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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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:iconoriginaldovah:
OriginalDoVaH Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
i want a dickheasor in my team
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:iconannagiladi:
AnnaGiladi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually had a dog once who looked pretty much like a realistic Arcanine :)
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:iconoriginaldovah:
OriginalDoVaH Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
it's may a lion so :/
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:iconbryontheshowman:
BryonTheShowman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
You had me up until the part about making Turtwigs "stupid baby cry". I hate when fans use Pokemonthropology art to attack pokemon they don't like!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Turtwig deserved it 
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:iconjiazji:
jiazji Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
holy crap thats huge.
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:iconflipperturtle80:
Flipperturtle80 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
That poor little turtwig in needs that in my life
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:iconoriginaldovah:
OriginalDoVaH Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
i can give you tjis little turtle if you came in my car bro :)
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:iconkaprosuchusdragon:
KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RJ can i have one?
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:iconkikohyena:
KikoHyena Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"stupid baby cry"
Highly scientific terms! 
Markiplier Laugh 
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:iconoriginaldovah:
OriginalDoVaH Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
you'r stupid as fuck bro
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:iconoriginaldovah:
OriginalDoVaH Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
you'r stupid as fuck bro
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:iconcj5982:
cj5982 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017
Teeth and claws seem way too long also missing that crest of fur that connects from its head to its maxillary and the beige that covers the whole muzzle. Amazingly powerful mon. Nice work.
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:iconcharizard200:
Charizard200 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see where it got the intimidate ability
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:iconwilfriedrich:
Wilfriedrich Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bengal Tiger or Siberian Indeed.
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This arcanine looks more like a big tiger. :eyepopping:
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:iconcupcake2424:
Cupcake2424 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That poor turtwig.... being used as an armrest for the growlithe....
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:iconzqklink:
Zqklink Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2017
that poor turtwig... at least growlithe looks to be having a good time.
Arcanine looks awesome
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:iconpoolpaw:
Poolpaw Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my lord
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:icongngtnt105:
GNGTNT105 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Picture it more dog like, but as a Leo I am glad this is in my Pokemon sun team.
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:iconoriginaldovah:
OriginalDoVaH Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
i don't care about you'r fuckin pokemon sun team (useless comment little guy )
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:icongngtnt105:
GNGTNT105 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, are you the artist of this peice? No, and please have some common courtesy and watch your profanity.
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:iconsenthai:
Senthai Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
That tiny little baby Growlithe, though, so adorable
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:iconartistviews202:
artistviews202 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Arcanine yayayya!!!!!
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:iconcandy12332:
Candy12332 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Student
Only that's huge :0
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:iconmaonekochan:
MaonekoChan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
That Turtwig is having the worst day of it's life.
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:iconfelidaefire:
FelidaeFire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I too thought Arcanine was a tiger/Big Cat at first, due to it's stripes XD I guess it can be both then c:
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:iconralphmartin50:
RalphMartin50 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Arcanine is a dog ¬¬. Now we have the true Tiger Pokemon: Incineroar.
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:iconmitsuharp:
MitsuHarp Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just so everyone knows, there is a speedpaint of this and its awesome so you should check it out. Just search realistic arcanine. 😊
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TaeDragon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always thought Arcanine was a dog? Still good anyway.
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6RR6 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
I always thought arcanine was like part wolf and part lion. Anyway, he's my favorite Pokémon and you made him come to life in the best possible way.  Clap 
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NebbiaBianca Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
I really like this, it's beautiful.
Just, one thing:
It's Ar-canine, not Ar-feline, he looks like a lion. I still like it though😊
Nice artwork buddy
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kodili101 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Student Artist
Well, Arcanine is based of the Shisa, which is an ambiguous cross between a dog and a lion. An ambiguous portrayal of Arcanine isn't wrong. It ads to the stylistic charm.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Correction there: its arcane+feline 
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:icontyrantruler:
tyrantruler Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Student Artist
No it's not. Arcanine. Ar- CANINE. as in cainines. 
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, its arcan(e)(fel)ine
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:iconbh-ouji:
BH-Ouji Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
You're both wrong, the pokemon's name is Windie
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Shakko1993 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
Arcanine was also called a "legendary" because it was meant to be the fire legendary alongside Articuno and Zapdos, they swapped Arcanine for Moltres cause they didn't like the idea of two birds and a dog being the triple legendaries so made another bird. That is why Arcanine is called "legendary" pokemon, infact you can see a picture of Arcanine in Season 1 Episode 2 Pokemon Emergency up on the wall with Articuno, Zapdos and who Ash believes to be Ho-Oh
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:iconbh-ouji:
BH-Ouji Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Oh
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:iconthevampireitself:
TheVampireItself Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
One of my favorite Pokemon!
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:iconmylittlerosie:
MylittleRosie Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
This is freaking DOPE!! 
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:iconcrystalmoongazer:
CrystalMoonGazer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Turtwig, he is my favorite Pokemon since I was a little kid. He looks awesome but so scared of the Growlithe! :D
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:iconmussy090:
Mussy090 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
sexy
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:iconfeathernerd:
FeatherNerd Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't arcanine... Canine and not feline?
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:iconstripesandtheories:
StripesAndTheories Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Student Photographer
Both. It's based on the shiisaa, a guardian dog based on fu dogs, or guardian lions. Fun fact: chows are often called little lion dogs, much like arcanine.
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:iconbh-ouji:
BH-Ouji Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
So like Eevees
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:iconfeathernerd:
FeatherNerd Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks for the info!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
nope
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:iconfeathernerd:
FeatherNerd Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh well, new things to learn!
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:iconrenigaed:
Renigaed Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELL YES!!! 
Even better than I ever imagined him!
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