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Arcanine (Pokémon)

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Growlithe #058: Growlithe
Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Arcanine (disambiguation).
Arcanine
Legendary Pokémon
ウインディ
Windie
#059
Arcanine

Arcanine

Arcanine

Arcanine
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Flash Fire Cacophony
Cacophony
Justified
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Arcanine

Mega Arcanine Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
75% male, 25% female
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
6'03" 1.9 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
341.7 lbs. 155.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Regional numbers
Pokédex
#059
Kanto
#130
Johto
#246
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#052
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-145
Fiore
R-066
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
213
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
194
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F059.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Arcanine (Japanese: ウインディ Windie) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Growlithe when exposed to a Fire Stone.

Biology

Arcanine is a quadruped, canine Pokémon with an orange pelt marked by jagged black stripes. It has diamond-shaped ears with beige insides, black eyes, a round, black nose, and two pointed teeth protruding from its upper jaw. Its head, muzzle, and chest are covered in shaggy, beige fur, except for two oval sections around each eye and ear. Long tufts of fur grow behind its elbows and around its ankles. Its underside is black, and it has a billowing, beige tail that is bent in the middle. Each paw has three toes and a round, pink pad.

Arcanine is a fiercely brave and loyal Pokémon. It is capable of running 6,200 miles in 24 hours with a speed and grace reminiscent of flight. Arcanine has long been admired for its beauty and speed, and anyone who hears its bark will grovel before it. The source of its power is a flame blazing wildly inside its body. In the anime, it was shown that it stashes food in its mane and carries it to its nest for its young. Arcanine lives in active volcanoes and on prairies.

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 help him in the Extreme Pokémon Race in Extreme Pokémon! against Ash's Bayleef and various other Pokémon.

Other

Arcanine and its pre-evolution, Growlithe, have often been 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 its Fire Blast melted the Ice Field.

In The Stolen Stones, two Trainers named Ramona and Keegan had three Arcanine, one under the ownership of Keegan and two belonging to his sister Ramona. The Fire-type Pokémon were used 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 use 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 along with a Swampert to battle against Ash's Swellow and Corphish.

Marley owns an Arcanine, as seen in Keeping In Top Forme!.

Minor appearances

In Pokémon Emergency!, Arcanine was one of the four legendary Pokémon on the tablet at the Viridian City Pokémon Center. Despite not actually being a Legendary Pokémon, this may reflect its species description as the "Legendary" Pokémon.

An Arcanine was seen in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

An Arcanine participated in a Pokémon breeding competition in Beauty and the Breeder.

An Arcanine appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in Imitation Confrontation.

In Extreme Pokémon!, an Arcanine appeared with its Trainer in a field by Eggseter.

An Arcanine along with a Growlithe were acting as security guards for a penthouse in Training Daze.

Multiple Arcanine appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

In Arriving in Style!, a Pokémon Stylist's Arcanine participated in the Hearthome Collection.

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 its 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, it appears to be flying and is known for its majestic cry.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Arcanine in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Archy

In Holy Moltres, Blaine's Arcanine fights members of Team Rocket.

In Rock, Paper...Scizor, Blue captures a wild Arcanine that he adds to his Gym team and trains to the point of being able to defeat any challenger without its Trainer present.

Crystal has an Arcanine, nicknamed Archy, which she uses for transportation at times. It is able to hit targets fast and hard using Extreme Speed. As explained in a flashback in Lively Larvitar, 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, which Crystal later manages to capture, regaining the confidence that was ruined by her failed capture of Suicune.

Marley has an Arcanine that was first seen battling against Buck's Claydol in VS Lopunny.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Blaine sent out Arcanine during the battle portion of the Pokémon Quiz Battle in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Quiz Battle!!.

Red caught an Arcanine off-screen in The Pokémon Banana League (Part 1).

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Arcanine is Blaine's battling Pokémon. It went up against Satoshi's Charmeleon and lost.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Gary's Arcanine

Gary's main Pokémon is an Arcanine, and usually used as a means of transportation. It debuted in Ash vs. Gary.

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 Its proud and regal appearance has captured the hearts of people since long ago.
White
Black 2 The sight of it running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night has captivated many people.
White 2
Generation 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.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Evolve Growlithe
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Growlithe
Yellow
Evolve Growlithe
Generation II
Gold
Evolve Growlithe
Silver
Trade
Crystal
Evolve Growlithe
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Growlithe
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Growlithe
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Growlithe
Platinum
Evolve Growlithe
HeartGold
Evolve Growlithe
SoulSilver
Trade
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Growlithe
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Growlithe

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
Pokémon Rumble Blast Lava: Sunny Seashore, World Axle - B1F (post ending)
Cave: World Axle - B2F, All*
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Granite Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Battle Series 2009 Arcanine Korean South Korea 50 June 6 to 8, 2009

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Emerald* Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
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 VI, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 —% 20
00Start Odor Sleuth Normal Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
3434 Extreme Speed 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 VI
  • 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
 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 Bulldoze 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 Snarl 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Espeon Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Arcanine in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
058 Ember Fire Special 40 100% 25
058 Leer Normal Status 100% 30
058 Helping HandBW Normal Status —% 20
058 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 60 100% 25
058 Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
058 Flame Burst Fire Special 70 100% 15
058 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
058 Agility Psychic Status —% 30
058 Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
058 Heat WaveBW Fire Special 100 90% 10
058 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
058 Endure Normal Status —% 10
  • 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 moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Quick Attack Arcanine (Wizards Promo 6)

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.
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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

058Growlithe.png
Unevolved
Growlithe
 Fire 
Fire Stone
Fire Stone
059Arcanine.png
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.gif Spr 3f 059.png Spr b 3r 059.png
Spr 3r 059 s.png Spr 3e 059 s.gif 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.

Other sprites

Spr b 2c 059.png Spr b 3f 059.png Spr b 5b2 059.pngSpr b 5b2 059 s.png
Crystal back FireRed/LeafGreen back Black 2/White 2 back

Trivia

Engravings of "Legendary Pokémon" Moltres, Articuno, Zapdos, and Arcanine in EP002

Origin

Arcanine is based on the Ryukyuan シーサー shisa, or 狛犬 komainu, mythical creatures inspired by lions, tigers, and dogs. Statues of them in pairs are used as guardians that invite good spirits and repel evil ones. It could also be based on the Haetae, a mythical fire-eating dog with similarities to lions and tigers.

Name origin

Arcanine is a combination of arcane and canine.

Windie may refer to wind or windy, reflecting its defining nature of being fast like the wind, further emphasized by Extreme Speed being its signature move in Generation II.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ウインディ Windie From wind/windy
France Flag.png French Arcanin Similar to English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Arcanine Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Arkani From arcane, canis and Vulkan
Italy Flag.png Italian Arcanine Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 윈디 Windi Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

External links

Growlithe #058: Growlithe
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