Officer Jenny's Growlithe

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Officer Jenny's Growlithe
ジュンサーのガーディ Junsar's Gardie
Poké Ball
Officer Jenny Growlithe.png
Officer Jenny's Growlithe
Debuts in The Case of the K-9 Caper
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Officer Jenny
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Growlithe Katsuyuki Konishi
Mitsuru Ogata
Kōichi Sakaguchi
Maddie Blaustein (EP054-AG119)
Katsuyuki Konishi (DP033)
Tom Wayland

Officer Jenny's Growlithe (Japanese: ジュンサーのガーディ Junsar's Gardie) is a Pokémon owned by many Officer Jennys in the Pokémon anime, specifically the Officer Jennys active in the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions.

In the anime

In the main series


Original series
Officer Jenny's Growlithe in their first appearance in the anime

Officer Jenny's Growlithe have been used in crime solving and serve as police dogs throughout much of the Pokémon world. As such, they are frequently seen outside of their Poké Balls. Growlithe first appeared in The Case of the K-9 Caper!, where Ash and his friends met up with an Officer Jenny who trained Growlithe to act as police dogs. In this episode, the many Growlithe helped fend off Team Rocket.

A Growlithe owned by an Officer Jenny was also seen in The Fourth Round Rumble using a Flamethrower attack to shoot down Team Rocket's Meowth Balloon.

In Don't Touch That 'dile, Jenny's Growlithe was used to help locate a Totodile that was stolen by Team Rocket.

One was also used to locate Ash's missing Egg in An EGG-sighting Adventure!.

Growlithe and Officer Jenny
Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In A Poached Ego!, an Officer Jenny's Growlithe was used to help catch the Pokémon poacher, Rico. Growlithe also appeared in the episode The Spheal of Approval.

In The Ribbon Cup Caper, Officer Jenny's Growlithe was used to prevent Team Rocket from escaping the S.S. St. Flower with the Ribbon Cup, which was intended for the winner of the Hoenn Grand Festival.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

In All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go!, an Officer Jenny wore a Growlithe hat during the Pokémon Dress-Up Contest, both as a reference to her Pokémon and to follow the cosplaying theme; Officer Jenny's Growlithe also appears in the episode.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2), a Growlithe fought alongside Ash's friends and Solana against J's client's henchmen.

In Beating the Bustle and Hustle!, Growlithe participated in a fake Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle set up by Team Rocket. After Officer Jenny caught up to Azure and Crimson, Growlithe fought against Azure's Drowzee and managed to defeat it.

Pokémon the Series: Black & White

In BWS01, Growlithe was used to battle a Gyarados before it swam away.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Ivysaur's Mysterious Tower!, Growlithe assisted Officer Jenny as she was holding traffic for a group of Ivysaur to cross the road.

In JN020, Growlithe helped stop a group of Pokémon from fighting by using its Roar to scare them away. Ash then proceeded to introduce Growlithe to the group he was in charge of during a Pokémon Orienteering competition.

Personality and characteristics

Growlithe as a puppy

Growlithe was shown to be very loyal towards each Officer Jenny, as shown in their debut episode when one of the Growlithe was a puppy in a flashback.

Although Growlithe remains the "signature Pokémon" of many Officer Jennys, they will sometimes use different Pokémon. The Officer Jenny in Mutiny in the Bounty! used Growlithe's evolved form, Arcanine. In some parts of the Pokémon world, police forces will have special Pokémon teams, such as Spinarak in Spinarak Attack.

The Officer Jennys of Unova and Kalos do not use Growlithe, as they are not generally found in those regions. In Unova, the most common Pokémon Officer Jennys use are Herdier, and in Kalos, Manectric.

Moves used

Officer Jenny Growlithe Bite.png
Using Bite
Officer Jenny Growlithe Flame Wheel.png
Using Flame Wheel
Move First Used In
Bite The Case of the K-9 Caper!
Flamethrower The Fourth Round Rumble
Flame Wheel Beating the Bustle and Hustle!
Fire Fang Beating the Bustle and Hustle!
Hidden Power Beating the Bustle and Hustle!
Roar JN020
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In The Power of Us

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Growlithe reappeared in The Power of Us, where it was helping the Officer Jenny of Fula City.

Related articles

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

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