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Tepig #498: Tepig
Pokémon
#500: Emboar Emboar
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Pignite (disambiguation).
Pignite
Fire Pig Pokémon
チャオブー
Chaoboo
#499
Pignite



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Thick Fat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Pignite
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
122.4 lbs. 55.5 kg
Pignite
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
146
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Pignite
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F499.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Pignite (Japanese: チャオブー Chaoboo) is a dual-type Fire/Fighting Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

It evolves from Tepig starting at level 17 and evolves into Emboar starting at level 36.

Contents

Biology

Pignite is a bipedal, pig-like Pokémon. Its chubby body is orange with brown bands around its shoulders, sides, belly, hands, and from the back of its head down its snout. Yellow bands encircle its wrists, and swirled yellow designs bulge from its chest. It has a red pig-like nose, pointed ears, and two pointed teeth that protrude from its lower jaw. Its hands have two claws each, while its feet have only a single nail. Its tail is curled with a tuft of fur at the tip.

Pignite has a fire in its stomach, which it fuels with food. The intensity of this flame increases as fuel is added or when Pignite is angered. As the flame grows stronger, Pignite's speed increases. If in danger, it will blow out large smoke clouds in order to escape. In the past, Heat Crash was Pignite's signature move.

In the anime

Pignite in the anime

Major appearances

Bianca's Pignite

Pignite debuted in Minccino-Neat and Tidy!, under the ownership of Bianca. He later evolved into Emboar before Search for the Clubultimate!.

Ash's Pignite

In Evolution by Fire!, Ash's Tepig evolved into a Pignite while battling his former Trainer, Shamus.

Minor appearances

In A Venipede Stampede!, a Trainer's Pignite attempted to stop a swarm of Venipede.

A Pignite appeared in a fantasy in The Clubsplosion Begins!.

Two Trainers' Pignite appeared in A Crowning Moment of Truth!, with one of them appearing in a flashback. They were among the Pokémon attending the Wela Fire Festival‎.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW013 Pignite Ash's Pokédex Pignite, the Fire Pig Pokémon and the evolved form of Tepig. Pignite's food converts into fuel for the flame that burns in its stomach, and when fuel burns in its stomach, its speed increases.
BW077 Pignite Ash's Pokédex Pignite, the Fire Pig Pokémon. Pignite moves faster when its internal flame becomes more intense. This also occurs when it gets angry.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

Main article: Shin's Pignite

Shin owned a Pignite in Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder. It evolved into an Emboar in The King's Identity...!!.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Bo

Black's Tepig, nicknamed Tep, that he received from Professor Juniper evolved in The Case of the Missing Pokémon, while battling Burgh's Dwebble. The day after finding and returning the missing Pokémon, Black renamed Tep to Nite. He has since evolved into an Emboar, and renamed Bo.

Benga's Pignite was revealed to have evolved from a Tepig in PS547.

In the TCG

Main article: Pignite (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
#005
Black When its internal fire flares up, its movements grow sharper and faster. When in 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
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega Ruby The more it eats, the more fuel it has to make the fire in its stomach stronger. This fills it with even more power.
Alpha Sapphire When its internal fire flares up, its movements grow sharper and faster. When in trouble, it emits smoke.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Tepig
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Tepig
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Tepig
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Tepig
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Lava: World Axle - B1F, Volcanic Slope; Meadow: Trailhead Field
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Conquest
Ignis, Pugilis
MD GTI
Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road)
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: Walking a Thin Line
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Colossal Forest: Stage 2
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 665
Event: Pignite Blazes onto Stage!
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (Fourth release)
Rumble World
Black Realm: Blustery Grove (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Masters
Evolve Hilda's Tepig

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
90
150 - 197 290 - 384
93
88 - 159 171 - 313
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
418
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Pignite's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2499.png Strong: Oshawott icon.png Weak: Snivy icon.pngTepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He was looking for a Pokémon to teach Fire-type moves. He was impressed by Tepig's fire and made him his apprentice.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP499.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Heat Crash
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Blaze
Ability 2: Spirit
Ability 3: Celebrate
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★
Evolves from Tepig when its Attack is 41 or higher
Evolves into Emboar when its Attack is 115 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kazutoyo, Tatsuko, and Naomasa
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT499.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#262
Shuffle499.png

Heavy Hitter
Sometimes increases damage.


Pokémon GO
GO499.png Base Stamina: 207 Base Attack: 173 Base Defense: 107
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Candy 100
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Ember
Charged Attacks: Flame Charge, Flamethrower, Rock Tomb

Evolution

498Tepig.png
Unevolved
Tepig
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 17
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First evolution
Pignite
 Fire  Fighting 
Rare Candy
Level 36
500Emboar.png
Second evolution
Emboar
 Fire  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 499.png Spr b 5b 499.png Spr 5b2 499.png Spr b 5b2 499.png
Spr 5b 499 s.png Spr b 5b 499 s.png Spr 5b2 499 s.png Spr b 5b2 499 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 499.png Spr b 6x 499.png Spr 6x 499.png Spr b 6x 499.png
Spr 6x 499 s.png Spr b 6x 499 s.png Spr 6x 499 s.png Spr b 6x 499 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 499.png Spr b 7s 499.png Spr 7s 499.png Spr b 7s 499.png
Spr 7s 499 s.png Spr b 7s 499 s.png Spr 7s 499 s.png Spr b 7s 499 s.png
Front Back Front Back
499MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Pignite images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Pignite was revealed internationally in the opening Black and White.
  • Pignite was a popular fan name given to Tepig before either Pokémon's English name was officially revealed.
  • Pignite and its evolutionary relatives were created by Lee HyunJung.

Origin

Ken Sugimori has said that Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar were designed in a Chinese style. Because of this, they may be based on Zhu Bajie, a pig demon from the Chinese tale Journey to the West. Pignite looks much like a British Saddleback or wild boar in a wrestling singlet. The swirls on its chest resemble the patterns on a ding or ancient Greek pottery.

Name origin

Pignite is a combination of pig and ignite.

Chaoboo may be a combination of 超 chāo (Chinese for super) or 炒 chǎo (Chinese for stir frying) and 豚 buta (pig) or ブー (oink).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese チャオブー Chaoboo From chāo or chǎo and buta or ブー
France Flag.png French Grotichon From gros, rôti, and cochon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pignite Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ferkokel From Ferkel and kokeln
Italy Flag.png Italian Pignite Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 차오꿀 Chaokkul From chāo or chǎo and 꿀꿀 kkul-kkul
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 炒炒豬 / 炒炒猪 Chǎochǎozhū From chǎo and zhū.


Related articles

External links


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Pokémon
#500: Emboar Emboar
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