Artwork of Honōguma

Honōguma (ホノーグマ) is an unreleased Pokémon revealed prior to the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver.

In the Nintendo Space World 1997 demo of Pocket Monsters 2, Honōguma was available as a starter Pokémon. Honōguma was a fire type Pokémon. It was randomly assigned at level 8 and knew the moves Ember, Scratch and Leer. The player also had a chance of receiving Happa or Kurusu. Honōguma appears as a fire bear Pokémon. It slightly resembles Pikachu.

Cyndaquil replaced it as the fire type starter in Pokémon Gold and Silver.


A combination of the kanji 炎 for "flame", and 熊 for "bear".

Honoguma also means guardian bear.

External linksEdit

Celebi23's combined Nintendo Spaceworld 1997 information