Ninetales (Pokémon)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to navigationJump to search
For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Menu HOME 0037.png #0037: Vulpix
Pokémon
#0039: Jigglypuff Menu HOME 0039.png
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Ninetales (disambiguation).
Ninetales
Fox Pokémon
キュウコン
Kyukon
#0038
Ninetales
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Fire Unknown
Ninetales
Ice Fairy
Alolan Ninetales
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Flash Fire
Ninetales
Snow Cloak
Alolan Ninetales
Cacophony
Drought
Ninetales Hidden Ability
Snow Warning
Alolan Ninetales Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Ninetales
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
25% male, 75% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Ninetales
0'0" 0 m
Alolan Ninetales
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
43.9 lbs. 19.9 kg
Ninetales
0 lbs. 0 kg
Alolan Ninetales
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
178
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
177
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Ninetales
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Alolan Ninetales
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F0038.png None.png
Alolan Ninetales
Pokédex color
Yellow
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Ninetales (Japanese: キュウコン Kyukon) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Vulpix when exposed to a Fire Stone.

In Alola, Ninetales has a dual-type Ice/Fairy regional form. It evolves from Alolan Vulpix when exposed to an Ice Stone.

Biology

Ninetales is a quadrupedal canine Pokémon covered in thick, luxurious golden-white fur. It has a small mane of thicker fur around its neck and a long, fluffy crest atop its head. It has slender legs with three-toed paws and nine, long tails with pale orange tips. It has red eyes, pointed ears, and a triangular black nose.

While intelligent enough to easily understand human speech, Ninetales is a very vengeful Pokémon that has been known to curse those who mistreat it. It can live for 1,000 years due to the energy within its nine tails, each of which is said to have a different mystical power. Flames spewed from its mouth can hypnotize an opponent and its gleaming red eyes that are said to give it the ability to control minds. The anime has shown that it can swim while Pokémon-Amie shows that Ninetales lick their paws to clean themselves. Being the result of an evolution via Evolution stone, Ninetales is rarely found in the wild, though they can be found in grasslands.

Forms

Ninetales has a regional form: Alolan Ninetales.

In the Alola region, Ninetales has a different appearance. Its coat is pale blue, and its fur is more flowing and wispier. The tips of its tails and crest, as well as the lower halves of its legs, are white. The crest on its head is longer and its nine tails are less distinct from each other. Additionally, it has larger eyes, which are blue, and small tufts of fur in front of its ears.

Alolan Ninetales lives on Alola's snow-capped Mount Lanakila, which is considered by some to be holy ground. As such, it is revered as a sacred messenger or deity. Alolan Ninetales has a gentle temperament and is known to aid lost humans in distress, though this is primarily done to keep them out of its territory. It will punish any threat to its pack of Vulpix. It can produce ice crystals from its fur, which it can use for both offense and defense. The ice crystals can act as a shield or form balls that can be fired like bullets with enough force to shatter rock.[1]

Evolution

Ninetales evolves from Vulpix.

Alolan Ninetales evolves from Alolan Vulpix.

Ninetales

0037Vulpix.png
Unevolved
Vulpix
 Fire 

0038Ninetales.png
First evolution
Ninetales
 Fire 

Alolan Ninetales

0037Vulpix-Alola.png
Unevolved
Vulpix
Alolan Form
 Ice 

0038Ninetales-Alola.png
First evolution
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 Ice  Fairy 

In the anime

Main series

Ninetales in the anime
Alolan Ninetales in the anime

Major appearances

In Riddle Me This, Blaine used a Ninetales against Ash in their first Gym battle. It battled Squirtle and won before being recalled when Charizard was sent out. Vulpix reappeared in a flashback in Volcanic Panic.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Neesha's Ninetales was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Ninetales clone was seen again in Mewtwo Returns. Neesha's Ninetales reappeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back, where it played the same role.

