This is the discussion thread for the amazing Pokemon known as Ninetales. Why do I call it amazing when its only half-decent stats are Special Defense and Speed, you ask? Well, my friend, let me show you the incredibleness it really holds.
Doesn't look to be the best Pokemon, eh? Well, besides looking awesome in shiny form, this has one little redeeming tool: Drought. This sets up a massive amount of Pokemon including but not limited to itself, Arcanine, Venusaur, Darmanitan, Charizard, and Victreebel. Weakening Water moves and strengthening Fire moves is an incredible boon for many Fire Pokemon.
It's a shame they still have that Stealth Rock weakness, though.Here are a few sets I happen to like.
Ninetales @ Choice Specs
4 Def/252 SpA/252 Spe
Hidden Power [Fight]
This set attempts to crush the opponent's weather starters so that sun can roam free. Overheat is incredible, OHKOing several who resist it and many who don't. Energy Ball 2HKOs Politoed, while HP Fighting does the same to Tyranitar. Psyshock is filler.
Ninetales @ Leftovers/Air Balloon
252 HP/92 SpD/164 Spe
Hidden Power [Fight]/Hypnosis/Protect
Standard specially defensive Ninetales. Flamethrower is reliable STAB. Will-O-Wisp and Toxic are both potential status options. The next slot is for general utilities, and Substitute is Substitute.
So, discuss this little fox, and watch as new sets are formed!