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The best guide on how to play Alolan Ninetales in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

Alolan Ninetales Latest Nerfs & Buffs (12/5)

Version 1.13.1.2 Patch Notes (December 5 Update)

Alolan Ninetales Move Changes (December 5)
Aurora Veil Image
Aurora Veil
• HP regeneration from enhanced attacks used within range of the move increased by 100%.
• Damage reduced from 30% to 35%.
Aurora Veil Image
Aurora Veil
+
• HP regeneration from enhanced attacks used within range of the move increased by 100%.
• Damage reduced by 35% → 40%.

Stat Updates

1.2.1.12 Sp. Atk. Bug Fixed
1.2.1.11 Sp. Attack increased.

Snow Warning

1.2.1.3 Bug Fixes.
1.1.1.6 Fixed a bug where the effect would activate on invisible opponent Pokemon in the grass.
1.1.1.4 Bug Fixes

Aurora Veil

1.1.1.6 Fixed a bug where the activation frequency of "Snow Warning" was increasing while within the range.
1.4.1.7 Changed move description.
1.4.1.10 Attack speed buff weakened. Bug fixes.
1.5.1.2 Healing effect of Boosted Attack is reduced. Increased movement speed effect reduced.
1.13.1.2 HP regeneration increased by 100%. Damage reduced by 30% → 35%. +: HP regeneration from enhanced attacks used within range of the Move increased by 100%. Damage reduced by 35% → 40%.

Blizzard

1.2.1.3 Now generates a blizzard after hitting a wall that deals 1135 total damage (lv.6)
1.2.1.11 Cooldown reduced from 11s to 7s. Damage is increased: • Initial Damage: 1857 to 2293 (+23%) • After Hitting a Wall: 4177 → 4585 (+10%)
1.5.1.2 Increased the duration of the effect on opposing Pokemon. Area of effect increased.
1.9.2.8 Cooldown is reduced from 9s to 7s. Movement speed decrease effect increased from 20% to 35%.
1.12.1.2 Cooldown increased from 7 to 8 seconds. (+1s)

Snow Globe

1.2.1.3 Fixed a bug that prevents it from dealing bonus damage to frozen targets.
1.9.2.8 Unite Move charge rate has increased by 20%.

Avalanche

1.12.1.2 Cooldown increased from 7 to 8 seconds. (+1s)

Alolan Ninetales Basic Info

Alolan Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales.jpg
Tier Rating: S Rank Icon

Role: Attacker
Attack Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Difficulty: Intermediate
Cost:
"Alolan Ninetales uses moves that freeze its opponents in ice, making them unable to move or attack."

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Alolan Ninetales Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
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Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Has strong disabling tools with freeze status effect.
✔︎ Moveset has strong support capabilities.
✔︎ Strong early to mid game.
✖︎ Very fragile.
✖︎ Lack of mobility moves makes it susceptible to getting burst down.

Best Builds for Alolan Ninetales

Alolan Ninetales Builds
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Freeze-Burst Build

Freeze-Burst Build
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Sp. Atk: +108
HP: +210
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Sp. Atk
Free Negative Stats:
Attack
Defense
Sp. Def
Critical-Hit Rate
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Freeze-Burst Build Explanation

This is a high-burst build centered on freezing enemies using Avalanche and Blizzard. Due to the build's lack of defensive items, it's best if Alolan Ninetales stays behind its allies while constantly using its moves.

  • Wise Glasses provides a large Sp. Atk. boost thanks to its percentage bonus.
  • Choice Specs adds more Sp. Atk. and increases Alolan Ninetales' minimum move damage.
  • Slick Spoon further increases the Pokemon's Sp. Atk. and gives it Sp. Def. penetration, improving its damage output. It also gives a nice amount of HP for some durability.
  • Energy Amplifier can be a replacement for Wise Glasses, giving Alolan Ninetales a large damage boost whenever it uses Snow Globe.
  • Eject Button helps Alolan Ninetales keep its distance from enemies or chase them.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Green Emblems for maximum move damage and 7 Black Emblems for cooldown reduction. This can be achieved by equipping at least three (3) Emblems that are both green and black.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Sp. Atk to maximize Alolan Ninetales' damage output.
  • Attack, Critical-Hit Rate, Sp. Def, and Def can be freely traded for the other stats.

