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Tepig
498
ポカブ Pokabu
498Tepig
Generation V
Evolutionary line
498499500
Type(s)
Type Fire  
Species Fire Pig Pokémon
Abilities Blaze
Thick Fat (DW)
Pokédex
Serperior ← 498 → Pignite
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova 004 Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Pignite
Gender
87.5% ♂ / 12.5% ♀
Weight Height
21.8 lbs 9.9 kg 1'08" 0.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Red Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F498
Cry

Tepig (Japanese: ポカブ Pokabu) is a Generation V Fire-type Starter Pokémon, along with Oshawott and Snivy. It is classified as the Fire Pig Pokémon. It has the ability Blaze, like previous Fire-type starters. Tepig can learn all three moves that were introduced in Generation V: Flame Charge, Fire Pledge and Heat Crash.

Biology

Physiology

Tepig is a small quadrupedal mammalian Pokémon that resembles a piglet. Its plump body is mainly a bright fiery orange color. Its ears, forehead, backside, tail, and the tips of its front feet are black. It has long ears, large eyes with black pupils, and a distinctly pig-like pink nose with two large nostrils. It has a short yellow stripe extending vertically across the front of its face, just above its nose. It has a short curly tail with a round red orb at the tip; the orb at the tip of Tepig's tail glows when it uses its Fire-type attacks.

Behavior

Tepig shoots fire from its nostrils, but when it is unhealthy the fire it exhales from its nose becomes black smoke. When it's delighted, it wags its tail rapidly.

Natural Abilities

Tepig can use its nose to breath out flames.

Diet

Tepig mostly eat berries and it roasts them before eating.

Evolution

Tepig evolves into Pignite, a Fire/Fighting-type, at level 17. Pignite evolves into Emboar at level 36.

Game data

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Black
It can deftly dodge foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
White
It blows fire through its nose. When it catches a cold, the fire becomes pitch-black smoke instead.
Black 2
It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.
White 2
It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.
X
It can deftly dodge its foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
Y
It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.
Omega Ruby
It can deftly dodge its foe's attacks while shooting fireballs from its nose. It roasts berries before it eats them.
Alpha Sapphire
It loves to eat roasted berries, but sometimes it gets too excited and burns them to a crisp.
Sun
Moon


Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White Starter Pokémon from Professor Juniper in Nuvema Town. One
Black 2/White 2 Starter Pokémon from Bianca in Aspertia City. One
X/Y Trade None
OR/AS After defeating the Elite Four for the second time (if not chosen, Snivy or Oshawott). One
Sun/Moon Trade None


Stats

Base Stats
HP
65
Attack
63
Defense
45
Sp. Atk
45
Sp. Def
45
Speed
45
Total
308

Learnset

Leveling

TM and HM

Egg moves

Heavy Slam

Tutoring

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Tepig BW Sprite Tepig B2W2 Tepig BW Back
Shiny Tepig BW Shiny Tepig B2W2 Shiny Tepig BW Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Tepig XY Tepig XY TepigBackXY
TepigShinyXY TepigShinyXY TepigBackShinyXY
Sun Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Ash's Pignite

Tepig made its first appearance in In the Shadow of Zekrom! Ash's Tepig evolved into Pignite during the battle against his former trainer, Shamus.

Manga

Pokemon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Black owns a Tepig.

Trivia

  • Tepig is the third starter Pokémon to be a mammalian, with the first two being Cyndaquil and Chimchar. It is also the third Fire-type Pokémon to be mammalian, continuing the trail, though it is broken by the Water-typed Otter Pokémon Oshawott, both in the same region.
  • A silhouette of Tepig, Snivy, and Oshawott was released on May 9, 2010 during an episode of Pokémon Sunday. An actual photo of the three starters was shown in an issue of CoroCoro magazine on May 12. It was shown again on November 22 for the official English names.
  • Tepig is the only Unova region starter to be a quadruped, being that Oshawott and Snivy both walk on two legs. When it evolves into Pignite and Emboar, it walks around on two legs as well.
  • Tepig is the only Unova Starter to gain a second type as it evolves.
  • Tepig is one of the playable characters in PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, where he wishes to participate in the Battle Tournament. He seeks to prove that he can be as brave and strong as his mentor, Emboar.

Origin

Tepig's body design is most likely based on a baby Japanese wild boar.

Etymology

Tepig's English name is derived from the word "tepid" (meaning slightly warm) and "pig".

Names in other languages

Tepig's Japanese name (Pokabu) is derived from ぽかぽか pokapoka, warmth circulating through one's body, combined with 豚 buta, pig; or ブー , "oink".

Gallery

See also

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