Arcanine’s Path of Solitude

Arcanine’s Opponent

Arcanine’s Path of Solitude challenge is against a level 77 Ninetales.

Ninetales is a pure Fire-type Pokémon. This makes it weak against Water, Rock, and Ground-type attacks. Fortunately for Arcanine, it can learn the super-effective move Rock Slide to use against Ninetales.

Recommendations & Advantages

To successfully complete this challenge, it is recommended to learn the move Rock Slide and to master it. Rock Slide should allow Arcanine to attack with crazy damage and take out Ninetales easily. Mastering the move will also be beneficial so Arcanine can attack with a normal-style Rock Slide followed by a strong-style attack.

Other recommendations include:

  • Level up Arcanine to Level 77 or above to out-level the opposing Pokémon.
    • This is recommended if Arcanine struggles against its opponent despite other suggestions.
  • Increase of Effort Values (EVs) for Speed and Special Attack.
    • Leveling speed ensures Arcanine can attack twice at the beginning of the battle.
    • Increasing Special Attack can allow Arcanine to attack for more damage.
    • Effort Values can be upgraded using the Grit items. You can get these items by defeating wild Pokémon, releasing captured Pokémon, and other activities.
    • Effort Values significantly increase stats when reaching an EV level of 1, 4, 7, and 10.
  • Master the moves learned from Zisu.
    • A mastered move can be used in both Agile-style and Strong-style.
    • Mastered moves will allow for repeat attacks without the opponent being able to get damage in.

Path of Solitude Rewards

Much like the other Path of Solitude challenges, completing this battle will include rewards for both first-time completion and subsequent completions.

First-time Completion

  • Path of Solitude stamp for Arcanine’s Pokédex entry
  • x3 EXP Candy L

Subsequent Completions

  • x3 Grit Dust