Regular
Shiny
Houndoom
Dark Type
Fire Type
Dark Pokémon
National Pokedex: #229

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Houndoom is a Dark and Fire Type Dark Pokémon with a Slow growth rate and a 2 Special Attack EV Yield. Houndoom can be found with Early Bird, Flash Fire and Unnerve as an Ability; we recommend the Mild Nature, based on 500 total combined Base Stats in Pokemon SV.

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Houndoom Stats and Abilities

Based on Houndoom Base IVs we consider this pokemon B-Tier choice. Houndoom Highest IV Stat is Special Attack (110) and the Lowest being Defense (50).

Houndoom Stats
Rank Stat Value
F
HP
75
C
Attack
90
F
Defense
50
S
Special Attack
110
D
Special Defense
80
D
Speed
95
B
Total
500
Houndoom Details
Houndoom Detail
Best Nature
Mild
+10% Special Attack
-10% Defense
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Dry
Dislikes: Sour
Liked Foods
Catch Rate45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Field
EV Yield2 Special Attack
Growth RateSlow
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Houndoom Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Early Bird
The Pokémon awakens quickly from sleep.
Ability 2
Flash Fire
When a Pokémon with Flash Fire is hit by a Fire-type move, it does not deal damage but instead raises the power of the bearer's Fire-type moves by 50%. Subsequent hits do not raise the power even more, but the effect remains while the ability-bearer is in battle.
Hidden Ability
Unnerve
Makes the foe nervous and unable to eat Berries.

How To Evolve Houndoom in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Houndour requires (Level 24) to evolve into Houndoom.

Houndoom Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Houndour
Dark TypeFire Type
Level 24
Houndoom
Dark TypeFire Type
Houndoom Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Houndour
330
45
60
80
30
50
65
Stat Change
+170
+30
+30
+30
+20
+30
+30
Houndoom
500
75
90
110
50
80
95

Where To Find Houndoom Locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

List of Locations where you can find and catch Houndoom in Pokemon SV.

Pokemon SV Houndoom Weakness

Houndoom is a Dark and Fire Type pokemon. This will cause Houndoom to take More Damage from Fighting, Ground, Rock, Water Type Moves, and Less Damage from Ghost, Dark, Steel, Fire, Grass, Ice, Psychic Type moves.

Houndoom Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Fighting
Ground
Rock
Water
0.5x
Less Damage
Ghost
Dark
Steel
Fire
Grass
Ice
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage
Psychic

What pokemon is Houndoom Weak Against?

Houndoom Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
A
Gyarados
Water Type
Flying Type
B
Vaporeon
Water Type
B
Hippowdon
Ground Type
B
Golduck
Water Type
B
Donphan
Ground Type

What pokemon is Houndoom Strong Against?

Houndoom Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Hydreigon
Dark Type
Dragon Type
S
Arcanine
Fire Type
A
Magnezone
Electric Type
Steel Type
A
Gogoat
Grass Type
B
Flareon
Fire Type

Best Houndoom Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in Bold
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Pokemon similar to Houndoom based on Dark Type
Similar Dark Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Tyranitar-Pokemon-Image
Tyranitar
ROCK-Type DARK-Type 600 100 134 95 110 100 61
S
Hydreigon-Pokemon-Image
Hydreigon
DARK-Type DRAGON-Type 600 92 105 125 90 90 98
B
Umbreon-Pokemon-Image
Umbreon
DARK-Type 525 95 65 60 110 130 65
B
Zoroark-Pokemon-Image
Zoroark
DARK-Type 510 60 105 120 60 60 105
B
Honchkrow-Pokemon-Image
Honchkrow
DARK-Type FLYING-Type 505 100 125 105 52 52 71
Pokemon similar to Houndoom based on Fire Type
Similar Fire Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Arcanine-Pokemon-Image
Arcanine
FIRE-Type 555 90 110 100 80 80 95
B
Flareon-Pokemon-Image
Flareon
FIRE-Type 525 65 130 95 60 110 65
B
Coalossal-Pokemon-Image
Coalossal
ROCK-Type FIRE-Type 510 110 80 80 120 90 30
B
Houndoom-Pokemon-Image
Houndoom
DARK-Type FIRE-Type 500 75 90 110 50 80 95
C
Talonflame-Pokemon-Image
Talonflame
FIRE-Type FLYING-Type 499 78 81 74 71 69 126
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