Fennekin is trotting its way into May’s Community Day – a reoccurring Pokémon Go event that increases the spawn rate for a specific Pokémon, while also boosting shiny rates and offering an exclusive move, along with a whole host of other bonuses!
The Fox Pokémon’s Community Day event is long-awaited for two reasons: first, it bring yet another shiny starter Pokémon to Pokémon Go and, second, after Chespin Community Day in January it means we’re almost guaranteed a Froakie Community Day by the end of the year! Still, Fennekin will get mad if we make its Community Day about a Water-type, so getting back on track, this Community Day adds two new moves to its final evolution, Delphox’s move pool!
This event is also perfect for catching a Fennekin with 100% perfect IV stats and, if you achieve this feat, it’s a good idea to know Delphox’s best moveset.
Even if you’re not fussed on this month’s Community Day Pokémon, there are a multiple other bonuses that may get you out and about, including the much loved double catch Candy bonus.
On this page:
- Fennekin’s 100% perfect IV stats in Pokémon Go
- Fennekin evolution chart: What does Fennekin evolve into?
- Delphox moves and best moveset recommendation
- What do shiny Braixen, Fennekin and Delphox look like?
- Other Fennekin Community Day bonuses
Fennekin’s 100% perfect IV stats in Pokémon Go
May’s Community Day is the perfect opportunity to find a Fennekin with perfect IV stats in Pokémon Go.
For Fennekin, the CP values which correspond to perfect 15/15/15 stats are as follows:
- Level 30 (wild CP maximum) – 881 CP
- Level 35 (weather boosted CP maximum) – 954 CP
Fennekin’s wild CP value aligns with your current Trainer Level until you reach Level 30, so, since the majority of the player base is above this level, we keep to these values for the sake of simplicity. If you’re currently beneath Level 30, however, these values will be different.
Perfect stats in Pokémon Go, however, depend entirely on what you want to use your Pokémon for.
A Pokémon that is perfect for the Master League and raids means exclusively 15/15/15 – the best possible stats that a Pokémon can have. Meanwhile, perfect for Great League and Ultra League are completely different, as the goal is to get the lowest attack for the highest defence, and getting that CP as close to the league’s cap as possible.
If you want to run Delphox in Go Battle League, you’re looking for different stats:
- A perfect Great League Delphox is 0/11/14, reaching CP 1499 at Level 18.5
- A perfect Ultra League Delphox is 1/15/15, reaching CP 2493 at Level 30.5
- A perfect Master League Delphox is 15/15/15, reaching CP 3459 at Level 50
For once, this Community Day adds two new moves to the final evolution’s move pool. In this case, if you evolve a Braixen into a Delphox during the event window, it will learn the Charged move Blast Burn. However, should you so desire, the Community Day quietly rings in Mystical Fire being added to the pool. You will have to use a Charged TM if you want Mystical Fire — the question is whether you want to go to the effort.
Blast Burn offers 110 power for 50 energy, while Mystical Fire offers 60 power for 45 energy (probably) but decreases your opponent’s attack power. We say 'probably' because until it is added to the game, Niantic can still fiddle with the numbers. It’s extremely unlikely and very rare for this to happen though. Both options offer STAB and are an improvement on the current Fire-type choice, Flame Charge.
Fennekin evolution chart: What does Fennekin evolve into?
As hinted above, Fennekin evolves into Braixen, which in turn evolves into Delphox!
Like all starter Pokémon, Fennekin has strong backing from a good portion of the player base, so if the cute, sassy fox is your favourite Gen 6 Pokémon, you’ll be looking forward to this one!
This Pokémon also features an interesting final evolution, with Delphox being the only Fire/Psychic in Pokémon Go (if we’re being pedantic, Victini is a Psychic/Fire type, but it’s functionally the same typing). Talking of pedantic, it’s a shame that baby foxes are called kits or cubs, because with Delphox’s fancy burning want, we’re dying to shoehorn in Harry Pupper jokes. Alas, perhaps next time.
If you want to learn more about the Fennekin line, you can read each Pokémon’s official Pokédex entry below:
- Fennekin – Eating a twig fills it with energy, and its roomy ears give vent to air hotter than 390 degrees Fahrenheit [That’s 199 Celsius for almost everyone outside the US].
- Braixen – It has a twig stuck in its tail. With friction from its tail fur, it sets the twig on fire and launches into battle.
- Delphox – It gazes into the flame at the tip of its branch to achieve a focused state, which allows it to see into the future.
