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Vulpix (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Vulpix
ロコン Rokon
#037
037Vulpix.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Fire '
Category
Fox Pokémon
Ability
Flash Fire
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#037
Johto
#125
Hoenn
#153
Regional Browser numbers
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
Genderless
Breeding
Ground group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 63 Battle Exp.: 631*

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Vulpix (Japanese: ロコン Rokon) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Vulpix is a small, fox-like Pokémon that has a red-brown pelt and six gorgeous orange tails. Vulpix also has what looks like orange bangs across its forehead as well as locks. At birth, Vulpix has only one white tail, which apparently splits as it grows older. Vulpix also has a flame inside its body that never goes out.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Vulpix are able to wield Template:Type2 moves naturally, as well as learning a few Template:Type2 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. Because of the flame in their bodies, when the temperature outside increases, they let flames out of their mouths to prevent their body temperature from getting too hot. In the wild, Vulpix will feign injury to escape from more powerful predators.

Habitat

Vulpix can be found in grassy plains, near active volcanoes, or in mountainous areas with lots of shade.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Beauty and the Breeder.jpg
Suzy with her 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.

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

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Flannery had a Vulpix.

In Pocket Monsters Emerald: Challenge!! Battle Frontier, the main character, Enta has a Vulpix that is his first Pokémon, as well as his most powerful and loyal.

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 It controls balls of fire. As it grows, its six tails split from their tips to make more tails.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Few Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion (Blue only)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Prize 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
Uncommon Routes 209 and 214 (dongle method: LeafGreen)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Volcano
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
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 and Blue)
Fiery Field (1F-4F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Buruburu Camp
The Ice Lake
Hiaburu Field
Almia Castle
My Pokémon Ranch Random trade with Hayley *

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By TM/HM

Generation I
# Move Type
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM08 Body Slam Normal
TM09 Take Down Normal
TM10 Double-Edge Normal
TM20 Rage Normal
TM28 Dig Ground
TM31 Mimic Normal
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM33 Reflect Psychic
TM34 Bide Normal
TM38 Fire Blast Fire
TM39 Swift Normal
TM40 Skull Bash Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM50 Substitute Normal
Generation II
# Move Type
TM02 Headbutt Normal
TM03 Curse Unknown
TM05 Roar Normal
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM10 Hidden Power Normal
TM11 Sunny Day Fire
TM13 Snore Normal
TM17 Protect Normal
TM20 Endure Normal
TM21 Frustration Normal
TM23 Iron Tail Steel
TM27 Return Normal
TM28 Dig Ground
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM34 Swagger Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk Normal
TM38 Fire Blast Fire
TM39 Swift Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
Generation III
# Move Type
TM05 Roar Normal
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM10 Hidden Power Normal
TM11 Sunny Day Fire
TM17 Protect Normal
TM20 Safeguard Normal
TM21 Frustration Normal
TM23 Iron Tail Steel
TM27 Return Normal
TM28 Dig Ground
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM35 Flamethrower Fire
TM38 Fire Blast Fire
TM42 Facade Normal
TM43 Secret Power Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
TM50 Overheat Fire
Generation IV
# Move Type Cat.
TM05 Roar Normal Status
TM06 Toxic Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status
TM17 Protect Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard Normal Status
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical
TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical
TM27 Return Normal Physical
TM28 Dig Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special
TM42 Facade Normal Physical
TM43 Secret Power Normal Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic Status
TM45 Attract Normal Status
TM50 Overheat Fire Special
TM56 Fling Dark Physical
TM58 Endure Normal Status
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status
TM66 Payback Dark Physical
TM77 Psych Up Psychic Status
TM78 Captivate Normal Status
TM79 Dark Pulse Dark Special
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status
TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal Status
TM90 Substitute Normal Status

By breeding

Move Type Cat. Father
Disable Normal Status Psyduck, Golduck
Energy Ball Grass Special Girafarig**
Stantler**
Seedot**, Nuzleaf**, Shiftry**
Grumpig**
Leafeon**
Extrasensory Psychic Special Vulpix
Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Faint Attack Dark Physical Meowth, Persian
Houndour, Houndoom
Umbreon
Sneasel
Teddiursa, Ursaring
Nuzleaf, Shiftry
Slakoth, Slaking
Skitty
Mawile
Spinda
Kecleon
Glameow, Purugly
Weavile
Flare Blitz Fire Physical Growlithe
Ponyta, Rapidash
Combusken, Blaziken
Monferno, Infernape
Flail Normal Physical Phanpy, Donphan
Zigzagoon, Linoone
Slakoth, Slaking
Torkoal
Spinda
Heat Wave Fire Special Growlithe
Torkoal
Howl Normal Status Houndour, Houndoom
Whismur, Loudred, Exploud
Electrike, Manectric
Hypnosis Psychic Status Stantler
Spinda
Glameow, Purugly
Psych Up Normal Status Vulpix**,Ninetales**
Psyduck, Golduck
Farfetch'd**
Espeon
Umbreon**
Girafarig**
Dunsparce**
Sneasel**
Stantler**
Nuzleaf**, Shiftry**
Skitty**, Delcatty**
Spoink, Grumpig
Spinda
Kecleon**
Glameow**, Purugly**
Weavile**
Spite Ghost Status Dunsparce
*Indicates moves only available through chain breeding.
**Father needs to learn this move through TM.

By tutoring

Move Type Cat. Version
Body Slam Normal Physical FR LG E
Double-Edge Normal Physical FR LG E
Mimic Normal Status FR LG E
Substitute Normal Status FR LG E
Endure Normal Status     E
Sleep Talk Normal Status     E
Snore Normal Special     E
Swagger Normal Status     E
Swift Normal Special     E

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

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

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.gif Spr b 2g 037.png
Spr 2g 037 s.png Spr 2s 037 s.png Spr 2c 037 s.gif 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

  • Vulpix was originally going to be called "Foxfire".
  • The Red and Green sprite of Vulpix seems to only have five tails, while all later sprites have six.
  • 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.
  • 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 LeafGreen while Growlithe is to Pokémon FireRed, Growlithe has a 75% chance of being male while Vulpix has a 75% of being female, and they are both in the Ground Egg Group. Additionally, both can have Flash Fire as their ability, and both changed their alternate color to yellow in Generation III.

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 Template:Type2 moves.

Name origin

Vulpix's name is a combination of vulpes, Latin for fox, and six, referring to its six tails. The rok in Rokon may be derived from 六 roku, six; the kon may be derived from 恨, 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

Related articles

External links

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