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Commission for ~pychopat2

I never saw Arcanine as very dog like, always looked like a tiger lion thing to me. As it turns out it's based on shisa and fuu dogs. My Arcanine is one part lion, one part tiger, with a sprinkle of bear, and a dash of dog. Now, onto the flavor text:

Arcanine is the mightiest of all fire types. There are tales of great fire dragons and giant birds lit aflame, but Arcanine is the most powerful confirmed to exist. They have garnered their nickname as the "Legendary Pokemon" as they are extremely rare in the wild and have only recently have specimens been evolved in captivity. The the key to the the development of an Arcanine is that the juvenile state, Growlithe, needs to ingest volcanic soil. In the wild Growlithes will unknowingly consume volcanic soil through ingesting gastroliths from the stomachs of Torkoals. No one is quite sure why a Growlithe will under take an extreme growth after this, though it has been theorized that it is a defensive response to other large Pokemon in the area. In captivity one need simply grind up 1/4 cup of volcanic gastroliths(fire stones) into powder and mix it into the Growlithe's diet. Arcanine and their kin are exceptionally fierce, but playful Pokemon. Young Growlithes are often seen taunting other Pokemon, even ones much larger than themselves. Turtwigs are notoriously sensitive and the playful jaunts of a young Growlithe will make them stupid baby cry.


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:iconexit-humanity:
exit-humanity Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amaizing
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:iconlonedragon155:
lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAAARRRRGGGHHHH! Love this one!
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zazapets Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  New member
so cool! ;)
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Mecha-GREGOLE Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
This is one of those designs I keep referring to when I mention the perfectly blended ones. It takes the pokemon's premise, elaborates a little, and remixes it into something you'd see in reality. It's absolutely a shisa, and an animal, and a pokemon all in one.
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Mitsy4357 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Arcanine is my all time fave pokemon! I LOVE THIS!
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:iconcharliedoodle:
CharlieDoodle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I want that fluffy by my side.
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EightballPixels Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Turtwig looks so scared I'm laughing
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very neat, I love him this way. Nice teeth. :D
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The-Demonic-Ches Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when i see arcaine in pokemon i imagine him as a giant dog thing with a lion mane but this is awesome
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Hohki Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought it looked like a thylacine with a mane
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