Poochyena, the Bite Pokémon. Poochyena is the pre-evolved form of Mightyena. Its biting strength is superior to other Pokémon, and has the endurance to chase opponents down until completely exhausted.
– Ash’s Pokedex
Poochyena is one of Gen III’s early Pokemon, it’s the only early-found Pokemon (ie Pokemon found on the first accessible route) that’s not Normal, Flying, or Bug type. It’s also the first Dark type Pokemon in Gen III; I find it a bit strange to see a Dark type Pokemon so early.
Stat-wise, Poochyena doesn’t have great base stat total, its highest stat is in Attack.