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

James Busby. Last updated: Jun 15, 2022
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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. 

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 Pokemon
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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. 

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 Pokemon
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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
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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
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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
Poochyena #261 Dark
Poochyena Dog Pokemon
Thievul #828 Dark
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Zoroark is one of the most popular Dark-types in Pokemon history.
Pokemon Type Sprite
Herdier #507 Normal
Lillipup #506 Normal
Stoutland #508 Normal
Zorua #570 Dark
Zoroark #571 Dark
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Fennekin may look very cute, but its fully evolved form is incredibly strong.
Pokemon Type Sprite
Braixen #654 Fire
Delphox #655 Fire / Psychic
Fennekin #653 Fire
Furfrou #676 Normal
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Lycanroc has multiple different forms.
Pokemon Type Sprite
Boltund #836 Electric 
Lycanroc #745 Rock
Rockruff #744 Rock
Yamper #835 Electric
Zacian #888 Fairy
Zamazenta #889 Fighting
Zamazenta Pokemon
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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.

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.” 

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.

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