Poochyena #261


Poochyena is a quadrupedal Pokémon that resembles hyenas and dogs. It has a gray body with a black face and neck, paws, and belly. It has red eyes with yellow sclerae and a crimson nose. Two sharp teeth protrude from its lower jaw. It has rumpled and shaggy hair at the base of its tail. Poochyena’s three-toed paws have gray paw pads.

Poochyena has a high sense of smell, helping it to easily locate and pursue its prey. It bites everything that moves and bristles the hair on its tail to attempt to terrify its enemies. It is known for its tenacity and will pursue prey until the victim is exhausted. If its victim attacks back, it may flee. It is omnivorous and eats everything. This Pokémon may be found in grasslands, savannas, and woodlands.

Evolution family

Poochyena is part of a two-member family.



#261 Poochyena

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#262 Mightyena



#261 Poochyena

50 Poochyena_candy
#262 Mightyena


  • Poochyena was released along with the main release of Hoenn-region Pokémon on December 8th, 2017.Shiny_Pokemon_icon
  • Shiny form of Poochyena was released at the start of Lunar New Year 2018 on February 15th, 2018.Icon_Shadow_Pokemon
  • Shadow form of Poochyena was released at the start of Luminous Legends Y on May 18th, 2021.
Method Maximum CP Details

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In wild since 2017 Dec 8Increased spawns in:
Inkay Limited Research: 2022 Sep 3
Pokémon BD & SP Event: 2021 Nov 16 – 18
Hoopa’s Arrival: 2021 Sep 5
Luminous Legends Y: 2021 May 18 – 24
The Seasons Change: Part 2: 2020 Oct 12 – 19
Team GO Rocket Event: 2020 Jul 10 – 15
Pokémon Spotlight Hour: 2020 May 19
Incense Day: Water and Dark Type: 2020 May 17 (Incense-only)
Team GO Rocket Global Take-over: 2020 Mar 6 – 9
Halloween 2019: Oct 17 – Nov 1
Lunar New Year 2019: Feb 4 – 13
Halloween 2018: Oct 23 – Nov 1
Lunar New Year 2018: Feb 15 – 17
387 Increased chance/Previously in:
7-km – Luminous Legends Y: 2021 May 18 – 24
5-km – Team GO Rocket Event: 2020 Jul 10 – 15
2-km – Team GO Rocket Disruption: 2019 Jul 25 – Aug 1
2-km – 2017 Dec 8 – 2018 Dec 18
2-km – Hoenn Pokémon Eggs: 2018 Jan 23 – Feb 1
Raid Battles

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Tier 1 CP 2,370Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
290 Field Research:
Use 5 Nanab Berries while catching Pokémon: 2022 Oct
Earn 3 hearts with your buddy: 2021 Oct
Catch 3 different species of Dark-type Pokémon: 2019 Sep – Dec
Catch 5 Flying-, Psychic- or Dark-type Pokémon: 2019 May – Aug


Pokemon Puchiena – Pokemon of the third generation, ranked 261 in the Pokedex… He is of the dark kind and dwells in the Hoenn area. Pokémon Poochyena develops into Pokemon Mightyena after consuming 50 sweets.

How to find and catch Puchien’s Pokémon?

Poochyena may be found in the graveyard area. Running in squares and parks is also common.

Pokemon Poochyena occurs often on the map and is not tough to get.

One of the numerous captureable Pokemon in Pokemon GO is Poochyena.
Poochyena’s relatives may be discovered in the game as shiny.

Poochyena Info

Type Candy Needed to Evolve
Dark 50


To use combat moves, touch the screen while in battle, and the pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Tackle Normal 5
Snarl Dark 12
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Dig Ground 100 2
Crunch Dark 70 3
Poison Fang Poison 35 3
  • Hatches From: km Egg
  • Evolves Into: Mightyena