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 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 19.9 kg (43.9 lbs)
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)
038 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
069 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense, 1 Speed
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 177
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 25% male, 75% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 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 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 19.9 kg (43.9 lbs)
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)
038 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
069 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Speed
Catch rate 75 (9.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 177
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 25% male, 75% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
According to an enduring legend, nine noble saints were united and reincarnated as this Pokémon.
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.

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
Let's Go Eevee
It lives on mountains perpetually covered in snow and is revered as a deity incarnate. It appears draped in a blizzard.
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.

Moves learned by Ninetales

Moves learnt by level up

Ninetales learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
1DisableNormalStatus 100
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
1Fire BlastFireSpecial 110 85
1Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
1FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
1GrudgeGhostStatus
1ImprisonPsychicStatus
1IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100
1InfernoFireSpecial 100 50
1Nasty PlotDarkStatus
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1SafeguardNormalStatus
1SpiteGhostStatus 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
1Will-O-WispFireStatus 85
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Aurora BeamIceSpecial 65 100
1Aurora VeilIceStatus
1BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
1Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
1Dazzling GleamFairySpecial 80 100
1DisableNormalStatus 100
1ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
1GrudgeGhostStatus
1Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
1Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
1Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
1ImprisonPsychicStatus
1MistIceStatus
1Nasty PlotDarkStatus
1Powder SnowIceSpecial 40 100
1Sheer ColdIceSpecial 30
1SpiteGhostStatus 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dazzling GleamFairySpecial 80 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Flame ChargeFirePhysical 50 100
HowlNormalStatus
HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
MementoDarkStatus 100
RoarNormalStatus
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Freeze-DryIceSpecial 70 100
HowlNormalStatus
HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
RoarNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Ninetales can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Burning JealousyFireSpecial 70 100
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Triple AxelIcePhysical 20 90

Moves learnt by TM

Ninetales is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Ninetales is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Ninetales learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFireSpecial 40 100
1HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
1Nasty PlotDarkStatus
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
1Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
1MistIceStatus
1Nasty PlotDarkStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Ninetales is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Ninetales sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Ninetales  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Eevee Route 7, 8
Sword Lake of Outrage
Shield Evolve Vulpix/Alolan Vulpix

Other languages

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

Name origin

nine
its number of tails
tales
corruption of ‘tails’