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Pojo's Pokemon of the Week



Date Reviewed: 09.10.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary:

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.

Reeve Arcanine.
# 059.
Type: Fire.
Ability: Intimidate/ Flash fire.
Locations: Evolve Growlithe.

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re reviewing a beautiful but sometimes useless Pokémon; Arcanine.

Poor doggy, its stats are good enough, but the big problem with this one is its move pool. I mean, come on, this one leaves us with very few effective combinations (not to say none) for a competitive battle environment. It has more physical than special attack, so being a fire type isn’t something that great either.

I’ll recommend Intimidate as your doggie’s ability, just because no one is going to hit Arcanine with fire.

Now, we’re going to have two move combinations for this one. A physical and a special attacker. Each one has its own “strategy” so let’s see…

Nature: Adamant (+ Attack, - Special attack).
Equip: Leftovers.
EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP.
- Howl
- HP ground
- Extremespeed
- Overheat

Use Howl a couple times and extremespeed as your main attack when predicting a switch, HP ground for something else and Overheat just for emergencies.

Nature: Modest (+ Special attack, - Attack).
Equip: Leftovers.
EV´s: 252 Special attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP.
- Sunny day
- Overheat
- Crunch
- HP grass

Same as above but using special attacks. Sunny day and sweep. Not as effective as the first combination, but might work if used with caution.

When should I use this Pokémon?
I’ll leave that to you, if you want to use one of these sets, use the first one because it has good chances against more Pokémon than the second set.

What should I use against this Pokémon?
So many of them out there… Use ghosts against the first set and waters against the second one, mainly. But there are a lot of choices like Dugtrio and Gengar…

Bottom line:
Such a shame… Very good concept of a Pokémon, but with a very poor move pool, you’re not going to see this one in many tournaments…


Hope you enjoyed.

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