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Arcanine (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Arcanine
ウインディ Windie
#059
059Arcanine.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Fire '
Category
Legendary Pokémon
Abilities
Intimidate or Flash Fire
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#059
Johto
#128
Hoenn
#246
Regional Browser numbers
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
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F059.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Ground group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
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 Fire-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Arcanine is a canine-like Pokémon that resembles the mythical Chinese 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 and black stripes. It also has patches of cream-colored on its chest, legs and tail. Its paws each have three claws and a round pink paw underneath.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Arcanine can spit large trails of flame, as well as run with Template:M2.

Behavior

Wise and loyal, Arcanine are prized Pokémon.

Habitat

Arcanine live in active volcanoes, grassy plains, and scorched fields heated by geothermal energy.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Gary Oak has an Arcanine. The first time it was seen was in The Battle of the Badge.

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 Keagan each had an Arcanine.

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

In Tactics Theatrics, Dome Ace Tucker used Arcanine and Swampert to battle against Ash's Swellow and Corphish.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Blaine is seen to have an Arcanine from a flashback in Template:PSV, 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 Template:PSV, 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.

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 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.
Generation 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 {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Growlithe
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Growlithe
Crystal
None Evolve Growlithe
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Growlithe
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Growlithe
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Growlithe
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
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 Trozei Endless Level 74
Endless Level 24
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Evolve from Growlithe
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Notes:

  1. If Arcanine has the Flash Fire ability, the effectiveness of Fire attacks will be 0×.
  2. In Generation I, the effectiveness of Ice-type moves is 1×.

Learnset

Template:Evolved learnset intro

By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
39 ExtremeSpeed
49 ExtremeSpeed
50 ExtremeSpeed

By TM/HM

# Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM02 Headbutt
TM03 Curse
TM05 Roar Roar Roar
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash
TM09 Take Down
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM13 Snore
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM17 Protect Protect Protect
TM20 Rage Endure
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM22 SolarBeam
TM23 Dragon Rage Iron Tail Iron Tail Iron Tail
TM24 DragonBreath
TM27 Return Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig Dig Dig
TM30 Teleport
TM31 Mimic
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect
TM34 Bide Swagger
TM35 Sleep Talk Flamethrower Flamethrower
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast
TM39 Swift Swift
TM40 Skull Bash Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM46 Thief Thief
TM50 Substitute Overheat Overheat
TM58 Endure
TM59 Dragon Pulse
TM61 Will-O-Wisp
TM68 Giga Impact
TM78 Captivate
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
HM04 Strength Strength
HM06 Rock Smash Rock Smash
HM08 Rock Climb

By tutoring

In Pokémon Crystal Only:

In Pokémon FireRed, Pokémon LeafGreen, and Pokémon Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald Only:

TCG-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

Template:EvoChart Box


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.png Spr b 2g 059.png
Spr 2g 059 s.png Spr 2s 059 s.png Spr 2c 059 s.png 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

  • Arcanine originally had the name "Blaze".
  • Arcanine has the highest base stats of any Pokémon that only evolves once.
  • Arcanine has the highest base stat average of any non-legendary and non-pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
  • Because of its high stats, its species, and the fact that it was illustrated in an ancient slab along with the Legendary Birds in the second episode, it can be assumed that Arcanine was originally planned to be part of the legendary trio in first generation games, though later dropped for Moltres.

Origin

Arcanine is based on Japanese 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.

Name origin

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

In other languages

External links

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