229 Houndoom

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    70.2
  • Main moves:
    Snarl, Crunch, Flamethrower
  • Type
    DARK
    FIRE
  • Level:
    19.5-23
  • Rank:
    Lvl 21.5 0/13/13CP 1499
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    140.7
  • Defense:
    94.8
  • Stamina:
    119
  • Overall:
    1590

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Flexible
    Can hit a wide variety of types.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Snarl 4.33 2 3 Fast Charge
2 Fast Fire Fang 2.5 4.8 2 Heavy Damage
3 Charged Crunch 30% chance -1 Def opponent 45 84 1.87 4 - 3 - 4 Debuff
4 Charged Flamethrower 55 108 1.96 5 - 4 - 4 High Energy
5 Charged Foul Play 45 84 1.87 4 - 3 - 4 General
6 Charged Fire Blast 80 168 2.1 7 - 6 - 6 Nuke
Weaknesses
fighting
x1.6
ground
x1.6
rock
x1.6
water
x1.6
Resistances
psychic
x0.39
steel
x0.625
ice
x0.625
grass
x0.625
ghost
x0.625
fire
x0.625
dark
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Houndoom is a Dark & Fire Pokémon which evolves from Houndour. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Ground, Rock and Water moves. Houndoom's strongest moveset is Fire Fang & Foul Play and it has a Max CP of 2,635.

About

"In a Houndoom pack, the one with its horns raked sharply toward the back serves a leadership role. These Pokémon choose their leader by fighting among themselves."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Snarl + Flamethrower and Crunch or Foul Play

Snarl sports a tiny 1.66 DPT (Damage Per Turn) along-side a huge 4.33 EPT (Energy Per Turn), allowing it to charge up moves very quickly.

Crunch and Foul Play share identical stats(70 Power/45 Energy) and when combined with Flamethrower (90 Power/55 Energy), you'll be throwing out decently powerful attacks at a very good rate. 

Fire Fang + Flamethrower and Crunch

This moveset goes to the other end of the spectrum by making use of Fire Fang with its high 4 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and its meager 2.5 EPT (Energy Per Turn) in order to rack up fast damage. It's definitely slower than the Snarl variant, but it still has its niches where it can operate.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 5

Houndoom sports an interesting Dark/Fire typing with high offensive stats and poor bulk. While this typing combination is not common in this format, it does give Houndoom a unique position as a Pokemon that can beat various meta Psychic and Ghost picks, while also being able to threaten popular Steel-types. Unfortunately poor bulk and a relatively vulnerable typing makes Houndoom a risky pick in the Great League meta. Flamethrower and/or Fire Fang is also not enough to beat Registeel unless Houndoom has either a Shadow Bonus, or commits 2 shields. 

Ultra League: 1.5 / 5

Houndoom's poor bulk does it no favors in this league, even though its Dark typing is favored against the meta-centric Giratina. Losses to Registeel and Giratina-A makes it difficult for Houndoom to be viable in the Ultra League meta, despite its decent performance against popular bulky Psychic-types. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Houndoom lacks sufficient stats for Master League. 

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