Wait until you get flare blitz at level 45, that is its strongest move. Then you can teach it wild charge through tm, it learns outrage at 43. Also, Close Combat is good, but that is an egg move. Then go to the move tutor and reteach it extremespeed when you evolve it:P.
Really, I’d say wait until 39 to get crunch. You’ll miss out on Extreme Speed, but you can always use the move relearner before the elite 4. You’ll also miss out on heat wave, outrage, and flare blitz, but Growlithe kinda sucks, so it depends on how long you’re willing to use it.
For a sun team, Ninetales is better, as it helps other pokemon benefit as well. Ninetales also gets a power boost on fire attacks, and a 1 turn solarbeam. As a standalone pokemon, Arcanine is better. Unlike Ninetales, Arcanine can choose from two great abilties, and has a good movepool from both sides of the spectrum.
lv 49, so you should evolve your Growlithe at that level. You can also evolve it early and just exchange coins for flamethower from the game corner.
Arcanine is the better fire type and generally stronger, but doesn’t have the added bonus of a flying type. If your looking for competitive team, arcanine has better stat spread than charizard, and suffers less to stealth rock. Arcanine losses 1/4 health vs Charizard 1/2 health just by switching in.
The only real move you might want to pick up early is Extremespeed (34 IIRC). Apart from that it learns better moves via level up as Growlithe (Flamethrower, Outrage, Flare Blitz etc.)
Arcanine’s DPS and stats are strong enough to make it a fairly decent Pokemon, much better than Great League at least, but still lacks power and moves to be a top tier contender. The problem is still the same – a poor move pool. If only it had better type coverage, Arcanine would be great.
Among the small list of stone evolutions, Growlithe is only one of four Pokémon that evolves using the Fire Stone. Before Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, it was ideal to evolve Growlithe at level 45 to get all of his moves, but with the Move Reminder, you can learn all of Growlithe’s moves without having to wait.
Growlithe (Japanese: ガーディ Gardie) is a Fire -type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It evolves into Arcanine when exposed to a Fire Stone.
They have the same base speed and special defense stats and Houndoom barely has a better base special attack stat (110 to 100). This being said, Arcanine is bulkier in defense and health stats and also has a higher attack stat. Both are pretty good, but based on stats alone, Arcanine is better.
Vulpix is weaker in every stat compared to Growlithe. Vulpix learns a few more moves, and a greater variety of moves, than Growlithe. Vulpix learns more special attacks, and Growlithe learns more physical attacks.
Arcanine has higher HP than Flareon. Flareon has higher Attack than Arcanine but does not have the right physical moves to use that to his advantage. Arcanine has way more Defense than Flareon, who can hardly take a Physical hit. Arcanine has more Special Attack than Flareon.
Yes. Within its evolutionary line, Growlithe is the only Pokémon to learn moves. Upon evolving into Arcanine, you’re stuck with whatever moves it has at present and a pool of moves it had learned naturally in the past, waiting to be retaught. Likewise, Pikachu is the same way.
|This Pokémon naturally learns the following techniques:|
|LV 01 – Bite LV 01 – Roar LV 18 – Ember||LV 23 – Leer LV 30 – Take Down||LV 39 – Agility LV 50 – Flamethrower|
It’s best to breed a Growlithe with Crunch and evolve it right away at lvl 5. Flamethrower, as said, can be bought in Crystal after the Pokemon League. Extremespeed (a must-have) is learned on lvl 50, and other good moves in-game (Iron Tail, Dragonbreath, Hyper Beam or Fire Blast) are all available through TM’s.