Growlithe (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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
Scout Pokémon
ガーディ
Gardie
#058
Growlithe
Growlithe
Hisuian Growlithe
Hisuian Growlithe



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Fire Unknown
Growlithe
Fire Rock
Hisuian Growlithe
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Flash Fire Cacophony
Hisuian Growlithe
Cacophony
Justified
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hisuian Growlithe
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
75% male, 25% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Growlithe
2'07" 0.8 m
Hisuian Growlithe
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
41.9 lbs. 19.0 kg
Growlithe
50.0 lbs. 22.7 kg
Hisuian Growlithe
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
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
Hisuian Growlithe
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
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F058.png None.png
Hisuian Growlithe
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Arcanine when exposed to a Fire Stone.

In Hisui, Growlithe has a dual-type Fire/Rock regional form.

Biology

Growlithe is a quadrupedal canine Pokémon. It has orange fur with black stripes along its back and legs. The fur on its muzzle, chest, belly, and tail is beige, as is 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 and triangular ears with beige interiors. 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. In particular, it has been known to fight with Rockruff over territory. It will fiercely bark at, bite, and chase away any perceived threat. Otherwise, this obedient Pokémon will wait motionlessly until given an order. It has a long history with people, as its bones have been found in Stone Age ruins. In the wild, Growlithe can be commonly found in grassy plains.

Growlithe also has a powerful olfactory sense. If it detects an unknown smell in its territory, it roars to flush out the intruder. It can smell the emotions of others, and never forgets a scent. However, strong, unpleasant smells can disable Growlithe's sense of smell for short periods, as seen in the anime.

In Hisui, Growlithe's fur is dark orange-red, while its mane, muzzle, and tail are light grey. Its mane covers its eyes and extends below its head, ending with three curls. Its ears are round and square with light orange-red interiors. It has a small horn in its head and its tail is curly.

Hisuian Growlithe's soft and insulated fur allows it to survive the cold weather of Hisui. Growlithe rarely uses its horn unless needed due to it being easily broken. A pair of Hisuian Growlithe are known to be vigilant when guarding territory. Growlithe in that region takes much longer to bond with humans because it lived apart from humans for many years.[1]

In the anime

Main series

 
Growlithe in the anime

Major appearances

Growlie

James had a pet Growlithe nicknamed Growlie, which he owned as a child. However, he left it behind when he ran away from home. Despite this, it remains loyal to James.

Officer Jenny's Growlithe

Growlithe have been frequently used as police dogs by Officer Jenny prior to Pokémon the Series: Black & White. The Officer Jenny of Fula City also has a Growlithe, as seen in The Power of Us, which is set in a timeline different from the main series.

Other

In The Flame Pokémon-athon!, Lara Laramie's Growlithe battled Ash while defending a Tauros from a ranch that he mistakenly tried to catch.

In Saved by the Beldum, Morrison used a Growlithe in his battle against Gavin, where it was defeated by Marowak. During his battle against Ash, Morrison's reluctance to fight his friend led Growlithe to be defeated by Corphish.

In On Cloud Arcanine, an Arcanine was taking care of a whole litter of Growlithe. Drew and May attempted to catch the Arcanine, but after finding the Growlithe litter, they decided to leave it alone.

In Cilan and the Case of the Purrloin Witness!, Tedesco's Growlithe helped defend Ash and his friends when Teaque's Vanillite's attacked them.

Minor appearances

Growlithe debuted in Sparks Fly for Magnemite, where it was seen in Gringey City's Pokémon Center.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Growlithe was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving Giovanni.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Growlithe was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Growlithe were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Pikachu Re-Volts, Cassidy and Butch controlled a Growlithe at Mandarin Island North.

In Shell Shock!, an expedition crew led by Nurse Joy owned two Growlithe. They helped alert the group when boulders began to rain down on them.

In The Power of One, multiple Growlithe sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

A Growlithe appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A Growlithe appeared in Snubbull Snobbery, under the ownership of some security guards in Palm Hills.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Hot Matches!.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Growlithe participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In Training Daze, a Growlithe acted as a security guard for a penthouse.