May’s Community Day event runs between 2pm and 5pm (local time), so you’ll have three hours to gather as much Fennekin Candy as possible.
You shouldn’t be hurting for Candy after three hour's play, but if you can only get out for a small period of time, use Pinap Berries or Silver Pinap Berries to double the amount of Candy you earn from catching, and make sure to have a Fire-type Pokémon Mega Evolved – Mega Charizard, Mega Blaziken, Mega Houndoom, will do just fine.
Delphox moves and best moveset recommendation
Until now, Delphox’s biggest drawback was a mediocre Fire-type Charged attack. By adding not one, but two new alternatives, Delphox stands to make huge gains in Go Battle League.
No matter your league, we have a standout best moveset for your Delphox. But first, let’s look at the full move pool:
Delphox Fast Moves
- Fire Spin (Fire)
- Zen Headbutt (Psychic)
- Scratch (Normal)
Delphox Charged Moves
- Fire Blast (Fire)
- Psychic (Psychic)
- Flamethrower (Fire)
- Flame Charge (Fire)
- Blast Burn (Fire)
- Mystical Fire (Fire)
So, it looks like we’re running Fire Spin (Fast), Psychic (Charged) and Mystical Fire (Charged).
All three attacks get STAB, and of the two new attacks, we want the weaker one that also makes our opponent weaker. In the long run, you will win more games with this Pokémon using this tactic.
This, of course, doesn’t make up for Delphox’s middling stats. Still, assuming this moveset, this is what we’re looking at for each of the leagues:
- For Great League we have pure upside, but still nowhere near as good as Victini. It’s not a strong recommendation to run Delphox in this league, but if you do, you can expect wins against Abomasnow, Alolan Ninetails, Lucario, Magnezone and Steelix. Losses will come from Scrafty, Togedemaru, Trevenant, Shadow Beedrill and Vigoroth. It’s a mixed bag, sure, but it’s not great for you.
- Ultra League is Delphox’s greatest showing, where it becomes a top-20 Fire-type. It’s still notably worse than Victini, but the match-ups are starting to look a little nicer. You can expect wins against Genesect, Virizion, Lucario, Registeel and Cobalion, which is decent. Losses will come from Gliscor, Charizard, Togedemaru and Shadow Steelix.
- Finally, we have Master League. The stats just aren’t there to compete, but the highlights are that you beat Cobalion and Genesect, but lose to Lugia and Zacian.
All in all, it’s fair to say this is an improvement, and it makes Delphox a bit of a left-field choice for Ultra League, but you’re still far better off picking a stronger fire type if you want to be competitive.
The Season of Rising Heroes is ending with the Rising Heroes event, which has brought the Master Ball and Shadow Raids to Pokémon Go. Shadow Shards and Purified Gems can make certain Shadow Raid Bosses easier.Don't forget to claim, or finish, the Let's GO! quest.As you continue your Pokémon Go adventure, make sure to battle in the new Go Battle League season. Don't forget to take a look at the Remote Raid Passes changes or work on the Grass and Gratitude quest.Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. This incense may also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.
What do shiny Fennekin and Delphox look like?
The opportunity to catch a shiny form of the highlighted Pokémon is one of the biggest draws of any Community Day event. This is thanks to the increased shiny rate for the event’s highlighted Pokémon, along with the fact that Community Days often release a new shiny into the wild. In this case, Fennekin, Braixen and Delphox are all making their shiny debut!
To find a shiny Pokémon, you need to either start a catch encounter with a Pokémon in the wild or earn said encounter by completing an activity, like a beating a Raid boss, hatching an Egg or completing research task. From there, it’s easy to see if you’ve encountered a shiny Pokémon due to its alternative colouring, the sparkles which shine when the encounter begins and the shiny icon next to the Pokémon’s name.
You can take a look at shiny Fennekin and Delphox below:
Thanks to Reddit user YelloWool for the preview!
As you can see, this is a really cool shiny, with both variation and similarities throughout the evolution line!
Shiny Fennekin swaps its yellow fur for silver, becoming a literal silver fox. The hair in its ears darkens slightly from orange to a slightly deeper red, but the whites and its eyes remain the same.
Shiny Braixen, it seems, liked keeping the whites and the ear thing, but opted for a luscious shade of purple instead of the grey. It’s a really effective shiny and we’re a fan.
Shiny Delphox looked at the two shinies before and took inspiration from both. The whites are conserved, but the yellows take shiny Fennekin’s silver, while the browns take shiny Braixen’s purple, but in a much darker shade. It’s a really cool shiny and we’re eager to get our hands (thumbs?) on one!
