Piloswine (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Piloswine (disambiguation).
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
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Weight
123.0 lbs. 55.8 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
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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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.

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, hooved 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
 
Piloswine wearing a sled

Major appearances

Pryce's Piloswine

Pryce's Piloswine first appeared in As Cold as Pryce, thus 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 debuted in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, where it was one of the Pokémon captured in a Pokémon poacher's cage at the start of the movie.

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

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!

A Piloswine appeared in ABM03.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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
Galar
Crown Tundra #008
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
Dusty Bowl, East Lake Axewell, Rolling Fields (Wanderer)
Dusty Bowl, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Slippery Slope, Roaring-Sea Caves
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Garchomp Sea, Rowlet Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Arceus Sea, Greninja Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal


Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Colosseum   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
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
Evo.Evo. Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 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 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49  TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM51  TM51 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM64  TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM67  TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR17  TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR67  TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR75  TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR94  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 
    Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
 
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
  Curse Ghost Status —% 10
      
      
      
      
  
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
      
  
Fissure Ground Physical 30% 5
   Freeze-Dry Ice Special 70 100% 20
    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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100}}100% 25
II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Mud Bomb × Ground Special 06565 085}}85% 10
II III IV V VI VII Mud Sport × Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Odor Sleuth × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
II III IV V VI VII Peck Flying Physical 03535 100}}100% 35
II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

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

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:  
Ice
Field move:    
(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
Field move:  
(Tackle ×3)
Browser entry R-201
It breathes powdered snow to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Ground
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Ground
Field move:
(past)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-281/N-133
It triggers tremors to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.22 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  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: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ice
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#414
 

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


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 181 Base Defense: 138
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   100 +  1
Fast Attacks: Ice Shard, Powder Snow
Charged Attacks: Avalanche, Bulldoze, Stone Edge

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Swinub
 Ice  Ground 
 
Level 33
 
First evolution
Piloswine
 Ice  Ground 
  +  
Level up
knowing Ancient Power
 
Second evolution
Mamoswine
 Ice  Ground 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
   
HOME
   
   
  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
  Japanese イノムー Inomoo From inoshishi and ブーブー būbū
  French Cochignon From cochon and chignon
  Spanish Piloswine Same as English name
  German Keifel From Keiler, Fell and possibly keifen
  Italian Piloswine Same as English name
  Korean 메꾸리 Mekkuri Possibly from 멧돼지 met-dwaeji and 꿀꿀 kkulkkul
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 長毛豬 / 长毛猪 Chángmáozhū From 長毛 hángmáo, 長毛象 chángmáoxiàng, and zhū


Related articles

External links


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