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Arcanine (Pokémon)

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Growlithe #058: Growlithe
Pokémon
#060: Poliwag Poliwag
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Arcanine (disambiguation).
Arcanine
ウインディ Windie
#059
059Arcanine.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Fire '
Category
Legendary Pokémon
Abilities
Intimidate or Flash Fire Righteous Heart
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#059
Johto
#130
Hoenn
#246
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-145
Almia
R-066
Height
6'03"
Imperial
1.9 m
Metric
Weight
341.7 lbs.
Imperial
155.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F059.png 
Gender ratio
75% male, 25% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 213 Battle Exp.: 2131*

Arcanine (Japanese: ウインディ Windie) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Growlithe when exposed to a Fire Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Arcanine is a canine-like Pokémon that resembles the mythical Ryukyuan Shisa (a cross between a lion and a dog). Its head is covered in a cream-colored hair, except for the region around its eyes and ears, which is orange. Its body is a combination of the same orange fur with black stripes and completely black fur on its belly. It also has patches of cream-colored fur on its chest, legs and tail, resembling smoke. Its paws each have three toes and a round pink pawpad underneath.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Arcanine can spit large trails of flame, as well as run with extreme speed. Like other Fire-type Pokémon, Arcanine has a flame (or possibly a flame sac) within its body. Arcanine is also capable of learning a variety of fang-based moves such as Thunder Fang, Fire Fang, Crunch, etc. Since Arcanine is now fully evolved, it is also capable of learning powerful moves such as Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

Behavior

Arcanine are prized Pokémon, admired due to many people thinking of it as beautiful and regal. Arcanine has been depicted to stash food (such as Pecha Berries) in the voluminous fur of its mane, fishing the food out for its Growlithe youngsters to eat at its nest.

Habitat

Arcanine live in active volcanoes, grassy plains, and scorched fields heated by geothermal energy. They have also been depicted to live in mountains. It is found within the same range that Growlithe are found.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food


In the anime

Arcanine in the anime

Major appearances

Gary's Arcanine

Gary Oak has an Arcanine that was first seen in The Battle of the Badge battling Giovanni. He used it later to battle Ash and his Bayleef in Extreme Pokémon!.

Other

Arcanine and its pre-evolution, Growlithe, have often been seen being used as police dogs.

Ash battled an Arcanine in Fire and Ice. This Arcanine was under the ownership of Pete Pebbleman and was his final Pokémon. Despite the type disadvantage, Pete's Arcanine easily defeated Ash's Kingler by dodging its Bubble attack and using Dragon Rage. Pikachu managed to defeat the Arcanine with a Thunderbolt attack after the Ice Field melted due to Arcanine's Fire Blast.

In The Stolen Stones, two Trainers named Ramona and Keegan had three Arcanine, one under the ownership of Keegan and two under his sister Ramona. They were using the Template:Type2 Pokémon to deliver some Fire Stones to be used as prizes for a local Fire-Pokémon tournament. The two Trainers used their Arcanine to save Ash, Misty, and Brock from falling off a cliff.

In On Cloud Arcanine, Drew and May wanted to capture an Arcanine for using in a Pokémon Contest. When it was discovered that the Pokémon had a litter of Growlithe puppies to take care of, the two rivals decided to leave Arcanine alone.

In Tactics Theatrics!!, Tucker uses the "Fiery Fleet Footed" Arcanine and Swampert, "The Water and Ground Champion," to battle against Ash's Swellow and Corphish.

In Keeping In Top Forme!, Marley owns an Arcanine.

Minor appearances

In Pokémon Emergency!, Arcanine was one of the four legendary Pokémon on the tablet at the Viridian City Pokémon Center.

In Mutiny in the Bounty!, Officer Jenny used an Arcanine to track down Pokémon Hunter J.

