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pokemonname=Growlithe|
image=[[File:Growlie.png|250px]] |
caption=GrowlieJames's Growlithe |
epnum=EP048|
epname=Holy Matrimony!|
java1=[[Mitsuru Ogata]]|
}}
'''Growlie''' (Japanese: '''ガーちゃん''' ''Gar-chan'') is a {{p|Growlithe}} that was theowned firstby {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}a belonging toyounger [[James]] ofand his [[Teamstarter RocketPokémon|first Pokémon]]. Eventually, James ran away from home, leaving behind his beloved Growlithe.
 
==History==
===Kanto[[Original series]]===
[[File:James and Growlie.png|thumb|left|225px|Growlie in its original appearance in ''[[EP048|Holy Matrimony!]]'']]
Before James ran away from home when he was a child, Growlie was his only friend on [[File:Younger James's parents.png|thumb|250px|his parents']] estate. The two were inseparable, and Growlie comfortedas Jamesa when he faced problems with his parents and arranged fiancé, [[Jessiebellepuppy]]. When the stresses of home became too much, James ran away from home, leaving Growlie behind at the mansion, possibly at his request. Growlie lives in an extravagant doghouse, which was so large that {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} mistook it for being the family's actual mansion. {{an|Misty}} even commented, to her later embarrassment, that it was the largest mansion she'd ever seen.
As a child, Growlie was James's only friend on [[James's parents|his parents']] estate. The two were inseparable, and Growlie often comforted James whenever he had problems, especially with his parents and arranged fiancée, [[Jessebelle]]. When the stresses of home became too much, James ran away, leaving Growlie behind at the mansion. Growlie lives in an extravagant doghouse, which was so large that {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} mistook it for being the family's actual mansion. {{an|Misty}} even commented, to her later embarrassment, that it was the largest mansion she had ever seen.
 
Years later, in ''[[EP048|Holy Matrimony!]]'', James returned to his parents' home after hearing that they had died. However, this turned out to be a hoax, for themdesigned to gettrick himJames tointo marrymarrying Jessiebelle,Jessebelle. and afterAfter the deception was revealed, JessiebelleJessebelle trapped James in the family's dungeon. Ash, {{ashfr}}, [[Jessie]] and {{MTR}}, letreleased Growlie out offrom his doghouse, andallowing itGrowlie to burst into the dungeon, rescuingand rescue its long-lost master. The two were thrilled thatto they'dsee beeneach reunitedother, unfortunatelybut thetheir happyreunion momentwas hadcut toshort beby cutJessebelle, shortwho whensubsequently Jessiebelleattacked andwith her {{p|Vileplume}} located and attacked the two. After defeating the Vileplume and temporarily chasing JessiebelleJessebelle off the estate, James once again left home, set onthereby giving up on his inheritance and continuing to live with [[Jessie]] and {{MTR}}. HeBefore he left, he told Growlie to stay behind toand watch after his parents. Saddened, Growliewhich howledgreatly assaddened Jamesthe walked away from thePuppy mansionPokémon.
 
===Sinnoh{{series|Diamond & Pearl}}===
Growlie made itsa reappearance in ''[[DP153|The Treasure Is All Mine!]]'', where it accidentallyinadvertently blew Team Rocket's cover. whenThe theyteam werehad been infiltrating one of James's family's vacation homes; becauseGrowlie, itelated wasto sosee happyits tomaster see Jamesonce again, pounced on the group. Growlie proceeded to help James until he was able to (once again) evade his ever-pursuing family. Though they rarely see each other anymoreany more, Growlie remains protective and devoted to its master.
 
==Personality and characteristics==
Like many of James's Pokémon, Growlie has a great relationship with its master. Growlie is extremely loyal to James, and it cares deeply for him. Likewise, James cares deeply for Growlie. Growlie has been shown to be a strong fighter and a useful Pokémon, despite its few appearances throughout the series.
 
==Moves used==
{{anmov/h|fire||Growlie {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 32}}|0|1=Growlie Flamethrower.png|21=Growlie Dig}}.png}}|{{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 32}}|0|1=Using Flamethrower|21=Using Dig}}}}
{{anmov|fire|Flamethrower|EP048|Holy Matrimony!}}
{{anmov|ground|Dig|DP153|The Treasure Is All Mine!}}
{{anmov/f|fire}}
 
==Trivia==
* Not including temporary Pokémon, Growlie is the first Pokémon owned by a main character to have a nickname. The second is [[Caserin and Luverin|Caserinnickname]].
* Growlie is loosely based upon or possibly inspired by the classic character of Petrasche in English author Marie Louise de la Ramée's 1872 novel, ''{{wp|A Dog of Flanders}}'', published with her pseudonym ''Ouida''. It is a coming-of-age tale about a Flemish boy named Nello and his dog Patrasche, who later freezes to death in a chapel in front of the famous Ruebens painting. In ''[[EP048|Holy Matrimony!]]'', James even mutters the famous line spoken by Nello as he lies dying in the snow: ''Farewell this unfortunate world''. This is a little more or less surprising as the story is widely read in Japan, and has been adapted into several films and anime.
** Coincidentally, a commercial for the {{wp|Dog of Flanders (1975 TV series)|1975 anime adaptionadaptation}} of the above story was included on some of the early Pokémon VHS releases.
* ThereExcluding weretemporary 571 episodes betweenPokémon, Growlie's first appearance and its second appearance, which to this date is the longestonly time between a particular{{type|Fire}} Pokémon owned by aeither character'sJessie first and second physical appearances within theor showJames.
 
==Related articles==
[[Category:James's Pokémon]]
[[Category:Anime starter Pokémon|Growlie]]
[[Category:Nicknamed Pokémon]]
 
[[ptde:GrowlieJames’ Fukano]]
[[es:Growlie]]
[[de:James' Fukano]]
[[fr:Caninou]]
[[it:Growlie]]
[[ja:ガーちゃん]]
[[plzh:Growlie小卡]]
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