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The generic Nine-Tails portrait in Fates.

Hoshidan. An eminent kitsune with a powerful spirit. Wise and learned.

Unit type(s)





Even Better, Grisly Wound

The Nine-Tails (Japanese: 九尾の狐 Kyuubi no Kitune) is an advanced, Hoshido-aligned class which was introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. It is the promoted form of the Kitsune, and is a non-human shapeshifting class which uses beaststones to take the form of a powerful nine-tailed fox in battle.

The Nohrian counterpart of the Nine-Tails class is the Wolfssegner. Enemy Nine-Tails, along with their basic form and their Nohrian counterparts, are among the few playable classes whose generic enemy members are not capturable.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Fates 19 6 2 9 10 5 2 8 6 -- -- -- -- Beaststones E

Maximum stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 55 29 29 33 34 33 27 34 7 -- Beaststones S

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Fates 10% 10% 0% 15% 20% 10% 0% 20% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates +5 critical rate, +10 avoid, +10 dodge Innate.
Fates Even Better Learned from Level 5 and up.
Fates Grisly Wound Learned from Level 15 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
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Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 nine-tails playable.gif

Notable enemy Nine-Tails

Enemy Units
Name Game
Kaden Fates: Conquest
Enemy Nine-Tails units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates Hoshidan. An eminent kitsune with a
powerful spirit. Wise and learned.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Nine-Tails According to Japanese folklore, where foxes (kitsune) are treated as wise and mystical creatures, foxes grow more tails as they grow older, wiser, and more powerful. This tradition says that foxes can have no more than nine tails, and that nine-tailed foxes possess peerless wisdom and the ability to see and hear anything around the world.
Japanese 九尾の狐 Officially romanized as Kyuubi no Kitune; literally "nine-tailed fox".
Spanish Nuevecolas Ninetails
French Grand Kitsune Great kitsune
German Fuchsgeist Foxspirit
Italian Novecode Ninetails



See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch