Delphox (マフォクシー Mafokushii) is a Fire/Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It is the final evolution of Fennekin, the Fire-type starter from Kalos.

Biology

Physiology

Delphox is a tall, bipedal foxlike Pokémon that resembles a witch or sorcerer. It has a long and pointy distinctly vulpine muzzle with a round orange nose. Its eyes are flame-orange. The fur on its chest is bright yellow, and it has a white patch on its belly. Delphox's body is mainly covered in long, shaggy maroon fur, resembling a robe or dress, with bright orange flame-shaped patches on either side. Its long, thin arms are covered in fluffy maroon fur that appear to be the sleeves of its robe. It has large bright yellow ears with long orange fur tufts protruding from the inside; these fur tufts grow hotter when Delphox becomes excited. It has a bushy yellow distinctly foxlike tail.

Delphox has small clawed black feet and paws. It is dexterous with its hand-like paws, and can pick up objects, as it is seen with a flaming branch that it uses as a wand when fighting.

Behavior

Natural Abilities

Delphox uses its flaming branch as a wand to emit blasts of flame. It also uses pyromancy by gazing into the flame at the tip of its branch to achieve a focused state, allowing it to see into the future. Delphox can create vortexes of flame to sweep away its opponents.

Evolution

Delphox evolves from Braixen at level 36 and is the final evolved form of Fennekin.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X and Y Evolve Braixen None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None


Pokédex entries

  • X

    It gazes into the flame at the tip of its branch to achieve a focused state, which allows it to see into the future.

  • Y

    Using psychic power, it generates a fiery vortex of 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit, incinerating foes swept into this whirl of flame.

  • Omega Ruby

    It gazes into the flame at the tip of its branch to achieve a focused state, which allows it to see into the future.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Using psychic power, it generates a fiery vortex of 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit, incinerating foes swept into this whirl of flame.


Stats

Delphox's Stats
HP
75
Attack
69
Defense
72
Sp. Atk
114
Sp. Def
100
Speed
104
Total
534

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Mystical Fire 75 100% 10 Fire Special
1 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic Special
1 Role Play —% 10 Psychic Status
1 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status
1 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
1 Howl —% 40 Normal Status
Evo Mystical Fire 75 100% 10 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
38 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
45 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
51 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
57 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
62 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
68 Magic Room —% 10 Psychic Status
74 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
80 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic 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 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
1 Role Play —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
1 Switcheroo 100% 10 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
1 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
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 ♥
36 Mystical Fire 65 100% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
42 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
47 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
51 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
55 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
58 Magic Room —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
61 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
69 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
75 Mystical Fire 65 100% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 3 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
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
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
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost 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
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
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
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
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 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
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 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
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 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost 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 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
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 ♥
TM92 Trick Room —% 5 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling GleamORAS 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Beautiful 4 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 Delphox can learn, refer to Fennekin.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Blast Burn SMUSUM 150 90% 5 Fire Special
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
Role Play USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug 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
Blast Burn XYORAS 150 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 4 4 ♥
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 ♥
Role Play ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 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

Battle animation sprites

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Anime

Trivia

  • Delphox is the first fully evolved fire type Starter Pokémon since Generation II that isn't part fighting type.
  • At only base 69, Delphox has the lowest Attack of all fully evolved Starter Pokémon.
  • Delphox weighs 86 pounds, making it the lightest of all fully evolved Starter Pokémon.
  • Delphox and its pre-evolved forms are represented in the Chinese Zodiac alongside the rest of the current Fire-type starters; in Delphox's case, it would be the Dog zodiac.

Origin

Delphox is based on a fennec fox and kitsune, a fox from Japanese mythology that is associated with fire and witchcraft, as well as having the ability to turn into beautiful women, possibly explaining Delphox's more anthropomorphic figure. It may also be based on kitsune-mochi, sorcerers who derive their powers from kitsune. Its fur design is also reminiscent of the cloaks of sorcerers. Its fire typing may also derive from witch hunts, an event that usually ends with someone being burned once they are accused of witchcraft. It may also be based on the mage class in some RPG games.

Etymology

Delphox comes from Delphic oracle and fox.

Its Japanese name, Mafokushī, comes from 魔法 (mahō, magic), fox, and foxy (literally meaning fox-like, figuratively meaning attractive and seductive, as its design invokes that of a human woman). It may also incorporate focus, as magic would likely involve a lot of mental focus and also due to its psychic typing.

Gallery

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