Arcanine

Updated for New Gym Update
Pokemon Rating:
8
Arcanine
Type
155.00 kg Weight
1.90 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2839
ATK 227
DEF 166
STA 180
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Bite outclasses Snarl from a DPS perspective, but unfortunately is a legacy move.

  • Fire Fang is often superior to Snarl, as it benefits from STAB. However, the latter provides wider type coverage.

  • Fire Blast is the preferred charge move due to its massive power and STAB.

  • Flamethrower is on par with Fire Blast DPS-wise, but can space damage across multiple charges, making it a viable, albeit legacy, alternative.

  • Wild Charge is generally superior to Crunch and Bulldoze, offering higher DPS for a lower cooldown.
Defensive Moves Explanation
  • Snarl is often superior to Fire Fang due to increased type coverage and more favorable matchups.

  • Wild Charge is often preferred to combat any Water-types used to counter Arcanine

  • Bulldoze is inferior to Wild Charge DPS-wise, but is favored to take on Rock-types that would be brought in as a counter. Do note that the former is a legacy move.

  • Crunch is often superior to Fire Blast due to its 3 bar nature coupled with wider type coverage.

  • Flamethrower is generally superior to Fire Blast due to its 2 bar nature and less exploitable dodge windows. Alas, the former is a legacy move.
Quick Moves
12
True DPS:
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.10
0.20
10.91
10.91
13.64
11
True DPS:
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Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.90
0.20
8.89
12.22
15.28
Charge Moves
70
True DPS:
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.20
1.70
0.00
-33
21.88
27.34
140
True DPS:
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Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
4.20
0.80
0.00
-100
33.33
41.67
90
True DPS:
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Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.60
0.40
0.00
-50
34.62
43.27

Legacy Quick Moves
6
True DPS:
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00
Legacy Charge Moves
80
True DPS:
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.50
0.50
0.00
-50
22.86
28.57
70
True DPS:
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Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.20
0.20
0.00
-50
31.82
39.77
Rating Explanation:

Arcanine is an archetypal Fire-type Pokemon: a powerful attacking threat with some serious defensive weaknesses, functioning well when he is able to line up against Pokemon that don’t resist Fire-type attacks.

As a pure Fire-type, Arcanine has one role: destroy Grass, Bug, Ice, and Steel-type Pokemon. Though its other moves may encourage diversity, this is what it is built for and does best. However, the times have not been kind to Arcanine. To begin with, its preferred matchups aren't too common, and Fire doesn't contribute to many of the raids in high demand. Furthermore, the addition of Houndoom and Tyranitar vastly decreased the novelty of Bite/Snarl.

Even before the release of Moltres, fellow Fire-type Flareon simply outclassed Arcanine in Atk, Def, and moveset. In addition, it's hard countered by raid bosses who are in demand, such as Tyranitar, as well as leftover gym kings like Vaporeon and Rhydon.

His role may be that of a second-class niche, but Arcanine is nothing if not reliable. To raise a strong Flareon first requires RNG to work its magic on Eevee (assuming you’ve already used your “Pyro” trick). That being said, it's probably best to save your Stardust for something better.

Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.
Other
Female Ratio 25.0 %
Male Ratio 75.0 %
Flee Rate 6.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate10.0 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Fire

.714x - -
- .714x -
.714x - -
.714x 1.4x .714x
- - -
1.4x .714x 1.4x

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013440
2001.57183
2002108125
2002.5145168
4003182211
4003.5219254
4004256297
4004.5293340
6005330383
6005.5367425
6006404468
6006.5441511
8007478554
8007.5515597
8008552640
8008.5589683
10009626725
10009.5663768
100010700811
100010.5735852
130011770892
130011.5805933
130012840973
130012.58751014
1600139101054
160013.59451095
1600149801135
160014.510151176
19001510501217
190015.510851257
19001611201298
190016.511551338
22001711901379
220017.512251419
22001812601460
220018.512951500
25001913301541
250019.513651582
25002014001622
250020.514351663
30002114701703
300021.515051744
30002215401784
300022.515751825
35002316101866
350023.516451906
35002416801947
350024.517151987
40002517502028
400025.517852068
40002618202109
400026.518552150
45002718902190
450027.519252231
45002819602271
450028.519952312
50002920302352
500029.520652393
50003021002434
500030.521182454
60003121352474
600031.521532494
60003221702515
600032.521882535
70003322052555
700033.522232576
70003422402596
700034.522582616
80003522752636
800035.522932657
80003623102677
800036.523282697
90003723452717
900037.523632738
90003823802758
900038.523982778
100003924152799
1000039.524332819
100004024502839
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