Poochyena (Pokémon)

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#262: Mightyena Mightyena
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Poochyena (disambiguation).
Poochyena
Bite Pokémon
ポチエナ
Pochiena
#261
Poochyena



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Run Away or Quick Feet Cacophony
Cacophony
Rattled
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Poochyena
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Weight
30.0 lbs. 13.6 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
55
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
56
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Poochyena
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HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Speed
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Shape
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Footprint
F261.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Poochyena (Japanese: ポチエナ Pochiena) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Mightyena starting at level 18.

Biology

Poochyena is a quadrupedal Pokémon similar in appearance to hyenas and canines. Its body is primarily gray with a black face and throat, paws, and belly. Its eyes are red with yellow sclerae, and it has a red nose. Its lower jaw has two pointed teeth sticking out. The fur at the base of its tail is rumpled and shaggy. Poochyena has gray paw pads on its three-toed paws.

Poochyena has a very keen sense of smell, allowing it to find and chase its prey with ease. It takes a bite at anything that moves and makes the hair on its tail bristle out to try to intimidate its foes. Known for its tenacious nature, it chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. If its prey strikes back, it may turn tail. It is omnivorous and will eat anything. This Pokémon lives in grasslands, savannas, and forests.

In the anime

Main series

Poochyena in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Poochyena debuted in Get the Show on the Road. They attacked Professor Birch when he got separated from Ash, similarly to what happened in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

In A Bite to Remember, Max befriended a Poochyena belonging to Katrina. He eventually helped it evolve and become a protector of the preserve.

In The Blue Badge of Courage, the Gym Badge thieves used a Poochyena and a Zigzagoon to battle Misty's Psyduck and Sakura's Espeon, but both were defeated.

In A Six Pack Attack!, a wild Poochyena assisted Professor Birch in finding Professor Oak, May, and Max.

In Grass Hysteria!, Old Man Obee's three Poochyena tracked down Ash and May after they got lost in the Forbidden Forest. They then joined in the fight against Team Rocket's mecha.

In An Explosive Operation!, a Team Flare Grunt used a Poochyena during a Team Flare effort to capture Z2.

In JN054, Jessie pulled a Poochyena from the Rocket Prize Master to battle Ash and Goh. However, it was defeated by Jacqueline's Inteleon.

Minor appearances

In A Bite to Remember, Brock's demonstration featured a Poochyena evolving into a Mightyena.

In All Things Bright and Beautifly!, a Coordinator's Poochyena competed in the Rustboro Contest.

In Now That's Flower Power!, a Coordinator's Poochyena was in the Slateport City Pokémon Center.

In Win, Lose or Drew!, a Coordinator's Poochyena competed in the Slateport Contest.

In Jirachi: Wish Maker, a Poochyena was playing with its Trainer, while another was living in Forina, Jirachi's home.

A Poochyena appeared in Disaster of Disguise, under the ownership of a young female Trainer.

In Disguise Da Limit, a Coordinator's Poochyena competed in the Verdanturf Contest. Another was in a flashback that revealed Mrs. Grimm's parents took it away from her when she was a child.

A Trainer's Poochyena appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

In Beg, Burrow and Steal, two Poochyena were living in the an underground paradise.

In Hi Ho Silver Wind!, a Coordinator's Poochyena competed in the Hoenn Grand Festival.

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

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

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

In An Old Family Blend!, a Trainer's Poochyena competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

A Poochyena appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!.

Two Poochyena appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

In Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, a Trainer's Poochyena attended the Pokémon Summer Camp.

A Trainer's Poochyena appeared in Garchomp's Mega Bond!.

A Trainer's Poochyena appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

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

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

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG011 Poochyena Ash's Pokédex Poochyena, the Bite Pokémon. Poochyena is the pre-evolved form of Mightyena. Its biting strength is superior to other Pokémon, and has the endurance to chase opponents down until completely exhausted.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Poochyena was fleeing from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

Poochyena in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Nana

A Poochyena nicknamed Nana is first seen in Ruby's possession, one of the three Pokémon given to him from his father, Norman, when he was very young. Even five years before Creeping Past Cacnea, Nana was shown to be a formidable battler, injuring a Salamence teaming up with Kiki and Rara. While she still hadn't evolved, Ruby saw a few wild Mightyena that attacked Birch and envied how splendid their fur looked. A few chapters down the line, Ruby would obtain his own Mightyena in Dewford Town when he met up with Steven, and Nana evolved together with Kiki, who touched the champion's Moon Stone. This new evolved form saw a furthering of Nana's abilities, allowing her to perfect her Hyper Beam attack.

Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪

Main article: Kanata's Poochyena

Kanata has a Poochyena in Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

Two Poochyena appeared in I Want to be Human Again!.

