 5 4 4 4 4
050 Diglett Diglett
Alola Form
Field Field 4
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Field Field 1, 15 1, 5 1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alola Form
Field Field 1, 4
052 Meowth Meowth
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
Field Field 1
053 Persian Persian
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
Field Field 1
077 Ponyta Ponyta
Field Field 35 4 5 7DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1
078 Rapidash Rapidash
Field Field 1, 35 1, 4 1, 5 1, 7DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1 27 6 6 6 5 5 5
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1 27 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
084 Doduo Doduo
Flying Flying 20 1 1 1 1 1 1
085 Dodrio Dodrio
Flying Flying 1, 20 1 1 1 1 1 1
086 Seel Seel
Water 1 Field 30 5 9 3 3 3 3
087 Dewgong Dewgong
Water 1 Field 1, 30 1, 5 1, 9 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster 1RGB 1 1 1 1 1 1
105 Marowak Marowak
Alola Form
Monster Monster 1
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy 30 5 1 1 1 1 1
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
133 Eevee Eevee
Field Field 16Y 16 16 15 15 1 1
152 Chikorita Chikorita
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
153 Bayleef Bayleef
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
154 Meganium Meganium
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1
164 Noctowl Noctowl
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1
176 Togetic Togetic
Flying Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field 1 1 5 5BW
1B2W2
1 1
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field 1 1 1, 5 1, 5BW
1B2W2
1 1
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field 1 1 1, 5 1, 5BW
1B2W2
1 1
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1 6 6 6 5 5 5
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
231 Phanpy Phanpy
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
232 Donphan Donphan
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field 4 4 3 3 3 3
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy 4 1 1 1 1 1
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
256 Combusken Combusken
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
258 Mudkip Mudkip
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
270 Lotad Lotad
Water 1 Grass 3 3 3 3 3
271 Lombre Lombre
Water 1 Grass 3 3 3 3 3
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1
277 Swellow Swellow
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1
278 Wingull Wingull
Water 1 Flying 1 1 1 1 1
279 Pelipper Pelipper
Water 1 Flying 1 1 1 1 1
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
281 Kirlia Kirlia
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy 1
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy 1 1
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1
320 Wailmer Wailmer
Field Water 2 5 4 4 4 4
321 Wailord Wailord
Field Water 2 1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
322 Numel Numel
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
323 Camerupt Camerupt
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
333 Swablu Swablu
Flying Dragon 1 1 1 1 1
334 Altaria Altaria
Flying Dragon 1 1 1 1 1
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous 6 6 6 6XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4
363 Spheal Spheal
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1
364 Sealeo Sealeo
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1
365 Walrein Walrein
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1
393 Piplup Piplup
Water 1 Field 4 4 4 4
394 Prinplup Prinplup
Water 1 Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
395 Empoleon Empoleon
Water 1 Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
396 Starly Starly
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
397 Staravia Staravia
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
398 Staraptor Staraptor
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
399 Bidoof Bidoof
Water 1 Field 5 5 5 1
400 Bibarel Bibarel
Water 1 Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
401 Kricketot Kricketot
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
402 Kricketune Kricketune
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1
418 Buizel Buizel
Water 1 Field 1 1 4 4
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field 1 1 1, 4 1, 4
429 Mismagius Mismagius
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field 8 8 8 8
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 6 6XY
4ORAS
8
441 Chatot Chatot
Flying Flying 5 5 5 5
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field 3 3 3
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3
519 Pidove Pidove
Flying Flying 4 4 4
520 Tranquill Tranquill
Flying Flying 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
521 Unfezant Unfezant
Flying Flying 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy 1 1 1
535 Tympole Tympole
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1
572 Minccino Minccino
Field Field 3
585 Deerling Deerling
Field Field 4 4 4
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like 4 4 4
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
Field Field 5 1 1
614 Beartic Beartic
Field Field 1, 5 1 1
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field 1 1
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field 1 1
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field 1 1
656 Froakie Froakie
Water 1 Water 1 1 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
Water 1 Water 1 1 1
658 Greninja Greninja
Water 1 Water 1 1 1
661 Fletchling Fletchling
Flying Flying 1 1
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder
Flying Flying 1 1
663 Talonflame Talonflame
Flying Flying 1 1
676 Furfrou Furfrou
Field Field 1 1
698 Amaura Amaura
Monster Monster 1 1
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster 1 1
722 Rowlet Rowlet
Flying Flying 4
723 Dartrix Dartrix
Flying Flying 1, 4
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Flying Flying 1, 4
725 Litten Litten
Field Field 1
726 Torracat Torracat
Field Field 1, 4
727 Incineroar Incineroar
Field Field 1, 4
728 Popplio Popplio
Water 1 Field 4
729 Brionne Brionne
Water 1 Field 1, 4
730 Primarina Primarina
Water 1 Field 1, 4
731 Pikipek Pikipek
Flying Flying 3
732 Trumbeak Trumbeak
Flying Flying 1, 3
733 Toucannon Toucannon
Flying Flying 1, 3
741 Oricorio Oricorio
Flying Flying 4
746 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
Water 2 Water 2 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the Attack of all foes in the room by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the Attack of all enemies in the room by 1 level.

In the anime

In the main series

Mary Fluffy Growl.png Marilyn Chingling Growl.png Nurse Joy Meganium Growl.png Ludicolo Growl.png
Mareep Chingling Meganium Ludicolo
The user lets out a loud, piercing cry.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
179 Mareep Mareep opens its mouth and lets out a loud, piercing bleat that distorts the air.
Mary's Fluffy Mild N' Wooly Debut
Ellen's Mareep Mild N' Wooly None
154 Meganium Meganium opens its mouth and lets out a loud cry that releases white shockwaves from its mouth, making the opponent calm down.
Nurse Joy's Meganium Odd Pokémon Out! None
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo opens its mouth and lets out a large yell that distorts the air.
Three wild Ludicolo Like it or Lup it! None
433 Chingling Chingling releases a loud, piercing shriek that distorts the air around it.
Marylin's Chingling Battling a Cute Drama! None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Charmander Growl PO.png None.png None.png
Charmander
The user lets out a loud, piercing cry.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
004 Charmander Charmander opens its mouth and lets out a high, piercing growl that distorts the air.
Red's Charmander File 1: Red Debut

In the manga

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In other generations

Growl I.png Growl II.png Growl III.png Growl IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Growl V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Growl Stad.png Growl Stad2.png Growl Colo.png Growl XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Growl PMD RB.png Growl PMD TDS.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 叫聲 / 叫声 Jiào Shēng *
嚎叫 Háojiào *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Knurre
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Grommen
Finland Flag.png Finnish Määkiminen*
France Flag.png French Rugissement
Germany Flag.png German Heuler
Greece Flag.png Greek Μουγγρητό Moungritó
Italy Flag.png Italian Ruggito
South Korea Flag.png Korean 울음소리 Ul'eum Sori
Poland Flag.png Polish Warczenie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Rosnado
Rosnadura (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rosnar
Romania Flag.png Romanian Răgetul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Režanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gruñido
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Hırlama
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Gầm Gừ


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