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Piloswine
Swine Pokémon
イノムー
Inomoo
#221
Piloswine



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ice Ground
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or Snow Cloak Cacophony
Cacophony
Thick Fat
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
75 (17.5%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Piloswine
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
123.0 lbs. 55.8 kg
Piloswine
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
160
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Piloswine
1
HP
1
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
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F221.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Piloswine (Japanese: イノムー Inomoo) is a dual-type Ice/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Swinub starting at level 33 and evolves into Mamoswine when leveled up while knowing Ancient Power.

Contents

Biology

Piloswine's eyes

Piloswine is a big, brown, furry Pokémon with an impressive hump on its back. It also has two tusks made of ice, which seem small but can be lethal. These tusks thicken when it snows, and they are smaller on a female Piloswine than on a male. It has floppy ears that are sensitive to sound. Piloswine has two beady eyes in its head; however, these are usually covered up by tufts of fur. As it is usually unable to see, it checks surroundings with its sensitive pig-like nose instead. Its hair is so long that it usually covers its small, hoofed legs. Despite the small size of its legs, its hooves ensure even footing on icy ground. Piloswine tend to inhabit cold places, such as icy caves, mountainous regions and frozen tundra. It often digs for food buried beneath snow and ice.

In the anime

Piloswine in the anime

Major appearances

Pryce's Piloswine

Pryce's Piloswine first appeared in As Cold as Pryce, also marking the species' main series debut. Pryce thought that it abandoned him when he was a young Trainer after the two of them got hit by a Magmar's Fire Blast, and thus became cold and bitter. When Pryce found his Piloswine in a cave and frozen solid with a Burn-Healing Herb, Pryce let go of his coldness. Pryce used Piloswine in his Gym battle against Ash in the following episode.

Dawn's Piloswine

Dawn's Swinub evolved into a Piloswine in Sleepless in Pre-Battle. It later evolved into a Mamoswine in A Breed Stampede!.

Other

In the banned episode EP250, the Nurse Joy living inside the Ice Cave has multiple Piloswine. They wore harnesses and were used for sledding through the cave.

Minor appearances

Piloswine wearing a sled

In Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, a Piloswine was kept in a Poacher's cage at the start of the film.

In Entei at Your Own Risk, a Piloswine was resting in some hot springs.

In A Claim to Flame!, a Trainer's Piloswine battled in a qualifying match for the Silver Conference.

In Pichu Bros. in Party Panic, the Pichu Brothers disguised themselves as a Piloswine while being pursued by a Houndour. However, the Houndour wasn't easily fooled and eventually dismantled the disguise.

A Piloswine appeared in a fantasy in Pinch Healing!.

A Piloswine appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP104 Piloswine Dawn's Pokédex Piloswine, the Swine Pokémon and the evolved form of Swinub. Piloswine's entire body is covered with fur, which makes it hard to see, so it uses its nose to sense its environment instead.

In the manga

Piloswine in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Piloswine Whine, Carl used a Piloswine's sheer power to devastate Ecruteak City with an Earthquake. However, Silver defeated it easily with Gold's Politoed.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Piloswine was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Piloswine appeared in To and Fro with Froslass.

In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga

A Piloswine appeared in ABM03.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Pryce's Piloswine

Pryce's Piloswine appeared in Ice World.

