Mightyena (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Poochyena #261: Poochyena
Pokémon
#263: Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Mightyena (disambiguation).
Mightyena
Bite Pokémon
グラエナ
Graena
#262
Mightyena



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Quick Feet Cacophony
Cacophony
Moxie
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
127 (26%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Mightyena
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Weight
81.6 lbs. 37.0 kg
Mightyena
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
128
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
147
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Mightyena
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
External Links

Mightyena (Japanese: グラエナ Graena) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Poochyena starting at level 18.

Biology

Mightyena is a quadrupedal Pokémon that is based on a hyena. Its fur is mostly short and gray, but there is shaggy black fur on its lower legs, tail, and in two thick strips starting behind its eyes and running the length of its body. It has dark, triangular streak patterns below its eyes, which are red with yellow sclerae. Its ears are rhombus-shaped with dark insides, its nose is red, and it has gray paw pads.

Mightyena lives in a pack in the wild. As a member of this pack follows the orders of its leader and chases down prey. It gives obvious signals when it is about to attack, as it starts to growl deeply and flattens its body. Mightyena defeats foes with perfectly coordinated teamwork. If its Trainer is very experienced, it will always obey their orders. As depicted in the anime, Mightyena is prone to licking the faces of the people it's fond of. This species lives in grasslands and savannas.

In the anime

Main series

 
Mightyena in the anime

Major appearances

In A Bite to Remember, Katrina owns four Mightyena, which help her protect a Pokémon reserve. One of them evolved from a Poochyena after befriending Max.

Butch used a Mightyena in Oaknapped!, A Date With Delcatty and Luvdisc is a Many Splendored Thing!.

Starting in A Three Team Scheme!, multiple Mightyena served as the main Pokémon for Team Magma Grunts. They made further appearances in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire.

In Jirachi: Wish Maker, Butler used a Mightyena in his Millennium Festival magic show. It later helped attach a tracking device to a van Ash and his friends were using to evade Butler and go to Forina.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, Joe has a Mightyena that worked with Tammy's Tangrowth to catch Zorua. It later participated in the final battle against Grings Kodai.

In A Festival of Decisions!, the ninja army used a Mightyena in their attack on Ninja Village.

In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, Hodge used a Mightyena in the Battle Frontier Flute Cup. It defeated Goh's Scyther and Scorbunny in the first round, before losing to Ash's Pikachu in the final round.

Minor appearances

In A Bite to Remember, Brock's demonstration featured a Mightyena evolving from a Poochyena.

A Mightyena appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

A Coordinator's Mightyena appeared in Mean With Envy.

A Coordinator's Mightyena appeared in Thinning the Hoard!.

In All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go!, a Mightyena competed in the Pokémon Dress-Up Contest, where it dressed up as a Suicune.

A Mightyena appeared in Camping It Up!.

In Historical Mystery Tour!, Ash encountered several Mightyena in Xatu's Forest.

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

In A Performance Pop Quiz!, a Performer's Mightyena competed in the Anistar City Pokémon Showcase. It later competed in the Couriway Showcase in A Dancing Debut!, and in the Master Class Showcase in Gloire City in Master Class is in Session!.

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

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG011 Mightyena Ash's Pokédex Mightyena, the Bite Pokémon. Mightyena is the evolved form of Poochyena. They move primarily in packs, working together to capture their prey.

Pokémon Generations

In The Vision, a Team Magma Grunt's Mightyena was defeated by Brendan's Sceptile during the pair's intrusion of the Team Magma Hideout.

In the manga

 
Mightyena in Pokémon Adventures

Ash & Pikachu

A Mightyena appeared in Two Groups Attacking! Magma VS. Aqua, under the ownership of a Team Magma Grunt.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Nana

In Making Mirth with Mightyena, several wild Mightyena were seen being the Pokémon that attacked Professor Birch. The shiny gleam on their fur had the Contest-obsessed boy jealous.

Ruby's Poochyena, nicknamed Nana, evolved into a Mightyena in Guile from Mawile as the boy met up with Steven. With her increased strength and capacity for better handling advanced techniques such as Hyper Beam, she proved to become a force to be reckoned with, able to defend the boy against his powerful father Norman, and outdo Sapphire's Rono when he was attacked by surprise.

Team Flare owns multiple Mightyena, which first appeared in PS581.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS182 Before it attacks, it will growl and keep its body close to the ground. This Pokémon bites deep using its sharp fangs.*
Pokémon Adventures PS182 Mightyena gives obvious signals when it is preparing to attack. It starts to growl deeply and then flattens its body. This Pokémon will bite savagely with its sharply pointed fangs.*

Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪

Main article: Mightyena (CCP)

Mightyena is Poochyena's older brother.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Hodge's Mightyena appeared in Battle Frontier Challenge: The Flute Cup!.

