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 own Dex goes up to exactly 400 creatures, with 76 more available via Pokemon HOME. 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, but is it available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
Can you catch Vulpix in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
The average Kitsune enjoyer will be heartbroken to hear that Vulpix is not available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Due to the title’s limitations, not every single Pokemon is available for catching or trading in the game. This has been the case for some creatures since Sword and Shield, and this has already caused its expected share of fan uproaring. As you probably remember, that was to no avail and Gamefreak insisted on going through the same approach in their next titles.
Different from all games released up to the USUM era, some Pokemon are simply not coded into the game, and this is the case with Vulpix and, consequently, Ninetales. Even if you happen to have it stored in Pokemon HOME, you’re not allowed to walk it in Paldea, and that is true for both the regular and the Alolan versions.
Interestingly enough, his original version counterpart is available in the wild in Scarlet and Violet. Growlithe and Arcanine are included in the Paldean Pokedex, which is interesting since they were originally exclusive to the Red version while Vulpix was exclusive to Blue back in Gen 1. That might be a simple way of compensating for Vulpix receiving a new form during Gen 6 while Arcanine was left behind, despite being possibly planned for being a Legendary Pokemon in the original games, but that’s another story.
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