059 Arcanine



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Snarl, Wild Charge, Psychic Fangs
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 18.5 0/14/15CP 1498
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Less Bulky
    Below average defensive stats and may struggle to take hits.
  • - Low Fast Move Pressure
    Deals low Fast Move damage. It may struggle to bring down weakened opponents.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
  • - Inconsistent
    May depend on baits and performs inconsistently.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Snarl 4.33 1.67 3 Fast Charge
2 Fast Fire Fang 2.5 4.8 2 Heavy Damage
3 Fast Thunder Fang 2.5 4 2 Heavy Damage
4 Fast Bite* 2 4 1 Heavy Damage
5 Charged Wild Charge 100% chance -2 Def self 45 100 2.22 4 - 3 - 4 Self-Debuff
6 Charged Psychic Fangs 100% chance -1 Def opponent 35 40 1.14 3 - 3 - 3 Debuff Spam/Bait
7 Charged Flamethrower 55 108 1.96 5 - 4 - 4 High Energy
8 Charged Crunch 30% chance -1 Def opponent 45 70 1.56 4 - 3 - 4 Debuff
9 Charged Bulldoze* 60 80 1.33 5 - 5 - 4 High Energy Coverage
10 Charged Fire Blast 80 168 2.1 7 - 6 - 6 Nuke

Character Introduction


Arcanine is a Fire Pokémon which evolves from Growlithe. It is vulnerable to Ground, Rock and Water moves. Arcanine's strongest moveset is Fire Fang & Fire Blast and it has a Max CP of 3,029.


"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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Snarl Or Fire Fang + Flamethrower and Wild Charge

In most situations, Snarl is the superior fast move due to its neutral coverage and superior energy generation, though Fire Fang gets STAB and allows Arcanine to act as a Fire Type attacker to a greater degree. Thunder Fang can be used to surprise Water-type Pokemon, but this likely isn't enough for Arcanine to win due to its poor bulk. 

Flamethrower (90 Power/55 Energy) is a decent Fire-Type STAB move, while Wild Charge (90 Power/50 Energy) provides important coverage and is an objectively good move on its own. Bulldoze provides useful coverage, but giving up other charge move options may not necessarily be worth it. 

Fire Fang + Crunch and Wild Charge

While the previous moveset focuses more on a generalist approach, this moveset has a greater focus on Arcanine's performance as a lead. Fire Fang has good power and okay energy gain, which allows it to combine with the lesser energy of Crunch (70 Power/45 Energy) in order to produce shield pressure. Wild Charge is preferred in the final slot due to its ability to punish counters, though Flamethrower is also an option if additional fire-type coverage would be beneficial for an expected matchup.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 1.5 / 5

Arcanine does not perform well in the Great League. The CP drop needed basically cuts its power, which is more tilted towards Attack, in half. Sadly, the "Legendary" Pokemon should generally not be chosen for most Great League teams.

Ultra League: 1.5 / 5

Arcanine does a bit better in the Ultra League, where its CP isn't eaten into quite as much. It has the tools to act as a decent general-use Pokemon or a shield-shredder, and it also has fairly wide coverage and counter-coverage in its Charged moves, making it a bit of a wild-card. However, it doesn't have much of a niche in the tier aside from its surprise factor.

Master League: 0 / 5

When its power is fully realized, Arcanine still doesn't make many waves due to just what it's up against. It does have a somewhat unpredictable moveset, and it has a few key matchups such as Metagross and Gyarados, but other Pokemon can fill the same role to a better degree.

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