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Pokémon Unite Alolan Ninetales Guide: Best Builds, Items, Movesets and Gameplay Tips

Tips to play Alolan Ninetales in the all-new MOBA!

Alolan Ninetales is a unique Pokémon in Pokémon Unite MOBA that uses moves, which freezes its opponents in ice, making them unable to move or attack. Alolan Ninetales also have abilities that provide some sort of crowd-control effects depending on the skill used, the effects range from slow-down, freeze, knockback, and even Incapacitation, which means unable to act. These reasons and many more make her a very powerful ranged attacker Pokémon. In the Pokémon Unite guide, we would be talking about Alolan Ninetales and its evolutionary forms, the best builds, movesets, and guide the players who want to play with Alolan Ninetales.

Previously, we have discussed how to master playing with other Pokémon like Pikachu, MamoswineEldegoss, Zeraora, BlisseyCharizardSnorlaxTsareenaDecidueyeDragoniteTalonflameCinderaceGreninjaGardevoirVenusaurWigglytuffTrevenantGengarLucario, Aegislash, Crustle, Hoopa Garchomp, and Absol. Therefore, one must make sure to check those guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Alolan Ninetales.

Alolan Ninetales: In-game cost

Pokemon Unite Alolan Ninetales
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Alolan Ninetales is free-to-get Pokémon, which can be received free by a new player, who has just started playing the game. She can be obtained on the second day of the 14-day Welcome gift section in the Events center.

Pokémon Unite Alolan Ninetales movesets

Alolan Ninetales’ abilities revolve around keeping a distance away from enemies while dealing a large amount of damage to them, from afar. Though she is a bit squishy, her gameplay also involves dealing damage, while also using crowd-control on them, making it easier to defeat enemies. In this Pokémon Unite Alolan Ninetales guide, we would be now discussing the Pokémons’ moves or abilities in detail.

Passive – Snow Warning

It causes snow to fall on an opposing Pokémon, dealing damage to it and decreasing its movement speed for a short time. Boosted attacks and moves, except Aurora Veil slings snow, and hitting the same target with snow multiple times will freeze it for a short time.

Basic Attack

basic attack pikachu

Becomes a booster attack with every third attack. When this boosted attack hits, it deals damage to opposing Pokémon and decreases their movement speed for a short time.

Ability 1 – Powder Snow

The skill attacks with a chilly gust of powdery snow, decreasing the movement speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when it hits.

Ability choices at level 6

Ability 1 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 6.

AvalancheDazzling Gleam
The skill attacks with a gush of chilly ice towards a 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 Pokémon for a short time when this move hits.The skill attacks with a powerful cone, which is a blinding light, leaving the opposing Pokémon unable to act when this move hits.                
Upgrade: It also decreases the Movement Speed of opposing Pokémon for a short time when this move hits.Upgrade: It increases damage dealt and the length is time opposing Pokémon are unable to act.

Ability 2 – Icy Wind

The skill attacks with a gust of freezing air, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect (AOE) and decreasing their movement speed for a short time, when this move hits. It also shoves the opposing Pokémon, which is especially close to the player.

Ability choices at level 8

Ability 2 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 8.

BlizzardAurora Veil
It summons a howling blizzard in two blasts, in front of the player. The first baldy deals damage to the 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 shove them. If the second blast hits an obstacle, it also deals damage multiple times to opposing Pokémon near the point of impact.  
It creates an Aurora around the player that reduces, the damage received by the player and Ally Pokémon in the Area of Effect (AOE).

While the user is inside the Aurora, its movement speed is increased and its Basic attacks become Boosted attacks.
Upgrade: It increases damage dealt by this move.Upgrade: It reduces this move’s Cooldown and further reduces damage ally Pokémon receives.

Unite Move – Snow Globe

The skill attacks with chilly snow and ice, dealing damage to the opposing Pokémon in the Area of Effect, when it hits. It deals increased damage to the opposing Pokémon, which is frozen.

Best items for Alolan Ninetales in Pokémon Unite

Here are some highly valuable items that can be taken into battle in Pokémon Unite, while using Alolan Ninetales.

