Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects all foes
  • Not a TM, HM or Move Tutor move.

Growl is a non-damaging Normal-type move.


Growl decreases the opponent's Attack by one stage. It hits both opponents in a double battle.

Growl will not affect Pokémon with the abilities Soundproof, Hyper Cutter, Clear Body, or White Smoke.


The user growls in an endearing way, making the opposing team less wary. The foes' Attack stats are lowered.


By leveling up[]

# Pokémon Type Level
001 Foliat Foliat Grass Grass 4
002 Florabri Florabri Grass Flying 4
003 Floressum Floressum Grass Flying 4
015 Cubzero Cubzero Ice Ice 5
016 Avalynx Avalynx Ice Ice 5
017 Fawning Fawning Normal Normal Start
018 Llamarsh Llamarsh Normal Normal Start
019 Buckston Buckston Normal Normal Start
041 Berratel Berratel Dark Dark Start
046 Dreamdery Dreamdery Psychic Psychic Start
055 Pounther Pounther Normal Normal Start
056 Jaguile Jaguile Normal Normal Start
082 Psybex Psybex Psychic Psychic Start
083 Gnuru Gnuru Psychic Psychic Start
095 Sedirrot Sedirrot Rock Flying Start
096 Condesa Condesa Rock Flying Start
099 Skurrow Skurrow Ground Ground Start
143 Chihaha Chihaha Dark Normal Start
144 Howlequin Howlequin Dark Normal Start
150 Pomparunt Pomparunt Dark Dark Start
151 Pompagoon Pompagoon Dark Fighting Start
152 Hyekuza Hyekuza Dark Fighting Start
197 Bazilisk Bazilisk Grass Grass Start
198 Ornitherb Ornitherb Grass Grass Start
199 Dilophlora Dilophlora Grass Dark Start
205 Luchito Luchito Fighting Electric Start
206 Eluchadon Eluchadon Fighting Electric Start
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.