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037MS #037: Vulpix
Pokémon
#039: Jigglypuff 039MS
Ninetales
キュウコン Kyukon
#038
038Ninetales
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Fire Unknown
Species
Fox Pokémon
Abilities
Flash Fire Drought
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#038
Johto
#128
Hoenn
#154
Unova
#249
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-172
Oblivia
R-168 N-109
Height
3'07"
Imperial
1.1 m
Metric
Weight
43.9 lbs.
Imperial
19.9 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
75 (9.8%)
Body style
Body08
Footprint
 F038 
Gender ratio
25% male, 75% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 178 Battle Exp.: 1781*

Ninetales (Japanese: キュウコン Kyukon) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Vulpix when exposed to a Fire Stone.

Biology

Physiology

This fox-like, quadruped Pokémon is covered with a thick, luxurious golden-white fur, as well as having nine tails, each of which is tipped with orange. They also have a fluffy crest atop their heads and a similar ruff around their necks. Ninetales have gleaming red eyes that are said to give them the power of mind control. They can also live up to one thousand years.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Ninetales are based on the kitsune of Japanese mythology, giving them abilities to wield Ghost-type attacks such as Confuse Ray, and the fairly Ghost exclusive Will-O-Wisp. They are also very vengeful Pokémon and have been known to curse those who mistreat them. Ninetales are highly intelligent Pokémon that understand human speech. Many legends surround this Pokémon, one of which states that Ninetales was born when nine saints were united and reincarnated as this Pokémon.

Behavior

This Pokémon's extreme intelligence lends to what most consider Psychic-type characteristics, though Ninetales has never officially been described as anything other than a Fire-type. It also seems to hold grudges very easily and will curse humans and Pokémon alike if they touch one of its tails.

Habitat

Grassland

Grassland Pokémon

Like its pre-evolution, Ninetales can be found in grassy plains, near active volcanoes, or in shaded mountainous areas, as well as urban areas such as parks and in avenues, more commonly at night. They are also found in areas associated with death, such as Mt. Pyre.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
It has nine long tails and fur that gleams gold. It is said to live for 1,000 years.
Generation II
Johto
Some legends claim that each of its nine tails has its own unique type of special mystic power.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Evolve Vulpix
Generation II
Johto
None Evolve Vulpix

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 73
133 - 180 256 - 350
Attack: 76
72 - 140 141 - 276
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 81
77 - 146 150 - 287
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 505   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 100.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —% 20
00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
00Start Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
00Start Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Ninetales obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninetales
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM03 Psyshock Psychic Special 80 100% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status —% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM05 Roar Normal Status 100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120 85% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 50 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140 90% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 80 100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 30 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 75% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM77 Psych Up Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninetales
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
054MS055MS Disable Normal Status 100% 20
037MS038MS Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 30
052MS053MS197MS215MS461MS216MS
217MS228MS229MS
Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
206MS231MS232MS Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
058MS059MS077MS078MS Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
058MS059MS Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
235MS Hex Ghost Special 50 100% 10
228MS229MS Howl Normal Status —% 40
234MS Hypnosis Psychic Status 60% 20
196MS203MS Power Swap Psychic Status —% 10
019MS020MS023MS024MS025MS026MS
027MS028MS032MS033MS034MS037MS
038MS050MS051MS052MS053MS054MS
055MS056MS057MS058MS059MS077MS
078MS083MS086MS087MS111MS112MS
464MS128MS133MS134MS135MS136MS
196MS197MS470MS471MS155MS156MS
157MS161MS162MS179MS180MS181MS
194MS195MS190MS424MS203MS206MS
209MS210MS215MS461MS216MS217MS
220MS221MS473MS225MS228MS229MS
231MS232MS234MS
Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20
206MS Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ninetales in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Ninetales in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninetales
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Ninetales can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Ninetales cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninetales
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
037MS Tail Whip Normal Status 100% 30
037MS Fire Spin Fire Special 35 85% 15
037MS Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
037MS Flame Burst Fire Special 70 100% 15
037MS Captivate Normal Status 100% 20
037MS Inferno Fire Special 100 50% 5
037MS Grudge Ghost Status —% 5
037MS Extrasensory Psychic Special 80 100% 30
037MS Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
037MS Hex Ghost Special 50 100% 10
037MS Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ninetales
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ninetales
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Evolution

037
Unevolved
Vulpix
 Fire 
Bag Fire Stone Sprite
Fire Stone


038
First evolution
Ninetales
 Fire 

Notes


037MS #037: Vulpix
Pokémon
#039: Jigglypuff 039MS

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