Growl (move)

Growl
なきごえ Cry
Growl VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Growl (Japanese: なきごえ Cry) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Growl decreases the Attack stat of all adjacent opponents by one stage. It does not affect Pokémon with the Abilities Soundproof, Hyper Cutter, Clear Body, White Smoke, or Full Metal Body.

Growl will become a Water-type move when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns.

If the user is holding a Throat Spray, the item will be consumed and the user's Special Attack stat will be raised by one stage.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Growl, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage, and the user can use this move regardless of whether it was affected by Throat Chop or not.

Growl can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if the move Charm was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad A technique that lowers the target's Attack power. Can normally be used up to 6 times.
Stad2 A move that lowers the target's Attack power. Can normally be used up to six times.
GSC Reduces the foe's Attack.
RSEColo.XD Growls cutely to reduce the foe's Attack.
FRLG The user growls in a cute way, making the foe lower its Attack. stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user growls in an endearing way, making the foe less wary. The target's Attack stat is lowered.
BWB2W2 The user growls in an endearing way, making the opposing team less wary. The foes' Attack stats are lowered.
XYORAS The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stats.
SMUSUMPE The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stat.
SwSh The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass 1 4 4 3 3 3 3SMUSUM
1PE
1
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3SMUSUM
1PE
1
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass 1 1, 4 1, 4 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3SMUSUM
1PE
1
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
4PE
1
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 4PE
1
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
3PE
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
1, 3PE
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 5 5SMUSUM
1PE
1
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1 1PE 1
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1PE 1
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1PE 1
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy 1PE 1
050   Diglett
  Field Field 15 5 5 4 4 4 4SMUSUM
8PE
4
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 4SMUSUM
8PE
4
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field 1, 15 1, 5 1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 8PE
1
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 8PE
1
052   Meowth
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1 1
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field 1
053   Persian
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1 1
077   Ponyta
  Field Field 35 4 5 7DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1 1
077   Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field 1
078   Rapidash
  Field Field 1, 35 1, 4 1, 5 1, 7DP
1PtHGSS
1 1 1 1
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1 27 6 6 6 5 5 5SMUSUM
6PE
3
079   Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1 3
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1 27 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5SMUSUM
1, 6PE
1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 1
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying 20 1 1 1 1 1 1
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 20 1 1 1 1 1 1
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field 30 5 9 3 3 3 3SMUSUM
4PE
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field 1, 30 1, 5 1, 9 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3SMUSUM
1, 4PE
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster 1RGB 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster 1 1
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy 30 5 1 1 1 1 1
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster 4
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
6PE
1
133   Eevee
  Field Field 16Y 16 16 15 15BW
9B2W2
1 1 1
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field 1PE 1
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 1PE 1
136   Flareon
  Field Field 1PE 1
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
153   Bayleef
  Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
179   Mareep
  Monster Field 1 1 5 5BW
1B2W2
1 1
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field 1 1 1, 5 1, 5BW
1B2W2
1 1
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field 1 1 1, 5 1, 5BW
1B2W2
1 1
196   Espeon
  Field Field 1
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 1
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1 6 6 6 5 5 5 1
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1 1
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
231   Phanpy
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
232   Donphan
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
241   Miltank
  Field Field 4 4 3 3 3 3 1
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy 4 1 1 1 1 1
255   Torchic
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
264   Linoone
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass 3 3 3 3 3 1
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass 3 3 3 3 3 1
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1
301   Delcatty
  Field Fairy 1
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy 1 1 1
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2 5 4 4 4 4 3
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2 1, 5 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous 6 6 6 6XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4
363   Spheal
 
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 4
364   Sealeo
 
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
365   Walrein
 
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field 4 4 4 4
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field 5 5 5 1
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug 1 1 1 1
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy 1 1 1 1
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field 1 1BW
4B2W2
4 4
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field 1 1BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
431   Glameow
  Field Field 8 8 8 8
432   Purugly
  Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 6 6XY
4ORAS
4
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying 5 5 5 5
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy 1
470   Leafeon
  Field Field 1
471   Glaceon
  Field Field 1
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1
509   Purrloin
  Field Field 3 3 3 1
510   Liepard
  Field Field 1, 3 1, 3 1, 3 1
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying 4 4 4 1
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 16
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1
536   Palpitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1
572   Minccino
  Field Field 3
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field 4 4 4
586   Sawsbuck
 
