Growlithe (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Growlithe (disambiguation).
Growlithe
Puppy Pokémon
Scout Pokémon
ガーディ
Gardie
#0058
Growlithe
Growlithe
Hisuian Growlithe
Hisuian Growlithe



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Fire Unknown
Growlithe
Fire Rock
Hisuian Growlithe
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Flash Fire
Cacophony
Hisuian Growlithe
Cacophony
Justified
Growlithe Hidden Ability
Rock Head
Hisuian Growlithe Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hisuian Growlithe
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
75% male, 25% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Growlithe
2'07" 0.8 m
Hisuian Growlithe
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
41.9 lbs. 19.0 kg
Growlithe
50.0 lbs. 22.7 kg
Hisuian Growlithe
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
91
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
70
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Growlithe
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Hisuian Growlithe
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F0058.png None.png
Hisuian Growlithe
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Growlithe (Japanese: ガーディ Gardie) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Arcanine when exposed to a Fire Stone.

In Hisui, Growlithe has a dual-type Fire/Rock regional form. It evolves into Hisuian Arcanine when exposed to a Fire Stone.

Biology

Growlithe is a quadrupedal canine Pokémon. It has orange fur with black stripes along its back and legs. The fur on its muzzle, chest, belly, and tail is beige, as is an additional tuft of fur on top of its head. Growlithe's coat is noticeably longer on its chest and tail. It has gray eyes, a black nose, and large, round and triangular ears with beige interiors. Its forepaws have two visible claws, while its hind paws have three toes each. Each paw has a brown pad.

Growlithe is a friendly and loyal Pokémon that will fearlessly defend its Trainer and territory from harm, even against larger, stronger enemies. In particular, it has been known to fight with Rockruff over territory. It will fiercely bark at, bite, and chase away any perceived threat. Otherwise, this obedient Pokémon will wait motionlessly until given an order. It has a long history with people, as its bones have been found in Stone Age ruins. In the wild, Growlithe can be commonly found in grassy plains.

Growlithe also has a powerful olfactory sense. If it detects an unknown smell in its territory, it roars to flush out the intruder. It can smell the emotions of others, and never forgets a scent. However, strong, unpleasant smells can disable Growlithe's sense of smell for short periods, as seen in the anime.

In Hisui, Growlithe's fur is dark orange-red, while its mane and tail are light gray, and its muzzle is a light tan. The fur is made out of igneous rock components. Its mane covers its eyes and extends below its head, ending with three curls. Its ears are round and square with light orange-red interiors. It has a small horn in its head and its tail is curly.

Hisuian Growlithe's soft and insulated fur allows it to survive the cold weather of Hisui. Growlithe rarely uses its horn unless needed due to it being easily broken. A pair of Hisuian Growlithe are known to be vigilant when guarding territory. Hisuian Growlithe take much longer to bond with humans because they have lived apart from humans for many years.[1] Growlithe's Hisuian form is the result of it being exposed to volcanic activity in the habitat it lives in during Hisui's ancient times.

In the anime

Main series

Growlithe in the anime
Hisuian Growlithe in the anime

Major appearances

Growlie

James had a pet Growlithe nicknamed Growlie, which he owned as a child. However, he left it behind when he ran away from home. Despite this, it remains loyal to James.

Officer Jenny's Growlithe

Growlithe have been frequently used as police dogs by Officer Jenny prior to Pokémon the Series: Black & White. The Officer Jenny of Fula City also has a Growlithe, as seen in The Power of Us, which is set in a timeline different from the main series.

Other

In The Flame Pokémon-athon!, Lara Laramie's Growlithe battled Ash while defending a Tauros from a ranch that he mistakenly tried to catch.

In Saved by the Beldum, Morrison used a Growlithe in his battle against Gavin, where it was defeated by Marowak. During his battle against Ash, Morrison's reluctance to fight his friend led Growlithe to be defeated by Corphish.

In On Cloud Arcanine, an Arcanine was taking care of a whole litter of Growlithe. Drew and May attempted to catch the Arcanine, but after finding the Growlithe litter, they decided to leave it alone.

In Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!, Tedesco's Growlithe helped defend Ash and his friends when Teaque's Vanillite's attacked them.

Minor appearances

Growlithe debuted in Sparks Fly for Magnemite, where it was seen in Gringey City's Pokémon Center.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Growlithe was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving Giovanni.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Growlithe was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Growlithe were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Pikachu Re-Volts, Cassidy and Butch controlled a Growlithe at Mandarin Island North.

