Flareon is orange in color, with yellow on its tail, around its neck, and on its head. It has fox-like tail that appears to resemble flames.
Its appearance is based on the fennec. The fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is unusually large ears, perfect explanation of why Flareon has large ears. The fennec is the smallest species of canid in the world; coat, ears and kidney functions have adapted to a high-temperature, low-water, desert environment, which explains why Flareon is a fire-type. In addition, its hearing is sensitive enough to hear prey moving underground.