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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