Growlithe (Japanese: ガーディ Gaadi) is a type Dog Pokémon introduced in Generation I. Growlithe generally live in active volcanoes, grassy plains, and scorched plains heated by geothermal activity. Most Officer Jennies have a Growlithe.-
This Pokémon resembles a puppy. It has bright orange fur with black stripes. It's belly, tail, and fluff on top of its head are a cream color. There are no gender differences. Much like Vulpix its shiny form is a yellow/golden color.
Growlithe can have the abilities Flash Fire and Intimidate. Flash Fire raises Growlithe's Attack if it is hit by a -type move. Intimidate decreases the Attack of its opponent when it is put in battle. Naturally loyal and protective, if it is improperly trained it often bites without warning or unprovoked.
Growlithe's name is derived from the words growl, because it will growl at its enemies, and lithe, which refers to its readily bent posture before it attacks. Its name in Pokémon Red and Blue's beta version was Flamie.
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