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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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it looks like a lion mixed with a tiger mixed with a wolf

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RealAdamSandlerProfessional Filmographer
arcanine is a dog not a cat, what the heck is this speicisis<+m?
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I love how you can almost hear the turtwig doing it’s scared turtwig noise. 10/10
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Aww poor Turtwig
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im from the turtwig protection agency and im here to arrest you

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Really like you bringing out the tiger influences here. I always thought it was a lion tiger thing as well growing up. Since it bears some resemblance to the Xiezhi (mythical chinese lion tiger dog beast) who says it can't be all of these things and more.
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imagine writing this novel and actually thinking foodogs are canines 
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YoU nEeD tO cOoL iI WiTh ThE sPeCiEsIsM.

It's not that deep.
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LynxVSJackalopeProfessional Digital Artist
excuse me sir this is a wendy's
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As somebody who is obsessed with Turtwig and has one of the biggest Turtwig collections in the world I just wanna say you're being very silly. It's not that serious.

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did anyone ask for this?
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who hurt you

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calm down son it's just a drawing

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.....bitch, what,
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This is beautiful.
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Love it❤️
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KreepingSpawnProfessional Traditional Artist
Powerhouse.  ;)
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i want a dickheasor in my team
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AnnaGiladiHobbyist General Artist
I actually had a dog once who looked pretty much like a realistic Arcanine :)
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it's may a lion so :/
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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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arvalisProfessional Digital Artist
Turtwig deserved it 
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