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'''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 {{pkmn|anime}}. Its Japanese voice actress is 愛河里花子 ''[[Rikako Aikawa]]'' and its English voice actresses are [[Roxanne Beck|Annie Pondel]] ([[EP028]]) and [[Rachael Lillis]] ([[EP029]]-[[EP169]]).
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'''Brock's Vulpix''' (Japanese: '''タケシのロコン''' ''Takeshi's Rokon'') was the second {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} acquired by {{an|Brock}} in the [[Kanto]] [[region]], and his fourth overall. It originally belonged to [[Suzie]] before being given to Brock, and was later returned to her.
   
 
==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
 
===History===
 
===History===
Vulpix was given to Brock by [[Suzy]] in the episode ''[[EP028|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 and primadonna-ish nature. It even liked Brock's homemade [[Pokémon food]]. Impressed with the way Brock cared for [[Brock's Geodude|his Geodude]] and [[Ash's Pikachu]], Suzy decided that Brock might be able to take better care of Vulpix than she could. Later they meet the [[Eevee brothers]] in ''[[EP040|The Battling Eevee Brothers]]'' who are throwing an evolution party for their younger brother [[Mikey]] to evolve his {{p|Eevee}}. They offer Brock a {{evostone|Fire Stone}} to evolve Vulpix but he refuses.
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====[[Kanto]]====
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[[File:Suzy Vulpix.png|thumb|left|220px|Vulpix and Suzie]]
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Vulpix was given to Brock by [[Suzie]] in ''[[EP028|Pokémon Fashion Flash]]''. Suzie 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 {{TP|Brock|Geodude}} and [[Ash's Pikachu]], Suzie 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. Brock also used Vulpix to help Ash train sometimes (as in [[EP072]], when it fought Pikachu in a training match, resulting in the two of them discovering the ruins of [[Pokémopolis]]), and once lent it to [[Misty]] when she was competing in the [[Princess Day]] Festival and wanted a more balanced team (Ash also let her borrow Pikachu and {{AP|Bulbasaur}} for the contest). Vulpix was amongst the Pokémon cloned by {{an|Mewtwo}} in ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'' and fought its clone, before Mewtwo took all the clones away with him.
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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 {{pkmn|groomer|grooming and pampering}} it. This led to events in ''[[EP032|The Ninja Poké-Showdown]]'', where Misty offered to [[trade]] her {{TP|Misty|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 ''[[EP040|The Battling Eevee Brothers]]'' who were throwing an evolution party for their younger brother [[Mikey]] to evolve his {{p|Eevee}}. Pyro of the Eevee Brothers offered Brock a [[Fire Stone]] to evolve Vulpix, to which Brock declined, stating that he didn't want to force Vulpix to evolve if it didn't want to.
   