In Shell Shock!, an expedition crew led by Nurse Joy owned two Growlithe. They helped alert the group when boulders began to rain down on them.

In The Power of One, multiple Growlithe sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Growlithe appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Growlithe appeared in Snubbull Snobbery, under the ownership of some security guards in Palm Hills.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Hot Matches!.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Growlithe participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In Training Daze, a Growlithe acted as a security guard for a penthouse.

Multiple Growlithe appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In Off the Unbeaten Path, a Trainer's Growlithe participated in the Pokémon Orienteering competition.

A Coordinator's Growlithe appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Growlithe competed in the Terracotta Contest.

A Growlithe appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.

A Growlithe appeared in The Champ Twins!.

A Growlithe appeared in Camping It Up!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Curtain Up, Unova League! and Lost at the League!.

A Growlithe appeared in a flashback in Secrets From Out of the Fog!.

In Go, Go Gogoat!, a Growlithe was living at an unnamed island in the Decolore Islands.

A Growlithe appeared in BWS01.

A Growlithe appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Two Trainers Growlithe appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

In First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, a Growlithe gave some Berries to a group of Pikipek.

Six Trainers' Growlithe appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in That's Why the Litten is a Scamp!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in To Top a Totem!.

In Racing to a Big Event!, a Trainer's Growlithe competed in the Pokémon Pancake Race.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in They Might Not Be Giants!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in One Journey Ends, Another Begins....

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in Getting the Band Back Together!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in A Glaring Rivalry!. One of them reappeared in a flashback in A Masked Warning!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in I Choose You!.

Four Trainers' Growlithe appeared in A Crowning Moment of Truth!, with one appearing in a flashback. They were among the Pokémon attending the Wela Fire Festival‎.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in Alola, Kanto!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Faba's Revenge!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in the banned episode SM064.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Love at First Twirl!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Sours for the Sweet!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in The Power of Us.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in The Shape of Love to Come!.

In I Choose Paradise!, a Growlithe was at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Growlithe joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Got Meltan?.

A student's Growlithe appeared in Aiming for the Top Floor!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Growlithe competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!.

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, a Growlithe took part in a Raid Battle against a Lugia.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Ash's fantasy in The Climb to Be the Very Best!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Raid Battle in The Ruins!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in a fantasy in Caring for a Mystery!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in Toughing It Out!.

Two Trainers' Growtlithe appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Making Battles in the Sand!.

In Pikachu Translation Check..., a Trainer's Growlithe was in a video.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Memories of a Warming Kindness!.

Two Growlithe appeared in Sleuths for Truth! in a fantasy, doing police work alongside Ash and Goh.

A Hisuian Growlithe appeared in a fantasy in The Arceus Chronicles (Part 1).

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Helping the Hometown Hero!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Pride of a Champion!.

In JN135, a Growlithe appeared during a flashback.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP033 Growlithe Ash's Pokédex Growlithe, a Puppy Pokémon of pleasant demeanor and great diligence. It drives enemies away with barks and bites.
EP054 Growlithe Ash's Pokédex Growlithe, the Puppy Pokémon. While loyal to its master, the Growlithe will drive away enemies by barking and biting.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP153 Growlithe Dawn's Pokédex Growlithe, the Puppy Pokémon. Growlithe are very loyal and won't move unless their Trainer commands it.

Pokémon Origins

Growlithe in Pokémon Origins

In File 2: Cubone, a Growlithe was at the Pokémon House in Lavender Town.

Pokémon Generations

In The Chase, Looker used a Growlithe during the raid on the Viridian Gym. It accompanied Looker in his search for Giovanni and investigated the traces of explosives at the Gym's battlefield.

A Growlithe appeared in The Reawakening, during a flashback about the creation of the legendary beasts.

Pokémon Evolutions

In The Show, a Growlithe briefly appeared under the ownership of a Trainer in Ecruteak City.

POKÉTOON

A Growlithe appeared in The Pancham Who Wants to Be a Hero, where it was trapped in a cave.

In the manga

Growlithe in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

Similar to his anime counterpart, Morrison owns a Growlithe. It appeared in A Clash Of Wills!! Eternal Rivals?!.

Magical Pokémon Journey

Kiaraway, a Trainer who specializes in collecting Fire-type Pokémon, owns a Growlithe. It appeared in Vulpix and Cyndaquil.

Pokémon Adventures

In Paras Sight, Blaine has a Growlithe, which he used to track the scent given off by the cloth fragments Miles took from a frozen form of Red at Mt. Moon.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Growlithe was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Koya's Growlithe first appeared in a flashback in Hearts and Spirits Collide.

Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic

A wild Growlithe appeared in Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic, where it was caught by Soul.

Pokémon Zensho

A Growlithe appeared in PZ05.

In the TCG

Main article: Growlithe (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

Multiple Growlithe appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#058
Red Very protective of its territory. It will bark and bite to repel intruders from its space.
Blue
Yellow A Pokémon with a friendly nature. However, it will bark fiercely at anything invading its territory.
Stadium Friendly and loyal, but also jealously protective of its territory. Carelessly approaching it may result in a bite.
Generation II Johto
#127
Gold It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
Silver Extremely loyal, it will fearlessly bark at any opponent to protect its own Trainer from harm.
Crystal It controls a big territory. If it detects an unknown smell, it roars loudly to force out the intruder.
Stadium 2 It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#058
Ruby Growlithe has a superb sense of smell. Once it smells anything, this Pokémon won't forget the scent, no matter what. It uses its advanced olfactory sense to determine the emotions of other living things.
Sapphire
Emerald Its superb sense of smell ensures that this Pokémon won't forget any scent, no matter what. It uses its sense of smell to detect the emotions of others.
FireRed Very friendly and faithful to people. It will try to repel enemies by barking and biting.
LeafGreen It is very protective of its territory. It will bark and bite to repel intruders from its space.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#129
Diamond A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
SoulSilver Extremely loyal, it will fearlessly bark at any opponent to protect its own Trainer from harm.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #051
Black A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.
White
Black 2 Extremely loyal to its Trainer, it will bark at those who approach the Trainer unexpectedly and run them out of town.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Very friendly and faithful to people. It will try to repel enemies by barking and biting.
Y It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
Omega Ruby Growlithe has a superb sense of smell. Once it smells anything, this Pokémon won't forget the scent, no matter what. It uses its advanced olfactory sense to determine the emotions of other living things.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #052
Alola
USUM: #064
Kanto
#058
Sun It's both clever and loyal, but if a stranger tries to invade its territory, it barks threateningly.
Moon It looks cute, but when you approach another Trainer's Growlithe, it will bark at you and bite.
Ultra Sun While it's quite friendly toward humans once it's grown used to them, in the wild it must be quite fierce to defend its territory from Rockruff.
Ultra Moon It has lived alongside humans since ages ago. Its bones have been found in excavations of ruins from the Stone Age.
Let's Go Pikachu A Pokémon with a friendly nature. However, it will bark fiercely at anything invading its territory.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#070
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#150
Sword It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
Shield Extremely loyal, it will fearlessly bark at any opponent to protect its own Trainer from harm.
Brilliant Diamond It is a Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.
Shining Pearl
Hisuian Growlithe
Legends: Arceus They patrol their territory in pairs. I believe the igneous rock components in the fur of this species are the result of volcanic activity in its habitat.
Generation IX Paldea
#213
Scarlet It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
Violet It's very friendly and faithful to people. It will try to repel enemies by barking and biting.


Pokedex Image Growlithe SM.png Pokedex Image Growlithe SV.png
Growlithe in the Alola Pokédex Growlithe in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion
Yellow
Pokémon Mansion
Generation II
Gold
Routes 7, 8, 36, and 37
Silver
Trade
Crystal
Routes 8, 35, 36, and 37MorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed
Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion
LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 201 and 202 (FireRed)
Platinum
Routes 201 and 202 (FireRed)
HeartGold
Routes 7, 8, 36, 37, and 48
SoulSilver
Trade
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Virbank Complex
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Fire)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mt. Pyre exterior (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 2
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 2
Let's Go Pikachu
Routes 5, 6, 7 and 8
Let's Go Eevee
Trade
Generation VIII
Sword
Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills
Shield
Route 3, Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, Watchtower Ruins, East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, Axew's Eye, South Lake Miloch, Giant's Seat, North Lake Miloch
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond
Grand Underground - Spacious Cave, Volcanic Cave, Sandsear Cave, Typhlo Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Shining Pearl
Trade
Legends: Arceus
Windbreak Stand, Veilstone Cape (Hisuian Form)
Unobtainable (Kantonian Form)
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
North Province: (Area Two), South Province: (Area Three), East Province: (Area Two and Three) (Kantonian Form)
Unreleased (Hisuian Form)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Volcano
Pinball
Red Field: Celadon City, Saffron City
Blue Field: Lavender Town, Cinnabar Island
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 55, Endless Level 75, Forever Level 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Thunder (9F-10F, Mt. Thunder Peak 1F-2F)
Ranger
Dusk Factory
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Dark Crater (B1F-B13F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
MD Sky
Dark Crater (B1F-B13F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
Ranger: SoA
Pueltown, Union Road
Rumble
Fiery Furnace (Normal Mode B)
MD Blazing
Starter Pokémon
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Echo Valley; Lava: Sunny Seashore, World Axle - B1F
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Go Big or Go Home!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 3
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 313
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Primeval Thicket (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Zapdos Sea, Jirachi Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Jirachi SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Mt. Thunder (6F-12F), Mt. Faraway (1F-9F)
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's; Kantonian Form)


