# 038 Ninetales
Ordinary sprites
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Elemental sprites
038 elemental bug icon 038 elemental dark icon 038 elemental dragon icon 038 elemental electric icon 038 elemental fairy icon 038 elemental fighting icon
038 elemental fire icon 038 elemental flying icon 038 elemental ghost icon 038 elemental grass icon 038 elemental ground icon 038 elemental ice icon
038 elemental normal icon 038 elemental poison icon 038 elemental psychic icon 038 elemental rock icon 038 elemental steel icon 038 elemental water icon
Fire-Type icon
Base Stats
HP 73
Attack 76
Defense 75
Sp. Atk 81
Sp. Def 100
Speed 100
Flash Fire
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Vulpix Jigglypuff


This fox-like, quadruped Pokémon is covered with a thick, luxurious golden-white fur. It has nine, long tails, each tipped with pale orange. There is a fluffy crest atop its head, and a small mane around its neck. Ninetales has gleaming red eyes that are said to give it the ability to control minds. Its ears are pointed, and it has long, slender legs with three-toed paws.

Ninetales is a very vengeful Pokémon that has been known to curse those who mistreat it. This intelligent Pokémon is able to understand human speech easily. It can live for 1,000 years, due to the energy within its nine tails, each of which is said to have a different mystical power. The anime has shown that it can swim. It can be found living in grasslands.



Vulpix Ninetales
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  • Flash Fire: Powers up Fire-type moves if Pokemon is hit by one.
  • Drought: Turns weather into sunny in battle.


For Elemental moves learnable by Elemental Ninetales, refer to this page.
Level up (edit)
Lv Move Name Type Category Pwr. Cldwn. Dur. Acc. Effect % Target
0 Nasty Plot Dark-Type Status move --- 3.6s --- Can't Miss 100% Self
Raises user's Special Attack by 2.
0 Ember Fire-Type Special move 40 1.2s --- 100% 10% Single
Might burn the target.
7 Tail Whip Normal-Type Status move --- 2.4s --- 100% 100% Single
Reduces target's Defense by 1.
10 Roar Normal-Type Status move --- 3.6s 100% --- Single
0 Quick Attack Normal-Type Physical move 40 1.06s --- 100% --- Single
Normal attack.
17 Fire Spin Fire-Type Special move 35 1.2s 85% --- Single
0 Confuse Ray Ghost-Type Status move --- 2.4s 100% 100% Single
25 Imprison Psychic-Type Status move --- 48s Can't Miss --- Single
28 Flame Burst Fire-Type Special move 70 2.4s --- 100% --- Around
Normal attack.
0 Safeguard Normal-Type Status move --- 60s Can't Miss --- Ally
35 Will-O-Wisp Fire-Type Status move --- 1.2s --- 75% 100% Single
Burns the target if hit.
39 Payback Dark-Type Physical move 50(100) 1.2s --- 100% --- Single
Move power will be doubled if user has been damaged by any enemies.
42 Flamethrower Fire-Type Special move 95 1.8s --- 100% 10% Beam
Might burn the target.
46 Captivate Normal-Type Status move --- 3.6s --- 100% 100% Single
Reduces target's Special Attack by 2.
51 Inferno Fire-Type Special move 100 1.2s --- 50% 100% Single
Burns the target if hit.
54 Grudge Ghost-Type Status move --- 1.2s Can't Miss --- Single
58 Extrasensory Psychic-Type Special move 80 1.2s --- 100% 10% Single
Might cause target to flinch.
62 Fire Blast Fire-Type Special move 120 1.8s --- 85% 10% Projectile
Might burn the target.

Damage TakenEdit

For the type weakness of Elemental Ninetales, refer to this page.
Main article: List of Pokemon Weaknesses
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