Brock later met up with Suzy again in [[Johto]] and returned Vulpix to her in ''[[EP169|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.
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[[File:Brock Suzy Beauty Contest.png|thumb|220px|Vulpix in the Pokémon Beauty Contest]]
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During the [[Princess Festival]] in ''[[EP052|Princess vs. Princess]]'', Brock lent it to {{an|Misty}} when she decided to compete in the [[Queen of the Princess Festival]] and wanted a more balanced [[Party|team]]. It was seen defeating a {{p|Tangela}} with Flamethrower en route to the final. However, it was defeated easily by [[Jessie's Lickitung]]'s tongue attack.
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Vulpix auditioned for the lead role in ''{{DL|Movies in the Pokémon world|Pokémon in Love}}'', [[Cleavon Schpielbunk]]'s film, in ''[[EP069|Lights, Camera, Quacktion!]]''. However, it abandoned the stage once it became apparent that the lead {{p|Wigglytuff}} was impossibly picky.
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Brock also used Vulpix to help Ash train sometimes, as in ''[[EP072|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.
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====[[Orange Archipelago]]====
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When Brock decided to live at [[Professor Ivy]]'s Lab in ''[[EP083|Poké Ball Peril]]'', Vulpix resided there with him until his return in ''[[EP115|A Tent Situation]]''.
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====[[Johto]]====
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Vulpix battled [[Miki]]'s {{p|Skarmory}} in ''[[EP152|Hot Matches!]]''. Its Flamethrower was dodged by Skarmory via {{m|Agility}}. Vulpix attempted to outrun Skarmory with its own speed, but Skarmory used {{m|Steel Wing}} on Vulpix, rendering it [[Fainting|unable to continue battling]].
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Brock later met up with Suzie again in [[Johto]] and returned Vulpix to her in ''[[EP169|Beauty and the Breeder]]''. He said at the time that he had always felt that Vulpix wasn't really his and he was just looking after it for a period of time. Brock and Suzie later entered the [[Pokémon Beauty Contest]] as partners with Vulpix being their Pokémon of choice for the event.
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Vulpix reappeared in a flashback in ''[[EP273|Gotta Catch Ya Later!]]''.
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===Personality and characteristics===
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[[File:Brock and Vulpix.png|thumb|220px|Vulpix and Brock]]
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As with Brock's other Pokémon he received in [[Kanto]], Vulpix has shown very little personality. It is very temperamental and wary towards new people, as seen when it used Flamethrower on {{an|Misty}} in ''[[EP028|Pokémon Fashion Flash]]''. Suzie explained that Vulpix doesn't like being touched by strangers.
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It was also shown to be quite snobbish in its debut episode by not taking a liking to most people. This was further showcased in ''[[EP069|Lights, Camera, Quacktion!]]'', when it left the stage because a {{p|Wigglytuff}} was not to its liking. However, it is very trusting of Brock, and in later episodes, Brock was seen grooming it while all of the group's Pokémon were out. Brock once said that Vulpix is like the supermodel of the [[Pokémon world]].
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===Moves used===
 
===Moves used===
{{anmu/h|fire|row=4|align=center|move=Flamethrower|pic=Vulpix Flamethrower.png}}
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{{anmov/h|fire||Brock Vulpix {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Flamethrower|1=Agility|2=Fire Spin}}.png|Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Flamethrower|1=Quick Attack|2=Fire Spin}}}}
{{anmu|fire|Flamethrower|EP028|Pokémon Fashion Flash}}
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{{anmov|fire|Flamethrower|EP028|Pokémon Fashion Flash}}
{{anmu|fire|Fire Spin|EP028|Pokémon Fashion Flash}}
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{{anmov|fire|Fire Spin|EP028|Pokémon Fashion Flash}}
{{anmu|normal|Quick Attack|EP072|The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis}}
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{{anmov|normal|Quick Attack|EP072|The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis}}
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* Brock told Vulpix to use {{m|Agility}} in ''[[EP072|The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis]]''. This was a dubbing error. In the original, it was commanded to use {{m|Quick Attack}}.
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* Brock told Vulpix to use {{m|Agility}} in ''[[EP072|The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis]]'' and ''[[EP152|Hot Matches!]]''. These were [[Anime move errors#Dub only|dubbing errors]]. In the original, it was commanded to use {{m|Quick Attack}} on both occasions.
   
 
==In the games==
 
==In the games==
Brock uses a Vulpix in Round 1 of the original Pokémon Stadium, and a {{p|Ninetales}} in Round 2. This is the only time Brock has possessed a Vulpix in his game incarnations.
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===In the {{pkmn|Stadium series}}===
===[[Pokémon Stadium]]===
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[[Brock]] uses a Vulpix in Round 1 of the original Pokémon Stadium, and a {{p|Ninetales}} in Round 2. This is the only time Brock has possessed a Vulpix in his game incarnations.
===Round 1===
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ndex=037|
 
ndex=037|
 
pokemon=Vulpix|
 
pokemon=Vulpix|
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===Round 2===
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===In the side series===
{{Pokémon|
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====In [[Pokémon Puzzle League]]====
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Vulpix was one of [[Brock]]'s three Pokémon in {{g|Puzzle League}}.
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==In the manga==
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===In the movie adaptations===
type1=Fire|
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Vulpix appeared in ''{{ma|Emperor of the Crystal Tower: Entei}}''.
move1=Confuse Ray|
 
move1type=Ghost|
 
move2=Flamethrower|
 
move2type=Fire|
 
move3=Fire Spin|
 
move3type=Fire|
 
move4=Bide|
 
move4type=Normal}}|
 
   
 
==In the TCG==
 
==In the TCG==
 
The following is a list of cards named '''Brock's Vulpix'''.
 