In Beauty and the Breeder, Zane's Ninetales was used in a Pokémon breeding competition and competed against Suzie's Vulpix. Ninetales was later among the contestants' Pokémon targeted by Team Rocket.

In Just Waiting On A Friend, a very old Ninetales befriended Brock, who bore a resemblance to her long-lost master. This Ninetales created all sorts of illusions, including one of a woman through which it spoke.

In Mystery on a Deserted Island!, a Ninetales evolved from a Vulpix that belonged to a Pirate. Ninetales was seen guarding the treasure that Ash, his friends, and Alexa were searching for on the Deserted Island.

In Getting a Jump on the Competition!, Cerah used an Alolan Ninetales during the Pokémon Sled Jump Games.

In Leaping Toward the Dream!, Goh caught an Alolan Ninetales on Mt. Coronet in order to qualify for Project Mew's Trial Missions. The Ninetales was subsequently returned to its home on Mount Lanakila in Trial on a Golden Scale!.

Minor appearances

Ninetales debuted in the banned episode EP038.

Ninetales made its English dub debut in The Battling Eevee Brothers as one of the Pokémon in the evolution party in Stone Town.

A Ninetales appeared as an image in the Japanese version of The Ultimate Test.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Ninetales was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Misty Meets Her Match, Rudy's Ninetales was seen at the Trovita Gym.

In The Power of One, a Ninetales sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

In A Bite to Remember, an injured Ninetales was under the care of Katrina.

In All Things Bright and Beautifly!, a Coordinator's Ninetales competed in the Rustboro Contest.

Multiple Ninetales appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In Deceit and Assist, a Coordinator's Ninetales competed in the Hoenn Grand Festival.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, a Ninetales was seen during the opening intro of the movie, while the other was under the ownership of a Trainer participating in the Rota tournament.

A Coordinator's Ninetales appeared in What I Did for Love!.

A Coordinator's Ninetales appeared in Thinning the Hoard!.

In a flashback in Mutiny in the Bounty!, a Ninetales was one of J's captured Pokémon.

A Performer's Ninetales appeared in a video in Performing with Fiery Charm!.

In Alola, Kanto!, a Ninetales appeared in a fantasy, while Snowy walked up to another at Professor Oak's Laboratory and bonded with it.

An Alolan Ninetales appeared in a fantasy in Showering the World with Love!.

In a flashback in The Dealer of Destruction!, a Trainer's Alolan Ninetales was battling another Trainer's Machamp on Mount Lanakila.

In Out of Their Elements!, a Ninetales appeared as part of a Pokémon Circus.

A Ninetales appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP058 Ninetales Ash's Pokédex Ninetales, the Fox Pokémon, is the evolved form of the Fire Pokémon Vulpix.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP169 Ninetales Ash's Pokédex Ninetales, the Fox Pokémon. The evolved form of Vulpix. It has nine tails and a shining golden fleece. Ninetales are said to live very long lives.
EP232 Ninetales Ash's Pokédex Ninetales, the Fox Pokémon. Ninetales is the evolved form of Vulpix. Each of its tails contains a different mystical power.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW135 Ninetales Ash's Pokédex Ninetales, the Fox Pokémon and the evolved form of Vulpix. With its nine tails and thick golden coat, Ninetales is said to live a thousand years.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM060 Ninetales Rotom Pokédex Ninetales, Alola Form. The Fox Pokémon. An Ice and Fairy type. This peaceful Pokémon is known to rescue people from treacherous mountain accidents.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN071 Ninetales Goh's Rotom Phone Ninetales, Alolan Form. The Fox Pokémon. An Ice and Fairy type. Ninetales has a tranquil personality. Because it lives on a guardian-inhabited mountain closed off by snow, some say this regional form's appearance was influenced by those guardians.

Pokémon Evolutions

Ninetales in Pokémon Evolutions

A Ninetales appeared in The Discovery, under the ownership of Green. She used it to battle Elaine's Rapidash and won.

