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Type(s)
Fire  Fighting
Species Fire Pig Pokémon
Abilities Blaze
Thick Fat (DW)
Pokédex
Tepig ← 499 → Emboar
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 005 Kalos N/A
Evolves From Tepig
Evolves Into Emboar
Pignite
499
チャオブー Chaobuu
499Pignite
Generation V
Evolutionary Line
498499500
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5% ♀
Weight Height
122.4 lbs 55.5 kg 3' 03" 1.0 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Red Field
Body Style Footprint
Body06
F499
Cry

Pignite (Japanese: チャオブー Chaobuu) is a Fire/Fighting-type Generation V Pokémon which made its debut in Pokémon Black and White. It is known as the Fire Pig Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Pignite is a bipedal pig-like Pokémon that appears to be wearing black spandex tights, similar to a wrestler. Its body is chubby and ovular in shape, and mainly a fiery orange hue. It has brown bands encircling its shoulders, sides, belly, hands, and from the back of its head down its snout. It has yellow bands around its wrists, and twisted yellow shapes on its chest. It has two large and brown floppy ears extending from its head and a small, twisted black tail. It has two sharp claws on its hands and one sharp claw on each foot. It has a large pig-like red nose, and two sharp teeth that protrude from its lower jaw.

Special Abilities

Pignite has a blazing fire in its stomach, which it fuels with the food it consumes. As the flame inside its belly grows, Pignite becomes faster. When in trouble, Pignite emits smoke.

Behavior

Habitat

Gender differences

None

Evolution

Pignite evolves from Tepig, at level 17. It evolves into Emboar at level 36.

Game data

Statistics

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Black
When its internal fire flares up, its movements grow sharper and faster. When it trouble, it emits smoke.
White
Whatever it eats becomes fuel for the flame in its stomach. When it is angered, the intensity of the flame increases.
Black 2
The more it eats, the more fuel it has to make the fire in its stomach stronger. This fills it with even more power.
White 2
The more it eats, the more fuel it has to make the fire in its stomach stronger. This fills it with even more power.
X
The more it eats, the more fuel it has to make the fire in its stomach stronger. This fills it with even more power.
Y
When its internal fire flares up, its movements grow sharper and faster. When in trouble, it emits smoke.


Locations

Pignite Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Black/White Evolve Tepig None
Black 2/White 2 Evolve Tepig. None
X/Y Transfer None


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
1 Odor Sleuth - -% 40 Normal Status
3 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
9 Odor Sleuth - -% 40 Normal Status
13 Defense Curl - -% 40 Normal Status
15 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
17 Arm Thrust 15 100% 20 Fighting Physical
20 Smog 20 70% 20 Poison Special
23 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
28 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
31 Heat Crash - 100% 10 Fire Physical
36 Assurance 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
39 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
44 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical
47 Roar - 100% 20 Normal Status
52 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM and HM

Egg moves

Tutoring

Special moves

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Pignite BW Pignite B2W2 Pignite BW Back
Shiny Pignite BW Shiny Pignite B2W2 Shiny Pignite BW Back
X Y Back
Pignite XY PigniteBackXY
PigniteShinyXY PigniteBackShinyXY


Appearances

Anime

Pignite makes its debut in Minccino-Neat and Tidy!, as one of Bianca's Pokémon. In Emolga and the New Volt Switch! Bianca and Pignite battle Ash and Snivy.

Ash's Tepig Evolved into Pignite in Evolution By fire In a battle with Ash's Snivy against It's previous trainer's Emboar and Heatmor.

Trainers with a Pignite

Manga

Other

Trivia

  • Pignite is the fifth Fire-type starter evolution to be a Fire/Fighting-type Pokémon. The others are Combusken, Blaziken, Monferno, and Infernape.
  • Pignite was first seen on September 1st 2010, when an image containing all of the evolutions of the starter Pokémon was shown on a Japanese forum. It was officially revealed on the October issue of CoroCoro on September 11, 2010. It was the only second evolution of a Generation V starter Pokémon not seen on the beta art of the Best Wishes series.
  • In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Pignite appears in the Cove Town as one of the trainers. After Tepig defeats him in battle, he becomes Tepig's teacher.

Origin

Pignite is based on a pig or wild boar in a wrestling singlet.

Etymology

Pignite's English name is a combination of the words "pig" and "ignite."

Names in other languages

Its Japanese name, Chaobu, seems to come from the Chinese 超 chāo (super) or 炒 chǎo (sauté), and the Japanese 豚 buta (pig); or ブー bū, (oink).

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