If you want to evolve shiny Fennekin, we recommend waiting until after the event, where you will have until five hours (until 10pm local time) to evolve it into a shiny Delphox and gain the exclusive move Aura Sphere. This way you’ll have ample time to, hopefully, catch a couple of shiny Fennekin, along with enough Candy to evolve at least one of them, without having to worry about sorting through your collection at the same time. Remember, it’s a good idea to check your shiny Fennekin’s stats, because it might have perfect IVs – making it even better for battle!
Other Fennekin Community Day bonuses
Community Days in Pokémon Go always come with a string of bonuses, and Fennekin Community Day is no different.
Some of these bonuses are always the same – like increased spawns and increased shiny rates. However, there is a rotating set of other bonuses that come with Community Days, such as double or triple catch Candy, Stardust or XP.
A full list of Fennekin Community Day bonuses can be found below:
- Increased spawns
- Increased shiny rate
- Double catch Candy
- Double chance to receive Candy XL from catching Pokémon (for trainers Level 31 and up). This stacks with your Mega Evolution bonus, so if you have an active Level 3 Mega Evolved Pokémon, you will have whatever 'double excellent chance' works out to be!
- 3-hour Incense duration (excluding Adventure Incense)
- 3-hour Lure duration (excluding Golden Lures)
- Photobombs – Take a snapshot of your buddy to earn a surprise encounter with Fennekin (and increase your Cameraman medal) up to five times during the event.
- Field Research – Spin Pokéstops to get event-exclusive tasks, similar to previous Community Day events. This is likely to be 'Catch 3 Fennekin' for a couple of Great Balls or Ultra Balls, Stardust, or a Fennekin encounter.
- Special Research – For $1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you can take part in the exclusive Fennekin Special Research story, Fur and Flames (Guitar Hero 3 fans, rejoice!).
- Stickers – Get event-themed stickers by spinning Pokéstops, opening Gifts and from the in-game shop.
- One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two for the day (until 10pm local time).
- Trades made will require 50% less Stardust (until 10pm local time).
- Exclusive move – Evolve Braixen during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Delphox that knows the Charged attack Blast Burn (until 10pm local time).
- New move – From the start of the event onwards, Delphox can learn the Charged attack Mystical Fire (remember, if you want this attack, wait until after 10pm local time for a chance to learn it – there is still a chance that you will have to use a Charged TM to get this attack though!)
- Fennekin raids – After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to take on four-star Raid Battles. Defeating Fennekin will cause Fennekin to appear in a 300m radius around the Gym for 30 minutes. Note: Remote Raid Passes cannot be used for these raids, and the Fennekin that spawn will have the increased shiny rate that they did during the three-hour Community Day window!
We hope you enjoy Fennekin’s Community Day, and good luck finding a perfect shiny!
Delphox best moveset in Pokemon Go
One of the best movesets you can teach Delphox for PvP Battles is Fire Spin as the Fast Move with Psychic and Blast Burn as the Charged Moves. Delphox's Fast Move of choice should be Fire Spin thanks to its damage output, STAB, and type coverage.
Fennekin's 100% perfect IV stats in Pokémon Go
For Fennekin, the CP values which correspond to perfect 15/15/15 stats are as follows: Level 30 (wild CP maximum) – 881 CP. Level 35 (weather boosted CP maximum) – 954 CP.
Best moveset for Fennekin
The best moves for Fennekin are Ember and Flamethrower when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.
How do I catch a shiny Fennekin? According to research conducted by Pokémon community site The Silph Road, Shiny rates on Community Days are about 1 in 24, which means that if you keep playing throughout the three-hour window, you should find quite a few shiny Pokémon.What is Delphox secret ability? ›
Delphox gazes into the flame at the tip of its wand to achieve a focused state of mind that allows it to see into the future. It can use its psychic power to ensnare its enemies in a fiery vortex capable of reaching 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit (3,000 degrees Celsius).Is Delphox or Charizard better? ›
Delphox has a higher ATK stat than the much loved Charizard. So Delphox deals more DPS.How do you guarantee 100 IV in Pokémon GO? ›
Hatching Pokemon from eggs, earning them in quests or defeating them as a Raid Boss all provide the same chance of obtaining a 100 IV Pokemon – 1 in 216. That is because each stat is guaranteed to be 10 or more.How rare is a 100% IV Pokémon? ›
The chance to get a 100% IV (15/15/15) Pokemon in Pokemon GO is 1/4096, or in percentage, 0.0244%. The chance to get any combination of IVs is the same and equals 1/4096. The game awards IV values using three random rolls, from 0 to 15.How do you show 100 IV in Pokémon GO? ›
The team leader will tell you how your Pokémon ranks using stars and a pretty easy to understand graphic using bars. If your Pokémon has three stars and a red stamp, it means that it has 100% perfect IVs. If it has three star with an orange stamp, it has around 80-99% perfect IVs.Is Fennekin better than Froakie? ›
Winner. While Fennekin's bevy of incremental dangers comes close, Froakie is the standout utilitarian.
