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This Houndour is a Dark/Fire-type Pokémon owned by Cassidy.


Gold and Silver series

Cassidy and Butch chased Oliver, who tried to protect a young Lugia named Silver. The heroes attempted to stop them, and cut the net that captured Silver, rescuing it. Butch and Cassidy sent Houndour and Hitmontop, who used Flamethrower and Rolling Kick, the latter that hit Ash's Bayleef. Ritchie sent Pupitar named Cruise, who used Take Down on Houndour. The latter retaliated with Flamethrower, but Pupitar endured the attack. Hitmontop used Triple Kick, but was reflected by Bayleef's Vine Whip to hit Houndour instead. With their efforts thwarted, Butch and Cassidy retreated. Later, using a decoy, Cassidy and Butch captured Silver. However, Jessie and James appeared as well, trying to capture Lugia to steal credit for themselves. Houndour fought Jessie's Arbok, negating its Poison Sting by firing Flamethrower. The heroes reappeared, stopping Butch and Cassidy once more, who had Hitmontop use Rolling Kick on Bayleef, whose Vine Whip countered that attack. Houndour emitted Smog to distract everyone, which let Cassidy and Butch snatch Silver and submerge to the sea in the submarine, successfully completing their mission.[1]

In order to capture Silver's mother, the large Lugia, Butch and Cassidy took Silver out of the submarine, captured in a cage, so it would let its cry out to get the mother's attention. The heroes attempted to stop them, but this time, Hitmontop and Houndour wore headbands. These headbands, invented by Dr. Namba, made the Pokémon more aggressive and angry. Ash's Pikachu and Ritchie's Pikachu used Thunderbolt, but were stopped by Houndour's Flamethrower, which was more powerful. Ash sent Cyndaquil and Ritchie his Charmeleon, to use Flamethrower, but the former got struck by Hitmontop's Rolling Kick. Misty joined in with having Poliwhirl use Water Gun, but Houndour's Flamethrower countered it. Butch and Cassidy used their devices to enchange their Pokémon's rage, striking Poliwhirl and Charmeleon with Flamethrower and Rolling Kick with more power, forcing Misty and Ritchie to call their Pokémon back.[2]

The heroes, who had been captured by Team Rocket, were rescued by Oliver, and went to rescue Lugia and Silver. Butch and Cassidy stood in their path, sending Houndour and Hitmontop, who had their headbands still attached. The two Pokémon attacked with Rolling Kick and Flamethrower: Ash and Ritchie's Pikachu dodged, then fired Thunderbolt at the headbands, destroying them. Hitmontop and Houndour were quickly taken down by Tackle attacks. Jessie and James arrived as well, who tried to free Lugia to sabotage Cassidy and Butch's efforts. The latter two sent their Pokémon to attack Arbok and Victreebel. Arbok evaded Houndour's Flamethrower and struck it with Headbutt, while Hitmontop's Triple Kick countered Victeebel's Razor Leaf and struck it. Houndour fired another Flamethrower, missing Arbok and striking Lugia's cage. Hitmontop used Rapid Spin, but Victreebel's Vine Whip redirected it to attack the cage instead. Houndour struck Arbok with Flamethrower, but Arbok was pushed on the cage, damaging it further. Wobbuffet was sent to deal with Houndour: the Counter move redirected the Flamethrower to destroy the cage, freeing Lugia. Lugia was then able to use Aeroblast to blow Team Rocket away.[3]

Side Stories series

Butch and Cassidy attempted to capture a group of Pokémon from Professor Oak's lab that got lost, so they battled against Professor Oak, Tracey, and Delia. Butch's Houndour used Ember and Cassidy's Hitmontop used Rolling Kick, which were blocked by Delia's Mimey's Light Screen. Hitmontop got struck by Oak's Bulbasaur's Vine Whip and Tracey's Scyther's Quick Attack. Houndour attempted to bite Mimey, who retaliated with Double Slap. Hitmontop used Rapid Spin, but with Bulbasaur's Vine Whip, it confused itself and attacked Butch and Cassidy instead. Scyther used Cut on Hitmontop, while one of the lost Pokémon, Cyndaquil, fired Flamethrower, burning Team Rocket. In distraction, they were blasted off by Bulbasaur's Solar Beam.[4] After capturing an Aerodactyl, Butch and Cassidy sent Hitmontop and Houndour against Gary's Umbreon and Crystal's Ivysaur. Umbreon evaded Houndour's Bite and attacked it with Tackle, and evaded Hitmontop's Rolling Kick as well. Ivysaur tackled Houndour, and used Vine Whip on Hitmontop. After Umbreon used Quick Attack on Team Rocket's Pokémon, Ivysaur fired a Solar Beam to defeat them, while Totodile's Water Gun blasted them off.[5]

Ruby and Sapphire series

The heroes detected Cassidy and James stealing Poké Balls from trainers in a tournament, which made Ash send Corphish to confront them. Ash's Corphish fired a Bubblebeam at Cassidy's Houndour, who retaliated with Flamethrower.[6]

Known moves

Flamethrower FireGS104: The Mystery is History
Smog PoisonGS104: The Mystery is History
Bite DarkSS004: SS004: Showdown at the Oak Corral
Ember FireShowdown at the Oak Corral