Emboar was used in a battle against Kylan's Mienshao and Watchog while teamed up with Heatmor. Watchog was able to slam Emboar to the ground but Emboar countered and knocked Watchog out with Hammer Arm. After Heatmor knocked Mienshao out with Flame Burst, Shamus won the battle from Kylan.
Emboar was then used again in a battle with Heatmor against Ash's Snivy and Tepig as Emboar deflects Snivy's Leaf Storm and knocks Tepig with Hammer Arm. Shamus also reveals to Ash about his cruel nature for abandoning Tepig to think he was emotional of saying goodbye to it and his Emboar that he used to battle along with Heatmor against Ash is actually the other Tepig who has a little talent than the previous Tepig causing Tepig in a horrible shock after hearing about this revelation. To Ash's fury, Emboar was hit by Snivy's Attract and was hit several times from her Vine Whip but Heatmor helped him to break out of the Attract by using Fury Swipes on him. Emboar then used Flamethrower while Heatmor used Fire Spin, missing Snivy but successfully hitting Tepig. After Snivy dodged the attack, Emboar was able to hit her by using Heat Crash. Snivy helped Tepig to gain confidence and it used Flame Charge to attack Emboar and Heatmor. Both Emboar and Heatmor were able to stand up after Tepig's attack, because it did nothing to them, and Emboar used Flare Blitz while Heatmor's Fire Spin surrounded him. The attack was aimed at Tepig but Snivy pushed it out of the away, taking the attack herself, and Emboar knocked Snivy out. After Tepig evolved into Pignite, he used Fire Pledge on Emboar and Heatmor, then knocked them both out with Flame Charge, and Ash won the battle.
|Hammer Arm||Evolution by Fire!|
|Flamethrower||Evolution by Fire!|
|Heat Crash||Evolution by Fire!|
|Flare Blitz||Evolution by Fire!|
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- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.