Pryce's Piloswine

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Pryce's Piloswine
ヤナギのイノムー Yanagi's Inomoo
Poké Ball
Pryce Piloswine.png
Pryce's Piloswine
Debuts in As Cold as Pryce
Caught at Johto
Gender Male*
Ability Snow Cloak*
Current location With Pryce
Piloswine
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Piloswine Unshō Ishizuka

Pryce's Piloswine (Japanese: ヤナギのイノムー Yanagi's Inomoo) is Pryce's main Pokémon in the anime and games.

In the anime

History

Pryce had obtained Piloswine somewhere in his youth and the two were very close to each other. During a tournament Pryce entered in, Piloswine managed to defeat a Nidoking with a Take Down, a Golem with a Fury Attack, and an Ursaring with a Blizzard, freezing it in the process. Piloswine was on a roll until it went up against a Trainer with a Magmar. Pryce was confident that Piloswine was going to defeat Magmar, though. The battle began and one of Magmar's attacks burnt the Ice-type. When Magmar used Fire Blast to finish it off, Pryce jumped in the way to prevent it from getting hurt. As a result, both Pryce and Piloswine suffered grave burns and were taken to a cottage. Suddenly, Piloswine stepped outside into a snowstorm, seemingly abandoning Pryce in disgust for the defeat. Shocked, Pryce angrily yelled at him for leaving him after everything he had done for him, but Piloswine kept walking away until disappearing and never came back. This resulted in Pryce growing bitter and distant toward Pokémon in general.

Pryce and his Piloswine

Many years later, Ash and Pryce went into a cave where they found Piloswine trapped in ice, with some herbs by its side. It was revealed that Piloswine had stepped into the blizzard in order to get some herbs to cure Pryce from his burns, but fell down and became frozen. Heartbroken, Pryce realized his huge misunderstanding. Ash melted the ice surrounding Piloswine with Cyndaquil's Flamethrower and then had Pikachu use Thunder Shock on the Pokémon to revive it. It looked like Piloswine wouldn't wake up no matter how many times it was shocked, but after many attempts, it finally revived. This one showed that it remembered his trainer, and Pryce was ecstatic to reunite with his old friend. Piloswine then used Rest to recover from the wounds it suffered. Ash, Pryce and Piloswine left the cave and reunited with Sheila, Misty and Brock. Team Rocket showed up and Piloswine took on their Arbok and Weezing. Piloswine proceeded to attack them with Fury Attack first and then froze them with Blizzard, leaving Pikachu to finish them off. Having a change of heart, Pryce finally accepted Ash's challenge.

In Nice Pryce, Baby!, Pryce groomed Piloswine before his upcoming Gym battle. He sent it out after his Dewgong was defeated by Cyndaquil. Piloswine began with Blizzard which took Cyndaquil out in one hit. Pikachu was then sent out. Pikachu was hit by Piloswine's barrage of Blizzard attacks. Pikachu took advantage of this after one of the Blizzards formed an ice pillar, by having him slide under Piloswine and use Thunder. This hurt Piloswine, but it used Rest to recover. After waking up, Piloswine countered Pikachu's Quick Attack with a combination of Take Down and Fury Attack. Pikachu used Thunderbolt but it had no effect this time. Piloswine once again used the earlier used combo and started to get tired. Pryce threw in the towel and went up to Piloswine, rewarding it for a job well done.

It reappeared in a flashback in Why? Wynaut!.

Personality and characteristics

Piloswine is considered to be part of Pryce's family as seen in various flashbacks during its debut episode. However, Pryce's opinion about Piloswine changed after it left and didn't come back. Years later, he was still the same until Ash and Pryce found Piloswine frozen in a cave.

Moves used

Pryce Piloswine Take Down.png
Using Take Down
Move First Used In
Take Down As Cold as Pryce
Fury Attack As Cold as Pryce
Blizzard As Cold as Pryce
Rest As Cold as Pryce
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

As mentioned above, Piloswine is also Pryce's main Pokémon in the games. It appears in Gold, Silver, and Crystal and its remakes, as well as in both rounds of Pokémon Stadium 2.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 1 Round 2
Spr 2c 221.png
Types:
Ice Ground
Held item:
None
Piloswine Lv.31
Icy Wind
Ice
Fury Attack
Normal
Mist
Ice
Blizzard
Ice
Spr 4h 221 m.png
Types:
Ice Ground
Ability:
Snow Cloak
Held item:
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
Piloswine Lv.34
Blizzard
Ice Special
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
Mud Bomb
Ground Special
Hail
Ice Status
221.png
Types:
Ice Ground
Held item:
Quick Claw
Piloswine Lv.50-100
Blizzard
Ice
Take Down
Normal
Earthquake
Ground
Sleep Talk
Normal
221.png
Types:
Ice Ground
Held item:
Quick Claw
Piloswine Lv.50-100
Ice Beam
Ice
Body Slam
Normal
Earthquake
Ground
AncientPower
Rock

In the manga

Pryce's Piloswine in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Piloswine makes an appearance in Ice World. When Clefairy puts on a Piloswine costume, Pryce's Piloswine is angered and attacked it. When Piloswine returned, the battle between Clefairy and Swinub was called off and both Pryce and Swinub were able to see it again.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Piloswine.


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