Ninetales

Ninetales is a Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Fox Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 038
Type Fire
Species Fox Pokémon
Height 3′07″ (1.1 m)
Weight 43.9 lbs (19.9 kg)
Abilities 1. Flash Fire
Drought (hidden ability)
Local № 038 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
126 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
154 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
038 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
128 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
249 (Black 2/White 2)
161 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
254 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
331 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense, 1 Speed
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 177
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 25% male, 75% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 73
256 350
Attack 76
141 276
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 81
150 287
Sp. Def 100
184 328
Speed 100
184 328
Total 505 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Pokédex data

National № 038
Type Ice Fairy
Species Fox Pokémon
Height 3′07″ (1.1 m)
Weight 43.9 lbs (19.9 kg)
Abilities 1. Snow Cloak
Snow Warning (hidden ability)
Local № 038 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
126 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
154 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
038 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
128 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
249 (Black 2/White 2)
161 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
254 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
331 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 177
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 25% male, 75% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 73
256 350
Attack 67
125 256
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 81
150 287
Sp. Def 100
184 328
Speed 109
200 348
Total 505 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Ninetales.

Evolution chart

(use Fire Stone)
#037
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
Ice
(use Ice Stone)
#038
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
Ice · Fairy

Ninetales changes

Pokédex entries

Ninetales

Red
Blue
Very smart and very vengeful. Grabbing one of its many tails could result in a 1000-year curse.
Yellow According to an enduring legend, 9 noble saints were united and reincarnated as this POKéMON.
Gold Some legends claim that each of its nine tails has its own unique type of special mystical 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.
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Its nine tails are said to be imbued with a mystic power. It can live for a thousand years.
HeartGold Some legends claim that each of its nine tails has its own unique type of special mystical power.
SoulSilver Its nine beautiful tails are filled with a wondrous energy that could keep it alive for 1,000 years.
Black
White
Its nine tails are said to be imbued with a mystic power. It can live for a thousand years.
Black 2
White 2
Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years.
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 a 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.
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.

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.

Moves learned by Ninetales

Moves learnt by level up

Ninetales learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Confuse RayGhost 100
1FlamethrowerFire 90 100
1ImprisonPsychic
1Nasty PlotDark
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1SafeguardNormal
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Confuse RayGhost 100
1Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
1Ice BeamIce 90 100
1Ice ShardIce 40 100
1ImprisonPsychic
1Nasty PlotDark
1SafeguardNormal

Moves learnt on evolution

Ninetales learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100

Egg moves

Ninetales learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Ninetales egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CaptivateNormal 100
DisableNormal 100
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
Feint AttackDark 60
FlailNormal 100
Flare BlitzFire 120 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
HexGhost 65 100
HowlNormal
HypnosisPsychic 60
Power SwapPsychic
Secret PowerNormal 70 100
SpiteGhost 100
Tail SlapNormal 25 85
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
CharmFairy 100
DisableNormal 100
EncoreNormal 100
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
FlailNormal 100
Freeze-DryIce 70 100
HowlNormal
HypnosisPsychic 60
MoonblastFairy 95 100
Power SwapPsychic
Secret PowerNormal 70 100
SpiteGhost 100
Tail SlapNormal 25 85

