Arcanine

Arcanine
ウインディ
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Growlithe < Arcanine > Poliwag
Species
Type
Legendary Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#59
Height
Weight
6′3″ (1.9m)
341.7 lbs. (155 kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 75%
Female: 25%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
75
Tier
EV Yield
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Arcanine (ウインディ) is the 59th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Fire-Type, and is known as the Legendary Pokémon.

Arcanine can use one of two Abilities: Intimidate, which reduces the Attack of its opponents by one stage when it enters battle and at its start; or Flash Fire, which makes it immune to Fire-Type moves and increases the power of its Fire-Type moves if it gets hit by one. Its Hidden Ability is Justified, which increases its Attack by one stage if it gets hit by a Dark-Type attack.

Growlithe can evolve into an Arcanine by using a Fire Stone on it.

Arcanine is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Arcanine 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Arcanine is a canine-like Pokémon that is supposed to represent the mythical Ryukyuan Shisa, which is a creature that is based off lions, tigers and dogs. Arcanine has cream-colored fur on its head, apart from the area around its eyes and ears, which is orange. The rest of its body is also has orange fur with black stripes. It also has patches of cream-colored fur on its legs, tail and chest, representing smoke. Each of Arcanine's paws have three toes with a round pink paw pads underneath.

Gender Differences

Arcanine does not have any gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

Arcanine is a Pokémon that cannot be found in the wild, and can only be obtained by evolving a Growlithe. This is consistent across the main games in all seven Generations.

Spin-Off Games

An Arcanine can be obtained in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness by capturing the Shadow Growlithe and Purifying it, after which it can evolve at any time.

Arcanine makes appearances at Endless Level 74, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 24 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain an Arcanine in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Growlithe. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Arcanine can be found at Giant Volcano 1F-10F & 11F-19F; Dark Crater B7-B15, DPB1-B9 & DPB11-B14 and Shimmer Hill 1F-17F. Arcanine is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Fire Mountains 16F-25F, Legendary Volcanic Island and Final Mountain 23F-27F.

Arcanine can be found at Jungle Ruins in Pokémon Ranger. Arcanine can be found inside Altru Tower in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, but doesn't appear in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.

Arcanine can be found at Sunny Seashore Magma 4-3, World Axle Magma B1 and World Axle Cave B2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Trading Card Game

Arcanine is listed in 13 different sets and the Wizards Promos set. It is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Base, Supreme Victors and Next Destinies sets; and as a Rare Card in the Gym Challenge, Neo Destiny, Aquapolis, Skyridge, EX Sandstorm, EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Legend Maker (EX Card), Secret Wonders, Rising Rivals, Supreme Victors, HeartGold/SoulSilver and Next Destinies sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Gary would use an Arcanine in The Battle of the Badge, Extreme Pokémon!, The Ties That Bind and Can't Beat the Heat!.

Pete Pebbleman would use an Arcanine in Fire and Ice, defeating Ash's Kingler before losing to Pikachu. Arcanine was also featured with two trainers named Keegan and Ramona in The Stolen Stones.

Tucker would use an Arcanine in a Double Battle against Ash in Tactics Theatrics, where Corphish and Swellow would prevail over Tucker's Arcanine and Swampert. Marley would use her own Arcanine in Keeping in Top Forme!.

Movies

Gary's Arcanine makes a cameo appearance in Mewtwo Strikes Back. Wild Arcanine make an appearance in Destiny Deoxys.

Manga

Blaine uses an Arcanine to battle challengers at Cinnabar Island Pokémon Gym, using this Arcanine in Chapter 26. Blue would capture an Arcanine in Chapter 116, who would also make subsequent appearances in Chapters 161 & 287.

Crystal would recruit an Arcanine into her Pokémon Lineup whilst training at Mt. Mortar at a younger age. His right eye was injured by a Wild Larvitar prior to joining Crystal, whom would nickname her Arcanine "Arcapeon," making appearances in Chapters 117-120, 122, 126-128, 130-133, 135, 140, 141, 147, 165, and 448-450.

