Is Vulpix a good Pokémon? (Is Vulpix a powerful Pokémon?)

I recently appraised a 100% IV Vulpix with 429CP. It had a Flamethrower and weather ball move set. I powered it up 4 or 5 times and evolved it to Ninetales because it is very effective in playthrough.

If you are wondering if Vulpix is a good Pokémon, the answer is yes. I will explain to you why in this article since I have been a Pokémon enthusiast for years.

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Is Vulpix a powerful Pokémon?

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Vulpix is a powerful Pokémon and, it reaches 25 speed with Choice Scarf beating dangerous Pokémon like Machop and Cranidos.

In Little Cup, it reaches a maximum speed of 17 outpacing a good portion of the metagame. It has the advantage of accessing Energy Ball and Hypnosis although it faces stiff competition with its Fire-type brethren for team positions.

🦾 With an Energy Ball, Vulpix’s Fire-type STAB hits water types effectively. Vulpix overpowers the Fire-type rivals and causes them to fall asleep with Hypnosis.

It takes them out with Hidden Power Ground, which is the best option for the last moveslot. It can alternatively use Hidden Power Ice to deal with Dragon-types.

Choice Scarf set

Move 1

Fire blast/Overheat


Flash fire

Move 2

Energy Ball



Move 3




Move 4

Hidden Power Ground/Hidden Power Ice


52 HP

200 SpA

236 Spe

What is the best level to evolve Vulpix?

What is the best level to evolve Vulpix?
Best level to evolve Vulpix. Image source: Pinterest

😝In Pokémon Sword and Shield, players are likely to encounter Vulpix. Some may prefer to evolve it into Ninetales. It evolves when exposed to a Fire Stone hence, it can evolve at any level.

Vulpix cannot evolve immediately upon catching, the Fire Stone is used to start the process. It is advisable to train it while it is still a Vulpix before evolving it so that it can learn moves.

Vulpix got a regional variant called Alolan Vulpix by the 7th generation. This evolved the fire type into an ice type.

Trainers can get an Alolan Vulpix if they have the Isle of Armor DLC but can’t visit Alola in Sword and Shield.

What is the final evolution of Vulpix?

What is the final evolution of Vulpix?
Final evolution of Vulpix. Image source: Pinterest

😍Fire Stone is selected from the Other Items section in the menu and used on Vulpix. Evolution can happen at any level the Generation 1 Pokémon is on.

The Alolan Vulpix can be obtained from a Hiker standing by the bridge near Mustard’s Dojo for those with the Isle of Armor DLC.

Players need to collect 20 Alolan Diglett and report back to the Hiker, who is looking for his 150 Alolan Diglett scattered all over the Isle of Armor.

Then, they can get an Alolan Vulpix. Alolan Vulpix has a hidden ability of Snow Warning.

Trainers use the Ice Stone on Alolan Vulpix to evolve it to an Alolan Ninetales to gain the Fairy-typing and become a dual Ice/Fairy-type. It does not need a specific level to evolve as long as the player has an Ice Stone.

What are the best moves for Vulpix in Pokémon

🔥The best moveset for Vulpix in Pokémon is Weather Ball and Quick Attack. It has 7.49 damage per second and can handle 84.4 damage before the Vulpix faints.

The move is effective when battling in neutral weather.

Is Vulpix worth investing in?

Is Vulpix worth investing in?
Vulpix. Image source: Pinterest

🤑 A Vulpix card is worth $ 14.10 on average with comparables selling at a ranging price between $0.41 and $ 370.00. It is worth investing if you keep them in mint condition.

Mint cards are worth more than used cards.

A used card is valuable only if it’s relevant to the current meta of the game. It is not the safest investment unless you have experience in collecting Pokémon cards.

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