Competitive Information for Growlithe [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Growlithe growlithe
Base Stats for Growlithe

Fire


Evolutions / Family:
Growlithe
Arcanine

Weakness Chart for Fire-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
2x
  
  
  
  
2x
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 Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Growlithe is an interesting Fire-typed Pokemon. Growlithe is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Growlithe is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Growlithe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Dig
- Toxic
- Reflect

Physical Sweeper Growlithe (Retro)

Growlithe is a decent Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. . Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Dig is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Growlithe's defense is doubled).


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
Dragon Rage
??
100%
10
Deals 40 HP of damage to the target.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
30% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
10% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dig
100
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Growlithe can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Growlithe

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