Pokémon can sometimes draw inspiration from real-life animals and like we covered Fox Pokemon, there is also a roster of wolf-like Pokemon.
From cute and fluffy Pokemon to fearsome warriors: If you like this sort of Pokemon then you are in luck as we have hand-picked our favorite Wolf Pokemon for you. Read on for our top 10!
Zacian, in its glorious Crowned Sword forme, is the game mascot for Pokémon Sword. That fact enough should signal to everyone that Zacian is the undisputed alpha wolf in the Pokémon world. Zacian is a mono-type Fairy Pokémon in its default Hero of Many Battles form. It gains a dual-typing with Steel when it transforms into its Crowned Sword form.
Zacian, in its Hero of Many Battles forme, is a big blue wolf-like Pokémon with yellow eyes, a tan bottom, a slim frame, a pink tail, and pink braids down the side of its body. It has two pink fur fringes on its back. It has battle scars on its sides and a portion of its left ear is missing. The fur fringes on its back transform into wing-like armor and its strands become ribbons in Crowned Sword form. Its head is also protected by a golden helmet, and it wields a golden sword painted with the colors of Zacian. When not in use, Zacian can sheathe its sword by wrapping it in its mane.
In Pokémon GO, with an average DPS midway between Togekiss and Gardevoir, Zacian (Hero of Many Battles forme) is a good pick for a Fairy-type attacker in raids. It lacks a Fairy-type fast move, though, thus Zacian’s efficacy varies depending on the typing efficiency of its fast move. Nonetheless, it is the tankiest of the three options. Unfortunately, the Crowned Sword forme is yet to appear in the game as a recruitable monster.
Obviously in Pokémon Sword, Zacian in both its forms is pretty busted. It has solid bulk, great defense, attack boosts, stat spread, and movepool and its typing is incredible.
Being Generation VIII, it has yet to appear in any manga or movie, and that should happen soon as this Pokémon is one of the most powerful in the games in it appears.
Arcanine comes second in this list because it is only proper to pay respects to the elders. Arcanine is an OG Pokémon appearing in Generation I. It is a purely Fire-type Pokémon but it gains a dual-typing with Rock in its Hisuian regional form.
Arcanine is a wolf Pokémon with a quadrupedal body and orange fur with jagged black stripes. It features diamond-shaped ears with beige interiors, black eyes, a circular, black nose, and two sharp teeth on its upper jaw.
Because of the volcanic activity in its environs, Hisuian Arcanine has a slightly unusual appearance. Its body fur is red-orange, with gray muzzle, mane, tail, brows, and tufts of fur behind its elbows and around its ankles, and light gray insides of its ears. Igneous rock components are used to create gray fur.
In Pokémon GO, Arcanine’s DPS and stats are good enough to make it a decent Pokémon, much better than Great League, but it lacks the power and moves to compete in the top tier. The issue remains the same: a weak move pool. Arcanine would be fantastic if it had better type coverage.
Arcanine had a major role in the original series as Gary Oak’s Pokémon. Arcanine also had cameos in Detective Pikachu and appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Spirit.
Zamazenta is a Fighting-type Legendary Pokémon opposite of Zacian in-game representation. Zamazenta is the game mascot of Pokémon Shield.
Zamazenta is a big magenta lupine Pokémon with yellow eyes, a hefty physique, and a ponytail on its head in its Hero of Many Battles form. It features a deep blue tail and ponytail, as well as deep blue highlights on its neck and forelimbs. Its body is scarred from war, and a portion of its right ear is gone.
It has thick fur on its head and neck that resembles a shield. The Crowned Shield form permits Zamazenta to construct a set of golden armor that covers the front of its body like a shield; while the side portion generally shields its forelimbs, it can slide forward to allow Zamazenta to employ Behemoth Bash or protect itself more effectively against frontal strikes. Its ponytail expands to encompass its backside.
Lucario is a Fighting Pokémon that is also a Steel Pokémon. Lucario is a canine-like bipedal Pokémon with mostly blue and black fur that debuted in Generation IV. It possesses a tiny, spherical spike on the back of each forepaw and a third on its breast. It features a long snout as well as red eyes and ears.
Lucario has good numbers in Pokémon GO, great typing that combines one of the best offensive types with one of the best defensive types, and attacks that can transform the course of a battle.
Lucario is unquestionably a meta-defining Pokémon at the highest level.
Absol is a Generation III Dark-type Pokémon. Absol is a large dog-like Pokémon. Its body is covered in thick white hair that is longer around the neck and chest and has a tuft on the head adorned with a dark oval.
In PvE encounters such as raids, gym attacks, and taking on Team GO Rocket, Absol is a formidable foe. Despite its low Health and Defense, Absol can be a reliable attacker in Pokémon GO raids, especially if it can counter the raid boss. The same can be said for rival Team GO Rocket teams, which excel against Ghost and Psychic-type Pokémon.
Entei is a Legendary Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II. Entei is a lion/wolf beast that is related to mastiffs. It has dark hair that grows to produce a thick mane around its neck.
Lycanroc is a wolf-like canine Pokémon that has a Rock typing. It can take three different forms: Midday, Midnight, and Dusk. When exposed to solar or lunar energy, the first two types are impacted by Solgaleo and Lunala. The fading sun of the evening is thought to have inspired the third form.
In Pokémon GO PvP, Lycanroc Midnight can be a reliable damage provider, but Lycanroc Midday is basically useless. Everything boils down to their movesets. Lycanroc Midnight gets access to Counter, one of the game’s finest quick techniques. Sucker Punch, on the other hand, is available to Lycanroc Midday. As a result, it has trouble charging energy.
In the newest installment of Pokemon, Scarlet, and Violet, the Dusk form is one of the best fighters in-game. It has high Attack and Speed, although this is offset by low Defense and Special Defense.
Mightyena is a Generation III Dark-type Pokémon inspired by a hyena. Its body is a mix of black and gray fur, with black markings on its back, clawed feet, and tail.
Mightyena’s highest stat in Pokémon GO is stamina, which is 172, yet its attack stat is only 171. Mightyena likewise has a maximum fighting power of 2,177, limiting its viability to the Great League.
Mightyena may not be a game-changing Pokémon in Pokémon GO, but a Pocket Monster with this much utility has its uses in the right hands. Due to Mightyena’s low combat power, the Great League will be the best place for her to shine.
Rockruff is a Generation mono-type Rock canine Pokémon. Its fur is primarily tan with a darker muzzle, legs, and ear tips. It has large blue eyes and V-shaped ears. It evolves into a Lycanroc starting at level 25.
In Pokémon GO, it has a maximum CP of 1074 and the following stats: 117 ATK, 78 DEF, and 128 STA. Rock Throw and Stone Edge are Rockruff’s best moves in Pokémon GO. Because Rockruff is generally frail, it is best to use him as a wall breaker by employing Rockruff’s coverage moves.
10. Mega Manectric
Mega Manectric’s body is similar to that of a dog; it is mostly blue although it looks really goofy. It is a purely Electric-type Pokémon that debuted in Generation III.
Mega Manectric is one of, if not the finest, electric-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO in terms of damage output. Manectric has a strong attack stat of 286 and is more than capable of putting in work in battle. Manectric also has a defense stat of 179 and a stamina stat of 172, so it can take a few big hits.