Freeze-Burst Build Damage Test

Items
(@Lvl 30)
Blizzard
(@ Lvl 15)
Avalanche
(@ Lvl 15)
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
+
Slick Spoon
3753 1194

Since the build is centered on Blizzard and Avalanche, equipping items that will maximize their damage is the ideal item combination.

Out of all the item combination, Wise Glasses, Choice Specs, and Slick Spoon will be the best for the build. The item combination provides a constant damage boost throughout a match without the need to do extra tasks like stacking and using a Unite Move to maximize damage.

As for alternatives, replacing Wise Glasses with Energy Amplifier would be the ideal choice. The item combination had the best results overall. However, it does require Alolan Ninetales to use Snow Globe first to gain the maximum damage boost.


These damage tests are conducted in Practice Mode with Goodra as the Training Partner. The Pokemon is set to level 15 and has no items equipped. The results are taken by substracting the Pokemon's max HP and its HP after taking damage.

Items
(@Lvl 30)
Blizzard
(@ Lvl 15)
Avalanche
(@ Lvl 15)
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
+
Slick Spoon
3753 1194
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
3672 1144
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes Effect)
3872 1289
Wise Glasses
+
Slick Spoon
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
3577 912
Wise Glasses
+
Slick Spoon
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes Effect)
3860 1034
Wise Glasses
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes Effect)
3638 986
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
+
Slick Spoon
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
3757 1197
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
+
Slick Spoon
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes Effect)
4025 1254
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes Effect)
3839 1292
Slick Spoon
(Includes Effect)
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
+
Energy Amplifier
(Includes Effect)
3831 1038

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Aurora Veil Build

Aurora Veil Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +27
Sp. Atk: +30
Attack Speed: +16.50%
HP: +210
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Sp. Atk
Free Negative Stats:
Attack
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Aurora Veil Build Explanation

This build utilizes the effects of Aurora Veil and the stun from Dazzling Gleam to turn Alolan Ninetales into a ranged, attack-damage fighter. It relies on having a fast attack speed to throw as many Boosted Attacks as possible during Aurora Veil and keep freezing targets.

  • Muscle Band gives Alolan Ninetales' attacks bonus damage based on a percentage of the target's missing HP and increases the Pokemon's attack speed, which works well during Aurora Veil.
  • Rapid-Fire Scarf further improves Alolan Ninetale's attacks by granting a massive attack speed boost.
  • Slick Spoon improves Alolan Ninetales' damage via increased Sp. Atk. stat and the ability to ignore a portion of its target's Sp. Def. It also gives a decent amount of HP for durability.
  • Curse Incense can be a replacement for Slick Spoon. The item's effect works well with Alolan Ninetales' Boosted Attacks.
  • Focus Band can also be a replacement for Slick Spoon, trading damage for better durability and survivability. It also works great with Aurora Veil's damage reduction effect.
  • X Attack is another source of damage and attack speed for Alolan Ninetales, making its attacks even deadlier.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Green Emblems for maximum move damage and 7 Black Emblems for cooldown reduction. This can be achieved by equipping at least three (3) Emblems that are both green and black.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Sp. Atk to maximize Alolan Ninetales' damage output.
  • Attack, Sp. Def, and Def can be freely traded for the other stats.

Aurora Veil Build Damage Test

Items
(@Lvl 30)
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Slick Spoon
756

Since the build focuses on Alolan Ninetales' Boosted Attacks, equipping items that will maximize their damage output is the ideal item combination.

Out of all the item combinations, Muslce Band, Rapid-Fire Scarf, and Slick Spoon will produce the best outcome for the build. Although the item combination did not generate the highest damage, its result is decent enough to still deal significant damage. Moreover, the massive attack speed bonus from Rapid-Fire Scarf will be more benefitial for the build in the long run.

As for alternatives, replacing Sick Spoon with Focus Band would be the ideal option. The item combination sacrifices damage for durability, allowing Alolan Ninetales to trade blows more efficiently. Focus Band also goes well with Aurora Veil's damage reduction effect.


These damage tests are conducted in Practice Mode with Goodra as the Training Partner. The Pokemon is set to level 15 and has no items equipped. The results are taken by substracting the Pokemon's max HP and its HP after taking damage.

