Fennekin is a small, quadruped fox-like Pokémon. It is covered in pale yellow fur that is longer on its haunches. Tufts of dark orange fur cover the insides of its large ears, and it has a white muzzle with longer fur on its cheeks. Hot air is vented from its ears, reaching temperatures of over 390 degrees Fahrenheit. It has large, dark orange eyes and a pointed, black nose. When its mouth is open, two pointed teeth can be seen in its upper jaw. Fennekin also has small paws with no visible toes and slim legs. Its tail is fluffy with a dark orange tip. Fennekin chews on twigs instead of eating snacks. It can be temperamental, but it tries to do its best for its Trainer.
In An X-cuse to Come Out and Play, Professor Sycamore gave Trevor three starter Pokémon so that X might choose one and stop his shut-in behavior. Before she could even get to X, a battle between Xerneas and Yveltal caused Fennekin and her Pokédex to be sent flying and go missing. She was later revealed to have been found by Team Flare and was put in a box with other Pokémon from Vaniville Town, taken by Malva who crushed the unneeded Pokédex under her foot. While under Malva's care in an unknown amount of time, she evolved into Braixen.
When released from a Poké Ball, Fennekin will shoot fireballs with Incinerate. Enemies hit by these fireballs will be stunned, and will take continuous damage until the fire fades.
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.
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 and/or the suffix -kin.
Fokko may be a combination of fox, fuoco (Italian for fire), 狐 ko (fox), and 子 ko (child).