Houndoom is this week’s ‘Pokémon of the Week’ and the first Pokémon from the 2nd generation!
Houndoom is known as the ‘Dark Pokémon’ and is the final evolution of the Pokémon Houndour; Houndour evolves into Houndoom at level 24. No other Pokémon has the same typing as Houndour or Houndoom. Though Houndoom was first introduced in Generation 2, Houndour and Houndoom are native to the Generation 1 land of Kanto – it would have been nice to have it in Generation 1, but as you know Dark type was not introduced until Generation 2!
Houndoom, based on Cerebus and Dobermans, are very protective and alert Pokémon. They can be considered aggressive because of their protectiveness, and do somewhat resemble a Pokémon that would be ‘evil’ with it’s design – though that is not always the case. Female Houndoom have smaller horns.
With it’s unique typing, Houndoom has many resistants and one immunity, but also many weaknesses. Resistants include: Ghost, Steel, Fire, Grass, Ice, and Dark types; immunity to Psychic type; weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Water types. Houndoom can be useful in competitive gameplay with it’s decent BST of 500 (high in special attack), but may be overlooked because of it’s amount of weaknesses of common types.
As always I present artwork from deviantArt and, as always, credit goes solely to the artist. Today’s artwork is from anouki-morgenstern – check out their page!
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