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Alolan Ninetales(F) @Light Clay/Icy Rock
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 SpA, 4 SpD, 252 Spe
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
IV: 0 Atk
- Blizzard/Freeze Dry (Ice STAB)
- Moonblast (Fairy STAB)
- Aurora Veil (Excellent setup move)
- Encore (Prevents enemy from setting up for free)

Alolan Ninetales is one of, if not the most reliable setter of Aurora Veil, which is basically Reflect and Light Screen combined that can only be used in Hail. Thanks to her Hidden Ability, Snow Warning, she can set it up reliably first turn with her good base speed. The hail also boosts the accuracy of Blizzard to 100%. The choice between Blizzard and Freeze Dry depends on whether you want more power, or the ability to hit bulky water types super effectively. You can OHKO Pelipper and Kingdra with Freeze Dry, thus making you a solid check to rain teams since you take away both their weather and force them out/kill them with Freeze Dry. Moonblast is good, reliable STAB, and Encore serves to lock enemies into unfavourable moves should they attempt to set up on you.

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Ninetales can't learn Moonblast, and if you use PKHeX or something, you can't battle online.
Maybe if you actually CHECKED if Ninetales could learn moonblast you would know beforehand that it can learn moonblast before making a comment. Ninetales can indeed learn moonblast through breeding with other pokemon.
Alolan Ninetales can indeed use Moonblast.
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Alolan Ninetails
Ability: Snow Warning
Item: Light Clay
Nature: Bold
Evs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 Sp Atk
Moves:
Blizzard
Moonblast
Aurora Veil
Calm Mind

The idea here, is a bulky special wall, with a better typing than regular Tails. Dies to steel, but obviously you switch. Anyway, the idea here is be a wall, that can hit hard. Two stab moves, because one you can abuse with item/hidden ability, and the other helps you survive special hits (which is why Bold, and Def evs).

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Good Job on the set. But I prefer Calm nature on it.
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Here's my showdown one:

Ellegancy (Ninetales-Alola) (F) @Life Orb (thanks again, orange gaimer!)
Nature: Timid (+Speed -Attack)
Role:Fast special sweeper
EV's: 252 SpA 4 SpD 252 Speed.

  • Nasty Plot (Good setup. (tysm, orange gaimer!))

  • Ice Beam (STAB, 100 accuracy is very gooooooood...)

  • Moonblast (STAB, very powerful move.)

  • Psyshock (Since Ninetales-Alola cannot learn psychic, this is still good to counter poison-types.)

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Why use Calm Mind when you can use Nasty Plot on a Special Sweeper? You no need that Special Bulk on it. Also, you could add that Psyshock hits Chansey. Leftovers is useless on a Sweeper. Give it something like Life Orb.
Calm Mind is good though. Ninetales is a special tank. Calm Mind raises both Sp.Atk and Sp.Def, which Nine needs.
It's role is a Fast special sweeper. Not a tank.
You mean the specific one above? I was just talking about alola nine in general.
May want to consider Freeze Dry over Ice Beam.  The ability to Super Effective on Water types can be invaluable.
Alternately, use Blizzard if it has Snow Warning as it'll have 100% accuracy in Hail
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Alolan Ninetales @Icy Rock \ Light Clay
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Modest \ Timid
EVs: 252 SpA \ 252 Speed \ 4 SpD
-Blizzard \ Freeze-Dry
-Moonblast
-Aurora Veil
-Encore \ Calm Mind \ Confuse Ray \ Freeze-Dry

Move #1: Your choice of Ice STAB. Blizzard deals more damage and is 100% accuracy in Hail, but Freeze-Dry can KO some common threats with it being strong against Water.
Move #2: Fairy STAB
Move #3: Mandatory set-up move. Alolan Ninetales is nothing without it.
Move #4: Your choice, however you want to mess with your opponent.

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Sweeper Set

Ninetales-Alola @ Life Orb
Ability: Snow Warning
Evs: 252 Spe / 252 SpA / 4 Def
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)

  • Blizzard
  • Nasty Plot
  • Moonblast
  • Hidden Power (Ground)

Explanation: No Aurora Veil? A Hail Sweeper Alolan Ninetales can Work. Blizzard is STAB and it has 100% accuracy in the hail + a chance to freeze the foe. Nasty Plot raises Special Attack by 2 Stages. Moonblast is Also STAB and it has a chance to lower the foe's Special Attack by 1 stage. HP Ground covers all of Alolan Ninetales' Weaknesses. If you can't Risk using a Life Orb on Ninetales, then use a Focus Sash.