Items
(@Lvl 30)
Boosted Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Wise Glasses
726
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
704
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Slick Spoon
756
Muscle Band
+
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
729
Muscle Band
+
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
738
Muscle Band
+
Wise Glasses
+
Slick Spoon
795
Muscle Band
+
Wise Glasses
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
764
Muscle Band
+
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
+
Slick Spoon
770
Muscle Band
+
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
740
Muscle Band
+
Slick Spoon
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
797
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Wise Glasses
+
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
601
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Wise Glasses
+
Slick Spoon
658
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Wise Glasses
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
627
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
+
Slick Spoon
633
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Choice Specs
(Includes Effect)
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
603
Rapid-Fire Scarf
+
Slick Spoon
+
Sp. Atk. Specs
(6 Stacks)
660

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Alolan Ninetales Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Exp. Share.pngExp. Share Exp. Share works great when playing Alolan Ninetales as a support, giving it extra mobility via increased movement speed on top of Aurora Veil.
Energy Amplifier.pngEnergy Amplifier Energy Amplifier gives Alolan Ninetales a large damage boost whenever it uses Snow Globe. It also makes its recharge rate faster.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band improves Alolan Ninetales' durability through increased defenses, and provides a reliable survivability tool during intense fights.
Wise Glasses.pngWise Glasses Wise Glasses boosts Alolan Ninetales' Sp. Atk. stat, increasing its moves' damage output.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band improves Alolan Ninetales' standard attacks via increased damage and attack speed. It also synergizes well with Aurora Veil's boosted attack effect.
Choice Specs.pngChoice Specs Choice Specs works similarly to Wise Glasses, boosting Alolan Ninetales' moves' damage.
Rapid-Fire Scarf.pngRapid-Fire Scarf Rapid-Fire Scarf synergizes with Alolan Ninetales' Boosted Attacks and Aurora Veil, allowing it to quickly trigger Snow Warning's freeze effect.
Slick Spoon.pngSlick Spoon Slick Spoon improves Alolan Ninetales' burst damage by ignoring a portion of its target's Sp. Def. stat, especially against high durability Pokemon. It also provides increased Sp. Atk. and HP, which are essential to the Pokemon.
Curse Incense.pngCurse Incense Curse Incense provides Alolan Ninetales a decent amount of Sp. Atk. Its effect works particularly well with its Boosted Attacks via Aurora Veil.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button adds more mobility on top of the leap from Aurora Veil, allowing Alolan Ninetales to easily catch up to fleeing enemies or create enough distance when escaping.
X Attack.pngX Attack X Attack works well with the increased attack speed and boosted attacks from Aurora Veil, improving Alolan Ninetales' damage output while the buff is active.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Blizzard ImageBlizzard Blizzard is a strong, area-of-effect disabling move. When paired with Avalanche, both moves turn into a more powerful combo.
Avalanche ImageAvalanche Avalanche when paired with Blizzard gives Alolan Ninetales a high-burst, disabling combo useful in teamfights.

This moveset gives Alolan Ninetales a strong disabling combo with high burst damage. Avalanche's wall allows Alolan Ninetales to easily trigger Blizzard's exploding effect, dealing more damage in the area.

When choosing Avalanche, it's best to pair it with Blizzard due to their natural synergy. This turns Alolan Ninetales into a traditional Sp. Atk, burst-damage caster.

On the other hand, when going for Dazzling Gleam, it's best paired with Aurora Veil since Alolan Ninetales will rely mostly on its Boosted Attacks for damage. Having a move that stuns enemies immediately when they get hit allows the Pokemon to keep them in place as it throws its Boosted Attacks.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Alolan Ninetales?

Avalanche & Blizzard 43
Votes
Avalanche & Aurora Veil 1
Votes
Dazzling Gleam & Blizzard 9
Votes
Dazzling Gleam & Aurora Veil 36
Votes

Why is it the best? Let us know in the comments!

Previous Poll Result

Avalanche & Blizzard 60
Votes
Avalanche & Aurora Veil 3
Votes
Dazzling Gleam & Blizzard 6
Votes
Dazzling Gleam & Aurora Veil 26
Votes

How to Play Alolan Ninetales

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Take Advantage of Initial Moveset

Alolan Ninetales has a strong initial moveset, particularly when used together. As soon as it learns both of moves, start to pressure opponents in the lane to get a great start, especially when they're aggressive. Remember to use Powder Snow first before Icy Wind, since the latter pushes back targets.

