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Arcanine
February 1st, 2006, 07:36 PM
Wow I'm starting a thread in the Pokemon forums. XD

Anyway, Arcanine (no not me XD) is a "Legendary" Pokemon on the PokDex. Why? Why does it's stats come close to other Legendary Pokemon (I'm guessing on this one because I read it somewhere)? Why does Growlithe look sort of like it was made after Arcanine was (as in it's looks)? Why is Arcanine on that wall block thing on the second ep of Pokemon (along with Articuno, Zapdos, and Ho-oh)?
I'm sure all of you that seen the ep or played the games asked questions like these. So, your thoughts on the Pokemon, Arcanine.

Thomas
February 1st, 2006, 08:03 PM
I have actually always wondered why they classified it as a legendary but I never questioned it. But I think that they don't mean it as legendary in the same way as the brids/dogs/mews. I don't know how to expalin it well though XD

Drifblim
February 1st, 2006, 08:17 PM
No. It's easy to obtain (Fire Stone, question mark?), which completely undermines the meaning of being legendary.

Crosman
February 1st, 2006, 09:44 PM
Could it mean legendary as in events? its speed is legendary or how rare they are to see in the wild? (anime)

I remeber hearing about Arcanine being legendary because of it's beautiful appearance.

I havent met to many people who actually use a arcanine.

phunboy
February 1st, 2006, 10:44 PM
Well, is Arcanine a legendary? (Its long but read for an answer)

In terms of rarity yes there never seen in the wild but they are easy to get as all you have to do is capture a Growlithe then evolve it at your leisure with a Fire Stone. So though never seen in the wild it is not rare as its easily obtainable if you have the necessary ingrediants.

In terms of power and what not it does come close to the Legendaries.

But the reason the whole legendary status has been put on this Pokmon is because of the text on it in the Pokdex of course. In Yellow, Gold, Crystal and Fire Red's description it has been given ancient indicators but Arcanine is not a legendary in the terms of the kind of legendaries that Zapdos and the rest are.

Arcanine is what you call a Pokmon through its ability and majestic looks has become a legend in the mythos of the Pokmon world. As clearly stated in the text about it in certain Pokdex text Arcanine is a Pokmon described in China's legends therefore making it have the title of legendary because of this.

But Arcanine is not a legendary as legendaries are one of a kind and Arcanine does not fall under that category, people have often thought Arcanine is legendary due to misinterpreting the Pokdex text it was given. Arcanine simply is one of the more older Pokmon in the world of Pokmon and is so old in fact legends have described its beauty and power.

I think the reason the makers of the games have given it such near legendary power was to play more on the whole legendary title given to it because think about it, if they took the time to say its in Chinese legends they obviously wouldn't make it a weakling as it would be a bit of a cruel joke to see the text about how its in legends then realizing it sucks.

The only thing legendary about Arcanine is its power, majestic beauty and that is has been around long enough to be described in Chinese Legends in the world of Pokmon. Though not one of the legendaries it is still should be considered a legendary among all the non-legendary Pokmon.

And I feel the reason it is not a catchable Pokmon is to further maintain its legendary status though I do wish they make them catchable as it be cool to catch one in the wild. Maybe in the future games they could make them one of a kind in the games and hard to catch but this inturn would further people's thinking it is a true legendary therefore they should probably not do it as its not a true legendary.


Well, I hope that what I've said has stopped people in thinking that Arcanine is one of the legendaries as though it may be mighty in its own right no matter how you look at it Arcanine is not one of the legendaries and that is what this thread it about after all.

But I do still give it props as being a legendary among the non-legendaries, if you were to look at the legendaries as god's, normal Pokmon as say humans then think of Arcanine as falling into the demi-god category.

