Delphox Guide: A Cunning Clairvoyant Pokemon

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The world of Pokemon is a wide, expansive, and diverse one that plays host to some of the most incredible monsters ever imagined. Whether you set off to Sinnoh, Hoenn, Kanto, or any other region, you’ll find a plethora of amazing creatures that everyone would love to add to their collection. Each Pokemon has its own set of unique skills and quirks and with over one thousand Pokemon knocking around in 2021, it can be pretty tricky keeping up.

For that reason, we have come up with a series of guides that give you all the info you could possibly need about every Pokemon in the Pokedex. We give you all the key info such as how to catch them, how to get the most of them in battle and when they popped up in the anime.

In this guide, we take a look at Delphox, the full evolution of the fire starter Pokemon, Fennekin. This fiery fox has plenty to offer. So without further delay, let us show you our essential handbook for the Pokemon, Delphox.

What is Delphox?


Delphox is a third evolution fire and psychic Pokemon that was first introduced to the franchise in generation VI. In terms of appearance, this Pokemon is closely related to a fox.

It has a long fur coat that resembles a robe of sorts. The color palette for this Pokemon’s design is yellow, red, and orange which resembles the essence of fire. There is also a tuft of white fur on the belly of the Pokemon. It had red eyes and a thin, protruding facial structure, almost giving the impression that this Pokemon is a wise old mage.

The Pokemon is also known to carry a long staff which plays into the grand wizard aesthetic of the Pokemon. This staff when setting ablaze grants Delphox a great sense of calm and focus. Allowing the Pokemon to channel their psychic abilities. This most commonly leads to Delphox using its signature move, Mystic Fire.

This Pokemon is number 655 in the Pokedex, is approximately 1.5 meters tall, weighs 39 kilograms, has a catch rate of about 11.9%, and has a slow/medium growth rate.

Does Delphox Appear in the Anime?

Yes, Delphox has appeared in the anime, most notably in the episode ‘Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile! during the Pokemon X and Y series. This is when we are first introduced to Aria’s Delphox. We knew Aria throughout the series and the last time we seen them, they had a Braxton. However, throughout the time spent away, her Pokemon had evolved.

However, Delphox debuted in a much more brief encounter. This was when Wylie’s Delphox went to battle with a Chespin due to a disagreement with Carrie. However, this fight ended in a stalemate.

Delphox also made a main appearance in the episode Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. In this episode, we saw Merilyn and her Delphox combine to commit acts of thievery. Then lastly, we eventually seen Serena’s Braxien grow finally evolve into a Delphox in Dream a Little Dream from Me!

Has Delphox Appeared in the Pokemon Movies?

Delphox 1

Sadly, due to the fact that this Pokemon was introduced during the X and Y series, there have been limited opportunities for this Pokemon to make an appearance in Pokemon movies.

While this Pokemon is yet to make as much as a cameo appearance in a movie to date, we can only assume that this will change in the coming years. As this Pokemon is a starter Pokemon evolution, it holds a certain significance with the fans that cannot be ignored. So don’t be surprised if you see Delphox appear in a movie very soon.

How Good is the Delphox Pokemon Trading Card?

It really depends on the card that you are referring to. Since the Pokemon was introduced to the series, Delphox has appeared in six different TCG cards. The first Delphox card appeared in the Kalos Starter Set and the cards are four standard cards, an EX card and a Break card, respectively.

The Delphox original card is a fairly useful stage two fire-type card. Offering a decent thirty damage standard attack and a special attack capable of dealing one-hundred and twenty damage.

However, our pick of the six available cards is the promotional Delphox card. This is an excellent offensive option as you can use Mystic Fire to draw additional cards and the special attack allows you to deal fifty damage plus twenty for every energy card attached. This requires some planning and strategy but if used correctly, this can be a real game-changer.

