059-Arcanine

Every Pokemon that can High-Five in Pokemon Amie as of Pokemon X and Y

As the title says, this is a list of every Pokemon that can perform a high five!

Also included in this list is the manner in which they high five (i.e. an actual high five, or a headbutt that connects with the player’s cursor, etc.)

KANTO (19):

  • 001: Bulbasaur- headbutt
  • 004: Charmander - high five
  • 007: Squirtle - high five
  • 023: Ekans - headbutt
  • 025: Pikachu - high five
  • 026: Raichu - high five
  • 037: Vulpix - high five
  • 038: Ninetales - high five
  • 039: Jigglypuff - high five
  • 040: Wigglytuff - high five
  • 052: Meowth - high five
  • 058: Growlithe - high five
  • 059: Arcanine - high five
  • 133: Eevee - high five
  • 134: Vaporeon - high five
  • 135: Jolteon - high five
  • 136: Flareon - high five
  • 147: Dratini - headbutt
  • 151: Mew - high five

JOHTO (9): 

  • 152: Chikorita - headbutt
  • 155: Cyndaquil - high five
  • 158: Totodile - high five
  • 172: Pichu - high five
  • 174: Igglybuff - high five
  • 175: Togepi - high five
  • 196: Espeon - high five
  • 197: Umbreon - high five
  • 251: Celebi - high five

HOENN (6):

  • 252: Treecko - high five
  • 255: Torchic - headbutt/peck
  • 258: Mudkip - high five
  • 303: Mawile - high five
  • 333: Swablu - headbutt/peck
  • 334: Altaria - headbutt/peck

SINNOH (8):

  • 387: Turtwig - headbutt
  • 390: Chimchar - clap
  • 393: Piplup - high five
  • 447: Riolu - high five
  • 448: Lucario - high five
  • 470: Leafeon - high five
  • 471: Glaceon - high five
  • 492: Shaymin (land) - headbutt
  • 492: Shaymin (sky) - high five

UNOVA (13):

  • 494: Victini - high five
  • 495: Snivy - high five
  • 498: Tepig - headbutt
  • 499: Pignite - high five
  • 501: Oshawott - high five
  • 511: Pansage - high five
  • 559: Scraggy - high five
  • 570: Zorua - high five
  • 572: Mincinno - high five
  • 573: Cincinno - high five
  • 587: Emolga - high five
  • 610: Axew - high five
  • 635: Hydreigon - headbutt

KALOS (14):

  • 650: Chespin - high five
  • 653: Fennekin - high five
  • 656: Froakie - high five
  • 674: Pancham - high five
  • 677: Espurr - high five
  • 678: Meowstic - high five
  • 682: Spritzee - headbutt/peck
  • 684: Swirlix - lick
  • 696: Tyrunt - headbutt
  • 700: Sylveon - high five
  • 702: Dedenne - high five
  • 704: Goomy - headbutt
  • 705: Sliggoo - high five
  • 720: Hoopa - high five

TOTAL: 69

If you notice anything missing, please shoot me an ask! I’ve tested almost every Pokemon for high-five capabilities but it’s possible that I’ve made a mistake and my biggest interest is to have a complete and accurate list of Pokemon that can high-five.

#059: Arcanine

Arcanine is known for its high speed. It is said to be capable of running over 6,200 miles in a single day and night. The fire that blazes wildly within this Pokémon’s body is its source of power.

Since Arcanine can run 6,200 miles in 24 hours, its average speed must be 260 miles per hour. This is faster than any animal here in our world. Cheetahs can run around 60-75 mph, black marlins swim at 80 mph, and the peregrine falcon can fly at around 240 mph. 

Arcanine can run at a 260 mph, as fast as the best race cars.

We know, then, to run this fast it must use a lot of energy. While you or I get energy from eating and breathing, the pokedex tells us that Arcanine gets this energy from its fire. A sort of natural thermal engine if you will.

Thermal engines are a fairly simple concept. If you input heat (Qh, fire, or ignited gas), you can split it up into Mechanical Work (W, such as running, or pushing a piston), and leftover heat (Qc, exhaust). 

This is an extremely simple model of how most engines work. A car engine, a steam engine, the heater in your house all boil down to this. A refrigerator is this process backwards. Even cell processes like photosynthesis can be thought of this way.

So for Arcanine, we’re going to assume its internal fire burns at around 1100 degrees Celsius. Assuming the “Qc” portion is expelled into the atmosphere (like car exhaust), it is at room temperature, or 25 degrees Celsius. Using this, we can find what’s called the efficiency of an engine.

The efficiency is basically how much energy is converted into work. This will never be 100%, because of the Qc component that is expelled. Even in the most ideal case possible (called the “Carnot Cycle”, if you’re interested in reading more), the efficiency is given by:

A Carnot Cycle is a horrible approximation to make for Arcanine’s internal engine. But, since I don’t want to get into more complicated science, I will use it. Take this as the “maximum” efficiency Arcanine could possibly have.

Arcanine gets power from a natural heat cycle inside of itself. It can convert (at most) 97% of the heat energy from its fire into mechanical work, which it uses to run at speeds of 260 mph.