All Dog Pokemon: Complete List with Images (UPDATED 2024)

All Pokémon dogs

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Discover the best Pokémon dogs and foxes to add to your team! Dogs have always been known as man's best friend, and in the Pokémon universe, they are no exception. From loyal companions to fierce fighters, these Pokémon have all the canine features you could ask for.

Take a look at our comprehensive list of Pokémon dogs and foxes that will fit your lineup the best. These Pokémon come in all shapes and sizes, and some may surprise you with their abilities. Some are ferocious competitors, while others are completely useless fluff-pieces in your Pokédex. It's up to you to choose wisely!

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Are you a fan of dog Pokémon? Do you know which generation each of these Pokémon belongs to? Let's explore the details of each generation and how to obtain them.


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All dog Pokemon in the Pokedex, from electric to fire-types

Dog Pokemon Type
#059 Arcanine
Type: Fire
Generation: 1
#058 Growlithe
Type: Fire
Generation: 1
#038 Ninetales
Type: Fire
Generation: 1
#037 Vulpix
Type: Fire
Generation: 1
#229 Houndoom
Type: Dark / Fire
Generation: 2
#210 Granbull
Type: Fairy
Generation: 2
#228 Houndour
Type: Dark / Fire
Generation: 2
#235 Smeargle
Type: Normal
Variant:
Generation: 2
Snubbull #209
Type: Fairy
Variant: N/A
Generation: II
Obtained by: Catching or trading
Manectric #310
Type: Electric
Variant: Mega Manectric
Generation: III
Obtained by: Catching or trading
Mightyena #262
Type: Dark
Variant: N/A
Generation: III
Obtained by: Catching or trading
Nickit #827
Type: Dark
Variant: N/A
Generation: VIII
Obtained by: Catching or trading
Poochyena #261
Type: Dark
Variant: N/A
Generation: III
Obtained by: Catching or trading
Thievul #828
Type: Dark
Variant: N/A
Generation: VIII
Obtained by: Catching or trading

#507 Herdier

Type: Normal

Variant: None

Generation: V

Obtained by: Regular gameplay

Lillipup
#506
Type: Normal
Generation: 5
Stoutland
#508
Type: Normal
Generation: 5
Zorua
#570
Type: Dark
Generation: 5
Zoroark
#571
Type: Dark
Generation: 5
Braixen
#654
Type: Fire
Generation: 6
Delphox
#655
Type: Fire / Psychic
Generation: 6
Fennekin
#653
Type: Fire
Generation: 6
#676 Furfrou
Type: Normal
#745 Lycanrocu
Type: Rock
Variant: Multiple forms
#836 Boltund
Type: Electric
#744 Rockruff
Type: Rock
#835 Yamper
Type: Electric

#888 Zacian

Type: Fairy

Variant: Zacian

Generation: 8

Obtained by: Catching in-game or event

#889 Zamazenta

Type: Fighting

Variant: Zamazenta

Generation: 8

Obtained by: Catching in-game or event


Complete List of All Dog Pokemon with details and Images

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Arcanine

# 59

Type: Fire

Generation: 1

Obtained by: Capture, Evolve from Growlithe (Fire Stone)

Arcanine, the original “Legendary Pokémon,” may not technically be a legendary dog, but it has solid base stats and a powerful fire-type moveset. However, its lack of diversity makes it a decent single-player choice in early versions and a rarely-used choice for tournament play. Interestingly, you may find yourself using Growlithe even more than Arcanine depending on your tournament format.

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Boltund

# 836

Type: Electric

Generation: 8

Obtained by: Capture

Boltund, also known as the “dog Pokémon,” is more of a collector’s piece than a competitor with poor base stats and a shallow moveset. Tournament players should steer clear of this one.

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Electrike

# 309

Type: Electric

Generation: 3

Obtained by: Capture, Poke Pelago Gift (Ultra Moon)

Electrike, the “lightning Pokémon,” is the base stage of Manectric with a solid move set of its own. However, it is mostly limited to electric and normal-type attacks and doesn't get much competitive use. In single-player, it’s a decent addition

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Furfrou

Furfrou, also known as the “Poodle Pokémon,” is a Normal-type Pokémon that belongs to the sixth generation of Pokémon.

It is the #676 in the Pokédex and is obtained by capture.

Despite its elegant and fluffy appearance, Furfrou has only moderate base stats, making it a mediocre fighter. It also has a relatively weak moveset of normal-type moves that don’t dish out much damage.

As a result, Furfrou is an untiered Pokémon, meaning it almost never appears in competitive play, and it has limited use in single-player campaigns, too.

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Granbull

Granbull, also known as the "Fairy Pokemon," may not look like it, but it's a fierce fighter with a powerful attack stat.