In events

Growlithe
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Growlithe English United States 32 September 25, 2004
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Growlithe Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006
Hisuian Growlithe
Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
LA Teresa Roca's Hisuian Growlithe All Online 26 February 25 to June 1, 2022
LA Hisui's Hisuian Growlithe All Online 30 August 18 to October 31, 2022

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Burnt Berry (25%)
Crystal
Emerald* Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (50%)
Diamond Pearl Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Black 2 White 2 Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
350
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 50.
Hisuian Growlithe

Due to the different way stats are calculated in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, exact minimum and maximum stats are not shown in this table.

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
350
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/19 ★★


Type effectiveness

Growlithe

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Hisuian Growlithe

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Growlithe
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Howl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
088 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1212 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
1616 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2424 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
2828 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
3232 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3636 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4040 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
4444 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
5252 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
5656 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Growlithe
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Growlithe
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Hisuian Growlithe
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Howl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
088 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1212 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
1616 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2424 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
2828 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
3232 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3636 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4040 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
4444 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 09090% 10
5252 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
5656 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Growlithe
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Growlithe

By TM

Growlithe
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM038Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM063Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM167Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM167 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Growlithe
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Growlithe
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Hisuian Growlithe
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM038Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM053Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM053 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM063Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM076Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM076 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM167Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM167 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Growlithe
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Growlithe

By breeding

Growlithe
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MankeyEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonTeddiursaUrsaring
UrsalunaSlakothSlakingGreedentLechonkOinkologne
FidoughDachsbun
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
TaurosTaurosTaurosJolteonZangooseDeerling
SawsbuckMudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderace
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
TaurosTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonCyndaquil
QuilavaTyphlosionTyphlosionDunsparceDudunsparcePhanpy
StantlerWyrdeerNumelHippopotasHippowdonDeerling
SawsbuckSkiddoGogoatPassimianScorbunnyRaboot
CinderaceLechonkOinkologneFidoughDachsbunMaschiff
MabosstiffCyclizarGreavardHoundstoneCetoddleCetitan
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Espeon Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
Arcanine Raging Fury Fire Physical 120 100% 10
MeowthPerrserkerMankeyPrimeapeAnnihilapeTauros
TaurosTaurosTaurosTeddiursaUrsaringUrsaluna
SandileKrokorokKrookodileCubchooBearticYungoos
GumshoosPassimianKomala
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • 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 Growlithe in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Growlithe
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Growlithe
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Hisuian Growlithe
Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MankeyEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeon
UmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonTeddiursaUrsaring
UrsalunaSlakothSlakingGreedentLechonkOinkologne
FidoughDachsbun
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
TaurosTaurosTaurosJolteonZangooseDeerling
SawsbuckMudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderace
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
TaurosTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonSylveonCyndaquil
QuilavaTyphlosionTyphlosionDunsparceDudunsparcePhanpy
StantlerWyrdeerNumelHippopotasHippowdonDeerling
SawsbuckSkiddoGogoatPassimianScorbunnyRaboot
CinderaceLechonkOinkologneFidoughDachsbunMaschiff
MabosstiffCyclizarGreavardHoundstoneCetoddleCetitan
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Eiscue Head Smash* Rock Physical 150 80% 5
Espeon Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
MeowthPerrserkerMankeyPrimeapeAnnihilapeTauros
TaurosTaurosTaurosTeddiursaUrsaringUrsaluna
SandileKrokorokKrookodileCubchooBearticYungoos
GumshoosPassimianKomala
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • 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 Growlithe in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Growlithe
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Growlithe

