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Ninetales is the Fox Pokémon that evolves from Vulpix when exposed to a Fire Stone. In Alola, Ninetales has a Ice/Fairy regional variant which evolves from an Alolan Vulipix with an Ice Stone. Ninetales is a fox-like, quadruped Pokémon covered in thick, luxurious golden-white fur. It has a small mane of thicker fur around its neck and a long, fluffy crest atop its head. It has slender legs with three-toed paws and nine, long tails with pale orange tips. It has red eyes, pointed ears, and a triangular black nose.

While intelligent enough to easily understand human speech, Ninetales is a very vengeful Pokémon that has been known to curse those who mistreat it. It can live for 1,000 years due to the energy within its nine tails, each of which is said to have a different mystical power. Flames spewed from its mouth can hypnotise an opponent and its gleaming red eyes that are said to give it the ability to control minds. The anime has shown that it can swim. Being the result of an evolution via evolutionary stone, Ninetales is rarely found in the wild, though they can be found in grasslands.

Ninetales Card
Alolan Vulpix
Alolan Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales Card

Ninetales Lentil Curry

Ninetales was originally a Fire Pokemon (until it got an Alolan form which turned it into an Ice/Fairy type) so I focused on creating a spicy dish to represent this. A red lentil curry was a great link to the Pokemon to follow the colouring of the Vulpix and Ninetales. After serving, I realised I could have sliced the Naan into nine pieces to help visually represent the Pokemon, so that’s an idea for you to present to your friends!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • Wok
  • Toaster


  • 120 g Split Red Lentils
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 Garlic Clove minced
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 0.5 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 300 g Butternut Squash chopped
  • 200 g Kale
  • 200 g Chopped Tomatoes
  • 100 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1.5 tbsp Mango Chutney
  • 400 ml Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 Naan Breads
  • 2 tbsp Plain Yogurt


  • Fry the onion and garlic in a wok for 5 minutes until fragrant. Add the squash and fry for an extra 5 minutes.
  • Add the coriander, cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper and mango chutney and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the red lentils, coconut milk, chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the kale and cook for 5 minutes more.
  • Toast the naan bread, stir the lime juice into the plain yogurt and serve everything together.
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