⬅ #058 Growlithe#060 Poliwag ➡
Pokedex Entry #059: Arcanine is a Fire Type Pokemon. It evolves from Growlithe.
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.
Species:Legendary Pokémon
Height:6′3″ (1.91m)
Weight:341.7 lbs (155.0 kg)
Arcanine Base StatsArcanine Stat Rankings
Stamina:180Stamina:# 34
Attack:227Attack:# 23
Defense:166Defense:# 95
Max CP:2839CP:# 26
Overall:# 23
Arcanine Moves
Arcanine Fast Moves:Arcanine Charge Moves:
Fire FangSnarlCrunchFire BlastWild Charge
Cooldown:0.9 sec1.1 secCooldown:3.2 sec4.2 sec2.6 sec
w/ STAB:15.310.9w/ STAB:21.941.734.6
Ideal Moveset for Arcanine:
Move:Fire FangFire Blast
Category:Fast Charge
DPS (w/ STAB):15.341.7
Rank (w/ STAB):#10#38
Overall Rank:#235#83
*Arcanine Legacy Moves
Legacy Fast Moves:Legacy Charge Moves:
Cooldown:0.5 secCooldown:3.5 sec2.2 sec
w/ STAB:12.0w/ STAB:22.939.8
*Arcanine acquired before update may have a Legacy Move listed above. However, Legacy moves are no longer obtainable.
Arcanine Locations
Fire Offensive Type Effectiveness
Fire Type Moves are Super Effective Against:
XFire Type Moves are Not Very Effective Against:
Fire Defensive Type Effectiveness
These Types are Not Very Effective Against Fire Pokemon:
XThese Types are Super Effective Against Fire Pokemon:
Arcanine Evolution
Arcanine Evolves FromArcanineEvolves Into
Candy Required for Evolution-
⬅ #058 Growlithe#060 Poliwag ➡
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Anonymous said...

Can also have Bulldoze as a charge move

Anonymous said...

Which is the strongest move for it to know? And what are indicators of which move it'll learn if it's evolved from growlith?

Anonymous said...

If it has bite (a dark move) and bulldoze (a ground move), does it count more as a fire Pokemon or a ground Pokemon?

Anonymous said...

Umm Flamethrower?

Bryan Blancke said...

Is Arcanine any good? Seems fire pokemon in general have low dps. Water pokemon are over powered. Is the lower dps offset by high defense or anything else?

Yulius Beato said...

why i feel arcanine so weak against flying like pidgeot or golbat

Rawket said...

Arcanine is very good. The only problem is how common, and good, Vaporeons are. He loses due to typing.

Jamal Saedidaryan said...

I caught an Arcanine at Sonic! The obvious natural habitat of this legendary creature =].

Anonymous said...

arcanine isnt good at all. his dps is a mear 12. sure he has high base attack, but when in actual combat he does very little damage for his CP. however, he IS one of the best fire in the game, which doesnt matter if his charge moves sucks and his fast fire move does such low dps

Anonymous said...

My arcanine's fire blast does 100 dmg

Robert Watson said...

Have evolved 5 of these in a row, every one of them knew bulldoze. Only one of them even knew firefang. Any idea if after the update it is even possible to get one that dosnt know bulldoze? Any statistics?

Anonymous said...

My first arcanine I evolved from growlithe had fire fang and fire blast. The growlithe was from an egg. Growlithe also had the ideal moveset. And arcanine is one of the best attackers I've seen.

Pokemaster9000 said...

It is definitely possible to get Arcanine that knows Fire Blast and not Bulldoze after the update. I evolved mine based on high IV and a high CP and it learned Fire Fang and Fire Blast. Pretty decent attacker with 1954 CP.

Anonymous said...

I notice that some of u find Arcanine not that strong. I think thats because the ideal moveset is NOT with Fire fang as quick attack but Bite is the better of the two. Why? Energy per second is not accounted for here!!!

Fire fang does have a larger dps. However bite produces much more energy per sec, which is needed for the strongest charge attack.

To compare: It takes about 7 secs for Bite to produce a Fire blast. Fire fang takes 20!!! seconds.

Would be nice if this can be weighed in the move rankings....

Anonymous said...

How important is having the best moveset compared to having a high IV?

Pim Van Steenpaal said...

Moveset is more important then IV.

Anonymous said...

I have the best arcanine move set YES!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a 602cp growlithe with 14/14/0 IVs, is this good enough? Or will the 0 extra stamina really hurt? I'm level 23 btw. Would it be worth evolving this one? Or should I wait for a stronger growlithe? And yes I know movesets are more important, but still I don't wanna waste 50 hardearned growlithe candies.

Anonymous said...

If you really want a good arcanine I think you should wait for a better growlithe. I got one with cp634 and 13/15/14 IVs when I was lvl 21 and even though it's pretty good I want to get a better one from an egg. With 0 stamina arcanine will be no match for the vaporeons

Anonymous said...

If using correct typing (attacking Bug/Grass/Ice/Steel), Fire Fang is actually better than Bite.

DPS without typing:
Bite + Fire Blast 18.0
Fire Fang + Fire Blast 17.1

DPS with typing:
Bite + Fire Blast 20.6
Fire Fang + Fire Blast 21.4

Anonymous said...

Bite is a better fast move than fire fang. yes bite has slightly lower DPS but it also has very good energy build up, while firefang has one of the worst EPS. so for slightly lower dps, bite allows you to use your charge moves way more often. although you do also lose the type advantage against grass, but then youre better when defending against water pokemon.

Pedro Eugenio said...

My arcanine came with bite and bulldoze, so it's horrible? Can I not battle with it?

Anonymous said...

I got a Growlithe with near perfect IVs from an egg, so I evolved it to Arcanine and got the worst moveset, no STAB.. Bite + Bulldoze. It wouldnt be so bad if bulldoze didnt absolutely stink.

James Hills said...

Had a perfect growlithe. 15-15-15.

Fang / Bulldozer fail

Anonymous said...

Had a near perfect IV growlithe. Got bulldoze rip

Bryce H said...

Although fire blast has a higher DPS flamethrower is a much more effective charge attack in my opinion; much lower cooldown and still 55 damage each time

Curtis Spiers said...

third time lucky, fire fang + fire blast. 1775CP, around 96% IVS

Anonymous said...

I just evolved to an Arcanine with new moves now. quick move is a dark move called Snarl with dmg of 12, the charge move is an electric move called Wild Charge, with 2 charge bars and does 90 dmg

Anonymous said...

Just caught one with Snarl (12 dmg, Dark) & Crunch (70 dmg, 3 Bar, Dark)

Anonymous said...

Fire Fang Flamethrower Legacy might actually be #1 now. Sitting on a 100% 640 cp one.

Anonymous said...

Arcanine with Dark type moves are good counter for Psychic type legendary pokemon such as Mewtwo and Lugia.

Anonymous said...

I believe that Fire Fang Fire Blast would do more damage to Mewtwo than Snarl Crunch. Simply trading STAB for Super Effective is a wash so might as well have the better DPS move set. Dark moves are good for defense and that's about it.

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