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Powder Snow.pngPowder Snow icy wind.pngIcy Wind

Be Aware of the Ice Symbol Above Enemies

Alolan Ninetales' strength comes from its ability to freeze enemies with its moves or Boosted Attacks, which comes from its passive, Snow Warning. Whenever the Pokemon hits enemies with its moves or Boosted Attacks, they're marked with an ice symbol above them. Hitting them four (4) times with moves or Boosted Attacks freezes them. Given this, it's important to be aware of the ice symbols above opponents as it indicates how many times Alolan Ninetales needs to hit them to trigger the freeze effect.

Snow Warning: Alolan Ninetales Passive Effect and Cooldown

Stay at the Backlines During Fights

Just like other Attackers, Alolan Ninetales should always stay at the backlines during fights and provide firepower from there. The Pokemon can become an easy target to take down when caught out of position due to its low durability and mobility.

Change Gameplay Based on Moves Learned

Although Alolan Ninetales' core gameplay is to constantly freeze opponents, how it does so will depend on the moves it learns. Even though players can still pick any move combination for Alolan Ninetales, there's only two move combinations that work best for the Pokemon; Avalanche and Blizzard, or Aurora Veil and Dazzling Gleam.

Burst Down Opponents with Avalanche and Blizzard

Alolan Ninetales can freeze enemies and deal a ton of damage if it can catch them with Avalanche and Blizzard. The trick to using these moves effectively is to use Avalanche first before Blizzard. This ensures that Blizzard will shove opponents towards Avalanche's wall and explode upon collision with it, triggering its additional effect.

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Avalanche.pngAvalanche Blizzard.pngBlizzard

Kite Opponents with Boosted Attacks when Using Aurora Veil

When using Aurora Veil, Alolan Ninetales' primary source of damage and means of freezing opponents will be its Boosted Attacks since the move turns all of the Pokemon's attacks into Boosted Attacks as long as it remains inside the veil. Alolan Ninetales can also utilize the move's leap mechanic to keep its distance from opponents.

In addition, Alolan Ninetales can use Dazzling Gleam to stun opponents and deal additional damage on top of its Boosted Attacks.

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Aurora Veil.pngAurora Veil Dazzling Gleam.pngDazzling Gleam

Quickly Deplete the Opponents' HP with Snow Globe

Snow Globe deals a lot of burst damage that can quickly chip off a chunk of the opponents' HP during a clash, making it easier for Alolan Ninetales' allies to finish off targets. It's best to catch as many opponents within the move's area of effect to make the most out of the move's damage and area.

Use on Frozen Opponents

Alternatively, Alolan Ninetales can freeze enemies first before using Snow Globe since the move deals increased damage to enemies that are frozen.

Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level 1 to 4

  • Secure as many Wild Pokemon as you can and get EXP to reach level 4.
  • Once at level 4, learn either Dazzling Gleam or Avalanche.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon and level up, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents.

Level 5 to 9

  • Once at level 6, learn Aurora Veil if you selected Dazzling Gleam, or Blizzard if you selected Avalanche, and start to get aggressive.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents to level up.
  • Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Once at level 9, learn Snow Globe to get all moves.

Level 10+

  • Continue to farm and level up.
  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a full-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Alolan Ninetales Combos

Quick Push and Freeze Combos

Quick Push and Freeze Combo
Powder Snow IconIcy Wind IconStandard Attack Icon ~
Pokemon UNITE - Alolan Ninetales Quick Push and freeze Combo
Powder SnowIcy WindStandard Attack ~
This is Alolan Ninetales' early game freezing combo. Start with Powder Snow followed directly by an Icy Wind. If you managed to get a couple of Snow Warning triggers on the target, they will be frozen for a short time, allowing you to beat them down with Standard Attacks.

Instant Freeze Combo

Instant Freeze Combo
Avalanche IconBlizzard Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Alolan Ninetales Instant Freeze Combo
This is a burst combo that leaves opponents disabled and heavily damaged. Always start with Avalanche and cast in behind at your targets to create a wall. After the ice wall appears, immediately follow up with Blizzard, knocking enemies back towards the wall and freezing them. If the targets hit the wall, the move will deal bonus damage.

High Sustain Veil Combo

High Sustain Veil Combo
Aurora Veil IconDazzling Gleam IconStandard Attack Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Alolan Ninetales High Sustain Veil Combo
Aurora VeilDazzling GleamStandard Attack
This combo focuses on Standard Attacks and survivability by taking advantage of Aurora Veil's buffs. Start by engaging opponents with the small hop from Aurora Veil. After landing, use Dazzling Gleam to stun the opponents. Use this short time to reposition Alolan Ninetales within the zone while using your Standard Attacks to deal constant Boosted Attack damage.