In the TCG

Main article: Poochyena (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#010
Kanto
#—
Ruby At first sight, Poochyena takes a bite at anything that moves. This Pokémon chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it may turn tail if the prey strikes back.
Sapphire Poochyena is an omnivore - it will eat anything. A distinguishing feature is how large its fangs are compared to its body. This Pokémon tries to intimidate its foes by making the hair on its tail bristle out.
Emerald It savagely threatens foes with bared fangs. It chases after fleeing targets tenaciously. It turns tail and runs, however, if the foe strikes back.
FireRed It has a very tenacious nature. Its acute sense of smell lets it chase a chosen prey without ever losing track.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It chases its prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it turns tail if the prey strikes back.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
White
Black 2 A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #044
Hoenn
#010
X A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
Y It has a very tenacious nature. Its acute sense of smell lets it chase a chosen prey without ever losing track.
Omega Ruby At first sight, Poochyena takes a bite at anything that moves. This Pokémon chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it may turn tail if the prey strikes back.
Alpha Sapphire Poochyena is an omnivore—it will eat anything. A distinguishing feature is how large its fangs are compared to its body. This Pokémon tries to intimidate its foes by making the hair on its tail bristle out.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 101, 102, and 103
Emerald
Routes 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 116, 117, 120, 121, and 123, Petalburg Woods
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Gateon Port (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond
Breed Mightyena
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Route 214 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 1 (Swarm)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Route 9 (Swarm)
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Mightyena
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 101, 102, and 103
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Plains (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 16, Endless Level 33, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Thunderwave Cave (1F-3F), Howling Forest (1F-8F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B15F), World Abyss (B1F-B15F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
MD Sky
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B15F), World Abyss (B1F-B15F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
Ranger: GS
Rasp Cavern
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Challenger's Ground, Seabreeze Trail
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Pokémon Outbreak!, Chill Battle: The Three Little Tepig
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Tu
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 159
Prasino Woods: Stage 573
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Smoldering Caldera (All Areas), Distortion Land: Withered Cemetery (All Areas)
Picross
Area 01: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Zygarde Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Thunderwave Cave (1F-3F)


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (5%)
Emerald
Platinum Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (5%)
Black White Pecha Berry Pecha Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
35
95 - 142 180 - 274
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total:
220
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
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/20 ★★☆☆


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Poochyena's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double Kick Poochyena (EX Power Keepers 58)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS261.png PinRSani261.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani261.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Grr... I smell foes!
26%-50% HP Grr... My health is halfway down.
1%-25% HP I'm feeling down-and-out... I can't even manage a yip...
Level up Grrr... I leveled! My nose grew even more sensitive!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 261.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:
(present)
Dark Assist.png
Dark
Field move:
(present)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Dark Assist.png
Dark
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-040/N-090
It releases dark pulses around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush261Body.png Walking Speed: 1.64 seconds Base HP: 43
Base Attack: 63 Base Defense: 42 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT261.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#187
Shuffle261.png

Counterattack
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.


Pokémon GO
GO261.png Base Stamina: 111 Base Attack: 96 Base Defense: 61
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Poochyena Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Snarl
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Dig, Poison Fang

Evolution

261Poochyena.png
Unevolved
Poochyena
 Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 18
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First evolution
Mightyena
 Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 261.png Spr b 3r 261.png Spr 3e 261.png Spr b 3r 261.png Spr 3r 261.png Spr b 3r 261.png
Spr 3r 261 s.png Spr b 3r 261 s.png Spr 3e 261 s.png Spr b 3r 261 s.png Spr 3r 261 s.png Spr b 3r 261 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 261.png Spr b 4d 261.png Spr 4d 261.png Spr b 4d 261.png Spr 4d 261.png Spr b 4h 261.png
Spr 4d 261 s.png Spr b 4d 261 s.png Spr 4d 261 s.png Spr b 4d 261 s.png Spr 4d 261 s.png Spr b 4d 261 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 261.png Spr b 5b 261.png Spr 5b 261.png Spr b 5b 261.png
Spr 5b 261 s.png Spr b 5b 261 s.png Spr 5b 261 s.png Spr b 5b 261 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 261.png Spr b 6x 261.png Spr 6x 261.png Spr b 6x 261.png
Spr 6x 261 s.png Spr b 6x 261 s.png Spr 6x 261 s.png Spr b 6x 261 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 261.png Spr b 7s 261.png Spr 7s 261.png Spr b 7s 261.png
Spr 7s 261 s.png Spr b 7s 261 s.png Spr 7s 261 s.png Spr b 7s 261 s.png
Front Back Front Back
261MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Poochyena images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Poochyena has the lowest base stat total of all Dark-type Pokémon.
  • Poochyena and its evolved form share their category with Drednaw. They are all known as Bite Pokémon.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Poochyena shares some similarities with both wolves and hyenas. However, its small size, typically tenacious nature, and affinity for biting resemble Tasmanian devils.

Name origin

Poochyena is a combination of pooch (slang for dog) and hyena.

Pochiena may be a combination of Pochi (a popular name for dogs in Japan) and hyena.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポチエナ Pochiena From Pochi (a popular name for dogs in Japan) and hyena
France Flag.png French Medhyèna From medium and hyène
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poochyena Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Fiffyen From pfiffig and Hyäne
Italy Flag.png Italian Poochyena Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포챠나 Pochana Transliteration of the Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 土狼犬 Tǔlángquǎn From 土狼 tǔláng and quǎn


Related articles

External links


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