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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
Legendary Pokémon
ウインディ
Windie
#059
Arcanine



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate or Flash Fire Cacophony
Cacophony
Justified
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
75% male, 25% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
6'03" 1.9 m
Arcanine
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Weight
341.7 lbs. 155.0 kg
Arcanine
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
213
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
194
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Arcanine
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Sp.Def
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HP
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Atk
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Sp.Def
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Shape
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F059.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Arcanine (Japanese: ウインディ Windie) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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 (10,000 kilometers) in 24 hours with a speed and grace reminiscent of flight. Additionally, the move Extreme Speed was its signature move in the past. 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. Being the result of an evolution via Evolution stone, Arcanine is rarely found in the wild, but when found, it is usually seen living in prairies, and Pokémon Snap has also shown it living in active volcanoes. In the anime, it was shown that it stashes food in its mane and carries it to its nest for its young.

In the anime

In the main series

Arcanine in the anime

Major appearances

Gary's Arcanine

Gary has an Arcanine that debuted in The Battle of the Badge, where it faced off against Giovanni in a Gym battle. Gary later used Arcanine to help him in the Extreme Pokémon Race in Extreme Pokémon!, during which it competed against Ash's Bayleef.

Other

In Fire and Ice, Pete Pebbleman used an Arcanine during his battle against Ash. Despite the type disadvantage, Arcanine easily defeated Kingler by dodging its Bubble attack and using Dragon Rage. Pikachu then managed to defeat the Arcanine with Thunderbolt after its Fire Blast melted the Ice Field.

In The Stolen Stones, Keegan owned an Arcanine, while Ramona owned two others. Keegan's Arcanine was nicknamed Arcky. The Fire-type Pokémon were used to deliver some Fire Stones that were meant to be used as prizes for a local Fire Pokémon tournament. Keegan and Ramona later used their Arcanine to save Ash, Misty, and Brock from falling off a cliff.

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

In Tactics Theatrics!!, Tucker owns an Arcanine. Nicknamed the "Fiery Fleet-Footed" Arcanine, it was used along with a Swampert to battle Ash and his Swellow and Corphish at the Battle Dome. Both of Tucker's Pokémon were eventually defeated after a hard-fought battle.

In flashbacks in Keeping In Top Forme!, Marley used an Arcanine when she was first attacked by Team Rocket, in order to send them blasting off. Later, she used Arcanine to escape when she was confronted by them again.

Minor appearances

An Arcanine appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

An Arcanine appeared in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

In Beauty and the Breeder, an Arcanine participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

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

In Extreme Pokémon!, a Trainer's Arcanine was in a field by Eggseter.

In Training Daze, an Arcanine was a security guard for a penthouse.

Multiple Arcanine appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

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

In Beating the Bustle and Hustle!, a Trainer's Arcanine participated in the fake Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle that Team Rocket had set up.

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 through 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 Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Arcanine in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, Nate's Arcanine battled a Team Plasma Grunt's Seviper alongside Hugh's Samurott.

Arcanine in Pokémon Origins

In Pokémon Origins

Blaine's Arcanine appeared in File 3: Giovanni.

In File 4: Charizard, Blue used an Arcanine to battle Red at the Pokémon League.

In Pokémon Generations

In The Chase, an International Police SWAT team used an Arcanine during the raid on the Viridian Gym. It melted one of the Gym's walls down with Flamethrower.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Gary's Arcanine

Gary's Arcanine only appeared on the scoreboard in One Half Of A Poké Ball.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Gary's Arcanine

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Archy

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

An Arcanine owned by Evan appeared in Putting It on the Line...Against Arcanine, where it helped in training Blaine's Mewtwo by setting the rocks thrown by the trainer's Haunter on fire.

In Rock, Paper...Scizor, Blue caught a wild Arcanine. He added it to his Gym team and trained it to the point of being able to defeat any challenger without his Trainer present.

Crystal has an Arcanine, nicknamed Archy, which first appeared in Slugging It Out with Slugma. She uses him for transportation at times. He 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 before. The cause was revealed to be a Larvitar prankster, which Crystal later managed to catch, regaining the confidence that was ruined by her failed capture of Suicune.

