Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean it is Pokemon Fans can’t still share their passion with a great costume design like one pet owner did by making an awesome houndoom outfit for his dog. Although the pup lacks the Pokemon‘s fiery prowess more than makes up for it with a delightful presentation that would likely give any challenging trainer pause.
The devilish generation 2 Pokemon is a Dark/Fire-type that excels at special attacks and speed, and uses a variety of sneaky-sounding moves like Nasty Plot. Despite its hellish appearance and a spooky Pokedex entry, the Pokémon and its previous evolution, Houndour, have become fan favorites over the years, and Houndoom is actually one of the few Pokémon with a Mega Evolution. When considering why they have achieved such high status with fans, their obvious resemblance to dogs cannot be ignored.
One Reddit user hammered home the similarities by dressing up his own trusty dog with an amazing DIY Houndoom outfit. User AdAgreeable9126 recently posted a video of his dog showing the Pokemon’s most distinctive features, including a pointed history; bony, rib-like formations on back; and white curved horns. They even managed to get the pet to wear cuff and necklace accessories that resemble Houndoom’s facial features. A few animated Pokemon GIFs all about the dog round off the presentation well.
When asked what type of dog it was, the user replied that it was a cross between a Doberman Pinscher and a German Shepherd. Many commenters were quick to point out that combining races provided a nearly perfect template for creating a Houndoom. From the build to the coloring, the resemblance to the Pokémon is uncanny. Although there are a variety of inventive ones Pokemon Halloween costumes out there, this dog’s outfit is certainly one of the most natural suits.
From appearances in a series of Pokemon Games that are long lasting Pokemon Anime, manga and more, Houndoom has certainly made its mark on the fan base. Although Houndoom never quite reached the heights of Pokémon like Pikachu or Lucario, it has managed to win the hearts of many fans and inspire a variety of artworks. After all, humans love dogs in video games, and the Pokémon’s staying power may be largely down to the fact that it closely resembles man’s best friend, although its demonic appeal also gives it some extra points.
With a confirmed Houndoom appearance in the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, there may be more fan creations inspired by the new iteration on the way. And with the game set to release on November 18th, the wait might not be long.
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