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Harrison's Houndoom

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Harrison's Houndoom
ハヅキのヘルガー Hazuki's Hellgar
Poké Ball
Harrison Houndoom.png
Harrison's Houndoom
Debuts in Pop Goes The Sneasel
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Harrison
Houndoom
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Houndoom Kōichi Sakaguchi

Harrison's Houndoom (Japanese: ハヅキのヘルガー Hazuki's Hellgar) was Harrison's first revealed Pokémon, and appears to be one of his main Pokémon alongside Blaziken, often seen walking beside its Trainer.

History

Houndoom with its Trainer, Harrison

Houndoom first appeared in Pop Goes The Sneasel, walking beside its Trainer. It listened to the story of Ho-Oh's Sacred Flame and joined Harrison and the others when they went to retrieve it from a territorial Sneasel. It jumped in to battle Sneasel's Machop crony, repelling it with Flamethrower. On the second attempt, the Houndoom fought alongside Phanpy against the Machop and Machoke, using Headbutt to take down the latter, then catching it on its horns and throwing it over the hill, out of range of the battle with Sneasel. It appeared willing to battle Sneasel, but Harrison chose to use Blaziken instead.

During Harrison's battle with Ash in Can't Beat the Heat!, Houndoom came out as his fifth Pokémon to fight Snorlax, who had already taken down Hypno and Steelix with little effort. It proved to be very powerful, using Counter to reflect Hyper Beam back onto it at double the strength, knocking out Snorlax in a single hit.

It then fought Ash's Bayleef, where its significant type advantage showed off as it roasted Razor Leaf with Flamethrower. However, Bayleef cunningly used Vine Whip to muzzle Houndoom and prevent it from using Flamethrower or Bite. Bayleef then threw Houndoom onto the ground and Body Slammed it, taking it out of the match.

Houndoom was last seen in battle with Jon Dickson's Rhyhorn, where it lost after being rammed by the Spikes Pokémon. As Harrison's final Pokémon, Houndoom's loss caused Harrison's elimination from the tournament.

Moves used

Harrison Houndoom Counter.png
Using Counter
Move First Used In
Flamethrower Pop Goes The Sneasel
Headbutt Pop Goes The Sneasel
Counter Playing with Fire!
Bite Playing with Fire
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Houndoom.


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