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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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aspiratus Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TwigsOnWheels YOU NEED TO SEE THISSS
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Tako8Yaki Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Can I just say YES. I too always saw a tiger-monster of some sort in Arcanine/Growlith. I threw me for a loop when I was watching the show and they treated them like dogs! This is much more in line with what I initially saw too!
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I-AM-TIMLORD Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, poor little baby Turtwig! He's so adorable and you're such an amazing artist!
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CrimsonIgnis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of a liger
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phoenixdragongod Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
not a damn cat. he is a dog he as the word CANINE in his damn name
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
So?
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TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
maybe its both? or its more of a of bearish thing?

always looked racconlike in my opinion
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DinofelizC Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Arcanine was always my favorite Pokemon along with Ponyta, Rapidash, Ninetales, Eevee, Vulpix and Growlithe but Arcanine was always my number 1 fav.
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yokogreyword Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is the most gorgeous Arcanine I've ever seen.
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TeMikulo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  New member
boss like
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