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Ninetales (Japanese: キュウコン Kyuukon) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I, and an Ice/Fairy-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

Biology

Physiology

Concept artwork of Ninetales.

Ninetales is a fox-like Pokémon that possesses nine tails, hence its name. Resembling the nine-tailed kitsune fox of Japanese folklore, they are mainly covered in sleek, luxurious golden-white fur, while the tips of their nine tails are orange. On top of their head is a large tuft of hair, similar to its pre-evolved form though much more unruly and spiky. It has sinister red eyes which give it the ability to psychically control the minds of people and Pokémon. Its ears are pointed and distinctly fox-like, and it has slender legs with three-toed paws and no visible claws. The shiny version of Ninetales has silver-gray fur instead of its usual light cream fur, and its tails are tipped in blue.

Concept artwork of Alolan Ninetales.

Alolan Ninetales keeps the traits of Alolan Vulpix. It is a fox-like Pokémon that possesses nine tails, hence its name. It is covered in ice blue fur with snow white legs. On top of its head is a large tuft of hair, similar to its pre-evolved form. This tuft does not curl backwards and instead shrinks backwards into two snow white "ribbons" of hair. It possesses two tufts like this (which shrink into only one "ribbon") on both sides of its ears. Its nine tails are ice blue and also shrink into one snow white ribbon each. Unlike regular Ninetales, these tails form a circle behind the Pokémon. It has majestic blue eyes not unlike those of its pre-evolution. Its ears are pointed and distinctly fox-like, and it has slender legs with three-toed paws and no visible claws.

Behavior

Ninetales have high intelligence and strong obsession. They can live for a thousand years when they use the power of their tails. They never let go of their vendetta against ones they have a grudge on, including the person's descendants.

Alolan Ninetales are very gentle, and they will help people who are in danger. Nonetheless, they won't show mercy to anyone who intrudes their territory.

Natural abilities

Ninetales' tails contain different mysterious powers. They can control wisps and flames through mystical forces, as well as hypnotizing victims and prey through flickering flames emitted from their mouths. They can even release odd beams from their red eyes to manipulate a person's heart and mind at their own whims.

Alolan Ninetales can produce multipurpose ice crystals from its fur, which are strong enough to shatter rock.

Evolution

Ninetales is the evolved form of Vulpix, who evolves by the use of a Fire Stone, while Alolan Ninetales is evolved with an Ice Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Evolve Vulpix (Blue only) None
Yellow Evolve Vulpix None
Gold and Silver Evolve Vulpix (Silver only) None
Crystal Trade None
Ruby and Sapphire Evolve Vulpix None
FireRed and LeafGreen Evolve Vulpix (LeafGreen only) None
Emerald Evolve Vulpix None
Diamond and Pearl Evolve Vulpix None
Platinum Evolve Vulpix None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Vulpix (SoulSilver only) None
Black and White Abundant Shrine Rare
X and Y Friend Safari (Fire), evolve Vulpix None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Evolve Vulpix None
Sun and Moon Evolve Vulpix None
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Evolve Vulpix (Kanto Form & Alolan Form) None

Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Evolve Vulpix
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 6, 11, Forever Level 55, Mr. Fuji (Adventures)
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Vulpix
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Treeshroud Forest (10-20F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Almia Castle
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Temple
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Lava Zone
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Odd Temple


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    Very smart and very vengeful. Grabbing one of its many tails could result in a 1000-year curse.

  • Yellow

    According to an enduring legend, 9 noble saints were united and reincarnated as this Pokémon.

  • Gold

    Some legends claim that each of its nine tails has its own unique type of special mystic power.

  • Silver

    Its nine beautiful tails are filled with a wondrous energy that could keep it alive for 1,000 years.

  • Crystal

    It is said to live a thousand years, and each of its tails is loaded with supernatural powers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FireRed

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

  • LeafGreen

    Very smart and very vengeful. Grabbing one of its many tails could result in a 1000-year curse.

