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#038 Ninetales

official Ninetales artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Ninetales
Type Fire
Species Fox Pokémon
Height 1.1 m (3' 7")
Weight 19.9 kg (43.9 lbs)
Catch rate 75

Ninetales's description

Ninetales is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #038. The Pokédex classifies it as the Fox Pokémon.

Ninetales's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
九尾 / 九尾 (Jiǔwěi) Feunard Vulnona キュウコン (Kyukon) 나인테일 (Nainteil)

Ninetales's resistances & weaknesses

FireWaterGrassIceGroundBugRockSteelFairy
0.52.00.50.52.00.52.00.50.5

Ninetales's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 50
EV yield 1 Sp. Def, 1 Speed

Breeding

Gender ratio 25%75%
Egg Group(s) Field
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Ninetales's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Flash Fire - Drought

Ninetales's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 73
133 256 180 350
Attack 76
72 141 140 276
Defense 75
72 139 139 273
Sp. Atk 81
77 150 146 287
Sp. Def 100
94 184 167 328
Speed 100
94 184 167 328
Total 505

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Ninetales's evolutions

use Fire Stone

use Ice Stone

Ninetales's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueVery smart and very vengeful. Grabbing one of its many tails could result in a 1000-year curse.
1YellowAccording to an enduring legend, 9 noble saints were united and reincarnated as this Pokémon.
1StadiumIt is extremely vindictive. It is said to lay a 1,000-year long curse if its tail is pulled as a joke.
2GoldSome legends claim that each of its nine tails has its own unique type of special mystic power.
2SilverIts nine beautiful tails are filled with a wondrous energy that could keep it alive for 1,000 years.
2CrystalIt is said to live a thousand years, and each of its tails is loaded with supernatural powers.
2Stadium 2Some legends claim that each of its nine tails has its own unique type of special mystic power.
3RubyNinetales 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.
3SapphireLegend 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.
3EmeraldIt 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.
3FireRedIt has nine long tails and fur that gleams gold. It is said to live for 1,000 years.
3LeafGreenVery smart and very vengeful. Grabbing one of its many tails could result in a 1,000-year curse.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumIts nine tails are said to be imbued with a mystic power. It can live for a thousand years.
4HeartGoldSome legends claim that each of its nine tails has its own unique type of special mystic power.
4SoulSilverIts nine beautiful tails are filled with a wondrous energy that could keep it alive for 1,000 years.
5Black, WhiteIts nine tails are said to be imbued with a mystic power. It can live for a thousand years.
5Black 2, White 2Each of its nine tails is imbued with supernatural power, and it can live for a thousand years.
6XIt has nine long tails and fur that gleams gold. It is said to live for 1,000 years.
6YVery smart and very vengeful. Grabbing one of its many tails could result in a 1,000 year curse.
6Omega RubyNinetales 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 one thousand years.
6Alpha SapphireLegend 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.
7SunLegend has it that this mystical Pokémon was formed when nine saints coalesced into one.
7MoonSaid 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.
7Ultra SunIt is vindictive and relentless by nature. Those who cross it even once will be cursed for a thousand years, along with their descendants.
7Ultra MoonThe flickering flames it spews from its mouth leave its opponents hypnotized. Then, this extremely intelligent Pokémon attacks.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!According to an enduring legend, nine noble saints were united and reincarnated as this Pokémon.
8SwordIt is said to live 1,000 years, and each of its tails is loaded with supernatural powers.
8ShieldVery smart and very vengeful. Grabbing one of its many tails could result in a 1,000-year curse.

Ninetales's variants

Alolan Ninetales

official Alolan Ninetales artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Alolan Ninetales
Type IceFairy
Species Fox Pokémon
Height 1.1 m (3' 7")
Weight 19.9 kg (43.9 lbs)
Catch rate75

Alolan Ninetales's description

Alolan Ninetales is a Ice- / Fairy-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 7. The Pokédex classifies it as the Fox Pokémon.

Alolan Ninetales's resistances & weaknesses

FireIcePoisonBugRockDragonDarkSteel
x 2x ½x 2x ½x 2x 0x ½x 4

Alolan Ninetales's rearing

Training
Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 2 Speed
Breeding
Gender ratio 25%75%
Egg Group(s) Field
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Alolan Ninetales's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Snow Cloak - Snow Warning

Alolan Ninetales's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 73
133 256 180 350
Attack 67
64 125 130 256
Defense 75
72 139 139 273
Sp. Atk 81
77 150 146 287
Sp. Def 100
94 184 167 328
Speed 109
102 200 177 348
Total 505

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Alolan Ninetales's Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex entry
SunIt creates drops of ice in its coat and showers them over its enemies. Anyone who angers it will be frozen stiff in an instant.
MoonPossessing a calm demeanor, this Pokémon was revered as a deity incarnate before it was identified as a regional variant of Ninetales.
Ultra SunThe reason it guides people all the way down to the mountain’s base is that it wants them to hurry up and leave.
Ultra MoonSome 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!It lives on mountains perpetually covered in snow and is revered as a deity incarnate. It appears draped in a blizzard.
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.
SwordA deity resides in the snowy mountains where this Pokémon lives. In ancient times, it was worshiped as that deity’s incarnation.
ShieldWhile 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.