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Houndstone (Japanese: ハカドッグ, HepburnHakadoggu) is a Ghost-type Pokémon species introduced in Generation IX.

Biology[]

Physiology[]

Houndstone is a large canine that appears to be a skull and bones covered in long, ghostly white hair. Its tail is two jagged bones connected together, and its four feet are composed of three toe bones per foot connected to a heel bone and a leg bone that extends up past the hairline. It has a large hump on its back, but as Houndstone doesn't appear to have any fat or muscle, it's unknown what this hump is composed of. Its eyes are not seen as they are also covered in hair, but its large snout can be seen, possessing a massive underbite. The most prominent feature, though, is the massive tombstone sticking out of its head after which this Pokémon derives its name.

Shiny Houndstone have dark brown humps and their white hair changed to a light brown color.

Behavior[]

Houndstone are immensely loyal Pokémon towards their Trainers and the loyalist amid all known dog Pokémon, despite of their eerie skeleton-like countenance. They are nocturnal and normally spend their time slumbering in graveyards. They are friendly, but dislike those who touch the protuberances atop their heads.

It is rumored that a Houndstone is reborn from a lovingly mourned Pokémon.

Natural abilities[]

Houndstone is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Last Respects via leveling up.

Evolution[]

Houndstone evolves from Greavard at level 30 during the night.

Game Info[]

Locations[]

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity

Pokédex entries[]

  • Scarlet

    Houndstone spends most of its time sleeping in graveyards. Among all the dog Pokémon, this one is most loyal to its master.

  • Violet

    A lovingly mourned Pokémon was reborn as Houndstone. It doesn't like anyone touching the protuberance atop its head.


Stats[]

Stats
HP
72
Attack
101
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
97
Speed
68
Total
488

Learnset[]

Leveling[]

Generation IX
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Tackle Type Normal Physical 40 100% 35
1 Growl Type Normal Status - 100% 40
Evo. Last Respects Type Ghost Physical 50 100% 10
3 Lick Type Ghost Physical 30 100% 30
6 Tail Whip Type Normal Status - 100% 30
6 Bite Type Dark Physical 60 100% 25
9 Roar Type Normal Status - -% 20
12 Headbutt Type Normal Physical 70 100% 15
16 Dig Type Ground Physical 80 100% 10
24 Rest Type Psychic Status - -% 5
28 Crunch Type Dark Physical 80 100% 15
36 Play Rough Type Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
41 Helping Hand Type Normal Status - -% 20
46 Phantom Force Type Ghost Physical 90 100% 10
51 Charm Type Fairy Status - 100% 20
58 Double-Edge Type Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM[]

Generation IX
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM001 Take Down Type Normal Physical 90 85% 20
TM002 Charm Type Fairy Status - 100% 20
TM005 Mud-Slap Type Ground Special 20 100% 10
TM006 Scary Face Type Normal Status - 100% 10
TM007 Protect Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM008 Fire Fang Type Fire Physical 65 95% 15
TM009 Thunder Fang Type Electric Physical 65 95% 15
TM010 Ice Fang Type Ice Physical 65 95% 15
TM017 Confuse Ray Type Ghost Status - 100% 10
TM018 Thief Type Dark Physical 60 100% 25
TM025 Facade Type Normal Physical 70 100% 20
TM028 Bulldoze Type Ground Physical 60 100% 20
TM029 Hex Type Ghost Special 65 100% 10
TM030 Snarl Type Dark Special 55 95% 15
TM035 Mud Shot Type Ground Special 55 95% 15
TM042 Night Shade Type Ghost Special - 100% 15
TM047 Endure Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM049 Sunny Day Type Fire Status - -% 5
TM050 Rain Dance Type Water Status - -% 5
TM051 Sandstorm Type Rock Status - -% 10
TM055 Dig Type Ground Physical 80 100% 10
TM063 Psychic Fangs Type Psychic Physical 85 100% 10
TM070 Sleep Talk Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM084 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground Physical 75 100% 10
TM085 Rest Type Psychic Status - -% 5
TM089 Body Press Type Fighting Physical 80 100% 10
TM103 Substitute Type Normal Status - -% 10
TM107 Will-O-Wisp Type Fire Status - 85% 15
TM108 Crunch Type Dark Physical 80 100% 15
TM109 Trick Type Psychic Status - 100% 10
TM114 Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special 80 100% 15
TM127 Play Rough Type Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
TM130 Helping Hand Type Normal Status - -% 20
TM151 Phantom Force Type Ghost Physical 90 100% 10
TM152 Giga Impact Type Normal Physical 150 90% 5
TM163 Hyper Beam Type Normal Special 150 90% 5
TM171 Tera Blast Type Normal Special 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding[]

To see the Egg Moves that Houndstone can learn, refer to Greavard.


Tutoring[]

Generation IX
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Trivia[]

  • Houndstone has been banned from online tournaments as its signature move, Last Respects is far too overpowered, considering the fact it can reach 300 base power without buffs.
    • Due to how Last Respects works, it is also the only Pokémon that has a move dealing over four digits' worth of base damage.

Origin[]

Houndstone may be based on various long-haired dog breeds such as the Sheepdog.

Houndstone's skeletal appearance and typing may be based on depictions of the undead. The protrusion on its head resembles a tombstone, while the raised portion of its body resembles a tumulus, a pile of earth placed over burial grounds.

It being described as the most loyal of the dog Pokémon may also point to the White Cadejo.

Etymology[]

Houndstone may be a combination of hound and headstone.

Other Language[]

Hakadoggu may be a combination of 墓 haka (tomb) and dog.

Gallery[]

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