The following is a list of cards named '''Brock's Vulpix'''.
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!Name
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Brock's Vulpix|73}}|type=Fire|enset=Gym Heroes|enrarity=Common|ennum=73/132|jpset=Leaders' Stadium|jprarity=Common}}
!Type
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Gym Challenge|Brock's Vulpix|37}}|type=Fire|enset=Gym Challenge|enrarity=Uncommon|ennum=37/132|jpset=Leaders' Stadium|jprarity=Uncommon}}
!Level
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!Rarity
 
!Set
 
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| {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Brock's Vulpix|73}} || {{e|Fire}} || 10 || {{rar|Common}} || {{TCG|Gym Heroes}} || 73/132
 
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| {{TCG ID|Gym Challenge|Brock's Vulpix|37}} || {{e|Fire}} || 16 || {{rar|Uncommon}} || {{TCG|Gym Challenge}} || 37/132
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Since Brock mentioned in ''[[EP169|Beauty and the Breeder]]'' that he always knew that Vulpix never really was his Pokémon to begin with, even though he explicitly caught it with a Poké Ball in its [[EP028|debut episode]], it can be considered the only Pokémon to not be owned by a main character despite being placed in said trainer's Poké Ball.
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* Since Brock mentioned in ''[[EP169|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 [[EP028|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.
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** In its debut episode, Vulpix was able to be caught by one of Brock's Poké Balls without any problem, even though it was already Suzie's Pokémon.
   
 
==Related articles==
 
==Related articles==
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Latest revision as of 12:57, 15 October 2019

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 Suzie
Vulpix
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Vulpix Rikako Aikawa Annie Pondel (EP028)
Rachael Lillis (EP032-EP169)
Rikako Aikawa (EP052)

Brock's Vulpix (Japanese: タケシのロコン Takeshi's Rokon) was the second Pokémon acquired by Brock in the Kanto region, and his fourth overall. It originally belonged to Suzie before being given to Brock, and was later returned to her.

In the anime

History

Kanto

Vulpix and Suzie

Vulpix was given to Brock by Suzie in Pokémon Fashion Flash. Suzie 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, Suzie 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. Pyro of the Eevee Brothers offered Brock a Fire Stone to evolve Vulpix, to which Brock declined, stating that he didn't want to force Vulpix to evolve if it didn't want to.

Vulpix in the Pokémon Beauty Contest

During the Princess Festival in Princess vs. Princess, Brock lent it to Misty when she decided to compete in the Queen of the Princess Festival and wanted a more balanced team. 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.

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.

Orange Archipelago

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

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, rendering it unable to continue battling.

Brock later met up with Suzie again in Johto and returned Vulpix to her in Beauty and the Breeder. He said at the time that he had always felt that Vulpix wasn't really his and he was just looking after it for a period of time. Brock and Suzie later entered the Pokémon Beauty Contest as partners with Vulpix being their Pokémon of choice for the event.

Vulpix reappeared in a flashback in Gotta Catch Ya Later!.

Personality and characteristics

Vulpix and Brock

As with Brock's other Pokémon he received in Kanto, Vulpix has shown very little personality. It is very temperamental and wary towards new people, as seen when it used Flamethrower on Misty in Pokémon Fashion Flash. Suzie explained that Vulpix doesn't like being touched by strangers.

It was also shown to be quite snobbish in its debut episode by not taking a liking to most people. This was further showcased in Lights, Camera, Quacktion!, when it left the stage because a Wigglytuff was not to its liking. However, it is very trusting of Brock, and in later episodes, Brock was seen grooming it while all of the group's Pokémon were out. Brock once said that Vulpix is like the supermodel of the Pokémon world.

Moves used

Brock Vulpix Agility.png
Using Quick Attack
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

In the Stadium series

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
Round 1
037.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Vulpix Lv.50-100
Swift
Normal
Quick Attack
Normal
Flamethrower
Fire
Fire Spin
Fire

In the side series

In Pokémon Puzzle League

Vulpix was one of Brock's three Pokémon in Pokémon Puzzle League.

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 be caught by one of Brock's Poké Balls without any problem, even though it was already Suzie's Pokémon.

Related articles

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


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