Growl (Japanese: なきごえ Cry) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.


Generation I

Growl decreases the opponent's Attack by one stage.

Generations III and IV

Growl will not affect Pokémon with the Abilities Soundproof, Hyper Cutter, Clear Body, or White Smoke.

In a Double Battle, Growl hits both opponents.

Generation V

In a Triple Battle, Growl will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.