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It [[Evolution|evolve]]s into {{p|Ninetales}} when exposed to a {{evostone|Fire Stone}}.
 
It [[Evolution|evolve]]s into {{p|Ninetales}} when exposed to a {{evostone|Fire Stone}}.

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Clefable #036: Clefable
Pokémon
#038: Ninetales Ninetales
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Vulpix (disambiguation).
Vulpix
ロコン Rokon
#037
037Vulpix.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Fire Unknown
Category
Fox Pokémon
Abilities
Flash Fire Drought
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#037
Johto
#127
Hoenn
#153
Unova
#248
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-171
Oblivia
R-167 N-108
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
21.8 lbs.
Imperial
9.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F037.png 
Gender ratio
25% male, 75% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 63 Battle Exp.: 631*

Vulpix (Japanese: ロコン Rokon) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Ninetales when exposed to a Fire Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Vulpix is a small, quadruped, fox-like Pokémon that has a red-brown pelt, brown, pupil-less eyes, hooded style ears with dark brown pinnae, and six orange tails. Vulpix also has what looks like orange bangs across its forehead as well as locks of fur. At birth, Vulpix has only one white tail, which apparently splits and grows more beautiful and warmer as it grows older. Vulpix has a cream underbelly, and brown feet with lighter-brown colored paw pads. Vulpix also has a flame inside its body that never goes out.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Vulpix are able to wield Fire-type moves naturally, as well as learning a few Ghost-type moves such as Grudge and Confuse Ray. Their Ability, Flash Fire, prevents them from being harmed by Fire moves as well. They are one of very few species that undergo evolution with a Fire Stone.

Behavior

Vulpix usually have a friendly, if not spoiled, temperament. When the temperature outside increases, they will expel flames from their mouths to prevent their body from overheating because of the flame inside their bodies. In the wild, Vulpix will feign injury to escape from predators that are more powerful.

Habitat

Vulpix can be found in grassy plains, near active volcanoes, or in shaded mountainous areas, as well as urban areas such as parks and in avenues, more commonly at night. Vulpix are also found in areas associated with death, such as Mt. Pyre. They are native to Kanto, Johto and Hoenn, with occasional sightings in Sinnoh, and with a small group living in an isolated part of the Unova region.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Vulpix in the anime
A Vulpix Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Brock's Vulpix

Brock had a Vulpix that he obtained from Suzy in Kanto in Pokémon Fashion Flash. In Beauty and the Breeder, he returned it to her.

Other

In Love, Pokémon Style, a Vulpix has been owned by Macy.

Minor appearances

A Vulpix was among the Pokémon controlled by Cassidy and Butch in Pikachu Re-Volts.

Ralph and Emily were both shown in a flashback to have once owned a Vulpix each in Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?.

Vulpix also appeared in The Power of One.

A Vulpix appeared in Pokémon Heroes under the ownership of an elderly woman.

A Vulpix was seen alongside its Trainer in a Pokémon Center in You're a Star, Larvitar!.

A Vulpix appeared in the opening of Jirachi: Wish Maker and Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

Multiple Vulpix appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

In May's Egg-Cellent Adventure!, one hatched from an Egg.

Another one appeared in Old Rivals, New Tricks!.

A Vulpix appeared in The Saffron Con as a Pokémon owned by a Coordinator.

A Vulpix was used by a Coordinator in Staging a Heroes' Welcome!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP028 Vulpix Ash's Pokédex Vulpix, a Fox Pokémon. Its six tails are extremely beautiful. As it evolves, it grows even more tails.
EP028 Fire Spin Ash's Pokédex Vulpix's greatest attack: Fire Spin. Using powerful flames to block its opponent from moving, it then inflicts great damage.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG150 Vulpix May's Pokédex Vulpix, the Fox Pokémon. Before evolving, Vulpix's six part tail can become as hot as a fiery blaze.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Kiaraway's Vulpix in Magical Pokémon Journey

In Magical Pokémon Journey, Kiaraway, a Fire-type Pokémon Trainer, owns a female Vulpix. She is one of his most used Pokémon, first appearing with Cyndaquil in Vulpix and Cyndaquil. She is good friends with Coconut.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Pokémon Adventures, Flannery owns a Vulpix that she used to battle Shelly's Ludicolo, but only succeeded in sealing its Nature Power attack before fainting. Years earlier, in the Yellow chapter, Bill also has a Vulpix, but likewise, it was no match for Blasty (whose owner had snuck into the Box Inventor's house) and was beaten easily. Courtney's Ninetales was revealed to have been used in Contests when it was a Vulpix.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

In Pokémon Battle Frontier, the main character Enta has a Vulpix that is his first Pokémon. It is also his most powerful and loyal Pokémon.

In the TCG

Main article: Vulpix (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red At the time of birth, it has just one tail. The tail splits from its tip as it grows older.
Blue
Yellow Both its fur and its tails are beautiful. As it grows, the tails split and form more tails.
Stadium A single, white-colored tail splits into six beautiful tails. As it grows older, it grows even more tails.
Generation II
Gold As it develops, its single white tail gains color and splits into six. It is quite warm and cuddly.
Silver If it is attacked by an enemy that is stronger than itself, it feigns injury to fool the enemy and escapes.
Crystal As its body grows larger, its six warm tails become more beautiful, with a more luxurious coat of fur.
Stadium 2 As it develops, its single white tail gains color and splits into six. It is quite warm and cuddly.
Generation III
Ruby At the time of its birth, Vulpix has one white tail. The tail separates into six if this Pokémon receives plenty of love from its Trainer. The six tails become magnificently curled.
Sapphire Inside Vulpix's body burns a flame that never goes out. During the daytime, when the temperatures rise, this Pokémon releases flames from its mouth to prevent its body from growing too hot.
Emerald It can freely control fire, making fiery orbs fly like will-o'-the-wisps. Just before evolution, its six tails grow hot as if on fire.
FireRed While young, it has six gorgeous tails. When it grows, several new tails are sprouted.
LeafGreen When it is born, it has just one snow-white tail. The tail splits from its tip as it grows older.
Generation IV
Diamond It controls balls of fire. As it grows, its six tails split from their tips to make more tails.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold As it develops, its single white tail gains color and splits into six. It is quite warm and cuddly.
SoulSilver If it is attacked by an enemy that is stronger than itself, it feigns injury to fool the enemy and escapes.
Generation V
Black It controls balls of fire. As it grows, its six tails split from their tips to make more tails.
White
Black 2 As each tail grows, its fur becomes more lustrous. When held, it feels slightly warm.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Uncommon Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion (Blue only)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Unlimited Rocket Game Corner
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 7, 8, 36, and 37 (Silver only)
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Mt. Pyre exterior
Emerald
Common Mt. Pyre exterior
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion (LeafGreen only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One ONBS (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Dongle Route 209 (LeafGreen)
Platinum
Dongle Routes 209 and 214 (LeafGreen)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Routes 7, 8, 36, 37 and 48  (SoulSilver only)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Abundant Shrine
Black 2 White 2
Rare
Unknown
Abundant Shrine
Abundant Shrine (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Volcano
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Pinball Celadon City
Saffron City
Cinnabar Island
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 1
Endless Level 17
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Fiery Field (1F-4F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Shiver Camp
Ice Lake
Hia Valley
Almia Castle
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Old Mansion
Ice Temple
My Pokémon Ranch Random trade with Hayley *
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace Normal Mode C
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Echo Valley
Lava: Firebreathing Mountain
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Lava Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Jeremy event Pokémon#Vulpix Pokémon Trade and Battle Day United States 2004 18 Never

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Ice Berry (33%)
Ruby Sapphire Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Emerald
FireRed LeafGreen Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (50%)
Diamond Pearl Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Platinum
Ranch Fire Stone Fire Stone (100%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Black White Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Black 2 White 2 Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 38
98 - 145 186 - 280
Attack: 41
41 - 102 78 - 199
Defense: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Atk: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 299   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 65.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100}}100% 25
0044 0044 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 30
0077 0077 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
01111 01010 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 30
01414 01212 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
01717 01515 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
02121 01818 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
N/AN/A 02020 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
02424 02323 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 15
03131 02626 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
N/AN/A 02828 Hex Ghost Special 05050 100}}100% 10
03434 03131 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
03737 03434 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
02727 03636 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
05151 03939 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 30
05454 04242 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
04747 04444 Grudge Ghost Status 0000 —}}—% 5
04141 04747 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
04444 05050 Inferno Fire Special 100100 050}}50% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Vulpix obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vulpix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vulpix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vulpix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vulpix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduck Disable Normal Status 100% 20
VulpixNinetalesNuzleafShiftry Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 30
MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursa
UrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakoth
VigorothSlakingSkittyDelcattyMawileSpinda
KecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZorua
ZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck
Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
DunsparcePhanpyDonphanZigzagoonLinooneSlakoth
VigorothSlakingTorkoalSpindaCubchooBeartic
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
GrowlitheArcaninePonytaRapidashCombuskenBlaziken
MonfernoInfernapeTepigPigniteEmboarDarumaka
Darmanitan
Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
GrowlitheArcanineTorkoal Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
Smeargle Hex Ghost Special 50 100% 10
HoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaWhismurLoudred
ExploudElectrikeManectric
Howl Normal Status —% 40
StantlerSpindaGlameowPuruglyPatratWatchog
MunnaMusharna
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
EspeonGirafarig Power Swap Psychic Status —% 10
RattataRaticateEkansArbokPikachuRaichu
SandshrewSandslashNidoran♂NidorinoNidokingVulpix
NinetalesDiglettDugtrioMeowthPersianPsyduck
GolduckMankeyPrimeapeGrowlitheArcaninePonyta
RapidashFarfetch'dSeelDewgongRhyhornRhydon
RhyperiorTaurosEeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareon
EspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceonCyndaquilQuilava
TyphlosionSentretFurretMareepFlaaffyAmpharos
WooperQuagsireAipomAmbipomGirafarigDunsparce
SnubbullGranbullSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaring
SwinubPiloswineMamoswineDelibirdHoundourHoundoom
PhanpyDonphanStantlerTorchicCombuskenBlaziken
PoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneSeedotNuzleaf
ShiftrySlakothVigorothSlakingWhismurLoudred
ExploudSkittyDelcattyMawileElectrikeManectric
WailmerWailordNumelCameruptTorkoalSpoink
GrumpigSpindaZangooseSeviperKecleonAbsol
SphealSealeoWalreinChimcharMonfernoInfernape
PiplupPrinplupEmpoleonBidoofBibarelShinx
LuxioLuxrayPachirisuBuizelFloatzelBuneary
LopunnyGlameowPuruglyStunkySkuntankLucario
HippopotasHippowdon
Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Dunsparce Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
MinccinoCinccino Tail Slap Normal Physical 25 85% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Vulpix in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Vulpix in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vulpix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vulpix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Vulpix can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Vulpix cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vulpix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vulpix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pleasant Forest Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
Pleasant Forest Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Vulpix can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vulpix
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vulpix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 18+ Purified moves
Shadow Hold Shadow Box XD 037.png Charm Normal
Shadow Wave Shadow Heat Wave Fire
-- Ember Fire
-- Dig Ground

