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Poochyena (Pokémon)

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Poochyena is a quadruped 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 {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Grassland Pokémon|grasslands, savannas}}, and {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Forest Pokémon|forests}}.
 
==In the anime==
[[File:Team Flare Poochyena.png|thumb|left|250px|Poochyena in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
====Major appearances====
A pack ofMultiple Poochyena appeareddebuted in ''[[AG001|Get the Show on the Road]]''. They attacked [[Professor Birch]] when he got separated from {{Ash}}, similarsimilarly to what happenshappened in {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}.
 
A {{DL|Max|Mightyena|Poochyena}} appeared in ''[[AG011|A Bite to Remember]]'', whereunder the ownership of {{OBP|Katrina|AG011}}. [[Max]] befriended it and eventually helped it to evolve.
 
A {{DL|Gym Badge thieves|Poochyena}} appeared in ''[[SS005|The Blue Badge of Courage]]'', under the ownership of one of the [[Gym Badge thieves]]. It and a {{p|Zigzagoon}} battled [[Misty's Psyduck]] and [[Sakura's Espeon]], but both were defeated.
 
A {{pkmn2|wild}} Poochyena appeared in ''[[AG071|A Six Pack Attack!]]'', where toit assistassisted Professor Birch in finding {{an|Professor Oak}}, {{an|May}}, and [[Max]].
 
AThree {{DL|Team Flare Grunt|Poochyena}} appeared in ''[[XY107AG073|AnGrass Explosive OperationHysteria!]]'', under the ownership of a[[Old {{tc|TeamMan FlareObee]]. GruntThey were used to track down Ash and May after they got lost in the [[Forbidden Forest]]. They then participated in the fight against {{TRT}}'s mecha.
 
A Poochyena appeared in ''[[XY107|An Explosive Operation!]]'', under the ownership of a {{tc|Team Flare Grunt}}. It was used during a [[Team Flare]] effort to capture [[Z2]].
 
====Minor appearances====
A Poochyena appeared in [[Evolution|Brock's demonstration]] in ''[[AG011|A Bite to Remember]]'', where it evolved into a {{p|Mightyena}}.
 
A {{pkmn|Coordinator}}'s Poochyena appeared in ''[[AG013|All Things Bright and Beautifly!]]'', where it was competing in the {{ci|Rustboro}} {{pkmn|Contest}}.
 
A Poochyena was seen inside the [[Slateport City]] [[Pokémon Center]] in ''[[AG033|Now That's Flower Power!]]''.
 
A Coordinator's Poochyena appeared in ''[[AG035|Win, Lose, or Drew!]]'', underwhere theit ownershipwas of a Coordinatorseen competing in the {{ci|Slateport}} {{pkmn|Contest}}.
 
Two Poochyena appeared in ''[[M06|Jirachi: Wish Maker]]''. One was seen playing with its Trainer in the opening sequence of the movie, while the other one was one of the residents of [[Forina]], {{OBP|Jirachi|M06}}'s home.
 
TwoA Poochyena appeared in ''[[M06AG061|Jirachi:Disaster Wishof MakerDisguise]]''., One was seen playing with its owner inunder the openingownership of the film, while the other one was a [[wildyoung Pokémon]]female that lived in [[Forina]]{{pkmn|Trainer}}.
 
ATwo {{DL|Mrs. Grimm|Poochyena}} appeared in ''[[AG061|Disaster of Disguise]]'' and ''[[AG062|Disguise Da Limit]]''. ItOne first appearedwas under the ownership of a youngCoordinator girlparticipating in the {{to|Verdanturf}} Contest. Later,The duringother appeared in [[Mrs. Grimm]]'s flashback, where it was revealed that she owned one as a child.
 
A Poochyena appeared in ''[[M07|Destiny Deoxys]]'', under the ownership of a Trainer.
 
Two Poochyena appeared in ''[[AG106|Beg, Burrow and Steal]]''.
 
A Poochyena appeared in ''[[AG121|Hi Ho Silver Wind!]]'', under the ownership of a Coordinator competing in the [[Hoenn Grand Festival]].
 
A {{pkmn|Trainer}}'s Poochyena appeared in ''[[AG159|Off the Unbeaten Path]]'', where it was participating in the [[Pokémon Orienteering]] competition.
 
A Coordinator's Poochyena appeared in ''[[AG167|What I Did for Love!]]''.
 
A Poochyena appeared in ''[[DP010|Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!]]''.
 
A Poochyena madebriefly a brief appearanceappeared in ''[[DP182|An Old Family Blend!]]'', under the ownership of a [[Pokémon Trainer]] competing in the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]].
 
A Poochyena appeared in ''[[XY002|Lumiose City Pursuit!]]''.
Two Poochyena appeared in ''[[XY008|Grooming Furfrou!]]''.
 
A Trainer's Poochyena appeared in ''[[XY041|Foggy Pokémon Orienteering!]]'' and ''[[XY042|Battling Into the Hall of Fame!]]'', where it was one of the Pokémon that participated in the [[Pokémon Summer Camp]].
 
A Trainer's Poochyena appeared in ''[[XY068|Garchomp's Mega Bond!]]''.
===In Pokémon Generations===
[[File:Lotad Poochyena Beautifly Delcatty Swablu Vigoroth Whismur Dustox Azurill PG.png|thumb|250px|Poochyena in [[Pokémon Generations]]]]
A {{pkmn2|wild}} Poochyena appeared in ''[[PG08|The Cavern]]'', where it was running away from a storm whichthat a [[Primal Reversion|Primal]] {{p|Kyogre}} was creating.
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==Trivia==
* Poochyena has the lowest base {{stat|HP}}, {{stat|Special Attack}} stat, and base stat total of all {{type|Dark}} Pokémon.
* Poochyena and its {{p|Mightyena|evolved form}} share their {{pkmn|category}} with {{p|Drednaw}}. They are all known as Bite Pokémon.
 
===Origin===
{{Bulbanews|On the Origin of Species: Poochyena and Mightyena}}
ItPoochyena shares some similarities with both {{wp|Wolf|wolves}} and hyenas{{wp|hyena}}s. However, its small size, typically tenacious nature, and affinity for biting calls to mindresemble {{wp|Tasmanian devil|Tasmanian devils}}s.
 
====Name origin====
 
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