As for a theory of why its so powerful, I suspect that since Arcanine therefore Growlithe as well has existed for at least hundreds of years in the world of Pokmon to be in Chinese legends its power is due to just that because with each new generation of Growlithe that came each became stronger and stronger so each new generation produced more powerful versions. Therefore since Growlithe/Arcanine have existed hundred and hundreds of years they have had more years and more generations than other normal Pokmon which is why there so strong.

Bekki
February 2nd, 2006, 02:15 AM
Arcanine is easy to obtain if you have Pokemon Red or Blue and I have used Arcanine as part of my team. If Arcanine is legengary then why does one of the towns sell Evolution Stones (in the older games) by the bundle which can easily evole Growlithe in to an Arcanine? Just a thought as it is one of my fave Pokemon. :\

Deathspector
February 2nd, 2006, 06:46 AM
Psychic Mew...you can still buy evolution stones in towns in the new games. Lmao.

Phunboy, I agree with most of what you said, but I have a couple of things to talk about, contradcting what you've just said. Not offensive, but just my opinion.

I agree that it is not one of the legendaries, but you've got to admi, it's stats are like that. My ideas on Arcanine is that when making the game, they didn't want to have too many legendaries (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltress, Mewtwo...and this is without any cheat codes...).

However, in the anime, he is declared as a legendary, because legendary Pokmon in the anime are not once in a life time opportunity, with only one of each species. Both Dragonite, and Arcanine are described as legendary in the snime, but not in the game...

Makoto
February 2nd, 2006, 07:19 AM
Yes, and in the anime there can be more than one of some select Legendaries, like Lugia. It's a Full-fledged legendary, yet there are 3. The one in the Orange Islands, the One in the Whirl Islands, and the Whirl Island one's Kid.

Although, no full-fledged legendary pokemon were ever cought in the anime either, yet Gary has an Arcanine. Unless you count Mewtwo's captivity in his 2 movies for a little bit of each of them, as with the Baby Lugia in the Whirl Islands, and other TR attempts which ultimately failed...

Geometric-sama
February 2nd, 2006, 07:22 AM
The "legendary" aspect of Arcanine always alternately confused and amused me. It was fun to list it as a legendary and see the looks on people's faces.

Hitokiri
February 2nd, 2006, 12:19 PM
Wow I'm starting a thread in the Pokemon forums. XD

Anyway, Arcanine (no not me XD) is a "Legendary" Pokemon on the PokDex. Why? Why does it's stats come close to other Legendary Pokemon (I'm guessing on this one because I read it somewhere)? Why does Growlithe look sort of like it was made after Arcanine was (as in it's looks)? Why is Arcanine on that wall block thing on the second ep of Pokemon (along with Articuno, Zapdos, and Ho-oh)?
I'm sure all of you that seen the ep or played the games asked questions like these. So, your thoughts on the Pokemon, Arcanine.

I wondered that myself when I saw it on a pokemon card. It said legendary on it. I think Wobboffet is technically a legendary pokemon to. XD

phunboy
February 2nd, 2006, 01:38 PM
However, in the anime, he is declared as a legendary, because legendary Pokmon in the anime are not once in a life time opportunity, with only one of each species. Both Dragonite, and Arcanine are described as legendary in the snime, but not in the game...
It don't matter what is in the Anime as its the games that matter which is why I said legendaries are one of a kind because in the games they are one of a kind.

I think what I have said has finally explained why Arcanine is thought to be a legendary.

To me there are 4 types of Pokmon, there are normal, ancient like Kabuto, legendary and then there are near legendary and near legendary is the category Arcanine falls into. Arcanine is a powerful Pokmon as I said before but you can't call him a legendary due to the fact it doesn't meet the criteria that all legendary meet in the games where it counts as that's where you can catch Pokmon afterall.

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 2nd, 2006, 01:55 PM
I think Arcanine has the legendary look, maybe not the stats. But i dont normally class it as a legendary.