 
Field Field 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 4 4 4 1
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field 5 1 1 1
614   Beartic
  Field Field 1, 5 1 1 1
650   Chespin
  Field Field 1 1
651   Quilladin
  Field Field 1 1
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field 1 1
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1 1 1
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1 1 1
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1 1
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1
676   Furfrou
  Field Field 1 1
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1
700   Sylveon
  Field Field 1
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying 4 1
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 4 1
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 4 1
725   Litten
  Field Field 4 1
726   Torracat
  Field Field 1, 4 1
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field 1, 4 1
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field 4 1
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field 1, 4 1
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field 1, 4 1
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying 3
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 3
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 3
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying 4
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2 1 1
803   Poipole
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1USUM 1
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1USUM 1
810   Grookey
  Field Grass 1
811   Thwackey
  Field Grass 1
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass 1
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like 1
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like 1
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like 1
816   Sobble
  Water 1 Field 1
817   Drizzile
  Water 1 Field 1
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field 1
831   Wooloo
  Field Field 1
832   Dubwool
  Field Field 1
848   Toxel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
863   Perrserker
  Field Field 1
878   Cufant
  Field Mineral 1
879   Copperajah
  Field Mineral 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Growl is a move with 20PP and 100% accuracy. It targets all enemies the same room, lowering their Attack by one stage each. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness). This move is affected by Muzzled status condition, Magic Coat and Taunt. Being a sound-based move, it is blocked by Soundproof.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the Attack of all foes in the room by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the Attack of all enemies in the room by 1 level.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンの こうげきを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It lowers the Attack of enemies in the same room.


In the anime

Main series

       
Mareep Chingling Meganium Ludicolo
The user lets out a loud, piercing cry.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Mareep Mareep opens its mouth and lets out a loud, piercing bleat that distorts the air.
Mary's Fluffy Mild N' Wooly Debut
Ellen's Mareep Mild N' Wooly None
  Meganium Meganium opens its mouth and lets out a loud cry that releases white shockwaves from its mouth, making the opponent calm down.
Nurse Joy's Meganium Odd Pokémon Out! None
  Ludicolo Ludicolo opens its mouth and lets out a large yell that distorts the air.
Three wild Ludicolo Like it or Lup it! None
  Chingling Chingling releases a loud, piercing shriek that distorts the air around it.
Marylin's Chingling Battling a Cute Drama! None


Pokémon Origins

       
Charmander
The user lets out a loud, piercing cry.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Charmander Charmander opens its mouth and lets out a high, piercing growl that distorts the air.
Red's Charmander File 1: Red Debut


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


  • In Gligar Glide, Gold's Togepi, Togebo, was revealed to know Growl by his Pokédex.
  • Rubys Skitty, Kiki, was revealed to know Growl on the official web site, but she was never shown using the move.
  • Wild Kricketot were revealed to know Growl on the official web site, but they were never shown using the move.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 叫聲 Giusīng *
嚎叫 Hòuhgiu *
Mandarin 叫聲 / 叫声 Jiàoshēng *
嚎叫 Háojiào *
  Czech Vrčení
  Danish Knurre
  Dutch Grom
  Finnish Määkiminen*
  French Rugissement
  German Heuler
  Greek Μουγγρητό Moungritó
  Italian Ruggito
  Korean 울음소리 Ureumsori
  Polish Warczenie*
Atak Beczenia*
Portuguese   Brazil Rosnadura (TCG, manga)
Rosnado (early anime)
Rugir (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Grasnar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Grunhido (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Grunhir (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Rugido (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Relincho (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Rosnar
  Romanian Răgetul
  Serbian Režanje
  Spanish Gruñido
  Turkish Hırlama
  Vietnamese Gầm Gừ



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