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Arcanine
059
ウインディ Uindi
059Arcanine
Generation I
Evolutionary line
058059
Type(s)
Type Fire  
Species Legendary Pokémon
Abilities Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified (DW)
Pokédex
Growlithe ← 059 → Poliwag
Kanto 059 Johto 128/130
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 052 Kalos N/A
Alola 053/065
Evolves from Growlithe
Evolves into None
Gender
75% ♂ / 25 % ♀
Weight Height
341.7 lbs. 155.0 kg 6'03" 1.9 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Brown Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F059
Cry

Arcanine (Japanese: ウインディ Uindi) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Arcanine-anime

Arcanine in the anime

Arcanine is a large, bulky canine Pokémon that also possesses traits of tigers and lions. It has a distinct long dog-like muzzle with a large round black nose. Its eyes are triangular in shape, with black pupils. It has short diamond-shaped orange ears with cream colored insides. The majority of Arcanine's body is covered with bright orange fur with jagged black stripes, resembling the fur of a tiger. Its most of its head and face, and its chest, legs, are covered in light cream colored fluffy tufts of fur. It has a long puffy cream-colored tail.

Natural abilities

Arcanine have the abilities Flash Fire or Intimidate. Flash Fire activates when the user is hit with a fire-type move, allowing the user to become immune to fire damage, and raise the damage on any of its fire-type attacks. Intimidate will lower an opponents attack stat by one in battle. Arcanine's internal flame is the fuel for its amazing speed. Arcanine is one of the fastest Pokémon in the world. It is said that it can travel up to 6200 miles in one day and night. Arcanine can also carry its trainer on its back and scout the seven-seas in less than 3 days. It can learn powerful attacks like Flare Blitz, Extreme Speed, and Thunder Fang.

Evolution

Arcanine is the evolved form of Growlithe. It is evolved with the use of a Fire Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Growlithe (Red only) None
Yellow Evolve Growlithe None
Gold/Silver Evolve Growlithe (Gold only) None
Crystal Evolve Growlithe None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Growlithe (FireRed only) None
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Growlithe None
Platinum Evolve Growlithe None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Growlithe (HeartGold only) None
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
Black 2/White 2 Evolve Growlithe None
X/Y Evolve Growlithe None
OR/AS Evolve Growlithe None
Sun/Moon Evolve Growlithe None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
A Pokémon that has been admired since the past for its beauty. It runs agilely as if on wings.
Yellow
A Pokémon in China. Many people are charmed by its grace and beauty while running.
Gold
This Chinese Pokémon is considered magnificent. Many people are enchanted by its grand mane.
Silver
This marine Pokémon has an impressive build that lets it freely fly over raging seas without trouble.
Crystal
Its magnificent bark conveys a sense of majesty. Anyone hearing it can't help but grovel before it.
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 it 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.
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
Its proud and regal appearance has captured the hearts of people since long ago.
HeartGold
This 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.
Black
Its proud and regal appearance has captured the hearts of people since long ago.
White
Its proud and regal appearance has captured the hearts of people since long ago.
Black 2
The sight of it running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night has captivated many people.
White 2
The sight of it running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night has captivated many people.
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
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.
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.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
90
Attack
110
Defense
80
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
80
Speed
95
Total
555

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
Roar —% 20 Normal Status
Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status
Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
34 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥♥
Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status Type Smart ♥♥ 0
Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
34 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status
Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
34 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Type Smart ♥♥
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Smart
Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Type Beauty ♥♥♥
39 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Type Tough ♥♥♥
Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
49 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Roar 100% 20 Normal
Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
Leer 100% 30 Normal
Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
50 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Roar 100% 20 Normal
Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
Leer 100% 30 Normal
Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Type Cool 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM95 Snarl 55 95% 15 Dark Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Type Beauty ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM24 DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM30 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 059 front Y 059 front GR 059 front ArcanineGenI Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 059 front S 059 front C 059 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 059 front E 059 front FRLG 059 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 059 front DP 059 front HGSS 059 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Arcanine BW Arcanine BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Arcanine XY Arcanine XY Arcanine Back XY
Arcanine Shiny XY Arcanine Shiny XY Arcanine Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Arcanine w-Pups

Arcanine and its Growlithe pups

Anime

Trivia

  • Despite its species being "Legendary Pokémon", it is not a Legendary Pokémon.
    • Originally, Arcanine was going to be a Legendary Pokémon but the idea was scrapped when it was given a pre-evolution.
    • This is also shown in the second episode of the anime where Arcanine is should on a plaque containing the legendary birds Articuno, Zapdos & Moltres.
  • Arcanine's prototype name was "Blaze."
  • The Yellow Pokédex entry states that Arcanine is seen in China, showing that there are similarities in regions with the real world and Pokémon world. China is also referenced in one of Parasect's Pokedex entries.

Origins

Due to its slight lion-like appearance, Arcanine somewhat resembles the Chinese Shisa, a traditional Ryukyuan decoration from Okinawa mythology, but with traits of tigers. While the Shisa has traits of domestic dogs, Arcanine has traits of wolves.

Etymology

Arcanine's English name comes from a combination of the words "Arcane" meaning ancient and mysterious, and "Canine".

Gallery

See also