Best Held items to use for Alolan Ninetales

Item(s)Uses
Shell BellShell Bell is a good item for Alolan Ninetales, as it helps to increase the damage of one’s special attack. It also helps to recover health when an enemy is hit by Alolan Ninetales’ special attack. This held item would greatly enhance Alolan Ninetales’ survival, as well as her durability when facing opponents.
Wise GlassesTo further boost Alolan Ninetales Speed attack while on the battlefield, players choose Wise Glasses, as it helps to increase one’s attack speed, making it easier to hit enemies with basic attacks. It should also be noted that the Extra speed Atk gotten from this item is very essential for Shell bell. Hence, there is a synergy between the two items.
Energy AmplifierThis item is useful for Alolan Ninetales, as it helps to substantially increase one’s damage after using the Unite move. It also provides a higher charge rate for the Unite move, making it easier to use and more viable in fights on the battlefield.

Best Battle items for Alolan Ninetales

  • X-attack: Choosing X-attack item helps to greatly increase one’s attack and special attack speed for a short time. This buff helps to deal burst amounts of damage to opposing enemy targets.
  • Eject Button: The teleportation that the Eject Button item grants can be very useful. Players can escape fights and catch up with fleeing enemies. It can also be a life-saver, when faced with enemies with high burst capabilities.

Pokémon Unite Alolan Ninetales Gameplay Tips

Our Pokémon Unite Alolan Ninetales guide includes the perfect game plan for the early and late game, during the Unite battles.

Early Game

In the early game, players must focus more on capturing other wild Pokémon, so as to level up and evolve easily, as she fairs much better on the battlefield, after evolving. Players do stay at a safe distance when encountering enemy Pokémon while trying to poke enemy Pokémon with her abilities, as a reduction in movement speed that her skills provided, can sure be beneficial during the early game stages.

Pokémon Unite Alolan Ninetales Guide
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Players do try to assist the teammates in getting the Drednaw in the bottom lane, as the extra exp, as well as other buffs it provides, will be essential for your team’s victory

Late Game

Alolan Ninetales becomes stronger in the lane game, as she would have evolved to a much-advanced level, which is capable of dishing out much damage, while also being durable too.

Pokémon Unite Alolan Ninetales Guide
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While preparing to use the Unite move, players do try to first trigger the third boosted attack, as it freezes one, before using the Unite move. Players do this, so as to greatly enhance the damage received by the enemy Pokémon.

Positioning of Alolan Ninetales

The top lane is the most recommended lane to go with Alolan Ninetales, as this would make it easier to level up and evolve easily. Combined with the high damage capability of Alolan Ninetales, it would be easy to dominate on these lanes, as long as one attacks right from the team’s back lines and play alongside a Pokémon with greater defensive abilities. Since Alolan Ninetales can deal a huge amount of damage to enemies, it can’t really take much back in return.

Alolan Ninetales with other Pokémon

Our Pokémon Unite Alolan Ninetales guide would also talk about the relationship between Alolan Ninetales and other Pokémon.

Best Synergies with Alolan Ninetales

PokémonBenefits
Mr. MimeThe skill provides defensive cover as well as crowd control.
SlowbroThe skill provides defensive cover and crowd control.
BlastoiseDefensive cover as well as Attack
MamaoswineDefensive cover as well as Attack

Pokémon Unite Alolan Ninetales: Tips, tricks and strategies

  • Players should try to move alongside ally Pokémon with high defensive abilities, as Alolan Ninetales isn’t really strong on her, especially when facing multiple enemies.
  • Players should maintain distance while playing Alolan Ninetales to further increase their durability.
  • Hitting an enemy with three basic attacks of Alolan Ninetales will freeze enemies, as well as deal extra damage to them. While using her Unite Move, enemies that are frozen receive extra damage.
  • Players try and rush them with their attacks and abilities to increase the amount of damage received by enemies.

Final Thoughts

Alolan Ninetales is a  strong damage-dealer, capable of dealing huge amounts of damage to enemy Pokémon. While playing Alolan Ninetales do farm, players do evolve and position her well on the battlefield and victory shall be imminent.

That’s all for today’s Pokémon Unite Alolan Ninetales Guide. Do you prefer to use Alolan Ninetales in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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