Johto Boy
February 2nd, 2006, 02:38 PM
I don't think he is "Legendary." I think he is an older Pokemon, making him somewhat legendary, but no really "Legendary." Actually, I think I'm just confusing myself. :confused:

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 2nd, 2006, 02:42 PM
True, and if you think about it most of the legenaries, if not all, do not have a previous evolution stage.

Johto Boy
February 2nd, 2006, 02:48 PM
True, and if you think about it most of the legenaries, if not all, do not have a previous evolution stage.

That's a good point, and Legendarys can't breed, Arcanine can.

Fl0W:HHGURU
February 2nd, 2006, 03:30 PM
Its just another unsolved pokemon mystery ^^_,

Crosman
February 2nd, 2006, 05:17 PM
How would you classify a legendary? Stats? Becuase none of the Rigi's really have outstanding stats.

phunboy
February 2nd, 2006, 08:23 PM
Its just another unsolved pokemon mystery ^^_,
No its not as I have already answered why its considered legendary therefore solved the mystery and the only reason people think Arcanine is a legendary is due to them misinterpreting the Pokdex info about it.

Arcanine is simply apart of a Pokmon species that has been around long enough to be recorded in some legends, it is not a legendary.
How would you classify a legendary?
A legendary is a Pokmon that is one of a kind in the games, to get one is considered a side quest and there harder to capture than any other wild Pokmon, they start off at a high level when compared to most wild Pokmon and of course they can't breed as there is only one of them and in most cases to catch one requires a team of Pokmon unless of course you thoroughly trained one Pokmon. Lastly there are legends about them unlike other Pokmon with the exception of Arcanine of course and most legendary for the most part have the highest stats in the game.

master chuckle
February 3rd, 2006, 12:53 PM
Why does it's stats come close to other Legendary Pokemon
WTF? Arcanine has dire stats in all areas but Attack and Sp. Attack, and it's movepool is too horrible to support these. Yeah, I know all Stone evos have bad movepools, but Arcanine's is simply phenominal. Did you know Howl is standard on it in the metagame?
Heh. Arcanine is by no means a legendary, but people seem to worship it like one for some reason. It's pretty bad though.
Same with Charizard: that thing is actually a terrible battler. It has awkwardly-placed stats, lousy typing, and a movepool thta's almost as bad as Arcanine and Pidegeot, yet it's worshipped to sickening extents by countless n00bs purley because it's an ''00ber-kewl dragon'' and because the anime makes it look like a God. In reality, irt's the worst of the starters, and a Luvdisc could probably kill it.
Sorry for getting off topic, there.

Arcanine
February 3rd, 2006, 02:51 PM
I totally forgot about this thread. XD

This is what I think of Arcanine. (Also not short)

I know Arcanine is a mythological dog to the people of China. But I don't think that's the reason why it's "legendary". I just don't think Arcanine is just a tip of the hat off to the Chinese people on that one thing. I mean Gyarados is a Chinese Dragon (maybe one of the closest other then Rayquaza) but it's not legendary. Or Ninetales it's a Kitsune to the different races. Or Xatu to the Indians of America. Or Lapras, it's like the Loch Ness monster. Or Magikarp, it's the Japanese lucky fish (or something like that). And so on. Pokemon has a lot of Pokemon that's tied to different nationalities around the world.
So to me that whole "Arcanine is legendary because it's a legendary dog to the Chinese people" is out the window.

Here is what I think. Arcanine started out as a legendary Pokemon but was taken out, and Growlithe added for its Pre Evo. Here in the States the show came out before the games. It might have been that way in Japan as well. If so then it just backs up what I'm talking about. That wall slab on the second ep might have been a picture of the old Pokemon way. Look at the opening of the show (first season), you don't see Moltres, yet you see Articuno and Zapdos and Arcanine before them two (and yes I know Rapidash is in there too). What if Arcanine was the legendary Pokemon of fire yet they took it out because it wasn't a bird at the last minute (that's why it's on the wall in the second ep, they made the show before getting everything set down in stone)? When you think of snow or lightning you think of sky. But fire/lava is from the ground (you don't see much fire falling from the sky). So what if that's why Arcanine might started out as a legendary (that's why you see it in the opening, it's on the ground)? Arcanine was fire and lava/fire came from the ground, not the sky. But later they changed it due to the other two being birds so they went with the whole legendary birds thing. It's on the wall slab (no Moltres). It's on the Pokemon opening (no Moltres). They made and went with Moltres to replace Arcy. But they put "Legendary" as Arcanine's title just to say "That's what it once was".

