Arcanine (Japanese: ウインディ Uindi) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Arcanine in the anime

Arcanine is a large, bulky canine Pokémon that also possesses traits of tigers and lions. It has a distinct long dog-like muzzle with a large round black nose. Its eyes are triangular in shape, with black pupils. It has short diamond-shaped orange ears with cream colored insides. The majority of Arcanine's body is covered with bright orange fur with jagged black stripes, resembling the fur of a tiger. Its most of its head and face, and its chest, legs, are covered in light cream colored fluffy tufts of fur. It has a long puffy cream-colored tail.

Natural abilities

Arcanine have the abilities Flash Fire or Intimidate. Flash Fire activates when the user is hit with a fire-type move, allowing the user to become immune to fire damage, and raise the damage on any of its fire-type attacks. Intimidate will lower an opponents attack stat by one in battle. Arcanine's internal flame is the fuel for its amazing speed. Arcanine is one of the fastest Pokémon in the world. It is said that it can travel up to 6200 miles in one day and night. Arcanine can also carry its trainer on its back and scout the seven-seas in less than 3 days. It can learn powerful attacks like Flare Blitz, Extreme Speed(formerly its signature move) and Thunder Fang.

Habitat

Arcanine can rarely be found in the wild, but is said to live in the prairie. Pokémon Snap shows it living in active volcanoes.

Evolution

Arcanine is the evolved form of Growlithe. It is evolved with the use of a Fire Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Evolve Growlithe (Red only) None
Yellow Evolve Growlithe None
Gold and Silver Evolve Growlithe (Gold only) None
Crystal Evolve Growlithe None
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Evolve Growlithe (FireRed only) None
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Growlithe None
Platinum Evolve Growlithe None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Growlithe (HeartGold only) None
Black and White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
Black 2 and White 2 Evolve Growlithe None
X and Y Evolve Growlithe None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Evolve Growlithe None
Sun and Moon Evolve Growlithe None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Evolve Growlithe None
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Kanto Route 7 and Kanto Route 8, Rare


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    A Pokémon that has been admired since the past for its beauty. It runs agilely as if on wings.

  • Yellow

    A Pokémon in China. Many people are charmed by its grace and beauty while running.

  • Gold

    This Chinese Pokémon is considered magnificent. Many people are enchanted by its grand mane.

  • Silver

    This marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.

  • Crystal

    Its magnificent bark conveys a sense of majesty. Anyone hearing it can't help but grovel before it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 it source of power.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ultra Sun

    Legends tell of its fighting alongside a general and conquering a whole country.

  • Ultra Moon

    There are so many old tales about them that they’re called legendary Pokémon, but there are way more of them around than you’d expect.

  • Let's Go Pikachu

    A legendary Pokémon in the East. Many people are charmed by the grace and beauty of its running.

  • Let's Go Eevee

    A legendary Pokémon in the East. Many people are charmed by the grace and beauty of its running.

  • Sword

    The sight of it running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night has captivated many people.

  • Shield

    A Pokémon that has long been admired for its beauty. It runs agilely as if on wings.


Stats

Arcanine's Stats
HP
90
Attack
110
Defense
80
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
80
Speed
95
Total
555

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Evo Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical
1 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical
1 Burn Up 130 100% 5 Fire Special
1 Flame Wheel 60 100% 25 Fire Physical
1 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
1 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
1 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
1 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
1 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
1 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
1 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
1 Play Rough 90 90% 10 Fairy Physical
1 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
1 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Howl —% 40 Normal Status
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
1 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
34 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status Smart 2 0 ♥
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
34 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
1 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
34 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Smart 2
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 3
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
1 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status Cool 2
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 3
39 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Tough 1 3 ♥
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
1 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
49 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal
1 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
50 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Roar 100% 20 Normal
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal
1 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Tough 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Smart 2
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Beauty 6 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM24 DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM30 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Arcanine can learn, refer to Growlithe.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Outrage USUM 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse ORAS 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Outrage ORAS 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Dragon Pulse B2W2 90 100% 10 Dragon Special
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Outrage B2W2 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Heat Wave HGSSPt 100 90% 10 Fire Special Beauty 2
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
Iron Head HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Flamethrower C 95 100% 15 Fire
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Sprites


Appearances

Anime

Arcanine and its Growlithe pups

Anime

Trivia

  • Although its species is known as the "Legendary Pokémon", it is not a Legendary Pokémon.
    • This is also shown in the second episode of the anime where Arcanine is should on a plaque containing the legendary birds Articuno, Zapdos & Moltres.
  • Arcanine's prototype name was "Blaze."
  • The Yellow Pokédex entry states that Arcanine is seen in China, showing that there are similarities in regions with the real world and Pokémon world.
    • China is also referenced in one of Parasect's Pokedex entries.
  • Arcanine's early design had wings and no stripes.
  • The anime shows that arcanine can store food in its mane to feed to its pups.
  • Arcanine is similar to Ninetales as both are fire types who evolve with fire stones.
  • Arcanine is offered as a gift Pokémon for those playing lets go Eevee after they have caught 5 Meowth. The inverse happens with Persian and Growlithe in Let's Go Pikachu.
  • Despite many Pokédex entries saying that it is extremely fast, its speed is not its most pronounced stat.

Origin

Due to its slightly lion-like appearance, Arcanine is likely based on the Shisa, a traditional Ryukyuan decoration from Okinawan mythology that resembles a cross between a lion and a dog. It may also be inspired by the Haetae, a fire-eating dog in Japanese mythology that has the appearance of a lion. Its stripes and overall coloration are based on tigers.

Etymology

Arcanine comes from a combination of the words "arcane", meaning ancient and mysterious, and "canine".

Gallery

See also

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