Essentials

Ninetales

Alola Form

Alolan Ninetales

Ice Fairy

Abilities

Snow Cloak

Increases evasion to 1.25× during hail. Protects against hail damage.

Hidden Ability

Snow Warning

Summons hail that lasts indefinitely upon entering battle.

Damage Taken

  • Bug ½
  • Dark ½
  • Dragon 0
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 2
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice ½
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 2
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 2
  • Steel 4
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 1
National
38
Kanto
38 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
126 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Original Hoenn
154 Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
Updated Johto
128 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Updated Unova
249 Black 2, White 2
New Hoenn
161 Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

Names

Japanese
キュウコン (kyuukon)
キュウコン
Official roomaji
Kyukon
Korean
나인테일
Chinese
九尾
九尾
French
Feunard
German
Vulnona
Spanish
Ninetales
Italian
Ninetales

Breeding

Gender
¼ male, ¾ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Field
Hatch counter
20 Search:
Steps to hatch
5355 / 2805

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
177 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Speed
Capture rate
75 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing
Sun, Ultra Moon nothing
Moon, Ultra Sun 5% Snowball Snowball

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Vulpix Ninetales Use a Fire Stone

Ninetales Forms

  • Ninetales
  • Alolan Ninetales

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
73
61.7 319 350
Attack
67
39.5 202 233
Defense
75
57.1 218 249
Special Attack
81
64.5 230 261
Special Defense
100
84.4 268 299
Speed
109
89.8 286 317
Total
505
72.7

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White

Its nine tails are said to be imbued with a mystic power. It can live for a thousand years.

Black 2, White 2

Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years.

Generation 6
X

It has nine long tails and fur that gleams gold. It is said to live for 1,000 years.

Y

Very smart and very vengeful. Grabbing one of its many tails could result in a 1,000-year curse.

Omega Ruby

Ninetales casts a sinister light from its bright red eyes to gain total control over its foe’s mind. This Pokémon is said to live for a thousand years.

Alpha Sapphire

Legend has it that Ninetales came into being when nine wizards possessing sacred powers merged into one. This Pokémon is highly intelligent—it can understand human speech.

Generation 7
Moon

Said to live for a thousand years, this Pokémon uses its supernatural abilities to manipulate fire. It can burn its prey to a crisp as it pleases.

Ultra Sun

It is vindictive and relentless by nature. Those who cross it even once will be cursed for a thousand years, along with their descendants.

Sprites

Alolan Ninetales Alolan Ninetales

Miscellany

Species
Fox Pokémon Search:
Color
Yellow Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
grassland Search:
Footprint
Ninetales
Shape
Mensal Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Alolan Ninetales
11

3'7.3"
1.1 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Alolan Ninetales
199

43.9 lb
19.9 kg

Locations

Pal Park

Area
Field
Score
80
Rate
10

Moves

Ice and Fairy moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Special moves better suit Ninetales's higher Special Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 7 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
0 Dazzling Gleam Fairy special 10 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Dazzling Gleam Fairy special 10 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Imprison Psychic status 10

Prevents the target from using any moves that the user also knows.

Nasty Plot Dark status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack by two stages.

Ice Beam Ice special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

Ice Shard Ice physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Confuse Ray Ghost status 10 100%

Confuses the target.

Safeguard Normal status 25

Protects the user's field from major status ailments and confusion for five turns.

Level up, learned by Vulpix but not Ninetales
Powder Snow Ice special 25 40 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

4 Tail Whip Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

7 Roar Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

9 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy status 30 100% 1

Lowers the target's Attack by one stage.

15 Icy Wind Ice special 15 55 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

18 Payback Dark physical 10 50 100%

Power is doubled if the target has already moved this turn.

20 Mist Ice status 30

Protects the user's stats from being changed by enemy moves.

23 Feint Attack Dark physical 20 60

Never misses.

26 Hex Ghost special 10 65 100%

Has double power if the target has a major status ailment.

28 Aurora Beam Ice special 20 65 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Attack by one stage.

31 Extrasensory Psychic special 20 80 100%

Has a 10% chance to make the target flinch.

42 Blizzard Ice special 5 110 70%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

44 Grudge Ghost status 5

If the user faints this turn, the PP of the move that fainted it drops to 0.

47 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

50 Sheer Cold Ice special 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

Level up, learned by Vulpix but not Ninetales
Ember Fire special 25 40 100%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

10 Quick Attack Normal physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

15 Fire Spin Fire special 15 35 85%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

20 Will-O-Wisp Fire status 15 85%

Burns the target.

28 Flame Burst Fire special 15 70 100%

Deals splash damage to Pokémon next to the target.

36 Flamethrower Fire special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

42 Fire Blast Fire special 5 110 85%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

50 Inferno Fire special 5 100 50%

Has a 100% chance to burn the target.

Generation 7 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
Egg, learned by Vulpix but not Ninetales
• Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

• Disable Normal status 20 100%

Disables the target's last used move for 1-8 turns.

• Extrasensory Psychic special 20 80 100%

Has a 10% chance to make the target flinch.

• Feint Attack Dark physical 20 60

Never misses.

• Flail Normal physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

• Flare Blitz Fire physical 15 120 100%

User takes 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil. Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

• Heat Wave Fire special 10 95 90%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

• Hex Ghost special 10 65 100%

Has double power if the target has a major status ailment.

• Howl Normal status 40

Raises the user's Attack by one stage.

• Hypnosis Psychic status 20 60%

Puts the target to sleep.

• Power Swap Psychic status 10

User swaps Attack and Special Attack changes with the target.

• Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

• Spite Ghost status 10 100%

Lowers the PP of the target's last used move by 4.

• Tail Slap Normal physical 10 25 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Generation 7 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
03 Psyshock Psychic special 10 80 100%

Inflicts damage based on the target's Defense, not Special Defense.

04 Calm Mind Psychic status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack and Special Defense by one stage.

05 Roar Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

07 Hail Ice status 10

Changes the weather to a hailstorm for five turns.

10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

13 Ice Beam Ice special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

14 Blizzard Ice special 5 110 70%

Has a 10% chance to freeze the target.

15 Hyper Beam Normal special 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

20 Safeguard Normal status 25

Protects the user's field from major status ailments and confusion for five turns.

21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

66 Payback Dark physical 10 50 100%

Power is doubled if the target has already moved this turn.

68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

70 Aurora Veil Ice status 20

Reduces damage five turns, but must be used during hail.

77 Psych Up Normal status 10

Discards the user's stat changes and copies the target's.

79 Frost Breath Ice special 10 60 90%

Always scores a critical hit.

85 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

87 Swagger Normal status 15 85%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

97 Dark Pulse Dark special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy special 10 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

Machine, learned by Vulpix but not Ninetales
11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

35 Flamethrower Fire special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

38 Fire Blast Fire special 5 110 85%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

43 Flame Charge Fire physical 20 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage. Raises the user's Speed by one stage.

50 Overheat Fire special 5 130 90%

Lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after inflicting damage.

53 Energy Ball Grass special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

61 Will-O-Wisp Fire status 15 85%

Burns the target.

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