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7 Japanese Folklore Monsters used in Pokémon

4. ロコン Rokon (Vulpix), キュウコン Kyuukon (Ninetales)

The rokon and kyuukon are inspired from the very popular yokai called the kitsune. Kitsune are foxes that has superior intelligence and magical powers. They are usually depicted with more than one tail just like the Rokon and Kyuukon.

Apparently, the more tails they have (9 being the maximum) the older and more powerful the Kitsune is you know like in naruto. Also, the kitsune are known to shapeshift, usually as beautiful women and are known to marry humans.