And Arcanine has been in the hands of a Gym Leader or Rival from every game series. (Don't quote me on this next line because I haven't looked it up) as as far as I know, Arcanine is the only Pokemon (discounting Growlithe because it's pre Arcy) is the only Pokemon that's been a Rival, Gym, or Elite 4 Pokemon on every series. Sure it might be nothing, but still.

I just think there's more behind the legendary title other then just a title or a "here's to you China". I do think Arcanine was a legendary Pokemon when they first started.




master chuckle: And you need to cool it.

phunboy
February 3rd, 2006, 04:05 PM
I totally forgot about this thread. XD

This is what I think of Arcanine. (Also not short)

I know Arcanine is a mythological dog to the people of China. But I don't think that's the reason why it's "legendary". I just don't think Arcanine is just a tip of the hat off to the Chinese people on that one thing. I mean Gyarados is a Chinese Dragon (maybe one of the closest other then Rayquaza) but it's not legendary. Or Ninetales it's a Kitsune to the different races. Or Xatu to the Indians of America. Or Lapras, it's like the Loch Ness monster. Or Magikarp, it's the Japanese lucky fish (or something like that). And so on. Pokemon has a lot of Pokemon that's tied to different nationalities around the world.
So to me that whole "Arcanine is legendary because it's a legendary dog to the Chinese people" is out the window.

Here is what I think. Arcanine started out as a legendary Pokemon but was taken out, and Growlithe added for its Pre Evo. Here in the States the show came out before the games. It might have been that way in Japan as well. If so then it just backs up what I'm talking about. That wall slab on the second ep might have been a picture of the old Pokemon way. Look at the opening of the show (first season), you don't see Moltres, yet you see Articuno and Zapdos and Arcanine before them two (and yes I know Rapidash is in there too). What if Arcanine was the legendary Pokemon of fire yet they took it out because it wasn't a bird at the last minute (that's why it's on the wall in the second ep, they made the show before getting everything set down in stone)? When you think of snow or lightning you think of sky. But fire/lava is from the ground (you don't see much fire falling from the sky). So what if that's why Arcanine might started out as a legendary (that's why you see it in the opening, it's on the ground)? Arcanine was fire and lava/fire came from the ground, not the sky. But later they changed it due to the other two being birds so they went with the whole legendary birds thing. It's on the wall slab (no Moltres). It's on the Pokemon opening (no Moltres). They made and went with Moltres to replace Arcy. But they put "Legendary" as Arcanine's title just to say "That's what it once was".

And Arcanine has been in the hands of a Gym Leader or Rival from every game series. (Don't quote me on this next line because I haven't looked it up) as as far as I know, Arcanine is the only Pokemon (discounting Growlithe because it's pre Arcy) is the only Pokemon that's been a Rival, Gym, or Elite 4 Pokemon on every series. Sure it might be nothing, but still.

I just think there's more behind the legendary title other then just a title or a "here's to you China". I do think Arcanine was a legendary Pokemon when they first started.


