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I have a shiny and want to make it competitive for online battles.

I want to make my brave nature arcanine a physical hitter but think it might be too slow. Does anybody know if raising its ev and ivs in speed will make it fast enough to make it a threat in online battles? Or will the decrease in speed due to his nature be to much of a handicap. Are there any moves or items that could help my speed get higher? If he is to slow should I invest more Evs in his defenses? Does any body know a good move set with items for this slow arcanine that would be helpful thanks ? My team now is umbreon, charizard,garchomp,salamence, those are the best ones I have at the moment that I are Iv trained with perfect evs.

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This is what I'd recommend:

+A/-D or -SD Lonely or Naughty

+SA/-D or -SD Gentle or Quirky
Do you want to use it in singles or doubles? Battle Spot, VGC, or something else?

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probably not because if it is brave nature its speed will drop and 70% of the Pokemon ( in competitive) will over speed it , so I recommend to use a adamant nature as most of its attacks at physical and it has no good special attacks to learn by leveling up.

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What about by TM or Move Tutor or through breeding?