Fire Blast is the strongest move on the set and is Fennekin's best option for a STAB move.Are shiny Pokémon too rare? ›
Shiny Pokemon are already rare, but some are even rarer in Pokemon GO. These are the most difficult to obtain shinies to get in the game.Who is the rarest shiny? ›
While there are numerous other Pikachu's that wear special hats in the game, Detective Pikachu is the rarest shiny version, and it was only available during one of Pokémon Go's one-time limited events. What is this?Are shiny Pokémon rarer than legendary Pokemon? ›
Although there are various methods for increasing this chance, like Mass Outbreak hunting, the Masuda Method, or Dynamax Lairs, Shiny Pokemon will always be the rarest Pokemon you can catch in any game, and at the very least, much rarer than legendaries.Can Delphox mega evolve? ›
Delphox is a is a dual-type Fire/Psychic Pokémon introduced in the Kalos region. It evolves from Braixen starting at level 36. It is the final form of Fennekin. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Delphox using the Delphoxite.What is the best setup for Delphox? ›
The best Delphox loadout is pairing Mystical Fire with Flame Charge. This loadout offers the best damage output and survivability. Fire Blast and Fire Spin might have the better damage output, but they are not recommended for most matchups, only against comps lacking lethality, stealth, and assassins.What Pokémon has the hidden Ability? ›
And The Winner Is…
The winner between the two forms of mega evolution (Mega Charizard X vs Y) is, no doubt, Mega Charizard Y. Any Pokemon trainer who looks at the stats will definitely choose Mega Charizard Y.
Both are EASILY in Top 3 Strongest Pokemon that Ash has ever had but when deciding who's stronger, it really depends. Ash's Charizard has come a long way since it's time as a Charmander. Ash's Charizard's most impressive feats are: Sweeping half of Gary's team.Who will win Charizard or Talonflame? ›
So a level 50 Talonflame actually edges out a level 40 Charizard in the open Ultra League! Notable wins include Cresselia, Registeel, Abomasnow, Charizard, Venusaur, Togekiss and Clefable.
How rare is a 0% IV Pokémon GO? However 0% pokemon are even rarer than 100% pokemon, since the former can never come from raids, eggs, research tasks or trades. I have a 0% Houndour and Sandshrew. I wish i'd thought of collecting them at an earlier date, i've probably binned one or two 0% pidgeys without knowing.How do you guarantee 6 IV Pokemon? ›
The best opportunity to get a six-IV Ditto comes from six-star Tera Raid battles, which can be unlocked in the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet post-game. Pokemon caught in six-star raids are guaranteed to have five perfect IVs with their sixth stat being a random IV between 0 and 31.How rare is a 0 star Pokemon? ›
However 0% pokemon are even rarer than 100% pokemon, since the former can never come from raids, eggs, research tasks or trades.How rare is a 6 IV Pokemon? ›
I have six perfect IVs on one parent.
|6 Perfect IVs||7/384 (1.8%)|
|5 Perfect IVs||222/384 (57.8%)|
|4 Perfect IVs||155/385 (40.4%)|
Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie are the rarest Pokemon in Pokemon Go because they're region exclusive. The three Legendary Pokemon spawn in the wild but only in the following regions: Azelf – North America, South America, and Greenland. Mesprit – Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India.What does 3 * 4 * mean in Pokémon GO? ›
2* = 2 Stars. 3* = 3 Stars. 4* = 3 Stars with a red background / 100% Pokémon.How do you get a Pokémon to max IV? ›
You can start buying Bottle Caps once you beat at least six gyms. Take the Bottle Caps to the NPC marked below in Montenevera. If your Pokémon is over level 50, you'll be able to trade one cap to max out one IV. You'll need five for the ideal Pokémon IV spread, as we detailed above.How do I find my highest IV Pokémon? ›
As soon as you regain control of your character after defeating the Champion, head to any Pokemon Center, and the Pokemon Center staff will add the judge function to your PokeDex. Once they've done this, simply go to any Pokemon of yours in your box, press the + button twice and you'll see the IVs for your Pokemon.What is the scariest Pokémon move? ›
- 1 Flamethrower.
