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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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:icongrahamsandwich:
GrahamSandwich Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Growlithe: [tap]

Turtwig: AHH FUCK WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU JUST DO TO ME M8 FUCK
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:iconartemisthegrapefruit:
ArtemisTheGrapefruit Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Lmao
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:icondacostpa:
dacostpa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!!!! :D
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:iconuniversaldragon:
UniversalDragon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student General Artist
:iconscreamingplz: is what the turtwig does when tapped
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:iconjohn-guy:
John-Guy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
These pictures are good, but why is Arcanine's design here based off of a lion if it's supposed to be a dog?
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:iconarmoredwings:
ArmoredWings Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The artist said why in the description.
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:iconjohn-guy:
John-Guy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
okay.
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:iconnicolft:
nicolft Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww nooo my baby turtwig ;;77;;;;;
This is beautiful aaa <3
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:iconspecialsnowflaku:
SpecialSnowflaku Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  New Deviant
"Turtwigs are notoriously sensitive and the playful jaunts of a young Growlithe will make them stupid baby cry." This made me laugh.
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:iconcarvedace:
CarvedAce Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Bill Cipher emote 
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:iconcarvedace:
CarvedAce Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
Arcanine 
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:iconcarvedace:
CarvedAce Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
READ MY DEADNITE FUSION STORIES! IT HAS ARCANINE!!!!!! READ!
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:iconsackywack2141:
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Riley Arcanine Avatar Emote Spin My old Jay Duck Avatar Awesome Icon 
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:iconsyraana:
Syraana Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How to piss people off: Draw a pokemon that looks like a dog as cat, and vice versa.
I for one, really like this picture!
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:iconbh-ouji:
BH-Ouji Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
Nah, i watched DB and Pokemon at the same time, a cat-like animal, doesn't mean it's a cat
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:iconschizoid3:
Schizoid3 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
He looks more like tiger than canine, but he's awesome! (And cute)
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:iconkeytee-chan:
Keytee-chan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because he's based on Shisa - Japanese Lion Dog.
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:iconschizoid3:
Schizoid3 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Cool!
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:iconmatt-flame:
Matt-Flame Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw whose a cute lil pup?
(Arcanine howl-roars)
yes you is, yes you is!
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:icontwistedtimelord:
TwistedTimeLord Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
I love it!
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:iconskyllagriffon:
SkyllaGriffon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Lion annimated Lion annimated Lion annimated Lion annimated Lion annimated Lion annimated 
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:iconskyllagriffon:
SkyllaGriffon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Lion annimated Lion annimated Lion annimated Lion annimated Lion annimated Lion annimated 
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:icontorayasha-kage:
Torayasha-Kage Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student General Artist
These are so amazing and beautiful 
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:iconbetty87:
betty87 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
beautiful done, and great interpretation. Except for the stripes it looks like a Tibetan mastiff lionhead type
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:iconjbueno03-fnaffan:
jbueno03-fnaffan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
RUNNNNN
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:iconbounce121:
bounce121 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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:iconartistictimes:
ArtisticTimes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RUN TURTWIG RUN
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:iconcreeper202:
Creeper202 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor turtwig...;.;
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:iconmarkuis:
Markuis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
my thoughts exactly
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:iconfirewaffle567:
firewaffle567 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
In all realism i love your art, amazing, but Arcanine is basically a wolf mixed with a tiger.
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:iconjeszasz:
JESzasz Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
 Turtwig: STOP IT!!!Rage 
 Growlithe::D (Big Grin) 

 Arcanine: I'm just going to continue looking awesome!
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:iconmrqweebers:
MrQweebers Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
I love your masterpieces and true work of arts that are your Flavor text.
They always make me laugh, you rock dude!
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:iconilovewolf888:
ilovewolf888 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
it looks like a saber tooth tiger with a lions mane and a husky tail XD
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:iconboundfan:
Boundfan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Fusion at its finest :D
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:iconilovewolf888:
ilovewolf888 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
yep lol
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:iconboundfan:
Boundfan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
:)
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:icondjhiryu508:
DJHiryu508 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
I always thought he was just a giant dog.
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:iconmentor6pclear:
Mentor6pclear Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
so much love in this one!
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:iconhikariartist9:
HikariArtist9 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Writer
Turning is in big trouble hehe...
Anyway, really great art! Keep doing what you're doing!
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:iconsakreon:
Sakreon Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have always thought of arcanine like a dog-lion-thingie, but this just looks way cooler than if it was just a dog O-O
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:icondreamingaquarius:
arcanine= akita inu :D just google pictures. that's the closest you can get in real :D
growlithe=shiba inu
also there are striped dogs like blue akita inu....

Very nicely done!
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:iconsarythewolf:
SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute and funny and beautiful and awesome! And big, wow.
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:icondetectiveotaku13:
DetectiveOtaku13 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
I kinda want one 😄 can you imagine having that massive arcanine running around your house? 😆 my cat would be terrified 😋
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:iconserenityabyss:
SerenityAbyss Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I am curious, would you ever do the Legendary Beast Entei?
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:iconrandomguye0:
randomguye0 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
So is this or Reshiram more powerful? 
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Edited Mar 1, 2015
D'yaknow who would look awesome as sheeit riding this thing......The Dragonborn. FUS-RO-DAH!!!!
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:icona5hens:
A5HENS Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student General Artist
I have been stupidly cackling to myself for the past five minutes.
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Aaaawwwww pssssshhhhh.
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:iconscaredya:
scaredya Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
no not the turtwig :)
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:icondaphneysilly:
Daphneysilly Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
TURTLE! 
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