In the TCG

Main article: Mightyena (TCG)

In the TFG

One Mightyena figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#011
Kanto
#—
Ruby Mightyena gives obvious signals when it is preparing to attack. It starts to growl deeply and then flattens its body. This Pokémon will bite savagely with its sharply pointed fangs.
Sapphire Mightyena travel and act as a pack in the wild. The memory of its life in the wild compels the Pokémon to obey only those trainers that it recognizes to possess superior skill.
Emerald In the wild, Mightyena live in a pack. They never defy their leader's orders. They defeat foes with perfectly coordinated teamwork.
FireRed It will always obey the commands of a skilled trainer. Its behavior arises from its living in packs in ancient times.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond It chases down prey in a pack. It will never disobey the commands of a skilled Trainer.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It chases down prey in a pack of around ten. They defeat foes with perfectly coordinated teamwork.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It chases down prey in a pack. It will never disobey the commands of a skilled Trainer.
White
Black 2 It chases down prey in a pack. It will never disobey the commands of a skilled Trainer.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #045
Hoenn
#011
X It will always obey the commands of a skilled Trainer. Its behavior arises from its living in packs in ancient times.
Y It chases down prey in a pack of around ten. They defeat foes with perfectly coordinated teamwork.
Omega Ruby Mightyena gives obvious signals when it is preparing to attack. It starts to growl deeply and then flattens its body. This Pokémon will bite savagely with its sharply pointed fangs.
Alpha Sapphire Mightyena travel and act as a pack in the wild. The memory of its life in the wild compels the Pokémon to obey only those Trainers that it recognizes to possess superior skill.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It chases down prey in a pack. It will never disobey the commands of a skilled Trainer.
Shining Pearl


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Poochyena
Emerald
Routes 120, 121, and 123
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Poochyena
Generation IV
Diamond
Routes 214 and 215 (Poké Radar)
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Evolve Poochyena
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Poochyena
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Poochyena
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X
Route 15, Friend Safari (Dark)
Y
Friend Safari (Dark)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Poochyena
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank, Event
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond
Routes 214 and 215 (Poké Radar)
Grand Underground - Spacious Caves, Dazzling Caves, Stargleam Cavern, Icy Caves, Glacial Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Shining Pearl
Grand Underground - Spacious Caves, Dazzling Caves, Stargleam Cavern, Icy Caves, Glacial Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Poochyena
Trozei!
Secret Storage 12, Endless Level 56, Forever Level 27, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Poochyena
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B16F-B29F), World Abyss (B16F-B29F)
MD Sky
Concealed Ruins (B16F-B29F), World Abyss (B16F-B29F)
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Seabreeze Trail (Post-ending)
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Pokémon Outbreak!, Chill Battle: The Three Little Tepig (Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Tu
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 173
Prasino Woods: Stage 579
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Smoldering Caldera (All Areas), Distortion Land: Withered Cemetery (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Zygarde Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Masters EX
Limited sync pair scout (Hilbert's)
Generation VIII
New Snap
Shiver SnowfieldsNight


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
USUM Team Rainbow Rocket's Ambition Archie's Mightyena All Japan 64 January 20 to March 11, 2018

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Emerald   Pecha Berry (5%)
Diamond Pearl   Pecha Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
420
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
2/4 ★★☆☆
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
15/20 ★★★


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
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Mightyena is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Snarl Dark Special 05555 09595% 15
011 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Howl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
Evo.Evo. Snarl Dark Special 05555 09595% 15
044 Howl Normal Status 0000 —% 40
077 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1010 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1313 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1616 Roar Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2020 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2424 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2828 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3232 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
3636 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
4040 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4444 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4848 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
5252 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
5656 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mightyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mightyena
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM15  TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
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
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM63  TM63 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM68  TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM78  TM78 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM79  TM79 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 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 Mightyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mightyena
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
    
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
      
      
      
 
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
      
      
 
Fire Fang Fire Physical 65 95% 15
      
    
Ice Fang Ice Physical 65 95% 15
      
      
      
      
    
Leer Normal Status 100% 30
      
      
    
Play Rough Fairy Physical 90 90% 10
  Poison Fang Poison Physical 50 100% 15
      
      
      
  
Sucker Punch Dark Physical 70 100% 5
      
      
Thunder Fang Electric Physical 65 95% 15
      
      
  
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Mightyena 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 Mightyena in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mightyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mightyena
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
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 Mightyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mightyena
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Mightyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Mightyena
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP I will obey any order! It's my duty to serve and protect you!
26%-50% HP My HP has fallen about halfway down.
1%-25% HP I'm sorry... I may not be able to fulfill my duty...
Level up I've been promoted in level! I'm ready for any order!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Dark
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Dark
Field move:
(past)
 
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-041/N-091
It releases dark pulses around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.32 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#188
 

Sinister Power
Increases damage done by any Dark types in the combo.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 171 Base Defense: 132
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Bite, Fire Fang, Thunder Fang*, Ice Fang*
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Play Rough, Poison Fang
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #158
Wild Mightyena live in packs with very strict hierarchies. When the pack leader howls, the others howl with it to send information to faraway allies.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Poochyena
 Dark 
 
Level 18
 
First evolution
Mightyena
 Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Mightyena images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Mightyena with a black nose
  • Early artwork, including Ken Sugimori's official art and some TCG art, shows Mightyena with a black nose instead of a red nose.
  • Mightyena and its pre-evolved form share their category with Drednaw. They are all known as Bite Pokémon.

Origin

Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Mightyena's design appears to be based on a hyena - possibly a brown hyena - and also shares some similarities with wolves. The design may have been influenced by domestic breeds of dog such as the German Shepherd and the Australian Kelpie, a breed with personalities that are heavily influenced by their owners. German Shepherds are also commonly colored black and gray.

Name origin

Mightyena may be a combination of mighty and hyena.

Graena may be a combination of grand, growl, and hyena.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese グラエナ Graena From grand, growl, and hyena
  French Grahyèna From grand and hyène
  Spanish Mightyena Same as English name
  German Magnayen From magna and Hyäne
  Italian Mightyena Same as English name
  Korean 그라에나 Guraeana Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 大狼犬 Dàlángquǎn From , 土狼 tǔláng, and quǎn
  Cantonese Chinese 大狼犬 Daaihlòhnghyún From daaih, 土狼 tóulòhng, and hyún


Related articles

External links


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