Official artwork of HoundstoneGhost

Houndstone is a Ghost-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, with a maximum Combat Power of 2842 CP. Houndstone best moveset in Pokémon GO is Lick and Shadow Ball.

Houndstone is weak to Dark and Ghost moves. It is strong against Bug, Poison, Fighting, and Normal moves. Shiny Houndstone is not available in Pokémon GO. Houndstone is boosted by Fog weather.


Max CP2842 CP
Attack186 ATK
Defense195 DEF
Stamina176 STA
Weather Boost
  • fogFog
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedNo No
Buddy distance3 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#972
Height2 m
Weight15 kg
RegionPaldea Generation 9
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate0%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
50 Candy
50000 Candy

Houndstone weaknesses and resistances


Houndstone takes increased damage from Dark and Ghost type moves.


Houndstone takes reduced damage from Fighting, Normal, Bug, and Poison type moves.

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

Houndstone's best moveset


Houndstone's best moveset is Lick and Shadow Ball, with 13.54 DPS (damage per second) and 376.9 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Fog weather.

Best Houndstone moves
Weather Boost
  • fog
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Houndstone with its best moveset, we recommend to use Bite/Shadow Ball. You will lose around 7.6% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Houndstone's strongest moveset (Lick/Shadow Ball).

Houndstone moves comparison

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

      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      Score 🔽
      1.GhostLick GhostShadow Ball 13.54376.926.5
      2.DarkBite GhostShadow Ball 12.52348.524.5
      3.GhostLick PsychicPsychic Fangs 9.69269.717.9
      4.GhostLick GroundDig 9.52265.117.4
      5.DarkBite PsychicPsychic Fangs 9.31259.216.8
      6.DarkBite GroundDig 9.29258.516.7

      Fast Attacks

      • DarkBiteDamage6Energy4Duration0.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Bite
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles

        Bite has no special effects.
        See Bite details page ↗
      • GhostLickDamage5Energy6Duration0.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Lick
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Damage window0.2s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles

        Lick has no special effects.
        See Lick details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • GroundDigDamage100Energy50Duration4.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Dig
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • PoisonPoison
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • FireFire
          • ElectricElectric
        • 62.5%
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 39.1%
          • FlyingFlying
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • sunnySunny
        Damage window2.8s - 4.5s
        Trainer Battles

        Dig has no special effects.
        See Dig details page ↗
      • GhostShadow BallDamage100Energy50Duration3.0s
        Toggle more information for move: Shadow Ball
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Damage window2.4s - 2.8s
        Trainer Battles

        Shadow Ball has no special effects.
        See Shadow Ball details page ↗
      • PsychicPsychic FangsDamage30Energy33Duration1.2s
        Toggle more information for move: Psychic Fangs
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • PoisonPoison
        • 62.5%
          • SteelSteel
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 39.1%
          • DarkDark
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Damage window0.4s - 1.1s
        Trainer Battles

        Special effectsSpecial

        Psychic Fangs has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Psychic Fangs 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 Houndstone has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Houndstone Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Houndstone's has 2842 max CP (at Level 50). A Houndstone obtained from Raids can be encountered from 1365 CP to 1436 CP, or if weather boosted, in the 1707 CP to 1795 CP range. In Field and Special Research, Houndstone can be found in the 1024 CP to 1077 CP range.

      Max CPMax CP2842 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch1024 CP - 1077 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1365 CP - 1436 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1365 CP - 1436 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • fogFog
      1707 CP - 1795 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 10/10/10 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.

      Houndstone Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      135 CP2111 CP3187 CP
      4263 CP5339 CP6415 CP
      7490 CP8566 CP9642 CP
      10718 CP11790 CP12862 CP
      13934 CP141005 CP151077 CP
      161149 CP171221 CP181293 CP
      191364 CP201436 CP211508 CP
      221580 CP231652 CP241724 CP
      251795 CP261867 CP271939 CP
      282011 CP292083 CP302155 CP
      312191 CP322227 CP332262 CP
      342298 CP352334 CP362370 CP
      372406 CP382442 CP392478 CP
      402514 CP412546 CP422578 CP
      432610 CP442643 CP452675 CP
      462708 CP472741 CP482775 CP
      492808 CP502842 CP

      Houndstone evolution chart

      Thumbnail image of GreavardGreavard
      • Candy Icon50 Candy
      Thumbnail image of HoundstoneHoundstone
      • Greavard evolves into Houndstone which costs 50 Candy.

      Mega Pokémon that boost Houndstone


      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Houndstone's Ghost-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Houndstone.

      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, Primal Groudon, and Mega Rayquaza
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Mega Rayquaza boosts Flying-, Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Houndstone Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Houndstone in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

              No Berry
              Razz BerryRazz Berry
              Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
              - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
              Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
              - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
              InfoMore information

              Catch probability with multiple throws

              In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Houndstone, 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:

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

              Houndstone family


              A list of Pokémon that are somehow related to Houndstone in Pokémon GO. Includes evolutions, regional, and form variations.

              Thumbnail image of GreavardGreavard
              Thumbnail image of HoundstoneHoundstone

              List of Houndstone costumes


              A list of Houndstone costumes available in Pokémon GO.

              No costume sprites available

              Houndstone high resolution sprites


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



              Houndstone Pokédex entries

              VersionsPokédex entry
              ScarletHoundstone spends most of its time sleeping in graveyards. Among all the dog Pokémon, this one is most loyal to its master.
              VioletA lovingly mourned Pokémon was reborn as Houndstone. It doesn’t like anyone touching the protuberance atop its head.