Scorbunny is a rabbit-like Pokémon that has a predominantly white body with orange and yellow markings on its ears, toes, and neck. The markings on its neck resemble a collar. It has buckteeth, an orange nose and irises, black sclerae, and a yellow band shape across its nose, resembling a bandage. It has long legs with long feet, and similar yellow bands under each paw pad. It also has a small, white, poof-like tail.
Scorbunny loves to run and is filled with energy. A warm-up run can cause the fire energy in Scorbunny to start coursing through its body, allowing it to fight at full power. It has a sac in its chest that contains fire, which it uses to generate heat from the special pads on the soles of its feet and nose, once it is ready to fight. The pads on Scorbunny's feet can get so hot that it is capable of using them to start small fires and burn opponents with a kick. The anime has shown that its heat pads can also thaw others out of ice. By using its powerful legs, Scorbunny can run and jump around its opponents to confuse and disorient them. It is a rare Pokémon that is found more often under the ownership of Trainers. According to the anime, the soles on Scorbunny's feet are believed to bring good luck.
Scorbunny, the Rabbit Pokémon. A Fire type. Once Scorbunny is ready for battle, the pads above its nose and under its feet give off intense heat. The soles on its feet are also said to bring good luck.
Scorbunny may be based on a white rabbit. The yellow mark over its nose is inspired by a Japanese character design trope, in which a character has a bandage over their nose to show their rambunctious personality. Its Fire type may take inspiration from the relatively high body temperature of rabbits, which range from 100-103 °F (37-39 °C); or to tale 316 of the Jataka tales, in which a rabbit jumped into a fire as an offering, but was not burnt by the flames. The belief that its soles can bring good luck, as noted in the anime, is likely inspired by the real-life belief that wearing a rabbit's foot as an amulet may bring good luck.
Scorbunny may be a combination of scorch, score, and bunny.
Hibanny may be a combination of 火 hi (fire), 火花 hibana (spark), and bunny.