Howl (move)

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Howl
とおぼえ Howl
Howl IX.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
  • Is a sound-based move
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user and all allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Howl (Japanese: とおぼえ Howl) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III to VII

Howl raises the user's Attack stat by one stage.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Howl, the user's Attack stat rises another stage, and can be used regardless of whether the user is affected by Throat Chop or not.

Generation VIII onwards

Howl raises the user and its allies' Attack stats by one stage. As it is now a sound-based move, allies with the Ability Soundproof are not affected by this move. It is not blocked by protection moves (including Max Guard and Crafty Shield). If the user is holding a Throat Spray, the item will be consumed and the user's Special Attack stat will be raised by one stage.

Howl will become a Water-type move when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns. Allies with the Ability Good as Gold are not affected by this move.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Howls to raise the spirit and boosts Attack.
FRLG The user howls to raise its spirit and boost its Attack stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user howls loudly to raise its spirit, boosting its Attack stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user howls loudly to raise its spirit, which raises its Attack stat.
SwShBDSPLA The user howls loudly to raise the spirit of itself and allies. This raises their Attack stats.
SV The user howls loudly to rouse itself and its allies. This boosts their Attack stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field 4 4
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Field Field 4
059 Arcanine Arcanine
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1
059 Arcanine Arcanine
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Field Field 1
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 7 4 4 4 4 4BDSP 4
229 Houndoom Houndoom
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 1, 7 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 4BDSP 1
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 5 5 5 5XY
4ORAS
4 4BDSP
262 Mightyena Mightyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4 1, 4BDSP
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 15 15 15 15XY
11ORAS
11 10
294 Loudred Loudred
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15XY
1, 11ORAS
1, 11 1
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15XY
1, 11ORAS
1, 11 1
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 12 12 12 12XY
7ORAS
7 8
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1
653 Fennekin Fennekin
FireIC Big.png Field Field 11 11 11
654 Braixen Braixen
FireIC Big.png Field Field 11 11 11
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 11 1, 11 1
744 Rockruff Rockruff
RockIC Big.png Field Field 12 16 16
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 12 16 16
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 12 16 16
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 12USUM 16 16
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
985 Scream Tail Scream Tail
FairyIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
037 Vulpix Vulpix
FireIC Big.png Field Field
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
322 Numel Numel
FireIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
827 Nickit Nickit
DarkIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
835 Yamper Yamper
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
926 Fidough Fidough
FairyIC Big.png Field Mineral
971 Greavard Greavard
GhostIC Big.png Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon 2007 Birthday Charmander
2008 Birthday Charmander
2009 Birthday Charmander
2010 Birthday Charmander
244 Entei Entei
FireIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Shiny Crown Entei
Shinsegae Entei
Korean Crown Entei
GameStop Entei
Winter 2011 Entei
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Howl is a move with 27PP. The user raises its Attack by one stage. This move is affected by Snatch, Taunt and the Muzzled status condition.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Howl could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Howl could be seen as a move used by Boss Poochyena and Rockruff.

NormalIC RR.png Howl
Charge time 1.9 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Target Self
Additional effect Raises the user's Attack

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Attack by one level.
MDTDS Boosts the user's Attack by 1 level.
BSL じぶんの こうげきを 1だんかいあげる
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD It boosts your Attack. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 長嚎 Chèuhnghòuh
Mandarin 長嚎 / 长嚎 Chángháo *
嚎叫 Háojiào *
France Flag.png French Grondement
Germany Flag.png German Jauler
Greece Flag.png Greek Ουρλιατό Ourliató
Italy Flag.png Italian Gridodilotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 멀리짖기 MeollijijgiIX+
멀리짖음 MeollijijeumIVVIII
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Uivo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Urlik
Spain Flag.png Spanish Aullido
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tru



Variations of the move Defense Curl
StatusIC HOME.png Defense CurlHardenHowlMeditateSharpenWithdraw


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