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
In the main series
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.
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!.
|| 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.
In 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
In the Ash & Pikachu manga
A Mightyena appeared in Two Groups Attacking! Magma VS. Aqua, under the ownership of a Team Magma Grunt.
In the Pocket Monsters manga
Hodge's Mightyena appeared in JNM03.
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- 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 Rhyhorn Charges.
| Pokémon Adventures
|| Before it attacks, it will growl and keep its body close to the ground. This Pokémon bites deep using its sharp fangs.*
| Pokémon Adventures
|| 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.*
In the Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ manga
- Main article: Mightyena (CCP)
Mightyena is Poochyena's older brother.
In the TCG
In the TFG
One Mightyena figure has been released.
Mightyena with 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.
Mightyena shares some similarities with both wolves and hyenas. The design may have been influenced by domestic breeds like 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. Its appearance may also be based on a brown hyena. Mightyena's Shiny form, as well as the fact that it is a pack animal, is reminiscent of a spotted hyena.
Mightyena may be a combination of mighty and hyena.
Graena may be a combination of growl and hyena.
In other languages
|| Майтиена Maytiyena
|| Transcription of English name
|| กราเอนา Kraena
|| Transcription of Japanese name