Ninetales is one of the 151 Pokemon from the first Pokemon games, Pokemon Blue, Yellow and Red from 1996. Like all Pokemon it can be found in the later Pokemon main series games and is also a part of some of the spinoff games like Pokemon: Mystery Dungeon and many others. It is also one of the unlockable support Pokemon in Pokkén Tournament (2015).  In Pokemon Sun and Moon (2016), an Alola Ninetales debuted. 

Clearly modeled after the mythical Kitsune of Japanese folklore, Ninetales is an elegant Fire-Type Pokemon that appears when exposing a Vulpix to a Fire Stone.

It’s beauty and grace are deceptive. It is in fact a very cunning Pokemon that can become very vengeful if enraged or mistreated; befitting the nature of its mythical origins. So intelligent is it that it can understand human speech; though unlike Team Rocket’s Meowth it does not speak it. It is also an incredibly long-living Pokemon; capable of existing for well over 1,000 years.

The inclusion of the nine-tailed fox has stretched far across the spectrum of Pokemon and Pokemon-related games. Other game series like Digimon and Yo-kai Watch have also included their own versions; mostly referred to as Kyubi.


Ninetales from the Pokémon Games: an Overview

Charactername: Ninetales   Developed /Created by Game Freak 
Gameseries: Pokémon    First seen on:  Game Boy
First Game: Pokémon Generation I   Year first seen:  1996
Last Game: Pokémon Gen VIII Games & Spinoffs (2019)    Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Pokémon   Pokémon-type: Fire-type Pokémon 
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Ninetales from Pokémon


Pokémon Sun & Moon (2016)

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (2004)


Pokemon Red/ Blue / Green (1996) 



Ninetales in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Ninetales is  a part of our first Pokemon Tribute, the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the first games in the series. It was drawn using the Fire Blitz and Will-O-Wisp for this art collaboration


Selected Fan Art of Ninetales


Realistic Ninetales

by Ruth Taylor



Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Ninetales

05.04.2018 – Creation of Ninetales Gallery and DB Entry