[Top 10] Pokemon Legends Arceus Best Fire Type (Ranked)

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What's The Best Fire Type in Pokemon Legends Arceus?

A great example of a base evolution, final evolution, and Alpha Pokemon.

Intimidating, and fueled with destructive power, Fire type Pokemon is usually a type any trainer will have on their team. In Pokemon Legends Arceus (PLA), there are some powerful choices, but which one is the best? Here are the top 10 choices you should consider when picking a Fire Type to travel with you as you seek out all Pokemon.


10) Monferno

Monferno is giving Curious George vibes here. 

Basr Stats:

  • HP: 64
  • Attack: 78
  • Special Attack: 78
  • Defense: 52
  • Special Defense: 52
  • Speed: 81

Type: Fire/Fighting 

To start us at number 10, we have Monferno. This fourth generation Pokemon packs a hard punch. Literally. He has a very basic base stat structure but great speed, making him useful even when fighting type be is weaker against such as Rock Pokemon. Thanks to also being a Fire type, Monferno has great strengths but also more weaknesses. 

  • High Speed stat for only being in its first evolution form
  • Most learned Fire moves leave opponent burned
  • Having ability Blaze will increase fire attacks by 50%

To catch Monferno, your best chance will be to go to Ramanas Island, or Deertrack Heights; it has a 5% chance of spawning. Both locations are in the Obsidian Fields. 

9) Magmar

Its Magmar! And its happy to see you!

  • HP: 65
  • Attack: 95
  • Special Attack: 100
  • Defense: 57
  • Special Defense: 85
  • Speed: 93

Type: Fire

Magmar, up until generation four, was Magby's final form. So, because of this, Magmar is built like a final evolution Pokemon. You could keep him in this form and decide not to give it the item to get it to evolve. But who's stopping at Magmar and not wanting to achieve a stronger, better Fire type Pokemon. Later in this article, you'll know how to do that if you haven't already.

  • Great STAB stats with fire type moves
  • Physical and Special Attack stats are high
  • Even though Magmar is a bigger pokemon, he's pretty quick. Its Speed is comparable to most legendary Pokemon!

In the Cobalt Coastlands at Fire pit Island, you can catch Magmar and see it waltzing around the paths leading to the top of the mountain.


8) Ninetales

You have just engaged an Alpha Ninetales. I hope you brought some Burn Heals.

Base Stats:

  • HP: 73
  • Attack: 76
  • Special Attack: 81
  • Defense: 75
  • Special Defense: 100
  • Speed: 100

Type: Fire

Ninetales is a gorgeous Pokemon. It's as sleek as it is deadly. At spot number eight, Ninetales can bring a lot to your team, even though it's only a Fire type. Ninetales is very fast, and thanks to a decently high Special Attack, it can deal out some serious damage. 

  • Large Special Attack move pool
  • High Special Defense and Speed stats
  • Ability Flash Fire, will increase any Fire type moves by 50% after the initial hit

There are plenty of Vulpixs running around for you to capture and then evolve into Ninetales. But if you're looking for an Alpha Ninetales, there'll be one waiting on the top of Firepit Island in the Cobalt Coastlands.


7) Flareon

If Flareon could have the ability, Flame Body, you could never snuggle it... EVER! *sob*

Base Stats:

  • HP: 65
  • Attack: 130
  • Special Attack: 95
  • Defense: 60
  • Special Defense: 110
  • Speed: 65

Type: Fire

Flareon is one of the original evolutions from Eevee. Anyone who's anybody will tell you that the Eevee evolutions are flushed with power. If you know how to use them. Flareon is no exception to that. All the Eevee evolutions can be very powerful in the right hands. Flareon will bring the heat in any battle, as well as all the cuteness. 

  • Could be found with the ability Guts (Rare); will raise Attack stat by half when afflicted with a status condition (poison, paralysis, etc)
  • High physical attack power
  • Large move pool
  • Versatile Attacks can be taught to it

Flareon will not be walking around somewhere waiting for you to catch it. Unless you go to the Crimson Mirelands and brave a Space-Time Distortion. If you're too scared to go in, (you definitely shouldn't be) you can catch Eevee in Obsidian Fields around Horseshoe Plains and evolve into Flareon using a Fire Stone. 


6) Rapidash

In PLA, always be ready to engage an Alpha... before you engage the Alpha.

Base Stats:

  • HP: 65
  • Attack: 100
  • Special Attack: 80
  • Defense: 70
  • Special Defense: 80
  • Speed: 105

Type: Fire

Another classic pokemon, Rapidash. Rapidash has a lot to offer your team. In my professional opinion, Rapidash is one of the more intimidating Fire types you can get in Arceus. Ironically, Rapidash can't have the ability, Intimidate. However, I feel like everyone at some point has thought, “Darn, they have a Rapidash!” 

  • High speed
  • Large and very versatile movepool
  • Flash Fire: ability to raise Fire type move power by 50% when hit by a fire type move. 

Rapidash can be found in Obsidian Fields around Horseshoe Plains in Alpha form or during a Massive Mass Outbreak. 


5) Magmortar

Is it me or do Magmortar's arms remind you of cannons?