  • Emerald

    It has long been said that each of the nine tails embody an enchanted power. A long-lived Ninetales will have fur that shines like gold.

  • Diamond

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

  • Pearl

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

  • Platinum

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

  • HeartGold

    Some legends claim that each of its nine tails has its own unique type of special mystic power.

  • SoulSilver

    Its nine beautiful tails are filled with a wondrous energy that could keep it alive for 1,000 years.

  • Black

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

  • White

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

  • Black 2

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

  • White 2

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

  • 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.

  • Sun

    Normal Form: Legend has it that this mystical Pokémon was formed when nine saints coalesced into one.
    Alola Form: It creates drops of ice in its coat and showers them over its enemies. Anyone who angers it will be frozen stiff in an instant.

  • Moon

    Normal Form: 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.
    Alola Form: Possessing a calm demeanor, this Pokémon was revered as a deity incarnate before it was identified as a regional variant of Ninetales.

  • Ultra Sun

    Normal Form: It is vindictive and relentless by nature. Those who cross it even once will be cursed for a thousand years, along with their descendants.
    Alola Form: The reason it guides people all the way down to the mountain’s base is that it wants them to hurry up and leave.

  • Ultra Moon

    Normal Form: The flickering flames it spews from its mouth leave its opponents hypnotized. Then, this extremely intelligent Pokémon attacks.
    Alola Form: Some said that deities visited mountains where Ninetales live, so in times long past, no one was allowed to go into those mountains.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    Normal Form: According to an enduring legend, nine noble saints were united and reincarnated as this Pokémon. Alola Form: It lives on mountains perpetually covered in snow and is revered as a deity incarnate. It appears draped in a blizzard.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    Normal Form: According to an enduring legend, nine noble saints were united and reincarnated as this Pokémon. Alola Form: It lives on mountains perpetually covered in snow and is revered as a deity incarnate. It appears draped in a blizzard.

  • Sword

    Normal Form: It is said to live 1,000 years, and each of its tails is loaded with supernatural powers.
    Alola Form: A deity resides in the snowy mountains where this Pokémon lives. In ancient times, it was worshiped as that deity's incarnation.

  • Shield

    Normal Form: Very smart and very vengeful. Grabbing one of its many tails could result in a 1,000-year curse.
    Alola Form: While it will guide travelers who get lost on a snowy mountain down to the mountain's base, it won't forgive anyone who harms nature.


Stats

Kantonian form

Ninetales's Stats
HP
73
Attack
76
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
81
Sp. Def
100
Speed
100
Total
505

Alolan form

Ninetales's Stats
HP
73
Attack
67
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
81
Sp. Def
100
Speed
109
Total
505

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
1 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special
1 Spite 100% 10 Ghost Status
1 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special
1 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
1 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
1 Extrasensory 80 100% 20 Psychic Special
1 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
1 Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status
1 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Special
1 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
1 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire Special
1 Grudge —% 5 Ghost Status
1 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
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LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status
Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
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LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status Smart 3 0 ♥
Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Smart 1 0 ♥
Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 4 0 ♥
Quick Attack 40 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Smart 2 1 ♥
Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2 0 ♥
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LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Imprison —% 10 Psychic Status
Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status
Quick Attack 40 100% 20 Normal Physical
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
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LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Nasty Plot —% 20 Dark Status Cute 0
Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Cool 2
Quick Attack 40 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Beauty 2
Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 3
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LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
Quick Attack 40 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
Safeguard —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
Fire Spin 15 70% 15 Fire Beauty 3 0 ♥
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LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
Tail Whip —% Normal
7 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal
25 Roar —% 20 Normal
37 Fire Spin 15 70% 15 Fire
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LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
Tail Whip —% Normal
16 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal
21 Roar —% 20 Normal
42 Fire Spin 15 70% 15 Fire
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TMs/HMs

