Competitive Information for Arcanine [Red/Blue]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Arcanine? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Red/Blue generation metagame.
Arcanine is a remarkable Fire-typed Pokemon. Arcanine are common Pokemon to see in the RB metagame. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Arcanine is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
Physical Sweeper Arcanine (Retro)
Arcanine is a fabulous Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In gen one, Arcanine played quite differently. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
♦ Dig is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
♦ Reflect is a status move (while active, your Arcanine's defense is doubled).
Wondering what moves can Arcanine learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Arcanine can perform in Red/Blue. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive RB Move and Ability Combos for Arcanine
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Arcanine that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Red/Blue moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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