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Houndoom
Dark Pokémon
ヘルガー
Hellgar
#229
Houndoom
Houndoom
Mega Houndoom
Mega Houndoom



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Fire
Unknown Unknown
Mega Houndoom
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Early Bird or Flash Fire
Houndoom
Cacophony
Mega Houndoom
Cacophony
Unnerve
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Solar Power
Mega Houndoom
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Houndoom
6'03" 1.9 m
Mega Houndoom
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
77.2 lbs. 35.0 kg
Houndoom
109.1 lbs. 49.5 kg
Mega Houndoom
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Houndoominite [[|]]
Base experience yield
204
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Houndoom
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Houndoom
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 BodyUnknown.png
Mega Houndoom
Footprint
F229.png None.png
Mega Houndoom
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
35
External Links

Houndoom (Japanese: ヘルガー Hellgar) is a dual-type Dark/Fire Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Houndour starting at level 24.

Houndoom can Mega Evolve into Mega Houndoom using the Houndoominite.

Contents

Biology

Houndoom is a quadruped, canine Pokémon that is mainly colored black with a long orange snout and an orange underbelly. It has small, red eyes and a black nose. Around its neck is a white band with a small skull-shaped pendant on its throat. There are two white bands on each of its ankles, as well as three rib-like ridges on its back. Houndoom has a long, skinny tail with a triangular tip and three clawed toes on each paw. On top of its head is a pair of long, curved gray horns. These horns are smaller on the female than the male.

In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns raked sharply towards the back serves a leadership role. Leadership is determined by fights within the pack. Its gut is full of toxins, which are used to create unique fire mixed with poison. This gives Houndoom's fire a foul odor and the wounds it inflicts will never heal. After finishing off the prey, Houndoom divides it evenly among its pack. Houndoom appears near rough terrain areas. Its howling induces shivering in other Pokémon, and often sends them scurrying back to their nests. This resulted in people referring to Houndoom's howl as the Grim Reaper.

As Mega Houndoom, the ridges on its back thicken, and it gains additional, bone-like rings around the base of its tail. The rings on its tail have small spikes on top, causing them to resemble vertebrae. The ridge at the base of Mega Houndoom's neck is longer and curves forward towards its shoulders. Instead of a band with a skull pendant, there is a large, toothed structure around its neck. This bone-like formation has two large spikes on either side and three pointed teeth on the bottom. Mega Houndoom's horns now point straight up with a small, outward curve in the middle. The two bands on its hind legs have vanished, and those on its forelegs are broken in the front. Its claws are a dark red due to its ability to generate more heat, which themselves cause pain to Mega Houndoom.[1] Finally, the tip of its tail is now split down the middle. When it Mega Evolves, its entire body generates heat. Its fiery breath is now powerful enough to burn foes into ashes.

In the anime

In the main series

Houndoom in the anime
Mega Houndoom in the anime

Major appearances

Harrison's Houndoom

Harrison used a Houndoom during the Silver Conference, where it helped in recovering the flame of Ho-Oh and defeated Ash's Snorlax in their battle. However, it lost to Ash's Bayleef and was Harrison's final Pokémon in the semifinals, where it lost to a Rhyhorn. It was often seen outside of its Poké Ball.

Other

Houndoom debuted in Houndoom's Special Delivery, under the ownership of a Mareep farmer, who nicknamed it Doomy. When Misty's Togepi got separated from Ash and his friends, it came across Doomy as it was delivering a package. Doomy then took Togepi to its home, where they were reunited with Ash's group.

In the beginning of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, a Pokémon poacher used a Houndoom and a Scyther to chase a Celebi.

In A Ruin with a View, Team Magma Grunts used multiple Houndoom during the takeover of the Oldale Town Pokémon Center. They reappeared in a flashback in A Three Team Scheme!.

In Mean With Envy and Pacifidlog Jam, Joshua used a Houndoom in the Pacifidlog Town Contest.

In Flint Sparks the Fire! and The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore!, the Proprietor owns a Houndoom that is his loyal companion.

In Mega Evolution Special IV, Malva owns a Houndoom that can Mega Evolve. She was one of the ten Mega Evolved Pokémon that Alain and his Charizard had to defeat, and she was eventually defeated after a battle. In The Right Hero for the Right Job!, Rocking Kalos Defenses!, and Forming a More Perfect Union!, she helped fight Lysandre and later the Giant Rock.

In From A to Z!, Mable's Houndoom pursued Z2 in Terminus Cave, but it was defeated by Land's Wrath.

In A Festival of Decisions!, the ninja army used a Houndoom during the attack on Ninja Village.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Houndoom that can Mega Evolve was under the control of Levi and Cherie's Mega Wave. Houndoom was used to battle Ash's Pikachu, Clemont's Chespin, and Volcanion. It was later freed from their control when Alva's Mega Wave Crystal was destroyed, and it escaped.

In The Right Hero for the Right Job!, Team Flare Grunts used multiple Houndoom to battle Steven and Serena at Lysandre Labs.

