Ultra-sun: It is vindictive and relentless by nature. Those who cross it even once will be cursed for a thousand years, along with their descendants.Moon: Said to live for a thousand years, this Pokémon uses its supernatural abilities to manipulate fire. It can burn its prey to a crisp as it pleases.Alpha-sapphire: Legend has it that Ninetales came into being when nine wizards possessing sacred powers merged into one. This Pokémon is highly intelligent—it can understand human speech.
Prof. Lotus' Notes: Ninetales is a portmanteau of nine and tails (corruption of tails). Ninetales is derived from Japanese folklore of a Kitsune, more specifically 九尾の狐 - Kyubi no Kitsune, or 9 tails demon fox. 9 tails is the maximum a demon fox's tail can split into, and it is said that this is when it's magic is most powerful; think 9 tails demon fox from the Animé Naruto.