Thievul (フォクスライ Fokusurai) is a dark-type introduced in Generation VIII. It is the evolved form of Nickit.

Biology

Physiology

Thievul is an orange, fox-like Pokémon. Its ears are large, black, and pointy. Around its eyes are black fur resembling a mask and a mustache. Its eyebrows and underside are white. Its legs are black and resemble boots. On its back is a black forked stripe.

Behavior

Thievul steal food and eggs from their victims, by stalking their victims' scent and leave markings as a reminder for themselves to rob from their targets who are about to loosen up. But they are naturally afraid of Boltund.

Diet

Thievul diet on Pokémon Eggs, though they also sometimes rob food from humans and other Pokémon.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Route 7, Route 9, Bridge Field, Hammerlocke Hills, South Lake Miloch, Stony Wilderness

Max Raid Battle: Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Stony Wilderness, West Lake Axewell

Common


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    It secretly marks potential targets with a scent. By following the scent, it stalks its targets and steals from them when they least expect it.

  • Shield

    With a lithe body and sharp claws, it goes around stealing food and eggs. Boltund is its natural enemy.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
70
Atk
58
Def
58
Sp. Atk
87
Sp. Def
92
Speed
90
Total
455


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
1 Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
1 Quick Attack Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 30
1 Tail Whip Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
1 Beat Up Type Dark.gif Physical ? 100% 10
1 Hone Claws Type Dark.gif Status 100% 15
12 Snarl Type Dark.gif Special 55 95% 15
16 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
22 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
28 Sucker Punch Type Dark.gif Physical 70 100% 5
34 Night Slash Type Dark.gif Physical 70 100% 15
40 Tail Slap Type Normal.gif Physical 25 85% 10
46 Foul Play Type Dark.gif Physical 95 100% 15
52 Parting Shot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM15 Dig Type Ground.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TM16 Screech Type Normal.gif Status 85% 40
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM23 Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM37 Beat Up Type Dark.gif Physical ? 100% 10
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM40 Swift Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 20
TM47 Fake Tears Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TM53 Mud Shot Type Ground.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM56 U-turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM58 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM65 Shadow Claw Type Ghost.gif Physical 70 100% 15
TM66 Thunder Fang Type Electric.gif Physical 65 95% 15
TM67 Ice Fang Type Ice.gif Physical 65 95% 15
TM68 Fire Fang Type Fire.gif Physical 65 95% 15
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM78 Acrobatics Type Flying.gif Physical 55 100% 15
TM84 Tail Slap Type Normal.gif Physical 25 85% 10
TM85 Snarl Type Dark.gif Special 55 95% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR11 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR12 Agility Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR29 Baton Pass Type Normal.gif Status 100% 40
TR32 Crunch Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR33 Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR58 Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR68 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR77 Grass Knot Type Grass.gif Special ? 100% 20
TR81 Foul Play Type Dark.gif Physical 95 100% 15
TR90 Play Rough Type Fairy.gif Physical 90 90% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Thievul can learn, refer to Nickit.


By tutoring

Thievul learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites


Trivia

Origin

Thievul is based on a red fox and a burglar or thief. Its tail resembles a sack of stolen items. Its face resembles stereotypical depictions of burglars, and may also draw inspiration from the Guy Fawkes mask. Its whiskers resemble a moustache, possibly a play on the motif of a Gentleman Thief.

Etymology

Thievul is a combination of "thief" and "vulpine" (a term referring to foxes). The end of its name is also pronounced similarly to "evil", as it is a dark-type, a type associated with evil.

Fokusurai likely comes from fox and/or Guy Fawkes combined with sly, lie, or 暗い (kurai, dark).

Gallery

828Thievul Dream.png
828Thievul Pokémon HOME.png
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