In The Power of Us, a Pokémon hunter's Houndoom and another hunter's Sneasel searched for Zeraora, but targeted a Teddiursa and Ditto instead. This forced Zeraora and soon Ash and his friends to intervene, eventually leaving Sneasel defeated.

Minor appearances

In The Screen Actor's Guilt, Vitzo's fantasy featured a Houndoom.

In Entei at Your Own Risk, two Houndoom were resting in some hot springs.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Houndoom to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

In The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon, Dr. Yung created a Mirage Houndoom.

A Houndoom appeared in a visualization in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, multiple Houndoom were part of the feuding armies that were eventually placated by Sir Aaron in the past. Three of them attacked Lucario just before.

A Coordinator's Houndoom appeared in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!.

A Trainer's Houndoom appeared in a flashback in Duels of the Jungle!.

In Playing the Performance Encore!, a Coordinator's Houndoom was used alongside a Mightyena in the Battle Stage of the Daybreak Contest.

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, a Houndoom living in Pokémon Hills participated in the battle against the Genesect Army.

A Houndoom that can Mega Evolve into Mega Houndoom appeared in the opening of Mega Evolution Special I.

In A Crowning Moment of Truth!, two Trainers' Houndoom attended the Wela Fire Festival‎.

In a flashback in Battling the Beast Within!, the Ultra Rangers' Houndoom attempted to stop the Guzzlord that was wreaking havoc at the Ultra Ruin.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP180 Houndoom Ash's Pokédex Houndoom, the Dark Pokémon. The evolved form of Houndour. Houndoom's eerie howl is said to cause those who hear it to shudder in fear.

In Pokémon Generations

A Houndoom appeared in The Lake of Rage, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt. Along with Grimer, Magnemite, Raticate, and Golbat, it was defeated by Lance's Dragonite during Lance and Ethan's infiltration of the Team Rocket HQ.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

A Houndoom appeared in After The Missing Rucksack!!.

In the movie adaptations

A Pokémon hunter owned a Houndoom in Celebi: a Timeless Encounter.

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

A Houndoom appeared in Breaking Into The Enemy's Lair!.

In the Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon manga

A Houndoom appeared in Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga

A Houndoom appeared in JBA4, under the ownership of Archer.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A group of Houndoom first appeared in Slick Slowking, used by Carl to prevent Gold and Crystal from attacking with their Roar attack.

Maxie has five Houndoom in his arsenal, one of which he used to kill Norman to prevent him from using Rayquaza to interrupt Kyogre and Groudon's fight again. They first appeared in It All Ends Now V.

In Showdown with Houndoom, Pearl came across a Houndoom that attacked him and Rayler.

Darach has a Houndoom, which was used in his battle against Platinum in Getting the Drop on Gallade II.

A Houndoom appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

Karen's Houndoom was seen in Attaway, Aipom!, prior to her Elite Four colleagues challenging Gold in the Pokéathlon.

Archer's Houndoom appeared in a flashback and was used to threaten Petrel in All About Arceus III.

Team Plasma liberated a Houndoom from a Trainer. It was left behind at N's Castle in A Difficult Parting.

In PS550, Team Flare Scientist Mable owns a Houndoom.

A Houndoom belonging to an Aether Foundation Employee first appeared in Play the Melody That Echoes in the Altar.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Houndoom appeared in GDZ47, under the ownership of a thief.

Asuka is revealed to have a Houndoom, which first appeared in GDZ59.

In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga

A Houndoom appeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Two as one of the Pokémon that Solana captured with her Capture Styler. It reappeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Four and was released in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Five.

In the TCG

Main article: Houndoom (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Houndoom appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Houndoom

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#210
Gold If you are burned by the flames it shoots from its mouth, the pain will never go away.
Silver Upon hearing its eerie howls, other Pokémon get the shivers and head straight back to their nests.
Crystal The pungent-smelling flame that shoots from its mouth results from toxins burning in its body.
Stadium 2 If you are burned by the flames it shoots from its mouth, the pain will never go away.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns raked sharply towards the back serves a leadership role. These Pokémon choose their leader by fighting amongst themselves.
Sapphire
Emerald In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns raked sharply back serves a leadership role. They choose their leader by fighting among themselves.
FireRed Upon hearing its eerie howls, other Pokémon get the shivers and head straight back to their nests.
LeafGreen If you are burned by the flames it shoots from its mouth, the pain will never go away.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #177
Johto
#215
Diamond Long ago, people imagined its eerie howls to be the call of the grim reaper.
Pearl
Platinum The flames it breathes when angry contain toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
HeartGold If you are burned by the flames it shoots from its mouth, the pain will never go away.
SoulSilver Upon hearing its eerie howls, other Pokémon get the shivers and head straight back to their nests.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The flames it breathes when angry contain toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
White
Black 2 The flames it breathes when angry contain toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #076
Hoenn
#—
X Long ago, people imagined its eerie howls to be the call of the grim reaper.
Y The flames it breathes when angry contain toxins. If they cause a burn, it will hurt forever.
Omega Ruby In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns raked sharply toward the back serves a leadership role. These Pokémon choose their leader by fighting among themselves.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #290
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun They spew flames mixed with poison to finish off their opponents. They divvy up their prey evenly among the members of their pack.
Ultra Moon Identifiable by its eerie howls, people a long time ago thought it was the grim reaper and feared it.
Mega Houndoom
Ultra Sun Its red claws and the tips of its tail are melting from high internal temperatures that are painful to Houndoom itself.
Ultra Moon Houndoom's entire body generates heat when it Mega Evolves. Its fearsome fiery breath turns its opponents to ash.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Houndour
Crystal
Evolve Houndour
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Houndour
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Tower Colosseum (Shadow)
XD
Evolve Houndour
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
Routes 214 and 215 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Evolve Houndour
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black
Evolve Houndour
White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X
Evolve Houndour
Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Route 12
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 63, Forever Level 13, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Houndour
Ranger
Jungle Relic
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Treeshroud Forest (1F-10F)
MD Sky
Treeshroud Forest (1F-10F)
Ranger: SoA
Oil Field Hideout
Ranger: GS
Sky Fortress, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lake: Sunny Seashore (Post-ending)
Rumble U
Magical Lake: Protect Pichu in the Forest, Chill Battle: The Three Little Tepig
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Th
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Seventh release)
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Tomb of Nightmares (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Picross
Area 14: Stage 04
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Jirachi Sea, Entei Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Jirachi SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Karen's)

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
Y 2014 Korean World Championship Series Houndoom All South Korea 50 July 6, 2014

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Houndoominite Houndoominite (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Houndoom
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
500
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.

Mega Houndoom
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total:
600
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
15/17 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Houndoom's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Smokescreen Houndoom (Aquapolis 14)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani229.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Ravaged Field
Phrases
51%-100% HP My Howl leaves foes shaking with fear!
26%-50% HP Darn... My remaining HP's down to half...
1%-25% HP It's all over for me... I don't have the energy to even bark...
Level up I've leveled up! I will howl with greater authority!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 229.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
Dark
Field move: Burn fm.pngBurn fm.png
(Burn ×2)
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 60 Max. exp.: 80
Browser entry R-161
Houndoom blows out a big ball of fire. It has no trouble torching a Fallen Log.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist: Dark PA.png
Dark
Field move: Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Browser entry R-154
It spits blobs of fire and lets loose dark pulses to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:
(present)
Dark Assist.png
Dark
Field move:
(present)
Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Dark Assist.png
Dark
Field move:
(past)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-267/N-084
It releases a dark pulse around itself that makes Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush229 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.25 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT229.png

Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Houndoominite Sprite.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#490
Shuffle229.png
Shuffle229M.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 7
Removes barrier-covered Pokémon / disruptions (max 10) and damages the foe.
Pokémon GO
GO229.png Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 224 Base Defense: 144
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Snarl, Fire Fang
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Fire Blast, Foul Play, Flamethrower*, Frustration, Return

Evolution

228Houndour.png
Unevolved
Houndour
 Dark  Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 24
229Houndoom.png
First evolution
Houndoom
 Dark  Fire 

Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Houndoom
Houndoom
Houndoom
 Dark  Fire 

Houndoominite
Houndoominite


Held Houndoominite
Houndoom
Mega Houndoom
Houndoom
 Dark  Fire 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 229.png Spr b 2g 229.png Spr 2s 229.png Spr b 2g 229.png Spr 2c 229.png Spr b 2c 229.png
Spr 2g 229 s.png Spr b 2g 229 s.png Spr 2s 229 s.png Spr b 2g 229 s.png Spr 2c 229 s.png Spr b 2c 229 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 229.png Spr b 3r 229.png Spr 3e 229.png Spr b 3r 229.png Spr 3r 229.png Spr b 3r 229.png
Spr 3r 229 s.png Spr b 3r 229 s.png Spr 3e 229 s.png Spr b 3r 229 s.png Spr 3r 229 s.png Spr b 3r 229 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Form Form Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Form Form Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form
Front Back Front Back
229MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Houndoom images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Houndoom has three different sprites in each Generation II game. It also shares this same trait in Generation IV games. This makes it one of the few Pokémon with this distinction.

Origin

Houndoom may have been based on the Cerberus of Greek and Roman mythology, or other legends of hellhounds. Houndoom is also similar in appearance to Dobermanns. Its tail resembles that of common depictions of the devil. Houndoom also seems to bear some resemblance to the extinct thylacine, a hound-like marsupial with a lean body and stripey pattern on its back, much like Houndoom in respects of appearance. Houndoom's Shiny coloration could be based on Yama, the Hindu Lord of the Fallen, who often appears blue and red. Its pack-hunting, social nature, pecking order, and overall feral nature may be a reference to gray wolves.

Name origin

Houndoom is a combination of hound and doom.

Hellgar is a combination of hell (alluding to its dark and fiery nature, as a hellhound) and gar (a sound that dogs make).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヘルガー Hellgar From hell and gar
France Flag.png French Démolosse From démon and molosse
Spain Flag.png Spanish Houndoom Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Hundemon From Hund and Dämon
Italy Flag.png Italian Houndoom Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 헬가 Helga Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 黑魯加 / 黑鲁加 Hēilǔjiā Transliteration of its Japanese name


Related articles

Notes

External links


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