Sustained Damage Combo

Sustained Damage Combo
Aurora Veil IconSnow Globe IconDazzling Gleam IconStandard Attack Icon ~
Pokemon UNITE - Alolan Ninetales Ultimate Aurora Beatdown Combo
Aurora VeilSnow GlobeDazzling GleamStandard Attack ~
This combo is similar to the High Sustain Combo, but uses Alolan Ninetale's Unite Move as a finisher. Start by engaging the fight with Aurora Veil. When Alolan Ninetales lands, activate Snow Globe to deal massive AoE damage and weaken your opponents. Follow it up with a Dazzling Gleam while constantly using Standard Attack.

Matchups & Counters for Alolan Ninetales

Alolan Ninetales Matchups

Hard Counter
AegislashGengarGreninjaMewTalonflame
Fair Matchup
AbsolBlastoiseChandelureCinderaceCramorantCrustleDecidueyeDelphoxDragapultDuraludonEspeonGardevoirGlaceonGreedentInteleonLaprasMega Mewtwo YMimikyuMiraidonPikachuSnorlaxSylveonTrevenantTsareenaTyranitarVenusaurZoroark
Good Matchup
AzumarillBlazikenBlisseyBuzzwoleCharizardClefableComfeyDodrioDragoniteEldegossGarchompGoodraGyaradosHoopaLeafeonLucarioMachampMamoswineMega Mewtwo XMeowscaradaMetagrossMr. MimeSableyeScizorSlowbroUmbreonUrshifuWigglytuffZacianZeraora
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Alolan Ninetales.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter With Quick Damage Bursts

Alolan Ninetales struggles with high mobility Pokemon that can also burst it down.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Talonflame ImageTalonflame Rating: ★★★★★
• Can snipe Alolan Ninetales from afar with Brave Bird, or get close quickly and safely with Fly to burst it down.
• Can displace Alolan Ninetales to a vulnerable location with Flame Sweep.
Mew ImageMew Rating: ★★★★★
• Can pressure Alolan Ninetales' HP or burst it down from afar with Solar Beam or Electro Ball.
• Can easily dodge Alolan Ninetales' moves with Agility or Coaching.
• Can displace and disable Alolan Ninetales using Surf.
Aegislash ImageAegislash Rating: ★★★★
• Can block and take advantage of Alolan Ninetales' combo with Wide Guard.
• Can disable Alolan Ninetales using Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw.
• Can be difficult to catch when it's performing Boosted Attacks, which also deals a lot of damage.

Even Matchups for Alolan Ninetales

Utilizing Alolan Ninetales' freeze mechanic can help it win against these Pokemon.

Strike First

Fragile, Ranged Pokemon with High Damage
Chandelure Image Cinderace Image Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Delphox Image Dragapult Image Duraludon Image Espeon Image Gardevoir Image Glaceon Image Inteleon Image Mega Mewtwo Y Image Miraidon Image Pikachu Image Sylveon Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• Much like Alolan Ninetales, these Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents while fighting and have a high damage potential. However, they are fragile and can be knocked out fast. Winning against them is just a matter of striking first.
• It's best to use Blizzard and Avalanche against these Pokemon to burst them down quickly, since they can easily retaliate with their own moves if Alolan Ninetales uses Aurora Veil.
• When necessary, use Snow Globe to finish them off.

Freeze Them When They Approach

High-mobility Pokemon with Burst Damage
Absol Image Zoroark Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are incredibly agile and deal high burst damage. However, they need to get close first before doing their combos, putting them in range for Alolan Ninetales' moves.
• It's best to use Blizzard and Avalanche against these Pokemon to burst them down quickly as they approach, since Alolan Ninetales won't have any means of stopping them from getting close if it's using Aurora Veil.
• When necessary, use Snow Globe to finish them off.

Disrupt Their Attacks or Combos and Kite Them

All-Rounders
Mimikyu Image Tsareena Image Tyranitar Image
How to Beat
• All-Rounders excel in close combat and rely mostly on their attacks or moves to deal damage. They are also durable enough to tank Alolan Ninetales' damage. However, they can be easily kited since they're melee.
• It's best to use Blizzard and Avalanche against these Pokemon to burst them down quickly as they approach, since Alolan Ninetales won't have any means of stopping them from getting close and attacking or doing their combos if it's using Aurora Veil.
• When necessary, use Snow Globe to finish them off.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Blastoise Image Crustle Image Greedent Image Lapras Image Slowbro Image Snorlax Image Trevenant Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are extremely durable, making it difficult for Alolan Ninetales to take them down alone. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Alolan Ninetales.
• When using Blizzard and Avalanche, keep them in place to allow Alolan Ninetales' allies to follow up with their own moves.
• When using Aurora Veil and Dazzling Gleam, disable them with Dazzling Gleam, then kite them with Boosted Attacks after using Aurora Veil.

