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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.
National Pokedex: #037
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.
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.
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