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* Not including temporary Pokémon, Growlie is the first Pokémon owned by a main character to have a [[nickname]]. The second is [[Caserin and Luverin|Caserin]].
* 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 adaption}} of the above story was included on some of the early Pokémon VHS releases.