Easy Matchups for Alolan Ninetales

Pokemon that are susceptible to disables and/or gets easily bursted down are easy targets for Alolan Ninetales.

Disrupt Their Attacks or Combos

All-Rounders
Azumarill Image Blaziken Image Buzzwole Image Charizard Image Dragonite Image Garchomp Image Gyarados Image Lucario Image Machamp Image Mega Mewtwo X Image Metagross Image Scizor Image Urshifu Image Zacian Image
How to Beat
• All-Rounders excel in close combat and rely mostly on their attacks or moves to deal damage. They are also durable enough to tank Alolan Ninetales' damage. However, they need to get close first before they can attack or do their combos, putting them in range for Alolan Ninetales' moves.
• It's best to use Blizzard and Avalanche against these Pokemon to burst them down quickly as they approach, since Alolan Ninetales won't have any means of stopping them from getting close and attacking or doing their combos if it's using Aurora Veil.
• When necessary, use Snow Globe to finish them off.

Freeze Them When They Approach

High-mobility Pokemon with Burst Damage
Dodrio Image Leafeon Image Meowscarada Image Zeraora Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are incredibly agile and deal high burst damage. However, they need to get close first before doing their combos, putting them in range for Alolan Ninetales' moves.
• It's best to use Blizzard and Avalanche against these Pokemon to burst them down quickly as they approach, since Alolan Ninetales won't have any means of stopping them from getting close if it's using Aurora Veil.
• When necessary, use Snow Globe to finish them off.

Utilize Their Numbers

Supporters
Blissey Image Clefable Image Comfey Image Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image Mr. Mime Image Sableye Image Wigglytuff Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Alolan NInetales, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• Take advantage of them being in close proximity with their allies by using Blizzard, Avalanche, and Snow Globe to burst them down fast.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Goodra Image Mamoswine Image Slowbro Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are extremely durable, making it difficult for Alolan Ninetales to take them down alone. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Alolan Ninetales.
• When using Blizzard and Avalanche, keep them in place to allow Alolan Ninetales' allies to follow up with their own moves.
• When using Aurora Veil and Dazzling Gleam, disable them with Dazzling Gleam, then kite them with Boosted Attacks after using Aurora Veil.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Umbreon Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are extremely durable, making it difficult for Alolan Ninetales to take them down alone. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Alolan Ninetales.
• When using Blizzard and Avalanche, keep them in place to allow Alolan Ninetales' allies to follow up with their own moves.
• When using Aurora Veil and Dazzling Gleam, disable them with Dazzling Gleam, then kite them with Boosted Attacks after using Aurora Veil.

Best Teammates for Alolan Ninetales

Pokemon Explanation
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Snorlax ImageSnorlax Tsareena ImageTsareena Aggressive Frontliners
Pokemon that can take the frontlines give room for Alolan Ninetales to freely deal damage from behind them. They can tank and deal damage while Alolan Ninetales constantly freezes enemies, allowing them and the Pokemon to benefit from each other. They can also use disabling moves like Heavy Slam and Confusion in conjuction with Alolan Ninetales' own to stun-lock groups of enemies during fights.
Cinderace ImageCinderace Garchomp ImageGarchomp Standard Attack Damage Dealers
Pokemon who rely mostly on their Standard Attacks to deal damage can take advantage of Alolan Ninetales' freezing capabilities. Alolan Ninetales can constantly freeze enemies to allow them to freely hit targets or set up moves like Pyro Ball and Dragon Rush. The Pokemon can also deal enough burst damage to make it easier for them to knock out targets.
Pikachu ImagePikachu Machamp ImageMachamp Mamoswine ImageMamoswine Disablers
Having other Pokemon that have disabling moves as Alolan Ninetales' teammates is benefitial for the entire team. Chaining together moves like Thunderbolt and Icicle Crash with Alolan Ninetales' disabling moves can devastate the entire enemy team during fights, especially when they get caught off guard. The combined damage these moves deal coupled with their stun duration should be more than enough to quickly dwindle the enemy's numbers and win the fight.