You forgot about your own thread lol, as for you thinking it started out as a legendary I doubt that is true for the simple reason Legendaries always have a common look to them, I mean there are the birds, the beast and so on so Arcanine would not fit with Zapdos and Articuno. As for your theory on how you think of fire and coming out of the ground therefore a Flying type wouldn't be used as its representation. The Legendary Birds embody the elements they are, so Moltres embodies fire so it doesn't have to be grounded, proof of Moltres embodying fire is shown when Team Rocket attempted to steal the torch and then Ash wasn't hurt by the flames and was protected by the fire that then transformed into Moltres. As for why you see Arcanine on a stone tablet it is on there because its apart of there mythos of the Pokmon world as I explained earlier due to it as a species existing longer than other species and being so powerful and majestic which got it in the myths in the first place.

As for the stuff about other Pokmon with legends behind them, such is not spoke of in the games or in the Pokdex where it matters with the exception of Ninetales which bodes the question why do people not think Ninetales is a legendary. Its not one but considering all it takes for people to think a Pokmon is legendary is legend to be mentioned in there Pokdex text then why isn't Ninetales thought to be a legendary.

So though they may be based off legends it doesn't matter as its not mentioned in the games and Pokdex like Arcanine is except for Ninetales which is what caused this whole discussion in the first place.

As for Arcanine being in the hands of Pokmon Trainers/Gym Leaders I think that fact should prove its not legendary and not the other way around as Legendary are free in the world of Pokmon in the Anime and games until you catch them plus there are multiple Trainers/Gym Leaders therefore multiple Arcanine and legendaries are one of a kind.

Arcanine is not a legendary, its is just a normal Pokmon who's Pokdex text was misinterpreted by people.

And just so what I said does not cause another are they a legendary discussion, Ninetales is not a legendary.

Spencer
February 3rd, 2006, 05:26 PM
Wow I'm starting a thread in the Pokemon forums. XD

Anyway, Arcanine (no not me XD) is a "Legendary" Pokemon on the PokDex. Why? Why does it's stats come close to other Legendary Pokemon (I'm guessing on this one because I read it somewhere)? Why does Growlithe look sort of like it was made after Arcanine was (as in it's looks)? Why is Arcanine on that wall block thing on the second ep of Pokemon (along with Articuno, Zapdos, and Ho-oh)?
I'm sure all of you that seen the ep or played the games asked questions like these. So, your thoughts on the Pokemon, Arcanine.
I also noticed that on the 2nd episode. I thought it was a mess up or something because I was little (like 7.)

Deathspector
February 4th, 2006, 05:16 AM
Phunboy, I'm sorry to go against you again, but I see a slight flaw in your explaination.

You say that it doesn't matter what the anime says, and it's the game that matters. First of all, I'd like to say that many people got hooked onto Pokmon by the anime, and then later went for the games. It happened the other way around, but I'm a full fledged anime fan.

Also, if you go by the games, they never actually call Articuno, Zapdos and Moltress legendaries, except in their PokDex entries, as they do with Arcanine. Also, they place the birds under "Rare Pokmon" category in the PokDex, alond side Unown. Does that make Unown a legendary too?

I agree with Arcanine's (the guy who started the thread) idea on Arcanine. It seems believeable, and I don't see anything wrong with his post. From my point of view, that is...

Imakuni?
February 4th, 2006, 06:08 AM
Or Magikarp, it's the Japanese lucky fish (or something like that).
Actually Andy, the Magikarp represents the Japanese' "Lucky Koi", a symbol of good luck or something like that.

Dragonite Tamer
February 4th, 2006, 09:43 AM
It has bugged me in the past that Arcanine is a 'Legendary Pokemon'. For me it is just a strong and easy to obtain fire-type and I don't at all acsociate it with the 'legendary' status. Some may argue that it is very strong and fast but for me strength does not really make a legendary. And, as Phunboy pointed out, why is Ninetales not considered legendary?

Stewert90210
February 4th, 2006, 09:52 AM
Arcanine has high stats you have to admit. Also growlithe isn't the easiest pokemon to find in some of the earlier games, and most of it's best moves are after it evolution

phunboy
February 4th, 2006, 04:45 PM
Phunboy, I'm sorry to go against you again, but I see a slight flaw in your explaination.
....Also, if you go by the games, they never actually call Articuno, Zapdos and Moltress legendaries, except in their PokDex entries, as they do with Arcanine. Also, they place the birds under "Rare Pokmon" category in the PokDex, alond side Unown. Does that make Unown a legendary too?

