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Brock's Vulpix

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Brock's Vulpix
タケシのロコン Takeshi's Rokon
Poké Ball
Brock Vulpix.png
Vulpix
Debuts in Pokémon Fashion Flash
Caught at Scissor Street
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location With Suzy
Vulpix
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Vulpix Rikako Aikawa Annie Pondel (EP028)
Rachael Lillis

Brock's Vulpix (Japanese: タケシのロコン Takeshi's Rokon) was the fourth Pokémon acquired by Brock in the group's travels through Kanto in the anime.

In the anime

History

Kanto

With Suzy

Vulpix was given to Brock by Suzy in the episode Pokémon Fashion Flash. Suzy was Brock's idol, and Vulpix took a liking to him, which was surprising, as the little Pokémon had a very snobbish nature. It even liked Brock's homemade Pokémon food. It drove away Team Rocket with a very powerful Fire Spin, driving home the point that a focus on outer beauty could eclipse a Pokémon's inner strength. Impressed with the way Brock cared for his Geodude and Ash's Pikachu, Suzy decided that Brock might be able to take better care of Vulpix than she could.

Like many of Brock's Pokémon, Vulpix received very little screentime compared to the Pokémon of other main characters. When it was featured, Brock was often seen grooming and pampering it. This led to events in The Ninja Poké-Showdown, where Misty offered to trade her Psyduck for Vulpix, being sick of her Psyduck's headache and annoyed at Brock's compliments of Vulpix. Later the group met the Eevee brothers in The Battling Eevee Brothers who were throwing an evolution party for their younger brother Mikey to evolve his Eevee. They offered Brock a Fire Stone to evolve Vulpix but he refused, saying he didn't want to force Vulpix to evolve if it didn't want to.

Brock lent it to Misty when she was competing in the Princess Day Festival in Princess vs. Princess and wanted a more balanced team (Ash also let her borrow Pikachu and Bulbasaur for the contest). It was seen defeating a Tangela with Flamethrower en route to the final. However, it was defeated easily by Jessie's Lickitung's tongue attack.

Brock pampering his Vulpix

Vulpix auditioned for the lead role in Pokémon in Love, Cleavon Schpielbunk's film, in Lights, Camera, Quacktion!. However, it abandoned the stage once it became apparent that the lead Wigglytuff was impossibly picky.

Brock also used Vulpix to help Ash train sometimes, as in The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis, when it fought Pikachu in a training match, resulting in the two of them discovering the ruins of Pokémopolis. In this battle, it was revealed that Vulpix could use Quick Attack.

Vulpix was the only one of Brock's Pokémon cloned by Mewtwo in Mewtwo Strikes Back and briefly fought its clone, before Mewtwo took all the clones away with him.

Orange Islands

When Brock decided to live at Professor Ivy's Lab in Poké Ball Peril, Vulpix resided there with him until his return in A Tent Situation.

Johto

In battle with Miki's Skarmory

Brock used Vulpix to fight Molly Hale's Teddiursa in Spell of the Unown, but it was finally defeated by the enormously powerful dream Pokémon.

Vulpix battled Miki's Skarmory in Hot Matches!. Its Flamethrower was dodged by Skarmory via Agility. Vulpix attempted to outrun Skarmory with its own speed, but Skarmory used Steel Wing on Vulpix, causing massive damage to Vulpix and knocking it out.

Brock later met up with Suzy again in Johto and returned Vulpix to her in Beauty and the Breeder, saying at the time that he had always felt that Vulpix wasn't really his and he was just looking after it for a time.

Personality and characteristics

As with Brock's other Pokémon he received in Kanto, Vulpix had shown very little personality. It is very untrusting to new people, as seen when it used Flamethrower on Misty in Pokémon Fashion Flash. It was also shown to be quite snobbish in its debut episode by not taking a liking to most people, and in Lights, Camera, Quacktion!, when it left the stage because a Wigglytuff was not to its liking. However, it was very trusting of Brock, and in later episodes Brock was seen grooming it while all of the groups Pokémon were out.

Moves used

Brock Vulpix Flamethrower.png
Using Flamethrower
Move First Used In
Flamethrower Pokémon Fashion Flash
Fire Spin Pokémon Fashion Flash
Quick Attack The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Brock uses a Vulpix in Round 1 of the original Pokémon Stadium, and a Ninetales in Round 2. This is the only time Brock has possessed a Vulpix in his game incarnations.

Pokémon Stadium

037.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Vulpix Lv.50-100
Swift
Normal
Quick Attack
Normal
Flamethrower
Fire
Fire Spin
Fire

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Vulpix appeared in Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Brock's Vulpix.

Brock's Vulpix
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Brock's Vulpix Fire Gym Heroes Common 73/132 Leaders' Stadium Common  
Brock's Vulpix Fire Gym Challenge Uncommon 37/132 Leaders' Stadium Uncommon  
 

Trivia

  • Since Brock mentioned in Beauty and the Breeder that he always knew it never really was his Pokémon to begin with, even though he explicitly caught it with a Poké Ball in its debut episode, Vulpix can be considered the only Pokémon not to be owned by a main character, despite being placed in said Trainer's Poké Ball.
    • In its debut episode, Vulpix was able to have been caught by one of Brock's Poké Balls without any problem, even though it was Suzy's Pokémon.
  • Vulpix is the only Fire-type Pokémon ever owned by Brock.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Vulpix.



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