An Arcanine appeared in Arriving in Style!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP190 Arcanine Ash's Pokédex Arcanine, a Legendary Pokémon. The evolved form of Growlithe. Arcanine is known for its bravery and fierce loyalty. Growlithe evolves into Arcanine from use of a Fire Stone.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG139 Arcanine Ash's Pokédex Arcanine, the Legendary Pokémon. Arcanine runs so smoothly that it appears to be flying and is known for its majestic cry.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Archy

In Pokémon Adventures, Blaine is seen to have an Arcanine from a flashback in Volume 3, when he recalls a confrontation with Team Rocket.

Crystal has an Arcanine, whom she uses for transport at times. It is able to hit targets fast and hard using its ExtremeSpeed. As explained in a flashback in Volume 11, Arcanine was a wild Pokémon from Mt. Mortar whose left eye was injured five years ago. The cause is revealed to be a Larvitar prankster, whom Crystal manages to capture and regain the confidence that was ruined by her failed capture of Suicune.

In Volume 9, Blue captured a wild Arcanine that he added to his gym team and trained to the point of being able to defeat any challenger without its trainer present, again leaving no doubt that he is fittingly named the Trainer.

In the TCG

Main article: Arcanine (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red A Pokémon that has been admired since the past for its beauty. It runs agilely as if on wings.
Blue
Yellow A legendary Pokémon in China. Many people are charmed by its grace and beauty while running.
Stadium A Pokémon whose beauty is legendary in China. It is said to run gracefully and lightly, as if it were flying.
Generation 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.
Stadium 2 This legendary Chinese Pokémon is considered magnificent. Many people are enchanted by its grand mane.
Generation 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
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.
Generation IV
Diamond Its proud and regal appearance has captured the hearts of people since long ago.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V
Black いふうどうどうとした すがたは ふるくから ひとびとの こころを とりこにしてきた。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Growlithe (Red only)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Growlithe
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Growlithe (Gold only)
Crystal
None Evolve Growlithe
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Growlithe (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Growlithe
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Growlithe
Platinum
None Evolve Growlithe
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Growlithe  (HeartGold only)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Volcano
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Growlithe
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 74
Endless Level 24
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Growlithe
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
Dark Crater (B7-B15)
Dark Crater Pit (B1-B14)
Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Altru Tower
Oil Field Hideout
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Granite Zone

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Ice Berry (33%)
Yellow*
Events* Charcoal Charcoal (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 90
150 - 197 290 - 384
Attack: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 555   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 80.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
00Start Roar Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
00Start Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
00Start Odor Sleuth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
3939 ExtremeSpeed Normal Physical 08080 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Arcanine obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arcanine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arcanine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Smooth Over Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM93 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM95 Bark Out Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arcanine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arcanine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPurugly Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
MankeyPrimeapeZangooseMonfernoInfernapeLucario Close Combat Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
MankeyPrimeapeTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinoone
SlakothVigorothSlakingSkittyDelcatty
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
RattataRaticateArbokGrowlitheArcanineGirafarig
SnubbullGranbullHoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyena
ExploudMawileSeviperWalreinShinxLuxio
LuxrayFloatzelHippopotasHippowdonPatratWatchog
LillipupHerdierMurandoPansageYanakkiePansear
BaokkiePanpourHiyakkieSandileWaruvileWaruvial
ZurugguZuruzukin
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
RattataRaticateCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionPhanpy
DonphanSkittyDelcattyNumelCameruptSpinda
HippopotasHippowdonDeerlingSawsbuck
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingJolteonCombuskenBlaziken
DeerlingSawsbuck
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
VulpixNinetalesPonytaRapidashFlareonTorchic
CombuskenBlazikenTorkoalChimcharMonfernoInfernape
Kuitaran
Fire Spin Fire Special 35 85% 15
GrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidashCombuskenBlaziken
MonfernoInfernapeTepigChaobooEmboarDarumaka
Darmanitan
Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
GrowlitheArcanineTorkoal Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
HoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaWhismurLoudred
ExploudElectrikeManectric
Howl Normal Status —% 40
EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingMeowth
PersianSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SentretFurretMareepFlaaffyAmpharosZangoose
SeviperPachirisuStunkySkuntankSnivyJanovy
SerperiorPatratWatchogMinccinoCinccinoEmolga
Iron Tail* Steel Physical 100 75% 15
Espeon Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
NidokingMankeyPrimeapeTaurosTeddiursaUrsaring
SpindaBlitzleZeburaikaSandileWaruvileWaruvial
DarumakaDarmanitanKumasyunTsunbearBuffalon
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Arcanine in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Arcanine in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arcanine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arcanine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Arcanine can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Arcanine cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Arcanine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Arcanine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin059.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani059.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP059.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Scorched Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP No one can keep up with my speed!
26%-50% HP My health has dropped to half. Better be careful.
1%-25% HP It's no good... I can't build up my speed anymore...
Level up All right! That's a level up! I'll go for it!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up All right! That's a level up! I'll go for it!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP059.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn fm.pngBurn fm.pngBurn fm.png
(Burn ×3)
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: 140 Max. exp.: 190
Browser entry  
Arcanine moves at blurring speeds while breathing powerful flames.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn 4 field move.png
(Burn ×4)
Browser entry  
It blasts out expanding rings of fire. It also throws tackles to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW059.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Arcanine keeps the Granite Zone free of suspicious Pokémon. He's a dashing expert at Bulbasaur's Daring Dash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Growlithe
Unevolved
Growlithe
 Fire 
Fire Stone
Fire Stone