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Alolan [email protected] Light Clay/Never-Melt Ice
252 SpAtk 252 Speed 4 SpDef
Modest Nature
Snow Warning

Moonblast
Freeze Dry/Blizzard
Aurora Veil/Nasty Plot
Dark Pulse/HP ground if possible

Moonblast is a given.

Freeze-Dry is for the water coverage, and better with the Never-Melt Ice. Otherwise, use blizzard to work with Snow Warning.

Aurora Veil works with Snow Waring as well, and light clay if you don't run Freeze-Dry. Without light clay, you can still keep it or use Nasty Plot as a boost.

Normally Shadow Ball is preferred to Dark pulse, but as pulse is it's only option, and fairy can cover fighting, Dark Pulse is acceptable. Otherwise, a good coverage move like Hidden Power can fill the space.

By the way, all of its weaknesses are weak to ground, so HIdden Power ground is perfect

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Nickname: Dragon Slayer
The perfect nickname for your A-Ninetales being it's Ice and Fairy typing. Two types which are both super effective against Dragon types!

A-Ninetales @ Icy Rock
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Timid 
EV's: 252 SpA, 252 SpE, 4 SpD
Moveset:
• Hypnosis (Night Night)
• Nasty Plot (Sweep Setup)
• Blizzard / Freeze Dry (STAB)
• Moon Blast (STAB)

You enter the battlefield; Snow Warning activates and a Hailstorm is summoned. Use Hypnosis first to put your enemy to sleep. Setup on them while they're asleep with Nasty Plot and you have a potential sweep on your hands with your two main STAB's Blizzard / Freeze Dry and Moonblast! 

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I like the move set! I think this can also work if someone did not have snow warning. All they need to do is replace Blizzard with ice beam
Edit: How do you get Hypnosis?
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Alolan Ninetales (F) w/Never-Melt Ice, Life Orb, or Icium Z (PvE)

Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 SpAtk, 252 Speed, 4 SpDef

Moveset:
- Aurora Veil
- Blizzard
- Extrasensory/Hidden Power (HP)
- Moonblast/Dazzling Gleam

No disrespect, but let me start by saying that holding items like Light Clay and Icy Rock seem to be a waste UNLESS you plan on throwing out more than one Ice Pokemon in which then, that may be useful. Why is that? Well, if people battled to battle and not switch out their Pokemon 30 times in one battle because they didn't train their Pokemon for coverage, then there is no need for the worry of running out of Snow Warning or Aurora Veil. With that said...if you threw out A-Nine (A-9), then most likely, the reason you threw her out was because the Pokemon in front of you may not survive a Blizzard or two.

Moving on...Aurora Veil should be the opener as it reduces both, special attacks and physical attacks and partners well with Snow Warning. Blizzard hits like a train and has a (STAB). Extrasensory and HP (Ground) can cover weaknesses. That isn't a bad thing seeing as one of A-9's primary stats is speed...so she may actually go first and take a decent chunk out of anything that dares an attempt to prey on her. Do keep in mind that you may not get HP (Ground) as my HP would be Steel if I went with it. I fought someone and theirs was ground and Legolas21 posted ground so I guess it's possible and them two trainers are the only reason I am even posting HP as an option. Last could be Moonblast for single target battles OR Dazzling Gleam for Double or Triple Battles. SO, for those people out there that think Moonblast is a "given," it's not. Dazzling Gleam may not hit as hard as Moonblast, no, but it has way better coverage as far as hitting multiple Pokémon and can still cause some trouble for other teams or Pokemon weak to fairy moves. Both moves also come equipped with a (STAB) and both depending on what you're doing are excellent choices.

There are many ways to build a Pokémon and many different people each have an opinion as I too, have mine. Good luck with all your builds. :-)

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Ninetales-Alola (F) @ Icy Rock
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Aurora Veil
- Attract
- Moonblast
- Blizzard

Hope that this will help you.

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Alolan Ninetales (F) @ Leppa Berry
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sheer Cold
- Freeze-Dry
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind

But use either these first:
Blaziken (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 34 Atk / 111 Def / 111 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Sp
- Hone Claws
- Double Team
- Protect
- Baton Pass

Ninjask (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Speed Boost
- Hone Claws
- Double Team
- Leech Life
- Baton Pass

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Since Snow Warning is it's hidden ability, it'll be hard to get a Ninetales with it.
Ability: Snow Cloak
Nature: Implish (+Def & -Sp. Atk)
Moves:
Nasty Plot (sharply raises Special Attack)
Hail (raises evasion because of the ability Snow Cloak)
Dazzling Gleam (80 base power, 100 accuracy)
Frost Breath (60 base power, 90 accuracy, ALWAYS results in a critical hit) or Ice Beam (90 base power, 100 accuracy)

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