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Pokemon Fan Designs Electric-Type Vulpix

Highlights

  • Talented Pokemon fans create imaginative redesigns and alternate variants of popular Pokemon like Vulpix and Ninetales.
  • An artist on Reddit, yzziB, has created an Electric-type Vulpix variant, featuring dark grey fur and yellow lightning bolt designs.
  • The Pokemon series continues to inspire creative artwork and fan designs, showcasing the ever-growing collection of creatures and alternate versions in the franchise.


A talented Pokemon fan recently dreamed up an Electric-type Vulpix variant to go along with their previous Ninetales redesign. The fox-like Vulpix was introduced in the original Pokemon Red and Blue games as the 37th creature overall, with the ability to evolve into the majestic Ninetales when it is exposed to a Fire Stone. Both of these evolutions are modeled after the kitsune, a multi-tailed fox of Japanese lore with the ability to breathe fire – a fitting inspiration for a pair of Fire-type Pokemon. Vulpix and Ninetales were later given alternate Alola region variants in Pokemon Sun and Moon that swapped out their usual Fire abilities with Ice.

Like many members of the original Pokemon Red and Blue lineup, Vulpix is very popular with old-school fans thanks to its cute appearance and powerful Fire attacks, not to mention its ability to evolve into the even stronger Ninetales whenever its Trainer desires. Over the years, fans have created impressive artwork of the Vulpix evolutionary branch, and have even devised other elemental variants of the mystical fox Pokemon. One such example envisioned Vulpix and Ninetales as Poison types, replacing their fiery appearances with purple fur and toxic sludge.

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Another creative Pokemon fan recently took a different approach by designing an Electric-type Vulpix variant. Reddit user yzziB, who has previously created an Electric version of Ninetales, posted their rendering of its younger form on r/Pokemon. This cute take on the classic Vulpix sports dark grey fur with yellow lightning bolts on its paws, tails, and head. It also features piercing orange eyes that yzziB says give it an angrier, more rebellious appearance than Aloan Vulpix. Just like with Ninetales, yzziB also designed a shiny variant with blue lightning instead of yellow.

YzziB has drawn plenty of other impressive Pokemon redesigns, including shiny versions of Scarlet and Violet’s knight-inspired Armarouge and Ceruledge and the motorcycle-like Cyclizar. They also designed a new Starter trio for a hypothetical Pokemon Legends sequel, consisting of new versions of Ruby and Sapphire’s Water-type Swampert, the X and Y Fire-type Delphox, and Diamond and Pearl’s Grass-type starter Torterra.

All of these great Pokemon redesigns can be seen on yzziB’s Reddit account, along with their latest pair of variants in the form of the Electric-type Vulpix and Ninetales. The former in particular is quite cute and conveys its alternate typing through its lightning bolt-like hair and the crackling energy forming from its paws. The Pokemon series has always inspired creative artwork thanks to its ever-growing collection of fantastical creatures and alternate variants, and seeing what talented fans like yzziB create is as entertaining for many as playing the games themselves.

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