Growlithe (Pokémon)

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Primeape #057: Primeape
Pokémon
#059: Arcanine Arcanine
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Growlithe (disambiguation).
Growlithe
Puppy Pokémon
ガーディ
Gardie
#058
Growlithe



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Flash Fire Cacophony
Cacophony
Justified
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
75% male, 25% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5397 - 5653 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Growlithe
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
41.9 lbs. 19.0 kg
Growlithe
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#058
Kanto
#129
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#051
Unova
#000
Kalos
#052
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-144
Fiore
R-065
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
91
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
70
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Growlithe
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F058.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Growlithe (Japanese: ガーディ Gardie) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Arcanine when exposed to a Fire Stone.

Biology

Growlithe is a quadruped, canine Pokémon. It has orange fur with black stripes along its back and legs. The fur on its muzzle, chest, belly, and tail is cream-colored, as well as an additional tuft of fur on top of its head. Growlithe's coat is noticeably longer on its chest and tail. It has gray eyes, a black nose, and large, round ears. Its forepaws have two visible claws, while its hind paws have three toes each. Each paw has a brown pad.

Growlithe is a friendly and loyal Pokémon that will fearlessly defend its Trainer and territory from harm, even against larger, stronger enemies. It will fiercely bark at, bite, and chase away any perceived threat, including those who suddenly approach its Trainer. Otherwise, this obedient Pokémon will wait motionlessly until given an order. Growlithe also has a powerful olfactory sense. If it detects an unknown smell in its territory, it roars to flush out the intruder. It is able to smell the emotions of others, and never forgets a scent. However, strong, unpleasant smells can disable its sense of smell for short periods, as seen in the anime. Growlithe can be commonly found in grassy plains.

In the anime

In the main series

Growlithe in the anime

Major appearances

Growlie

James had a pet Growlithe nicknamed Growlie that he owned as a child. However, he left it behind when he ran away from home.

Officer Jenny's Growlithe

Growlithe and its evolved form have been used as police dogs by Officer Jenny.

Other

In The Flame Pokémon-athon!, a Growlithe appeared when Ash tried to catch a Tauros from a ranch.

Morrison introduced his Growlithe to Ash and his friends in Saved by the Beldum.

In On Cloud Arcanine, Drew and May discovered that the Arcanine they were trying to catch had a litter of Growlithe to take care of. Due to this, they decided to leave the Arcanine alone.

A Growlithe appeared in Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness! under the ownership of Tedesco.

Minor appearances

Growlithe was first seen in a Pokémon Center in Sparks Fly for Magnemite.

A Growlithe appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Multiple Growlithe were seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral.

A Growlithe was among the Pokémon controlled by Cassidy and Butch in Pikachu Re-Volts.

Nurse Joy's expedition crew had two Growlithe to help look for Kabuto Fossils in Shell Shock!.

Multiple Growlithe appeared in The Power of One.

The security guards in Snubbull Snobbery owned a Growlithe.

A Growlithe participated in a Pokémon breeding competition in Beauty and the Breeder.

A Growlithe, along with an Arcanine, acted as security guards for a penthouse in Training Daze.

Multiple Growlithe appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Off the Unbeaten Path participating in the Pokémon Orienteering.

A Growlithe appeared in Camping It Up!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Curtain Up, Unova League! and Lost at the League!.

A Growlithe appeared in Secrets From Out of the Fog!.

A Growlithe appeared in Go, Go Gogoat!.

A Growlithe appeared in SS027.

Two Trainers Growlithe appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

A Growlithe appeared in SM004.

Six Trainers' Growlithe appeared in SM006.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP033 Growlithe Ash's Pokédex Growlithe, a Puppy Pokémon of pleasant demeanor and great diligence. It drives enemies away with barks and bites.
EP054 Growlithe Ash's Pokédex Growlithe, the Puppy Pokémon. While loyal to its master, the Growlithe will drive away enemies by barking and biting.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP153 Growlithe Dawn's Pokédex Growlithe, the Puppy Pokémon. Growlithe are very loyal and won't move unless their Trainer commands it.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In Pokémon Origins

A Growlithe appeared in File 2: Cubone at the Pokémon House in Lavender Town.

In Pokémon Generations

A Growlithe appeared under the ownership of an International Police SWAT team in The Chase.

A Growlithe appeared in a flashback in Ecruteak City in The Reawakening.

