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Ninetales (Pokémon)

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Ninetales is based on a {{wp|red fox|fox}}, particularlyand also the ''{{wp|kitsune}}'' of Japanese legend, which have many tails, extremely long lifespans, and can breathe fire. After living a long time, kitsune take on spirit forms, which may explain why Ninetales can learn {{type|Ghost}} moves. In particular, Ninetales is based on the 九尾の狐 ''kyūbi no kitsune'', a ''kitsune'' of advanced age whose fur has turned silver-gold, and, upon gaining its ninth tail, has gained powers equivalent to a deity, bearing omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience.
Alolan Ninetales seems to be based on the {{wp|Arctic fox}}.