Vulpix Raid Guide

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Vulpix is currently featured as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO, and it can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 463 – 504 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 579 – 631 CP at Level 25 with Sunny weather boost

It is a Fire type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Water, Rock and Ground type moves. And yes, it can be shiny, but it is a full odds shiny.

Vulpix Raid Counters

Vulpix best raid counters are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 10.99s 0.00
2. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 11.15s 0.00
3. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 11.19s 0.00
4. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 11.30s 0.00
5. Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 12.12s 0.00
6. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Stone Edge Rock 12.14s 0.00
7. Feraligatr Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 12.17s 0.00
8. Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 12.34s 0.00
9. Kyogre Waterfall Water Surf Water 12.49s 0.00
10. Excadrill Mud Shot Ground Drill Run Ground 12.57s 0.00
11. Lycanroc Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 12.82s 0.00
12. Lycanroc (Midday) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 12.88s 0.00
13. Lycanroc (Midnight) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 12.85s 0.00
14. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground Stone Edge Rock 12.97s 0.00
15. Lycanroc (Dusk) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 12.97s 0.00
16. Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Hydro Pump Water 12.99s 0.00
17. Palkia Dragon Breath Dragon Hydro Pump Water 13.02s 0.00
18. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Sacred Sword Fighting 13.24s 0.00
19. Clawitzer Water Gun Water Crabhammer Water 13.28s 0.00
20. Landorus Rock Throw Rock Earth Power Ground 13.42s 0.00
21. Landorus (Incarnate) Rock Throw Rock Earth Power Ground 13.40s 0.00
22. Deoxys (Attack) Zen Headbutt Psychic Zap Cannon Electric 13.43s 0.00
23. Tyrantrum Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 13.44s 0.00
24. Mewtwo Confusion Psychic Psystrike Psychic 13.60s 0.00
25. Omastar Rock Throw Rock Hydro Pump Water 13.67s 0.00
26. Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 13.69s 0.00
27. Golem Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 13.86s 0.00
28. Crawdaunt Waterfall Water Crabhammer Water 13.91s 0.00
29. Floatzel Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 14.00s 0.00
30. Hoopa (Unbound) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 14.00s 0.00
31. Sharpedo Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 14.00s 0.00
32. Rhydon Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 14.10s 0.00
33. Donphan Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 14.10s 0.00
34. Nihilego Acid Poison Rock Slide Rock 14.13s 0.00
35. Dugtrio (Alola) Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 14.10s 0.00

Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.

Vulpix has plenty of counters, but if you don’t have ANY of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

  • Generalist” Pokémon such as Psycho Cut + Psystrike* Mewtwo
  • Eevolutions capable of dealing super effective damage such as Vaporeon
  • Other heavy-hitting megas

But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible.

Stats and Max CP

Vulpix Fire
Max CP at Level 40 883 | Max CP at Level 50 998
ATK 96 DEF 109 STA 116
Weak to Strong Against
Water Rock Ground Bug Grass Steel Ice


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Ember Fire
  • Quick Attack Normal
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Body Slam Normal
  • Weather Ball Fire

Ninetales is a good Pokémon to use in Great League PvP. Even if you don’t see it topping the rankings in PvPoke, it can perform quite well if paired up with a strong team to cover its weaknesses. Its shadow variant is actually quite popular in open Great League, and the preferred moveset is usually either Fire Spin or Ember (legacy) as fast moves, and Weather Ball Fire + Overheat as its charge moves.

Ninetales most notable wins vs. the Great League meta include Registeel, Trevenant, Abomasnow, Skarmory and its Alolan counterpart, among others. Not bad, huh?

Vulpix is also one of the best picks in the Little Cup format (under 500 CP). Its moveset is great: Ember is the fast move you should aim for, Body Slam and Weather Ball Fire are very spammy, and Flamethrower is the “nuke” move. It can beat Bronzor, Alolan Diglett, Swinub, Cottonee and many other relevant picks in the meta.

Unfortunately Ninetales just doesn’t have the stats to compete with the top-tier fire type attackers in raids, though.

We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!

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