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Growlithe (Japanese: ガーディ Gaadi) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

This Pokémon resembles a puppy. It has bright orange fur with black stripes. Its 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.

Natural 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.

Evolution

Growlithe evolves into Arcanine by use of a Fire Stone.

Game info

Game locations

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
X/Y Friend Safari Uncommon


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    Very protective of its territory. It will bark and bite to repel intruders from its space.

  • Yellow

    A Pokémon with a friendly nature. However, it will bark fiercely at anything invading its territory.

  • Gold

    It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.

  • Silver

    Extremely loyal, it will fearlessly bark at any opponent to protect its own Trainer from harm.

  • Crystal

    It controls a big territory. If it detects an unknown smell, it roars loudly to force out the intruder.

  • Ruby

    Growlithe has a superb sense of smell. Once it smells anything, this Pokémon won't forget the scent, no matter what. It uses its advanced olfactory sense to determine the emotions of other living things.

  • Sapphire

    Growlithe has a superb sense of smell. Once it smells anything, this Pokémon won't forget the scent, no matter what. It uses its advanced olfactory sense to determine the emotions of other living things.

  • FireRed

    Very friendly and faithful to people. It will try to repel enemies by barking and biting.

  • LeafGreen

    It is very protective of its territory. It will bark and bite to repel intruders from its space.

  • Emerald

    Its superb sense of smell ensures that this Pokémon won't forget any scent, no matter what. It uses its sense of smell to detect the emotions of others.

  • Diamond

    A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.

  • Pearl

    A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.

  • Platinum

    A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.

  • HeartGold

    It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.

  • SoulSilver

    Extremely loyal, it will fearlessly bark at any opponent to protect its own Trainer from harm.

  • Black

    A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.

  • White

    A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.

  • Black 2

    A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.

  • White 2

    A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.

  • X

    Very friendly and faithful to people. It will try to repel enemies by barking and biting.

  • Y

    It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.

  • Omega Ruby

    Growlithe has a superb sense of smell. Once it smells anything, this Pokémon won't forget the scent, no matter what. It uses its advanced olfactory sense to determine the emotions of other living things.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Growlithe has a superb sense of smell. Once it smells anything, this Pokémon won't forget the scent, no matter what. It uses its advanced olfactory sense to determine the emotions of other living things.

  • Sun

    It's both clever and loyal, but if a stranger tries to invade its territory, it barks threateningly.

  • Moon

    It looks cute, but when you approach another trainer's Growlithe , It will bark at you and bite.

  • Ultra Sun

    While it’s quite friendly toward humans once it’s grown used to them, in the wild it must be quite fierce to defend its territory from Rockruff.

  • Ultra Moon

    It has lived alongside humans since ages ago. Its bones have been found in excavations of ruins from the Stone Age.

  • Let's Go Pikachu

    A Pokémon with a friendly nature. However, it will bark fiercely at anything invading its territory.

  • Let's Go Eevee

    A Pokémon with a friendly nature. However, it will bark fiercely at anything invading its territory.

  • Sword

    It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.

  • Shield

    Extremely loyal, it will fearlessly bark at any opponent to protect its own Trainer from harm.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
55
Attack
70
Defense
45
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
50
Speed
60
Total
350

