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[[File:Type Fire.gif|link=Fire type]]  
Species Puppy Pokémon
Abilities Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified (Dream World)
None ← 058 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Arcanine]]
(ガーディ Gaadi)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Red>Red</font>
Shape Footprint

Growlithe (Japanese: ガーディ Gaadi) is a Fire-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.

Special abilities

Growlithe can have the abilities Flash Fire and Intimidate. Flash Fire raises Growlithe's Attack if it is hit by a Fire-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 evolves into Arcanine by use of a Fire Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion (Red Only) Uncommon
Yellow Pokémon Mansion Uncommon
Gold/Silver Routes 7, 8, 36 and 37 (Gold Only) Common
Crystal Routes 8, 36 and 37 (Day) Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion (Firered Only) Common
Diamond/Pearl Routes 201 and 202 Rare
Platinum Routes 201 and 202 Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Routes 7, 8, 36, 37 and 38 (HeartGold Only) Uncommon
Black 2/White 2 Virbank Complex Uncommon

Pokédex entries



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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