An Arcanine appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

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

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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

Red was revealed to have caught an Arcanine, as seen in The Pokémon Banana League (Part 1).

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Arcanine is Blaine's main battling Pokémon. It went up against Satoshi's Charmeleon in PZ08 and lost.

In the TCG

Main article: Arcanine (TCG)

Other appearances

Detective Pikachu

Two Arcanine appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#059
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 Johto
#128
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#059
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#130
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 Unova
B2W2: #052
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII Alola
SM: #053
Alola
USUM: #065
Kanto
#059
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
Generation VIII Galar
#071
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.

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
Evolve Growlithe
LeafGreen
Trade
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
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Growlithe
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Growlithe
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Growlithe
Let's Go Pikachu
Routes 7 and 8
Let's Go Eevee
Vermilion City (only one)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Growlithe

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Volcano
Pinball
Evolve Growlithe
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 74, Endless Level 24, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Growlithe
Ranger
Jungle Relic
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Dark Crater (B6F-B15F, Deep Dark Crater B1F-B9F), Giant Volcano (1F-19F), Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
MD Sky
Dark Crater (B6F-B15F, Deep Dark Crater B1F-B9F), Giant Volcano (1F-19F), Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Ranger: SoA
Altru Tower, Oil Field Hideout
Rumble
Fiery Furnace (Normal Mode B & S)
MD Blazing
Evolve Growlithe
PokéPark Wii
Granite Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Sunny Seashore, World Axle - B1F; Cave: World Axle - B2F, All*
Rumble U
Wonder Area: Go Big or Go Home!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 2
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX38
Event: Arcanine Appears
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Primeval Thicket (Back Boss)
Generation VII
Masters
Sync Pair Scout (Marley's)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Battle Series 2009 Arcanine Korean South Korea 50 June 6 to 7, 2009
SM North American International Championship 2017 Arcanine All United States 50 June 30 to July 2, 2017

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Emerald* Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Events* Charcoal Charcoal (100%) Leftovers Leftovers (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
555
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100100% 5
011 Burn Up Fire Special 130130 100100% 5
011 Flame Wheel Fire Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
011 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
011 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
011 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
011 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
011 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
011 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Howl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
Evo.Evo. Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100100% 5
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM13Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM66Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR43Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR53Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR55Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR55 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR86Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR90Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR97Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 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 TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
ZigzagoonLinooneLeafeonGlaceonEspurrMeowstic
MeowsticSylveonGreedent
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
ZigzagoonZigzagoonLinooneLinooneHippopotasHippowdon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonStuffulBewearPassimian
ScorbunnyRabootCinderaceWoolooDubwoolObstagoon
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
JolteonBunnelbyDiggersbyLittenTorracatIncineroar
MudbrayMudsdaleScorbunnyRabootCinderaceWooloo
Dubwool
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
Espeon Morning Sun Normal Status —% 5
MeowthPiloswineMamoswineDarumakaDarumakaDarmanitan
DarmanitanCubchooBearticLittenTorracatIncineroar
StuffulBewearPassimianPerrserkerMorpeko
Thrash Normal Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Arcanine in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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 Trozei!
Trozeiani059.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 059.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 R-145
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 R-066
It blasts out expanding rings of fire. It also throws tackles to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT059.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 10

#439
Shuffle059.png

Power of 4+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon GO
GO059.png Base Stamina: 207 Base Attack: 227 Base Defense: 166
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Fire Fang, Snarl*, Thunder Fang*, Bite
Charged Attacks: Fire Blast, Wild Charge*, Crunch*, Flamethrower*, Bulldoze, Frustration, Return

Evolution

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Unevolved
Growlithe
 Fire 
Fire Stone
Fire Stone
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First evolution
Arcanine
 Fire 

Sprites

Generation I
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Generation II
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Generation III
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
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Generation VI
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Generation VII
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059XYMS.png For other sprites and images, please see Arcanine images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

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 Xiezhi, 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
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 奉神犬 Fuhngsānhyún Literally "Dog that serves god"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 風速狗 / 风速狗 Fēngsùgǒu Literally "Wind speed dog"


Related articles

External links

Growlithe #058: Growlithe
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