Vulpix

Vulpix is a Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Fox Pokémon.

Vulpix has a new Alolan form introduced in Pokémon Sun/Moon.

Pokédex data

National № 037
Type Fire
Species Fox Pokémon
Height 2′00″ (0.6 m)
Weight 21.8 lbs (9.9 kg)
Abilities 1. Flash Fire
Drought (hidden ability)
Local № 037 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
125 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
153 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
037 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
127 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
248 (Black 2/White 2)
160 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
253 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
330 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 60
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 25% male, 75% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 38
186 280
Attack 41
78 199
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 65
121 251
Total 299 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Pokédex data

National № 037
Type Ice
Species Fox Pokémon
Height 2′00″ (0.6 m)
Weight 21.8 lbs (9.9 kg)
Abilities 1. Snow Cloak
Snow Warning (hidden ability)
Local № 037 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
125 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
153 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
037 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
127 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
248 (Black 2/White 2)
160 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
253 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
330 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 190 (24.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 63
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 25% male, 75% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 38
186 280
Attack 41
78 199
Defense 40
76 196
Sp. Atk 50
94 218
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 65
121 251
Total 299 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Vulpix.

Evolution chart

(use Fire Stone)
#037
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
Ice
(use Ice Stone)
#038
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
Ice · Fairy

Vulpix changes

Pokédex entries

Vulpix

Red
Blue
At the time of birth, it has just one tail. The tail splits from its tip as it grows older.
Yellow Both its fur and its tails are beautiful. As it grows, the tails split and form more tails.
Gold As it develops, its single white tail gains color and splits into six. It is quite warm and cuddly.
Silver If it is attacked by an enemy that is stronger than itself, it feigns injury to fool the enemy and escapes.
Crystal As its body grows larger, its six warm tails become more beautiful, with a more luxurious coat of fur.
Ruby At the time of its birth, VULPIX has one white tail. The tail separates into six if this POKéMON receives plenty of love from its TRAINER. The six tails become magnificently curled.
Sapphire Inside VULPIX’s body burns a flame that never goes out. During the daytime, when the temperatures rise, this POKéMON releases flames from its mouth to prevent its body from growing too hot.
FireRed While young, it has six gorgeous tails. When it grows, several new tails are sprouted.
LeafGreen When it is born, it has just one snow-white tail. The tail splits from its tip as it grows older.
Emerald It can freely control fire, making fiery orbs fly like will-o’-the-wisps. Just before evolution, its six tails grow hot as if on fire.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It controls balls of fire. As it grows, its six tails split from their tips to make more tails.
HeartGold As it develops, its single white tail gains color and splits into six. It is quite warm and cuddly.
SoulSilver If it is attacked by an enemy that is stronger than itself, it feigns injury to fool the enemy and escapes.
Black
White
It controls balls of fire. As it grows, its six tails split from their tips to make more tails.
Black 2
White 2
As each tail grows, its fur becomes more lustrous. When held, it feels slightly warm.
X When it is born, it has just one snow-white tail. The tail splits from its tip as it grows older.
Y While young, it has six gorgeous tails. When it grows, several new tails are sprouted.
Omega Ruby At the time of its birth, Vulpix has one white tail. The tail separates into six if this Pokémon receives plenty of love from its Trainer. The six tails become magnificently curled.
Alpha Sapphire Inside Vulpix’s body burns a flame that never goes out. During the daytime, when the temperatures rise, this Pokémon releases flames from its mouth to prevent its body from growing too hot.
Sun Its beautiful fur and tails have made it very popular. As it grows, its tails split to form more tails.
Moon From its mouth spew flames that seem to resemble the spirits of the deceased. Some people mistakenly think this fire is a ghost.
Ultra Sun Its beautiful tails have made it very popular. However, if it’s not brushed diligently, it will be a mass of tangles before you know it.
Ultra Moon It manipulates balls of fire to catch its prey. If you raise one from when it’s young, it will grow close to you like a puppy Pokémon.

Alolan Vulpix

Sun It exhales air colder than -58 degrees Fahrenheit. Elderly people in Alola call this Pokémon by an older name—Keokeo.
Moon In hot weather, this Pokémon makes ice shards with its six tails and sprays them around to cool itself off.
Ultra Sun If you carelessly approach it because it’s cute, the boss of the pack, Ninetales, will appear and freeze you.
Ultra Moon They live together in a skulk, helping one another. Before eating their prey, they freeze it solid with their –58 degree Fahrenheit breath.

