Official artwork of Vulpix from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and Alolan Vulpix from Pokémon Sun and Moon.
|Japanese voice actor||Kei Shindo (Vulpix)|
Reina Ueda (Alolan Vulpix)
|Article on Bulbapedia||Vulpix (Pokémon)|
Vulpix (ロコン, Rokon) is a creature in the Pokémon media franchise.
Vulpix is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Red and Blue, though it was exclusive to Blue, acting as the equivalent to Growlithe in Red. Vulpix is categorized within the Pokédex at #037 as the "Fox Pokémon", and it evolves into Ninetales with the help of a Fire Stone.
Several Generation I Pokémon alternatively had Alolan regional variants, introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. They are adapted to a specific habitat in Alola, differing from their region of origin, Kanto, requiring aesthetic and type changes — among those was Vulpix, exclusive to Pokémon Sun and Ultra Sun, inversely becoming an Ice-type Pokémon and requiring an Ice Stone to evolve. An Alolan Vulpix nicknamed "Snowy" is featured in the Sun and Moon animated series as Lillie's first Pokémon.
As a Poké Ball Pokémon
The normal form uses Ember to attack, which manifests as a fireball attack similar to Ness's PK Fire. Unlike PK Fire, it does not need to hit an opponent to create a pillar of fire. It will turn towards an opponent before using Ember. It will randomly fire at an angle between 5°-25° downwards, causing it to sometimes land near Vulpix or far away. Ember will deal 4% if the shot makes contact with the opponent and then 2% every 9 frames (0.15 seconds). The fireball and fire pillar deals a bonus 1% shield damage.
|“||This Pokémon freezes fighters with icy breath.||”|
|—Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site|
The Alolan form uses Powder Snow to attack, inflicting damage and temporarily freezing them once they come into contact with the attack, similar to the Ice Climbers' Blizzard. Like its normal form it will turn towards opponents before using Powder Snow. Also like its normal form the angle is random, though the attack's range is almost always the same making the randomness not as impactful as it is with Ember. Powder Snow's size gets slightly bigger as it moves and will deal 14% at the start, 13% from frames 3-6, 11% from frames 7-9, then drops down to 2.5% for frames 10-14, 2% from frames 15-19, 1.8% from frames 20-29, and finally 1.2% until the cloud dissipates.
Both forms of Vulpix appear as spirits.
|430||Vulpix||★||1||Fire Flower Equipped||Pokémon Series|
|431||Alolan Vulpix||★||1||Freezie Equipped||Pokémon Series|
Alolan Vulpix standing behind Fox.
Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix in Town and City.
Vulpix attacking on Garden of Hope.
Names in other languages
- Vulpix is the first Poké Ball Pokémon to appear alongside an alternative version of itself, being its Alolan Form.
- It is the second Poké Ball Pokémon with multiple forms to appear in-game after Unown.