- 2 Curse. ...
- 3 Thunderbolt. ...
- 4 Hyper Beam. ...
- 5 Hydro Pump. ...
- 6 Razor Leaf. ...
- 7 Ice Beam. ...
- 8 Confuse Ray. ...
The Lake Guardians - Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf
Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf are the Lake Guardians of the Sinnoh and, despite being the only legendary Pokémon to appear in the wild outside of events and Daily Adventure Incense, they're three of the rarest Pokémon in the game.
The rate of finding a shiny Fennekin during the event will be around one in every 25 spawns. Aside from the shiny chances being heightened during this Community Day, there are other precautions that players can take to help increase their odds of finding a shiny variant even further.Does Ash catch Fennekin? ›
Fennekin debuted when Ash catches it before battling Clemont. Soon it is seen with Goh's Froakie.Is Froakie the best water starter? ›
While Froakie is easily the best starter in the Kalos region, it beats out some of the other water starters based on how awesome the water-dark-type Greninja is.Is Fennekin a cat or dog? ›
Fennekin is a small, quadrupedal fox-like Pokémon. It is covered in pale yellow fur that is longer on its haunches.Does Serena's Fennekin evolve? ›
EPISODE 16- Serena's Fennekin evolved into Braixen.What is Delphox best ability? ›
Blaze gives a hefty boost to Fire Blast when Delphox is at 33% of its health or below, and thus is the preferred ability.What is Delphox signature moves? ›
Mystical Fire (マジカルフレイム, Magical Flame) is a Fire-type move introduced in Generation VI. It was the signature move of the Delphox until the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.Is blast burn Delphox good? ›
Among starters only, Blast Burn Delphox is (and will be) the 2nd best, only behind Blaziken and tied with Emboar. But much better options exist: Reshiram, Shadows, Volcarona/Darmanitan/Chandelure.What is the best ability for Delphox? ›
Blaze gives a hefty boost to Fire Blast when Delphox is at 33% of its health or below, and thus is the preferred ability.How do you get Master Ball? ›
On its debut in May 2023, the only way to get a Master Ball in Pokémon Go is by progressing through the Let's Go Special Research as part of Season 10: Rising Heroes. Once you have completed the fifth step, you'll receive the Master Ball as a reward.
Partner Pikachu using one of its signature moves: Pika Papow. A Signature Move is a move that can only be learned normally by one species of Pokémon.Why is Delphox hated? ›
-Some people also dislike how Delphox is a fox, as they're one of the most popular animals out there. -A lot of people were annoyed about Delphox being bipedal. -When people heard about it being like a mage, they expected something "cooler looking"...or just not a fox with a stick wearing a robe.How much is Delphox worth? ›
How much is Delphox worth? Delphox is worth between $0.18 and $6.39.Is Delphox any good? ›
Delphox can be a solid choice in Pokemon GO. Still, its overall performance isn't as good as other Fire-type or Psychic-type Pokemon available in the game. While Delphox possesses an interesting Fire and Psychic typing, its base stats are not remarkable.Can Delphox see the future? ›
With such connections, it's unsurprising that Delphox can also see the future. Delphox uses the flame on its branch to enter a trance-like state of mind, allowing it to see visions of future events.What type is Fennekin hidden power? ›
|Height||0.4 m (1′04″)|
|Weight||9.4 kg (20.7 lbs)|
|Abilities||1. Blaze Magician (hidden ability)|
- 1 Be Patient. At the end of the day, one of the most challenging parts of catching a Legendary Pokemon is the attempt to not get frustrated.
- 2 Sleep. ...
- 3 False Swipe. ...
- 4 Timer Balls. ...
- 5 Leppa Berries. ...
- 6 Heal Block or Taunt. ...
- 7 Save Your Game. ...
- 8 Dusk Balls. ...
Add another Master Ball to your inventory with the Cram-O-Matic. There are several different types of Poke Balls in Pokemon, but you're only officially afforded one Master Ball. Here's how you can potentially acquire a second using the Cram-O-Matic.Can you get 2 Master Balls? ›
Yes. If you win the lottery at the tourist center in Hau'oli City, or at a Big Dreams lottery shop in Festival Plaza, you can get another Master Ball. How do I catch Salamence in Pokémon Sun and Moon?