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Moveset for a Growlithe/Arcanine?

#1digiblasterPosted 10/31/2012 7:22:37 AM
I've got a level 44 Growlithe at the moment, and I'm debating what moves I should give it. At the moment it knows Flamethrower, Crunch, Heat Wave and Outrage. I'm also planning on Thunder Fang when I evolve it. However, I'm torn as to whether I should get Flare Blitz or not; I didn't realise the recoil was quite as bad as it is.

What would you recommend? (I'll probably only be using it in-game).
#2ChaChaCharizardPosted 10/31/2012 7:25:55 AM
When you evolve it, take to the Move Relearner and give it ExtremeSpeed. Having priority is nice.
#3psicat1976Posted 10/31/2012 8:20:48 AM
Yes. Personally I've found Flamethrower, Outrage, Thunder Fang, and ExtremeSpeed to be a great moveset for Arcanine.
#4Dark_EinherjarPosted 10/31/2012 8:21:48 AM
Wild Charge > Thunder Fang
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#5digiblaster(Topic Creator)Posted 10/31/2012 8:31:29 AM
psicat1976 posted...
Yes. Personally I've found Flamethrower, Outrage, Thunder Fang, and ExtremeSpeed to be a great moveset for Arcanine.


I hadn't even considered ExtremeSpeed. Is Flamethrower enough then? I wasn't sure whether it would have been worth taking the hit on recoil for a little more damage.
#6hors_doeuvresPosted 10/31/2012 9:01:37 AM
Get Flare Blitz. Just switch out or use potions when low on health.
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#7gmartinez4016Posted 10/31/2012 10:00:49 AM
my arcanine knows flareblitz, wild charge, extremespeed and outrage. im very satisfied with it. you should give it a try.
#8psicat1976Posted 10/31/2012 10:09:03 AM(edited)
digiblaster posted...
psicat1976 posted...
Yes. Personally I've found Flamethrower, Outrage, Thunder Fang, and ExtremeSpeed to be a great moveset for Arcanine.


I hadn't even considered ExtremeSpeed. Is Flamethrower enough then? I wasn't sure whether it would have been worth taking the hit on recoil for a little more damage.


Mostly it's just personal preference. Most people prefer Flare Blitz, but I find Flamethrower to be more than good enough, and I rather hate having two attacks with negative effects and prefer Outrage. Same reason I tend to stick with Thunder Fang instead of Wild Charge.
#9digiblaster(Topic Creator)Posted 11/2/2012 7:11:52 AM
Ok, I'll be taking Flamethrower and Outrage - just need to decide the other two moves; I've got a choice of Thunder Fang, Crunch and Extremespeed. I know Extremespeed would be good, but I'm a bit concerned about the low PP. Is it really that good that it's worth sacrificing Thunder Fang or Crunch?
#10Brandon042487Posted 11/2/2012 7:27:42 AM
I like to use extremespeed as a finish move, thunder fang will give you coverage against water types
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