Houndoom #229


Houndoom is a quadrupedal, canine Pokémon that is mostly colored black with a large orange nose and an orange underbelly. It has tiny, crimson eyes and a black nose. Around its neck is a white band with a little skull-shaped pendant on its throat. There are two white bands on each of its ankles, as well as three rib-like ridges on its back. Houndoom has a long, slender tail with a triangular tip and three clawed toes on each paw. On top of its head is a pair of long, curving gray horns. These horns are smaller on the female than the male.

In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns swept steeply towards the rear fulfills a leadership function. Leadership is chosen through conflicts within the pack. Its intestines is rich of poisons, which are utilized to generate unique fire combined with poison. This gives Houndoom’s fire a nasty stench and the wounds it inflicts will never heal. After finishing off the prey, Houndoom shares it equally among its group. Houndoom occurs near rough terrain locations. Its wailing provokes chills among other Pokémon, and frequently sends them running back to their nests. This led in people referring to Houndoom’s scream as the Grim Reaper.

As Mega Houndoom, the ridges on its back thicken, and it grows extra, bone-like rings at the base of its tail. The rings on its tail have small spikes on top, causing them to resemble vertebrae. The ridge at the base of Mega Houndoom’s neck is longer and curves forward towards its shoulders. Instead of a band with a skull pendant, there is a large, toothed structure around its neck. This bone-like formation has two large spikes on either side and three pointed teeth on the bottom. Mega Houndoom’s horns now point straight up with a small, outward curve in the middle. The two bands on its hind legs have vanished, and those on its forelegs are broken in the front. Its claws are a dark red due to its ability to generate more heat, which themselves cause pain to Mega Houndoom. Finally, the tip of its tail is now split down the middle. When it Mega Evolves, its entire body generates heat. Its fiery breath is now powerful enough to burn foes into ashes.


Evolution family

Houndoom is part of a two-member family.



#228 Houndour

50 Houndour_candy
#229 Houndoom
100 Houndoom_mega_energyArrow_Bothways_Dark
Mega Houndoom




#228 Houndour

#229 Houndoom
100 Houndoom_mega_energyArrow_Bothways_Dark
Mega Houndoom


  • Houndoom was released along with the main release of Johto-region Pokémon on February 16th, 2017.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Houndoom was released at the start of with the change of Field Research on August 1st, 2018.
  • Icon_Shadow_PokemonShadow form of Houndoom was released on August 1st, 2019.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2017 Feb 16Increased spawns in:
Halloween 2018: Oct 23 – Nov 1
Halloween 2017: Oct 20 – Nov 2
Solstice Week: 2017 Jun 13 – 22
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 4 CP 28,590Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
1,129 Special Research/Timed Research:
Luminous Legends Y – 6th part: Win 1 raid

Mega Houndoom

  • Mega Houndoom was released at the start of after meeting requirement of Mega Battle Challenge on September 29th, 2020.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Mega Houndoom was released on the same day.
Houndoom_mega_energy Mega Energy required:
Initial Base Mega_Level High Mega_LevelMega_Level Max Mega_LevelMega_LevelMega_Level
100 20 10 5
Energy Sources Details
Mega Raid Battles
Obtain Mega Energy from Mega Raid Battle
Boss CP 41,693Catch CP 1,505/1,882 (weather boosted)
2022 Feb 1 – 16
2021 Sep 14 – Oct 1
2021 Jul 1 – 16
2021 May 15 – Jun 1
2021 Mar 16 – Apr 4
2021 Jan 19 – Feb 9
2020 Sep 29 – Dec 1
Research tasks
Field Research:
25× – Power up Pokémon 5 times;
70× – Power up Pokémon 10 times: A Mega Moment
20× – Power up Pokémon 10 times: 2021 Jul
10× – Power up Pokémon 7 times: Charge Up



Best moveset for Houndoom

The greatest moves for Houndoom are Fire Fang and Foul Play when fighting Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the most overall DPS and is also the finest moveset for PVP encounters.


  Fire Fang 16 dps
  Foul Play 42 dps


  Snarl 13.1 dps
  Crunch 26.3 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Fire Fang 12 8.9 16
 Snarl 12 12.7 13.1
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Flamethrower 70 -22.7 38.2
 Fire Blast 140 -23.8 40
 Crunch 70 -10.3 26.3
 Foul Play 70 -25 42
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves indicated in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and do 20% more damage.


Pokemon Houndoom – Pokemon 2 Gen at number 229 in Pokedex… He resides in Johto region and belongs to the dark and fiery type. This is the last stage of evolution Pokemon Houndour.

How to find and catch Pokémon Houndoom?

You may encounter Pokémon Houndoom in residential areas, regions with warm weather and on beaches. There is a possibility to catch him in parks, occasionally in parking lots and petrol stations, as well as at stadiums and in places near volcanoes.

Pokemon Houndoom seldom occurs on the map. A true opportunity to obtain it – evolve pokemon Handour.


The Pokemon Houndoom is one of the numerous capturable monsters in Pokemon Go. See prerequisites on how to develop Houndoom here. Houndoom is from the second generation region of Johto and was made accessible in the February 16, 2017 update.

#229 Houndoom Info

Type Candy Needed to Evolve
Dark / Fire


  • Evolves into: None
  • Evolves from: Houndour
  • Hatches from: None

Combat Moves

To attack with combat moves, touch the screen while in battle and the pokemon will release their attacks as soon as they are able. Repeated assaults will build up the bars on their special meter. When any or all bars are full, press down on the screen for a time to unleash a spectacular move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Snarl Dark 12
Fire Fan Fire 12
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Crunch Dark 70 2
Fire Blast Fire 140 3
Foul Play Dark 70 1