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. Throat Chop cannot prevent a Pokémon from using Z-Howl.

Generation VIII onwards

Howl raises the user and its allies' Attack stats by one stage.

Howl is now a sound-based move. As such, it cannot affect allies with the Ability Soundproof. However, Howl will still affect the user if the user has Soundproof.

Howl cannot affect allies if they are behind a substitute. However, it is not blocked by protection moves (including Max Guard and Crafty Shield).

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
0058 Growlithe FireIC Big.png Field Field - - - - - 4 4 4
0058 Growlithe
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Field Field 4
0059 Arcanine FireIC Big.png Field Field - - - - - 1 1 1
0059 Arcanine
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Field Field 1
0228 Houndour DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 7 4 4 4 4 4 4
0229 Houndoom DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 1, 7 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 4 1
0243 Raikou ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - 36 36 36
0261 Poochyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field 5 5 5 5XY
4ORAS
4 4 4
0262 Mightyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4 1, 4 13
0293 Whismur NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 15 15 15 15XY
11ORAS
11 10 10
0294 Loudred NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15XY
1, 11ORAS
1, 11 1 1
0295 Exploud NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15XY
1, 11ORAS
1, 11 1 1
0309 Electrike ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 12 12 12 12XY
7ORAS
7 8 8
0310 Manectric ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1 1
0653 Fennekin FireIC Big.png Field Field 11 11 11
0654 Braixen FireIC Big.png Field Field 11 11 11
0655 Delphox FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 11 1, 11 1
0744 Rockruff RockIC Big.png Field Field 12 16 16
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 12 16 16
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 12 16 16
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 12USUM 16 16
0888 Zacian
Zacian
All forms
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0889 Zamazenta
Zamazenta
All forms
FightingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0985 Scream Tail FairyIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7
1014 Okidogi PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8
1020 Gouging Fire FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 14
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0037 Vulpix FireIC Big.png Field Field
0037 Vulpix
Vulpix
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
0058 Growlithe FireIC Big.png Field Field - -
0155 Cyndaquil FireIC Big.png Field Field
0322 Numel FireIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0403 Shinx ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
0447 Riolu FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like - - - -
0506 Lillipup NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0827 Nickit DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0835 Yamper ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
0926 Fidough FairyIC Big.png Field Mineral
0971 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
0004 Charmander FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon 2007 Birthday Charmander
2008 Birthday Charmander
2009 Birthday Charmander
2010 Birthday Charmander
0244 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

Howl raises the user's Attack by one stage. This move is affected by the Muzzled status condition.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 27 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 27 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 27 - —% - User User -
SMD - - 20 40 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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 CurlHardenMeditateSharpenWithdraw
Formerly a variation
StatusIC HOME.png Howl


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