Originally Posted by Fat Hugin
Literally anything would be better than Ninetales.
I don't believe there wouldn't be a better candidate than ninetales honestly. Rapidash is to frail and would not be able to switch in. Houndoom has a fighting weakness opposing weather inducers can take advantage of. Darmanitan same reasons as rapidash only with more firepower. Torkoal would have the unfortunate problem of being weak to politoed.
The way I see it. Ninetales would be the only fire type flexible enough to be a weather inducer. Some could argue arcanine but honestly. Arcanines defensive sets are garbage in ou.