Arcanine, The Legendary Pokémon. It has been admired for it's beauty. It runs agiley as if it has wings. A legendary Pokémon in China, Many people are charmed by it's grace and beauty while running. It is considered Magnificent, people are enchanted by it's Giant mane. It's bark conveys a sense of majesty. Anyone who hears it cant help but grovel before it. It is known for it's high speed, it is capable of running over 6,200 miles in 24 hours. The fire blazing in it's body is the source of it's power.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Arcanine would have to be this:


Hidden Power Ground

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Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Arcanine

Overall, Arcanine has good stats but has a poor movepool. Since its attack is greater than its special attack, most people use it as a physical sweeper, and it learns more physical moves than Special moves too.
The added move Howl will prove useful to boost the attack strength. For Ability, Intimidate and Flash fire can both be useful here, Flash fire could be used to give Overheat a boost. Intimitate can be used to lower your opponent's pokemon attack strength, so pokemon that would probably try and attack with Arcanine's phsyical weaknesses such as Rock and ground types will have a tougher time in beating this pokemon.
Extremespeed has a high attack power and is 100% accuracy, this will prove useful against pokemon that might be faster than Arcanine. Although Overheat reduces Special attack after use, it is still useful, especially since this is your only attack that is based of Special attack. Overall, this pokemon is good pokemon although it has a poor movepool.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Speed & Attack for Arcanine with any remaining in Hit Points

Strategy Against Arcanine

Arcanine's defenses are both Equally above average so your best bet here is tog et it with Super Effective attacks. Water type, Rock type, Ground Type...they will all work here

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Arcanine would have to be this for the Cool Contest best with Lonely, Adament, Naughty or Brave Nature:


Hyper Beam
Aerial Ace
Double Team

Items Attached:

Red Scarf

Strategy Using Arcanine

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems;1st: Aerial ace, 2nd: Double team, 3rd: Extremespeed, 4th: Double team, 5th: Hyper beam

Locations in Games


Trade from FR/LG


Trade from FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Evolve Growlithe

Animé Appearences

Arcanine has had a few Animé Appearences. First Gary used it in his battle against Giovanni & his Mewtwo. After that Ash's Pikachu faced one in the ice round of the Indigo League. After that a brother & sister used them to help deliver fire stones. Then Gary used it in Extreme Pokémon racing and then battled Against Ash with it

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Episode 230: Extreme Pokémon!
Episode 272: Can't Beat The Heat!
Special 13: Team Rocket! Origin Of Love & Youth!

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