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MajesticArcanine, I like it! We think similiar with the sun team build, lol, nice.
well i know it sounds weird but the moveset should be morning sun flare blitz will o wisp and extreme speed also its ev's should be max hp max sp.def and the rest in attack
Do you know what's annoying? Got a shiny growlithe from SOS chaining and it's got an adamant nature and I can't breed for Close Combat XD
Arcanine (Physical)
Arcanine @ Life Orb
Trait: Indimidate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Attack / 252 Speed
Jolly nature (+Speed, -SpAttack)
- Flare Blitz (STAB)
- Wild Charge (dealing with water and flying types)
- Extreme Speed (priority)
- Close Combat
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Arcanine (M) @ Power Herb
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 30 HP / 100 Def / 110 SpA / 170 SpD / 100 Spe
Bold Nature
- Sunny Day
- Roar
- Flamethrower
- Solar Beam

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what is this set? Full special attacker but with a nature that reduces special attack? your EVs a weird, you need to specialise as 100 EVs sounds good on paper but in practice its really bad, and you have roar on a full attacking set.
Fixed the Adamant Nature... (I hate mistakes...)
Since it has intimidate you can give it less defense EVs and invest in some other stats.
Huh, neat.
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Arcanine (F) @ Electrium Z
Ability: intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Atk
Relaxed Nature (+Def/-Spd)

•Wild Charge
•Extreem Speed

Starting out by saying I love Gigavolt Havok animation with Arcanine. That being said this build catches most people off guard. As he can take a hit from a physical atacker on a switch in. If you lead with overheat you can surprise most opponents with your electric Z-move. Snarl is great to debug Sp. Attackers and bypasses substitute’s with good neutral coverage. Extreme speed is good for hitting first and getting around fake out or other slower priority moves.

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They want me in Smash!?!

Isabelle (Arcanine) @ Life Orb

Ability: Intimidate

Nature: Impish

EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Def, 4 Sp. Def

  • Sunny Day

  • Flare Blitz

  • Morning Sun

  • Solar Beam

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Isabelle turns over a new leaf!
Arcanine looks nothing like Isabelle. Good answer though?
Lol. (filler)
@ᴏᴄᴛᴀʟᴍᴀʀɪ - Uh, nevermind.