I agree with Arcanine's (the guy who started the thread) idea on Arcanine. It seems believeable, and I don't see anything wrong with his post. From my point of view, that is...
Well, all that matters are the games as last I checked if you want a legendary you have to play one to get one.

And as for legendary birds only being described as legendary in the PokDex, well that proves my point as they are called legendary's in there where as Arcanine is simply said to be of Chinese legend. But you say other legendary are not called legendary in the PokDex and that may be true but in the games whether there called legendary or not they are defined as legendary by the game makers as well as there legendary status is hinted at in the PokDex text.

And the Unown are not legendary they are ancient as I said in a thread just like this for them, they are listed under the rare category because in the games they can only be found in one place therefore making them rare which is funny considering how plentiful they are where they are found.


Besides all this is a bit trivial as no matter what you or anyone else say it does not change the simple fact that Arcanine is not a legendary no matter how much you like it to be as it has not been defined legitimately as a legendary like all the legendaries have and I think by now if Arcanine was originally made to be a legendary us fans would know it through word of mouth as something like that could not be kept secret this long.

So the only Pokmon who are legendary are those listed as legendary, end of discussion.

Plus this thread should not have been used to discuss if Arcanine is a legendary as it isn't one but should of be used to discuss why people think its a legendary and on that note I have already thoroughly explained why its considered a legendary.

Deathspector
February 5th, 2006, 03:54 AM
Actually, Phunboy, if you look at the thread name, and explaination, this is a thread to discuss whether or not Arcanine is a legendary. Also, catching legendaries isn't the only way to clasiffy a Pokmon as a legandary, but never mind.

Also, you have no right to say "discussion closed", because technically, this is a debate thread, and we hve to debate on our point of view...

Esupio
February 5th, 2006, 04:31 AM
My opinion:

Arcanine is probably an old pokemon so when it roamed the lands freely and the inhabinants saw its speed they probably thought it was a legendary sight to see, so the pokedex too this on and stuff, or some idiots thought it was the re-incarnation of some fire god.

phunboy
February 5th, 2006, 09:21 PM
My opinion:

Arcanine is probably an old pokemon so when it roamed the lands freely and the inhabinants saw its speed they probably thought it was a legendary sight to see, so the pokedex too this on and stuff, or some idiots thought it was the re-incarnation of some fire god.
Well, that is pretty much exactly what I said.
Also, catching legendaries isn't the only way to clasiffy a Pokmon as a legandary, but never mind.

Also, you have no right to say "discussion closed", because technically, this is a debate thread, and we hve to debate on our point of view...
Well, a legendary Pokmon are defined by the games as all the parameters a Pokmon has to meet to be considered one is in the games therefore being able to catch a legendary would be in part how you classify a legendary and last I checked you can't catch an Arcanine further proving it not to be a legendary as to be considered a legendary you have to be able to catch it obviously.

As for saying discussion closed, well I was just saying in that as it kinda is as I have thoroughly explained why Arcanine has been misinterpreted by people and making them think its one of the legendary so I can't see what else anyone could really say beyond what I did that can be substantiated with some sort of facts as part of my explanation was. Plus I also said it because Arcanine is not a legendary so as far as discussing if Arcanine is one of the legendary is over as its not one.

Here are the parameters that Pokmon have too meet to be one of the legendary just so you can see how Arcanine matches up.