Delphox In The Pokemon Video Games

Delphox In The Pokemon Video Games

As this Pokemon was first introduced in Pokemon X and Y, there has only been a handful of opportunities for this Pokemon to show up in recent iterations. So for this reason, the list of titles where Delphox shows up is a little less impressive than say a generation one Pokemon. Here is a list of all the games that this Pokemon appeared in:

  • Pokemon X
  • Pokemon Y
  • Pokemon Sun
  • Pokemon Moon
  • Pokemon Ultra Sun
  • Pokemon Ultra Moon
  • Pokemon Sword
  • Pokemon Shield
  • Pokemon Trozei
  • Pokemon Shuffle
  • Pokemon Rumble World
  • Picross
  • Pokemon Rumble Cross
  • Pokemon Masters EX

What Moves Can Delphox Learn?

Delphox Move

Delphox has a varied set of moves that cater mostly to their typing. However, there are a few wild card moves that allow this Pokemon to throw a spanner in the works of any opponent that dare stand in their way. Here is a complete list of all the moves that Delphox can learn.

Learned moves:

  • Mythical Fire
  • Future Sight
  • Role Play
  • Switcheroo
  • Shadow Ball
  • Scratch
  • Tailwhip
  • Ember
  • Howl
  • Flame charge
  • Psybeam
  • Fire spin
  • Lucky chant
  • Light screen
  • Psyshock
  • Flamethrower
  • Will-o-wisp
  • Psychic
  • Sunny Day
  • Magic Room
  • Fire Blast
  • Future Sight

Taught moves:

  • Work up
  • Psyshock
  • Calm mind
  • Toxic
  • Hidden power
  • Sunny day
  • Hyper beam
  • Light screen
  • Protect
  • Rain dance
  • Safeguard
  • Frustration
  • Solar beam
  • Return
  • Psychic
  • Shadow Ball
  • Double Team
  • Flamethrower
  • Fireblast
  • Facade
  • Flame charge
  • Rest
  • Attract
  • Thief
  • Round
  • Echoed voice
  • Overheat
  • Will-o-wisp
  • Embargo
  • Giga impact
  • Psych-up
  • Dream eater
  • Grass knot
  • Swagger
  • Sleep talk
  • Substitute
  • Trick room
  • Dazzling gleam
  • Confide

Breeding moves:

  • Heatwave
  • Hypnosis
  • Mirror coat
  • Psychic terrain
  • Wish

What is Delphox Weak/Strong Against?

Delphox Weak Strong Against

Delphox as a competitor is a little bit of a glass cannon. In terms of the attacking potential of this Pokemon, if you can get a shot in, you’ll do a lot of damage. However, the problem with Delphox is that the Pokemon is weak to a wide variety of other Pokemon.

So if you enter a battle, chances are your back is up against the wall from the get-go. The only upside is that with so many weaknesses, there are several resistances that help balance this out. Here is a rundown of Delphox’s strengths and weaknesses:

Weak to:

  • Water
  • Ground
  • Rock
  • Ghost
  • Dark

Resistant against:

  • Steel
  • Grass
  • Psychic
  • Fighting
  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Fairy

How to Catch Delphox

This is really dependent on the game in question. If we are referring to Pokemon X or Y. Then all you have to do is choose Fennekin as your starter Pokemon and raise its level to thirty-six. However, if you wish to obtain this Pokemon in any of the following Pokemon games where it shows up, you’ll have to engage in a trade either online or locally.

Plus, if you are playing either of the ‘Let’s Go’ games. This Pokemon does exist within the franchise, but Delphox is sadly unobtainable. The only time you can obtain a Delphox aside from being awarded a Fennekin as a starter is in Pokemon Ultra Sun. You can capture this Pokemon at Ancient Poni Path through the island scan feature.

Is Delphox a Rare Pokemon?

As Delphox is only available by trade for all except three Pokemon games that it appears in, it would be a fair assumption to say that Delphox is a raw Pokemon. However, in truth, we don’t believe that to be the case.