Kantonian form

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Headbutt 60 100% 15 Normal Physical
TM03 Helping Hand 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM05 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM06 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM07 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM08 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM09 Reflect —% 10 Psychic Status
TM10 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM11 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM12 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM19 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
TM20 Dark Pulse 65 100% 10 Dark Special
TM21 Foul Play 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM27 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status
TM33 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM37 Flamethrower 90 100% 10 Fire Special
TM45 Solar Beam 200 100% 10 Grass Special
TM46 Fire Blast 110 70% 5 Fire Special
TM48 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM59 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
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TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 2 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 100 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation V
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Psychic Status Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Cool 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Smart 1
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
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TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation III
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 85% 10 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 15 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Beauty 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation II
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
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TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation I
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 100% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM40 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
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Alolan form

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Headbutt 60 100% 15 Normal Physical
TM03 Helping Hand 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM05 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM06 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM07 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM08 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM09 Reflect —% 10 Psychic Status
TM10 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM12 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM19 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
TM20 Dark Pulse 65 100% 10 Dark Special
TM21 Foul Play 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM27 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status
TM32 Dazzling Gleam —% 25 Fairy Status
TM33 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM48 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM51 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM55 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM59 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs, TRs, and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM/TR Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Aurora Veil —% 20 Ice Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM79 Frost Breath 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM99 Dazzling Gleam —% 25 Fairy Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
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Egg Moves

To see the Egg Moves that Ninetales can learn, refer to Vulpix.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
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Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
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Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
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Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
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Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
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Sprites

Battle animation sprites

Ninetales-AttackAnimation-XY-1.gif Ninetales-AttackAnimation-XY-2.gif Ninetales-AttackAnimation-XY-3.gif

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Blaine's Ninetales

Ninetales first appeared in anime under the ownership of Blaine in Riddle Me This who fought Ash's Squirtle and defeated it. Originally, however, Ninetales' first appearance in the anime was the Electric Soldier Porygon, which was a banned episode.

Another appeared under the ownership of Zane.

Manga

Trivia

  • The name Ninetales was misspelled as 'Ninetails' in the Trading Card Game video game adaptation for Game Boy Color. It has also been misspelled on early merchandise such as the Topps Trading cards.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, the Gengar was originally a human that grabbed one of Ninetales' tails and was cursed into the form of a Gengar.
  • Ninetales shiny has had a lot of color changes. In Generation III, it was fully lavender. In Generation IV, it turned a purple-gray color with blue-tipped tails.
  • Ninetales's original beta name was Ninetai.
  • No other Pokémon has Alolan Ninetales' type combination (Ice/Fairy).
  • Ninetales has similarities with "Kurama" from "Naruto", "Kyubi" from "Yo-Kai Watch", and "Kyubimon" from "Digimon Tamers".

Origin

Ninetales appears to be based on a fox, more specifically kyūbikitsune, the mystical nine-tailed fox (九尾の狐) of Japanese folklore. When a Kitsune gains its ninth tail, its fur changes from the dark red of a fox to white or golden, hence the color change for the evolution. Since many kitsunes are able to transform themselves into women to trick men, this explains why the Vulpix evolution family has more females than males.

Alolan Ninetales appears to be based on an Arctic Fox, a species of fox that lives in icy tundras and grows a thick white coat during the winter. Its head tuft and tails resemble snow clouds and wisps. It being Ice/Fairy-type may be in reference to Cirno, a fairy character from the Touhou video game series with ice powers who is often associated with the number nine. Alternatively, its Ice typing is a reference to Cocytus, the icy ninth circle of hell reserved for punishing traitors (foxes are stereotypically being seen as untrustworthy) in Dante's Inferno.

Etymology

Ninetales is basically "Nine tails" and "tales" (based on the many legends surrounding this Pokemon).

Kyūkon comes from 九 (kyū, "nine" in Japanese) and コン (kon, onomatopoeia for a fox's bark).

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Kantonian Form

Alolan Form

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