Dark Houndoom (EX Team Rocket Returns 37)

Dark Houndoom  
わるいヘルガー Bad Hellgar
Illus. Nakaoka
Evolution stage
Stage 1 Pokémon
Evolves from Houndour
Card name Dark Houndoom
Types Fire/Darkness
HP 70
retreat cost
Expansion EX Team Rocket Returns
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 37/109
Japanese Deck Kit Black Deck Kit
Japanese card no. 006/020
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Houndoom.

Dark Houndoom (Japanese: わるいヘルガー Bad Hellgar) is a dual-type Fire/Darkness Stage 1 Pokémon card. It is part of the EX Team Rocket Returns expansion.

Card text

This Pokémon is both    type
Fire Breath
Once during your turn (before your attack), if Dark Houndoom is your Active Pokémon, you may flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon (choose 1 if there are 2) is now Burned. This power can't be used if Dark Houndoom is affected by a Special Condition.
    Fire Payback
If you have less Benched Pokémon than your opponent, this attack does 40 damage plus 20 more damage.

Release information

This card was included in the EX Team Rocket Returns expansion with artwork by Nakaoka, first released in the Japanese Black Deck Kit. It is also the Prerelease promo for the EX Team Rocket Returns expansion.


The description of the Fire Payback attack is grammatically incorrect and should read "fewer" instead of "less".


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