Braixen (テールナー Teerunaa) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It is the evolved form of the Fire-type Starter of Kalos, Fennekin.

Biology

Physiology

Braixen is a bipedal fox-like Pokémon; unlike its pre-evolution Fennekin, it now stands upright on two legs. Braixen is covered mainly in bright yellow fur (with a black underside) that resembles a skirt; it has a collar of fluffy white fur below its thin neck and covering on its chest. It has a long pointed snout with a round orange nose, and bright orange eyes, as well as having tufts of bright orange fur sprouting from its ears. It has a branch embedded in its bushy yellow orange-tipped tail, which it uses as a wand to emit blasts of flame.

Behavior

Once Fennekin evolves into Braixen, it no longer eats branches for snacks, but will still keep a tree branch in its tail in order to fight with. Braixen will occasionally wield the branch in battle and use friction to light it on fire, as if it is a wand.

Natural Abilities

When Braixen pulls its branch from its tail the friction causes the tip of the branch to catch fire, and it can swirl the fire as well as shooting it to attack. The flame on the branch can be used as a signal to alert its kind.

Evolution

Braixen evolves from Fennekin at level 16. It evolves into Delphox at level 36.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X and Y Evolve Fennekin, Friend Safari (Fire) Uncommon
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None


Pokédex Entries

  • X

    It has a twig stuck in its tail. With friction from its tail fur, it sets the twig on fire and launches into battle.

  • Y

    When the twig is plucked from its tail, friction sets the twig alight. The flame is used to send signals to its allies.

  • Omega Ruby

    It has a twig stuck in its tail. With friction from its tail fur, it sets the twig on fire and launches into battle.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    When the twig is plucked from its tail, friction sets the twig alight. The flame is used to send signals to its allies.


Stats

Braixen's Stats
HP
59
Attack
59
Defense
58
Sp. Atk
90
Sp. Def
70
Speed
73
Total
409

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
5 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
11 Howl —% 40 Normal Status
14 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
18 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special
22 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special
28 Lucky Chant —% 30 Normal Status
31 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
36 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
41 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
45 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
49 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
52 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
56 Magic Room —% 10 Psychic Status
59 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
5 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Cute 4 0 ♥
11 Howl —% 40 Normal Status Cool 2 0 ♥
14 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
18 Psybeam 65 100% 20 Psychic Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
22 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
27 Lucky Chant —% 30 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
30 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
34 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
41 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
45 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
48 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
51 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
53 Magic Room —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
55 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM86 Grass Knot 100% 20 Grass Special Cute 1 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Braixen can learn, refer to Fennekin.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Fire Pledge SMUSUM 80 100% 10 Fire Special
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Foul Play USUM 95 100% 15 Dark Physical
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Magic Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Recycle USUM —% 10 Normal Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snatch USUM —% 10 Dark Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Trick USUM 100% 10 Psychic Status
Wonder Room USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Fire Pledge XYORAS 80 100% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Foul Play ORAS 95 100% 15 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Magic Room ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Recycle ORAS —% 10 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snatch ORAS —% 10 Dark Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Trick ORAS 100% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 1 ♥
Wonder Room ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

3D Models

Appearances

Anime

Serena's Braixen.

Main article: Serena's Braixen

Braixen first appeared in Day Three Blockbusters! under the ownership of Aria after her Fennekin evolved off-screen and later evolved into Delphox off-screen until Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!.

Serena also owns a Braixen after her Fennekin evolved in Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile!.

Trainers with a Braxien

Trivia

Origin

Braixen is based on a fennec fox and a kitsune, a fox from Japanese mythology that is associated with fire and witchcraft. Kitsune are also known to take the form of beautiful women, which could be the inspiration for Braixen's more anthropomorphic design. Braixen may also be based on kitsune-mochi, sorcerers who derive their powers from kitsune. Its fur design also resembles seifuku, a type of uniform worn by Japanese schoolgirls which, in turn, may make Braixen based on the magical girl genre of anime and manga. Braixen's stick-wand while stuck in its tail also resembles a broomstick, an item often associated with witches.

Etymology

Braixen comes from braise (French for "hot charcoal") and vixen (a female fox). It may also come from bruxa (Portuguese for "witch" ) and brazen (bold and defiant).

Its Japanese name, Tērunā, may be a portmanteau of tail (referring to how it keeps its stick-wand in its tail) and renard (French for "fox").

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