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
6 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
8 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
10 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status
12 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
17 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical
19 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
21 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
23 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
28 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special
30 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
32 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
34 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
39 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
41 Heat Wave 95 90% 10 Fire Special
43 Outrage 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
45 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 2 3 ♥
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
6 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
8 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2 1 ♥
10 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status Type Smart 2 0 ♥
12 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 4 0 ♥
17 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical Type Beauty 3 0 ♥
19 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
21 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
23 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
28 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty 3 0 ♥
30 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
32 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
34 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
39 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 4 ♥
41 Heat Wave 100 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beauty 2 2 ♥
43 Outrage 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical Type Cool 6 6 ♥
45 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Cool 6 6 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
6 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
9 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
14 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status
17 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
20 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical
25 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
28 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
31 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special
34 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
39 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
42 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
45 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
48 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
51 Heat Wave 100 100% 10 Fire Special
56 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire 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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 3
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 2
6 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Type Beauty 3
9 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2
14 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status Type Smart 1
17 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 1
20 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical Type Beauty 2
25 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2
28 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Type Beauty 3
31 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
34 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
39 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Type Cool 2
42 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough 2
45 Heat Wave 100 100% 10 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
48 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Smart 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Type Tough 1 3 ♥
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool 3 0 ♥
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
13 Leer 100% 30 Normal Type Cool 3 0 ♥
19 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
25 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Type Tough 6 0 ♥
31 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
37 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
43 Agility —% 30 Psychic Type Cool 3 0 ♥
49 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty 4 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.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal
9 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
18 Leer 100% 30 Normal
26 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
34 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire
42 Agility —% 30 Psychic
50 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal
18 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
23 Leer 100% 30 Normal
30 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
39 Agility —% 30 Psychic
50 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire
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 Accuracy 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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 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 Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 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 Accuracy 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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
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
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
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 Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2
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 Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool 1 4 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Type Beauty 6 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 1 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 Accuracy 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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM24 DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 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.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 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.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Body Slam Dunsparce, Torkoal, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Purugly, Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught, Pancham, Pangoro 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
Burn Up Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion 130 100% 5 Fire Special
Close Combat Mankey, Primeape, Zangoose, Monferno, Infernape, Lucario, Passimian 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Covet Mankey, Eevee, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Espurr, Meowstic 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Crunch Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Arbok, Growlithe, Girafarig, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Exploud, Mawile, Seviper, Walrein, Bidoof, Bibarel, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Floatzel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Patrat, Watchog, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Scraggy, Scrafty, Litleo, Pyroar, Pancham, Pangoro, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Rockruff, Lycanroc, Lycanroc 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Double-Edge Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Tauros, Eevee, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Dunsparce, Phanpy, Linoone, Skitty, Numel, Spinda, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Skiddo, Gogoat, Stufful, Bewear, Passimian 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Mudbray, Mudsdale 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
Fire Spin Vulpix, Ponyta, Rapidash, Flareon, Torchic, Torkoal, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Heatmor, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox 35 85% 15 Fire Special
Flare Blitz Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Flareon, Combusken, Blaziken, Monferno, Infernape, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Heatmor, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar 120 100% 15 Fire Physical
Heat Wave Growlithe, Torkoal 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox, Rockruff, Lycanroc, Lycanroc —% 40 Normal Status
Iron Tail * Ekans, Nidoran♂, Meowth, Growlithe, Seel, Rhyhorn, Sentret, Mareep, Zangoose, Seviper, Pachirisu, Stunky, Snivy, Patrat, Minccino, Emolga 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Morning Sun Espeon —% 5 Normal Status
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Spinda, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Sandile, Krokorok, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bouffalant, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Stufful, Bewear, Passimian, Komala 120 100% 10 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam Torkoal, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Purugly, Chespin, Quilladin, Chesnaught, Pancham, Pangoro 85 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 1 4 ♥
Close Combat Mankey, Primeape, Zangoose, Monferno, Infernape, Lucario 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Covet Mankey, Eevee, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Espurr, Meowstic 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Crunch Rattata, Raticate, Arbok, Growlithe, Girafarig, Girafarig, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Exploud, Mawile, Seviper, Walrein, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Floatzel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Patrat, Watchog, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Scraggy, Scrafty, Litleo, Pyroar, Pancham, Pangoro 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 4 ♥
Double-Edge Rattata, Raticate, Eevee, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Phanpy, Skitty, Numel, Spinda, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Skiddo, Gogoat 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Bunnelby, Diggersby 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
Fire Spin Vulpix, Ponyta, Rapidash, Flareon, Torchic, Torkoal, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Heatmor, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox 35 85% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Flare Blitz Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Combusken, Blaziken, Monferno, Infernape, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Darumaka, Darmanitan 120 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Cool 6 0 ♥
Heat Wave Growlithe, Torkoal 95 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox —% 40 Normal Status Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Iron Tail * Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Mareep 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Morning Sun Espeon —% 5 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spinda, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bouffalant 120 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Body Slam Torkoal, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Purugly 85 100% 15 Normal Physical
Close Combat Mankey, Primeape, Zangoose, Monferno, Infernape, Lucario 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Covet Mankey, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Crunch Rattata, Raticate, Arbok, Growlithe, Girafarig, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Exploud, Mawile, Seviper, Walrein, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Floatzel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Patrat, Watchog, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Pansage, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Scraggy, Scrafty 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Double-Edge Rattata, Raticate, Cyndaquil, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Phanpy, Skitty, Numel, Spinda, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Deerling, Sawsbuck 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Double Kick Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Jolteon, Combusken, Blaziken, Deerling, Sawsbuck 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
Fire Spin Vulpix, Ponyta, Rapidash, Flareon, Torchic, Torkoal, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Heatmor 35 85% 15 Fire Special
Flare Blitz Growlithe, Ponyta, Rapidash, Combusken, Blaziken, Monferno, Infernape, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Darumaka, Darmanitan 120 100% 15 Fire Physical
Heat Wave Growlithe, Torkoal 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric —% 40 Normal Status
Iron Tail * Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Mareep 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Morning Sun Espeon —% 5 Normal Status
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spinda, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bouffalant 120 100% 10 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Body Slam Torkoal, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein 85 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
Crunch Rattata, Raticate, Arbok, Growlithe, Arcanine, Girafarig, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Exploud, Mawile, Seviper, Walrein, Shinx, Luxio, Luxray, Floatzel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Tough 2
Double-Edge Rattata, Raticate, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Phanpy, Donphan, Skitty, Delcatty, Numel, Camerupt, Spinda, Hippopotas, Hippowdon 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 0
Fire Spin Vulpix, Ninetales, Ponyta, Rapidash, Flareon, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Torkoal, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape 15 70% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty 0
Flare Blitz Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Combusken, Blaziken, Monferno, Infernape 120 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Smart 2
Heat Wave Growlithe, Arcanine, Torkoal 100 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric —% 40 Normal Status Type Cool 0
Morning SunHGSS Espeon —% 5 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
Safeguard Vulpix, Ninetales, Seel, Dewgong —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spinda 90 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 2