Moves learned by Vulpix

Moves learnt by level up

Vulpix learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFire 40 100
4Tail WhipNormal 100
7RoarNormal
9Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
10Quick AttackNormal 40 100
12Confuse RayGhost 100
15Fire SpinFire 35 85
18PaybackDark 50 100
20Will-O-WispFire 85
23Feint AttackDark 60
26HexGhost 65 100
28Flame BurstFire 70 100
31ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
34SafeguardNormal
36FlamethrowerFire 90 100
39ImprisonPsychic
42Fire BlastFire 110 85
44GrudgeGhost
47CaptivateNormal 100
50InfernoFire 100 50
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Powder SnowIce 40 100
4Tail WhipNormal 100
7RoarNormal
9Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
10Ice ShardIce 40 100
12Confuse RayGhost 100
15Icy WindIce 55 95
18PaybackDark 50 100
20MistIce
23Feint AttackDark 60
26HexGhost 65 100
28Aurora BeamIce 65 100
31ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
34SafeguardNormal
36Ice BeamIce 90 100
39ImprisonPsychic
42BlizzardIce 110 70
44GrudgeGhost
47CaptivateNormal 100
50Sheer ColdIce

Egg moves

Vulpix learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Vulpix egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CaptivateNormal 100
DisableNormal 100
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
Feint AttackDark 60
FlailNormal 100
Flare BlitzFire 120 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
HexGhost 65 100
HowlNormal
HypnosisPsychic 60
Power SwapPsychic
Secret PowerNormal 70 100
SpiteGhost 100
Tail SlapNormal 25 85
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
CharmFairy 100
DisableNormal 100
EncoreNormal 100
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
FlailNormal 100
Freeze-DryIce 70 100
HowlNormal
HypnosisPsychic 60
MoonblastFairy 95 100
Power SwapPsychic
Secret PowerNormal 70 100
SpiteGhost 100
Tail SlapNormal 25 85

Move Tutor moves

Vulpix can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Pain SplitNormal
Role PlayPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
CovetNormal 60 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Heal BellNormal
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Pain SplitNormal
Role PlayPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Vulpix is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
66PaybackDark 50 100
77Psych UpNormal
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal
TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
70Aurora VeilIce
77Psych UpNormal
79Frost BreathIce 60 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Vulpix can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Vulpix learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFire 40 100
4Tail WhipNormal 100
7RoarNormal
9Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
10Quick AttackNormal 40 100
12Confuse RayGhost 100
15Fire SpinFire 35 85
18PaybackDark 50 100
20Will-O-WispFire 85
23Feint AttackDark 60
26HexGhost 65 100
28Flame BurstFire 70 100
31ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
34SafeguardNormal
36FlamethrowerFire 90 100
39ImprisonPsychic
42Fire BlastFire 110 85
44GrudgeGhost
47CaptivateNormal 100
50InfernoFire 100 50
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Powder SnowIce 40 100
4Tail WhipNormal 100
7RoarNormal
9Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
10Ice ShardIce 40 100
12Confuse RayGhost 100
15Icy WindIce 55 95
18PaybackDark 50 100
20MistIce
23Feint AttackDark 60
26HexGhost 65 100
28Aurora BeamIce 65 100
31ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
34SafeguardNormal
36Ice BeamIce 90 100
39ImprisonPsychic
42BlizzardIce 110 70
44GrudgeGhost
47CaptivateNormal 100
50Sheer ColdIce

Egg moves

Vulpix learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Vulpix egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CaptivateNormal 100
DisableNormal 100
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
Feint AttackDark 60
FlailNormal 100
Flare BlitzFire 120 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
HexGhost 65 100
HowlNormal
HypnosisPsychic 60
Power SwapPsychic
Secret PowerNormal 70 100
SpiteGhost 100
Tail SlapNormal 25 85
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
CharmFairy 100
DisableNormal 100
EncoreNormal 100
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
FlailNormal 100
Freeze-DryIce 70 100
HowlNormal
HypnosisPsychic 60
MoonblastFairy 95 100
Power SwapPsychic
Secret PowerNormal 70 100
SpiteGhost 100
Tail SlapNormal 25 85

Moves learnt by TM

Vulpix is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
66PaybackDark 50 100
77Psych UpNormal
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal
TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
70Aurora VeilIce
77Psych UpNormal
79Frost BreathIce 60 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Vulpix can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM

Vulpix sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Vulpix  sprite from Red & Blue Vulpix  sprite from Silver Vulpix  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Vulpix  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Vulpix  sprite from Black & White Vulpix  sprite from X & Y Vulpix  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Vulpix Shiny sprite from Silver Vulpix Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Vulpix Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Vulpix Shiny sprite from Black & White Vulpix Shiny sprite from X & Y Vulpix Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Vulpix

Red Trade/migrate from another game
Blue Route 7, 8, Pokémon Mansion
Yellow Celadon City
Gold Trade/migrate from another game
Silver Route 7, 8, 36, 37
Crystal Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Mt. Pyre
FireRed Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen Route 7, 8, Pokémon Mansion
Emerald Mt. Pyre
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 209, 214
HeartGold Trade/migrate from another game
SoulSilver Route 7, 8, 36, 37, 48
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Abundant Shrine
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Mt. Pyre, Mirage Spots
Sun Route 14, Tapu Village, Mount Lanakila
Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun Route 14, Tapu Village, Mount Lanakila
Ultra Moon Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Vulpix
Japanese ロコン (Rokon)
German Vulpix
French Goupix

Name origin

vulpine
describing foxes
six
its number of tails