In a parallel to both the Anime and the Games, Marley would use her Arcanine to battle against Team Galactic in the Distortion World, making appearances in Chapters 417, 429, 430, 434, 436, 437, 439 & 440.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Arcanine is a part of the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With Intimidate and semi-reliable recovery in Morning Sun, Arcanine can act as a defensive Fire-type, a niche that not many other Pokémon in UU can boast. It has solid physical bulk when backed up with Intimidate and can cripple physical attackers with Will-O-Wisp. Arcanine can also run an offensive set thanks to its great coverage moves in Crunch, Close Combat, and Wild Charge to complement its STAB Flare Blitz and priority Extreme Speed. However, Arcanine suffers from being weak to Stealth Rock, which can undermine its defensive capabilities quite a bit while shortening the longevity of offensive sets. Arcanine also faces competition as an offensive Fire-type from Entei, which has higher Attack and access to the coveted Sacred Fire.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Yellow None Evolve Growlithe
Blue None Trade
Gold/Crystal None Evolve Growlithe
Silver None Trade
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed None Evolve Growlithe
LeafGreen None Trade
XD: Gale of Darkness None Evolve Growlithe
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Growlithe
HeartGold None Evolve Growlithe
SoulSilver None Trade
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Growlithe
X/Y None Evolve Growlithe
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Growlithe
Sun/Moon None Evolve Growlithe

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red A Pokémon that has been admired since the past for its beauty. It runs agilely as if on wings.
Blue A Pokémon that has been admired since the past for its beauty. It runs agilely as if on wings.
Yellow A legendary Pokémon in China. Many people are charmed by its grace and beauty while running.
II Gold This legendary Chinese Pokémon is considered magnificent. Many people are enchanted by its grand mane.
Silver Its magnificent bark conveys a sense of majesty. Anyone hearing it can't help but grovel before it.
Crystal An ancient picture scroll shows that people were attracted to its movement as it ran through prairies.
III Ruby Arcanine is known for its high speed. It is said to be capable of running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night. The fire that blazes wildly within this Pokémon's body is its source of power.
Sapphire Arcanine is known for its high speed. It is said to be capable of running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night. The fire that blazes wildly within this Pokémon's body is its source of power.
Emerald This fleet-footed Pokémon is said to run over 6,200 miles in a single day and night. The fire that blazes wildly within its body is its source of power.
FireRed A Pokémon that is described in Chinese legends. It is said to race at an unbelievable speed.
LeafGreen A Pokémon that has long been admired for its beauty. It runs agilely as if on wings.
IV Diamond Its proud and regal appearance has captured the hearts of people since long ago.
Pearl Its proud and regal appearance has captured the hearts of people since long ago.
Platinum Its proud and regal appearance has captured the hearts of people since long ago.
HeartGold This legendary Chinese Pokémon is considered magnificent. Many people are enchanted by its grand mane.
SoulSilver Its magnificent bark conveys a sense of majesty. Anyone hearing it can't help but grovel before it.
V Black Its proud and regal appearance has captured the hearts of people since long ago.
White Its proud and regal appearance has captured the hearts of people since long ago.
Black 2 The sight of it running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night has captivated many people.
White 2 The sight of it running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night has captivated many people.
VI X A Pokémon that has long been admired for its beauty. It runs agilely as if on wings.
Y Its magnificent bark conveys a sense of majesty. Anyone hearing it can't help but grovel before it.
Omega Ruby Arcanine is known for its high speed. It is said to be capable of running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night. The fire that blazes wildly within this Pokémon's body is its source of power.
Alpha Sapphire Arcanine is known for its high speed. It is said to be capable of running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night. The fire that blazes wildly within this Pokémon's body is its source of power.
VII Sun Overflowing with beauty and majesty, this strong Pokémon appears in ancient Eastern folklore.
Moon The fire burning inside its body serves as the energy to fuel it as it runs great distances. It appears in many legends.

Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
90
. 290 384 .
Atk
110
202 225 319 350
Def
80
148 165 259 284
Sp. Atk
100
184 205 299 328
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Speed
95
175 195 289 317

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Thunder Fang Electric.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Odor Sleuth Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Fire Fang Fire.gif 65 95 Physical.png
34 Extreme Speed Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM43 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM50 Overheat Fire.gif 130 90 Special.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM93 Wild Charge Electric.gif 90 100 Physical.png
TM95 Snarl Dark.gif 55 95 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Burn Up Fire.gif 130 100 Special.png
Close Combat Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Double Kick Fighting.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Fire Spin Fire.gif 35 85 Special.png
Flare Blitz Fire.gif 120 100 Special.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 95 90 Special.png
Howl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Morning Sun Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Growlithe Exclusive Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
6 Ember Fire.gif 40 100 Special.png
8 Leer Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
12 Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
17 Flame Wheel Fire.gif 60 100 Physical.png
19 Reversal Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
23 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
28 Flame Burst Fire.gif 70 100 Special.png
30 Agility Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
32 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
34 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
39 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
41 Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
43 Outrage Dragon.gif 120 100 Physical.png
45 Flare Blitz Fire.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 180 -- Physical.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 190*/195* -- Physical.png Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 175 -- Physical.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 190 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 160*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 160*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 160 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

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Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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