Shadow Houndour

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Shadow Houndour is a Dark and Fire-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 1395 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Houndour's best moveset is Feint Attack and Flamethrower. It is weather boosted by Fog and Sunny weather, and it was originally found in the Johto region. Shiny Shadow Houndour is not available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Houndour is weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Water-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Dark, Fire, Ghost, Grass, Ice, Steel, and Psychic-type moves.

Stats

Max CP1395 CP
Attack152 ATK
Defense83 DEF
Stamina128 STA
Weather Boost
  • fogFog
  • sunnySunny
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#228
Height0.61 m
Weight10.8 kg
RegionJohto Generation 2
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate40%
Base Flee Rate10%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy
Mega Energy reward
For walking as a Buddy
15 Mega Energy

Shadow Houndour type chart

Takes increased damage
FightingFighting160.0%
GroundGround160.0%
RockRock160.0%
WaterWater160.0%
Takes decreased damage
PsychicPsychic39.1%
DarkDark62.5%
FireFire62.5%
GhostGhost62.5%
GrassGrass62.5%
IceIce62.5%
SteelSteel62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Shadow Houndour's best moves and movesets

Moves

Shadow Houndour's best moveset is Feint Attack and Flamethrower, with 12.05 DPS (damage per second) and 97.6 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Fog and Sunny weather.

Best Shadow Houndour moves
DPS12.05
TDO97.64
Score12.9
Weather Boost
  • fog
  • sunny
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Houndour with its best moveset, we recommend to use Feint Attack/Dark Pulse. You will lose around 4.0% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Houndour's strongest moveset (Feint Attack/Flamethrower).

Shadow Houndour moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Houndour's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Houndour's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.DarkFeint Attack FireFlamethrower 12.0597.612.9
      2.DarkFeint Attack DarkDark Pulse 11.5793.812.3
      3.FireEmber FireFlamethrower 11.5693.712.3
      4.DarkFeint Attack DarkCrunch 11.2791.312.0
      5.FireEmber DarkDark Pulse 11.1590.411.9
      6.FireEmber DarkCrunch 10.9989.111.7
      7.DarkFeint Attack NormalFrustration 5.2642.65.6
      8.FireEmber NormalFrustration 4.8939.65.2

      Fast Attacks

      • FireEmberDamage10Energy10Duration1.0s
        Toggle more information for move: Ember
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • BugBug
          • SteelSteel
          • GrassGrass
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy10
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration1.0s
        Damage window0.6s - 0.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage7
        Energy6

        Effects
        Ember has no special effects.
        See Ember details page ↗
      • DarkFeint AttackDamage10Energy9Duration0.9s
        Toggle more information for move: Feint Attack
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy9
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration0.9s
        Damage window0.8s - 0.9s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage6
        Energy6

        Effects
        Feint Attack has no special effects.
        See Feint Attack details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • DarkDark PulseDamage80Energy50Duration3.0s
        Toggle more information for move: Dark Pulse
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.0s
        Damage window1.4s - 2.3s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50

        Effects
        Dark Pulse has no special effects.
        See Dark Pulse details page ↗
      • FireFlamethrowerDamage70Energy50Duration2.2s
        Toggle more information for move: Flamethrower
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • BugBug
          • SteelSteel
          • GrassGrass
          • IceIce
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • FireFire
          • WaterWater
          • DragonDragon
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Duration2.2s
        Damage window1.5s - 1.7s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage90
        Energy55

        Effects
        Flamethrower has no special effects.
        See Flamethrower details page ↗
      • DarkCrunchDamage70Energy33Duration3.2s
        Toggle more information for move: Crunch
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage70
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.2s
        Damage window1.3s - 3.0s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage70
        Energy45

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Crunch has a 30.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Crunch details page ↗
      • NormalFrustrationDamage10Energy33Duration2.0s
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy70

