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
|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|
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!