Side game data

Growlithe

Pokémon Pinball
Pin058.png Pinani058.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani058.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.6%
Friend Area: Scorched Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll protect my master!
26%-50% HP My HP is getting down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I can't protect my master much longer...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! You can count on me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 058.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: None
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 26 Max. exp.: 31
Browser entry R-144
Growlithe is a lively Pokémon that breathes embers while scampering about.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Browser entry R-065
It attacks by breathing fire and throwing tackles.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush058Body.png Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 47 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT058.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#438
Shuffle058.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon GO
GO058.png Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 136 Base Defense: 93
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Growlithe Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Ember, Bite
Charged Attacks: Flame Wheel, Body Slam, Flamethrower, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Hisuian Growlithe

Pokémon GO
GO058H.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 142 Base Defense: 92
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Growlithe Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Ember, Bite
Charged Attacks: Rock Slide, Crunch, Flamethrower

Evolution

Growlithe

0058Growlithe.png
Unevolved
Growlithe
 Fire 
Fire Stone
Fire Stone
0059Arcanine.png
First evolution
Arcanine
 Fire 


Hisuian Growlithe

0058Growlithe-Hisui.png
Unevolved
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 Fire  Rock 
Fire Stone
Fire Stone
0059Arcanine-Hisui.png
First evolution
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 Fire  Rock 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 058.png Spr b 2g 058.png Spr 2s 058.png Spr b 2g 058.png Spr 2c 058.png Spr b 2c 058.png
Spr 2g 058 s.png Spr b 2g 058 s.png Spr 2s 058 s.png Spr b 2g 058 s.png Spr 2c 058 s.png Spr b 2g 058 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 058.png Spr b 3r 058.png Spr 3e 058.png Spr b 3r 058.png Spr 3f 058.png Spr b 3f 058.png
Spr 3r 058 s.png Spr b 3r 058 s.png Spr 3e 058 s.png Spr b 3r 058 s.png Spr 3f 058 s.png Spr b 3r 058 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 058.png Spr b 4d 058.png Spr 4d 058.png Spr b 4p 058.png Spr 4h 058.png Spr b 4p 058.png
Spr 4d 058 s.png Spr b 4d 058 s.png Spr 4d 058 s.png Spr b 4p 058 s.png Spr 4h 058 s.png Spr b 4p 058 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 058.png Spr b 5b 058.png Spr 5b 058.png Spr b 5b 058.png
Spr 5b 058 s.png Spr b 5b 058 s.png Spr 5b 058 s.png Spr b 5b 058 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 058.png Spr b 6x 058.png Spr 6x 058.png Spr b 6x 058.png
Spr 6x 058 s.png Spr b 6x 058 s.png Spr 6x 058 s.png Spr b 6x 058 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 058.png Spr b 7s 058.png Spr 7s 058.png Spr b 7s 058.png
Spr 7s 058 s.png Spr b 7s 058 s.png Spr 7s 058 s.png Spr b 7s 058 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 058.png Spr 7p 058 s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 058.png Spr 8s 058 s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 058H.png Spr 8a 058H s.png
HOME
HOME0058.png HOME0058 s.png
HOME0058H.png HOME0058H s.png
Menu SV 0058.png For other sprites and images, please see Growlithe images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Growlithe may be based on Japanese statues called 獅子 shisa that resemble a mix between lions and dogs. They may also originate from Chinese 獅 shī or Japanese 狛犬 komainu, which are guardian statues that also resemble lion and dog mixes. They are incorrectly called "Foo dogs" in the West. Both shisa and shī statues alike are often found in pairs, believed to invite good luck, and used as guardians, which may have inspired Growlithe's protective nature. Its stripes and coloration are reminiscent of tigers. It may also draw inspiration from dogs with brindle ("tiger-striped") coat patterns, such as the 甲斐犬 Kai Ken. Given its canine traits and orange fur with black lines, it may draw inspiration from the extinct Tasmanian tiger.

In its Hisuian Form, its Rock typing and appearance may be based on the komainu statues. The mineral-like hair fibers also acting as insulators against the cold brings to mind asbestos.

Name origin

Growlithe may be a combination of growl and lithe.

Gardie may refer to its abilities as a guard dog, as a corruption of guard or guardian.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガーディ Gardie From guardian or guard dog
France Flag.png French Caninos Based on canine
Spain Flag.png Spanish Growlithe Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Fukano From Funke, canis and Vulkan
Italy Flag.png Italian Growlithe Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가디 Gadi Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 卡蒂狗 Kǎdìgǒu From the partial transcription of the Japanese name and gǒu
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 卡蒂狗 Kādaigáu*
護主犬 Wuhjyúhyún*
From the partial transcription of the Japanese name and gǒu
From 護主犬 wuhjyú-hyún


Related articles

References

External links

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