Regular
Shiny
Arcanine
Fire Type
Legendary Pokémon
National Pokedex: #059

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Arcanine is a Fire Type Legendary Pokémon with a Slow growth rate and a 2 Attack EV Yield. Arcanine can be found with Intimidate, Flash Fire and Justified as an Ability; we recommend the Lonely Nature, based on 555 total combined Base Stats in Pokemon SV.

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Arcanine Stats and Abilities

Based on Arcanine Base IVs we consider this pokemon S-Tier choice. Arcanine Highest IV Stat is Attack (110) and the Lowest being Defense (80).

Arcanine Stats
Rank Stat Value
E
HP
90
A
Attack
110
D
Defense
80
A
Special Attack
100
D
Special Defense
80
D
Speed
95
S
Total
555
Arcanine Details
Arcanine Detail
Best Nature
Lonely
+10% Attack
-10% Defense
Nature Like/Dislikes
Likes: Spicy
Dislikes: Sour
Liked Foods
Catch Rate75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg Groups
Field
EV Yield2 Attack
Growth RateSlow
Egg Cycles20 (4,884–5,140 steps)
Arcanine Abilities
Abilities Description
Ability 1
Intimidate
Intimidate lower's the Attack of all opponents by one stage when the ability-bearer switches in (including the start of a battle).
Ability 2
Flash Fire
When a Pokémon with Flash Fire is hit by a Fire-type move, it does not deal damage but instead raises the power of the bearer's Fire-type moves by 50%. Subsequent hits do not raise the power even more, but the effect remains while the ability-bearer is in battle.
Hidden Ability
Justified
Justified raises the ability-bearer's Attack by one stage when hit by a damaging Dark-type move.

How To Evolve Arcanine in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Growlithe requires (use Fire Stone) to evolve into Arcanine.

Arcanine Evolutions
Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Growlithe
Fire Type
use Fire Stone
Arcanine
Fire Type
Arcanine Evolution Stat Changes
Evolutions Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
Growlithe
350
55
70
70
45
50
60
Stat Change
+205
+35
+40
+30
+35
+30
+35
Arcanine
555
90
110
100
80
80
95

Where To Find Arcanine Locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

List of Locations where you can find and catch Arcanine in Pokemon SV.

Pokemon SV Arcanine Weakness

Arcanine is a Fire Type pokemon. This will cause Arcanine to take More Damage from Ground, Rock, Water Type Moves, and Less Damage from Bug, Steel, Fire, Grass, Ice, Fairy Type moves.

Arcanine Type Weakness
Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Ground
Rock
Water
0.5x
Less Damage
Bug
Steel
Fire
Grass
Ice
Fairy
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage

What pokemon is Arcanine Weak Against?

Arcanine Weak Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Tyranitar
Rock Type
Dark Type
A
Gyarados
Water Type
Flying Type
B
Vaporeon
Water Type
B
Hippowdon
Ground Type
B
Golduck
Water Type

What pokemon is Arcanine Strong Against?

Arcanine Strong Against
Tier Pokemon
S
Arcanine
Fire Type
A
Florges
Fairy Type
A
Magnezone
Electric Type
Steel Type
A
Gogoat
Grass Type
B
Flareon
Fire Type

Best Arcanine Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in Bold
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Pokemon similar to Arcanine based on Fire Type
Similar Fire Pokemon
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP Attack Special Attack Defense Special Defense Speed
S
Arcanine-Pokemon-Image
Arcanine
FIRE-Type 555 90 110 100 80 80 95
B
Flareon-Pokemon-Image
Flareon
FIRE-Type 525 65 130 95 60 110 65
B
Coalossal-Pokemon-Image
Coalossal
ROCK-Type FIRE-Type 510 110 80 80 120 90 30
B
Houndoom-Pokemon-Image
Houndoom
DARK-Type FIRE-Type 500 75 90 110 50 80 95
C
Talonflame-Pokemon-Image
Talonflame
FIRE-Type FLYING-Type 499 78 81 74 71 69 126
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