In the anime
In the main series
Officer Jenny's Growlithe in their first appearance in the anime
Officer Jenny's Growlithe have been used in crime solving and serve as police dogs throughout much of the
Pokémon world. As such, they are frequently seen outside of their Poké Balls. Growlithe first appeared in , where The Case of the K-9 Caper! Ash and his friends met up with an Officer Jenny who trained Growlithe to act as police dogs. In this episode, the many Growlithe helped fend off Team Rocket.
A Growlithe owned by an Officer Jenny was also seen in
using a The Fourth Round Rumble Flamethrower attack to shoot down Team Rocket's Meowth Balloon.
, Jenny's Growlithe was used to help locate a Don't Touch That 'dile Totodile that was stolen by Team Rocket.
One was also used to locate Ash's missing
Egg in .
An EGG-sighting Adventure!
Growlithe and Officer Jenny
, an Officer Jenny's Growlithe was used to help catch the A Poached Ego! Pokémon poacher, Rico. Growlithe also appeared in the episode .
The Spheal of Approval
, Officer Jenny's Growlithe was used to prevent The Ribbon Cup Caper Team Rocket from escaping the S.S. St. Flower with the Ribbon Cup, which was intended for the winner of the Hoenn Grand Festival.
, an Officer Jenny wore a Growlithe hat during the All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go! Pokémon Dress-Up Contest, both as a reference to her Pokémon and to follow the cosplaying theme; Officer Jenny's Growlithe also appears in the episode.
, a Growlithe fought alongside Ash's friends and Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2) Solana against J's client's henchmen.
, Growlithe participated in a fake Beating the Bustle and Hustle! Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle set up by Team Rocket. After Officer Jenny caught up to Azure and Crimson, Growlithe fought against Azure's Drowzee and managed to defeat it.
BWS01, Growlithe was used to battle a Gyarados before it swam away.
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SS003, Growlithe assisted Officer Jenny as she was holding traffic for a group of Ivysaur to cross the road.
A Growlithe appeared in
Personality and characteristics
Growlithe was shown to be very loyal towards each Officer Jenny, as shown in their debut episode when one of the Growlithe was a puppy in a flashback.
Although Growlithe remains the "signature Pokémon" of many Officer Jennys, they will sometimes use different Pokémon. The Officer Jenny in
used Growlithe's evolved form, Mutiny in the Bounty! Arcanine. In some parts of the Pokémon world, police forces will have special Pokémon teams, such as Spinarak in .
The Officer Jennys of
Unova and Kalos do not use Growlithe, as they are not generally found in those regions. In Unova, the most common Pokémon Officer Jennys use are Herdier, and in Kalos, Manectric.
Using Flame Wheel
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
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Growlithe reappeared in
, where it was helping the The Power of Us Officer Jenny of Fula City.
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see