Move Tutor moves

Ninetales can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CovetNormal 60 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Laser FocusNormal
Pain SplitNormal
Role PlayPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua TailWater 90 90
CovetNormal 60 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Heal BellNormal
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron TailSteel 100 75
Laser FocusNormal
Pain SplitNormal
Role PlayPsychic
SnoreNormal 50 100
SpiteGhost 100
Wonder RoomPsychic
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Ninetales. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100 Level up
CaptivateNormal 100 Level up
EmberFire 40 100 Level up
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100 Level up
Feint AttackDark 60 Level up
Fire BlastFire 110 85 Level up
Fire SpinFire 35 85 Level up
Flame BurstFire 70 100 Level up
GrudgeGhost Level up
HexGhost 65 100 Level up
InfernoFire 100 50 Level up
PaybackDark 50 100 Level up
RoarNormal Level up
Tail WhipNormal 100 Level up
Will-O-WispFire 85 Level up
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Aurora BeamIce 65 100 Level up
Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100 Level up
BlizzardIce 110 70 Level up
CaptivateNormal 100 Level up
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100 Level up
Feint AttackDark 60 Level up
GrudgeGhost Level up
HexGhost 65 100 Level up
Icy WindIce 55 95 Level up
MistIce Level up
PaybackDark 50 100 Level up
Powder SnowIce 40 100 Level up
RoarNormal Level up
Sheer ColdIce Level up
Tail WhipNormal 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Ninetales is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal
TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
70Aurora VeilIce
77Psych UpNormal
79Frost BreathIce 60 90
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Ninetales can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Ninetales learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Confuse RayGhost 100
1FlamethrowerFire 90 100
1ImprisonPsychic
1Nasty PlotDark
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1SafeguardNormal
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Confuse RayGhost 100
1Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
1Ice BeamIce 90 100
1Ice ShardIce 40 100
1ImprisonPsychic
1Nasty PlotDark
1SafeguardNormal

Moves learnt on evolution

Ninetales learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100

Egg moves

Ninetales learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Ninetales egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CaptivateNormal 100
DisableNormal 100
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
Feint AttackDark 60
FlailNormal 100
Flare BlitzFire 120 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
HexGhost 65 100
HowlNormal
HypnosisPsychic 60
Power SwapPsychic
Secret PowerNormal 70 100
SpiteGhost 100
Tail SlapNormal 25 85
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychic
CharmFairy 100
DisableNormal 100
EncoreNormal 100
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
FlailNormal 100
Freeze-DryIce 70 100
HowlNormal
HypnosisPsychic 60
MoonblastFairy 95 100
Power SwapPsychic
Secret PowerNormal 70 100
SpiteGhost 100
Tail SlapNormal 25 85

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Ninetales. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100 Level up
CaptivateNormal 100 Level up
EmberFire 40 100 Level up
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100 Level up
Feint AttackDark 60 Level up
Fire BlastFire 110 85 Level up
Fire SpinFire 35 85 Level up
Flame BurstFire 70 100 Level up
GrudgeGhost Level up
HexGhost 65 100 Level up
InfernoFire 100 50 Level up
PaybackDark 50 100 Level up
RoarNormal Level up
Tail WhipNormal 100 Level up
Will-O-WispFire 85 Level up
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Aurora BeamIce 65 100 Level up
Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100 Level up
BlizzardIce 110 70 Level up
CaptivateNormal 100 Level up
ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100 Level up
Feint AttackDark 60 Level up
GrudgeGhost Level up
HexGhost 65 100 Level up
Icy WindIce 55 95 Level up
MistIce Level up
PaybackDark 50 100 Level up
Powder SnowIce 40 100 Level up
RoarNormal Level up
Sheer ColdIce Level up
Tail WhipNormal 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Ninetales is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal
TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
66PaybackDark 50 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
70Aurora VeilIce
77Psych UpNormal
79Frost BreathIce 60 90
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Ninetales can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM

Ninetales sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Ninetales  sprite from Red & Blue Ninetales  sprite from Silver Ninetales  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Ninetales  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Ninetales  sprite from Black & White Ninetales  sprite from X & Y Ninetales  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Ninetales Shiny sprite from Silver Ninetales Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Ninetales Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Ninetales Shiny sprite from Black & White Ninetales Shiny sprite from X & Y Ninetales Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Ninetales

Red Trade/migrate from another game
Blue
Yellow
Evolve Vulpix
Gold Trade/migrate from another game
Silver Evolve Vulpix
Crystal Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Vulpix
FireRed Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen
Emerald
Evolve Vulpix
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Evolve Vulpix
HeartGold Trade/migrate from another game
SoulSilver Evolve Vulpix
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Abundant Shrine
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Vulpix
Sun Evolve Vulpix/Alolan Vulpix
Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun Evolve Vulpix/Alolan Vulpix
Ultra Moon Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Ninetales
Japanese キュウコン (Kyukon)
German Vulnona
French Feunard

Name origin

nine
its number of tails
tales
corruption of ‘tails’