Vulpix is a pokemon from the original 150, and a decent fire pokemon. I never used Volpix very much, but I always hated how you need a firestone to evolve it.
It's original Japanese name is ロコン (Rokon) which has a bit of an unclear meaning. The best explanation I've heard is that the "Rok" part comes from 六 (Roku) the Japanese number for six. Referring to Vulpix's six tails.