Howl (move)

Howl
とおぼえ Howl
Howl VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
  • Is a sound-based move
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user and all allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Howl (Japanese: とおぼえ Howl) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III to VII

Howl raises the user's Attack stat by one stage.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Howl, the user's Attack stat rises another stage, and can be used regardless of whether the user is affected by Throat Chop or not.

Generation VIII

Howl raises the user and its allies' Attack stats by one stage. 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.

Howl 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.

Howl is now blocked by Soundproof.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Howls to raise the spirit and boosts Attack.
FRLG The user howls to raise its spirit and boost its Attack stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user howls loudly to raise its spirit, boosting its Attack stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user howls loudly to raise its spirit, which raises its Attack stat.
SwSh The user howls loudly to raise the spirit of itself and allies. This raises their Attack stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
058   Growlithe
  Field Field 4
059   Arcanine
  Field Field 1
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 7 4 4 4 4
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 1, 7 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 36
261   Poochyena
  Field Field 5 5 5 5XY
4ORAS
4
262   Mightyena
  Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4
293   Whismur
  Monster Field 15 15 15 15XY
11ORAS
11 10
294   Loudred
  Monster Field 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15XY
1, 11ORAS
1, 11 1
295   Exploud
  Monster Field 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15XY
1, 11ORAS
1, 11 1
309   Electrike
  Field Field 12 12 12 12XY
7ORAS
7 8
310   Manectric
  Field Field 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1
653   Fennekin
  Field Field 11 11
654   Braixen
  Field Field 11 11
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field 11 1, 11
744   Rockruff
  Field Field 12 16
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 12 16
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 12 16
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 12USUM 16
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 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
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
058   Growlithe
  Field Field
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field
403   Shinx
  Field Field
447   Riolu
  Field Human-Like
506   Lillipup
  Field Field
827   Nickit
  Field Field
835   Yamper
  Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 2007 Birthday Charmander
2008 Birthday Charmander
2009 Birthday Charmander
2010 Birthday Charmander
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Shiny Crown Entei
Shinsegae Entei
Korean Crown Entei
GameStop Entei
Winter 2011 Entei
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 and Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Howl is a move with 27PP. The user raises its Attack by one stage. This move is affected by Snatch, Taunt and the Muzzled status condition.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Attack by one level.
MDTDS Boosts the user's Attack by 1 level.
BSL じぶんの こうげきを 1だんかいあげる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It boosts your Attack. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 長嚎 Chèuhnghòuh
Mandarin 長嚎 / 长嚎 Chángháo *
嚎叫 Háojiào *
  French Grondement
  German Jauler
  Greek Ουρλιατό Ourliató
  Italian Gridodilotta
  Korean 멀리짖음 Meolli Jit'eum
  Brazilian Portuguese Uivo
  Serbian Urlik
  Spanish Aullido
  Vietnamese Tru



Variations of the move Defense Curl
  Defense CurlHardenHowlMeditateSharpenWithdraw


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