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Ninetales (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Drought
EVs: 80 HP / 56 Def / 120 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Overheat
- Energy Ball
- Will-O-Wisp
- Rest
Vulpix (M) @ Evolution Stone
Trait: Drought
EVs: 248 HP / 200 Def / 60 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Confuse Ray
- Will-O-Wisp
- Protect
- Attract
does any one have a ninetails or vulpix with drought they could trade to me?
Does anyone have an Alolan Ninetails moveset?

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Ninetales @ leftovers

Ability: Drought
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 speed, 252 HP, 4 sp. atk


Disable
Will-O-Wisp
Subsitute
Fire Blast


Fast sacrifice lead. Disable is for any choiced leads. Will-o-wisp is for any physical leads predicting Ninetales. Sub to be annoying. Fire Blast's just for damage.

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Ninetales (M) @ Leftovers / Choice Specs

Trait: Drought

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spe

Modest Nature (+SpA -Atk)

  • Fire Blast
  • Solarbeam
  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Nasty Plot / Flamethrower

Since offensive Ninetales can't take many hits, I'd go with Choice Specs Flamethrower or Fire Blast if you're feeling lucky. Solarbeam covers all of Ninetales'es weaknesses and only takes 1 turn to charge with drought. Ninetales with Choice specs can kill most sweepers and wear down walls. Only use nasty plot if your using leftovers. It's basically stronger than Choice specs but takes a turn to use while C-specs is instant and since Ninetales can't take many hits it's probably better. Will-O-Wisp for walls and burn halves their attack makeing Physical sweepers useless.

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Here is my ninetails I currently have:

Nature: Modest
Ability: Drought
Item: Wide lens
Stat increase: Sp. Atk and speed
Move set:
Flamethrower
Hex
Energy ball
Calm mind

Here is my future move set.
Fire blast
Hex
Solar beam
Hypnosis

Item: Wide Lens

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Gen 6!

Role: Special Sweeper

Ninetails @ Leftovers / Wide Lens / Charcoal

AB: Drought / Flash Fire

EVs: 252 Sp. Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP/ Sp. Def/ Def

Modest Nature (+Sp.Atk, -Atk)

  • Flamethrower / Heat Wave / Fire Blast (Leftovers / Charcoal or Wide Lens)
  • Solar Beam / Energy Ball (Drought / Flash Fire)
  • Dark Pulse / Extrasensory / Hypnosis (Dragon Counter + Flinch or Sleep)
  • Nasty Plot / Clam Mind (Double Sp. Atk or 50/50 Sp. Atk and Sp. Def)

A good Special Sweeper to counter a lot. Energy Ball / Solar beam gives counter for all
weaknesses (Water, Rock and Ground), and Dark pulse or Extrasensory are just great moves
with a chance of Flinch. Dark pulse has a larger chance or flinch but Extrasensory has more PP.
I know a lot of people goes for Hypnosis but I dont realy find it "usefull" on it IMO, but I still put
it on the list because people uses it!

Personaly I went for:

Leftovers + Drought

  • Flamethrower
  • Solar Beam
  • Dark pulse
  • Nasty Plot

Works absolutley fantastic! Strongly recommended!

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My username says all~
Ninetales is an absolute beast, and can be ran many ways.
Here are two sets for a evilly good Ninetales:
Ninetales F (Celestra)
Ability: Drought
Item: Heat rock
Nature: Timid
Moveset:
Nasty plot
Flamethrower
Solar beam
Extrasensory
(Flamethrower stab, solar beam+sun=death, Extrasensory to kill fighting types and such)
This Ninetales can be used both in a sun team and for a non sun team (because the sun is for itself or the whole team)

Ninetales M (Legolas)
Ability: Flash fire
Item: life orb
Nature: Modest
Moveset:
Flamethrower
Energy ball
Extrasensory/will-o-wisp
Hex
(Flamethrower stab, Extrasensory for fighting type's death, Energy ball for coverage/will-o wisp to power Hex, Hex is self explanatory. Any replacement moves for Hex when you want Energy ball is up to you)

Hope I helped~

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Ninetails @Assault Vest
Trait: Drought
EVs 252Spe 244SpA 12Def
Timid Nature

-Fire Blast
-Solar Beam
-Dark Pulse
-Extrasensory

All out offensive Ninetails lead.

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This is gonna be less of a simple moveset and more of an overview or analysis of XY sun teams in general. Ninetales is horrible this generation and so are most of the sun sweepers. Ninetales only niche over Zard Y is Heat Rock and better typing. All the dedicated sun sweepers like Houndoom and Venusaur are terrible and only Zard Y is actually good.

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Ability: Drought
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Spe / 10 SAtk
Timid Nature
- Flamethrower
- Substitute
- Will O' Wisp
- Pain Split

There is no reason to use an offensive Ninetales now because you are better off with Zard Y. This is probably the most useful set it has to offer as Will O' Wisp is much more reliable than Hypnosis and also allows opportunities to sweep. I am making you not want to use Ninetales but I speak from expirience, Ninetales sucks and dedicated sun teams are not worth it.

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Yea, just looking at this build, I can see why you think Ninetales sucks. I can kill a Charizard Y a billion times over if he too, had a horrible moveset. Your Ninetales knows one attack move where mine takes out water pokemon...now and back in 2014. Get your facts right...js.
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Item: Heat Rock
Ability: Drought
Nature: Calm (+SpDef -Atk)
EV's: Sp. Def and Speed

-Fire Blast

-Solar Beam

-Confuse Ray/Hypnosis

-Will o Wisp

I've had my Ninetales for a while now and she's been pretty solid in battles.
Fire blast and Solarbeam are hard hitters with the sunlight out and the heat rock makes sure you can use Solar Beam in one move for longer. Will o wisp weakens the attack stat and decreases the hp. Ninetales already has amazing sp defense so you EV train it in that, use will o wisp and they'll have a hard time taking you out. Confuse ray and hypnosis are just added annoyances, I personally use Confuse Ray. It's not a perfect set but it works for me.

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Actually, replace Confuse Ray/Hypnosis with Hex and you'll be closer to an outstanding moveset, ;)
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Ninetales (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Drought
EVs: 80 HP / 56 Def / 120 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Flamethrower
- Energy Ball
- Dark Pulse
- fill in (I suggest either toxic/substitute/will-o-wisp/confusion ray/roar)

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3gen
Natu: timid Item: leftover Evs: 252 hp/speed

Sustitute
Toxic
Paint Split
Extrasenory

This set is for pure speed and hp stat, Sustitute avoid status problems and toxic+extrasensory for some flitch. Pain Split is pretty good vs wall like chansey and others! and this help to toxic work more fast.

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Special wall breaker
Ability: Drought/Flash Fire
Item: Choice specs
EVs: 252 Sp.atk, 252 spe, 4 sp.def
Nature: Modest/Timid
Moves:
Overheat
Solarbeam/energyball
Dark Pulse
Fire blast

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Why jolly? That lowers special attack...
Yeah I fixed it. Thanks for pointing out that error
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Is this okay?
Ninetales (M) @ Charcoal
Ability:Drought
EVs:I don't know but I'd spread the EVs around a little
Bold Nature
-Heat Wave
-Solar Beam
-Will-O-Wisp/Protect
-Roar/Hypnosis

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Ninetales-Alola @ Light Clay / Life Orb
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Timid(+Speed, -Attack)
EVs: 252 Special Attack / 252 Speed / 4 Special Defense
- Aurora Veil / Nasty Plot
- Freeze-Dry
- Moonblast
- Hidden Power(Fire)

*If using Aurora Veil, hold Light Clay; if using Nasty Plot, hold Life Orb

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Ninetales w/Spell Tag or Firium (PvE)
Ability: Drought
Nature: Modest
EVs: SAtk, Spd, Def

Moveset:
Fire Blast (STAB)
Solar Beam
Will-O-Wisp
Hex

Fire Blast hits like a train coming from a Modest Ninetales and comes equipped with a STAB. Solar Beam covers weakness and hits in one turn instead of two thanks to Drought. Will-O-Wisp sets up Hex while also reducing the targets damage output. Keep in mind: Burned targets deal reduced damage. Hex would now hit for double the base damage instead of the norm because the target is inflicted with a status condition, specifically the burned status condition due to Will-O-Wisp. The double is now doubled if it hits a Pokemon weak to ghost type moves and then the spell tag increases the move Hex by 20% making it the second hardest move Ninetales has in his arsenal.

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Doubles/Triples battle Ninetales
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Ability: Drought(DW)
EVs: 252 Def / 4 Sp Atk / 252 Sp Def
Calm Nature
Nasty Plot
Heat Wave
Solar Beam
Roar/Psyshock

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Ninetails:

Ability: Drought*
Item: King's Rock

Moveset:
Flamethrower
Hex
Solarbeam

Painsplit

*I cant see any other use for Ninetails if it doesnt have drought. With Sunny day taking up a space, it really ruins Ninetails as Ninetails is meant to be a quick hitter, plus it takes up one move slot. So flamethrower is boosted by stab and drought. Reason why the other fire moves were not chosen because Ninetails should always hit accurately and hard. Solarbeam for huge damage and coverage. Hex to be combined with anything burnt by flamethrower. Painsplit to protect yourself and teammates; or to mess with the enemy. King's rock is self-explanatory with quick-hard hitters (Ninetails, Xatu, Golduck, etc). -> hit hard + fast + accurately + dont give them a chance to retaliate.

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