Arcanine is still used. A lot more than Flareon. And Flareon is not Arcanine. It has 110 base SDef and no Spd. If it weren't Fire type it could tank with WoW.
A corollary to Mekkah's suggestion of starting afresh is that rather than let Nintendo do the retinkering. Given that Smogon has begun "Create-A-Pokemon," we should have the capabilities to create our own Smogon generation with superior balance to whatever Nintendo is capable of.
no it will have nasty plot, and enough sp. attack to 1ko bliss with draco metior after a nasty plot. or it will be dragon/fighting so bliss dies anyway.I can already picture another Dragon in the 600 Base Stat Total. Special version of Garchomp with some rediculous move that's like Dragon Dance, only it's for Satk and Speed.