In the manga

Ninetales in Pokémon Adventures
Alolan Ninetales in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue arc

In A Tale of Ninetales, a Ninetales was caught by Blue.

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Blue's Ninetales is used in his Gym.

A Ninetales under the control of a Team Rocket Grunt attacked Gold and Silver in Piloswine Whine, but was easily defeated.

A Ninetales appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Courtney has a Ninetales that evolved from a Vulpix prior to Adding It Up with Plusle & Minun II.

Black 2 & White 2 arc

A Ninetales appeared in a flashback as one of the Pokémon trained by the International Police in Innocent Scientist.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

An Alolan Ninetales debuted in Shock!! Father in the Pendant!, where it was seen on Mount Lanakila.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

Main article: Enta's Ninetales

Enta's Vulpix evolved into a Ninetales in Final Battle: Versus The Salon Maiden.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Ninetales appeared in GDZ29, where it evolved from a Vulpix.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

A Ninetales appeared in a fantasy in Goodbye to a Peaceful Village!.

A Ninetales appeared in Why I Became a Pokémon. The Answer Finally Revealed!! and Tears and Emotions - It's the Final Chapter!.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Koga sent out his Ninetales to participate in the No. 1 Pokémon Contest in Aim to be the No. 1 Pokémon!.

Pokémon Zensho

Blaine's Ninetales was seen in PZ08 when Satoshi entered the Cinnabar Gym.

In the TCG

Main article: Ninetales (TCG)

Other appearances

Pokémon UNITE

Alolan Ninetales in Pokémon UNITE
Main article: Alolan Ninetales (UNITE)

Ninetales in its Alola form is playable through obtaining a Unite License. It is a ranged attacker that starts as Alolan Vulpix, which evolves into Alolan Ninetales at level 4.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ninetales cast a curse on a human that would turn it into a Pokémon, bringing on many natural disasters. The player is blamed for this and travels to the home of Ninetales at the top of Mt. Freeze to learn the truth. Ninetales appears again when Gengar wishes to make right what he did to Gardevoir. He gives Gengar the 9-Tail Crest and sends him and the player to Murky Cave.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Ninetales returns, asking the player to visit its hideout at the Forest of Fairies. Upon arrival, the player will connect with both Ninetales and Absol.

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#038
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) Very smart and very vengeful. Grabbing one of its many tails could result in a 1000-year curse.
Blue
Yellow According to an enduring legend, 9 noble saints were united and reincarnated as this Pokémon.
Stadium It is extremely vindictive. It is said to lay a 1,000-year long curse if its tail is pulled as a joke.
Generation II Johto
#126
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.
Stadium 2 Some legends claim that each of its nine tails has its own unique type of special mystic power.
Generation III Hoenn
#154
Kanto
#038
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.
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.
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 1,000-year curse.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#128
Diamond Its nine tails are said to be imbued with a mystic power. It can live for a thousand years.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #249
Black Its nine tails are said to be imbued with a mystic power. It can live for a thousand years.
White
Black 2 Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#161
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 one 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 VII Alola
SM: #254
Alola
USUM: #331
Kanto
#038
Sun Legend has it that this mystical Pokémon was formed when nine saints coalesced into one.
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.
Ultra Moon The flickering flames it spews from its mouth leave its opponents hypnotized. Then, this extremely intelligent Pokémon attacks.
Let's Go Pikachu According to an enduring legend, nine noble saints were united and reincarnated as this Pokémon.
Let's Go Eevee
Alolan Ninetales
Sun 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 Possessing a calm demeanor, this Pokémon was revered as a deity incarnate before it was identified as a regional variant of Ninetales.
Ultra Sun 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 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 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
Generation VIII Galar
#069
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#169
Sword It is said to live 1,000 years, and each of its tails is loaded with supernatural powers.
Shield Very smart and very vengeful. Grabbing one of its many tails could result in a 1,000-year curse.
Brilliant Diamond Its nine tails are said to be imbued with a mystic power. The Pokémon is said to live for 1,000 years.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus The coat of gleaming golden fur is quite magnificent. This species is said to store sacred power in its nine long tails and to live for a millennium.
Alolan Ninetales
Sword A deity resides in the snowy mountains where this Pokémon lives. In ancient times, it was worshiped as that deity's incarnation.
Shield 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.
Legends: Arceus Dwells on sacred peaks perpetually covered in snow. Said to appear to virtuous people who have lost their way on mountain paths—it then guides them back down to the mountain's base.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#38
Scarlet Some legends claim that each of its nine tails has its own unique type of special mystical power.
Violet It has nine long tails and fur that gleams gold. It is said to live for 1,000 years.


