260 #260 Swampert #262 Mightyena 262

Poochyena Poochyena #261 - Bite Pokemon

Poochyena
Hear Poochyena's Cry
type Dark
gender 50.0% Male50.0% Female
height 2'8" 0.5 m
weight 30.0 lb. 13.6 kg
generation
National: #261 | Hoenn: #010

Family Family

General261
#261 - Poochyena
Level262
#262 - Mightyena
Lv. 18

Breeding

Egg Groups Steps to Hatch
Ground 3,825

261 Locations

Where to catch Poochyena in Pokemon Platinum

AreaLevelsMethodRarity
Route 21423-24Walking in tall grass or a cave22%

Where to catch Poochyena in Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver

AreaLevelsMethodRarity
Route 12Walking in tall grass or a cave40%

Moves Moves

Abilities

Run AwayEnsures success fleeing from wild battles.
Quick FeetIncreases Speed to 1.5× with a major status ailment.

Level-up Moves

Lv.MoveTypeClassPow.PPAcc.Effect
1TackleNormalPhysical5035100%Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.
5HowlNormalNone--40--Raises the user's Attack by one stage.
9Sand-attackGroundNone--15100%Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.
13BiteDarkPhysical6025100%Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.
17Odor SleuthNormalNone--40--Forces the target to have no Evade, and allows it to be hit by Normal and Fighting moves even if it's a Ghost.
21RoarNormalNone--20100%Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokemon.
25SwaggerNormalNone--1590%Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.
29AssuranceDarkPhysical5010100%Power is doubled if the target has already received damage this turn.
33Scary FaceNormalNone--10100%Lowers the target's Speed by two stages.
37TauntDarkNone--20100%For the next few turns, the target can only use damaging moves.
41EmbargoDarkNone--15100%Target cannot use held items.
45Take DownNormalPhysical902085%User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.
49Sucker PunchDarkPhysical805100%Only works if the target is about to use a damaging move.
53CrunchDarkPhysical8015100%Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

TMs/HMs

#MoveTypeClassPow.PPAcc.Effect
TM5RoarNormalNone--20100%Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokemon.
TM6ToxicPoisonNone--1090%Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.
TM10Hidden PowerNormalSpecial115100%Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.
TM11Sunny DayFireNone--5--Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.
TM12TauntDarkNone--20100%For the next few turns, the target can only use damaging moves.
TM17ProtectNormalNone--10--Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.
TM18Rain DanceWaterNone--5--Changes the weather to rain for five turns.
TM21FrustrationNormalPhysical120100%Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.
TM23Iron TailSteelPhysical1001575%Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.
TM27ReturnNormalPhysical120100%Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.
TM28DigGroundPhysical8010100%User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.
TM30Shadow BallGhostSpecial8015100%Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.
TM32Double TeamNormalNone--15--Raises the user's evasion by one stage.
TM41TormentDarkNone--15100%Prevents the target from using the same move twice in a row.
TM42FacadeNormalPhysical7020100%Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.
TM43Secret PowerNormalPhysical7020100%Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.
TM44RestPsychicNone--10--User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.
TM45AttractNormalNone--15100%Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.
TM46ThiefDarkPhysical4010100%Takes the target's item.
TM49SnatchDarkNone--10--Steals the target's move, if it's self-targeted.
TM58EndureNormalNone--10--Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.
TM63EmbargoDarkNone--15100%Target cannot use held items.
TM66PaybackDarkPhysical5010100%Power is doubled if the target has already moved this turn.
TM78CaptivateNormalNone--20100%Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.
TM79Dark PulseDarkSpecial8015100%Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.
TM82Sleep TalkNormalNone--10--Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.
TM83Natural GiftNormalPhysical115100%Power and type depend on the held berry.
TM87SwaggerNormalNone--1590%Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.
TM90SubstituteNormalNone--10--Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.
HM6Rock SmashFightingPhysical4015100%Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Egg Moves

MoveTypeClassPow.PPAcc.Effect
LeerNormalNone--30100%Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.
YawnNormalNone--10--Target sleeps at the end of the next turn.
Poison FangPoisonPhysical5015100%Has a 30% chance to badly poison the target.
AstonishGhostPhysical3015100%Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.
CovetNormalPhysical6040100%Takes the target's item.
Me FirstNormalNone120--Uses the target's move against it before it attacks, with power increased by half.
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical805100%Only works if the target is about to use a damaging move.
Thunder FangElectricPhysical651595%Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target and a $effect_chance% chance to make the target flinch.
Ice FangIcePhysical651595%Has a 10% chance to freeze the target and a $effect_chance% chance to make the target flinch.
Fire FangFirePhysical651595%Has a 10% chance to burn the target and a $effect_chance% chance to make the target flinch.

Stats Stats

at level 100 Base Hindering (90%) Neutral (100%) Beneficial (110%)
HP35
Statbar
180 - 274180 - 274180 - 274
Attack55
Statbar
103 - 188115 - 209126 - 229
Defense35
Statbar
67 - 15275 - 16982 - 185
Sp. Attack30
Statbar
58 - 14365 - 15971 - 174
Sp. Defense30
Statbar
58 - 14365 - 15971 - 174
Speed35
Statbar
67 - 15275 - 16982 - 185
TOTAL 220
Statbar

Other Stats

Base Experience Max Experience Catch Rate Happiness EV Yields
55 1,000,000 255 70 Attack: 1 point

Images Images

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Sapphire
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Flavor Text Flavortext

Black 2A Pokemon with a persistent nature, it chases its chosen prey until the prey becomes exhausted.
White 2
Black
White
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGoldIt chases its prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it turns tail if the prey strikes back.
SoulSilver
RubyAt first sight, POOCHYENA takes a bite at anything that moves. This Pokemon chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it may turn tail if the prey strikes back.
SapphirePOOCHYENA is an omnivore - it will eat anything. A distinguishing feature is how large its fangs are compared to its body. This Pokemon tries to intimidate its foes by making the hair on its tail bristle out.
EmeraldIt savagely threatens foes with bared fangs. It chases after fleeing targets tenaciously. It turns tail and runs, however, if the foe strikes back.
FireRedIt has a very tenacious nature. Its acute sense of smell lets it chase a chosen prey without ever losing track.
LeafGreen

Other Other

Name Etymology Pooch + yena (as in hyena)
260 #260 Swampert #262 Mightyena 262