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam Torkoal, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein 85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 1 4 ♥
Crunch Girafarig, Snubbull, Granbull, Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Mawile, Seviper 80 100% 15 Dark Type Tough 1 4 ♥
Fire Spin Vulpix, Ninetales, Ponyta, Rapidash, Flareon, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Torkoal 15 70% 15 Fire Type Beauty 3 0 ♥
Heat Wave Torkoal 100 90% 10 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
Howl Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, Manectric —% 40 Normal Type Cool 1 0 ♥
Safeguard Vulpix, Ninetales, Seel, Dewgong —% 25 Normal Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spinda 90 100% 20 Normal Type Tough 4 4 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Body Slam * Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Phanpy, Donphan 85 100% 15 Normal
Crunch Girafarig, Houndour, Houndoom 80 100% 15 Dark
Fire Spin Vulpix, Ninetales, Ponyta, Rapidash, Flareon 15 70% 15 Fire
Safeguard Vulpix, Ninetales, Seel, Dewgong —% 25 Normal
Thrash Nidoking, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Teddiursa, Ursaring 90 100% 20 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Outrage USUM 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
Outrage ORAS 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical Type Cool 6 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Outrage B2W2 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal 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.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
Heat Wave HGSSPt 100 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 1
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 1 4 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool 2 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.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Flamethrower C 95 100% 15 Fire
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
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 058 front Y 058 front GR 058 front GrowlitheGenI Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 058 front S 058 front C 058 front II 058 back
G 058 front S S 058 front S II 058 back S
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 058 front E 058 front FRLG 058 front III 058 back
RS 058 front S E 058 front S FRLG 058 front S III 058 back S
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 058 front DP 058 front HGSS 058 front IV 058 back
DP 058 front S DP 058 front S HGSS 058 front S IV 058 back S
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Growlithe BW Growlithe BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Growlithe XY Growlithe XY Growlithe Back XY
Growlithe Shiny XY Growlithe Shiny XY Growlithe Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Lara Laramie has a Growlithe who guards at her home within the Safari Zone in the episode The Flame Pokémon-athon! while James from Team Rocket also owns a Growlithe nicknamed Growlie which is his very first Pokémon and lives at his estate with his unnamed parents and his butler Hopkins in its debut episode Holy Matrimony! where Ash and the others open the doghouse to release Growlie to rescue his master from Jessiebelle's upbringing. Growlie's final appearance is in The Treasure is All Mine! where his summer estate butler, Sebastian explains to Ash and the group about Growlie who lives in the summer estate for a day and also the one who exposes James' disguise.

A multiple of Growlithe are also used by Officer Jenny from Season 1 until Season 5.

Trivia

Origin

Due to being a canine with a slightly lion-like appearance, Arcanine is likely based on the Shisa, a traditional Ryukyuan decoration from Okinawan mythology that resembles a cross between a lion and a dog. It may also be inspired by the Haetae, a fire-eating dog in Japanese mythology that has the appearance of a lion and/or tiger. It's stripes and overall coloration are based off of tigers.

Etymology

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.

Gallery

See also

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