#037 Vulpix
Official art from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Category Fox Pokémon
Original Region Kanto
National Dex Nr. #037
Kanto Dex Nr. #037
Johto #127
Hoenn #153
Unova #248
Generation 1
Pokémon Color Brown
Type(s) Fire
Ability/ies Flash Fire
(Hidden: Drought)
Evolves From N/A
Evolves Into Ninetales

#037 Vulpix
037Alolan Vulpix
Official art from Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Category Fox Pokémon
Original Region Kanto
National Dex Nr. #037
Kanto Dex Nr. #037
Alola #???
Generation 1
Pokémon Color White
Type(s) Ice
Ability/ies Snow Cloak
Evolves From N/A
Evolves Into Ninetales

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

It evolves into Ninetales when exposed to a Fire Stone.

In Alola, Vulpix has a regional variant that is Ice-type. It evolves into Alolan Ninetales when exposed to an Ice Stone.


Vulpix is a small, quadruped, fox-like Pokémon. It has red-brown pelt, brown, pupil-less eyes, large, pointed ears with dark brown insides, and six orange tails with curled tips. The tails grow hot as evolution approaches for this Pokémon. Vulpix also has curled locks of orange fur with bangs on top of its head. 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 paw pads.

Vulpix has a flame inside its body that never goes out, and is capable of manipulating fire to such precision as to create floating wisps of flame. When the temperature outside increases, it will expel flames from its mouths to prevent its body from overheating. Vulpix is known to feign injury to escape from opponents too powerful for it to defeat. Vulpix can be found most commonly in grassy plains.

In the Alola region, Vulpix has adapted to snowy mountain peaks. Its fur has become snowy white. It has pale blue paws, blue eyes, and dark blue insides its ears. Its snout is more pronounced and pointed than that of non-Alolan Vulpix. The locks of hair on its head and its six tails are curlier with a wispy appearance. Alolan Vulpix is believed to have arrived in the region at the same time as humans, but moved to the snow-capped mountain to avoid other Pokémon. It can be found in small pack with two to five individuals. Alolan Vulpix can expel breath as cold as -58°F (-50°C), which is capable of freezing anything. While it is not suited to warmer environments, its tail can produce ice to lower the surrounding temperature if needed. According to the Pokédex, an older name for Alolan Vulpix is Keokeo.

Physical Appearance

Vulpix are a Pokémon species that resemble small foxes with 6 curly tails. At birth, a Vulpix has only one white tail, which apparently splits into more tails and grows more beautiful and warmer as it grows older. A Vulpix's fur is colored red-brown with a white-shaded underbelly. They also possess orange bangs and locks on top of the head. They have brown eyes.


Base Stats
Sp. Attack
Sp. Defense





  • The beta Pokémon names in Red and Blue listed Vulpix as Foxfire.
  • Vulpix can be seen as a parallel to Growlithe. Both are Generation I Pokémon that evolve once via a Fire Stone. Vulpix is exclusive to Pokémon Green, Blue, Silver, LeafGreen, and SoulSilver while Growlithe is to Red, Blue (Japan), Gold, FireRed, and HeartGold. Growlithe has a 75% chance of being male while Vulpix has a 75% of being female, they are both in the Field Egg Group, can have Flash Fire as their Ability, and are yellow when Shiny from Generation III on. Furthermore, both are based on canines as well as animals of Japanese folklore: Vulpix from the fox and kitsune, Growlithe from the dog and shisa.
  • Vulpix is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 299.
  • Vulpix and Ninetales share their category with Fennekin, Braixen, and Delphox. They are all known as the Fox Pokémon.
  • Vulpix has the lowest base HP stat of all Fire-type Pokémon.
  • Alolan Vulpix is the only regional variant with a specific name — Keokeo.

National Pokédex
← #036: Clefable
#037: Vulpix
#038: Ninetales →

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