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30 Days of Pokemon: Day 2

Posted May 2nd, 2013 at 10:35 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™

Day 02: Most terrifying Pokemon

Arcanine.

For a brief while (before Pikachu's overexposure became all too obvious) this guy held the title of my least favorite Pokemon. I'll be honest - my IRL experience with dogs probably has something to do with my dislike for Arcanine. Not only am I deathly allergic to dogs, but several of my (less upstanding) family members have owned some very poorly trained dogs that have come after me (and others). One even bit me in the rear end, which fortunately didn't cause any adverse reaction. Otherwise I would have been dead for over a decade now.

Still, Arcanine just has that look of a vicious, snarling beast that looks like it would enjoy savagely ripping people apart. I can't fathom why NONE of the evil team leaders haven't had one of these in their rosters (or why a protagonist would use one - see B2/W2 trailer). It looks like an evil Pokemon tailor-made for guys like Ghetsis, and especially Maxie (Archie, not so much though xD).
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    droomph's Avatar
    Arcanine isn't an "evil" Pokémon like Mightyena and Zubat, because they are supposed to be terrifyingly majestic, if you can wrap your mind around such a concept.

    …Majestic beast, I suppose.
    Posted May 2nd, 2013 at 04:47 PM by droomph droomph is offline
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    Wait Zubat isn't evil either!
    Posted May 2nd, 2013 at 08:30 PM by Oryx Oryx is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar
    Yes, I happen to know that concept, the attitude is not necessary or appreciated. Raikou fits that description. So does Braviary. Arcanine does not, it's about as "majestic" as your average zombie. It's just a big hairy mass of rage and ugly. At least IMO.

    Of course, it's also my opinion that Pikachu is the ultimate "evil" Pokemon, so you can run with that however you wish.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Toujours View Comment
    Wait Zubat isn't evil either!
    I never pictured Zubat as evil either xD
    Posted May 3rd, 2013 at 01:08 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
 

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