Fennekin is a small, quadrupedal fox-like Pokémon. It is covered in pale yellow fur that is longer on its haunches. It has a white muzzle with longer fur on its cheeks, large, dark orange eyes, and a pointed, black nose. When its mouth is open, two pointed teeth can be seen in its upper jaw. Tufts of dark orange fur cover the interior of its large ears. Fennekin also has small paws with no visible toes and slim legs. Its tail is fluffy with a dark orange tip.
Hot air is vented from Fennekin's ears, reaching temperatures of over 390 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). It uses this ability to intimidate opponents. Fennekin chews on twigs, which fill it with energy. It can be temperamental, but it tries to do its best for its Trainer.
When released from a Poké Ball, Fennekin shoots fireballs with Incinerate. Enemies hit by these fireballs are stunned and will take continuous damage until the fire fades.
Fennekin also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.
NA: This Fire-type Pokémon is one of the first partners in Pokémon X and Y. It enjoys eating twigs, emitting hot air from its ears as it munches. Its Incinerate attack may look like small embers when it starts, but when it hits another fighter, the embers burst into a devastating pillar of flame!
PAL: Want to start your journey with a Fire-type Pokémon? Then Fennekin is for you! It enjoys eating twigs as snacks, and while it's munching on them, hot air pours from its ears. Its Incinerate attack might start off looking like tiny embers, but on impact with another fighter, they'll burst into a giant pillar of flame that just keeps burning.
In Japanese, the hiragana category "きつねポケモン" (Fox Pokémon) is shared by the evolutionary lines of Vulpix and Nickit, while the katakana version "キツネポケモン" (Fox Pokémon) is shared by Fennekin and its evolutions.
Fennekin is also the starter Pokémon with the lowest base stat total.
Fennekin is based on a fox, specifically resembling the fennec fox. It also shares characteristics with kitsune, magical foxes in Japanese folklore that can breathe fire and are associated with witchcraft.
Fennekin may be a combination of fennec and kindle or the diminutive suffix -kin.
Fokko may be a combination of fox, fuoco (Italian for fire), 狐 ko (fox), and 子 ko (child).