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Ninetales (the Fox Pokémon) is a rare Fire-type Pokémon found among grassy fields and mountainous environments within the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Unova regions as well as the Sinnoh region on rare occasions. Exceptionally intelligent and imbued with mystical power, Ninetales are magnificent creatures that truly tread the line between the physical world and the spiritual one, harboring intense metaphysical powers seen in few other organic life forms. If you plan on training one of these flaming beauties, then you had better be prepared to steer clear of their tails at all costs; accidentally pull one, and you might end up receiving a curse that will haunt your bloodline for generations to come!

When exposed to the radiant energy of a Fire Stone, the tails of a Vulpix grow incredibly hot before splitting further into a total of nine tails and increasing in length substantially. Covered in golden fur that only grows more beautiful with age, Ninetales are magnificent creatures that seem to be shrouded more in secrecy than they are fact. Despite their seemingly organic construct, Ninetales are often revered as mystical creatures that can utilize powers seen only in Ghost-types, namely the ability to generate long-lasting curses. While Ninetales are usually peaceful and prefer not to be involved in conflict (though for some odd reason they can learn the Nasty Plot technique while Vulpix cannot), they will gladly lay curses on anyone foolish enough to suddenly grab or yank their tails without warning. While many scientists are skeptical of such claims, it is interesting to note that hundreds of cases involving such curses are part of the public record world-wide and are widely accepted as historical fact. These curses are believed to be so potent that that they actually go on as long as the Ninetales responsible for casting them remains alive; since Ninetales are known to live up to 1000 years in age, these curses tend to travel between family members and through multiple generations with little warning. The true issue, however, is that these curses take on a wide variety of forms and are not wholly dependent upon the individual in question, making their origins somewhat difficult to understand. According to local legends, however, Ninetales were believed to be the reincarnated form of nine powerful magicians that fused their spirits together into one essence; as such, it is believed that each tail is imbued with its own separate, distinct mystical power, perhaps partially explaining why their curses tend to vary so much in their effects. In all likelihood, a scientific explanation behind the powers of these creatures will be impossible to determine until Ghost-types in general can be explained due to the striking similarities they and Ninetales share with each other.

Aside from generating fire with their internal combustion organs (which, though making them warm and cuddly, also forces them to spew fire periodically to prevent overheating on warm days), Vulpix and Ninetales are unique among Fire-types in that they possess the ability to generate fire through pyrokinesis. The ability to wield fire through psychic means is an ability usually seen only among Psychic and Ghost-types and is such associated purely with mental control over the environment; the fact that Vulpix and Ninetales have this ability tells us that their brain structure is far more advanced than what it would initially appear to be. Aside from being able to naturally utilize the Will-O-Wisp and Grudge techniques to inflict harm upon the opposition (as well as being the only non-Ghost-type Pokémon capable of learning both of these techniques), Vulpix and Ninetales are uniquely gifted for being able to learn many strange Psychic-type moves, such as Imprison and Extrasensory, that are normally unseen among Fire-types. It seems that these strange powers are not a recent discovery either, as it is now believed that the kitsune of Japanese legend (specifically the kyūbi no kitsune) were most likely based off of Vulpix and Ninetales; this makes particular sense in the case of Ninetales, who are more than well-known for their incredibly long life spans and penchant for inflicting curses.

Though they might be more trouble than they are worth for trainers that can't keep themselves away from their luxurious tails, Ninetales are nonetheless versatile creatures that can certainly put up a fight with their unique assortment of abilities and attacks. Equally potent among Fire-type and Psychic-type specialists and decently strong on defense, these bizarre foxes are sure to give first-time opponents a rude awakening if they like to specialize in physical brawls a little too much. Thankfully, these beasts are rarely a problem to train as long as you know how to properly groom them; take things nice and slow with them and you shouldn't have to worry about having a child someday with a nose the size of a small banana or something even worse!

Professor Wormwood
A report on the Fox Pokemon, Ninetales. Enjoy.
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brynaya Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Hi, would you mind if I used this for a preface to my Pokemon Fan fiction? I'll put your name and the link in at the end of the chapter but change the name to professor Oak for cannon. All credit will be attributed to you.
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Professional Writer
The same applies as with my comment on the other report you are interested in.
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Student Writer
I have one with Choice Specs and Drought.

Drought raises Fire type power greatly, it has access to Solar Beam, and Overheat with Drought and Choice Specs with one will kill just about anything. Mine is also Modest and trained in special attack.
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Writer
I see...sounds like quite the partner.
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:iconcerisbeech:
CerisBeech Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Student Writer
Yup, she indeed is. Anything that gets hit once with Overheat with that combo is either destroyed or very badly damaged.
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Writer
Indeed...
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Student Writer
Ninetales by itself has only about average special attack, but when you thrown in Drought boosted STAB Choice Specs Overheat...well...That's a 250% boost in power with a move with an already pretty high base power. The only drawback is it isn't suited for longer battles.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Writer
Agreed.
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student Writer
Still, it can really do some serious damage.

