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View Poll Results: Which is best?
Arcanine 26 70.27%
Ninetales 11 29.73%
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Old September 28th, 2013 (10:47 AM). Edited September 28th, 2013 by TeKan56.
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Hi, I was thinking of doing a playthrough of FR/LG and I just wanted to know which game I should choose according to my fire type. LG has Vulpix/Ninetales and FR gets Growlithe/Arcanine.

Which of these two is the better Pokémon in you're opinion and why?
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Old September 28th, 2013 (10:54 AM).
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I think Arcanine is better because it has a better moveset.
eg: Flare Blitz; Extremespeed; Crunch; Close Combat

Ninetales doesn't have much variety.
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Old September 28th, 2013 (11:02 AM).
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Growlithe/Arcanine.

I'm a little biased, cause I love dogs more than I like Foxes.

But meh.

And like Head said, Growlithe/Arcanine has a better move set.
(Pain to train sometimes, though.)
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Old September 28th, 2013 (12:06 PM).
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Flare Blitz wasn't available in 3rd Gen, so Flame Wheel would be the only Physical fire move that Arcanine can know.
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Old September 28th, 2013 (12:30 PM).
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Arcanine all the way, I love it!
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Old September 28th, 2013 (12:35 PM).
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Ninetales is my number 1 Pokemon of all time.
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Old September 28th, 2013 (12:53 PM).
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Tough choice. I rather go with Arcanine, its a shame that back then, both Arcanine and Ninetails had extremely few moves and weren't that great to be used. If you even wanted Arcanine to learn flamethrower, you had to give it the TM. But anyway, I think he's the better choice. He's fast and you can get a better use of his moveset than what Ninetails has.
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Old September 28th, 2013 (01:44 PM).
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Arcanine is majestic, and Ninetales is graceful.

I've always loved Vulpix and Ninetales though, so I'll go with Ninetales.

Nasty Plotted Flamethrower are fun!
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Old September 28th, 2013 (02:49 PM).
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Arcanine all the way, haha. I just was never really a fan of Vulpix or Ninetales so this was a pretty easy decision for me. Arcanine is just so majestic looking which is much cooler than Ninetales.
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Old September 28th, 2013 (06:58 PM).
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Aircane has more base state then ninetales. and its better then ninetales but ninetales is also a very good pokemon. If you want you can have ninetales but i suggest you to have aircane

I have experience for having aircane and ninetales both !
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Old September 28th, 2013 (07:12 PM).
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Arcanine seems like it would be best with how fast it is.
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Old September 28th, 2013 (07:18 PM).
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I liked Ninetales better when it came to design. It was simple, and very elegant. When it came to battling though, Arcanine was the better Pokémon. Ninetales may be good in the current gen. thanks to Drought, but it didn't have this ability in generation three, and its stats were quite low. Arcanine, on the other hand, had very good Attack stat and great Speed. After a single Howl, it was able to take down your opponent's entire team all by itself.
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Old September 28th, 2013 (08:57 PM).
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Personally I prefer Arcanine. I choose Arcanine due to its nice design and superior stats.
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Old September 29th, 2013 (07:32 AM).
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Just shipping this one off to Pokémon Voting Polls for RHCP & Brendino to take a look at, it's much more suited to this section than Advanced Gaming.

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Old September 29th, 2013 (08:39 AM).
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Battles-wise, definitely Arcanine. He gets the amazing Intimidate ability to cut your opponent's attack, has a better movepool, and overall has better stats. You can get a lot more out of him as a fire type.

Stinks though, since Ninetales is a great Pokemon design-wise! Its movepool just isn't very diverse.
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Old September 30th, 2013 (05:10 AM).
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If we're only talking game, I don't really know what I think. As I don't use either of them much. I like Ninetales' look but generally, Arcanine is even cooler in my eyes. Ninetales seems so frail, and from what I've seen of Vulpix in the games, I don't like its moveset very much. Arcanine (Growlithe) was more of a reliable pokémon on a team.

And speaking outside the games completely, I like them both! Maybe Arcanine more, just because I generally don't like frail pokémon much. And because it's a tigerdog! Raikou and Arcanine, both tigerlike and both pokémon I like a lot. Designs do matter.
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Old September 30th, 2013 (05:29 AM).
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Hi, I was thinking of doing a playthrough of FR/LG and I just wanted to know which game I should choose according to my fire type.
I would take a look at the other exclusives. Those two are pretty even.
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Old September 30th, 2013 (05:47 AM).
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Arcanine is my favourite Pokemon ever. I normally base which version of a game I get solely on whether or not Arcanine is included.
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Old October 2nd, 2013 (12:03 AM).
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Looking back at the favorite Pokemon of each type thread (here), this is what I said:

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Fire - I can never decide if I like Ninetales or Arcanine more, so they'll have to share this spot.

I love Ninetales' moveset much more (if it were Fire/Psychic rather than pure Fire it'd be my favorite), but Arcanine has a better Special and regular Attack stat than Ninetales does. I honestly can't choose just one of the two, because I know that I'll feel bad later about doing it, haha.
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Old October 2nd, 2013 (12:16 AM).
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3rd gen wasn't very nice to Arcanine or Ninetales, they weren't very good back then. Arcanine is more powerful but Ninetales has better support moves and Vulpix learns Flamethrower earlier than Growlithe.

5th gen, though... Ninetales is useful with Drought. And Arcanine almost breaks the game, it's obscenely powerful.
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Old October 2nd, 2013 (12:29 AM).
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Tough decision... Ninetales looks more elegant, but Arcanine is more powerful... I'm torn.

Arcanine is a Legendary Pokémon... Does that count?
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Old October 13th, 2013 (07:56 PM).
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Sure Growlithe/Arcanine.
Because they are very strong pokémon in battle.
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Old October 23rd, 2013 (01:30 AM).
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I prefer Ninetales as I think Arcanine is over rated and over used by people.
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Old October 23rd, 2013 (03:15 AM).
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Arcanine seems more tough and noble.
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Old October 25th, 2013 (08:12 AM).
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I'd have to go with Arcanine since I really liked that one episode in the anime with Growlithe and James, and I'm not a huge fan of Ninetales' design (even though I like foxes and fire types, I just like Fennekin's design more )
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