The reason is that trading is much more accessible for players than ever before. Plus in Pokemon X and Y, it is simple to get this Pokemon simply by beginning your adventure. So for that reason, the highest rarity rating that we could give this Pokemon is uncommon.

Does Delphox Evolve?

Delphox Red

Delphox does not evolve. The reason being that this Pokemon is already fully evolved and is the third evolution of the generation VI starter Pokemon, Fennekin. Fennekin will evolve into Braxien when it reaches level sixteen. Then Braxien will evolve into a Delphox when it reaches level thirty-six.

What is Delphox’s Base Stats?

Delphox is as we mentioned before, a bit of a glass cannon. In terms of physical attack and defense, Delphox is pretty useless in a competitive context. However, if the player utilizes the high base speed, SP attack, and SP defense stats, then you have something worth taking to the battlefield. Here is a rundown of Delphox’s base stats:

  • HP: 75
  • Attack: 69
  • Defense: 72
  • SP Attack: 114
  • SP Defence: 100
  • Speed: 104

What Does Shiny Delphox Look Like?

The shiny version of Delphox is quite a contrast to the original model. The create maintains its red hair on its head and some red spots on its lower body. However, the rest of the color palette shifts to a purple and white tone. It is a model that is very striking and when compared to more muted and subtle shiny Pokemon, shiny Delphox gives you ample reason to seek it out.


Answer: If this question were, which of these Pokemon is the best, we would have struggled as it’s a purely subjective question. All of these Pokemon have their merits, with unique moves and abilities that can turn the tide of a battle if the situation allows for it.
However, despite these Pokemon being separate entities, fans tend to bundle starters into a group and choose their favorite based purely on preference. So with that in mind, here is the ranking order of the most popular Gen VI starter Pokemon:
• Froakie
• Chespin
• Fennekin
Froakie is the obvious choice of the bunch with Greninja, the full evolution offering one of the best competitive Pokemon in the entire roster. It’s fast, it hits hard and it also has a hidden ability called Protean which can offer some amazing results in battle.
Chespin edges it due to its full evolution having excellent defensive capabilities and then Fennekin gets the wooden spoon as a Pokemon that simply can’t compete with the others.

Question: What is the Most Powerful Fire Type Pokemon

Answer: As the franchise has grown and evolved over the last twenty-five years, the most powerful fire type Pokemon has changed time and time again. In the first gen, Charizard was the only option for this accolade. However, while this beast has remained a staple of the competitive scene, there are some new Pokemon that have jumped ahead in the rankings. Here are the top five most powerful fire type Pokemon:
• Primal Groudon
• Reshiram
• Ho-Oh
• Mega-Charizard
• Blaziken
While the original Groudon couldn’t have competed with this roster, the new Omega Ruby Primal Groudon is up to the task. It’s a very powerful Pokemon that utilizes fire-type moves better than any other monster on the roster. Making it our pick for the strongest fire type around.

Question: What Other Fox Inspired Pokemon Are There?

Answer: Much like Delphox, there are several other Pokemon that have a design that has been inspired by the real-world animal, the fox. While these Pokemon are all unique, it is clear that each of them shares this same core aesthetic style. So here is a quick list of all the fox based Pokemon on the roster:
• Vulpix
• Ninetales
• Eevee
• Eeveelutions
• Zororak

A Fiery Customer

As you can see from the information provided. In the right hands, Delphox can be nurtured into a very strong Pokemon indeed. When it comes to fire and psychic dual types, there are few that can match the sheer power of Delphox.

However, this Pokemon doesn’t have the ability to defend as well as other options, which can be a pain for trainers using this Pokemon. It may not compare to its other starters of the generation Froakie and Chespin, but it’s still worth adding to your collection.

So that is our essential Pokemon handbook, giving you all the information you could ever need about the Pokemon, Delphox. What did you make of this guide? Was this helpful and informative for you? Are there any other Pokemon that you would like to see us cover in the future? Let us know in the comments section below and as always, thank you for reading.

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