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Date Reviewed: 03.24.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary: 3.8

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.


Okay well I haven't dropped a review in a little bit but I'm back with Houndoom.


Houndoom okay let me start out with how amazed I was when I saw this pokemon used in the elite four on pokemon gold I kicked the Magmar and Umbreon off my team and got a Houndour then evolved ot to a Houndoom.

The only pokemon evo line which is both fire and dark so bye bye to those pesky psychic pokemon, But hello to those fighting pokemon.

The only two moves I recomend are Crunch and Flamethrower.


Groudon's Poke'dex observation

(Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire) you can not catch this pokemon.

(Pokemon FRLG) Altering Cave -Houndour

(Pokemon Emerald) Safari Zone -Houndour  (After the elite 4)

(Pokemon Colosseum) you can not catch this pokemon.

(Pokemon XD) Snag from the red cipher Brother -Houndour


Evo Line

Houndour - Lv 24 Houndoom



Brown Bomber Houndoom, my second-favorite Pokemon in the game. Houndoom can burn popular physical sweepers, switch into Weezing's Will-o-Wisp easily with its Flash Fire trait, scare Celebi and Jirachi, and it even looks badass. The devil dog is simply an awesome Pokemon.

Houndoom (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 56 HP / 192 Spd / 252 SAtk / 8 SDef
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Fire Blast
- Will-O-Wisp
- Pursuit/Crunch/Beat Up
- Hidden Power [Grass]

The standard Houndoom. Use HP Grass on weakened Swampert and other ground Pokemon, Fire Blast Skarmory away, and burn physical sweepers that think they can exploit Houndoom's low Defense. Pursuit allows you to catch nasty Celebi on the switch and has the same power as Crunch if used on a Pokemon that's switching out, so I recommend you use the former move for the third slot. However, Beat Up can 2HKO Blissey if your team has high Attack Pokemon, so the final move is a consideration.Houndoom has 301 Speed for outspeeding base 100 Speed Pokemon without a speed-increasing nature such as Zapdos and Slaking, and outspeeds other Pokemon that try to outspeed base 100 Pokemon such as Gengar. Its nice Special Attack is maxed out, while the remainders are spread in HP and Special Defense.

Houndoom (M) @ Salac Berry
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 56 HP / 252 Atk / 152 Spd / 48 SAtk
Lonely Nature (+Atk, -Def)
- Howl
- Endure
- Reversal
- Fire Blast

A Reversal Houndoom; Houndoom is inferior to Pokemon such as Blaziken and Heracross at using Reversal, but it's a decent set. Howl while your opponent switches, Endure a killing blow, and kill opposing Pokemon with a base 200 power Reversal. Fire Blast takes out Skarmory and weakens Weezing. 264 Speed allows Houndoom to outspeed every non-uber except Ninjask and Electrode (lol) after a Salac boost, and its Attack is maxed to power up its non-STABed Reversal. The remainders are heaped in HP and Special Attack.

Houndoom (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 56 HP / 188 Spd / 252 SAtk / 12 SDef
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Fire Blast
- Pursuit/Crunch
- Sunny Day
- Solar Beam

A Sunnybeaming Houndoom, infamous among newbies; however, this Houndoom is outclassed by Exeggutor in standard play, and does nothing to Blissey and Snorlax. Simply Sunny Day to power up a STABed Overheat and use Solarbeam in one turn. The Dark move is up to you. The EVs are the same as the first set.

Houndoom (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Early Bird
EVs: 56 HP / 252 Atk / 192 Spd / 8 SAtk
Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)
- Howl
- Fire Blast
- Sludge Bomb/Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Shadow Ball

A physical Houndoom; since most people expect to see a special Houndoom, this set can surprise your opponent. Howl on the switch, and use Shadow Ball to make up for Crunch and Sludge Bomb or HP Fighting; the latter can scare Blissey and Snorlax that switch in on Houndoom.
The EVs are similiar to the second set; use 196 Spd EVs/4 Spc. ATK EVs if using HP Fighting.

Due to its poor defenses and Fire typing (which is notorious for weaknesses to common moves such as Surf and Earthquake), the safest way for Houndoom to switch in is on a Fire move, such as Will-o-Wisp, and negate any damage with its Flash Fire trait. Once Houndoom is in, predict and try to inflict as much damage as possible before you're forced to switch. Houndoom is extremely fragile, so don't hesitate to switch him out. If using Houndoom, you may want to consider having a pseduo-passer (a Pokemon with Reflect and/or Light Screen) to make up for Houndoom's lacking defenses.