However, its other base stats are notably weak, and it only has a couple of fairy-type attacks in its moveset.

While it may not be the best choice for competitive play, catching this Pokemon is a must for completing your Pokedex.

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Growlithe

The "Puppy Pokemon" Growlithe is a great base-stage Pokemon with solid stats and resistance to a variety of Pokemon types.

With a diverse moveset that includes fire, fighting, normal, and dark-type attacks, Growlithe is a decent contender in Little Cup play and a fantastic companion in single-player games.

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Herdier

The "Loyal Dog Pokemon" Herdier is the first stage evolution from Lillipup. While its base stats are poor, Herdier makes up for it with a decent lineup of normal-type moves and the ability to weaken foes' attack stats while boosting its own speed.

However, its limited move types and low stats make it a tough choice for competitive play. Your best bet is to level it quickly to evolve into Stoutland.

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Houndoom

Houndoom, also known as the "Dark Pokemon," has decent offensive stats but low HP and defense, making it vulnerable to heavy damage.

Its deep fire and dark-type moveset can help balance out a single-player lineup, but it's a poor choice for competitive play. However, if you manage to catch one, it may still be worth a spot in your rotation.

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Houndour

Houndour, also known as the “Dark Pokémon” and it's a guard dog-like Pokemon with a Dark/Fire typing. It is the base-stage Pokémon of Houndoom, which is not very impressive in terms of its stats and moves.

It can be difficult to capture, but it does not add much to your lineup even in single-player campaigns.

It suffers greatly against priority moves, and if it can’t KO the Pokémon right in front of it, Houndour will be chased out of battle quickly.

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Lillipup

Lillipup is a Normal type Pokémon and is the most adorable starter dog of Generation V. However, cuteness doesn't always translate to strength. Lillipup suffers from poor base stats, though its physical attack stat is comparable to some first-stage evolutions.

It can learn some powerful moves like Take Down and Giga Impact prior to level 50, but most players will choose to evolve to Herdier quickly. Lillipup is so infrequently used in the Little Cup that there’s little strategic advice available for it.

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Lucario

Lucario, also known as the “Aura Pokémon” is a Fighting/Steel type Pokémon and comes with a strange combination of Steadfast, which boosts its speed when flinched, and Inner Focus which prevents flinching.

Lucario packs a powerful punch with strong physical attacks like Meteor Mash and Bone Rush, and has a diverse move pool including fighting, steel, normal, dragon, and psychic attacks, and solid base stats.

Sadly, there are too many strong competitive alternatives to Lucario that leave it in the dust as a rarely-used choice in tournament play. For single-player games, however, Lucario is practically a must-have.

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Lycanroc

Lycanroc, also known as the “Wolf Pokémon” comes in three forms: Midday Form, Midnight Form, and Dusk Form, depending on how you influence it with Solgaleo, Lunala, or a special Rockruff. Lycanroc has great attack power and speed, but its low special atk/def stats leave it rarely used in competitive battles.

Still, in single-player games, Lycanroc’s powerful rock-type moves give it an edge making it a decent addition to your lineup. It has advantages against normal, flying, poison, and fire-type Pokémon, but suffers against water, grass, fighting, and ground-types.

While its unique abilities make it an attractive capture, Lycanroc isn’t quite as powerful as it seems and may hinder your progress in later stages of the game.

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Manectric

Meet Manectric, the “Discharge Pokémon” which is a dog-type Pokémon that can be obtained by evolving Electrike or capturing it. Unfortunately, Manectric has poor base stats and few type advantages, making it an uncommon sight in competitive battles.

Its move pool is mainly limited to electric-type attacks with a few normal-type moves, but it doesn't pack much of a punch and is vulnerable to quick exits against foes with higher attack stats.

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Mightyena

Mightyena, the “Bite Pokémon,” is the evolved form of Poochyena and first appeared in the third generation.

Its moderately weak base stats keep it from standing out in battle, and its move pool leaves a lot to be desired, making it a poor choice for most lineups, even in single-player games. Although it is recommended to catch a Mightyena for Pokedex completion, it sees less and less competitive use with each generation.

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Nickit

Nickit, the “Fox Pokémon,” is a cute and cool-looking Pokémon that can be obtained by capture and has a shallow move pool. Although its dark-type moves pack a decent punch, its weak base stats make it a poor choice for Little Cup competition.

It falters against fighting, bug, and fairy-type Pokémon with few type advantages of its own. It is recommended to catch a Nickit to build out your Pokedex, but don’t include it in your primary rotation.

