Poochyena (Pokémon)

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Swampert #260: Swampert
Pokémon
#262: Mightyena Mightyena
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Poochyena (disambiguation).
Poochyena
Bite Pokémon
ポチエナ
Pochiena
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Poochyena



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Run Away or Quick Feet Cacophony
Cacophony
Rattled
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Poochyena
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Weight
30.0 lbs. 13.6 kg
Poochyena
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
55
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
56
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Poochyena
0
HP
1
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
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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HP
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Atk
0
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Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Poochyena (Japanese: ポチエナ Pochiena) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves into Mightyena starting at level 18.

Biology

Poochyena is a quadrupedal Pokémon similar in appearance to hyenas and canines. Its body is primarily gray with a black face and throat, paws, and belly. Its eyes are red with yellow sclerae, and it has a red nose. Its lower jaw has two pointed teeth sticking out. The fur at the base of its tail is rumpled and shaggy. Poochyena has gray paw pads on its three-toed paws.

Poochyena has a very keen sense of smell, allowing it to find and chase its prey with ease. It takes a bite at anything that moves and makes the hair on its tail bristle out to try to intimidate its foes. Known for its tenacious nature, it chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. If its prey strikes back, it may turn tail. It is omnivorous and will eat anything. This Pokémon lives in grasslands, savannas, and forests.

In the anime

Main series

 
Poochyena in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Poochyena debuted in Get the Show on the Road. They attacked Professor Birch when he got separated from Ash, similarly to what happened in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

In A Bite to Remember, Max befriended a Poochyena belonging to Katrina. He eventually helped it evolve and become a protector of the preserve.

In The Blue Badge of Courage, the Gym Badge thieves used a Poochyena and a Zigzagoon to battle Misty's Psyduck and Sakura's Espeon, but both were defeated.

In A Six Pack Attack!, a wild Poochyena assisted Professor Birch in finding Professor Oak, May, and Max.

In Grass Hysteria!, Old Man Obee's three Poochyena tracked down Ash and May after they got lost in the Forbidden Forest. They then joined in the fight against Team Rocket's mecha.

In An Explosive Operation!, a Team Flare Grunt used a Poochyena during a Team Flare effort to capture Z2.

In Sobble Spies a Stealthy Strategy!, Jessie pulled a Poochyena from the Rocket Prize Master to battle Ash and Goh. However, it was defeated by Jacqueline's Inteleon. It reappeared in a flashback in Not Too Close for Comfort!.

Minor appearances

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

In All Things Bright and Beautifly!, a Coordinator's Poochyena competed in the Rustboro Contest.

In Now That's Flower Power!, a Coordinator's Poochyena was in the Slateport City Pokémon Center.

In Win, Lose or Drew!, a Coordinator's Poochyena competed in the Slateport Contest.

In Jirachi: Wish Maker, a Poochyena was playing with its Trainer, while another was living in Forina, Jirachi's home.

A Poochyena appeared in Disaster of Disguise, under the ownership of a young female Trainer.

In Disguise Da Limit, a Coordinator's Poochyena competed in the Verdanturf Contest. Another was in a flashback that revealed Mrs. Grimm's parents took it away from her when she was a child.

A Trainer's Poochyena appeared in Destiny Deoxys.

In Beg, Burrow and Steal, two Poochyena were living in the an underground paradise.

In Hi Ho Silver Wind!, a Coordinator's Poochyena competed in the Hoenn Grand Festival.

In Off the Unbeaten Path, a Trainer's Poochyena participated in the Pokémon Orienteering competition.

A Coordinator's Poochyena appeared in What I Did for Love!.

A Poochyena appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.

In An Old Family Blend!, a Trainer's Poochyena competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

A Poochyena appeared in Lumiose City Pursuit!.

Two Poochyena appeared in Grooming Furfrou!.

In Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!, a Trainer's Poochyena attended the Pokémon Summer Camp.

A Trainer's Poochyena appeared in Garchomp's Mega Bond!.

A Trainer's Poochyena appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

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

A Trainer's Poochyena appeared in Making Battles in the Sand!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG011 Poochyena Ash's Pokédex Poochyena, the Bite Pokémon. Poochyena is the pre-evolved form of Mightyena. Its biting strength is superior to other Pokémon, and has the endurance to chase opponents down until completely exhausted.

Pokémon Generations

In The Cavern, a wild Poochyena was fleeing from a storm that a Primal Kyogre was creating.

In the manga

 
Poochyena in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Nana

A Poochyena nicknamed Nana is first seen in Ruby's possession, one of the three Pokémon given to him from his father, Norman, when he was very young. Even five years before Creeping Past Cacnea, Nana was shown to be a formidable battler, injuring a Salamence teaming up with Kiki and Rara. While she still hadn't evolved, Ruby saw a few wild Mightyena that attacked Birch and envied how splendid their fur looked. A few chapters down the line, Ruby would obtain his own Mightyena in Dewford Town when he met up with Steven, and Nana evolved together with Kiki, who touched the champion's Moon Stone. This new evolved form saw a furthering of Nana's abilities, allowing her to perfect her Hyper Beam attack.

Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪

Main article: Kanata's Poochyena

Kanata has a Poochyena in Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

Two Poochyena appeared in I Want to be Human Again!.

In the TCG

Main article: Poochyena (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#010
Kanto
#—
Ruby At first sight, Poochyena takes a bite at anything that moves. This Pokémon chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it may turn tail if the prey strikes back.
Sapphire Poochyena is an omnivore - it will eat anything. A distinguishing feature is how large its fangs are compared to its body. This Pokémon tries to intimidate its foes by making the hair on its tail bristle out.
Emerald It savagely threatens foes with bared fangs. It chases after fleeing targets tenaciously. It turns tail and runs, however, if the foe strikes back.
FireRed It has a very tenacious nature. Its acute sense of smell lets it chase a chosen prey without ever losing track.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It chases its prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it turns tail if the prey strikes back.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
White
Black 2 A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #044
Hoenn
#010
X A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
Y It has a very tenacious nature. Its acute sense of smell lets it chase a chosen prey without ever losing track.
Omega Ruby At first sight, Poochyena takes a bite at anything that moves. This Pokémon chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it may turn tail if the prey strikes back.
Alpha Sapphire Poochyena is an omnivore—it will eat anything. A distinguishing feature is how large its fangs are compared to its body. This Pokémon tries to intimidate its foes by making the hair on its tail bristle out.
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 A Pokémon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
Shining Pearl


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 101, 102, and 103
Emerald
Routes 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 116, 117, 120, 121, and 123, Petalburg Woods
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Gateon Port (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond
Breed Mightyena
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Route 214 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 1 (Swarm)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Route 9 (Swarm)
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Mightyena
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 101, 102, and 103
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond 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
Plains (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Secret Storage 16, Endless Level 33, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Thunderwave Cave (1F-3F), Howling Forest (1F-8F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B15F), World Abyss (B1F-B15F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
MD Sky
Concealed Ruins (B1F-B15F), World Abyss (B1F-B15F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
Ranger: GS
Rasp Cavern
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Challenger's Ground, Seabreeze Trail
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Pokémon Outbreak!, Chill Battle: The Three Little Tepig
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Tu
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 159
Prasino Woods: Stage 573
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Smoldering Caldera (All Areas), Distortion Land: Withered Cemetery (All Areas)
Picross
Area 01: Stage 01
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Pinsir Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Zygarde Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Thunderwave Cave (1F-3F)


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire   Pecha Berry (5%)
Emerald
Platinum   Pecha Berry (5%)
HeartGold SoulSilver   Pecha Berry (5%)
Black White   Pecha Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
35
95 - 142 180 - 274
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Total:
220
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
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/20 ★★☆☆


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

Poochyena 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 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
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
1919 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2222 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2525 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2828 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
3131 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3434 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3737 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4040 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4343 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
4646 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poochyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poochyena
  • 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
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
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
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poochyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poochyena
  • 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 Poochyena 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 Poochyena in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Poochyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poochyena
  • 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 Poochyena
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Poochyena
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Double Kick Poochyena (EX Power Keepers 58)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP Grr... I smell foes!
26%-50% HP Grr... My health is halfway down.
1%-25% HP I'm feeling down-and-out... I can't even manage a yip...
Level up Grrr... I leveled! My nose grew even more sensitive!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Dark
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Dark
Field move:
(present)
 
(Crush ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Dark
Field move:
(past)
 
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-040/N-090
It releases dark pulses around itself that make Pokémon Tired.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.64 seconds Base HP: 43
Base Attack: 63 Base Defense: 42 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dark
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 30 - 85   5

#187
 

Counterattack
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 111 Base Attack: 96 Base Defense: 61
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Snarl
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Dig, Poison Fang

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 Poochyena images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Poochyena has the lowest base stat total of all Dark-type Pokémon.
  • Poochyena and its evolved form share their category with Drednaw. They are all known as Bite Pokémon.

Origin

Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Poochyena shares some similarities with both wolves and hyenas. However, its small size, typically tenacious nature, and affinity for biting resemble Tasmanian devils.

Name origin

Poochyena may be a combination of pooch and hyena.

Pochiena may be a combination of Pochi (a popular name for dogs in Japan) and hyena.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ポチエナ Pochiena From Pochi (a popular name for dogs in Japan) and hyena
  French Medhyèna From medium and hyène
  Spanish Poochyena Same as English name
  German Fiffyen From pfiffig and Hyäne
  Italian Poochyena Same as English name
  Korean 포챠나 Pochana Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 土狼犬 Tǔlángquǎn From 土狼 tǔláng and quǎn
  Cantonese Chinese 土狼犬 Tóulòhnghyún From 土狼 tóulòhng and hyún


Related articles

External links


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