Swinub (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 Swinub (disambiguation).
Swinub
Pig Pokémon
ウリムー
Urimoo
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Swinub



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
225 (39.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'04" 0.4 m
Swinub
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
14.3 lbs. 6.5 kg
Swinub
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
78
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
50
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Swinub
0
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
Footprint
F220.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Swinub (Japanese: ウリムー Urimoo) is a dual-type Ice/Ground Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves into Piloswine starting at level 33, which evolves into Mamoswine when leveled up while knowing Ancient Power.

Biology

Swinub is a small porcine Pokémon. Living in frigid temperatures, Swinub is covered in dense, brown, striped hair to keep it warm. The hair is so shaggy that it often covers its tuft-like small legs, making it appear like a legless lump. Swinub's eyes appear as if they are perpetually closed. Swinub uses its pink, pig-like nose to dig through mud and snow, looking for anything edible. Occasionally, it will come across hot springs while scouring the ground. Its favorite food is a type of mushroom that grows beneath dead grass, though it also eats Berries. When a Swinub finds an attractive smell, it will run desperately to find out the source of the aroma. It inhabits cold places, such as icy caves, mountainous regions, and frozen tundra.

In the anime

 
Swinub in the anime
 
Shiny Swinub in the anime
 
A Swinub Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Dawn's Swinub

In Hungry for the Good Life!, Dawn caught a Swinub. It evolved into a Piloswine in Sleepless in Pre-Battle!, and then into a Mamoswine in A Breed Stampede!.

Other

Three Swinub debuted in Spring Fever. Nicknamed "Sue", "Ein", and "Ub", they were used by Peggy and her father to sniff out places to dig for hot springs.

In Pinch Healing, a Swinub was being babysat by a Poké-Sitter named Matt. At the Pokémon Center, May was playing with it.

In Hot Springing a Leak!, three Swinub would help Leona at her and her parents' hot spring.

Minor appearances

In the banned episode EP250, the Nurse Joy near the Ice Cave owns a Swinub.

In Entei at Your Own Risk, two Swinub were resting in hot springs.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Swinub to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

A Coordinator's Swinub appeared in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

In Queen of the Serpentine!, a Swinub was one of Lucy's pets.

A Coordinator's Swinub appeared in Harley Rides Again.

A Swinub appeared in Drifloon On the Wind!.

In Battling the Generation Gap!, a Swinub was part of Lila's famous "Tiger Lily Smile".

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

A Swinub appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

A Trainer's Swinub appeared in Adventures in Running Errands!.

A Swinub appeared in a flashback in A Watershed Moment!.

A Trainer's Swinub appeared in A League of His Own!.

Two Trainers' Swinub appeared in The Power of Us.

A Trainer's Swinub appeared in Battling Besties!.

In Raid Battle in The Ruins!, a Shiny Swinub was part of Shane Seeker's Shiny Pokémon collection, as shown in his Pokédex.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP188 Swinub Ash's Pokédex Swinub, the Pig Pokémon. The Swinub has an extremely keen sense of smell, which it usually uses to find food.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP063 Swinub Dawn's Pokédex Swinub, the Pig Pokémon. Swinub love mushrooms that grow under the dead grass, searching for them by smell and often discovering hot springs in the process.

In the manga

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

A Swinub appeared in A Fresh Start.

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

A Swinub appeared in PDP24.

Pokémon Adventures

Pryce owns a Swinub, which is often kept on his lap when he rides his wheelchair (and during battle). When Pryce becomes lost in time, the Swinub is trapped with him. The same Swinub returned along with Pryce at Sinjoh Ruins, and it fought alongside him against Dialga. It first appeared in Savvy Swinub.

In Striking Out Snover, three wild Swinub were near Snowpoint City, some of them being cared by Candice.

A Swinub appeared in To and Fro with Froslass.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS163 Once it smells a nice fragrance, it'll dash towards it.*

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Camper Yuki used a Swinub in a tournament in Let's Fight! The Mini Pokémon Tournament, where it fought Gold's Elekid and lost.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Swinub appeared in GDZ64, where it was caught by a Trainer who was passing by.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Pryce owns a Swinub, which battled Clefairy in Ice World.

In the TCG

Main article: Swinub (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#191
Gold It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Silver If it smells something enticing, it dashes headlong off to find the source of the aroma.
Crystal It uses the tip of its nose to dig for food. Its nose is so tough that even frozen ground poses no problem.
Stadium 2 It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Swinub roots for food by rubbing its snout against the ground. Its favorite food is a mushroom that grows under the cover of dead grass. This Pokémon occasionally roots out hot springs.
Sapphire
Emerald It roots for food by rubbing its snout against the ground. Its favorite food is a mushroom that grows under dried grass. It occasionally roots out hot springs.
FireRed If it smells something enticing, it dashes headlong off to find the source of the aroma.
LeafGreen It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #203
Johto
#195
Diamond It loves eating mushrooms that grow under dead grass. It also finds hot springs while foraging.
Pearl
Platinum It has a very sensitive nose. It can locate mushrooms, berries, and even hot springs buried under ice.
HeartGold It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
SoulSilver If it smells something enticing, it dashes headlong off to find the source of the aroma.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #258
Black It has a very sensitive nose. It can locate mushrooms, berries, and even hot springs buried under ice.
White
Black 2 Rooting the tip of its snout into the ground, it searches for food. Sometimes it even digs up a hot spring.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #076
Hoenn
#—
X It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Y If it smells something enticing, it dashes off headlong to find the source of the aroma.
Omega Ruby Swinub roots for food by rubbing its snout against the ground. Its favorite food is a mushroom that grows under the cover of dead grass. This Pokémon occasionally roots out hot springs.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#075
Galar
Crown Tundra #007
Sword It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Shield If it smells something enticing, it dashes off headlong to find the source of the aroma.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Ice Path
Crystal
Ice PathMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Icefall Cave
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 217 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 217, Acuity Lakefront
HeartGold SoulSilver
Ice Path
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
Icy Mountain Rd.
Generation V
Black White
Breed Piloswine or Mamoswine
Black 2 White 2
Breed Piloswine or Mamoswine
Dream World
Icy Cave
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Piloswine or Mamoswine
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Tapu Village (Island Scan)Mo
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Tapu Village (Island Scan)Mo
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Rolling Fields, Giant's Seat, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Dusty BowlSh
Dusty Bowl, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Slippery Slope