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Ninetales

Ninetales is the original “Fox Pokémon” from the first generation, and it has an updated Alolan variant with an ice-type flair. Its base stats are middling, but it makes up for its lower HP/atk/def stats with high sp. defense and speed. Ninetales has a diverse move pool of normal, fire, ghost, and psychic attacks, but it rarely sees the battlefield in tournament play.

In single-player games, Ninetales is much more useful, with powerful fire-type attacks that have their place in gym battles like Celadon City and Veridian City.

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Poochyena

Poochyena, the dark-type dog from generation III, might not have much of a role in competition. Its base stats are rather low, and its move pool is littered with status-effect attacks that don't play well with others in your lineup and cause little harm to your foes.

While it doesn't start dealing much damage until it learns Take Down at level 40, by which point most trainers will have evolved it anyway, you can evolve your Poochyena as fast as possible and then keep it on the sideline. It doesn't offer enough of an advantage to merit a spot in your primary rotation.

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Riolu

Riolu, the "Emanation Pokemon," is a dog who was introduced as a base-stage to Lucario in generation IV but doesn't have much of a place in competitive play or even single-player campaigns. Its weak base stats leave it incredibly vulnerable against even a moderately challenging foe.

While Riolu does learn some damage-dealing moves at early levels, it's not going to pack a wallop before evolving into Lucario. Not quite a dog Pokemon, but closer to Pokemon dogs than any other kind of animal, Riolu is a cute collectible that you'll need to pick up to complete the Pokedex. Once you do, you might as well forget you ever captured one.

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Rockruff

The generation VII "Puppy Dog Pokemon" Rockruff starts off with respectable base attack and speed stats, though beware its low special attack/defense numbers. Depending on how you progress your Rockruff, it can evolve into one of three different forms of Lycanroc.

Rockruff offers a decent moveset, including classics like Double Team, Rock Throw, and Bite at relatively low levels. It's not the most common competitor in Little Cup Play, but you'll see it on occasion for its ability to dole out some real damage. In your single-player game, you'll want a good Rockruff as soon as you can find one to evolve it into Lycanroc, who can help you through the mid-game gym battles and story events.

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Shaymin

The mystical dog Shaymin has some of the best base stats of any basic-stage Pokemon in the game, with 100s across the board from the start. However, on the competitive scene, you'll quickly find that the Land Form Shaymin is practically unusable while the Sky Form Shaymin is an uber-tier competitor featured in many tournament lineups.

Shaymin's powerful grass attacks are super-accurate and inflict lots of damage. It's particularly powerful against water, fighting, and other grass-type Pokemon, but beware ice types, which can inflict up to 4 times base damage on the Grass/Flying form of Shaymin.

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Silvally

Silvally, the Normal-type Pokémon, is the 773rd Pokédex entry and belongs to the seventh generation. It can be obtained by evolving Type: Null. What makes Silvally unique is its ability to transform into any other Pokémon type based on the item it holds.

However, this ability isn't of much use in competitive play. While Silvally has an impressive base stat, it only appears on different NU or PU lists, with its fairy-type form seeing some significant tournament play.

Its move pool of normal-type attacks can inflict strong physical damage with almost perfect accuracy.

Silvally can learn a vast list of TMs and TRs, but it doesn't offer much in terms of status-effect damage. Silvally may not be the best choice for competitive play, but it's still a powerful ally in your single-player journey.

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Smeargle

Smeargle, the Normal-type Pokémon, is the 235th Pokédex entry and belongs to the second generation. It can be captured in the game. Despite its terrible physical and special attack stats, its unique move "Sketch" can render those stats unnecessary.

It's the only Pokémon across all generations that can use this move, which allows it to copy the last move used by its foe for Smeargle itself to use.

For this reason, Smeargle is a common choice in Diamond & Pearl competitions, though it becomes less effective in later generations. Smeargle is an oddity in the Pokémon universe, akin to Ditto in its ability to offer practically any move under the sun. In single-player, you can't miss out on the opportunity to bring Smeargle along for the fun.

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Snubbull

Snubbull, the Fairy-type Pokémon, is the 209th Pokédex entry and belongs to the second generation. It can be captured or obtained as a Poke Pelago gift in Ultra Sun/Moon.

Despite its dog-like appearance, Snubbull has a packed lineup of damage-dealing normal and dark-type moves, making it great for quickly whittling away at even high-HP opponents.

Although its first-stage evolution, Granbull, isn't well-known for competitive use, in single-player, raising a Snubbull can help you proceed through the mid-game cities when combined with a diverse lineup.

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Stoutland

Stoutland, the Normal-type Pokémon, is the 508th Pokédex entry and belongs to the fifth generation. It can be evolved from Herdier or captured in Black/White + B2/W2.

Stoutland, a dog-like Pokémon with an impressive dog-stache, has an untiered ranking, meaning it's widely considered useless and not worth putting into the lineup for any format of tournament play. It can deal decent damage with its physical attacks, and its base attack stat is on the high end.

