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Vulpix (Pokémon)

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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
Fox Pokémon
ロコン
Rokon
#037
Vulpix

Vulpix

Vulpix

Vulpix
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Flash Fire Cacophony
Cacophony
Drought
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Vulpix

Mega Vulpix Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
25% male, 75% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
21.8 lbs. 9.9 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#037
Kanto
#127
Johto
#153
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#248
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-171
Almia
R-167/N-108
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
63
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
60
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F037.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Vulpix (Japanese: ロコン Rokon) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Ninetales when exposed to a Fire Stone.

Biology

A one-tailed Vulpix as seen in Pokémon Battle Frontier

Vulpix is a small, quadruped, fox-like Pokémon. It has red-brown pelt, brown, pupil-less eyes, large, pointed ears with dark brown insides, and six orange tails with curled tips. The tails grow hot as evolution approaches for this Pokémon. Vulpix also has curled locks of orange fur with bangs on top of its head. 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 paw pads.

Vulpix has a flame inside its body that never goes out, and is capable of manipulating fire to such precision as to create floating wisps of flame. When the temperature outside increases, it will expel flames from its mouths to prevent its body from overheating. In the wild, Vulpix will feign injury to escape from predators that are more powerful. Vulpix can be found most commonly in grassy plains.

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.

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

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.

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!.

A Vulpix appeared (fantasy) in Mystery on a Deserted Island!.

A Vulpix appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Vulpix appeared in SS028.

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. Vulpix uses powerful flame attacks.
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

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

Bill owns a Vulpix, which he uses as a guard for his house which first appeared in Hitmonlee, Baby! (One More Time).

Flannery owns a Vulpix that she used to battle Angie's Ludicolo.

Marge's Ninetales was a Vulpix at one point, where it was used in Contests.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Main article: Enta's Vulpix

In Pokémon Battle Frontier, the main character Enta has a Vulpix that is his first 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 When it is born, it has just one snow-white tail. The tail splits from its tip as it grows older.
Y While young, it has six gorgeous tails. When it grows, several new tails are sprouted.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Trade
Blue
Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion
Blue (Japan)
Trade
Yellow
Rocket Game Corner
Generation II
Gold
Trade
Silver
Routes 7, 8, 36, and 37
Crystal
Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Mt. Pyre exterior
Emerald
Mt. Pyre exterior
FireRed
Trade
LeafGreen
Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion
Colosseum
Trade
XD
ONBS (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 209 (LeafGreen)
Platinum
Routes 209 and 214 (LeafGreen)
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Routes 7, 8, 36, 37, and 48
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine
Black 2 White 2
Abundant Shrine
Abundant Shrine (Hidden Grotto)*
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Ninetales

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
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Vulpix English United States 18 September 25, 2004

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 VI, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Roar Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
099 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
1010 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1212 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
1515 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1818 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
2020 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
2323 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100100% 15
2626 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
2828 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
3131 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
3434 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
3636 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
3939 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
4242 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
4444 Grudge Ghost Status 0000 —% 5
4747 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
5050 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Vulpix obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 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 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 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 085}}85% 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • 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

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthPersianStantler
SkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloinMinccino
Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
PsyduckGolduck Disable Normal Status 100% 20
VulpixNuzleaf Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavile
TeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftry
SlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleon
GlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroark
DeerlingSawsbuck
Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyDonphanZigzagoonSlakoth
SlakingTorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelby
Diggersby
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
GrowlithePonytaRapidashFlareonCombuskenBlaziken
MonfernoInfernapeTepigPigniteEmboarDarumaka
Darmanitan
Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
GrowlitheTorkoal Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
Vulpix Hex Ghost Special 65 100% 10
HoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaWhismurLoudred
ExploudElectrikeManectricFennekinBraixenDelphox
Howl Normal Status —% 40
StantlerSpindaGlameowPuruglyPatratWatchog
MunnaMusharnaFennekinBraixenDelphox
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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

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

037Vulpix.png
Unevolved
Vulpix
 Fire 
Fire Stone
Fire Stone
038Ninetales.png
First evolution
Ninetales
 Fire 

Sprites

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

Trivia

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) 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 six and tail



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