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Houndoom
229
ヘルガー Herugaa
229Houndoom
Generation II
Evolutionary line
228229
Type(s)
Type Dark  Type Fire
Species Dark Pokémon
Abilities Flash Fire
Early Bird
Unnerve (DW)
Pokédex
Houndour ← 229 → Kingdra
Kanto N/A Johto 210/215
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 177
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 076
Alola 290
Evolves from Houndour
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
77.2 lbs. 35.0 kg 4'07" 1.4 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Black Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F229
Cry

Mega Houndoom
229M
メガメガヘルガー Mega Herugaa
229MHoundoom
Generation II
Evolutionary line
228229M
Type(s)
Type Dark  Type Fire
Species Dark Pokémon
Abilities Solar Power
Pokédex
Houndour ← 229M → Kingdra
Kanto N/A Johto 210/215
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 177
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 076
Alola 290
Evolves from Houndour
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
109.1 lbs. 49.5 kg 6'03" 1.9 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Black Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F229M
Cry

Houndoom (Japanese: ヘルガー Herugaa) is a Dark/Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

Biology

Physiology

Houndoom are canine-like Pokémon, with a similar appearance to its pre-evolved form Houndour. Houndoom are large with black fur and have a brown underbelly and muzzle. Around each of its ankles are two sets of bone-like bands. On its back are rib-like structures, appearing like an exoskeleton, that lead up to its neck. In between the two ends of the bone on its neck is a small skull emblem. Instead of having visible ears near the top of its head, Houndoom have curved horns. It has a long, skinny tail which ends in an arrow point.

As Mega Houndoom, its claws become red and its tail splits to form a fork. Its horns are now much longer and curved, and a large skull-like structure with a pair of long 'tusks' adorns its torso.

Behavior

Wild Houndoom usually fight for leadership. According to some old sayings, the flare of Houndoom contains toxic and the wound caused by a Houndoom can never be healed or recover. Because of their horrifying cry that sounds like the death from Hell, people and Pokémon in ancient times mostly stay in their homes when they hear Houndoom's howl.

Natural abilities

Houndoom have the abilities Flash Fire or Early Bird. Flash Fire will power up any of its Fire-type moves if it is hit with a Fire-type move, and Early Bird will cause a quick awakening from Sleep status.

Gender differences

Male Houndoom have longer horns then the females.

Evolution

Houndoom is the evolved form of Houndour. Houndour will evolve into this Pokémon once it reaches level 24. Houndoom can further evolve into Mega Houndoom with a Houndoominite.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Evolve Houndour None
Crystal Evolve Houndour None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Evolve Houndour None
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Route 214 and Route 215 via PokéRadar (Pearl only) Rare
Platinum Evolve Houndour None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone Common
Black/White Evolve Houndour (Black only) None
X/Y Evolve Houndour (X only) {{{xyrarity}}}
OR/AS Trade None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Gold
If you are burned by the flames it shoots from its mouth, the pain will never go away.
Silver
Upon hearing its eerie howls, other Pokémon get the shivers and head straight back to their nests.
Crystal
The pungent-smelling flame that shoots from its mouth results from toxins burning in its body.
Ruby
In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns raked sharply towards the back serves a leadership role. These Pokémon choose their leader by fighting amongst themselves.
Sapphire
In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns raked sharply towards the back serves a leadership role. These Pokémon choose their leader by fighting amongst themselves.
Emerald
In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns raked sharply back serves a leadership role. They choose their leader by fighting among themselves.
FireRed
Upon hearing its eerie howls, other Pokémon get the shivers and head straight back to their nests.
LeafGreen
If you are burned by the flames it shoots from its mouth, the pain will never go away.
Diamond
Long ago, people imagined its eerie howls to be the call of the grim reaper.
Pearl
Long ago, people imagined its eerie howls to be the call of the grim reaper.
Platinum
The flames it breathes when angry contain toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
HeartGold
If you are burned by the flames it shoots from its mouth, the pain will never go away.
SoulSilver
Upon hearing its eerie howls, other Pokémon get the shivers and head straight back to their nests.
Black
The flames it breathes when angry contains toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
White
The flames it breathes when angry contains toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
Black 2
The flames it breathes when angry contains toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
White 2
The flames it breathes when angry contains toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
X
Long ago, people imagined its eerie howls to be the call of the grim reaper.
Y
The flames it breathes when angry contain toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
Omega Ruby
In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns raked sharply toward the back serves a leadership role. These Pokémon choose their leader by fighting among themselves.
Alpha Sapphire
In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns raked sharply toward the back serves a leadership role. These Pokémon choose their leader by fighting among themselves.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
They spew flames mixed with poison to finish off their opponents. They divvy up their prey evenly among the members of their pack.
Mega Evolution: Its red claws and the tips of its tail are melting from high internal temperatures that are painful to Houndoom itself.
Ultra Moon
Identifiable by its eerie howls, people a long time ago thought it was the grim reaper and feared it.
Mega Evolution: Houndoom’s entire body generates heat when it Mega Evolves. Its fearsome fiery breath turns its opponents to ash.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
75
Attack
90
Defense
50
Sp. Atk
110
Sp. Def
80
Speed
95
Total
500

Base Stats
HP
75
Attack
90
Defense
90
Sp. Atk
140
Sp. Def
90
Speed
115
Total
600

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
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Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Type Cool 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Type Smart ♥♥ 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Type Tough ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Type Smart ♥♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM50 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 229 front S 229 front C 229 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 229 front E 229 front RS 229 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 229 front Pt 229 front HGSS 229 front
DP 229f front Pt 229f front HGSS 229f front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Houndoom BW Houndoom BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Houndoom XY Houndoom XY
Houndoom Shiny XY Houndoom Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Mega Evolution Sprites

Houndoom Mega XY
Front
Houndoom Mega XY Back
Back
Houndoom Mega XY Shiny
Front (Shiny)
Houndoom Mega XY Shiny Back
Back (Shiny)

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Harrison's Houndoom

Houndoom first appeared in "Houndoom's Special Delivery" where it took care of Misty's Togepi.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon share the same type combination as Houndoom and its pre-evolution Houndour.
    • As of Generation VII, they now share their types with Incineroar but in reverse order, Fire/Dark.
  • In Generation II Houndoom and Houndour were two of only five Pokémon to be Dark-type: the other three being Murkrow, Tyranitar and Umbreon.
  • In both the Generation II and Generation IV games, Houndoom has different sprites in all games. It is one of the few Pokémon with this distinction.

Origin

Houndoom is based on a hell hound, which in mythology were demonic dogs who guarded the gates of the underworld. Its color and build resemble that of a Doberman Pinscher.

Mega Houndoom may be based on tribal rituals where the bones of animals are worn as ceremonial ornaments. Its horns and pointed tail also resemble common depictions of the devil.

Etymology

Houndoom is a combination of hound and doom.

Gallery

See also