Greavard (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Greavard
Ghost Dog Pokémon
ボチ
Bochi
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Greavard



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pickup Cacophony
Cacophony
Fluffy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
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Weight
77.2 lbs. 35.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
58
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
1
Atk
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Def
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
50
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Greavard (Japanese: ボチ Bochi) is a Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IX.

It evolves into Houndstone when leveled up at night starting at level 30.

Biology

Greavard is a quadrupedal canine Pokémon whose body is covered in long, shaggy pale grey hair that reaches down to its legs. Its large snout peeks under the hair covering most of its head, and contains a black triangular nose and a wide, jagged mouth powerful enough to shatter bones.[1] Rather than having actual teeth, Greavard instead has serrated lips. It has stubby limbs and large round feet, and it has a slight waddle to its walk. Its rear has a thin wispy tail. On the top of its head is a protrusion resembling a candle, which burns with a small purplish-yellow light.

Greavard usually rests underground, with the candle-like part of its head left uncovered, as it waits for people to come nearby. If it is approached, it jumps out of the ground and lets a spooky cry that may unintentionally startle most people. Greavard is friendly, affectionate and easily gets lonely. It is really easy to befriend, and will forever follow anyone who gives it the slightest of attention. However, it is advised not to play with Greavard too often, as it is known to slowly and unwittingly drain the life-force of those near it.[1] It is rumored that Greavard is the reincarnation of a dog Pokémon that had never interacted with a human and died in the wild. Greavard primarily lives in boreal mountains.

Evolution

Greavard evolves into Houndstone.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Greavard
 Ghost 

 
First evolution
Houndstone
 Ghost 


In the anime

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A wild Greavard appeared in Breathe Together.

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Greavard (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#311
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet It is said that a dog Pokémon that died in the wild without ever interacting with a human was reborn as this Pokémon.
Violet This friendly Pokémon doesn't like being alone. Pay it even the slightest bit of attention, and it will follow you forever.


 
Greavard in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
West Province: Area Three
North Province: Dalizapa Passage, Glaseado Mountain
Tera Raid Battles (1★)


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
61
59 - 124 114 - 243
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
34
35 - 94 65 - 183
Total:
290
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
033 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
066 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
099 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1212 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
1616 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
2424 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
2828 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3232 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
3737 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4141 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
4646 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
5252 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Greavard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Greavard

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM005  TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008  TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM009  TM009 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM010  TM010 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM017  TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030  TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM035  TM035 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM063  TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM151  TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Greavard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Greavard

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Ally Switch Psychic Status —% 15
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
Howl Normal Status —% 40
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 40 100% 30
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Greavard
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Greavard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Greavard

Side game data

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 105 Base Defense: 106
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Lick, Bite
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Dig, Psychic Fangs

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Greavard
 Ghost 
  +  
Level 30
at night
 
First evolution
Houndstone
 Ghost 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Greavard images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Greavard and its evolution were designed by Kazuyuki Kurashima.[2][3]
  • Greavard, along with Shedinja, Duskull, and Galarian Yamask, has the lowest base Special Attack stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Greavard is tied with Cleffa and Pawmi for having the shortest Japanese name of all Pokémon, being spelt with only two kana.
  • Greavard was first teased on October 24, 2022, through a video on the official Pokémon Twitter account, which briefly showed it in its buried state.[4] It was properly revealed on October 25, 2022.[5]

Origin

Greavard may be based on various long-haired dog breeds such as the Briard, the Komondor, or the Catalan Sheepdog. Its habit of burying itself underground and popping out to surprise people is reminiscent of depictions of the undead rising from their graves. In its buried state, the candle-like protrusion above its head appears to be a stand-in for a grave candle and also resembles a bone.

Greavard may also be based on various of the numerous dogs from Spanish mythology and folklore, such as the Pesanta or the Dip, dog-shaped spirits from Catalan mythology known for draining human vitality. The long white fur and the grave candle may also point to the Santa Compaña as a possible origin, as they are wearing white, hooded cloaks and carrying candles.

Greavard's candle and dog-like appearance may be a reference to the process of rendering animal fat into tallow, which was historically used to make candles and leaves behind a solid material called greaves that is often used as dog food.

Name origin

Greavard may be a combination of graveyard, grieve, greaves (a byproduct of a historical method of candlemaking; typically used as dog food), and Briard (a long-haired dog breed).

Bochi may be derived from 墓地 bochi (graveyard). It may also derive from ポチ Pochi (a common name for a pet dog in Japan) or ひとりぼっち hitoribocchi (loneliness).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ボチ Bochi From 墓地 bochi, ポチ Pochi, and ひとりぼっち hitoribocchi
  French Toutombe From toutou and tombe
  Spanish Greavard Same as English name
  German Gruff From Gruft and Wuff
  Italian Greavard Same as English name
  Korean 망망이 Mangmang-i From 망 (亡) mang and 멍멍이 meongmeong-i
  Mandarin Chinese 墓仔狗 Mùzǎigǒu From 墓仔埔 bōng-á-poo and 狗仔 gǒuzǎi
  Cantonese Chinese 墓仔狗 Mouhjáigáu From 墓仔埔 bōng-á-poo and 狗仔 gáujái


Related articles

References

External links

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