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Making this so it's off the unanswered list

Arctovish @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Ice Body
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fishious Rend
- Icicle Crash
- Psychic Fangs
- Crunch

It's worse Dracovish. Choice Scarf takes advantage of Fishious Rend, Icicle Crash is STAB, and the rest of the moves are coverage.

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This is a set I've found works well in the Battle Tower, mostly doubles. I haven't used it in Online Battles yet.

Arctovish @ Focus Sash
Ability: Ice Body
EVs: 252 Atk / 128 Def / 128 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Avalanche / Icicle Crash
- Liquidation / Fishious Rend
- Iron Head
- Psychic Fangs

This Arctovish can usually take two or three super-effective hits before going down, so it can get a boost on Avalanche at least that many times. I would give it a Focus Sash in case it runs into any particularly strong special attackers equipped with its weaknesses though, so it can still get one Avalanche in.

Liquidation could be swapped for Fishious Rend if you wanted to run a Jolly, Slush Rush Arctovish that might have a chance of out-speeding some slower Pokémon. I find Liquidation is a reliable physical move for sluggish little Arctovish though, and it has a chance to lower the opposing Pokémon's defense.

Psychic Fangs and Iron Head are coverage, with Iron Head being a good way to deal with opposing ice types too.

If Arctovish is paired with a speedier partner Pokémon that can dispatch threats against it - and maybe even set up Hail for it - I imagine the Focus Sash could just be replaced with Leftovers so it has extra recovery with Hail.

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Once it gets released, this set could work really well with Slush Rush.
No Fishous Rend?
@CoolMan6001, Liquidation and Fishious Rend have the same base power. I mentioned Fishious Rend in the commentary, but Arctovish is pretty slow without Slush Rush. Might as well go for Liquidation's defense drop, in that case.
Split those EVs and choose one to give 4 extra to, you're only hurting yourself (albeit by one point) the current way it is.
@[MEGA]StellarLucario - Oh yeah, you're probably right. I'm sure it could probably benefit from the 4 invested in HP to be allocated to something like its SpD, if that's what you mean. I'll go ahead and edit that.
...No. 126/130 is wasting an extra 4 EVs, even if it's only one point. 124 gets you an even boost, 126 gets you nothing more. It's better that you just split those evenly at 128, or if you wanted the HP boost, you could go for 124 and 128, depending on what defense you want.