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Which stat spread should we use for Mega Arcanine?

gimmepie

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Make-a-Mega

We all know that there’s a lot of Pokemon that just plain suck competitively. However, the introduction of mega-evolution as a mechanic allowed many Pokemon that would otherwise be very weak to suddenly become very usable. In the case of some Pokemon (ie. Lucario or Mawile), their mega-evolutions give them such a boost that they jump from lower tiers into Ubers.

So, for the Daily series Make-a-Mega, we’re going to take a Pokemon that is ordinarily quite weak and create a mega-evolution that will render it usable in a higher tier. In the last Make-a-Mega we turned Castform from a really gimmicky and useless Pokemon to a Pokemon that's equally gimmicky but can actually do some damage. Now it's time to again submit ideas for a Pokemon to create a Mega Evolution for. Once we have our chosen Pokemon, we'll develop its type, ability and stats here whilst over in A&D a design to match our changes is created.

Week-by-week breakdown

Week One: Pokemon is determined
Week Two: A&D work begins, type change (if any) is determined.
Week Three: Ability change (if any) is determined.
Week Four: Stat changes are determined. Featured design is selected.

Each week (excluding the artwork) is broken down into three days where ideas are suggested and then a four day poll to determine which idea we apply. The article is then written and published as the next polling process begins.

Guidelines
  1. The chosen Pokemon must be fully-evolved or have no evolutions.
  2. It should not already possess a mega-evolution.
  3. It must be from a tier below OU.

Previous Selections
  1. Roserade
  2. Luxray
  3. Lapras
  4. Weezing
  5. Castform


Ullion

Simic Synthesis

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Posted August 18th, 2017
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I'd like to suggest Masquerain!

I think it's kind of a forgotten Pokemon, but it could get a more unique typing (cough bug/water) instead of keeping that boring bug/flying combo. Plus I like it's current design - so I'm sure it could look really good if it had a mega as well. :)

Syndrome

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Posted March 12th, 2020
Mmmmkay so I feel like Arcanine is way past due for this. It's an "okay" Pokemon that has potential to be great if given a mega evo. There are so many possibilities for it design wise and functionality wise, I'm still shocked that it hasn't been picked yet.

gimmepie

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I vote Carnivine.
Random flash of inspiration here lol.

Sirfetch’d

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Ledian

Lycanthropy

Owl + Bear =
Owlbear

Age 23
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I hope this isn't too far-fetched, but how about Farfetch'd?
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gimmepie

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The poll is up!

Mobile Tsk

Skip to my loo(m)

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Ledian would be so cool. The others are all at least remotely viable in some kind of way. Ledian is horrid which sucks because it's so horribly cool. Giving it a better typing and better stats would be excellent.

A Pokemon that is discriminated!
Support squirtle and make it everyone's favourite.

gimmepie

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Ok boys let's get this Arcanine train rollin'.
Yes, maybe sixth time's a charm lol.

gimmepie

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There was a tie so I flipped a coin. Syndrome will be pleased because Arcanine won. So, are we having any type changes?
Top Secret
Seen July 3rd, 2019
Posted July 2nd, 2019
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I would suggest Fire / Fighting.

Reasoning:
- Stealth Rock neutrality
- STAB on Close Combat
- Quad resists U-turn
- Now resists Knock Off
- Crunch and Wild Charge can cover the new weaknesses

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gimmepie

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I think I'm more pure Fire camp here but I'd be okay with Fire/Fighting.