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Arcanine originally had the name "Blaze".
 
Arcanine originally had the name "Blaze".
 
==Origin==
 
==Origin==
Arcanine is based on [[WP:Qilin|Qilin]], Chinese mythical creature.
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Arcanine is based on Japanese シーサー ''shisa'', or ''koma-inu''. They are mythical creatures that take inspiration from lions, tigers, and dogs. Statues of them in pairs are used as guardians and to invite good luck.
 
   
===Name origin===
 
===Name origin===
 
Arcanine's name is a combination of ''arcane'', meaning mysterious, and ''[[wp:canine|canine]]'', meaning dog.
 
Arcanine's name is a combination of ''arcane'', meaning mysterious, and ''[[wp:canine|canine]]'', meaning dog.
   
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
 
*[[List of German Pokémon names|German]]: Arkani
 
*[[List of German Pokémon names|German]]: Arkani
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