Houndoom Pokémon | Evolution, Weakness, Moveset, Stats, And More!


Houndoom, quite a different dog and ever you wondered what different will its evolution bring to you. You can get to know that once you will go through the Stats, Weakness, Moveset, Usefulness and other information of Houndoom.

Houndoom is a Generation 2 Pokémon that possesses Dark/Fire-type abilities. It has a canine-like appearance. But it is very different from a normal dog. Two long grey-coloured horns are located on its head. A grey band wraps its entire neck area with a big-sized skull pendant. The bottom part of each leg is covered with a pair of circular bands and the ribcage section has three ridges mounted on it. A black muzzle is present in the middle of its orange-coloured mouth. The lower part of its belly also contains the same colour as its mouth. Most of its body is coloured with black and its tail looks like a thin curved arrow. If you look closely, then you will witness the black colour of its small-sized pupils in its orange eyes.

The pack of a Houndoom requires a leader. Only that Houndoom is chosen as the leader whose horns are more curved and sharp than the others. Otherwise, fighting against the other Houndoom within the pack is also an alternative. Additionally, you must know that the horns of a male Houndoom are much bigger than its female counterpart.

About Houndoom

  • Japanese Name: Hellgar
  • National Pokédex Number: 229
  • Type: Dark/Fire
  • Species: Dark Pokémon
  • Height: 1.4 m (4′07″)
  • Weight: 35.0 kg (77.2 lbs)
  • Abilities:
    • Early Bird,
    • Flash Fire,
    • and Unnerve (Hidden)
  • Local Number:
    • 210 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
    • 177 (Platinum)
    • 215 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
    • 076 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
    • 290 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
  • Catch Rate: 45
  • Base Friendship: 35
  • Base Exp: 175
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Egg Groups: Field
  • Gender: 50% Male, 50% Female
  • Egg Cycles: 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)


  • HP: 75
  • Attack: 90
  • Defence: 50
  • Special Attack: 110
  • Special Defense: 80
  • Speed: 95
  • Total: 500

Houndoom Pokémon | Evolution, Weakness, Moveset, Stats, And More!Moves Learned By Houndoom

Have a look at the Houndoom Moveset which comes to existence once it learns through levelling up and Technical Machine and find out whether you can exploit the weakness of your rivals.

Moves Learned By Leveling up:

Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy
1 Inferno Fire Special 100 50
1 Nasty Plot Dark Status
1 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 65 95
1 Leer Normal Status 100
1 Ember Fire Special 40 100
4 Howl Normal Status
8 Smog Poison Special 30 70
13 Roar Normal Status
16 Bite Dark Physical 60 100
20 Odor Sleuth Normal Status
26 Beat Up Dark Physical 100
30 Fire Fang Fire Physical 65 95
35 Feint Attack Dark Physical 60
41 Embargo Dark Status 100
45 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100
50 Flamethrower Fire Special 90 100
56 Crunch Dark Physical 80 100
60 Nasty Plot Dark Status
65 Inferno Fire Special 100 50

Moves Learned By TM:Houndoom Pokémon | Evolution, Weakness, Moveset, Stats, And More!

TM Move Type Category Power Accuracy
05 Roar Normal Status
06 Toxic Poison Status 90
10 Hidden Power Normal Special 60 100
11 Sunny Day Fire Status
12 Taunt Dark Status 100
15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90
17 Protect Normal Status
21 Frustration Normal Physical 100
22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120 100
27 Return Normal Physical 100
30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100
32 Double Teen Normal Status
35 Flamethrower Fire Special 90 100
36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100
38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110 85
41 Torment Dark Status 100
42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100
43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 50 100
44 Rest Psychic Status
45 Attract Normal Status 100
46 Thief Dark Physical 60 100
48 Round Normal Special 60 100
50 Overheat Fire Special 130 90
61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 85
63 Embargo Dark Status 100
66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100
68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90
85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100 100
87 Swagger Normal Status 85
88 Sleep Talk Normal Status
90 Substitute Normal Status
95 Snarl Dark Special 55 95
97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100
100 Confide Normal Status

Houndoom Locations Revealed!

Game Location



Evolve Houndour




Emerald Evolve Houndour


Colosseum Tower Colosseum (Shadow)
XD Evolve Houndour
Diamond Trade
Pearl Routes 214 and 215 (Poké Radar)
Platinum Evolve Houndour


Safari Zone
Pal Park Mountain
Black Evolve Houndour
White Trade
Black 2

White 2

X Evolve Houndour
Y Trade or Event
Omega Ruby

Alpha Sapphire



Ultra Sun Route 12
Ultra Moon Trade
Let’s Go Pikachu

Let’s Go Eevee




How To Evolve?

We know that Houndour serves as the pre-evolutionary form of Houndoom. You have to increase Houndour’s level up to 24 to evolve it into its Houndoom form.

Houndoom is one of those rare Pokémon who can undergo Mega Evolution. All we need is a Mega Stone named Houdoominite to convert it into Mega Houndoom.

Houndoom’s Mega evolutionary form looks much more badass than the traditional version. It looks bigger and stronger than the basic form. Do you remember the skull pendant around the neck of Houndoom? Well, it gets replaced by a huge tooth-like structure with two pointy ends emerging on each side of its chest and three pointy spikes directed downwards. Houndoom curved horns become straight and thicker than before after the Evolution. The end of its tail gets divided into two long-shaped triangles while the legs in the back lose the bands. Also, the colour of its claws changes from grey to red.

Furthermore, Houndoom’s Mega Evolution process generates a lot of heat. So, don’t get scared when you see it Mega evolving!

How Much Useful Is My Houndoom?

It serves as a Dark and Fire-type Pokémon in the franchise which makes Houndoom a Pokemon having weakness against Water, Ground, Fighting, and Rock-type Moveset. Plus, its stomach is stored with dangerous toxins. It combines those toxins with its flames to wipe out the enemies. The injuries induced due to its flame during the battle have no cure in the world.

Flash Fire and Early Bird are the two most important abilities of Houndoom. The first ability boosts up the power of its Fire-type Moveset by 50%. Will-O-Wisp helps in activating this power. While the second one aids it in awaking instantly from Sleep Effect. Plus, Unnerve acts as its hidden ability. It doesn’t allow its opponents to use their Berry against it.

Well, do you think that the Houndoom Evolution can suffice your needs in the game after going through its weakness, Moveset, stats and more? If yes then you should run down to the Pokemon official page for Houndoom Evolution!

But if still, you think that you may find some better Moveset, stats and less unhealthy weakness with the help of evolution other than of Houndoom, then Herald Journalism has information stocked for that purpose.

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