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin037.png Pin037.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS037.png PinRS037.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani037.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP037.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12.2%
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'm little, but I have six tails!
26%-50% HP My health is way down to half...
1%-25% HP I'm exhausted... Even my tails are tuckered out...
Level up Leveled up! Yippee!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! Yippee!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP037.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry  
It forms a ring of ghostly fire around itself for protection.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Fire  Fire Assist.png
( Fire )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It sends out pillars of fire to attack.
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW037.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Vulpix often play in the Lava Zone. They can't get enough of Absol's Hurdle Bounce.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Vulpix
Unevolved
Vulpix
 Fire 
Fire Stone
Fire Stone


Ninetales
First evolution
Ninetales
 Fire 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 037.png Spr 1y 037.png Spr 1g 037.png Spr b g1 037.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 037.png Spr 2s 037.png Spr 2c 037.png Spr b 2g 037.png
Spr 2g 037 s.png Spr 2s 037 s.png Spr 2c 037 s.png Spr b 2g 037 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 037.png Spr 3e 037.png Spr 3f 037.png Spr b 3r 037.png
Spr 3r 037 s.png Spr 3e 037 s.png Spr 3f 037 s.png Spr b 3r 037 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 037.png Spr 4d 037.png Spr 4h 037.png Spr b 4d 037.png
Spr 4d 037 s.png Spr 4d 037 s.png Spr 4h 037 s.png Spr b 4d 037 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 037.png Spr 5b 037.png Spr b 5b 037.png
Spr 5b 037 s.png Spr 5b 037 s.png Spr b 5b 037 s.png
Vulpix For other sprites and images, please see Vulpix images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Vulpix was originally going to be called "Foxfire".
  • Even though the Pokédex entry states that it is born with one tail that splits as it matures, when Vulpix is bred in the games it hatches with six tails. The same is true for the anime.
  • Vulpix can be seen as a parallel to Growlithe. Both of them are Generation I Pokémon whose only evolutionary event utilizes a Fire Stone into their evolved forms. Vulpix is exclusive to Pokémon Blue/Green and LeafGreen while Growlithe is to Pokémon Red and FireRed, Growlithe has a 75% chance of being male while Vulpix has a 75% of being female, and they are both in the Field Egg Group. Additionally, both can have Flash Fire as their Ability, are based on canines (Growlithe being a dog, Vulpix being a fox), and both changed their alternate coloration to yellow in Generation III.
  • Vulpix and Ninetales are the only two Fire-type Pokémon species where females outnumber males.
  • Vulpix is the only non-Ghost-type Pokémon that learns Will-O-Wisp and Grudge by leveling up.
  • In Generation V, Vulpix and its evolution, Ninetales, can have the Drought Ability through Dream World. This makes them the only non-legendary Pokémon to have this Ability. Previously the only Pokémon to have this Ability was Groudon.
  • Vulpix is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 299.

Origin

Vulpix, like Ninetales, are based on foxes. However, in Japan there are certain legends concerning foxes, or kitsune, as they are known there. One such legend which relates to Vulpix the most is how many-tailed foxes can breathe fire, create illusions, and have extremely long lifespans. After living a long time, these creatures take on spirit forms, which may be the reason why these two related Pokémon can learn Ghost-type moves.

Name origin

Vulpix is a combination of vulpes (Latin for fox), vulcan, and six (referring to its six tails).

Rokon may be a combination of 六 roku (six) and 恨 kon (grudge), which refers to the curse that Vulpix and Ninetales may cast on their foes. This is also reflected in Vulpix, which learns Grudge. Kon may also refer to the Japanese onomatopoeia kon kon, which is the sound that foxes make. Furthermore, a コンロ konro is a gas burner stove. Also, an alternate reading of the Japanese word for fox, 狐 kitsune, is ko.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ロコン Rokon Possibly from roku and kon
France Flag.png French Goupix From Goupil and six
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vulpix Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Vulpix Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Vulpix Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 식스테일 Shikseuteil From the English "six tail"



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