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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Vulpix (disambiguation).
Vulpix
ロコン Rokon
#037
037Vulpix
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Fire Unknown
Species
Fox Pokémon
Abilities
Flash Fire Drought
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#037
Johto
#127
Hoenn
#153
Unova
#248
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-171
Oblivia
R-167 N-108
Height
2'00"
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
21.8 lbs.
Imperial
9.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body08
Footprint
 F037 
Gender ratio
25% male, 75% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 63 Battle Exp.: 631*

Vulpix (Japanese: ロコン Rokon) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Ninetales when exposed to a Fire Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Vulpix is a small, quadruped, fox-like Pokémon that has a red-brown pelt, brown, pupil-less eyes, hooded style ears with dark brown pinnae, and six orange tails. Vulpix also has what looks like orange bangs across its forehead as well as locks of fur. 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 colored paw pads. Vulpix also has a flame inside its body that never goes out.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Vulpix are able to wield Fire-type moves naturally, as well as learning a few Ghost-type moves such as Grudge and Confuse Ray. Their Ability, Flash Fire, prevents them from being harmed by Fire moves as well. They are one of very few species that undergo evolution with a Fire Stone.

Behavior

Vulpix usually have a friendly, if not spoiled, temperament. When the temperature outside increases, they will expel flames from their mouths to prevent their body from overheating because of the flame inside their bodies. In the wild, Vulpix will feign injury to escape from predators that are more powerful.

Habitat

Grassland

Grassland Pokémon

Vulpix can be found in grassy plains, near active volcanoes, or in shaded mountainous areas, as well as urban areas such as parks and in avenues, more commonly at night. Vulpix are also found in areas associated with death, such as Mt. Pyre. They are native to Kanto and Johto.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
While young, it has six gorgeous tails. When it grows, several new tails are sprouted.
Generation II
Johto
As it develops, its single white tail gains color and splits into six. It is quite warm and cuddly.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Common Routes 7 and 8, Pokémon Mansion
Generation II
Johto
Common Routes 36, 37 and 48

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.


Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, 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
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
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
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
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
00Start 00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100}}100% 25
044 044 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 30
077 077 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
1111 1010 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 30
1414 1212 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
1717 1515 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
2121 1818 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
N/AN/A 2020 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
2424 2323 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 15
3131 2626 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
N/AN/A 2828 Hex Ghost Special 05050 100}}100% 10
3434 3131 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
3737 3434 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
2727 3636 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
5151 3939 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 30
5454 4242 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
4747 4444 Grudge Ghost Status 0000 —}}—% 5
4141 4747 Captivate Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
4444 5050 Inferno Fire Special 100100 050}}50% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Vulpix obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM05 Roar Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120 85% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 50 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140 90% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 30 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 75% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM77 Psych Up Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
  • 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

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
054MS055MS Disable Normal Status 100% 20
037MS038MS Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 30
052MS053MS197MS215MS461MS216MS
217MS228MS229MS
Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
206MS231MS232MS Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
058MS059MS077MS078MS Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
058MS059MS Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
235MS Hex Ghost Special 50 100% 10
228MS229MS Howl Normal Status —% 40
234MS Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
196MS203MS Power Swap Psychic Status —% 10
019MS020MS023MS024MS025MS026MS
027MS028MS032MS033MS034MS037MS
038MS050MS051MS052MS053MS054MS
055MS056MS057MS058MS059MS077MS
078MS083MS086MS087MS111MS112MS
464MS128MS133MS134MS135MS136MS
196MS197MS470MS471MS155MS156MS
157MS161MS162MS179MS180MS181MS
194MS195MS190MS424MS203MS206MS
209MS210MS215MS461MS216MS217MS
220MS221MS473MS225MS228MS229MS
231MS232MS234MS
Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
206MS Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Vulpix in Generation V
  • 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

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black 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 of Vulpix
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Evolution

037
Unevolved
Vulpix
 Fire 
Bag Fire Stone Sprite
Fire Stone


038
First evolution
Ninetales
 Fire 

036MS #036: Clefable
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#038: Ninetales 038MS