Competitive Information for Ninetales [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Ninetales ninetales
Base Stats for Ninetales

Fire


Evolutions / Family:
Vulpix
Ninetales

Weakness Chart for Fire-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
2x
0.5x
  
  
  
2x
0.5x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Ninetales? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.


Ninetales is popular Fire-typed Pokemon. Ninetales is a pretty usual Pokemon to see in Generation 2. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Ninetales is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Ninetales
Item: Gold Berry
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Dig
- Protect
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Ninetales (Retro)

Ninetales is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Dig is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Ninetales this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Species: Ninetales
Item: Charcoal
Moveset:
- Flamethrower / Ember
- Protect
- Toxic
- Reflect

Special Sweeper Ninetales (Retro)

Ninetales is a marvelous Special Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Ember is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Ninetales this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (for 5 turns, your Ninetales's party has doubled def).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Ninetales learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Disable
--
55%
20
For 1-7 turns, disables the target's last move.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, the user's party has doubled Def.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spite
--
100%
10
Lowers the PP of the target's last move by 2-5.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tail Whip
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Ninetales can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Ninetales

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