1) Legendaries are one of a kind therefore the rarest Pokmon, Arcanine is neither one of a kind or rare let alone rarest.
2) Legendary can't breed, Arcanine can.
3) Legendaries don't have pre-evolutions, Arcanine has Growlithe.
4) Legendary have the highest stats in the game, Arcanine does not though it is close.
5) Legendary are legitimately defined as legendaries, Arcanine is not.
6) To get a legendary is considered a bit of a side quest, getting an Arcanine is not as all you need is a Growlithe and a Fire Stone.
7) Legendary start at high levels, Arcanine since not in the wild doesn't.
8) In the games as well as Anime a bit of story is dedicated to them in some way, nothing is dedicated to Arcanine.

And Arcanine doesn't even fit the criteria of most Pokmon which is the ability to be caught.

As you can see Arcanine doesn't even come close to being a legendary except for its stats, so what was it that put it in people's heads that made them think it was one. It was put in there heads because of the Pokdex text on it and the stone tablet of it in the Anime episode and that's it. When it comes to the Pokmon text, it was a simple way of pazazzing Arcanine up like how Ninetales has interesting text about it as well as other Pokmon have. As for the stone tablet of it, it has one of it because like I said before as a species it has lived along time therefore was recorded historically in that fashion unlike other younger Pokmon species.

So is Arcanine one of the legendary, no it's not.
If you consider Arcanine to be a legendary there is alot more Pokmon you have to consider as well such as Ninetales.

Marc9334
February 8th, 2006, 05:54 PM
Arcanine youre right about the japanise legends stuff. another example I know of is Golduck. It is apparently a legendary creature called a "Kappa" it's like a turtle type monster. I heard this on some website. To reply to the whole post, Arcanine is indeed a legendary pokemon but it is not in the class of articuno, entei, mew, etc. It should have been called a myth.. or a story pokemon becuase again, it does not fit in the class of the REAL legendary pokemon.

Drummershuff
February 9th, 2006, 04:10 AM
I think that Arcanine has the looks of being a Ledendary, but i don't think he is.
He's hard to catch and that, but i don't think of him as a Ledendary.

Natsuki
February 11th, 2006, 01:31 PM
I believe it was said that Arcanine was revered by anyone who saw it because when it ran it looked as though it was flying. It was also treasured for its unmatched beauty, supposedly. *pats Andy* Aww, you're so pwetty. XD

Arcanine is undoubtedly a strong battler. *loves to use extremespeed* XD I think that it was been considered as legendary because people saw it as a Godly figure and just overall quite mythical. I, personally, think that one's determination of what makes a Pokemon a "legendary" will affect whether they agree on Arcanine being a legendary Pokemon.

At one point I always thought legendaries were only the exceedingly powerful, one-of-a-kind type Pokemon (such as Ho-oh, Mewtwo, Groudon, etc.). But for a Pokemon to be considered legendary, it could be the exact definiton of a legend: an unverified story handed down from earlier times, especially one popularly believed to be historical.

So Arcanine can be considered legendary because it simply struck awe in the hearts of people for centuries (figuratively speaking, of course), not just for its prowess.

~Kelsey

Ryu-Chan
February 11th, 2006, 01:40 PM
I dont think it is.Legends dont evole.And u know hoe pikachu is a electric-mouse pokemon?I think is a legendery pokemon.(not a legend but how pika is a electric-mouse pokemon)

psychic
February 11th, 2006, 03:14 PM
I'm not quite sure- it does evolve from growlithe, and it's easy to capture, but it's stats are high.

Ryu-Chan
February 11th, 2006, 03:18 PM
I'm not quite sure- it does evolve from growlithe, and it's easy to capture, but it's stats are high.
...Ur not sure that it evoles from growlithe?Well i had firered and i used a fire stone on growlithe and it eloved in to arcanine.

phunboy
February 11th, 2006, 04:13 PM
I'm not quite sure- it does evolve from growlithe, and it's easy to capture, but it's stats are high.
Your not sure :laugh:, now that is over onto what else you said.

When it comes to it being easy to capture your wrong as Arcanine is not a capturable Pokémon.
But its stats are high so you got something right.