Vulpix (Pokémon)

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#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
Alolan Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix



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Types
Fire Unknown
Vulpix
Ice Unknown
Alolan Vulpix
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Flash Fire
Vulpix
Snow Cloak
Alolan Vulpix
Cacophony
Drought
Vulpix Hidden Ability
Snow Warning
Alolan Vulpix Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Vulpix
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
25% male, 75% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
Vulpix
0'0" 0 m
Alolan Vulpix
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
21.8 lbs. 9.9 kg
Vulpix
0 lbs. 0 kg
Alolan Vulpix
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#037
Kanto
#127
Johto
#160
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#248
Unova
#000
Kalos
#253
Alola
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
Vulpix
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Alolan Vulpix
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
Alolan Vulpix
Footprint
F037.png None.png
Alolan Vulpix
Pokédex color
Brown
Other forms may have other colors.
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.

In Alola, Vulpix has a regional variant that is Ice-type. It evolves into Alolan Ninetales when exposed to an Ice 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. Vulpix is known to feign injury to escape from opponents too powerful for it to defeat. Vulpix can be found most commonly in grassy plains.

In the Alola region, Vulpix has adapted to snowy mountain peaks. Its fur has become snowy white. It has pale blue paws, blue eyes, and dark blue insides its ears. The locks of hair on its head and its six tails are curlier with a wispy appearance. Alolan Vulpix is believed to have arrived in the region at the same time as humans, but moved to the snow-capped mountain to avoid other Pokémon. It can be found in small pack with two to five individuals. Alolan Vulpix can expel breath as cold as -58°F (-50°C), which is capable of freezing anything. While it is not suited to warmer environments, its tail can produce ice to lower the surrounding temperature if needed.[1]

In the anime

Vulpix in the anime
A Vulpix Egg in the anime

In the main series

Major appearances

Brock's Vulpix

Brock had a Vulpix that he obtained from Suzie 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: Latios & Latias 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.

A Vulpix belonging to a Pokémon Coordinator appeared in The Saffron Con.

A Vulpix appeared in Staging a Heroes' Welcome! under the ownership of a Pokémon Coordinator competing in the Wallace Cup.

A Coordinator's Vulpix appeared in Old Rivals, New Tricks! participating in the Sandalstraw Town Pokémon Contest.

A Vulpix appeared in a 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 Pokémon Origins

A Vulpix appeared in File 2: Cubone in a Pokémon House.

In Pokémon Generations

A Vulpix appeared in Ecruteak City in The Reawakening.

In the manga

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

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). It again appeared with him at the Pokémon Association while he was talking about the Gym Leaders in Sunkern Treasure. In Slugging It Out With Slugma it appeared again with its trainer when he was talking to Professor Oak, however it kept being a nuisance during the conversation along with Bill's Exeggcute.

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

Courtney'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

Vulpix

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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII
Sun Its beautiful fur and tails have made it very popular. As it grows, its tails split to form more tails.
Moon From its mouth spew flames that seem to resemble the spirits of the deceased. Some people mistakenly think this fire is a ghost.

Alolan Vulpix

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun It exhales air colder than -58 degrees Fahrenheit. Elderly people in Alola call this Pokémon by an older name—Keokeo.
Moon In hot weather, this Pokémon makes ice shards with its six tails and sprays them around to cool itself off.

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, Event
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
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Mt. Pyre exterior, Mirage Forest (north of Route 124)
Generation VII
Sun
Tapu Village, Mount Lanakila
Moon
Trade

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Volcano
Pinball
Celadon City, Saffron City, Cinnabar Island
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Ruins of Truth
Pinball: R&S
Volcano (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Huge Storage 1, Endless Level 17, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Fiery Field (1F-4F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
MD Sky
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Ranger: SoA
Shiver Camp, Ice Lake, Hia Valley, Almia Castle
Ranch
Hayley's trades
Rumble
Fiery Furnace (Normal Mode C)
MD Blazing
Starter Pokémon
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Echo Valley, Lava: Firebreathing Mountain
Rumble U
Jungle Area: In Trouble? Tap Away!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 6
Shuffle
Isla Asul: Stage 42
Rumble World
Diamond Crater: Smelting Forge (All Areas),
Origin Hideaway: Secluded Volcanic Chasm (All Areas)

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Vulpix English United States 18 September 25, 2004
SM Pokémon Center Sapporo Alolan Vulpix All Japan 10 November 30, 2016
December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017

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%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Charcoal Charcoal (5%)

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.


  • Alolan Vulpix has the same stats as a regular Vulpix.

Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Vulpix

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:

Alolan Vulpix

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Vulpix
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
099 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
1010 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1212 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
1818 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
2020 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
2323 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 00——% 20
2626 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2828 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100100% 15
3131 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
3434 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
3636 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
3939 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4242 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
4444 Grudge Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
4747 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
5050 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
  • 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
Alolan Vulpix
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
044 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
099 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
1010 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
1212 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
1818 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10
2020 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
2323 Feint Attack Dark Physical 06060 00——% 20
2626 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10
2828 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
3131 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
3434 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
3636 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
3939 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4242 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
4444 Grudge Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
4747 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
5050 Sheer Cold Ice Special 0000 00——% 5
  • 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

Vulpix
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM50Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM53Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM61Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Alolan Vulpix
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM05Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM07Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM13Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM20Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM70Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM70 Aurora Veil Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM77Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM79Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM79 Frost Breath Ice Special 06060 090}}90% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 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

Vulpix
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Nidoran♂NidorinoVulpixMeowthMeowthPersian
PersianStantlerSkittyGlameowPuruglyPurrloin
MinccinoPopplioBrionnePrimarina
Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
PsyduckGolduck Disable Normal Status 100% 20
VulpixNuzleaf Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlaking
TorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersby
StuffulBewearKomala
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
VulpixMeowthMeowthPersianPersianUmbreon
SneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoom
NuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawile
SpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScrafty
ZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuckOranguru
Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
GrowlithePonytaRapidashFlareonCombuskenBlaziken
MonfernoInfernapeTepigPigniteEmboarDarumaka
DarmanitanHeatmorLittenTorracatIncineroar
Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
GrowlitheTorkoal Heat Wave Fire Special 95 90% 10
Vulpix Hex Ghost Special 65 100% 10
HoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaWhismurLoudred
ExploudElectrikeManectricFennekinBraixenDelphox
RockruffLycanroc
Howl Normal Status —% 40
StantlerSpindaGlameowPuruglyPatratWatchog
MunnaMusharna
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
EspeonGirafarig Power Swap Psychic Status —% 10
Dunsparce Spite Ghost Status 100% 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
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
Alolan Vulpix
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PikachuGrowlithePonytaRapidashFarfetch'dJolteon
FurretAipomAmbipomGirafarigSneaselBuizel
FloatzelBunearyLopunnyBlitzleZebstrikaZorua
ZoroarkEmolgaBunnelbyDiggersby
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
EeveeSnubbullGranbullTeddiursaPhanpySkitty
PachirisuBunearyLopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccino
DeerlingSawsbuckCubchooFurfrouMeowsticDedenne
Charm Fairy Status 100% 20
PsyduckGolduck Disable Normal Status 100% 20
SeelDewgongSlakothVigorothSlakingSpheal
SealeoWalreinOshawottDewottSamurottMinccino
EmolgaPopplioBrionnePrimarina
Encore Normal Status 100% 5
VulpixNuzleaf Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 20
DunsparceSwinubPhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlaking
TorkoalSpindaCubchooBearticBunnelbyDiggersby
StuffulBewearKomala
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
SwinubDelibird Freeze-Dry* Ice Special 70 100% 20
HoundourHoundoomPoochyenaMightyenaWhismurLoudred
ExploudElectrikeManectricFennekinBraixenDelphox
RockruffLycanroc
Howl Normal Status —% 40
StantlerSpindaGlameowPuruglyPatratWatchog
MunnaMusharna
Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
SylveonPopplioBrionnePrimarina Moonblast Fairy Special 95 100% 15
EspeonGirafarig Power Swap Psychic Status —% 10
Dunsparce Spite Ghost Status 100% 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
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

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 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 or alternate form of Vulpix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By events

Alolan Vulpix
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pokémon Center Sapporo Alolan Vulpix Celebrate Normal Status —% 40 Cool 0   0  
  • A superscript level indicates that Vulpix can learn this move normally 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Bite Blaine's Vulpix (Gym Challenge 66)
Vulpix (EX Emerald 72)
Scratch Vulpix (EX Hidden Legends 81)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin037.png Pinani037.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS037.png PinRSani037.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani037.png
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!
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: 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:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(past)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry
It sends out pillars of fire to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
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.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT037.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 60 Raise Max Level.png 0

#061
Shuffle037.png

Opportunist
Attacks can occasionally deal greater damage than usual.


Pokémon GO
GO037.png Base Stamina: 76 Base Attack: 106 Base Defense: 118
Egg Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 50
Fast Attacks: Quick Attack, Ember
Special Attacks: Body Slam, Flamethrower, Flame Charge

Evolution

Vulpix

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

Alolan Vulpix

037Vulpix-Alola.png
Unevolved
Vulpix
 Ice 
Ice Stone
Ice Stone
038Ninetales-Alola.png
First evolution
Ninetales
 Ice  Fairy 

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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 037.png Spr b 6x 037.png Spr 6x 037.png Spr b 6x 037.png
Spr 6x 037 s.png Spr b 6x 037 s.png Spr 6x 037 s.png Spr b 6x 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 is based on a fox, particularly the kitsune of Japanese legend, which have many tails and can breathe fire. After living a long time, kitsune take on spirit forms, which may explain why Vulpix 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, from the curse that Ninetales, its evolution, may cast on its foes), kon kon (the sound foxes make), コンロ konro (gas stove), or ko, an alternate reading of 狐 kitsune (fox).

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 Sixtail From six and tail
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 六尾 Luhkméih Literally means "Six tails"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 六尾 Liùwěi Literally means "Six tails"


Keokeo

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ケオケオ Keʻokeʻo From keʻokeʻo (Hawaiian for white)
France Flag.png French Ke'oke'o Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Keo-Keo Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Ke'oke'o Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Ke'oke'o Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 케오케오 Keʻokeʻo Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 凱歐凱歐 Hói'āuhói'āu Mandarin-based transliteration of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 凱歐凱歐 / 凯欧凯欧 Kǎi'ōukǎi'ōu Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

Notes

  1. Pokémon Sun and Moon

External links


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