However, its low HP and special attack stats drag its usefulness back down. It has no type advantages and struggles in combat against fighting and ghost types.

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Thievul

Meet Thievul, the dark-type fox Pokémon and evolution of Nickit. While Thievul may not be the strongest in battle with weak attack, special attack, and HP stats, it still has some use in providing dark-type damage in your lineup. However, beyond that specific need, it's better to leave Thievul in storage after capturing it to fill out your Pokédex.

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Vulpix

Looking for a classic fire-type Pokémon to add to your collection? Look no further than Vulpix, the generation I fox Pokémon with an impressive lineup of fire-type moves, including Fire Spin and Fire Blast. Although it may be limited in Little Cup battles, Vulpix is an excellent companion on your single-player journey, and it can even learn ghost-type attacks before reaching level 20. Evolve Vulpix with a fire stone to Ninetales or an ice stone for its Alolan variant.

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Yamper

Introducing Yamper, the basic stage Puppy Dog Pokémon that later evolves into Boltund. Although Yamper is captured easily and can be evolved to fill out your Pokédex, it's not very useful in single-player campaigns or competitive play. With too many superior electric-type Pokémon to choose from, it's best to keep this pathetic dog in storage.

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Zacian

The legendary Pokémon Zacian is a fierce competitor, catchable only in Pokémon Sword. Its fairy/steel type in its Crowned Sword variant makes it an uber-tiered legendary. Both versions have the same base stats and move pools, making the difference between these legendaries even more significant.

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Zamazenta

Zamazenta, the primary legendary in Pokémon Shield, is a fighting/steel type in its Crowned Shield variant. Like Zacian, its forms share movesets and stats, with the primary difference being the second type in its Crowned Shield variant. It is an uber-tiered Pokémon and sees a lot of play in tournament lineups.

Both of these legendary Pokemon dogs are a must-have to complete your single-player quest. But be prepared to give it all you've got when you encounter them in the Tower Summit.

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Zoroark

Zoroark, the Illusion Fox Pokémon, appears in generation V. Although it doesn't offer much damage-dealing capability, its moderately powerful base stats, particularly its special attack, make it a decent addition to your single-player game rotation to deal dark and psychic type damage. However, you won't see it much in the competitive arena.

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Zorua

Zorua is the base stage of Zoroark, the Tricky Fox Pokémon. Zorua's primary problem is that it doesn't learn any useful or powerful moves until level 40. However, you'll likely evolve it into Zoroark at level 30 anyway. Catch a Zorua to complete your Pokedex, but don't bother taking it into battle, whether you're playing single-player or preparing for a tournament.


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FAQs on Dog Pokemon

Discovering the World of Dog Pokemons

Pokemons are fascinating creatures with unique abilities and features. Among the different types of Pokemons, there are several that are based on dogs. If you're a Pokemon enthusiast, you might be wondering about how many dog Pokemons exist, and what are their names.

How Many Dog Pokemons Are There?

There are numerous dog Pokemons across the different generations of the franchise. From the classic Growlithe to the newest generation 9 dog Pokemon, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Is A Vulpix A Dog?

Vulpix is a fox-like Pokemon, but some consider it a dog-like Pokemon due to its similarities to foxhounds.

What Pokémon Is Based On A Dog?

There are many dog-based Pokemons, such as Growlithe, Arcanine, Houndour, Electrike, Lillipup, and Rockruff.

Is Absol A Dog?

Absol is not a dog Pokemon. It's a dark type Pokemon that resembles a feline creature, particularly a black panther or a lynx.

Types of Dog Pokemons

Dog Pokemon Type
Growlithe Fire
Arcanine Fire
Houndour Dark/Fire
Electrike Electric
Lillipup Normal
Rockruff Rock

New Dog Pokemons

With every new generation of Pokemons, there are new dog-based Pokemons introduced. The latest addition is the generation 9 dog Pokemon, which is yet to be revealed.

All Dog Pokemons Scarlet and Violet

The dog-based Pokemons in Scarlet and Violet include several fan favorites, such as Growlithe, Arcanine, and Houndour. These Pokemons are both powerful and cute, making them a popular choice among trainers.

Ground Type Dog Pokemon

Most of the dog-based Pokemons are not ground type Pokemons. However, some Pokemons like the bulldog-inspired Stoutland and Terrier-inspired Terrierri are ground type Pokemons.

All Dog Pokemons Violet

Violet has its own set of dog-based Pokemons, such as the poodle-inspired Furfrou, the bulldog-inspired Stoutland, and the Terrier-inspired Terrierri. These Pokemons are a great addition to any trainer's collection.