Pokédex Image Ninetales SM.png Pokédex Image Ninetales-Alola SM.png Pokédex Image Ninetales SV Kitakami.png
Ninetales in the Alola Pokédex Alolan Ninetales in the Alola Pokédex Ninetales in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Trade
Blue
Evolve Vulpix
Blue (Japan)
Trade
Yellow
Evolve Vulpix
Generation II
Gold
Trade
Silver
Evolve Vulpix
Crystal
Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Vulpix
Emerald
Evolve Vulpix
FireRed
Trade
LeafGreen
Evolve Vulpix
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Evolve Vulpix
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Vulpix
Platinum
Evolve Vulpix
HeartGold
Trade
SoulSilver
Evolve Vulpix
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine (rustling grass)
Black 2 White 2
Abundant Shrine (rustling grass)
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Fire)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Vulpix
Generation VII
Sun
Evolve Vulpix (Alolan Form)
Pokémon Bank (Kantonian Form)
Moon
Trade, Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun
Evolve Vulpix (Alolan Form)
Pokémon Bank (Kantonian Form)
Ultra Moon
Trade, Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu
Trade
Let's Go Eevee
Routes 7 and 8 (Kantonian Form)
Evolve Vulpix (Alolan Form)
Generation VIII
Sword
Lake of Outrage (Kantonian Form)
Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle) (Kantonian Form)
Trade (Alolan Form)
Shield
Giant's Cap (Max Raid Battle) (Kantonian Form)
Trade (Alolan Form)
Sword Expansion Pass
Fields of Honor, Challenge Beach, Loop Lagoon, Potbottom Desert, Snowslide Slope, Giant's Bed, Ballimere Lake (Max Raid Battle) (Kantonian Form)
Evolve Vulpix (Alolan Form)
Brilliant Diamond
Trade (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Alolan Form)
Shining Pearl
Evolve Vulpix (Kantonian Form)
Unobtainable (Alolan Form)
Legends: Arceus
Firespit Island (Alpha) (Kantonian Form)
Massive mass outbreaks - Cobalt Coastlands, Alabaster Icelands (Kantonian Form)
Evolve Vulpix (Alolan Form)
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (5★, 6★) (Kantonian Form)
Pokémon HOME (Alolan Form)


In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Evolve Vulpix
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Vulpix
Trozei!
Endless Level 6, Endless Level 11, Forever Level 55, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Vulpix
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Treeshroud Forest (10F-20F)
MD Sky
Treeshroud Forest (10F-20F)
Ranger: SoA
Almia Castle
Rumble
Fiery Furnace (Normal Mode C & A)
MD Blazing
Evolve Vulpix
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone
Ranger: GS
Mt. Sorbet, Odd Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: Firebreathing Mountain; Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope*, Firebreathing Mountain*
Rumble U
Jungle Area: In Trouble? Tap Away!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sacred Plains: Stage 6
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Secluded Volcanic Chasm (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Castform Sea, Entei Sea, Butterfree Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Entei SeaFinal (Kantonian Form)
Zygarde Sea, Butterfree Sea, Zygarde SeaFinal (Alolan Form)
Generation VIII
New Snap
Elsewhere ForestLevel 2+, Belusylva Island Illumina SpotLevel 2
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Mt. Vinter: Stage 117 (Kantonian Form)
Prasino Woods: Stage 596 (Kantonian Form)
Event: Ninetales Appears (Alolan Form)
Masters EX
Evolve Scottie/Bettie's Vulpix (Egg; Kantonian Form)
UNITE
Beginner Bonus (Day 2) (Alolan Form)
Purchase for 8,000 Aeos Coins/460 Aeos Gems (Alolan Form)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Powerful Tag Ninetales Japanese Japan 50 May 7 to 31, 2012