Multiple Growlithe appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In Off the Unbeaten Path, a Trainer's Growlithe participated in the Pokémon Orienteering competition.

A Coordinator's Growlithe appeared in What I Did for Love!.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Growlithe competed in the Terracotta Contest.

A Growlithe appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.

A Growlithe appeared in The Champ Twins!.

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 a flashback in Secrets From Out of the Fog!.

In Go, Go Gogoat!, a Growlithe was living at an unnamed island in the Decolore Islands.

A Growlithe appeared in BWS01.

A Growlithe appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

Two Trainers Growlithe appeared in Alola to New Adventure!.

In First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, a Growlithe gave some Berries to a group of Pikipek.

Six Trainers' Growlithe appeared in A Shocking Grocery Run!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in That's Why the Litten is a Scamp!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in To Top a Totem!.

In Racing to a Big Event!, a Trainer's Growlithe competed in the Pokémon Pancake Race.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in They Might Not Be Giants!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in One Journey Ends, Another Begins....

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in Getting the Band Back Together!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in A Glaring Rivalry!. One of them reappeared in a flashback in A Masked Warning!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in I Choose You!.

Four Trainers' Growlithe appeared in A Crowning Moment of Truth!, with one appearing in a flashback. They were among the Pokémon attending the Wela Fire Festival‎.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in Alola, Kanto!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Faba's Revenge!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in the banned episode SM064.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Love at First Twirl!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Sours for the Sweet!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in The Power of Us.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in All They Want to Do is Dance Dance!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in The Shape of Love to Come!.

In I Choose Paradise!, a Growlithe was at the Pokémon Paradise Resort.

In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Growlithe joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Got Meltan?.

A student's Growlithe appeared in Aiming for the Top Floor!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in League Offenders and Defenders!.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Growlithe competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!.

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, a Growlithe took part in a Raid Battle against a Lugia.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Ash's fantasy in The Climb to Be the Very Best!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Raid Battle in The Ruins!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in a fantasy in Caring for a Mystery!.

Two Trainers' Growlithe appeared in Toughing It Out!.

Two Trainers' Growtlithe appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Making Battles in the Sand!.

In Pikachu Translation Check..., a Trainer's Growlithe was in a video.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in Memories of a Warming Kindness!.

Two Growlithe appeared in Sleuths for Truth! in a fantasy, doing police work alongside Ash and Goh.

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.
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.

Pokémon Origins

 
Growlithe in Pokémon Origins

In File 2: Cubone, a Growlithe was at the Pokémon House in Lavender Town.

Pokémon Generations

In The Chase, Looker used a Growlithe during the raid on the Viridian Gym. It accompanied Looker in his search for Giovanni and investigated the traces of explosives at the Gym's battlefield.

A Growlithe appeared in The Reawakening, during a flashback about the creation of the legendary beasts.

In the manga

 
Growlithe in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

Similar to his anime counterpart, Morrison owns a Growlithe. It appeared in A Clash Of Wills!! Eternal Rivals?!.

Magical Pokémon Journey

Kiaraway, a Trainer who specializes in collecting Fire-type Pokémon, owns a Growlithe. It appeared in Vulpix and Cyndaquil.

Pokémon Adventures

In Paras Sight, Blaine has 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 sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Trainer's Growlithe appeared in The Decision and the Tournament of Six.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

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

Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic

A wild Growlithe appeared in Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic, where it was caught by Soul.

Pokémon Zensho

A Growlithe appeared in PZ05.

In the TCG

Main article: Growlithe (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

Multiple Growlithe appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#058
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 Johto
#127
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#058
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#129
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 Unova
B2W2: #051
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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 Alola
SM: #052
Alola
USUM: #064
Kanto
#058
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.
Ultra Sun While it's quite friendly toward humans once it's grown used to them, in the wild it must be quite fierce to defend its territory from Rockruff.
Ultra Moon It has lived alongside humans since ages ago. Its bones have been found in excavations of ruins from the Stone Age.
Let's Go Pikachu A Pokémon with a friendly nature. However, it will bark fiercely at anything invading its territory.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#070
Sword It has a brave and trustworthy nature. It fearlessly stands up to bigger and stronger foes.
Shield Extremely loyal, it will fearlessly bark at any opponent to protect its own Trainer from harm.


