The Best Wolf Pokemon

pokemon wolf pack

Wolf Pokemon

Wolf dog Pokemon have been around since generation 1 and are among some of my personal favorites. In fact, Arcanine was my favorite fire type until Ceruledge came along.

Fortunately, Game Freak was nice enough to include great wolf like Pokemon to build some awesome teams. So, without further ado, here is the best Wolf themed Pokemon team you'll find on the Internet.

  • Lycanroc (Dusk Form)

    lycanroc with a wolf pack

    Lycanrock comes is three variants, Dusk, Midnight, and Midday. The best of which is the Dusk form as it has the superior ability in Tough Claws and a slightly higher attack stat than its Midday counterpart.

    It's essentially a glass cannon with very physical attack and a good speed stat. Here is a build that will certainly earn you a few knockouts.

    Nature: Jolly (- Special Attack / + Attack) EV Spread: 252 Attack / 252 Speed / 4 HP

    Held Item: Choice Band

    • Stone Edge
    • Crunch
    • Thunder Fang
    • Iron Head / Drill Run

  • Arcanine

    Arcanine with a pack of wolves

    While Hisuian Arcanine is a nice choice, this team needs a special attacker to avoid being walled by physical walls. This version of the original wolf is a mixed attacker.

    Nature: Lonely (+ Attack / - Defense) EV Spread: 252 Attack / 88 Special Attack / 88 HP / 80 Speed

    Held Item: Leftovers

    • Fire Blast
    • Extreme Speed
    • Snarl
    • Close Combat / Iron Head / Solar Beam

  • Mightyena

    mightyena pokemon

    Mightyena definitely is wolf-like, but I'm still not 100% certain he't not a black German Shepherd. In either event, his diverse movepool and decent attack stat are a welcome edition to the pack.

    Nature: Adamant (+ Attack / - Special Attack) EV Spread: 252 HP / 252 Attack / 4 Speed

    Held Item: Muscle Band

    • Play Rough
    • Sucker Punch
    • Thunder Fang
    • Iron Tail

  • Zacian

    espeon pokemon

    Be sure to check with your opponet's before slapping a nuke like this on your team. But, if they allow it, you'll gain access a puppy powered nuke.

    Although, he lost 20 attack points and received a major nerf to its signature ability, its still a powerhouse on any team.

    Nature: Jolly (+ Attack / - Special Attack) EV Spread: 252 Attack / 252 Speed / 4 HP

    Held Item: Life Orb

    • Behemoth Blade
    • Close Combat
    • Play Rough
    • Poison Jab

  • Lucario

    lucario is a wolf

    Is Lucario a wolf? Yes he is. His design is based on the Egyption god Anubis who was modeled after an African wold. So that makes him a wolf in my book.

    This is great for the wolf team as it was certainly lacking in the special attack department.

    Nature: Modest (+ Special Attack / - Attack) EV Spread: 252 Special Attack / 252 Speed / 4 HP

    Held Item: Wise Glasses

    • Aura Sphere
    • Flash Cannon
    • Nasty Plot
    • Dark Pulse

  • Magnetric

    magnetric pokemon

    Magnetric is an electric wolf with decent special Attack, good speed and a movepool with fire coverage that this pack desperately needs.

    Nature: Timid (+ Attack / + Special Attack) EV Spread: 252 Special Attack / 252 Speed / 4 HP

    Held Item: Choice Specs

    • Volt Switch
    • Thunderbolt
    • Flamethrower
    • Switcheroo

These wolf Pocket monsters are the best the Pokemon world has to offer in terms of competitive viability. But, if you want to give yourself a challenge, here is a list of all wolf Pokemon you can use to build your very own Paw Patrol.

  1. Mightyena

    Region: Hoenn | Type: Dark

  2. Rockruff

    Region: Alola | Type: Rock

  3. Lycanroc

    Region: Alola | Type: Rock

  4. Arcanine

    Region: Kanto | Type: Fire

  5. Hisuian Arcanine

    Region: Hisui | Type: Rock/Fire

  6. Lucario

    Region: Sinnoh | Type: Fighting/Steel

  7. Manectric

    Region: Hoenn | Type: Electric

  8. Zacian

    Region: Galar | Type: Fairy / Steel

  9. Zamazenta

    Region: Galar | Type: Fighting / Steel

Paldea introduced some really cool dog Pokemon but unfortunately none that were wolves or at least wolf-like. So, there are no wolf Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet.

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Posted by: Matt Irving on 07/31/2023


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