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Old November 13th, 2012 (10:15 PM).
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    Originally Posted by AdrianD View Post
    Want to add Growlithe/Arcanine to my team. Have an idea of which way i want to play him. Would like thoughts.

    Lonely / Intimidate

    atk 252, sp atk, 252. spd 4

    heat wave

    This is how i am thinking of setting it up

    While Arcanine is considered to be a good offensive Pokemon, it is advisable to use his potential as a Physical attacker than a Special one. Arcanine can't learn Outrage, only Dragon Pulse, and Flamethrower + Heat Wave is redundant. If you really want a Special-attacking variant of Arcanine, then I suggest to use this:

    Arcanine @ Life Orb
    Nature: Timid / Modest
    252 SpA 252 Spe 4 SpD
    -Flamethrower / Fire Blast
    -Hidden Power Grass / Electric
    -Dragon Pulse
    -Morning Sun

    This set works best under Sun. If you want a Sunny Day setup on Arcanine:

    Arcanine @ Leftover / Life Orb
    Nature: Timid / Modest
    192 HP / 248 SpA / 4 SpD / 64 Spe
    -Sunny Day
    -Fire Blast / Flamethrower
    -Solar Beam
    -Morning Sun

    If you then decide to use an Arcanine that is Physically Offensive:

    Arcanine @ Life Orb
    Nature: Jolly / Adamant
    72 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD / 176 Spe
    -Flare Blitz
    -Crunch/Wild Charge
    -Close Combat/Morning Sun