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Poochyena
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ポチエナ Pochiena
261Poochyena
Generation III
Evolutionary line
261262
Type(s)
Type Dark  
Species Bite Pokémon
Abilities Run Away
Quick Feet
Rattled (DW)
Pokédex
Swampert ← 261 → Mightyena
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 010 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 044
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Mightyena
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
30.0 lbs. 13.6 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Gray Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F261
Cry

Poochyena (Japanese: ポチエナ Pochiena) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

Biology

Physiology

Poochyena is a small, quadruped wolf or hyena-like Pokémon. Its scruffy, unkempt fur is mostly gray in color. It has dark gray fur on its face, underbelly, and paws, as well as inside its pointed ears. It has a long snout, a red nose, and red eyes with yellow scleras. It has sharp fangs, which it bears when angered.

Special Abilities

Poochyena has a very acute sense of smell that allows it to track down prey. It is extremely tenacious and relentless when it comes to hunting. It will run away when weakened.

Behavior

Poochyena is an aggressive Pokémon that will bite at anything that moves. It is tenacious and persistent. It will relentlessly chase its prey until the victim becomes exhausted. But if its prey strikes back, Poochyena will display cowardice by running away. It is known to eat anything, being an omnivore and it's categorized as the Bite Pokémon. It intimidates its enemies by bristling its fur.

Evolution

Poochyena evolves into Mightyena at level 18.

Game info

Statistics

Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
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
It has a very tenacious nature. Its acute sense of smell lets it chase a chosen prey without ever losing track.
Diamond
A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
Pearl
A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
Platinum
A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
HeartGold
It chases its prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it turns tail if the prey strikes back.
SoulSilver
It chases its prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it turns tail if the prey strikes back.
Black
A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
White
A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
Black 2
A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
White 2
A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
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 everything 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.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Routes 101, 102, 103 Uncommon
Emerald Routes 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 116, 117, 121, 123, Petalburg Woods Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Breed Mightyena (Diamond only) None
Platinum Route 214 (Poké Radar) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 1 Swarm
Black/White Route 9 Swarm


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 16,
Endless Level 33,
Pair Trozei,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Thunderwave Cave (1F-3F)
Howling Forest (1F-8F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Concealed Ruins (B1F-B15F)
World Abyss (B1F-B15F)
Marowak Dojo Final Maze (B1F-B48F)


Stats

Base Stats
HP
35
Attack
55
Defense
35
Sp. Atk
30
Sp. Def
30
Speed
35
Total
220

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
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 VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. 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 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.

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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal 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
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
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 ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 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
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 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
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
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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal 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
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
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
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 ♥♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
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
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool
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 ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 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 ♥♥
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.

Sprites

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 261 front E 261 front RS 261 front Poochyena Back GenIII
Poochyena Shiny GenIII Poochyena Shiny E Poochyena Shiny GenIII Poochyena Back Shiny GenIII
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 261 front DP 261 front DP 261 front Poochyena Back GenIV
Poochyena Shiny GenIV Poochyena Shiny GenIV Poochyena Shiny GenIV Poochyena Back Shiny GenIV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Poochyena BW Poochyena BW Poochyena Back BW
Poochyena Shiny BW Poochyena Shiny BW Poochyena Back Shiny BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Poochyena XY Poochyena XY Poochyena Back XY
Poochyena Shiny XY Poochyena Shiny XY Poochyena Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Trivia

Origin

Poochyena is based on a wolf or a hyena; it possesses dog-like traits as well.

Etymology

The name Poochyena is most likely a combination of the words "Pooch" and "Hyena".

Gallery

See also