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

PokemonThe Pokemon Company

While the world of Pokemon is filled with all kinds of wonderful creatures, there are plenty of loyal dog and puppy Pokemon of all different types you can catch and collect.

Whether you’re a cat or dog person, there’s no denying just how impactful these real-world animals have been to the Pokemon series. Despite Pokemon being set in a world that’s brimming with dragons and Legendary beasts, the series has continually used animals as references for its designs. 

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It’s certainly clear that The Pokemon Company is very fond of man’s best friend, and numerous dog Pokemon have been released over the years. 

From iconic Fire-types like Arcanine to menacing Fighting-types like Zamazenta, there are plenty of dog-type Pokemon to choose from. In fact, every game has seemingly brought a new dog-inspired Pokemon to the series’ ever-growing roster. 


Arcanine PokemonThe Pokemon Company
Arcanine is one of the most iconic Pokemon.

How many dog Pokemon are there?

We’ve scoured the depths of the Pokedex and discovered that a whopping 30 canine Pokemon have been discovered so far. 

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You can see the full list of all the ‘mon that fall into the category released in every game below:

Full list of all dog Pokemon in the Pokedex

Ninetales PokemonThe Pokemon Company
Ninetales is known for its powerful fire-based attacks.
Pokemon Type Sprite
 Arcanine #059 Fire Arcanine Pokemon
Growlithe #058 Fire Growlithe Pokemon
Ninetales #038 Fire Ninetails Pokemon
Vulpix #037 Fire Vulpix Dog Pokemon
HoundoomThe Pokemon Company
Houndoom certainly looks menacing.
Pokemon Type Sprite
Granbull #210 Fairy Granbull Dog Pokemon
Houndoom #229 Dark / Fire Houndoom Pokemon
Houndour #228 Dark / Fire Houndour Pokemon
Smeargle #235 Normal Smeargle Pokemon
Snubbull #209 Fairy Snubbull dog Pokemon
Manectric The Pokemon Company
Manectric packs plenty of electrical power.
Pokemon Type Sprite
Electrike #309 Electric Electrike Pokemon
Manectric #310 Electric Manectric Pokemon
Mightyena #262 Dark Mightyena Dog Pokemon
Nickit #827 Dark Nickit
Poochyena #261 Dark Poochyena Dog Pokemon
Thievul #828 Dark Thievul
ZoroarkThe Pokemon Company
Zoroark is one of the most popular Dark-types in Pokemon history.
Pokemon Type Sprite
Herdier #507 Normal Herdier
Lillipup #506 Normal Lillipup
Stoutland #508 Normal Stoutland
Zorua #570 Dark Zorua
Zoroark #571 Dark Zoroark
FennekinThe Pokemon Company
Fennekin may look very cute, but its fully evolved form is incredibly strong.
Pokemon Type Sprite
Braixen #654 Fire Braixen
Delphox #655 Fire / Psychic Delphox
Fennekin #653 Fire Fennekin
Furfrou #676 Normal Furfrou
LycanrocThe Pokemon Company
Lycanroc has multiple different forms.
Pokemon Type Sprite
Boltund #836 Electric  Boltund
Lycanroc #745 Rock Lycanroc
Rockruff #744 Rock Rockruff
Yamper #835 Electric Yamper
Zacian #888 Fairy Zacian
Zamazenta #889 Fighting Zamazenta
Zamazenta PokemonThe Pokemon Company
Zamazenta’s bark is just as bad as its bite.

While the argument could be made that Pokemon like Eevee should make this list, the cuddly creature hasn’t actually been officially specified as being a dog or cat Pokemon.

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For now, these are the only Pokemon that are officially categorized as man’s best friend.

How are dog Pokemon categorized?

While a lot of Pokemon may look like canines, we have only included those that are explicitly described as such in their Pokedex entries. For example, Entei might look like a gigantic wolf, but Pokemon designer Muneo Saitō has stated that the silhouette “could look like a dog or a cat.” 

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Meanwhile, Pokemon like Smeargle (Doble) have made the list due to its Japanese name being a blend of dog and doodle. Foxes have also been included, as they belong to the same canine family. 

So, there you have it, all of the dog Pokemon you can add to your ever-growing roster.

For more content like this, check out our other ‘mon lists:

Fairy-type | Water-type | Grass-type | Fighting-type | Psychic-type | Electric-type | Legendary Pokemon | Creepiest ‘mon | Cutest Pokemon | The rarest and most expensive Pokemon cards | 10 best ROM hacks and fan-made games

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