Originally Posted by Fat R_N
Or you can settle for Flamethrower at level 34 and wait until Yamaji to get Dragon Pulse for your dragon move (and is about the time Dragon moves would become relevant). Evolving at e4 also nabs you Extreme Speed.
He may have higher attack but the special attack is nothing to scoff at
That doesn't change the rating really, in that situation instead of a gimpy Arcanine I'd rather use Darmanitan :)
Or Chandelure if I wanted a special attacker.
Don't get me wrong, Arcanine is probably one of my most favourite pokemon of all time, it's just that having to settle for Growlithe until 45 if I want the best moveset is really annoying.