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Revision as of 00:10, 15 August 2009

ガーちゃん Gar-chan
Poké Ball
James with Growlie.
Debuts in Holy Matrimony!
Caught at Kanto
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location James's parents' mansion
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Growlithe Mitsuru Ogata Maddie Blaustein

Growlie (Japanese: ガーちゃん Gar-chan), a Growlithe, was the first Pokémon belonging to James of Team Rocket. Its Japanese voice actor is 小形満 Mitsuru Ogata, and its English voice actress is Maddie Blaustein.


Before James ran away from home when he was a child, Growlie was his only friend on his parents' estate. The two were inseparable, and Growlie comforted James when he faced problems with his parents and arranged fiancé, Jessiebelle. When the stresses of home became too much, James left, but Growlie stayed behind, probably at James's request.

Years later, in Holy Matrimony!, James returned to his parents' home after hearing that they had died. This was a hoax to get him to marry Jessiebelle, and Jessiebelle trapped James in the family's basement. James called for Growlie, and Growlie burst into the room, rescuing its long-lost master. The two had a happy reunion, which had to be cut short to battle Jessiebelle and her Vileplume. Once again, James left home, set on giving up on his inheritance and continuing to live with Jessie and Meowth, and he told Growlie to stay behind to watch after his parents. Saddened, Growlie howled as James walked away from the mansion.

Growlie may very well be one of the most well-off Pokémon in the world. Its doghouse is the size of an average-sized human mansion, and it appears to get cared for by the family's butler. However, it is understandable that Growlie would be much happier on the road with James; perhaps one day, the two friends will be reunited.

Moves used

Using Move First Used In
Ash Pikachu Thunderbolt.png
Flamethrower Holy Matrimony!
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.


  • Along with Caserin, Growlie is the only Pokémon owned by a main character that was ever nicknamed.

Related articles

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