The Vulpix wiki last edited by ultrapurgelight on 08/31/15 01:37PM View full history

Overview

Vulpix is a Fire-type Pokémon that evolves into the Ninetales species via using the Fire Stone.

Vulpix is first introduced as a new species inhabiting the Kanto Region within the Pokemon Red & Blue and Yellow Versions.

Data

Type(s)
Type Fire
SpeciesFox Pokémon
AbilitiesFlash Fire
Drought (DW)
Pokédex
Clefable ← 037 → Ninetales
Kanto037Johto125/127
Hoenn153/160SinnohN/A
Unova248KalosN/A
Evolves FromNone
Evolves IntoNinetales
Vulpix037
ロコン Rokon
037Vulpix
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
037038
Gender
25% ♂ / 75 % ♀
WeightHeight
21.8 lbs.9.9 kg2'00"0.6 m
Pokédex ColorEgg Group
BrownField
ShapeFootprint
Shape08F037
Cry

Type(s)
Type Fire
SpeciesFox Pokémon
AbilitiesFlash Fire
Drought (DW)
Pokédex
Vulpix ← 038 → Jigglypuff
Kanto038Johto126/128
Hoenn154/161SinnohN/A
Unova249KalosN/A
Evolves FromVulpix
Evolves IntoNone
Ninetales038
キュウコン Kyuukon
038Ninetales
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
037038
Gender
25% ♂ / 75 % ♀
WeightHeight
43.9 lbs.19.9 kg3'07"1.1 m
Pokédex ColorEgg Group
YellowField
ShapeFootprint
Shape08F038
Cry

National Pokedex: #037

Etymology

Vulpix's name is a combination of Vulpes, Latin for fox, and six, referring to its six tails.

The prefix rok- in Rokon may be derived from roku, the word standing for the number six; the suffix -kon may be derived from the Japanese word defining 'grudge', refering to the moves that resemble hexes and curse the Vulpix and Ninetales lineage have been known to cast upon their foes. This is also reflected in Vulpix, which learns Grudge. Kon may also refer to the Japanese onomatopoeia "kon-kon" which is the sound that foxes make. Furthermore, a konko is a gas burner stove.

Physiology

Vulpix are based upon foxes. Though in Japan there are legends concerning foxes (or kitsune as they are called there). One such legend which is most relevant to Vulpix is how multi-tailed kitsune can breathe fire, create illusions and have extremely long lives. After having concluded their life cycle, these creatures take on a spirit form, which may have been the reason why Vulpix and Ninetales can learn Ghost-type moves.

The fire-type Pokémon Vulpix is also based on the Fennec Fox in the genus Vulpes. The only characteristics taken from the genus Vulpes would be that it's a Fire-type, it resembles a fox, and it's fur is fashionable.

Theories

Intermediary Interrupted Evolution

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