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Alolan Ninetales Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Powder Snow ImagePowder Snow
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 5s
Starting Damage: 279
Final Damage: 340
Attacks with a chilly gust of powdery snow, decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time when it hits.
Dazzling Gleam ImageDazzling Gleam
(Lv. 4)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Hindrance
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 7.5s
Starting Damage: 481
Final Damage: 1131
Attacks with a powerful cone of blinding light, leaving opposing Pokémon unable to act when this move hits.
Upgrade: Increases damage dealt and the length of time opposing Pokemon are unable to act
Avalanche ImageAvalanche
(Lv. 4)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 584
Initial damage: 292, Explosion damage: 292
Final Damage: 1324
Initial hit: 662, Explosion damage: 662
Attacks with a gush of chilly ice toward the designated area. The ice forms a wall that cannot be passed through on land. After a short time, this wall melts and collapses, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect.
Upgrade: Also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time when this move hits.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Icy Wind ImageIcy Wind
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 542
271 x 2
Final Damage: 842
421 x 2
Breathes wind in a straight line, dealing damage, pushing them back, and slowing Movement Speed of enemies hit.
Aurora Veil ImageAurora Veil
(Lv. 6)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type: Status
Cooldown: 13s
Starting Damage: N/A
Final Damage: N/A
Has the user leap to the designated location and create an aurora around itself that reduces damage received by the user and ally Pokemon in the area of effect. While the user is insde the aurora, its movement speed is increased and its basic attacks become boosted attacks. These boosted attacks restore the user's HP when they deal damage.
Upgrade: Increases damage reduction when in the field.
Blizzard ImageBlizzard
(Lv. 6)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 2674
Initial damage: 382, Knockback damage: 764, Explosion damage: 191 x 8
Final Damage: 5349
Initial damage: 764, Knockback damage: 1529, Explosion damage: 382x 8
Summons a howling blizzard in two blasts in front of the user. The first blast deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and decreases their movement speed for a short time. The second blast deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and shoves them. If the second blast hits an obstacle, it also deals damage to opposing Pokémon near the point of impact.
Upgrade: Increases damage dealt by this move.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Snow Globe ImageSnow Globe
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 112s
Starting Damage: 1986
Final Damage: 3055
Attacks with chilly snow and ice, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect when it hits. Deals increased damage to opposing Pokemon that are frozen.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to nearby opposing Pokemon and decreases their movement speed for a short time.

Ability (Passive)

Snow Warning ImageSnow Warning All Evolution Stages
Causes snow to fall on an enemy, dealing damage to it and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. Boosted attacks and moves (except Aurora Veil) sling snow, and hitting the same target with snow multiple times will freeze it for a short time.

Alolan Ninetales Stats & Evolutions

Alolan Ninetales Evolutions

1st Evolution Final Evolution
Alolan Vulpix.pngAlolan Vulpix
(Lv. 1)
Alolan Vulpix.pngAlolan Ninetales
(Lv. 4)

Alolan Ninetales Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3197 35 27 134
2 3266 38 29 137
3 3345 42 32 141
4 3747 60 46 161
5 3852 65 50 166
6 3972 70 54 172
7 4110 76 59 179
8 4269 83 65 187
9 4452 91 71 196
10 4663 101 78 207
11 4906 112 86 219
12 5185 125 96 233
13 5506 139 107 249
14 5875 156 120 268
15 6299 175 135 289

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Alolan Ninetales In-Game Stat Listings

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Alolan Ninetales Skins (Holowear)

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Alolan NinetalesSacred StyleSacred Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 2499
Alolan NinetalesCheckered StyleCheckered Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 400
Alolan NinetalesTheater StyleTheater Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1050
Alolan NinetalesTuxedo StyleTuxedo Style
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Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1050
Alolan NinetalesTea Party StyleTea Party Style
Zirco Trading:
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Alolan Ninetales Achievements

Snow Warning Achievement

Snow Warning
Pokemon Move
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Snow Warning ImageSnow Warning
Mission:
In a single batlle, freeze Pokemon from the opposing team with Snow Warning 8 or more times (5/10/20 battles total)
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41 Anonymous9 months

ALOLAN IS JUST BETTER

32 Anonymousabout 1 year

aurora veil and dazzling gleam,op healing man.Awesome moveset

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