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Mt. Snowfall
Trozei!
SOL Laboratory 3, Endless Level 34, Forever Level 4, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Sinister Woods (1F-3F), Wish Cave (17F-25F)
Ranger
Panula Cave
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
MD Sky
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Final Maze (B1F-B48F)
Ranger: SoA
Crysta Cave
Ranger: GS
Layuda Island, Ice Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Glacier: Frozen Tundra
MD GTI
Mountain Pass (1F-7F), Inflora Forest, Breezy Meadow (1F-8F), Tempting Path (1F-9F), Crags of Lament (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 1Fr
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 291
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Aurora Ice Field (All Areas), Distortion Land: Outermost Snowfield (All Areas)
Picross
Area 22: Stage 04
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Garchomp Sea, Rowlet Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Arceus Sea, Greninja Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Shiver Snowfields


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Whirlwind Swinub English United States 5 December 20 to 26, 2002

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Pokémon XD   NeverMeltIce (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen   Aspear Berry (50%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
250
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
3/3 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/16 ★★


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 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
055 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 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
3535 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
4040 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4545 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5050 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swinub
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swinub
  • 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 
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
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
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
TR76  TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swinub
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swinub
  • 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 Swinub 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 Swinub in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Swinub
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swinub
  • 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 Swinub
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swinub
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor 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 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 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 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 Swinub
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Swinub
  • × 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

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10.9%
Friend Area: Frigid Cavern
Phrases
51%-100% HP Mmm... I smell something nice... It fills me with happiness!
26%-50% HP My HP's half gone already...
1%-25% HP I'm done... I can't distinguish aromas anymore...
Level up Oh, yes! I leveled up! It fills me with happiness!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:  
Ice
Field move:  
(Tackle ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 25 Max. exp.: 29
Browser entry R-172
Swinub might appear cute, but it charges the unwary at wicked speed.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:  
Ice
Field move:  
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-200
It breathes powdered snow and rams to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Ground
Field move:
(present)
 
(Tackle ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Ground
Field move:
(past)
 
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-280/N-132
It triggers tremors to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 64 Base Defense: 43 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ice
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ice
  Attack Power: 30 - 85   5

#413
 

Rock Break
Destroys one breakable-rock disruption without fail.


Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 137 Base Attack: 90 Base Defense: 69
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   25
Fast Attacks: Tackle, Powder Snow
Charged Attacks: Icy Wind, Body Slam, Rock Slide
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #161
Swinub have an excellent sense of smell, which helps them find things buried in the snow. Whenever they go somewhere dangerous, Mamoswine are sure to go with them.

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 Swinub images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

 
Swinub's eyes in Pokémon Adventures
  • Swinub is tied with Snom for the lowest base Special Defense stat of all Ice-type Pokémon.
  • The only time that Swinub's eyes have been seen open was during the battle between Pryce and Erika in the Round Bringing up Bellossom from Pokémon Adventures, when Pryce ordered his to dodge Erika's Skiploom's attack.
  • Swinub is one of the few Pokémon with the same sprite in both Gold and Silver.
  • Swinub is the only Pokémon that can be resistant to damage from all types of weather effects, including Shadow Sky, without the aid of an Ability.
  • In HeartGold and SoulSilver coding, it is revealed that Swinub has Mud Shot listed as a "new HGSS" Egg move, but it could already learn this move by breeding since Generation III.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Swinub and its evolutions.
    • Swinub and its evolutions are also the only Pokémon weak to the types of all three starter Pokémon.

Origin

Swinub's size and appearance seem to be based on a mix of a Peruvian guinea pig and a wild boar piglet. It may also be based on wordplay of the groundhog. Both are similar in characteristics and behavior, while "Ground hog" describes Swinub's type and species quite well. Swinub also resembles the Marsupial mole.

Name origin

Swinub is a combination of swine and nub (referring to its lump-like nose) or cub, a young animal.

Urimoo may be a combination of 瓜坊 uribō (a wild boar piglet) and ブーブー bū bū (an onomatopoeia for oinking).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ウリムー Urimoo From 瓜坊 uribō and ブーブー būbū
  French Marcacrin From marcassin and crin
  Spanish Swinub Same as English name
  German Quiekel From quieken and Ferkel
  Italian Swinub Same as English name
  Korean 꾸꾸리 Kkukkuri From 꿀꿀 kkulkkul
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 小山豬 / 小山猪 Xiǎoshānzhū From xiǎo and 山豬 shānzhū


Related articles

External links


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