Held items

Ninetales

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Gold Leaf Gold Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Emerald* Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Black White Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Black 2 White 2 Rawst Berry Rawst Berry (100%)
Sword Shield Charcoal Charcoal (5%)
Events* Chesto Berry Chesto Berry (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Ninetales
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
73
133 - 180 256 - 350
76
72 - 140 141 - 276
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
81
77 - 146 150 - 287
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
505
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 100.
Alolan Ninetales
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
73
133 - 180 256 - 350
67
64 - 130 125 - 256
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
81
77 - 146 150 - 287
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
109
102 - 177 200 - 348
Total:
505
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Ninetales

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Alolan Ninetales

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Ninetales
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
Rem.Rem. Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
Rem.Rem. Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
Rem.Rem. Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
Rem.Rem. Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
Rem.Rem. Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 08585% 15
Rem.Rem. Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
Rem.Rem. Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
Rem.Rem. Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100100% 15
Rem.Rem. Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninetales
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Alolan Ninetales
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
011 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
011 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
Rem.Rem. Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
Rem.Rem. Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
Rem.Rem. Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
Rem.Rem. Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
Rem.Rem. Freeze-Dry Ice Special 07070 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Aurora Veil Ice Status 0000 00——% 20
Evo.Evo. Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninetales
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Ninetales
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM030Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM030 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM038Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM054Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM193Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM195Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM195 Burning Jealousy Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Ninetales
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Alolan Ninetales
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM019Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM019 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00—}}—% 15
TM022Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM029Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM037Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM046Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM052Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM052 Snowscape Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM079Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM122Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM127Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM139Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM139 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM187Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM187 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM193Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM193 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Ninetales
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Ninetales
Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonTeddiursaFidoughDachsbun
Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 100% 30
DunsparceDudunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpy
SlakothSlakingZangooseCubchooBearticKomala
CetoddleCetitan
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
TaurosCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionTyphlosionBraixen
DelphoxScorbunnyRabootCinderace
Flame Charge Fire Physical 50 100% 20
Mirror Herb* Healing Wish Psychic Status —% 10
GrowlitheGrowlitheArcanineArcanineHoundourHoundoom
PoochyenaMightyenaFennekinBraixenDelphoxRockruff
LycanrocLycanrocLycanroc
Howl Normal Status —% 40
StantlerWyrdeer Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
StunkySkuntank Memento Dark Status 100% 10
GrowlitheGrowlitheArcanineArcanineHoundourHoundoom
PoochyenaMightyenaShinxLuxioLuxrayHippopotas
HippowdonRockruffLycanrocLycanrocLycanrocFuecoco
CrocalorSkeledirgeFidoughDachsbunMaschiffMabostiff
GreavardHoundstone
Roar Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ninetales or copied using Mirror Herb in Generation IX
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Ninetales in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninetales
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Alolan Ninetales
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonTeddiursaFidoughDachsbun
Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 100% 30
DunsparceDudunsparceSwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpy
SlakothSlakingZangooseCubchooBearticKomala
CetoddleCetitan
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
GrowlitheGrowlitheArcanineArcanineHoundourHoundoom
PoochyenaMightyenaFennekinBraixenDelphoxRockruff
LycanrocLycanrocLycanroc
Howl Normal Status —% 40
StantlerWyrdeer Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
SylveonUrsaluna Moonblast Fairy Special 95 100% 15
GrowlitheGrowlitheArcanineArcanineHoundourHoundoom
PoochyenaMightyenaShinxLuxioLuxrayHippopotas
HippowdonRockruffLycanrocLycanrocLycanrocFuecoco
CrocalorSkeledirgeFidoughDachsbunMaschiffMabostiff
GreavardHoundstone
Roar Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ninetales or copied using Mirror Herb in Generation IX
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Ninetales in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninetales

By a prior evolution

Ninetales
Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Ninetales
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations
Alolan Ninetales
Generation IX
Other generations:
VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Ninetales

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Psychic  Psychic  Just Waiting On a Friend

Side game data

Ninetales

Pokémon Pinball
Pin038.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS038.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani038.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP Feel privileged to see the 1,000-year knowledge of our clan!
26%-50% HP This won't do. I've only half my health remaining.
1%-25% HP My eyes grow dim... Is this how our 1,000-year legacy ends?
Level up Rejoice! My level has gone up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 038.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 038.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Visit Ninetales's secret base
Connected to: Clefable, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Absol, Talonflame
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal You must not touch my tails.
Low HP (< 50%) This is it. I just have to hang in there...
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn 4 field move.png
(Burn ×4)
Browser entry R-172
While protecting itself with a ghostly ring of fire, it breaths streams of fire to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(past)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-168/N-109
It sends out pillars of fire to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush038Body.png Walking Speed: 1.38 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW038.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Ninetales came to the Lava Zone in search of fun. Which is just what she found at Absol's Hurdle Bounce!
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT038.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#062
Shuffle038.png

Block Smash
Clears one unbreakable-block disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper.png Swappable Skill(s): Burn+
Pokémon GO
GO0038.png Base HP: 177 Base Attack: 169 Base Defense: 190
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Feint Attack, Fire Spin*, Ember
Charged Attacks: Heat Wave, Overheat*, Solar Beam*, Psyshock*, Weather Ball Fire*, Scorching Sands*, Fire Blast, Flamethrower, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon
New Pokémon Snap
NPS038.png
Photodex entry #075
This mystical Pokémon is the subject of numerous legends. It’s highly intelligent and extremely curious, so it closely studies others to try to learn all it can about them.


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO0038Halloween2022.png
Spooky Festival

Alolan Ninetales

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ice
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#062
Shuffle038A.png

Freeze+
Sometimes leaves the foe frozen for a long time when you make a match of four or more.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush038ABody.png Walking Speed: 1.38 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon GO
GO0038A.png Base HP: 177 Base Attack: 170 Base Defense: 193
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Feint Attack, Powder Snow, Charm*
Charged Attacks: Dazzling Gleam, Ice Beam, Blizzard, Psyshock* Weather Ball Ice*, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution data

Ninetales

0037Vulpix.png
Unevolved
Vulpix
 Fire 
Fire Stone
Fire Stone
0038Ninetales.png
First evolution
Ninetales
 Fire 