Base Stats:

  • HP: 75
  • Attack: 95
  • Special Attack: 125
  • Defense: 67
  • Special Defense: 95
  • Speed: 83

Type: Fire

Magmortar was given to us in the later generations of Pokemon. Fire pokemon are all about portraying strength. When I look at Magmortar, I wouldn't want to meet him in a back alley of Veilstone City. It's interesting that even though this Pokemon was a delayed release, it's still found to be attainable in the Hisuian region, being that it becomes the Sinnoh Region later on. 

  • Take advantage of STAB Special Attack moves!
  • Very versatile move pool
  • A heavy hitter with high Special Attack and Attack stats.

Without evolving Magmar into Magmortar, you might see one spawn during a Space-time Distortion in the Crimson Mirelands. If you don't want to brave the distortions, catch a Magmar, give it a Magmarizer to hold, level him up and get Magmortar.


4) Infernape

Again! We made sure we were ready to battle this Alpha Infernape before hand right?

Base Stats:

  • HP: 76
  • Attack: 104
  • Special Attack: 104
  • Defense: 71
  • Special Defense: 71
  • Speed: 108

Type: Fire/Fighting 

Offensive players drool over Infernape. Its first form, Chimchar, is probably one of the more sought after Fire type starters in Pokemon. Infernape is known more than for starting fires though. Infernape has beautifully balanced stats, the highest being its Special Attack and Attack stats. 

  • Large move pool
  • Very fast
  • Bug type moves are the least effective
  • Fire type AND Fighting type moves will be devastating with STAB 

There is an Alpha Infernape available for grabs in the Obsidian Fields at Ramanas Island. It'll be surrounded by Chimchar and Monferno so if you don't want to take on the Alpha yet, there are other options to get an Infernape.


3) Hisuian Arcanine

Introducing his Nobelness, Growlithe, of the Hisui Region!

Base Stats: 

  • HP: 95
  • Attack: 115
  • Special Attack: 95
  • Defense: 80
  • Special Defense: 80
  • Speed: 90

Type: Fire/Rock

Hisuian Arcanine resembles a fierce knight, dedicated to protect a king or queen (in our case, trainer) at all costs! Even his Hisuian Growlithe looks like it's ready to save a princess.

Hisuian Arcanine, resembling a knight, was built for battle. Arcanine can take a few good hits before getting into real trouble. But it'll make some good hits of its own before then. Although, this guy takes more super effective damage by Ground and Water type moves being a Rock and Fire type.

  • Intimidate: ability lowers opponent's attack at the start of battle. 
  • High HP, can last a while in battles excluding type disadvantages
  • Rock type makes many move types less effective than being a normal Fire type.

Hisuian Arcanine may appear after a Massive Mass Outbreak of Hisuian Growlithe are caught. This will likely occur in the Cobalt Coastlands. If you haven't gotten that far in PLA, Catch Hisuian Growlithe from the Cobalt Coastlands at Windbreakers Stand or Lunkers Lair. Give Growlithe a Fire Stone to evolve.


2) Hisuian Typhlosion 

With Typhlosion backing you in battle, almost anything is possible.

Base Stats:

  • HP: 73
  • Attack: 84
  • Special Attack: 119
  • Defense: 78
  • Special Defense: 85
  • Speed: 95

Type: Fire/Ghost 

Though Hisuian Typhlosion doesn't beat out Hisuian Arcanine stat wise, Typhlosion has less weaknesses. On top of being a Ghost type, Hisuian Typhlosion is an intimidating Pokemon, like all the Pokemon on this list. What sets Hisuian Typhlosion apart from the rest of this lineup is the Special Attack power, type advantage when battling Normal or Fighting types, and what moves it can learn and for you to use at your disposal. 

  • Blaze: ability to increase Fire type move power by 50% when user has low HP
  • Immune to Fighting and Normal Moves
  • Large move pool

There are a few ways to get your hands on Hisuian Typhlosion. If you don't pick Cyndaquil as your starter pokemon, you can catch any one in the Crimson Mirelands in a Space-Time Distortion. If you don’t want to go that route, you can also return to Professor Laventon, and he'll give you both starters you didn’t choose in the start of the story. 


1) Heatran

Easily one of the coolest battles in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Base Stats:

  • HP: 91
  • Attack: 90
  • Special Attack: 130
  • Defense: 106
  • Special Defense: 106
  • Speed: 77

Type: Fire/Steel

Finally at spot number one we have Heatran. Heatran is a battle tank with both high attack and defense stats. Not to mention, 9/18 types of moves are not very effective. That alone should be enough to put Heatran at the top of anyone's list. It can take several hits, and because he only has three types that are super effective against Heatran, you better have done your research and saved before battling him. 

  • Only three move types are super effective
  • Immune to Poison moves
  • Can be Male or Female - Only Legendary with a gender assignment
  • Ice, Steel, Bug, Normal, Flying, Fairy, Grass, Psychic, and Dragon Type moves are not very effective on Heatran

Travel to the Cobalt Coastlands after you’ve defeated the main story. Enter the Lava Dome Sanctum and catch Heatran during the “Quest the Plate of Firepit Island.” 


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