Arcanine
First evolution
Arcanine
 Fire 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 059.png Spr 1y 059.png Spr 1g 059.png Spr b g1 059.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 059.png Spr 2s 059.png Spr 2c 059.gif Spr b 2g 059.png
Spr 2g 059 s.png Spr 2s 059 s.png Spr 2c 059 s.gif Spr b 2g 059 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 059.png Spr 3e 059.png Spr 3f 059.png Spr b 3r 059.png
Spr 3r 059 s.png Spr 3e 059 s.png Spr 3f 059 s.png Spr b 3r 059 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 059.png Spr 4d 059.png Spr 4h 059.png Spr b 4d 059.png
Spr 4d 059 s.png Spr 4d 059 s.png Spr 4h 059 s.png Spr b 4d 059 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 059.png Spr 5b2 059.png Spr b 5b 059.png
Spr 5b 059 s.png Spr 5b 059 s.png Spr b 5b 059 s.png
Arcanine For other sprites and images, please see Arcanine images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

File:Legend-birds-slab.jpg
Engravings of "Legendary Pokémon" Moltres, Ho-Oh/Articuno, Zapdos and Arcanine in EP002
  • Arcanine originally had the name "Blaze."
  • Arcanine is the only Pokémon with a stat total of 555.
    • Arcanine has the highest base stats of any non-legendary Fire-type Pokémon.
  • Arcanine has the third-highest base stat total of any non-legendary and non-pseudo-legendary Pokémon, next to Slaking and Archeos. This also makes it the Pokémon with the highest base stat total to be neither a legendary nor a pseudo-legendary and not have a hindering ability.
  • Arcanine's Pokédex entry for Pokémon Yellow connects the Pokémon world with the real world. It says "A legendary Pokémon in China. Many people are charmed by its grace and beauty while running."
    • Since Yellow, however, it has been referenced a lot.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, it describes itself as having a speed that no one can match, but it is tied at the 103rd fastest Pokémon with 23 others. However, this may refer to one of its moves, ExtremeSpeed.
  • Although its species is the Legendary Pokémon, it is not a true legendary, and is not even considered a pseudo-legendary.

Origin

Arcanine is based on the Ryukyuan シーサー shisa, or koma-inu. They are mythical creatures that take inspiration from lions, tigers, and dogs. Statues of them in pairs are used as guardians and to invite good luck. It could also be based on the Haetae, a mythical fire-eating dog with similarities to lions and tigers.

Name origin

Arcanine's name is a combination of arcane, meaning mysterious or secret, and canine, meaning dog. Windie may refer to wind, because this Pokémon runs like a wind as if it was flying and at great speed.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

Notes


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