How to Get Vulpix in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

One small red fox coming right up.

Vulpix Pokemon Scarlet Violet

The Pokemon franchise has come a long way since 1996, having reached over 1,000 entries in its Pokedex with the arrival of Generation IX. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Dex goes up to precisely 400 creatures, and it has expanded even further with Pokemon HOME and The Teal Mask update. It’s only natural that trainers would search for their old fellows in the new games, such as the classic Gen 1 ‘mons. A very popular one is Vulpix, which finally made its comeback in the new DLC.

Can you catch Vulpix in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Average Kitsune enjoyers were initially heartbroken at learning that Vulpix was unavailable in base Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. But you can now catch the classical fox Pokemon in Kitakami Island, the setting for The Teal Mask DLC. Vulpix is found next to Mossui Town.

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Vulpix Catch
Screenshot by Prima Games

They are commonly seen around Reveler’s Road at the eastern exit of the town, a bit past Professor Jacq. You can use a Sandwich with Encounter Power: Fire if you’re having difficulties encountering it, but it probably won’t come to that. Save your ingredients for shiny hunts if you’re into those.


If you keep heading through Reveler’s Road, you can spot a gold-shining Vulpix with the Fairy Tera Type nearby! It’s a guaranteed encounter, so you might wanna go for this one.

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Vulpix Location
The exact spot for the fixed Tera Vulpix | Screenshot by Prima Games

How to Evolve Vulpix in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

You can immediately evolve it with a Fire Stone as soon as you get it to guarantee your Ninetales Pokedex entry. Make sure that you learn all important moves before evolving because Ninetales can’t remember most of Vulpix’ moves.

This is for the regular Vulpix, of course. Its Alolan, Ice-type variation is also present in the DLC, but despite some trainers using it in battle, you can’t get it in the islands and you have to transfer it from Pokemon HOME if you want to use it.

If you’re still pondering about getting yourself the DLC or not, take a look at all of the new Pokemon we got.

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