Not to mention Ninetales get access to Solar Beam for Rock, Ground, and Water types, which are some of their ONLY major weaknesses.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Writer
True...
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theautumnmistress Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Now I kind want one,but heh heh,I don't know how to include a Vulpix.I really want to include a Snorunt,Misdreavous,(male)Ralts,and Murkrow as a main part of my team along with Vulpix to evolve them into a Frosslass,Mismagius,Gallade,Honchkrow,and Ninetales respectively,but I guess it's another journey.
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Professional Writer
I see...well, there will always be more opportunities in the future.
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:icontheautumnmistress:
theautumnmistress Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Yeah...*sigh*
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Writer
I heard of a legend that...an ancient Ninetales was found to haunting a very old house of a samurai that died long ago in battle. It's said she is still waiting for his return. Some say she has gathered so much psychic power that she is now partly a psychic type and that she has the ability to speak by telepathy to people...and is said to be over 1000 years old.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
where did you here that?
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:iconcerisbeech:
CerisBeech Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Writer
In Jotho.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
where?

joe: we uld have heard of this by now
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student Writer
Jotho.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
me: ok, where in johto, dumbass?
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student Writer
At this old, abandoned Japanese manor...where this one girl dwells, that turned out to be an illusion created by this Ninetales.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
joe: she was a pokemon!? dammit!
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Writer
Interesting...well, considering how bizarre their powers are, it certainly wouldn't' surprise me...
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Writer
Indeed. It's also said this particular Ninetales could produce powerful illusions, including that of human beings. It's said she once mistaken Brock for her long lost master.
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Writer
Ah, I believe I am familiar with this legend...
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:iconcerisbeech:
CerisBeech Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Writer
Really?
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Writer
Yes; I have spoken with Brock himself on the encounter.
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:iconcerisbeech:
CerisBeech Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student Writer
I see. What did he have to say about this?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Writer
Well, he recounted the entire tale, and to be honest, he was actually a bit sad that it turned out only to be a Ninetales...though he was still quite happy that she managed to move on afterwards...
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
these things can curse you if you pull there tails?

"seems legit"-joe
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
how?
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:iconcerisbeech:
CerisBeech Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Writer
Magic.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
wut? whered you come from?
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:iconcerisbeech:
CerisBeech Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Writer
Around.
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
around what?
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:iconcerisbeech:
CerisBeech Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student Writer
Around what indeed?
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tailskofan999 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
i absolutely love ninetales they are so beautiful and cute,they are definetly one of my top favorites in their line as well as in general.


ps:my fictional self have had 6 cases of being turned into a pokemon by a ninetales 5 of em was that it cursed me to turn into one and the sixth was an decision it decided to do even tough at that time i didnt even do anything to it,the first 5 time i got turned into(1st time was a pichu,2nd was a growlithe,3rd was an eevee,4th was splitting me into 2 versions of myself one male and one female with both turned into a ralts,5th was a female buneary,and the 6th time was a vulpix,it only turned me into a vulpix because it wanted a mate and decided to adopt me as her child until i evolved,so i can really say my fictional self has gone through many strange things.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Writer
I see...sounds like quite the adventurous ordeal... :)
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tailskofan999 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
yup^^
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Sakerti Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow your reports are great!
Seeing your knowlendge of pokemon, i want to ask you something. Well my vulpix has reached its moveset learning age and i think its time for she to evolve. The question is if i can train she to not curse people, mainly because i live with my brothers and they are quite curious. That will make them to grab, touch or pull one of the tails, so what do you think?
Btw keep on doing these, i am proud of your work!
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Writer

Thank you; I'm glad that you are enjoying my work.

As long as you do a bit of obedience training, you shouldn't have much trouble maintaining control.  It's usually only wild Ninetales that cause this kind of trouble.

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DonkataDeath Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
actually a Vulpix doesn't have a long lifespan it only shifts once it has evolved into Ninetales
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Writer
That is your interpretation, and you are welcome to it.
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DonkataDeath Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't discrediting your work just adding to it is all
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Duly noted.
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Ercion316 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
What do you mean by a unpleasant experience elaborate please
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:iconmutitus:
Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Writer
.....I'm sorry, but will you elaborate on your question? I'm afraid that I'm not quite understanding it...
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Ercion316 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
you said the after effect would be unpleasant explain.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Writer
.....Sorry, but I'm not the best at remembering specific conversations and what I might of said in the past, especially when it is not explicitly part of the report itself...

Could you please state where the material in question is in the report? I apologize, but I'm not understanding where you are getting your reference...
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Ercion316 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I asked "Could a pokemon such as Misgamuis which is also good with curses (or any other pokemon that uses curses) possibly lift any curse caused by ninetails?" and you replied by stating "It's possible, but I don't think that the after-effects would be very pleasant to experience, especially if it fails..." I now ask what kinds of after effects could occur.
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