During the Hisuian Discoveries Event in Pokémon GO, Trainers have the opportunity to catch Hisuian Growlithe, a Fire- and Rock-type pocket monster that players will recognize from Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Players have until the end of the event on August 2 to get their hands on this striped dog-esque Pokémon. Naturally, this Hisuian variant is obtained differently from Growlithe’s standard version in Pokémon GO. Therefore, understanding this acquirement method is essential for unlocking Hisuian Sneasel during the Hisuian Discoveries Event.
Similar to Hisuian Qwilfish or Hisuian Sneasel, Trainers must hatch a 7km Egg received during the Hisuian Discoveries Event to acquire Hisuian Growlithe. Players can recognize this Egg type by its gold-yellow shell dotted with patches of purple. These Hisuian event Eggs offer a chance to hatch a Hisuian Voltorb, Hisuian Qwilfish, Hisuian Sneasel, or Hisuian Growlithe. Unfortunately, Trainers will not be able to obtain the Shiny variant of Hisuian Growlithe since it does not currently exist in the game. Nevertheless, unlocking this new variant of Growlithe will still be a delight for Pokémon GO fans of the Hisuian Pokédex collection.
As a Fire and Rock Pokémon, Hisuian Growlithe is resistant to Bug-, Bug-, Fairy-, Fire-, Flying-, Ice-, Normal-, and Poison-type Moves in Pokémon GO. On the other hand, players should avoid placing this Growlithe variant against Pokémon with Fighting-, Rock-, Ground-, or Water-type Movesets. An optimal Moveset for Hisuian Growlithe would be Ember as its Fast Move and Flamethrower or Rock Slide as its Charged Move.
How To Evolve Hisuian Growlithe In Pokémon GO
Once Trainers have hatched Hisuian Growlithe, they will likely wonder how they can evolve it into Hisuian Arcanine in Pokémon GO. After all, Hisuian Arcanine is a stronger version than its unevolved counterpart, making it a formidable combatant for PvP, Team GO Rocket opponents, and Raids. Needless to say, Trainers will think that evolving Hisuian Growlithe is distinct from standard Growlithe’s evolution. However, Hisuian Growlithe’s evolution requirement is no different from the normal Growlithe.
To evolve Hisuian Growlithe into Hisuian Arcanine, Trainers must feed the pocket monster Candy ×50. Furthermore, the required Candy type is regular Growlithe Candy in Pokémon GO, meaning that the Hisuian variant does not need its own special Candy. After obtaining Hisuian Arcanine in Pokémon GO, knowing its optimal Moveset and elemental strengths and weaknesses will aid Trainers for future battles.
- The highest DPS Moveset for Hisuian Arcanine is Rock Smash and Wild Charge
- Hisuian Arcanine is strong against Bug, Fairy, Fire, Flying, Ice, Normal, and Poison.
- Hisuian Arcanine is weak against Fighting, Ground, Water, and Rock.
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