In the TCG

Main article: Piloswine (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#192
Gold Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
Silver If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
Crystal Although its legs are short, its rugged hooves prevent it from slipping, even on icy ground.
Stadium 2 Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Piloswine is covered by a thick coat of long hair that enables it to endure the freezing cold. This Pokémon uses its tusks to dig up food that has been buried under ice.
Sapphire
Emerald A Piloswine is covered by a thick coat of long hair for enduring freezing cold. It uses its tusks to dig up food that has been buried under ice.
FireRed If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
LeafGreen Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #204
Johto
#196
Diamond Its shaggy coat makes it unable to see. It checks surroundings with its sensitive nose instead.
Pearl
Platinum Covered by a shaggy coat, it is strong against the cold. Its tusks of ice thicken when it snows.
HeartGold Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
SoulSilver If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #259
Black Covered by a shaggy coat, it is strong against the cold. Its tusks of ice thicken when it snows.
White
Black 2 With its excellent sense of smell, it's even able to find mushrooms that are buried under frozen ground.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #077
Hoenn
#—
X Although its legs are short, its rugged hooves prevent it from slipping, even on icy ground.
Y Because the long hair all over its body obscures its sight, it just keeps charging repeatedly.
Omega Ruby Piloswine is covered by a thick coat of long hair that enables it to endure the freezing cold. This Pokémon uses its tusks to dig up food that has been buried under ice.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#076
Sword If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
Shield Although its legs are short, its rugged hooves prevent it from slipping, even on icy ground.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Swinub
Crystal
Evolve Swinub
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Swinub
Colosseum
The Under Subway (Shadow)
XD
Evolve Swinub
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Swinub
Platinum
Route 217 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Swinub
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Giant Chasm
Generation VI
X Y
Frost Cavern, Friend Safari (Ice)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Swinub
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Swinub
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 6, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Swinub
Ranger
Panula Cave, Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Blizzard Island (1F-20F), Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Crysta Cave, Hia Valley
PokéPark Wii
Iceberg Zone
Ranger: GS
Layuda Island, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Glacier: Frozen Tundra
MD GTI
Glacial Underpass (B1-B9), Eastern Savanna (1F-14F), Glacier Palace (1F-13F), Grove of Whispers (1F-9F), Silent Tundra (Uncharted Road), Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Frenzy Square: Race against the Clock, Chill Battle: Fever!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Fr
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 295
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Aurora Ice Field (All Areas, Entrance Boss)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum Soft Sand Soft Sand (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
450
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
1/2
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
12/15 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
Evo.Evo. Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
011 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Flail Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
1515 Ice Shard Ice Physical 04040 100100% 30
2020 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
2525 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3030 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 09595% 15
3737 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
4444 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
5151 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5858 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
6565 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piloswine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piloswine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM51Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM51 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM64Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM67Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR39Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR94Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piloswine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piloswine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PiloswineMamoswine Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
MeowthPersianMeowthPersianGrowlitheArcanine
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonMawileElectrikeManectric
StunkySkuntankHippopotasHippowdonDarumakaDarmanitan
DarumakaDarmanitanLittenTorracatIncineroarSkwovet
GreedentYamperBoltundMorpeko
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Torkoal Curse Ghost Status —% 10
EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreon
LeafeonGlaceonSylveonZigzagoonLinooneZigzagoon
LinooneObstagoonHippopotasHippowdonStuffulBewear
PassimianScorbunnyRabootCinderaceWoolooDubwool
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
DiglettDugtrioDiglettDugtrioHippopotasHippowdon
DrilburExcadrill
Fissure Ground Physical 30% 5
GlaceonEiscue Freeze-Dry Ice Special 70 100% 20
DarmanitanBeartic Icicle Crash Ice Physical 85 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Piloswine in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Piloswine in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piloswine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piloswine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piloswine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piloswine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Piloswine
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Piloswine
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Sheer Cold Piloswine (EX Team Rocket Returns 13)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani221.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Frigid Cavern
Phrases
51%-100% HP Is there an enemy in front? I can't see what lies ahead of me...
26%-50% HP My health is down by half already.
1%-25% HP I'm run-down... I couldn't charge if I wanted...
Level up Leveled up! But I still can't see to the front...
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 221.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Ice PA.png
Ice
Field move: Tackle fm.pngTackle fm.pngTackle fm.png
(Tackle ×3)
Loops: 7 Min. exp.: 70 Max. exp.: 80
Browser entry R-173
With incredible speed, Piloswine charges anyone it notices. Be wary around it.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Ice PA.png
Ice
Field move: Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Browser entry R-201
It breathes powdered snow to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-281/N-133
It triggers tremors to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW221.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Piloswine is a good friend of Mamoswine's. They hang out in the Iceberg Zone. Piloswine really likes to play Empoleon's Snow Slide.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ice
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT221.png

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

#414
Shuffle221.png

Stabilize
Sometimes erases one of the foe's disruptions on the board.


Pokémon GO
GO221.png Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 181 Base Defense: 138
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Swinub Candy 100 + Sinnoh Stone1
Fast Attacks: Ice Shard, Powder Snow
Charged Attacks: Avalanche, Bulldoze, Stone Edge

Evolution

220Swinub.png
Unevolved
Swinub
 Ice  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 33
221Piloswine.png
First evolution
Piloswine
 Ice  Ground 
Rare Candy + TM Rock VI
Level up
knowing Ancient Power
473Mamoswine.png
Second evolution
Mamoswine
 Ice  Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 221.png Spr b 2g 221.png Spr 2s 221.png Spr b 2g 221.png Spr 2c 221.png Spr b 2c 221.png
Spr 2g 221 s.png Spr b 2g 221 s.png Spr 2s 221 s.png Spr b 2g 221 s.png Spr 2c 221 s.png Spr b 2g 221 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 221.png Spr b 3r 221.png Spr 3e 221.png Spr b 3r 221.png Spr 3r 221.png Spr b 3r 221.png
Spr 3r 221 s.png Spr b 3r 221 s.png Spr 3e 221 s.png Spr b 3r 221 s.png Spr 3r 221 s.png Spr b 3r 221 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
221MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Piloswine images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Piloswine's size and appearance seem to be based on a combination of a wild boar and a domestic yak, whose mountainous habitat echoes that of the Ice Path in northern Johto. It also shares traits with mammoths and mastodons.

Name origin

Piloswine is a combination of pilose (to be covered in distinct hairs) and swine. It might invoke "pile o' swine", due to its tall and shaggy form. It may also come from the word "Pil" (Elephant in Hebrew).

Inomoo may be a combination of 猪 inoshishi (boar) and ブーブー bū bū (an onomatopoeia for oinking).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese イノムー Inomoo From inoshishi and ブーブー būbū
France Flag.png French Cochignon From cochon and chignon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Piloswine Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Keifel From Keiler, Fell and possibly keifen
Italy Flag.png Italian Piloswine Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메꾸리 Mekkuri Possibly from 멧돼지 met-dwaeji and 꿀꿀 kkulkkul
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 長毛豬 / 长毛猪 Chángmáozhū From 長毛 hángmáo, 長毛象 cháng​máo​xiàng, and zhū


Related articles

External links


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#222: Corsola Corsola
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