However, despite glaring weaknesses, Houndoom has found love in the hearts of many. If you're having Celebi problems or simply want to mix up your boring, standard team, give this dog a try. I guarantee you'll love him.

RSEFRLG Rating: 3.5

Peace Out,
Brown Bomber

This pokemon well its dark and fire so its types is strange. Truthfully i never liked it. It was jsut lacking on defnese for me to you use. Otherwise i think i would like it. Its and ok pokemon i guess but. There are other fire or dark pokes i rather use.

rating 2.5/5 i wish it had better def
 For this review, we'll be doing the godfather of dogs, Houndoom. Now, This week, I'll also be reviewing Houndoom in GSC form, and I will with the next pokemon coming up too, if they are found in it..
Houndoom has the burden of being double typed(Dark and Fire). But for him, it's not much of a burden! Dark is a type that does not always need it's own slot on a team. Neither does fire. So when you take Houndoom, you have a solid pokemon covering two types.
First of all, Houndour evolves into Houndoom, and Houndour dosen't learn any defensive moves. It's all about offense for him. Houndom is very similar. Houndoom is made for the Hit and Run tactic, do a strong Crunch or Flamethrower, and call him back. This is good, because he dosen't have HUGE amounts of HP. His speed is good though. This pokemon is one that should be on every Red-Battling GSC team.
GSC Score: 4.7/5

In Firered, Leafgreen, and Emerald I think, the only way to obtain Houndoom is to get him from Collesseum. Anyway, Houndoom is still a great pokemon. He is great using the hit and run tactic, and has a nice set of moves. Obviously, CRuch and Flamethrower should be used, but the others should just be TM's.
FRLGRSE Score: 4.3/5

Average Score: 4.5

So.... What will next week bring? Who knows...... But

You guys keep on rollin'!

Reeve Houndoom.
# 229.
Type: Dark/Fire.
Ability: Early Bird & Flash Fire.
Locations: Snag from Cipher Peon Nella in Realgam Tower Colloseum (Colloseum). Evolve Houndour (Level 24).

Hi everyone. This is Reeve, welcome to another Pokémon of the Week review, hope you like it ;)

So we have Houndoom. This doggy has strong special stats and speed. So you’re probably thinking this could be a very good special sweeper huh? Well, you’re right, but this doggy is more than that. This is also a tank’s worst nightmare.

Flash fire is probably the best choice for it’s special ability. It learns Crunch so what else could you ask for? Let’s move on to our suggested Move Combinations for this little fellow…

Nature: Timid (+Speed, -Attack).
Equip: Salac Berry.
EV´s: 252 Speed, 252 Sp Attack, 6 HP.
- Sunny Day
- Flamethrower
- Crunch
- Solarbeam

Start with Sunny Day. Now imagine Flamethrower with sunny day boost. You foe will have a super sexy tan after that. Solarbeam is there because it can. And Crunch is Awesome against elemental Alakazam.

Nature: Timid (+Speed, -Attack).
Equip: Salac Berry.
EV´s: 252 Speed, 252 Special Attack, 6 HP.
- Flamethrower
- Crunch
- HP Grass
- Pursuit

Pursuit means surprise for those who like to switch. Just use whatever is necessary to sweep away. If you see a special attacker coming, switch.

Nature: Timid.
Equip: Leftovers.
EV´s: 252 Speed, 252 Sp Attack, 6 HP.
- Taunt
- Crunch/Flamethrower

Anti-tank Doggy. Fear Blastoise! I don’t think I have to explain how it works. Use it wisely. Again, switch if you see a Physical sweeper.

When should I use this Pokémon?
Just watch the environment. Use the anti-tank against classical and obvious tanks (Miltank, Vileplume…). Take advantage of Sunny day; remember you have Flamethrower and Solar beam.

You could use this against elemental Alakazam. Crunch for this one.

What should I use against this Pokémon?
Not always water is your best option (remember Solar beam), use a Physical Attacker and you’ll be ok. Anything with good attack and speed should work. Blaziken is a good call I think.

Bottom line:
You have many options. Use the doggy, but use it wisely. Try any of the suggested move combinations and you’ll have good results. The anti-tank one is fun…


Hope you enjoyed.

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