Thievul (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Thievul (disambiguation).
Thievul
Fox Pokémon
フォクスライ
Foxly
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Thievul



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dark Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Abilities
Run Away or Unburden Cacophony
Cacophony
Stakeout
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
127 (26%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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Weight
43.9 lbs. 19.9 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
159
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
50
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Thievul (Japanese: フォクスライ Foxly) is a Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Nickit starting at level 18.

Biology

Thievul is an orange-maroon vulpine Pokémon with a moderate build, slender limbs, and a long tail. It has white chest fur that puffs out from its body and vaguely resembles a cravat. There are two long black ears atop Thievul's head, as well as black fur around its eyes that resemble a domino mask. The black whiskers on the end of its muzzle are in the form of a pointed mustache and the white markings above its eyes resemble eyebrows. Its paws, back, and the tip of its tail are all black, and it retains the flared tail-tip of its pre-evolution Nickit.

When Thievul finds a potential target, it will secretly mark a scent on them. Thievul then uses that scent to track and stalk its targets. By using its lithe body and claws, Thievul steals the target’s food and eggs from them when they least expect it. Boltund is an enemy of Thievul. It competes with Liepard for territory.

Evolution

Thievul evolves from Nickit.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Nickit
 Dark 

 
First evolution
Thievul
 Dark 


In the anime

 
Thievul in the anime

Major appearances

Thievul trio

Thievul made its main series debut in Just a Scone's Throw From Here!, where a trio of Nickit evolved while battling Team Rocket.

Minor appearances

Thievul debuted in Secrets of the Jungle.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN127 Thievul Goh's Rotom Phone Thievul, the Fox Pokémon. A Dark type. Thievul use their flexible bodies and sharp claws to steal food.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Thievul debuted in Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light, under the ownership of a Team Yell Grunt.

In the TCG

Main article: Thievul (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#030
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword It secretly marks potential targets with a scent. By following the scent, it stalks its targets and steals from them when they least expect it.
Shield With a lithe body and sharp claws, it goes around stealing food and eggs. Boltund is its natural enemy.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Routes 7 and 9, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness
West Lake Axewell, Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness, Giant's Mirror, Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Costume sync pair scout: Zinnia (Special Costume) & Thievul


Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
58
56 - 121 108 - 236
87
82 - 152 161 - 300
92
87 - 158 170 - 311
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
455
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
011 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00——% 15
Evo.Evo. Thief Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1212 Snarl Dark Special 05555 09595% 15
1616 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2222 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
2828 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
3434 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4040 Tail Slap Normal Physical 02525 08585% 10
4646 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
5252 Parting Shot Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thievul
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thievul

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08 TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09 TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15 TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16 TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21 TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23 TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24 TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25 TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31 TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM37 TM37 Beat Up Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM39 TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40 TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM47 TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM53 TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM56 TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM58 TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65 TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM66 TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM67 TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68 TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76 TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78 TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM84 TM84 Tail Slap Normal Physical 02525 085}}85% 10
TM85 TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR11 TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12 TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20 TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26 TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27 TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29 TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR32 TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR33 TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR37 TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR58 TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR68 TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR77 TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR81 TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR90 TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thievul
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thievul

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Howl Normal Status —% 40
Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100% 20
Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
Torment Dark Status 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Thievul in Generation VIII
  • 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 Thievul in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thievul
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thievul

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Burning Jealousy Fire Special 70 100% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thievul
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thievul

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
 - IX
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Thievul
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Thievul

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO828.png Base HP: 172 Base Attack: 172 Base Defense: 164
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Snarl, Quick Attack
Charged Attacks: Night Slash, Play Rough

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Nickit
 Dark 
 
Level 18
 
First evolution
Thievul
 Dark 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Thievul images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • In English, the category "Fox Pokémon" is shared by Vulpix, Fennekin, Nickit, and their evolutions.
    • 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.

Origin

Thievul appears to be based on the red fox, possibly borrowing patterns from the cross fox, a variation of the red fox. Its gray shiny coloration resembles that of silver foxes, another variation of the red fox. Its facial features and moustache-like whiskers also bear a resemblance to stereotypical depictions of thieves and burglars, as well as the gentleman thief trope and Zorro. Its front legs resemble gloves, which thieves and burglars would wear. Thievul's relationship with Boltund may also be a reference to fox hunting, where red foxes were hunted by English foxhounds, which Boltund appears to be based on.

Name origin

Thievul may be a combination of thief, evil, and vulpine (of or pertaining to foxes; foxlike).

Foxly may be a combination of fox and sly.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese フォクスライ Foxly From fox and sly
  French Roublenard From roublard and renard
  Spanish Thievul Same as English name
  German Gaunux From Gauner and Fuchs
  Italian Thievul Same as English name
  Korean 폭슬라이 Foxly Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 狐大盜 / 狐大盗 Húdàdào*
猾大狐 Huádàhú*
From , , and 大盜 dàdào
From 狡猾 jiǎohuá, , and
  Cantonese Chinese 狐大盜 Wùhdaaihdouh From wùh, daaih, and 大盜 daaihdouh


Related articles

External links

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