Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for legendary Pokémon Arcanine

Guide for the best counters against Arcanine during Battle Raids!

Arcanine is a Tier 3 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which is a bulky canine and looks similar to tigers and lions. It has a dog-like muzzle and a large round black nose. Its eyes are triangular in shape with black pupils and also has diamond-shaped orange ears with its insides being cream in color. Even though it is a legendary Pokémon, it is still possible to defeat it with the right counters. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Arcanine in the easiest way possible.

Arcanine in Pokémon Go

Arcanine is a pure Fire-type Pokémon and has a maximum boss CP of 19534. It is vulnerable to Rock, Ground, and Water type attacks and its best counters include strong Water and Rock-type attacks. Players should try to go in groups of two to three players or even more if they don’t have the optimal counters in order to secure their victory.

Arcanine Movesets

Pokémon Go Arcanine moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Arcanine are Fire Fang and Fire Blast. Both of them have a combined DPS of 56 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include Thunder Fang, Wild Charge, Flamethrower, Psychic Fangs, and Snarl amongst other options.

Best counters against Arcanine in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Arcanine and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Kyogre: Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap/High Horsepower
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Kingler: Bubble/Crabhammer
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Swampert: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Gigalith: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Landorus: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Samurott: Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
  • Feraligatr: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Rock Throw/Earth Power 
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Empoleon: Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
  • Krookodile: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Palkia: Dragon Tail/Hydro Pump
  • Sharpedo: Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Crawdaunt: Waterfall/Crabhammer
Pokémon Go Arcanine
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Players should try to use their strongest Water and Rock-type Pokémon against Arcanine such as Kyogre, Rampardos, and Rhyperior amongst other good options. Even if players don’t have the highest level Pokémon, they can go in teams with other trainers and secure a win against Arcanine.

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