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Growl (move)

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Growl
なきごえ Cry
Growl V.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.

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

Effect

Growl decreases the opponent's Attack by one stage.

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

In a Double Battle, Growl hits both opponents. In a Triple Battle, Growl will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

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.
PMDRB Lowers the Attack of all foes in the room by one level.
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.
XY The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

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


In the anime

In the main series

Mary Fluffy Growl.png Marilyn Chingling Growl.png Nurse Joy Meganium Growl.png None.png
Mareep Chingling Meganium
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 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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 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
Italy Flag.png Italian Ruggito
South Korea Flag.png Korean 울음소리 Ul'eum Sori
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Rosnado
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rugido
Romania Flag.png Romanian Răgetul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Režanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gruñido


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