i like alolan ninetales a bit more. imo, i like ninetales a bit more. competitively, both are nightmares to use since they both have 4x weakness but Sandslash got the worst of the two. because of ice/steel, well, obviously, it won't have much fun against fighting types and fire types. at least ninetales only has one. but personally, i appreciate sandslash's badass design. and ninetales' regal design is 10/10.
Steel and Ice are arguably my two favorite types, so Sandslash should be my pick, but I fell in love with Alolan Vulpix and Ninetales from the first time I saw them. On their own they're both Pokemon I love, but my vote has to go to Ninetales here.
It's honestly a tie between them because they're both great Pokémon, so well designed in my opinion, with excellent typings. But despite owning Moon, I did get my sister to send over Alolan Vulpix for a reason! It's gorgeous. Nintetales gets my vote!
Minutes turn to hours, days to years then gone.
But when all else has been forgotten, still our song lives on.
We'll hear our song and know once more...
Our love lives on. ★
I gotta vote for the underdog here, my boy Coldsteel the Hedgehog. I've always liked Sandslash better than Ninetales, and both of their Alolan variants were designed well enough that my preference carried over. It is undeniable that Alolan Ninetales is better in USUM OU, though.