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.
Houndoom is part of a two-member family.
- Houndoom was released along with the main release of Johto-region Pokémon on February 16th, 2017.
- Shiny form of Houndoom was released at the start of with the change of Field Research on August 1st, 2018.
- Shadow form of Houndoom was released on August 1st, 2019.
|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
|Tier 4 CP 28,590Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance|
|1,129||Special Research/Timed Research:
Luminous Legends Y – 6th part: Win 1 raid
- Mega Houndoom was released at the start of after meeting requirement of Mega Battle Challenge on September 29th, 2020.
- Shiny form of Mega Houndoom was released on the same day.
|Mega Energy required:|
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
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|
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.
#229 Houndoom Info
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|Dark / Fire||–|
- Evolves into: None
- Evolves from: Houndour
- Hatches from: None
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