Pokemon Unite best Alolan Ninetales build – moveset, Battle & Held Items

Meg Bethany Koepp
Best Alolan Ninetails build in Pokemon Unite – Moves, Battle & Held ItemsTiMi Studios / The Pokemon Company

Alolan Ninetales is a strong contender in Pokemon Unite, and you’ll need to learn how to best play the Attacker to take out enemies and secure the win. Here’s everything you need to know about Ninetales’ best build, from moveset, stats, to Battle and Held Items in the TiMi Studios MOBA.

As an Attacker, Alolan Ninetales’ main focus is to deal as much damage as it can in order to ward off foes and allow teammates to score in the MOBA. The Gen VII Pokemon is a heavy hitter, freezing opponents and messing up their day.

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It is important to master the icy creature if you want to master the arena in Pokemon Unite. Even when losing, a good Ninetales player can turn the tide of battle.


alolan ninetails pokemon uniteTiMi Studios / The Pokemon Company
Alolan Ninetales is one of the best Attackers.

Best Alolan Ninetales build in Pokemon Unite

From the best moves, Battle and Held items to take with Alolan Ninetales into the arena, this Attacker’s best moveset will give you everything you need to dominate as the icy ‘mon.

Alolan Ninetales moveset

Move Unlocked At Upgrade Level
Pokemon Unite Icy Wind Icy Wind Level 1 Level 6: Upgrades to either Aurora Veil or Blizzard.
Alolan Ninetails Avalanche Unite Avalanche Level 4 Level 12: Attacks with an ice wall from the ground. Slows the enemy down.
Blizzard Alolan Ninetails Pokemoj Unite move Blizzard Level 6 Level 13: Creates an icy AOE and decreases movement speed of the opponent. Reduces intervals between damage dealt.
Snow Globe Pokemon Unite move Snow Globe Level 9

Once the battle starts, Alolan Ninetales should use Icy Wind. The ranged attack not only inflicts damage on opponents but also slows them down, meaning they can’t easily flee back to their goal to recover HP.

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At Level 3, initially learn Powder Snow. Like Icy Wind, it decreases foes’ movement speed, making it perfect for saving hurt teammates or stopping opponents from scoring goals.

Icy Wind is replaced by Blizzard at level 6, and Avalanche replaces Powder Snow at level 4.

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Best Alolan Ninetales Held Items in Pokemon Unite

Held Item What it Does Max Stat Boosts
Pokemon Unite Shell Bell item Shell Bell Heals HP every time you attack a wild Pokemon and opponents. Sp Attack + 24

Cooldown – 4.5%

Pokemon Unite Sp Atk specs item Sp. Atk. Specs Increases Special Attack every time you score, up to 6 times. Sp Attack +24
Pokemon Unite Wise Glasses item Wise Glasses Increases Special Attack. Sp. Attack +39
  • Shell Bell: This Held Item allows you to head out on your own and not worry about being healed. It restores your health every time that you inflict damage on an opponent or a wild Pokemon.
  • Sp. Atk. Specs: Increases the Special Attack stat, but only works when you score, and up to a maximum of six times. Since Alolan Ninetales can freeze enemies, this item works perfectly to immobilize them and allow you to run to the enemy’s goal.
  • Wise Glasses: Attacker Pokemon need to deal damage, so getting its Sp. Atk. up is a must. The Wise Glasses increase Special Attack by 3% at its base level, giving you an extra boost.

Best Alolan Ninetales Battle Item in Pokemon Unite

Held Item What it Does Unlocked At
Eject Button Eject Button Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated direction. Trainer Level 11
  • Eject Button: This choice is undoubtedly the best one for Ninetales. Because you will be rushing in and attacking whenever there’s an opening, the Battle Item allows you to move away quickly if cornered. It’s also useful when closing the distance if a wounded opponent is fleeing towards their goal to heal up, or when rushing towards an open goal when you need to score.

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Alolan Ninetales Pokemon Unite stats

Level HP Attack Defense Special Attack Special Defense Speed
1 3000 134 35 51 27 3700
2 3266 137 38 71 29
3 3345 141 42 94 32
4 3747 161 60 211 46
5 3852 166 65 242 50
6 3972 172 70 277 54
7 4110 179 76 317 59
8 3269 187 83 363 65
9 4452 196 91 416 71
10 4663 207 101 477 78
11 4906 219 112 548 86
12 5185 233 125 629 96
13 5506 249 139 723 107
14 5875 268 156 831 120
15 6299 289 175 955 135
Alolan Ninetails Pokemon UniteThe Pokemon Company / TiMi Studios
Ninetales is a ranged attacker, so keep your distance from any ‘mon that can potentially defeat you up close.

How to play Alolan Ninetales

  • Alolan Ninetales’ moves allow them to adapt to either a build focused primarily on damage output, or something slightly more support-based. Keep an eye on your team composition to see which route is best to take.
  • Despite this, make sure to use your other allies as support to increase your survivability from the likes of Snorlax and other Defenders.
  • Focus the early game on leveling up as quickly by defeating Wild Pokemon to get that evolution in the bag to benefit from that Special Attack boost at Level 4.
  • Make sure to not get too close to your enemies – as Ninetales is a ranged attacker, you’ll suffer the consequences if you let them.

Alolan Ninetales Pokemon Unite evolution level

Trainers won’t spend too much time with Vulpix during a match, as the ‘mon will quickly evolve into Ninetales by reaching Level 4.

Alolan Vulpix (Level 1) Alolan Ninetales (Level 4)
Vulpix Pokemon Unite Pokemon Unite Ninetails evolution

How to unlock Alolan Ninetales in Pokemon Unite

There are two methods of unlocking Alolan Ninetales in Pokemon Unite: either through the shop or as part of any new players’ 14-Day Welcome Gifts.

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  • To unlock the ‘mon, purchase their license through the Unite Battle Committee shop for 460 Aeos Gems / 8,000 Aeos Coins.
  • To unlock them through the latter method for free, you’ll need to log in on your second day of play.

Every Pokemon Unite best build guide

If you’re looking for more tips to become the ultimate Pokemon Unite player, check out our guides below covering all of the currently playable ‘mon and their best builds:

Absol | Alolan Ninetales | Blissey | Cinderace | Cramorant | Crustle | Eldegoss | Gardevoir | Gengar | Greninja | Lucario | Machamp | Mr Mime | Slowbro | Snorlax | Wigglytuff | Venusaur | Zeraora

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This is the best build for Alolan Ninetales in Pokemon Unite right now, but Trainers should experiment with other move paths and items to see what works best for them.

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For more tips and tricks on becoming the ultimate Pokemon Unite player, check out our other guides:

How to play All-Rounders | How to play Attackers | How to play Defenders | How to play Supporters | How to play Speedsters | How to unlock Zeraora | All Held Items & what they do | Meta tips you need to know

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Meg was Weekend Editor at Dexerto before leaving us in April 2022.