038 Ninetales

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    83.5
  • Main moves:
    Fire Spin, Weather Ball (Fire), Overheat
  • Type
    FIRE
  • Level:
    23-27
  • Rank:
    Lvl 25 0/15/15CP 1495
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    50,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    115
  • Defense:
    133.5
  • Stamina:
    126
  • Overall:
    1936

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • + Defensive
    Resists attacks from a wide variety of types.
  • - Inflexible
    May struggle to hit multiple types.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Fire Spin 3.33 3.6 3 General
2 Fast Ember* 3 4.2 2 Heavy Damage
3 Fast Feint Attack 3 3 2 General
4 Charged Weather Ball (Fire) 35 66 1.89 4 - 3 - 4 Spam/Bait
5 Charged Psyshock 45 70 1.56 5 - 4 - 5 Coverage
6 Charged Overheat 100% chance -2 Atk self 55 156 2.84 6 - 5 - 6 Self-Debuff Nuke
7 Charged Solar Beam 80 150 1.88 8 - 8 - 8 Coverage Nuke
8 Charged Return† 70 130 1.86 7 - 7 - 7 Neutral Nuke
9 Charged Flamethrower* 55 108 1.96 6 - 5 - 6 High Energy
10 Charged Fire Blast* 80 168 2.1 8 - 8 - 8 Nuke
11 Charged Heat Wave 75 114 1.52 8 - 7 - 8 High Energy
Weaknesses
ground
x1.6
rock
x1.6
water
x1.6
Resistances
steel
x0.625
ice
x0.625
grass
x0.625
fire
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Ninetales is a Fire Pokémon which evolves from Vulpix. It is vulnerable to Ground, Rock and Water moves. Ninetales's strongest moveset is Fire Spin & Weather Ball and it has a Max CP of 2,279.

About

"Ninetales 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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Fire Spin or Ember* + Weather Ball (Fire) and Psyshock

Fire Spin offers slightly superior energy generation, while Ember sports slightly stronger damage output. Either can be viable, though the latter requires an Elite TM. 

The addition of Weather Ball (Fire) is incredibly important for Ninetales, as it offers a cheap energy charge move option, and can be used frequently. Psyshock costs a moderate amount of energy and provides alternative coverage. Overheat is powerful for its moderate energy cost, but doesn't provide extra coverage, and can be difficult to use due to its self-debuff. Flamethrower is a downgrade in performance compared to Weather Ball, while Fire Blast, Heat Wave, and Solar Beam demand way too much energy to use (though the latter can surprise Pokemon that Ninetales is weak to). 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2.5 / 5 

Ninetales is a more defensive-oriented Pokemon stat-wise, with a mono-Fire typing that offers more resistances than weaknesses, and a decent moveset overall. The lack of coverage in its movesets (Solar Beam demands an insane amount of energy) and the prevalence of Water-types in Great League give Ninetales some problems, which hurts its overall rating. Overall a decent pick, but performs better in closed scenarios due to more limited threats, such as specific cup formats. 

Ultra League: 2.5 / 5

The level 50 update and addition of Weather Ball are significant improvements for Ninetales, resulting in additional wins in Ultra League. While Ninetales enjoys favorable matchups against various Grass, Bug, and Fairy Pokemon, the prevalence of Water-types in this league is a major hurdle for Ninetales. Ember is expected to be more favorable against the meta-breaking Galarian Stunfisk, which requires an Elite TM, while the amount of XL candy needed to power up to the Ultra League level cap makes Ninetales quite costly to prep for this league. Overall a decently solid Pokemon for this league, but not the most impressive. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Ninetales ain't so hot in Master League. 

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