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FEF Kitsune concept.jpg
Concept artwork of a Kitsune from Fates.

Hoshidan. A shape-shifter with a long life span. They have high Spd and Res.

Unit type(s)





Evenhanded, Beastbane

The Kitsune (Japanese: 妖狐 Youko) is a basic, Hoshido-aligned class which was introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. It is a non-human shapeshifting class which uses beaststones to take the form of a mystical fox in battle.

Kitsune promote to the Nine-Tails class, and their Nohrian counterpart is the Wolfskin. Enemy kitsune, along with their promoted form and their Nohrian counterparts, are among the few playable classes whose generic enemy members are not capturable.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Fates 16 5 1 6 8 4 1 4 5 -- -- -- -- Beaststones ?

Maximum stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 40 20 18 23 24 24 18 23 7 -- Beaststones B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Fates 10% 10% 0% 15% 20% 10% 0% 20% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Evenhanded Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Beastbane Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 kitsune playable.gif
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 nine-tails playable.gif

Playable Kitsune

Playable Characters
Name Game
Kaden Fates: Birthright and Revelation
Selkie Fates: Birthright and Revelation
Playable Kitsune units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates Hoshidan. A shape-shifter with a long
life span. They have high Spd and Res.


  • Kitsune tails are available as accessories in My Castle.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Kitsune Kitsune (狐) is the Japanese word for "fox". In Japanese mythology, kitsune are believed to possess great intelligence, long life, and magical abilities.
Japanese 妖狐 Officially romanized as Youko. Literally means "bewitching fox".
Spanish Kitsune As above.
French Kitsune As above.
German Kitsune As above.
Italian Kitsune As above.



See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Races and animals of the Fire Emblem series
Major species BeorcBrandedDragon (ManaketeDivine DragonEarth DragonFire DragonFirst DragonIce DragonWar DragonWyvern) • GodHumanKitsuneLaguz (Black DragonCatHawkHeronLionRavenRed DragonTigerWhite DragonWolf) • MirageMorphTaguelWolfskinZunanma
Animals/Other IllusionGriffonHorseKinshiMonsterPegasusPhantom
Classes in Fire Emblem Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch