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Question says it all. I need something for Erika, and Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix get Ice Beam / Flamethrower at level 24, which would be perfect for her. I'm leaning toward Vulpix due to it not being weak to her Weepinbell's Poison Jab, but I'm not sure. Also I'm gonna evolve them once they get Ice Beam / Flamethrower because if I don't evolve them, their Ice Beam / Flamethrower won't hit hard enough because of Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix having a base 50 special attack. Also I'm only thinking about Erika, and not the rest of the game, so can someone help me with which one to choose? Also my team is Nidoking, Alolan Raticate, Drowzee, Psyduck, Vulpix, and Meowth(Meowth is filler, and my starter and Weepinbell died, which means I can't use them anymore :/).


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Note: I know you said just Erika, but I figured I would include extra info because I would still say Vulpix-A for Erika anyways. Both of them definitely work though, and it may be easier for you to just use the Kantonian Vulpix you already have.

You should use Alolan Vulpix. It may not resist Erika's STAB, but it can hit quite hard. Ice/Fairy is a better attacking combo in LGPE than Fire is, being able to hit Giovanni, Bruno, Lance, and part of Trace's team super effectively, plus many random trainers around. It's also faster than many opponents with a 109 base Speed stat, which can mean the difference between life and death.

The only Steel type Pokemon in the game are Magnemite, Magneton, Meltan, and Melmetal. Of these, only Magnemite and Magneton are actually used by trainers, and they're not all that common. Besides, you have teammates for a reason.

Tl;dr While Ninetales-K certainly works well, Ninetales-A edges it out due to a superior attacking type combination and Speed.

Hope I helped!

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Ok, thanks! I was pretty conflicted on which one to choose.
No problem, good luck!
Wait I have one question will her Weepinbell with Poison Jab be a problem? Fairy is weak to Poison, I think it won't because I would probably KO with Ice Beam, I just wanna make sure lol.