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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
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. It shoots fire from its nostrils, and when it is unhealthy the fire it exhales from its nose becomes black smoke.

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.


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 Transfer None
OR/AS after defeating the Elite Four for the second time (if not chosen, Snivy or Oshawott). one


Stats

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

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
3 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
9 Odor Sleuth —% 40 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
13 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
15 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Type Cool 0
19 Smog 30 70% 20 Poison Special Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
21 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
25 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
27 Heat Crash 100% 10 Fire Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
31 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Clever 0
33 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
37 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
39 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
43 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 Fire Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
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
19 Smog 30 70% 20 Poison Special
21 Rollout 30 90% 20 Rock Physical
25 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
27 Heat Crash 100% 10 Fire Physical
31 Assurance 60 100% 10 Dark Physical
33 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
37 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical
39 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
43 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

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM010 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM27 Return 80 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team 75 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM35 Flamethrower —% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM38 Fire Blast 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 110 85% 5 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 60 95% 15 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Flame Charge 60 —% 20 Fire Physical Type Cool 0
TM44 Rest 70 100% 20 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 50 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round —% 10 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM50 Overheat 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM59 Incinerate 40 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 130 90% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 10 Steel Physical Type Cool 0
TM86 Grass Knot 60 100% 15 Grass Special Type Cute 0
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk 70 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 30 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM93 Wild Charge 75 90% 10 Electric Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
♥♥♥
0
TM94XY Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06ORAS Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM010 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM27 Return 80 100% 10 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team 75 100% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower —% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 110 85% 5 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 60 95% 15 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 60 —% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest 70 100% 20 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 50 100% 20 Normal Status
TM48 Round —% 10 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 60 100% 15 Fire Special
TM59 Incinerate 40 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 130 90% 5 Fire Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 10 Steel Physical
TM86 Grass Knot 60 100% 15 Grass Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 30 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 75 90% 10 Electric Physical
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal 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.

Egg moves

Heavy Slam

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Fire Pledge XYORAS 50 100% 10 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
Covet ORAS 60 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cute 0
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
Heat Wave ORAS 100 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
Snore ORAS 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Fire Pledge BW B2W2 50 100% 10 Fire Special
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Superpower B2W2 120 100% 5 Fighting 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.

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 BW001. Ash's Tepig evolved into Pignite during the battle against his former trainer, Shamus.

Trainers with a Tepig

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".

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