Alolan Ninetales

0037Vulpix-Alola.png
Unevolved
Vulpix
Alolan Form
 Ice 
Ice Stone
Ice Stone
0038Ninetales-Alola.png
First evolution
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 Ice  Fairy 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
Spr 1g 038.png Spr b g1 038.png Spr 1b 038.png Spr b g1 038.png Spr 1y 038.png Spr b g1 038.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 038.png Spr b 2g 038.png Spr 2s 038.png Spr b 2g 038.png Spr 2c 038.png Spr b 2c 038.png
Spr 2g 038 s.png Spr b 2g 038 s.png Spr 2s 038 s.png Spr b 2g 038 s.png Spr 2c 038 s.png Spr b 2c 038 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 038.png Spr b 3r 038.png Spr 3e 038.png Spr b 3r 038.png Spr 3f 038.png Spr b 3f 038.png
Spr 3r 038 s.png Spr b 3r 038 s.png Spr 3e 038 s.png Spr b 3r 038 s.png Spr 3f 038 s.png Spr b 3f 038 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 038.png Spr b 4d 038.png Spr 4p 038.png Spr b 4d 038.png Spr 4h 038.png Spr b 4h 038.png
Spr 4d 038 s.png Spr b 4d 038 s.png Spr 4p 038 s.png Spr b 4p 038 s.png Spr 4h 038 s.png Spr b 4p 038 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 038.png Spr b 5b 038.png Spr 5b 038.png Spr b 5b 038.png
Spr 5b 038 s.png Spr b 5b 038 s.png Spr 5b 038 s.png Spr b 5b 038 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 038.png Spr b 6x 038.png Spr 6x 038.png Spr b 6x 038.png
Spr 6x 038 s.png Spr b 6x 038 s.png Spr 6x 038 s.png Spr b 6x 038 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 038.png Spr b 7s 038.png Spr 7s 038.png Spr b 7s 038.png
Spr 7s 038A.png Spr b 7s 038A.png Spr 7s 038A.png Spr b 7s 038A.png
Spr 7s 038 s.png Spr b 7s 038 s.png Spr 7s 038 s.png Spr b 7s 038 s.png
Spr 7s 038A s.png Spr b 7s 038A s.png Spr 7s 038A s.png Spr b 7s 038A s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 038.png Spr 7p 038 s.png
Spr 7p 038A.png Spr 7p 038A s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 038.png Spr 8s 038 s.png
Spr 8s 038A.png Spr 8s 038A s.png
Legends: Arceus
Spr 8a 038.png Spr 8a 038 s.png
Spr 8a 038A.png Spr 8a 038A s.png
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
HOME0038.png HOME0038 s.png
HOME0038A.png HOME0038A s.png
Menu HOME 0038.png For other sprites and images, please see Ninetales images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Ninetales may be based on a red fox and the 狐 kitsune of Japanese legend, which are said to have many tails, extremely long lifespans, and supernatural powers such as the ability to breath fire. After reaching an advanced age, kitsune take on spirit forms, which may explain why Ninetales can learn various Ghost-type and Psychic-type moves. Specifically, it may be based on the kyūbi no kitsune, whose fur turns white-gold after it has lived for 1,000 years and gains its ninth tail.

Alolan Ninetales may be based on an Arctic fox, which grows a white coat of fur in the winter to camouflage in the snow. Its mountain habitat and lore as a deity incarnation may be a reference to Poliʻahu, the Hawaiian goddess of snow who is said to reside on Mauna Kea. It could also be inspired by tulikettu, a mythical fox creature of Finnish lore whose radiant fur is said to be responsible for the creation of the northern lights. The Finnish word for aurora, revontulet, also literally translates to "fox fires" which could be intentional as Ninetales' original form is a Fire-type.

Name origin

Ninetales may be a combination of nine and tales, referring to fairy tales (alluding to it being based on a mythical creature) as well as being a homophone to tails. It may also reference the cat o' nine tails whip (due to its tendency to punish anyone who grabs its tails).

Kyukon may be a combination of 九 kyū (nine) or 九尾狐 kyūbiko (nine-tailed fox) and こん kon (onomatopoetic sound of a fox's cry). It may also involve 旧恨 kyūkon (old grudge) and 焜炉 konro (gas stove).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese キュウコン Kyukon From kyū, 九尾狐 kyūbiko, こん kon, and possibly 焜炉 konro and 旧恨 kyūkon
France Flag.png French Feunard From feu, renard, and neuf
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ninetales Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Vulnona From the genus Vulpes and nona
Italy Flag.png Italian Ninetales Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나인테일 Ninetail From nine and tail
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 九尾 Jiǔwěi From jiǔ and wěi, as well as a reference to 九尾狐 jiǔwěihú
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 九尾 Gáuméih From gáu and méih, as well as a reference to 九尾狐 gáuméihwùh


Related articles

References

External links


Menu HOME 0037.png #0037: Vulpix
Pokémon
#0039: Jigglypuff Menu HOME 0039.png
Project Pokédex logo.png This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.