Howl (move)

Howl
とおぼえ Howl
Howl IX.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

Generation 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. Throat Chop cannot prevent a Pokémon from using Z-Howl.

Generation VIII onwards

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

Howl is now a sound-based move. As such, it cannot affect allies with the Ability Soundproof. However, Howl will still affect the user if the user has Soundproof.

Howl cannot affect allies if they are behind a substitute. However, it is not blocked by protection moves (including Max Guard and Crafty Shield).

Description

Games Description
RSEColoXD 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
SMUSUMPE
The user howls loudly to raise its spirit, which raises its Attack stat.
SwShBDSPLA The user howls loudly to raise the spirit of itself and allies. This raises their Attack stats.
SV The user howls loudly to rouse itself and its allies. This boosts their Attack stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0058     Field Field 4 4 4
0058  
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 4
0059     Field Field 1 1 1
0059  
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0228    
 
Field Field 7 4 4 4 4 4 4
0229    
 
Field Field 1, 7 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 4 1
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36 36 36
0261     Field Field 5 5 5 5XY
4ORAS
4 4 4
0262     Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5XY
1, 4ORAS
1, 4 1, 4 13
0293     Monster Field 15 15 15 15XY
11ORAS
11 10 10
0294     Monster Field 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15XY
1, 11ORAS
1, 11 1 1
0295     Monster Field 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15XY
1, 11ORAS
1, 11 1 1
0309     Field Field 12 12 12 12XY
7ORAS
7 8 8
0310     Field Field 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1 1
0653     Field Field 11 11 11
0654     Field Field 11 11 11
0655    
 
Field Field 11 1, 11 1
0744     Field Field 12 16 16
0745  
Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 12 16 16
0745  
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 12 16 16
0745  
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 12USUM 16 16
0888  
Zacian
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0889  
Zamazenta
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7
1014    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8
1020    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 14
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0037     Field Field
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0058     Field Field
0155     Field Field
0322    
 
Field Field
0403     Field Field
0447     Field Human-Like
0506     Field Field
0827     Field Field
0835     Field Field
0926     Field Mineral
0971     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0004     Monster Dragon 2007 Birthday Charmander
2008 Birthday Charmander
2009 Birthday Charmander
2010 Birthday Charmander
0244     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Howl raises the user's Attack by one stage. This move is affected by the Muzzled status condition.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 27 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 27 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 27 - —% - User User -
SMD - - 20 40 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Howl could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Howl could be seen as a move used by Boss Poochyena and Rockruff.

  Howl
Charge time 1.9 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Target Self
Additional effect Raises the user's Attack

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Buddy move
Willful Howl Status 1 —% All allies Activation Condition: When the user uses a sync move once.

Deactivation Condition: Cannot be deactivated.

Uses a maximum of 3 slots of the user's move gauge. The more amount used, the more it raises the Attack, Defense, Sp. Def, and Speed of all allied sync pairs (can be raised by up to 4 stat ranks maximum). Increases the Physical Moves ↑ Next effect of all allied sync pairs by 2 ranks.

Paulo & Lycanroc

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 멀리짖기 MeollijijgiIX+
멀리짖음 MeollijijeumIVVIII
  Brazilian Portuguese Uivo
  Serbian Urlik
  Spanish Aullido
  Vietnamese Tru


Variations of the move Defense Curl
  Defense CurlHardenMeditateSharpenWithdraw
Formerly a variation
  Howl


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