In the manga

Growlithe in Pokémon Adventures

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

In Magical Pokémon Journey, Kiaraway, a Trainer who specializes in collecting Fire-type Pokémon, owns a Growlithe. It is seen once in Vulpix and Cyndaquil.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Paras Sight, Blaine is seen to have a Growlithe, which he used to track the scent given off by the cloth fragments Miles took from a frozen form of Red at Mt. Moon.

In The Last Battle XIII a Growlithe was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Koya's Growlithe first appeared in Hearts and Spirits Collide.

In the TCG

Main article: Growlithe (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red Very protective of its territory. It will bark and bite to repel intruders from its space.
Blue
Yellow A Pokémon with a friendly nature. However, it will bark fiercely at anything invading its territory.
Stadium Friendly and loyal, but also jealously protective of its territory. Carelessly approaching it may result in a bite.
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
Generation III
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
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.
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.
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V
Black A Pokémon with a loyal nature. It will remain motionless until it is given an order by its Trainer.
White
Black 2 Extremely loyal to its Trainer, it will bark at those who approach the Trainer unexpectedly and run them out of town.
White 2
Generation VI
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
Generation VII
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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion
Yellow
Pokémon Mansion
Generation II
Gold
Routes 7, 8, 35, 36, and 37
Silver
Trade
Crystal
Routes 8, 36, and 37Day
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed
Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion
LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Cipher Key Lair (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 201 and 202 (FireRed)
Platinum
Routes 201 and 202 (FireRed)
HeartGold
Routes 7, 8, 36, 37, and 48
SoulSilver
Trade
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Virbank Complex
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Fire)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mt. Pyre exterior (hidden Pokémon*)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 2

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Volcano
Pinball
Lavender Town, Celadon City, Saffron City, Cinnabar Island
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 55, Endless Level 75, Forever Level 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Thunder (9F-10F, Mt. Thunder Peak 1F-2F)
Ranger
Dusk Factory
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Giant Volcano (1F-19F), Dark Crater (B1-B13)
MD Sky
Giant Volcano (1F-19F), Dark Crater (B1-B13)
Ranger: SoA
Pueltown, Union Road
Rumble
Fiery Furnace (Normal Mode B)
MD Blazing
Starter Pokémon
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Echo Valley; Lava: Sunny Seashore, World Axle - B1F
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Go Big or Go Home!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 3
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 313
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Primeval Thicket (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Growlithe English United States 32 September 25, 2004
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Growlithe Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Ice Berry (25%)
Crystal
Emerald* Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (50%)
Diamond Pearl Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Black 2 White 2 Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 55
115 - 162 220 - 314
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 350   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 50.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
13/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Roar Normal Status 0000 —% 20
066 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
088 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
1010 Odor Sleuth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
1212 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1717 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
1919 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
2121 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
2323 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2828 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100100% 15
3030 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3232 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
3434 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
3939 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4141 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 09090% 10
4343 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
4545 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Growlithe
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Growlithe
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM40Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM50Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM61Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM95Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Growlithe
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Growlithe
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DunsparceTorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPurugly
ChespinQuilladinChesnaughtPanchamPangoro
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
CyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosion Burn Up Fire Special 130 100% 5
MankeyPrimeapeZangooseMonfernoInfernapeLucario
Passimian
Close Combat Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
MankeyEeveeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinoone
SlakothSlakingSkittyEspurrMeowstic
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateArbokGrowlithe
GirafarigSnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyena
MightyenaExploudMawileSeviperWalreinBidoof
BibarelShinxLuxioLuxrayFloatzelHippopotas
HippowdonPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutland
PansagePansearPanpourSandileKrokorokKrookodile
ScraggyScraftyLitleoPyroarPanchamPangoro
YungoosGumshoosRockruffLycanroc
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingJolteonCombuskenBlaziken
DeerlingSawsbuckBunnelbyDiggersbyMudbrayMudsdale
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
RattataRattataRaticateRaticateEeveeCyndaquil
QuilavaTyphlosionDunsparcePhanpyLinooneSkitty
NumelSpindaHippopotasHippowdonDeerlingSawsbuck
SkiddoGogoatStuffulBewearPassimian
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
VulpixPonytaRapidashFlareonTorchicTorkoal
ChimcharMonfernoInfernapeHeatmorFennekinBraixen
Delphox
Fire Spin Fire Special 35 85% 15
GrowlithePonytaRapidashFlareonCombuskenBlaziken
MonfernoInfernapeTepigPigniteEmboarDarumaka
DarmanitanHeatmorLittenTorracatIncineroar
Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
GrowlitheTorkoal Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
HoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaWhismurLoudred
ExploudElectrikeManectricFennekinBraixenDelphox
RockruffLycanroc
Howl Normal Status —% 40
EkansNidoran♀Nidoran♂MeowthGrowlitheSeel
RhyhornSentretMareepZangooseSeviperPachirisu
StunkySnivyPatratMinccinoEmolga
Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Espeon Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
NidokingMankeyPrimeapeTaurosTeddiursaUrsaring
PiloswineMamoswineSpindaBlitzleZebstrikaSandile
KrokorokDarumakaDarmanitanCubchooBearticBouffalant
LittenTorracatIncineroarYungoosGumshoosStufful
BewearPassimianKomala
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Growlithe in Generation VII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Growlithe in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Growlithe
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Growlithe
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Growlithe can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Growlithe cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Growlithe
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Growlithe
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double Kick Growlithe (Skyridge 62)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin058.png Pinani058.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani058.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP058.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.6%
Friend Area: Scorched Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll protect my master!
26%-50% HP My HP is getting down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I can't protect my master much longer...
Level up Yes! Leveled up! You can count on me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP058.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: None
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 26 Max. exp.: 31
Browser entry
Growlithe is a lively Pokémon that breathes embers while scampering about.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Browser entry
It attacks by breathing fire and throwing tackles.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT058.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 70 Raise Max Level.png 0

