Competitive Information for Growlithe [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Growlithe growlithe
Base Stats for Growlithe

Fire

Abilities:
Flash FireFlash Fire: This Pokemon's Fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one Fire move; Fire immunity.
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IntimidateIntimidate: On switch-in, this Pokemon lowers the Attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Growlithe
Arcanine

Weakness Chart for Fire-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
0.5x
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Growlithe? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Growlithe is pretty popular Fire-typed Pokemon. Growlithe is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Growlithe is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Growlithe
Item: Life Orb / Charcoal
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Fire Fang
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Crunch / Bite
- Rock Smash / Reversal

Physical Sweeper Growlithe (Flash Fire)

Growlithe is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Growlithe from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Growlithe's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Growlithe's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 1/3 recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Growlithe).
Fire Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Bite is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Rock Smash is a physical 40-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Reversal is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (more power the less hp your Growlithe has left).



Species: Growlithe
Item: Life Orb / Charcoal
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Snore
- Mud-Slap
- Morning Sun

Special Sweeper Growlithe (Flash Fire)

Growlithe is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. White Herb will reset Growlithe's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Overheat). Focus Sash helps protect Growlithe from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Growlithe's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Growlithe's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Growlithe's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Growlithe must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Morning Sun is a status move (heals your Growlithe by a weather-dependent amount).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Growlithe? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Growlithe
Item: Life Orb / Charcoal
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Flare Blitz / Fire Fang
- Double-Edge / Frustration
- Crunch / Bite
- Rock Smash / Reversal

Doubles Physical Sweeper Growlithe (Flash Fire)

Growlithe is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Growlithe from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Growlithe's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Growlithe's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity.

Flare Blitz is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (has 1/3 recoil. 10% chance to burn. thaws Growlithe).
Fire Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 65-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).
Crunch is a physical 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Bite is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Rock Smash is a physical 40-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Reversal is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (more power the less hp your Growlithe has left).



Species: Growlithe
Item: Life Orb / Charcoal
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Overheat
- Snore
- Mud-Slap
- Morning Sun

Doubles Special Sweeper Growlithe (Flash Fire)

Growlithe is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Growlithe from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Growlithe's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Flash Fire, Growlithe's fire attacks do 1.5x damage if hit by one fire move; fire immunity.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Growlithe's special attack by 2 stages).
Snore is a special 40-base power Normal-type move (Growlithe must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target).
Mud-Slap is a special 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Morning Sun is a status move (heals your Growlithe by a weather-dependent amount).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Growlithe learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Overheat
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Crunch
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Fang
65
95%
15
10% chance to burn. 10% chance to flinch.
Flame Wheel
60
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target. Thaws user.
Flare Blitz
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil. 10% chance to burn. Thaws user.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thrash
90
100%
20
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Howl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Morning Sun
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Odor Sleuth
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Will-O-Wisp
--
75%
15
Burns the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Growlithe can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Growlithe

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