#229 Houndoom
Male: 50%   Female: 50%
Dark Fire
Name Number Japanese Name
Houndoom 229 Heruga
Pronunciation Species
HOUND-OOM Dark Pokémon
Name Meaning
Comes from HOUND (dog) and DOOM. "dog who brings doom"
Height Weight
4' 7" 1.40 m 77.0 lb 34.65 kg
Houndour Level 24⇨ Houndoom
Pokedex Entries
Gold Stadium 2 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 POKEMON 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.
Locations Found Time Rarity
Gold Must Evolve from Houndour at level 24 Any Evolve
Silver Any Evolve
Crystal Any Evolve
How to Catch
Ground Surf Fishing Forest Tree Mountain Tree Rock Smash Breed Evolve Event BugCatch Game Corner
G/S           X    
Crystal           X    
Weaknesses (Defense)
Normal = x1 Fire = x0.5 Water = x2 Electric = x1 Grass = x0.5 Ice = x0.5
Fighting = x2 Poison = x1 Ground = x2 Flying = x1 Psychic = x0 Bug = x1
Rock = x2 Ghost = x0.5 Dragon = x1 Dark = x0.5 Steel = x0.5
Total Weaknesses= 4/17
Total Resistances= 7/17
Defense Ratio= 4 : 7 ⇨ 57%
Advantages (Offense)
Normal =
1st: Normal
2nd: Normal
Fire =
1st: Normal
2nd: Bad
Water =
1st: Normal
2nd: Bad
Electric =
1st: Normal
2nd: Normal
Grass =
1st: Normal
2nd: Good
Ice =
1st: Normal
2nd: Good
Fighting =
1st: Bad
2nd: Normal
Poison =
1st: Normal
2nd: Normal
Ground =
1st: Normal
2nd: Normal
Flying =
1st: Normal
2nd: Normal
Psychic =
1st: Good
2nd: Normal
Bug =
1st: Normal
2nd: Good
Rock =
1st: Normal
2nd: Bad
Ghost =
1st: Good
2nd: Normal
Dragon =
1st: Normal
2nd: Bad
Dark =
1st: Bad
2nd: Normal
Steel =
1st: Bad
2nd: Good
Total Advantages= 6/34
Total Disadvantages= 7/34
Offensive Ratio= 6:7 (Adv : Dis) ⇨ ~85.71%
Natural Learned Attacks
Note: Attacks in white are physical attacks, Attacks in blue are special attacks, and Attacks in yellow are techniques with no direct damage. To view what an attack/ability is Click Here. (Opens in new window)
G S C Attacks Type
- Leer NRM
- Ember FIR
- Roar NRM
- Smog PSN
- Bite DRK
30 Feint Attack DRK
41 Flamethrower FIR
52 Crunch DRK
Moves Learned from Move Tutor (Crystal)
TM/HM Capibilities - Gold/Silver/Crystal         (Move cursor over TM/HMs and hold it to find out what it is)
TM 01 TM 02 TM 03 TM 04 TM 05 TM 06 TM 07 TM 08 TM 09 TM 10
TM 11 TM 12 TM 13 TM 14 TM 15 TM 16 TM 17 TM 18 TM 19 TM 20
TM 21 TM 22 TM 23 TM 24 TM 25 TM 26 TM 27 TM 28 TM 29 TM 30
TM 31 TM 32 TM 33 TM 34 TM 35 TM 36 TM 37 TM 38 TM 39 TM 40
TM 41 TM 42 TM 43 TM 44 TM 45 TM 46 TM 47 TM 48 TM 49 TM 50
HM 01 HM 02 HM 03 HM 04 HM 05 HM 06 HM 07  
Breeding Information (GSC Feature Only)
Note: When ever a pokémon "Family" is mentioned, it means all of the pokémon that are related by evolution. The lowest level adult pokémon of a Family are always used in front of the word "Family". (for example: the Chikorita Family refers to Chikorita, Bayleef, and Meganium)
Breeding Groups: Group 7 - Ground Pokémon -
Pokémon Compatibility:
Egg Moves: Beat Up Mate with a male Sneasel.
Counter First, breed a male Heracross with a female Paras/Parasect, then breed a male offspring with a female from Chikorita Family. Next, breed the male offspring of that union (Chikorita) to a female Rhyhorn/Rhydon. Finally, mate a male offspring of that union (Rhyhorn) with a female from Houndour Family.
Fire Spin Mate with a male Flareon, Ponyta/Rapidash or Vulpix/Ninetales.
Pursuit Mate with a male Dunsparce, Rattata/Raticate, Tauros, or Umbreon.
Rage Mate with a male Dunsparce, Mankey/Primeape, Snubbull/Granbull, or Tauros.
Reversal Teach a wild male Smeargle the move, catch it, then mate it with female from Houndour Family.
Spite Mate with a male Dunsparce.
Stats Base Min-Max (L100) %ile Rank
Hit Points: 75
323-353 59.86% 21/45
Attack: 90
248-278 75.80% 11/49
Defense: 50
168-198 25.82% 37/55
Speed: 95
258-288 85.28% 9/47
Special Attack: 110
288-318 94.52% 7/46
Special Defense: 80
228-258 65.54% 17/41
Total: 500 1513-1693 81.59% 14/87

⇦ #228 Houndour | #230 Kingdra ⇨

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