        Effects
        Frustration has no special effects.
        See Frustration details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Shadow Houndour has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Houndour Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Houndour's Max CP is at Level 50. Shadow Houndour Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP1395 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch491 CP - 529 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs654 CP - 705 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids615 CP - 705 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • fogFog
      • sunnySunny
      769 CP - 881 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Shadow Houndour Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Shadow Houndour Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      117 CP254 CP392 CP
      4129 CP5166 CP6203 CP
      7241 CP8278 CP9315 CP
      10352 CP11388 CP12423 CP
      13458 CP14493 CP15529 CP
      16564 CP17599 CP18635 CP
      19670 CP20705 CP21740 CP
      22776 CP23811 CP24846 CP
      25881 CP26917 CP27952 CP
      28987 CP291023 CP301058 CP
      311076 CP321093 CP331111 CP
      341128 CP351146 CP361164 CP
      371181 CP381199 CP391217 CP
      401234 CP411250 CP421266 CP
      431282 CP441298 CP451314 CP
      461330 CP471346 CP481362 CP
      491379 CP501395 CP

      Shadow Houndour evolution chart

      Family
      PokémonRequiresEvolution
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HoundourShadow Houndour
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HoundoomShadow Houndoom
      • Shadow Houndour evolves into Shadow Houndoom which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Houndour

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Houndour's Dark and Fire-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Shadow Houndour.

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega Gyarados
      WaterDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega Houndoom
      DarkFire
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega Tyranitar
      RockDark
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega Blaziken
      FireFighting
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega Absol
      Dark
      Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
      GroundFire
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Shadow Houndour Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Houndour in Pokémon GO is 45.74%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 78.97% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 90.36%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -45.74%50.50%60.04%67.74%
                Curve64.64%69.74%78.97%85.38%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -60.04%65.17%74.74%81.67%
                Curve78.97%83.36%90.36%94.41%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 66.73%71.80%80.81%86.95%
                Curve84.60%88.37%93.96%96.86%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 78.32%82.76%89.90%94.09%
                Curve92.56%94.96%97.97%99.18%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Houndour, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

                To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

                Catch rate formula

                Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

                • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
                • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

                There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

                Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

                Catch rate multipliers

                The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

                MultiplierAmount
                Razz Berry1.5
                Silver Pinap Berry1.8
                Golden Razz Berry2.5
                Curveball1.7
                Nice Throw1.15
                Great Throw1.5
                Excellent Throw1.85
                PokéBall1.0
                Premier Ball1.0
                Great Ball1.5
                Ultra Ball2.0
                Bronze medal1.1
                Silver medal1.2
                Gold medal1.3

                List of Shadow Houndour costumes

                Photobomb

                A list of Shadow Houndour costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Shadow Houndour high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

                A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Shadow Houndour. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

                Shadow Houndour Pokédex entries

                Johto
                VersionsPokédex entry
                GoldIt uses different kinds of cries for communicating with others of its kind and for pursuing its prey.
                SilverTo corner prey, they check each other's location using barks that only they can understand.
                CrystalAround dawn, its ominous howl echoes through the area to announce that this is its territory.
                Ruby, SapphireHOUNDOUR hunt as a coordinated pack. They communicate with each other using a variety of cries to corner their prey. This POKéMON’s remarkable teamwork is unparalleled.
                EmeraldHOUNDOUR communicate with each other using a variety of cries to corner their prey. This POKéMON’s remarkable teamwork is simply unparalleled.
                FireRedTo corner prey, they check each other’s location using barks that only they can understand.
                LeafGreenIt uses different kinds of cries for communicating with others of its kind and for pursuing prey.
                Diamond, PearlIt conveys its feelings using different cries. It works in a pack to cleverly take down prey.
                Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2It is smart enough to hunt in packs. It uses a variety of cries for communicating with others.
                HeartGoldIt uses different kinds of cries for communicating with others of its kind and for pursuing its prey.
                SoulSilverTo corner prey, they check each other’s location using barks that only they can understand.
                XAround dawn, its ominous howl echoes through the area to announce that this is its territory.
                YTo corner prey, they check each other’s location using barks that only they can understand.
                Omega RubyHoundour hunt as a coordinated pack. They communicate with each other using a variety of cries to corner their prey. This Pokémon’s remarkable teamwork is unparalleled.
                Alpha SapphireHoundour hunt as a coordinated pack. They communicate with each other using a variety of cries to corner their prey. This Pokémon’s remarkable teamwork is unparalleled.
                Ultra SunIt cooperates with others skillfully. When it becomes your partner, it’s very loyal to you as its Trainer and will obey your orders.
                Ultra MoonThey make repeated eerie howls before dawn to call attention to their pack.