Growlithe can use one of two Abilities: Intimidate, which lowers the opponent's Attack stat by one stage upon this Pokémon's entry into the battle; or Flash Fire, which increases the power of its Fire-Type attacks when it gets hit by a Fire-Type attack, also giving it an immunity to Fire moves. Its Hidden Ability is Justified, which will cause Growlithe's Attack to increase by one stage when it gets hit by a Dark Type attack.
Growlithe is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Growlithe 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Growlithe resembles a puppy with bright orange fur and black stripes. The rest of its fur is cream in color.
Growlithe doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.
Growlithe reprises its appearance from Pokémon Red in Fire Red, appearing on Routes 7, 8, and the Pokémon Mansion. The only way to obtain a Growlithe in the other Generation III games is by trading for one, which also applies for Pokémon Soul Silver.
With Pokémon Fire Red inserted into the Game Boy Advance slot of a Nintendo DS, Growlithe will appear on Routes 201 and 202 after the National Pokédex has been obtained in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. This isn't required in Pokémon Heart Gold, as Growlithe appears on Routes 7, 8, 36, 37 and 48.
In Pokémon X and Y, Growlithe can be caught in the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught in the wild at Mt. Pyre by using the DexNav feature on the PokéNav Plus after capturing or defeating Groudon or Kyogre.
Growlithe appears at Endless Levels 55 & 75, Forever Level 5 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!
Growlithe appears at Mt. Thunder 9F & 10F, and Mt. Thunder Mountaintop 1F & 2F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Growlithe appears at Giant Volcano at random on the first ten floors and 11F-19F, and at Dark Crater B1-B13. Growlithe is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Fire Mountains 6F-15F.
Growlithe can be found at Echo Valley Cave 1-3, Sunny Seashore Magma 4-3 and World Axle Magma B1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Growlithe has appeared in 17 sets and in the P Promos set. It is listed as a Common Card in the Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, Neo Destiny, Aquapolis, Skyridge, EX Sandstorm, EX FireRed and Leaf Green, EX Legend Maker, Secret Wonders, Rising Rivals, Supreme Victors, HeartGold/SoulSilver, and Next Destinies (2) sets. Growlithe is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Base, Gym Heroes and Aquapolis sets.
James of Team Rocket was revealed to have a Growlithe living with his parents in the episode Holy Matrimony!. Nicknamed "Growlie," James has known this Growlithe since childhood. Growlie would appear a second time in the episode The Treasure is All Mine!
Officer Jenny has appeared with a Growlithe in a number of different episodes in many different regions.
Wild Growlithe appear in the film Destiny Deoxys and the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Vacation.
Blaine uses a Growlithe that can use his keen sense of smell to track their whereabouts. This Growlithe makes appearances in Chapters 48, 49 & 79.
Growlithe is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
Transfer Only Z-Moves
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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