Competitive Information for Ninetales [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Ninetales ninetales
Base Stats for Ninetales

Fire


Evolutions / Family:
Vulpix
Ninetales

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Ninetales? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Common team mates for Ninetales in Pokemon Red/Blue:

RhydonCloysterGengarZapdosHypnoGolemArticunoKinglerPersianVaporeonButterfree


Ninetales is a notable Fire-typed Pokemon. It's pretty standard to see Ninetales show up as a Red/Blue opponent. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Ninetales is weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Ninetales
Moveset:
- Flamethrower / Ember
- Toxic
- Reflect
- Roar

Special Sweeper Ninetales (Retro)

Ninetales is pretty popular 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).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Reflect is a status move (while active, your Ninetales's defense is doubled).
Roar is a status move (no competitive use).



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.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
30% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
15
70%
15
Prevents the target from moving for 2-5 turns.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dig
100
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Reflect
--
--
20
While active, the user's Defense is doubled.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
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 Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Ninetales

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