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Its name simply refers to the nine tails it has. ''Kyūkon'' can be taken to mean 旧恨, old grudge, although it is worth noting that the first syllable<!-- first syllable, but first two morae--> spells out 九 ''kyū'', nine.
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Its name simply refers to the nine tails it has. ''Kyūkon'' can be taken to mean 旧恨, old grudge, although it is worth noting that the first syllable<!-- first syllable, but first two morae--> spells out 九 ''kyū'', nine and ''kon'' from the Japanese onomatopoeia ''konkon'' - the sound that foxes make.
   
 
Ninetales, like {{p|Vulpix}}, are based on foxes. However, in Japan there are certain legends concerning foxes, or ''[[wp:kitsune|kitsune]]'', as they are known there. One such legend which relates to Ninetales the most is how many-tailed foxes can breathe fire, create illusions, and have extremely long lifespans. After living a long time, these creatures take on spirit forms, which may be the reason why these two related [[Pokémon]] can learn {{t|Ghost}}-type moves.
 
Ninetales, like {{p|Vulpix}}, are based on foxes. However, in Japan there are certain legends concerning foxes, or ''[[wp:kitsune|kitsune]]'', as they are known there. One such legend which relates to Ninetales the most is how many-tailed foxes can breathe fire, create illusions, and have extremely long lifespans. After living a long time, these creatures take on spirit forms, which may be the reason why these two related [[Pokémon]] can learn {{t|Ghost}}-type moves.

Revision as of 12:22, 31 March 2005

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Vulpix
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Jigglypuff 000
Ninetales
キュウコン Kyukon
#038
038Ninetales.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Fire '
Category
Fox Pokémon
Ability
Flash Fire
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#038
Johto
#126
Hoenn
#154
Regional Browser numbers
Height
0'0"
Imperial
0.0 m
Metric
Weight
0.0 lbs.
Imperial
0.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Unknown
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F038.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Ground group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 178 Battle Exp.: 1781*
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Ninetales (Japanese: キュウコン Kyukon, German: Vulnona, French: Feunard) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

Name origin

Its name simply refers to the nine tails it has. Kyūkon can be taken to mean 旧恨, old grudge, although it is worth noting that the first syllable spells out 九 kyū, nine and kon from the Japanese onomatopoeia konkon - the sound that foxes make.

Ninetales, like Vulpix, are based on foxes. However, in Japan there are certain legends concerning foxes, or kitsune, as they are known there. One such legend which relates to Ninetales the most is how many-tailed foxes can breathe fire, create illusions, and have extremely long lifespans. After living a long time, these creatures take on spirit forms, which may be the reason why these two related Pokémon can learn Ghost-type moves.

In particular, Ninetales is based on the 九尾の狐, the nine-tailed fox, which is a fox of advanced age whose fur has turned silver-gold. It is said to have the power of infinite vision.

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 73
133 - 180 256 - 350
Attack: 76
72 - 140 141 - 276
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 81
77 - 146 150 - 287
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 505   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


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