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, 36, and 37
Silver
Trade
Crystal
Routes 8, 35, 36, and 37MorningDay
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
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 2
Let's Go Pikachu
Routes 5, 6, 7 and 8
Let's Go Eevee
Trade
Generation VIII
Sword
Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills
Shield
Route 3, Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, Watchtower Ruins, East Lake Axewell, West Lake Axewell, Axew's Eye, South Lake Miloch, Giant's Seat, North Lake Miloch
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Volcano
Pinball
Red Field: Celadon City, Saffron City
Blue Field: Lavender Town, 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
Dark Crater (B1F-B13F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
MD Sky
Dark Crater (B1F-B13F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Zapdos Sea, Jirachi Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Jirachi SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Masters EX
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)


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 Burnt Berry (25%)
Crystal
Emerald*   Rawst Berry (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen   Rawst Berry (50%)
Diamond Pearl   Rawst Berry (100%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Rawst Berry (100%)
Black 2 White 2   Rawst Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
55
115 - 162 220 - 314
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
350
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.
  • 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

Growlithe

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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:

Hisuian Growlithe

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ¼×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Learnset

Growlithe is available in Sword and Shield and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Howl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
088 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1212 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
1616 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2020 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
2424 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
2828 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
3232 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3636 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4040 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
4444 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
5252 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
5656 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/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM13  TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38  TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM68  TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21  TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36  TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR43  TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR55  TR55 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR86  TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05  TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM20  TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM50  TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM61  TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM78  TM78 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
  
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
      
      
      
      
  
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
      
      
      
  
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
  Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
      
      
      
   
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Growlithe in Generation VIII
  • 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
  
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
     Burn Up Fire Special 130 100% 5
      
 
Close Combat Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
      
      
      
 
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
      
      
      
      
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
      
  
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
      
      
      
      
  
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
      
   
Fire Spin Fire Special 35 85% 15
      
    
Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
  Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
      
     
Howl Normal Status —% 40
  Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
      
  
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Growlithe in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Burn Up Fire Special 130130 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Dragon Rage × Dragon Special 0000 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Flame Burst × Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Odor Sleuth × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:  
Fire
Field move: None
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 26 Max. exp.: 31
Browser entry R-144
Growlithe is a lively Pokémon that breathes embers while scampering about.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:  
Fire
Field move:  
(Burn ×2)
Browser entry R-065
It attacks by breathing fire and throwing tackles.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 49
Base Attack: 71 Base Defense: 47 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Fire
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#438
 

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 146 Base Attack: 136 Base Defense: 93
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Ember, Bite
Charged Attacks: Flame Wheel, Body Slam, Flamethrower, Frustration, Return

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Growlithe
 Fire 
 
Fire Stone
 
First evolution
Arcanine
 Fire 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Growlithe images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Growlithe may be based on Japanese statues called 獅子 shisa that resemble a mix between lions and dogs. They may also originate from Chinese 獅 shī or Japanese 狛犬 komainu, which are guardian statues that also resemble lion and dog mixes. 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. Its stripes and coloration are reminiscent of tigers. It may also draw inspiration from dogs with brindle ("tiger-striped") coat patterns, such as the 甲斐犬 Kai Ken.

In its Hisuian Form, its Rock typing and appearance may be based on the komainu statues.

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
  Japanese ガーディ Gardie From guardian or guard dog
  French Caninos Based on canine
  Spanish Growlithe Same as English name
  German Fukano From Funke, canis and Vulkan
  Italian Growlithe Same as English name
  Korean 가디 Gadi Transliteration of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 卡蒂狗 Kādaigáu*
護主犬 Wuhjyúhyún*
From the partial transcription of the Japanese name and gǒu
From 護主犬 wuhjyú-hyún
  Mandarin Chinese 卡蒂狗 Kǎdìgǒu From the partial transcription of the Japanese name and gǒu


Related articles

External links

  #057: Primeape
Pokémon
#059: Arcanine  


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