Pokémon UNITE: Best build of Alolan Ninetales

It's easy to see why Alolan Ninetales was given the title "Master of CC" so early in Pokémon UNITE. Every move it has can hamper enemy Pokemon, freezing, slowing, stunning in place and more. If I was asked to have only one ally on my team, that's the unit I would choose. Which is funny to say the least, because Alolan Ninetales is actually an attacker, even though he has so much CC potential in pretty much all of his arsenal and abilities.

Best Setup and Build for Alolan Ninetales in Pokémon UNITE

Forget what his role is. Yes, Alolan Ninetales is a striker, but that's not what you should focus on during a game. His real power lies in his ability to pin down enemies, either by slowing them down or using his freezes and stuns. Additionally, she can also boost her own power and that of her teammates with Aurora Veil, so again, it's unclear why her role was specified as an attacker and not a supporter.

Don't be afraid to roam the map solo with Ninetales. While she's not a killer like Absol or Garchomp, her CC alone can handle opposing threats if you're in a rush. It's easy to escape, so take advantage and farm NPC Pokémon for EXP and Aeon energy. Flanking enemies are also great as Alolan Ninetales, as you can deal with them easily with the power of your ally Pokemon and your own CC moves.

The choice of held items we have here might seem odd at first, since we're actually buffing Ninetales' base attack power, but that's all it needs. She already has great CC and Sp. Atk, so by upgrading her auto attacks, she will be a threat even when those are on cooldown. Of course, you'll still need to keep your distance from enemies, so use them as a last resort when you can't escape, which will be rare, or to chase weakened enemies.


  • Glacial wind
    Attacks with a gust of freezing air, slowing the opposing Pokémon's movement speed for a short time when it strikes.
  • dazzling glow
    Attacks with a powerful cone of blinding light, leaving the opposing Pokémon incapacitated (stunned) when this move hits.
  • Aurora Veil
    Creates an aurora around the user that reduces damage taken by the user and allied Pok√©mon in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčeffect. Also increases the user's movement speed and empowers all of their basic attacks while this move is in effect.


  • muscle band
    Deals increased base attack damage.
  • shell bell
    Restore at least 45/60/75 HP when you land an ability. The higher your Sp. Atk, the more HP you recover.
  • floating stone
    Increased movement speed and attack damage.


  • Eject button
    Moves immediately in a specified direction.

Pokémon UNITE is coming to Nintendo Switch on July 21, 2022 and to mobile devices in September 2022. For more gameplay tips and information, be sure to check out the rest of our guides here.

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