#438
Shuffle058.png

Risk-Taker
Damage may randomly be increased or decreased.


Pokémon GO
GO058.png Base Stamina: 110 Base Attack: 156 Base Defense: 110
Egg Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 50
Fast Attacks: Ember, Bite
Special Attacks: Flame Wheel, Body Slam, Flamethrower

Evolution

058Growlithe.png
Unevolved
Growlithe
 Fire 
Fire Stone
Fire Stone
059Arcanine.png
First evolution
Arcanine
 Fire 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 058.png Spr b g1 058.png Spr 1y 058.png Spr b g1 058.png Spr 1g 058.png Spr b g1 058.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 058.png Spr b 2g 058.png Spr 2s 058.png Spr b 2g 058.png Spr 2c 058.png Spr b 2c 058.png
Spr 2g 058 s.png Spr b 2g 058 s.png Spr 2s 058 s.png Spr b 2g 058 s.png Spr 2c 058 s.png Spr b 2g 058 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 058.png Spr b 3r 058.png Spr 3e 058.png Spr b 3r 058.png Spr 3f 058.png Spr b 3f 058.png
Spr 3r 058 s.png Spr b 3r 058 s.png Spr 3e 058 s.png Spr b 3r 058 s.png Spr 3f 058 s.png Spr b 3r 058 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 058.png Spr b 4d 058.png Spr 4d 058.png Spr b 4p 058.png Spr 4h 058.png Spr b 4p 058.png
Spr 4d 058 s.png Spr b 4d 058 s.png Spr 4d 058 s.png Spr b 4p 058 s.png Spr 4h 058 s.png Spr b 4p 058 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 058.png Spr b 5b 058.png Spr 5b 058.png Spr b 5b 058.png
Spr 5b 058 s.png Spr b 5b 058 s.png Spr 5b 058 s.png Spr b 5b 058 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 058.png Spr b 6x 058.png Spr 6x 058.png Spr b 6x 058.png
Spr 6x 058 s.png Spr b 6x 058 s.png Spr 6x 058 s.png Spr b 6x 058 s.png
Front Back Front Back
058MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Growlithe images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Growlithe is most likely based on Japanese dog statues called 獅子 shisa. They may also originate from Chinese 獅 shī or Japanese 狛犬 komainu, which are guardian statues that resemble lions, with traits of tigers and dogs. They are incorrectly called "Foo dogs" in the West. Both shisa and shī statues alike are often found in pairs, believed to invite good luck, and used as guardians, which may have inspired Growlithe's protective nature.

Name origin

Growlithe may be a combination of growl and lithe.

Gardie may refer to its abilities as a guard dog, as a corruption of guard or guardian.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ガーディ Gardie From guardian/guard dog
France Flag.png French Caninos Based on canine, and possibly os
Spain Flag.png Spanish Growlithe Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Fukano From Funke, canis and Vulkan
Italy Flag.png Italian Growlithe Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가디 Gadi Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 護主犬 Wuhjyúhyún Literally "Owner-protecting hound"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 卡蒂狗 Kǎdìgǒu Transliteration of Gardie. The last character means dog


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